Macca: Man City to maintain good home record, Arsenal will bounce back

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


Manchester City vs Chelsea

Chelsea will be rotating their squad because of the Europa League while City will be fresh to face them, having had the week free. City also have the second-best home record in the league, so you have to favour them in this tie.

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

Arsenal vs Aston Villa

This is a must-win for Arsenal, especially after two cup losses in the past week. They have to focus on securing Champions League football for next season, so there should be no excuses for them to not give their all against Aston Villa.

Prediction:  3-0 (Half-time 1-0)

Other predictions

Fulham vs Stoke (HT: 0-0, FT: 0-1)

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

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

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

Reading vs Wigan (HT: 1-0, FT 1-1)

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

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

Newcastle vs Southampton (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1)

West Ham vs Tottenham (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)


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