Premier League Predictions Week 5 vs Mitch Clarke

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Premier League predictions returns after the international break, which means you’ve all been left dying to know how me and my dad got on in week four (unless you follow me on Twitter: @IFNSBlog)! Well, the results from that weekend that seems so long ago are Olly 7-4 My Dad. That’s my, or anyone else’s, highest score of the season so far, whilst for someone who isn’t a huge football, my dad certainly didn’t disgrace himself. I got five correct results and one correct score and he guessed four correct results. Maybe, he will make another appearance later on in the campaign to try and better that score! So here’s what the table looks like:

  1. Tom Malley – 6
  2. Olly (average) – 6
  3. Felipe Alviar-Baquero – 5
  4. My Dad – 4
  5. Benjamin Wills – 3
  • Olly’s Total = 23
  • Guests’ Total = 18

On to this week, when my guest challenger is YouTuber Mitch Clarke. Mitch is a Manchester United fan, and uploads football-related videos, including vlogs and FIFA content. Last season he went to the Capital One Cup final, FA Cup final, Europa League final and Champions League final, even though his team weren’t in any of them. Now that is some dedication! No pressure Mitch, but it sounds like you could be the toughest opponent yet! Here are our predictions:

Everton vs Chelsea -Saturday 12:45pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-2
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 3-1

Chelsea won 6-3 at Everton in last season’s corresponding fixture. Only six games in Premier League history have produced more goals.

Arsenal vs Stoke City – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Final Score: 2-0

If Arsenal are unable to score against Stoke it will be the first time in the club’s history that they have failed to score in their opening three top-flight home games.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-2
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 1-3
  • Final Score: 0-1

Manchester City have not conceded a goal in their last five league games. A sixth successive clean sheet on Saturday would set a new club record.

Norwich City vs Bournemouth – Saturday 3pm

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  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-1
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 1-2
  • Final Score: 3-1

A league-high five of the six Premier League goals that Bournemouth have conceded this season have come from dead-ball situations (two penalties, two from corners and one from a throw).

Watford vs Swansea City – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-2
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 2-2
  • Final Score: 1-0

Watford have yet to score a goal at home this season and have not had a shot on target in their last two league matches. Swansea remain unbeaten in 2015-16.

West Bromwich Albion vs Southampton – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-2
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 1-0
  • Final Score: 0-0

Southampton have managed just one goal in their five Premier League games away to West Brom – a penalty scored in 2013 by Rickie Lambert, who has since joined the Baggies.

Manchester United vs Liverpool – Saturday 5:30pm

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  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-2
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Final Score: 3-1

There hasn’t been a draw between these sides at Old Trafford since March 2000 – they’ve had 17 meetings since in all competitions.

Sunderland vs Tottenham Hotspur – Sunday 1:30pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 1-3
  • Final Score: 0-1

Sunderland have conceded a league-high 10 goals this season. However, the Black Cats have scored twice as many league goals as Tottenham: six to Spurs’ three.

Leicester City vs Aston Villa – Sunday 4pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-1
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 3-2
  • Final Score: 3-2

Leicester have scored 37 Premier League goals in 2015. Prior to the latest round of matches, only Manchester City (52), Arsenal (40) and Chelsea (38) had netted more.

West Ham United vs Newcastle – Monday 8pm

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  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-1
  • Mitch’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 2-0

Newcastle have been shown nine red cards since the start of last season in the league, more than any other Premier League side. West Ham have been shown six red cards in 10 games in all competitions this season, double the number they received in 2014-15.

I’ll share the results on Twitter after the weekend’s fixtures and also include them in next week’s Premier League predictions. If you want to take part or share your predictions, just leave a comment below! 

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