English Premiership Correct Score Predictions: Week Seven – 03/10/09
The top four return to Premiership action after the midweek Champions League fixtures. The match of the week is at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea take on title rivals Liverpool.
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Saturday, 3 October 2009
Bolton v Tottenham – A late strike from Bolton substitute Chung-Yong Lee gave the Trotters all three points in a hard fought match away at Birmingham. The win saw Gary Megson’s side move up to thirteenth, easing some of the pressure that the manager had recently been subjected to. Bolton now have seven points from six matches in a tightly congested table, being as close on points to eighth place as they are to eighteenth. Tottenham returned to winning ways with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley, four of the goals coming from Robbie Keane. That win, after two straight defeats, was enough to lift Spurs into fourth place, below Liverpool on goal difference. Verdict 0-2.
Burnley v Birmingham – Burnley sit mid-table after a topsy-turvy start to the season. Wins against Champions Manchester United, Sunderland and Everton contrast with heavy defeats to Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea. The 5-0 defeat at White Hart Lane means that Burnley remain without a goal or a point away from home, although their home form has fared substantially better. Birmingham remain on seven points after defeat to struggling Bolton. The Blues looked to have earned a point in a tight game, until the Trotter’s late winner. Verdict 2-2.
Hull v Wigan – Hull go into this match with the worst goal difference in the Premiership, courtesy of a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool. Tigers fans will be disappointed that their team showed less competence against the Reds, than their midweek Carling Cup opponents, second division Leeds. Hull need to start picking up points fast, and would have fancied their chances at home to Wigan…until the Latics beat Chelsea 3-1. That suprise scoreline perhaps toppled Burnley’s defeat of Manchester United as shock result of the season, and will have given Roberto Martinez’s side some much needed confidence. Verdict 1-2.
Man Utd v Sunderland – Current Champions Manchester United returned to the top of the Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Stoke. The Reds left it until late again to ensure all three points, after a goalless first half at the Potteries. Sunderland have no problems in front of goal this season, scoring seven in their last two games. A 5-2 win against Wolves last time out saw striker Darren Bent move up to second in the goalscoring charts. Verdict 2-0.