Guide to this week’s £1,000,000 HDA15
Southampton will, quite clearly, still be riding high after their incredible 8-0 win last week. Stoke will also be confident having beaten Swansea in their previous game, but I can only see this going one way. Another win for the impressive Saints. HOME.
Whatever happens here it can’t be any worse for Sunderland than the humiliation they suffered last weekend. I don’t believe that they’re really as bad as the 8-0 score line suggests, but they’ve clearly got a lot of work to do. I haven’t yet been entirely convinced by Arsenal but they should still be winning games like this. I’m going to go for an AWAY win, but will also stick in a DRAW.
West Bromwich Albion-Crystal Palace
West Brom are a team in form. Considering many thought they were prime candidates for relegation, they’re having a very decent spell at the moment. I think that Palace will stay up but, based on recent results, I’m going to have to go for a WBA win in this game. HOME.
Bolton have done well to get Neil Lennon on board and, while he’s a good manager, he’s still stuck with the same squad that was losing at will earlier in the season. Brentford have been impressive and have already beaten a few top sides, so they can definitely play, but for some reason I can see Bolton winning this one. HOME.
This one will have goals in it, of that I’m sure. With regard to the outcome… it’s a little harder to call. I’ve been impressed by Wolves and, on occasion, Leeds. I’m struggling to pick a winner so in true ‘sit on the fence’ fashion, I’m going to back all 3 results. HOME, DRAW and AWAY.
This should be a cracking game. I think many will be backing Watford here, who have now become one of the top candidates for promotion, but I’ve got a soft spot for Middlesbrough this season. I’m going to be brave and back a HOME win only.
Sheffield Wednesday-Norwich City
I’ve got a feeling about this one; HOME. Trust me.
Barcelona have been impressive this season without having really got out of third gear, but I still think Real will win the league. I’m going to say Madrid will win this one fairly comfortably – Bale 2 and Ronaldo 1. HOME.
Two attacking teams that like to press and score goals. I think they’re quite evenly matched but I can see Swansea just having a little too much for the Foxes. I’ll go HOME, but will also stick in a DRAW.
AWAY. It’s that simple I’m afraid.
I’ve called this game wrong before, but I just can’t see anything other than a Spurs victory. HOME.
Even though Man Utd don’t seem to be the force they once were, it’s still difficult to back against them at home. I have been impressed by Chelsea and believe they’ll go on to win the league, but I don’t think this one will be a walk in the park. I’m going to call DRAW and AWAY.
Sevilla to win this, and by a fair few goals. HOME.
This should be a great game. Two big teams that, while stuffed with quality, also have erratic form. I’m going to say that this will be tight, so I’m going to call a DRAW.
What a game to end the HDA15. Anything could happen here. QPR need a win – badly – and they have the players to cause Villa problems. However, Villa seem to be confident that they can beat anyone when on form so they won’t be intimidated. I’m really not positive about this one, but I’m going to call a risky QPR win. HOME.
By Joe Phelan