By Benjamin Leo
25th November 2016 at 2:10pm

The English Premier League comes back around again this weekend with another plethora of tight clashes certain to make you question your betting selections!

We have enlisted the help of former Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Premier League legend Daniel Gabbidon to help us predict the results for each week’s games for the entire season.

Gabs is seeking a hat-trick of victories this weekend but faces competition from @joelovelace13.


Burnley v Manchester City

It’s a tough one for Burnley even though their home form has been good this season. But they’re coming off the back of a butchering from West Brom  and you wonder if their bubble has burst a bit? Are they feeling the pace of the Premier League now? City have also been up and down as well. You’re never totally sure what you’re going to get from them, what formation, what personnel, especially off the back of a European game but you’d think they’d have enough quality to get the job done. They were the only team last weekend out of the top three or four who won so I think they’ll go there and win.

@Gabbidon35 – 0-3

@joelovelace13 – 1-3

Hull v West Brom

Looking at West Brom, they’ll think they can go and pick up another three points against a Hull side that really suffered last weekend. The Baggies are on a good run at the moment and are always difficult to play against. Hull probably thought they could get something from their big game last week, so to lose against a fellow struggling side is a big blow to the confidence. It’ll be tough for Hull even though they’re at home, so I think West Brom will win.

@Gabbidon35 – 0-1

@joelovelace13 – 1-2

Leicester v Middlesbrough

Leicester qualified for the next stage of the Champions League this week but their Premier League form is something to think about. I thought they’d have beaten Watford last time out but they didn’t. As for Boro, they lost to Chelsea last weekend which is always a difficult match. They don’t score too many goals but they’ve not been bad defensively either. I think they just lack that cutting edge though. Mahrez and Vardy aren’t linking up for Leicester like they did last season so I think it’ll be a draw.

@Gabbidon35 – 1-1

@joelovelace13 – 2-2

Liverpool v Sunderland

Sunderland have back-to-back wins but this will be a tall order. Liverpool getting a point at Southampton will be looking to get back to winning ways and could be too much for Sunderland’s defence, which has been woeful this season. Clean sheets have been a problem and I don’t see them containing Liverpool’s attacking threat.

@Gabbidon35 – 3-0

@joelovelace13 – 3-1

Swansea v Crystal Palace

This is a massive game for both teams. Swansea had a good draw against Everton away from home last weekend and I don’t think a lot of people saw them getting anything from it, so it’ll give them loads of confidence. As for Palace, they’re in freefall. They’ve lost five in a row and haven’t kept a clean sheet all season. Swansea will be looking at them and fancying their chances at home to pick up 3 points.  There are rumours that Pardew could go if he doesn’t get anything from the game so I have a feeling they’ll nick something here. When Pardew needs a win to save his job he normally gets it. I think they’ll be well up for it. Palace to win.

@Gabbidon35 – 1-2

@joelovelace13 1-2


Chelsea v Tottenham

Chelsea are flying. Six wins and six clean sheets on the  bounce makes them look formidable. I can’t see who can beat them at the moment. Tottenham are still unbeaten but not playing well at all. They’ve been drawing a lot and now have a few injuries, although Kane is back and scoring but they’re not quite firing on all cylinders. They are still difficult to beat though so it’s a tough game to call. Tottenham might rise to the occasion and return to three at the back, like they did against Arsenal.

@Gabbidon35 – 0-0

@joelovelace13 – 2-1

Watford v Stoke

Watford had a good win last weekend but you never know what you’re going to get with them. They’re up and down from one week to the next. Stoke were on a good run but then lost at home to Bournemouth last weekend. In Watford and Stoke you have two evenly-matched teams. Watford have surprised me with the position they’re sitting in the league because I don’t think their performances reflect that. As for Stoke, I’m not sure they’ll have enough to beat them at home.

@Gabbidon35 – 2-2

@joelovelace13 – 2-2

Arsenal v Bournemouth

It’s a tough game. Everyone knows what Bournemouth are all about – whether they play home or away they still try and play their football and attack. It makes them a dangerous proposition when you’re on any ground. Arsenal meanwhile have stuttered of late but still managed to pick up points. You’ve got to try and look at that as a positive really because November is normally a time when they throw it all away. It’ll be a challenge for Arsenal coming off the back of the Champions League game. But then I look at Bournemouth’s back line and Arsenal’s attacking options and I think the Cherries might find it even harder.

@Gabbidon35 – 2-1

@joelovelace13 – 2-0

Manchester United v West Ham

United look like they’re coming into a bit of form, especially judging by Thursday’s result in the Europa League. Mourinho looks like he’s getting his team together now with Carrick coming in, Pogba is settling down and Rooney’s scoring goals. West Ham have been making errors defensively – how they got nothing from that Spurs game last weekend I don’t know – but it sums up their season. They’ll have to certainly defend a lot better as a team and stop making silly errors like they have been. Winston Reid being suspended is a big blow because he was probably the best player on the pitch against Tottenham. I don’t see where their goals will come from here really unless Payet creates something. Who’s going to go to Old Trafford and be the main man? It’ll be tight but I think United will win.

@Gabbidon35 – 2-0

@joelovelace13 – 3-1

Southampton v Everton

Ronald Koeman returns to his old stomping ground but I think It’ll be hard for Everton. They had a disappointing draw against Swansea at home last weekend and it looks like they’ve gone off the boil a little bit after a good start. They’re off the pace and lacking a few players maybe. They need some more creativity in the team which I’m sure they’ll address in the January transfer window. Southampton are always hard to beat, defensively strong and anyone that can stop Liverpool from scoring at the minute proves that. But they’ve played a lot of games of late as well in the Europa League and Premier League, so their squad is probably a bit stretched.

@Gabbidon35 – 1-1

@joelovelace13 – 2-2

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