The Premier League is back this week with a very difficult series of games to predict. The centre piece is of course the clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. What a game we have in prospect there and a game that could have huge significance on the destiny of the Premiership title.
As I said some serious games on offer over the weekend in a league which has already produced some very surprising results. I can see that continuing in a league which you can’t take your eyes off.
Hull v Newcastle
The early kick off this week in the League and hard to believe that this was the fixture last season where one Alan Pardew decided to take things in hand ” head on”. The infamous head butt yes. Alan Pardew is now gone off to Palace and John Carver has been handed the job until the end of the season. It loos all ends up as a temporary fix. Pardew has gone to Palace and has won four games in a row. In the same period Newcastle have only gotten one draw. Hardly inspirational.
Hull are in 18th spot with 19 games and they are staring down the barrel of relegation unless Steve Bruce can work some magic. Most of the other strugglers will visit Hull before the end of the season so they will have their chances.
Newcastle have only had one win in their last seven visits to Hull but this is a Hull side who have only had one win in their last 12 home games and they have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 games.
Newcastle have gone ten games without a clean sheet. It’s a hard one to call. A part of me thinks Hull might just take all three points but I think I’ll stay safe and go for a draw.
Crystal Palace v Everton
Crystal are on a real roll. Four wins on the trot under new boss Alan Pardew and that includes two wins in the Premier League. Palace have all the momentum and Everton come into the game more in hope than expectation. Only one win in their last 13 games in all competitions says it all and Everton are slipping close to relegation waters.
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