Premier League predictions: Week 2

Ollie Irish

25th, August 2006

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Saturday

Liverpool v West Ham (12.45pm) After a so-so performance at Bramall Lane, I expect Liverpool to get their campaign going with a narrow win. 2:1
Charlton v Bolton
(3pm) No points yet for Charlton but I think they’ll scrape a point against one of the toughest teams in the league. 1:1
Fulham v Sheffield Utd
(3pm) Jimmy Bullard’s late penalty mid-week against Bolton will have given Fulham much-needed confidence and I can see them picking up their first three points of the season here. 2:1
Tottenham v Everton
(3pm) Spurs will have too much firepower (Berbatov, Keane, Defoe) for David Moyes’ men. 2:0
Watford v Man Utd
(3pm) Man Yoo are the Prem’s form team so far and Watford won’t stop them picking up their third win in three matches. 1:3
Wigan v Reading
(3pm) No better fixture for Wigan to get their first win of the season. 3:0
Man City v Arsenal
(5.15pm) Will Ben Thatcher play for City? Who cares. Have to go for Arsenal – City have looked v poor so far. 1:2
Sunday
Aston Villa v Newcastle
(2pm) Classic English league fixture, so I’ll predict a classic English league result, the score-draw. 1-1
Blackburn v Chelsea
(4pm) The last place you want to go after a confidence-shaking defeat is Ewood Park. This will be tough for the champions, but they should get a point. 1:1
Monday
Middlesbrough v Portsmouth
(8pm) Complacency and over-confidence will be Boro’s biggest enemies. Pompey won’t be too great away from home this season though. 2:1