English Premiership Correct Score Predictions: Week Three
Tottenham retain their place at the top of the league, with their 100% winning record intact after three games. Four teams are still looking for their first point of the Premiership season, including last season’s fifth placed Everton.
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Saturday, 29 August 2009
Blackburn v West Ham – Blackburn remain at the wrong end of the table, without a point after two matches. Two goals from Kenwyne Jones were enough to take the points in the last match at Sunderland, in a game which saw Blackburn throw away a one goal lead. West Ham suffered their first defeat of the season at home to league leaders and local rivals Spurs, and will be eager to get back to winning ways. Verdict 1-1.
Bolton v Liverpool – Bolton have yet to score a point – or a goal – after a second successive 1-0 defeat. A goal from substitute Jozy Altidore earned Hull all three points in the Trotters last game, and they will be aware that defeat at the Reebok could leave them at the bottom of the table. A win for Benitez’s men is essential if they are to remain contenders, after an opening day defeat away at Spurs, and shocking 3-1 home defeat at the hands of lowly Aston Villa. Verdict 0-2.
Chelsea v Burnley – Burnley capped a fine week with a home win against Everton, just five days after beating Manchester United at Turf Moor. A single goal from Wade Elliott was enough to make it six points in a week for the Clarets. Chelsea sit below Spurs by virtue of goal difference, with their 2-0 win at Fulham making it three wins out of three for new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Verdict 2-0.
Man Utd v Arsenal – Manchester United bounced back from their humiliation at the hands of Burnley, by putting five second half goals past Wigan at the JJB. Michael Owen got off the mark for his new employers, in a match which saw Wayne Rooney notch up his 100th and 101st United goals. Arsenal kept their 100% winning record intact courtesy of a 4-1 home win against Portsmouth. Just two matches into the season and the Gunners, minus Adebayor, have scored ten goals. Verdict 1-2.
Stoke v Sunderland – Stoke followed up their 4-0 defeat away at Liverpool with a 0-0 draw at home to Birmingham, in a game which could be the last in a while for striker James Beattie. The Potters have taken four points from their opening three matches, a tally which has satisfied manager Tony Pulis. Sunderland made it two wins out of three with a home win against Blackburn, coming from a goal down to beat Rovers 2-1. Verdict 1-1.