29 December 2012

Kenya: Trust Me to Put My Money On the Gunners Tonight

Manchester United Vs West Brom Today 6pm

My Prediction: The Red Devils....2 West Brom....2

West Bromwich Albion are having their best season in a long time but slowly by slowly the pretenders are being exposed.

This season they've been going through periods of great results and then they lose like two in a row. They haven't lost in their last three macthes but then they lost the two before that.

They are brilliant spoilers though and I'll be hoping they at least do a Swansea today. Even though Man United haven't lost a league game in about five weeks when they lost 1-0 to Norwich, they are beateable. The fact that you can go ahead of them and frustrate Sir Alex Ferguson, means they can be stopped.

Swansea did a pretty good job last week of stopping the Red Devils from taking maximum points off them and West Brom are having a much better season than Swansea. I'm banking on another draw.

Arsenal Vs Newcastle Today 8:30pm

My Prediction: The Gunners....3 The Magpies....1

The 1st of December - that was when Arsenal last lost a league match. That only means three games in a row without a loss.

People keep asking whether Arsenal are back but I'll only believe it when we have consistent good performances in all competitions.

Newcastle put up a good fight against Man United on Wednesday but their defence couldn't hold on. If our front-men like Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski are on point today then we're cool.

The good news is that Tomas Rosicky is fit and he always adds spice to the Gunners side. Olivier Giroud should play as well but he's yet to really show us how he became Ligue 1's top scorer last season.

I'm hoping Demba Ba's love for Arsenal will confuse the poor Senegalese man such that he scores for the wrong side. Just kidding. This will be tough.

Everton Vs Chelsea Sunday 4:30pm

My Prediction: The Toffees...2 The Blues....1

Everton have gone seven games unbeaten and that includes ties against Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal. No wonder they are knocking on the door on the top four.

I highly respect David Moyes and today will be a true test of his character. Chelsea scored eight against Aston Villa last week and then only managed one against Norwich.

But I guess three points is what everyone is looking for. Chelsea recovered fast from missing out on the Club World title and even though the league title is looking far away, they would still want a top four position; especially since they missed out on one last season.

Interesting tie here given that both teams are on a good run and both teams have great squads. Everton, in my view have the smarter manager.

QPR vs Liverpool Sunday 7pm

My Preciction: QPR....2 The Reds...1

Harry Redknapp had a good start at Queens Park Rangers but things aren't going his way anymore. A loss to Newcastle and then Wednesday's controversial loss to West Brom has Harry fuming at refereeing standards in the league.

QPR have probably been bottom of the standings since the league started but if Harry's opening results were anything to go by, they could have been on their way out of the relegation zone.

They play a Liverpool side who I have totally given up on. From a 4-0 victory over Fulham to a 3-1 loss to Stoke. And y'all thought Arsenal were inconsistent. Harry could be lucky tomorrow against a Brendan Rodgers who appears to be guessing his way through the league.

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