Macca: Arsenal to win because of Villas Boas’ negativity

Former player and football pundit Steve McMahon predicts the outcomes of this week’s English Premier League matches

By Steve McMahon


Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

This is an all or nothing clash for Arsenal. It’s almost like a cup final , so I'm going with home advantage. Players don't need any motivation for this one and I’m expecting Villas-Boas’ negative tactics to cost him.

Prediction: 2-1 (Half-time 1-0)

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

Although West Brom have showed great spirit, I think the quality of Chelsea will come through. Chelsea can’t afford to lose even at this stage of the season.

Prediction:  1-2 (Half-time 1-1)


Other predictions ~

Reading vs Everton (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)

Queens Park Rangers vs Southampton (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1)

Manchester City vs Aston Villa (HT: 1-0, FT: 3-0)

Newcastle United vs Swansea City (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)

Liverpool vs Wigan Athletic (HT: 1-0, FT: 3-0)

Fulham vs Sunderland (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1)

West Ham United vs Stoke City (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)

Norwich City vs Manchester United (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)


Former Liverpool and England International Steve McMahon is a football expert with ESPN’s The Verdict at 8pm.