Charlie Nicholas returns for his newest spherical of predictions forward of an enormous weekend of Premier League motion, together with Sheffield United vs West Ham on Friday Evening Soccer and Tottenham vs Liverpool on Saturday Evening Soccer.
Sheffield United vs West Ham – Friday Evening Soccer, stay from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Premier League, kick-off 8pm
It has been an honest begin for David Moyes at West ham. They did not play effectively at Gillingham however received the job finished. Six weeks in the past they’d have misplaced and been knocked out of the FA Cup. They’ve stored two clear sheets, which Moyes works exhausting at, however he won’t be obsessed by that.
Sheffield United received a actuality test in opposition to the perfect two groups, on their day, in Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis. It’s going to have introduced them down, however you could possibly see with a slender win over Fylde within the FA Cup that it’s going to bolster them, simply getting the outcome basically. Though, in the event that they go on a run the place they solely decide up one level from 12, you begin to surprise what occurred.
Sheff Utd vs West Ham
January 10, 2020, 7:00pm
West Ham will squeeze and play extra again to entrance. They received a bit extra from Felipe Anderson. Sebastien Haller will proceed to play I feel, and West Ham will get one thing.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Tottenham vs Liverpool – Saturday Evening Soccer, stay from 5pm on Sky Sports activities Premier League, kick-off 5.30pm
It’s a cracking recreation. Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko are out. Jose Mourinho by no means makes accidents an excuse, however he is aware of they’re in a battle with the accidents, which he has come out and mentioned. That seems like an excuse! Liverpool are rolling alongside like a phenomenal prepare.
Each participant is prospering, however not everyone seems to be enjoying brilliantly. Jurgen Klopp was spot on when he mentioned they might enhance. If the entrance three hit type on the similar time they’ll blow groups away.
Tottenham vs Liverpool
January 11, 2020, 5:00pm
However Jose has all the time been the supervisor who will get a outcome from this type of recreation. He’ll block the huge areas and can spotlight the place the actual risks lie. He might play Lucas Moura down the center and Heung-Min Son out the left, and take a look at to usher in gamers to counter-attack and block the trail of the full-backs.
It won’t cease the title march; it could deflect it for some time however I feel Liverpool might be proud of some extent from this. Will probably be an away efficiency from Tottenham on this one, however it’s the solely manner you possibly can cease them.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (13/2 with Sky Bet)
Bournemouth vs Watford – Tremendous Sunday, stay from 1pm on Sky Sports activities Premier League, kick-off 2pm
It’s an attention-grabbing recreation, due to the league scenario. It includes two of the underside three, and a win is gigantic for both aspect. For my part, it should get one in every of them out of the underside three.
Watford are knocking on the door with a little bit of perception and type. Bournemouth are actually struggling although. Eddie Howe has not discovered an answer but, which he usually does.
B’mouth vs Watford
January 12, 2020, 1:00pm
He has needed to abandon his steadiness to attain targets. That is what made Callum Wilson an curiosity of Chelsea, and made Bournemouth an actual risk going ahead with the likes of Ryan Fraser and Josh King.
They’ve misplaced their course in that manner, so he may go extra on the entrance foot on this event. Watford will play a structured, counter-attacking type of recreation with a little bit of physicality, however Bournemouth will nick it.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
Aston Villa vs Manchester Metropolis – Tremendous Sunday, stay from 4pm on Sky Sports activities Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm
I do not see any actual points for Manchester Metropolis on this one. They had been robust at Outdated Trafford, and that was with out Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero within the beginning line-up. The one situation I’ve, I’m not saying he’s enjoying badly, is with Raheem Sterling, and he appears a bit of out of types together with his contact.
Simply watching him, he might have had a hat-trick in opposition to Man Utd. Somebody goes to take a thumping and get harm quickly, and I’ve a sense it will be this weekend for Aston Villa. They might be again within the groove – Aymeric Laporte is again in coaching and Sergio Aguero is match and prepared, so they’re beginning to appear like they’ll kick on.
A Villa vs Man Metropolis
January 12, 2020, 4:00pm
We’re into the brand new yr now and Metropolis will wish to shut the hole in addition to progressing within the Champions League. Kevin De Bruyne has been up there with Sadio Mane this marketing campaign. What a participant he has been. I feel Villa be on the mistaken finish of a hiding.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 0-5 (16/1 with Sky Bet)
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Saturday, 12.30pm
It’s a powerful transition for Arsenal for the time being. There’s a heartbeat within the crew, and positively extra togetherness than what there was. It has an extended strategy to go earlier than it’s fastened, however they’re grafting away for Mikel Arteta.
He’s working them tougher at this stage of the season, bodily, than what they want, however they had been a lazy crew. They did not perceive what teamwork was, and due to that, Arteta has mentioned they wanted to work tougher on the fundamentals.
They haven’t received their mojo again, however there was a few clear sheets, albeit lucky ones, however he’s getting a response. Crystal Palace are a greater crew away from residence, so they are going to be pleased to knock it again to entrance. Wilfried Zaha is getting tipped as much as transfer as soon as extra – would that disturb them? It did final time, and I hope it does once more. I’m anticipating Arsenal to squeeze and trigger quite a lot of hassle for Palace.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-2 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Chelsea vs Burnley – Saturday, 3pm
It’s one other one of many awkward Chelsea residence video games the place they discover it exhausting to interrupt them down. More often than not, Burnley have been precisely that, however I don’t see the resolve that was as soon as there. I can see the frustration in Sean Dyche for the time being. He wish to change it on the again however is restricted with selections. They’ve been good over time however there’s a lull for the time being.
Chelsea need to show one thing. They’ve had a bit of relaxation which could do them some good. Burnley are in a combat for the time being and with the best way the desk sits, they nonetheless have fairly a bit of labor to do.
If the entrance pair do not rating, they will not rating from anyplace else. That appears to be lacking within the Premier League, and is why they’re sitting 4 factors above the drop zone. I do not recall Burnley ever conceding so many targets.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
Charlie is aware of greatest?
A hefty 42.1 per cent of Tremendous 6 gamers have predicted the identical scoreline as Charlie Nicholas (2-0), once they have beforehand struggled at residence in opposition to the extra awkward groups. Will you go in opposition to the grain, with £250okay at stake? Play for free here.
Everton vs Brighton – Saturday, 3pm
In all honesty, Everton’s recreation in opposition to Liverpool was like Leeds in opposition to Arsenal. Everton ought to have been three up they usually fell aside within the second half. This was as a consequence of an absence of need and spirit at Anfield. They caved in, and Duncan Ferguson would have hounded them if he was nonetheless in cost.
It was fairly embarrassing to be overwhelmed by the aspect that Liverpool put out. Carlo Ancelotti would have had stern phrases, however if you have a look at what Everton have gotten, the steadiness just isn’t proper. They play an attacking midfield – Theo Walcott has been enjoying higher, Richarlison is a risk and scores targets, so I get that aspect of it.
Is the steadiness on the again proper? I do not suppose it’s. Brighton wish to get on the ball, and once more, in addition to they’ve performed, they’re the identical as Burnley, simply 4 factors above the drop. They’re one level behind Everton, however Ancelotti wants a response and that’s the solely motive I’m going for them to win.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Everton to edge Brighton?
Though 31.2 per cent are backing 2-1 like Charlie, over 45 per cent of Tremendous 6 gamers consider Everton will win and preserve a clear sheet in opposition to Brighton. What rating will take your fancy with £250okay up for grabs? Play for free.
Leicester vs Southampton – Saturday, 3pm
Southampton are a lot improved. They have themselves a bit of hole and in some way sit in 12th presently. Leicester have been taking the setbacks however responded with first rate wins at West Ham and Newcastle contemplating the circumstances. There could also be some hassle surrounding the health of Jamie Vardy however he ought to be OK.
All the speak concerning James Maddison has been suggesting that different golf equipment are in for him, however they haven’t been speaking about his recreation as such. He struggled in opposition to Liverpool. I’m not dismissing them each, as a result of once they play effectively, Leicester play very well. Southampton are harmful away from residence they usually have the assumption again once more.
Danny Ings was in all probability the Participant of the Month in December. It’s exhausting to throw him in when you have got a number of the gamers from the massive groups in and round, however he has 13 targets for the marketing campaign. Nathan Redmond has discovered some type on prime of that. I’m tipping Leicester to edge it, however I do suppose Southampton are on the flip.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)
Manchester United vs Norwich – Saturday, 3pm
I’ve a sense this can be the sport I get on the weekend. Usually this is able to be the banker of the weekend. I really feel Manchester United will win, however after seeing how poor they had been in opposition to Arsenal, Wolves, after which the embarrassingly stunning efficiency in opposition to Manchester Metropolis, it will likely be a close-run conflict.
Anthony Martial is again, Jesse Lingard received a recreation underneath his belt, and Marcus Rashford scored once more. Simply with the presence in assault, United will win, however this isn’t going to be as simple as what you may suppose.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer particularly, though I credit score him for the best way he handles conditions concerning media and what not, if he does not get the outcomes he’s out anyway, so he accepts the place he’s in. They are going to recover from the road however on the again, United are poor additionally which implies Teemu Pukki or Todd Cantwell might rating.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)
To dare is to do?
Manchester United had been embarrassed by Manchester Metropolis within the Carabao Cup, and it has been mirrored within the choice percentages. One in 10 Tremendous 6 entrants are backing a draw at Outdated Trafford, and extra strain to be heaped on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Play here for free.
Wolves vs Newcastle – Saturday, 3pm
I’ve been singing the praises of Newcastle however now they’ve hit a brick wall. Steve Bruce wants a few loans however I do not suppose he’ll get the cash for a purchase order, until they promote a participant to earn it.
They’ve a couple of accidents too so they’re struggling. I do not know who they are going to be concentrating on however they want gamers in, as they’re in however of a free fall scenario for the time being. Wolves will not be overly glamorous however they’re sitting in seventh, six factors off the Champions League locations, so they’ll wish to get the job finished and get away from it.
Nonetheless, it’s most of these video games that Wolves battle with, and I feel they’ll battle as soon as extra. They’ve performed a large quantity of video games – typically you get a relaxation however it’s a psychological fatigue as a lot as a bodily fatigue, so they might come unstuck right here.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (13/2 with Sky Bet)
Wolves to be ruthless?
Though Charlie has backed either side to share the spoils, 81 per cent are backing a house win at Molineux, as Wolves look to propel themselves to a Champions League spot. With £250k on the line, what score will you predict?
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