Premier League Predictions | Matchday 23
The Premier League is back, with all the action crunched into two days this weekend due to another set of fixtures coming up in the middle of next week - it's not the Christmas rush of games, but it's not too far off and the weather is bloody cold enough to match it at least!
Saturday 19th January, 12:30pm kick-off
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Leicester City
Wolves will want to bounce back after last week and I can see them just coming out on top against the Foxes.
Saturday 19th January, 3pm kick-off
Bournemouth 2-1 West Ham United
The Cherries are pretty strong at home this season, so I see them just edging out the Hammers here.
Liverpool 2-1 Crystal Palace
The league leaders sneakily crept past Brighton last time, and may need to be just as underhanded against Palace - which they should be seeing as they never get punished for it.
Manchester United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Solksjaer's 'soft' start should see a seventh successive win this Saturday.
Newcastle United 1-0 Cardiff City
This is going to be pretty close and I could easily see it being a draw, but Warnock doesn't deserve any credit and I'm hoping the Magpies win this.
Southampton 2-1 Everton
The Saints should keep on marching on, with Everton not being too hot on the road so far this season.
Watford 1-1 Burnley
This is probably the result I'm least confident about, as I think Watford really should be winning this but you never know which version of the Hornets is going to show up.
Saturday 19th January, 5:30pm kick-off
Arsenal 3-2 Chelsea
Okay, that last one was a lie - this is the one I'm least confident about happening, but it would be just like Arsenal to pull a result out of the bag after losing to West Ham.
Sunday 20th January, 1:30pm kick-off
Huddersfield Town 1-3 Manchester City
On the other side of the coin, this result is surely set in stone - the least likely thing with this prediction is Huddersfield scoring!
Sunday 20th January, 4pm kick-off
Fulham 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs really should win this, but having to alter their system after losing Harry Kane to injury might just be enough for Fulham to sneak a draw.
Here's how my predictions for the season so far - including those above - would leave the table looking after this weekend.