Hey everyone! Today’s Friday, which can only mean one thing… Head-to-Head! Jack and Joe’s football predictions are back for another epic instalment – who will sit pretty at the top of the league this week?
If you’ve just joined us, check out week 1’s predictions to see how things work. Now on to the results from last week:
Week 2 Results
Jack: 4 points – 4 correct results, 0 correct scores
Joe: 6 points – 6 correct results, 0 correct scores
Exactly the same outcome as week 1, with Jack predicting 4 correct results without the right scoreline. Joe takes 6 points, this time with 6 correct results, without any correct scorelines. Let’s hope for an improved performance this week.
Week 3 Predictions
Norwich v Southampton
Jack: 0-2 Norwich were thumped by United in their last game and Southampton lost what could be a critical six pointer against QPR. Both sides need the points but Southampton need them more.
Joe: 2-2. One of the less high profile of the weekend’s fixtures, Norwich may just have the upper hand here with home advantage. Both teams are desperate for points, particularly Southampton, who are only 3 points clear of the relegation zone. Could be a tight 0-0 or could be a free scoring victory for either side, this one is very difficult to predict.
QPR v Sunderland
Jack: 2-1 If Harry Houdini is going to pull off another of his bottom of the league survival tricks then QPR need to win games like this. Sunderland are on the precipice of being sucked into a relegation battle and this game could go badly for them.
Joe: 2-1. QPR are really struggling this season, despite their high spending. In fact this season could really cripple them if they go down, since they’ve just announced big debts resulting from wages, transfer fees etc. They need a win and I think they’ll get one.
Reading v Aston Villa
Jack: 1-1 18th plays 19th for what could be Premier League survival, seems to be a bit of a theme of this weekend. As is so common with big matches I am predicting both of them bottle it and get a draw which doesn’t really help either of them.
Joe: 1-0. A relegation 6 pointer, this one will go to the team that grafts the most and to the defence that makes the least mistakes. Think this one will go to Reading, who will leap frog Aston Villa in the process. We might see another last minute Le Fondre goal to see them clinch all 3 points.
West Brom v Swansea
Jack: 3-0 Swansea have won the League cup so European football beckons next season but they aren’t really playing for much else. The two sides are well clear of 10th placed Fulham so I think West Brom might have more incentive in this game
Joe: 1-3. Swansea have impressed me this season, even more than last season. Likewise West Brom have seemed to pick up points when it matters and maintain a top half spot. I think Swansea will just have a little bit more than the baggies going into this one, and they’ll pass them off the park.
Newcastle v Stoke
Jack: 3-1 Stoke don’t travel well away from the Britannia. Newcastle are still bedding in there new players so they can be unpredictable. Still I’m going to back them to come away with some much needed points.
Joe: 2-0. Got to be a home win, it’s just got to be. If Stoke manage to bully their way into 3 points I’d be amazed, especially when Newcastle rested a few key players in their Europa League match last night for this game.
Liverpool v Tottenham
Jack: 2-1 I think this will be a great game. The two best inform players of the league at the moment, Suarez and Bale, means there should be plenty of skill around. After their mid week exploits though I think Tottenham might rest a few player (or if not they will have some tired ones) so I am going for Liverpool.
Joe: 1-2. As much as I like Liverpool’s resilience, and as much as I admire Suarez’s footballing ability, I don’t think they’ll quite have enough to see off a very good Tottenham side. I think this fixture has just come as the wrong time for the reds.