By Steve McMahon
TOP PICKS ~
Swansea City vs Manchester United
Manchester United will enjoy making the trip to play Swansea because they like to keep the ball. United tend to thrive playing in these kind of games where they can afford the time and not be rushed from one end to another.
Prediction: 0-2 (Half-time 0-1)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Chelsea may have just returned from a grueling trip from the Club World Cup but the jet lag should not affect them too much seeing that they have already beaten Leeds in the Capital One Cup rather comfortably.
Aston Villa may come into the game having scalped Liverpool last week but I don’t see them having enough quality to overcome Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Prediction: 2-0 (Half-time 1-0)
Other predictions ~
Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)
Manchester City vs Reading (HT: 2-0, FT: 2-0)
Newcastle United vs Queens Park Rangers (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)
Southampton vs Sunderland (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1)
West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)
West Ham United vs Everton (HT: 0-1, FT: 1-2)
Liverpool vs Fulham (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1)
Former Liverpool and England International Steve McMahon is a football expert with ESPN’s The Verdict at 8pm.