Weekend Review and FA Cup Predictions

Review

Six correct results (five wins, one draw) but no correct scores. Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs kept clean sheets as predicted, while Hull stunned the Cherries and Pep got a hiding.

Relegation candidates Crystal Palace, Swansea and Sunderland all lost and Southampton continue to struggle despite beating Liverpool in the EFL Cup.

FA Cup Predictions

Burnley v Sunderland

Burnley beat Southampton at the weekend and are strong at home. Moyes won’t be concerned about the cups this season as he looks to secure their Premiership status. The equivalent league fixture ended 4-1 and history’s likely to repeat itself at Turf Moor. 2-1.

Crystal Palace v Bolton

Palace’s last six home games have included both sides of Manchester, Chelsea and Liverpool. It’s hard to get going when every other game is against top four contenders. Benteke needs to get firing again or Big Sam could have a job on his hands. 2-0.

Newcastle v Birmingham

Newcastle look destined to return to the Premiership next season and I don’t think many players will want to be rested for this fixture as a win keeps the momentum going. 2-0.

Plymouth v Liverpool

Klopp will have told his players that they should have got it done in ninety minutes. Expect a similar line-up but a different result. 0-3.

Southampton v Norwich

Both teams are sitting pretty comfortably in their respective leagues right now but would like to be higher. Southampton have one eye on the EFL Cup and may prioritise their second leg against Liverpool and a push for the top half. I’ll really stick my neck out say Norwich to win on penalties. 1-1 (3-4 pens).

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