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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Midweek Premier League matches predictions

Tottenham vs Everton: Spurs are under massive pressure to win this one. They lost their opening game against Sunderland - that was a shocker! I think Martin Jol will make a couple of changes to his side. Maybe bringing on Taarabt and Bent in place of Tainio and Keane. Everton had a comfortable game against Wigan on the weekend but I think Spurs will be all out to win this game.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 1-1
The Football Pundit says : 2-1

Birmingham vs Sunderland: The battle of the two promoted teams! I thought Birmingham played well at Chelsea. The only problem is that their defence was too high up the pitch and was all over at times. Sunderland did a shocker by beating Spurs so they will be in full confidence for this game but they did not look strong upfront. I think this has the makings of a draw.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 2-1
The Football Pundit says : 0-0

Fulham vs Bolton: Bolton was horrible over the weekend. I did not expect them to concede 3 goals so easily in the first half! I think there's a lot of work that need to be done in Bolton now that Big Sam has left. Fulham was unlucky in my opinion, not to get a draw against Arsenal. They had their chances to even win the game. I thought Zat Knight played a good game for them but he looks a little slow at times. If Tony Warner can play like he did against Arsenal then I think the Fulham keeper can keep a clean sheet against Bolton.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 1-0
The Football Pundit says : 1-0

Manchester City vs Derby: Is Man City going to be the surprise team of this season? They did surprise me during their first game, beating West Ham away. Everyone was expecting that the Man City team is going to take a long time to gel but they showed that they could play very well as a team in their first game! Derby did well to get a draw with Portsmouth. I still think that they will struggle and playing away at Man City will be a tough proposition for them.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 2-0
The Football Pundit says : 3-0

Portsmouth vs Manchester United: Man Utd needs to win this one after surprisingly drawing their first game with Reading. They are without Wayne Rooney which is a big blow but Teves looks like he will get his debut. I am still not convinced of Man Utd's system of playing Teves or Rooney upfront alone but they will have too much quality for Porstmouth who looked very shaky in their opening game.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 1-1
The Football Pundit says : 0-2

Reading vs Chelsea: Reading's performance was of heroic status against Man Utd over the weekend. It's an amazing feat to shut out Man Utd's fearsome attacking prowess. Chelsea weren't too convincing for me during their first game. They should have Drogba playing again and we all know he is a handful for defenders.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 0-2
The Football Pundit says : 0-1

Wigan vs Middlesbrough: Both Wigan and Boro were poor in their opening games. Downing and Yakubu will be the key men for Boro if they are to get all three points in this game. Their problem will be in defence though - no Luke Young and Woodgate. For Wigan, if Henry Camara is fit to play, then I think they have a chance of scoring a goal.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson's prediction: 2-1
The Football Pundit says : 1-2

Read Mark Lawrenson's predictions here.

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