Former player and football pundit Steve McMahon predicts the outcomes of this week’s English Premier League matches
By Steve McMahon
TOP PICKS ~
Manchester City vs Manchester United
It’s a big game and I’m sure Sir Alex Ferguson will be negative here to try for a draw or a narrow and not concede goals at the Etihad Stadium.
Also, City have gone 37 games unbeaten at home and are yet to beaten this season. They have been keeping a tight defence so far and it’s not likely a negative United side will break them.
Prediction: 1-0 (Half-time 0-0)
West Ham United vs Liverpool
Both sides come into the match with their main strikers missing - Andy Carroll will miss out via injury while Luis Suarez is suspended for this one.
Without firepower from both sides, they will cancel each other out for a draw.
Prediction: 1-1 (Half-time 0-0)
Other predictions ~
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)
Aston Villa vs Stoke City (HT: 0-0, FT: 0-0)
Southampton vs Reading (HT: 1-0, FT: 1-1)
Sunderland vs Chelsea (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)
Swansea City vs Norwich City (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)
Wigan Athletic vs Queens Park Rangers (HT: 0-1, FT: 1-2)
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)
Fulham vs Newcastle United (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)
Former Liverpool and England International Steve McMahon is a football expert with ESPN’s The Verdict at 8pm.