Having Wednesday fixtures in the Premier League usually signals a late lunch for me. This slight change in routine allows me to catch the first half at my local sandwich shop undisturbed, with sporadic check-ins at my desk for second half action. Today's line up of games are not very exciting if I'm being honest, but I'll be following mainly with fantasy football in mind.
What better way to spice up what looks set to be a boring set of games than some bold predictions. Let's see if at least one of the three below can manifest:
1. Southampton plunders a minimum of 1 point from runaway leaders Manchester City.
Yeah I know- Heresy. Numerous betting sites have Manchester City winning with odds of 1/5. However, my heretical proclamation hinges on Charlie Austin's ability to get hot at a moments notice and Sofiane Boufal coming up against makeshift left back Fabian Delph..
2. An Everton vs West Ham goal-fest: 4 goal minimum.
Even though both teams are likely to utilize formations and field personnel to keep things tight at the back, the immortal words of a popular ex-wrestler will ring true: "It doesn't matter!". No matter how the managers set these teams up, they have proven to be diabolically poor defensively. The most sound conclusion: We're gonna get goals.
3. A goal shy striker like Lacazette or Firmino, or a recently benched player like Mane or Rooney will score two goals.
This is to be expected at some point during any fantasy football campaign. I reckon that time is upon us. Just when we give up on players (I’m looking at you, Ashley Young!) they remind of us their quality with a major troll-job.
Everton vs West Ham
Man City vs Southampton
Any bold predictions of your own friends? Post them below let's see if we have a future in the psychic business.