So with Week 1 in the books it is time to move on to Week 2 in the EPL. Starting mid-week this time around and finishing on Sunday, it should be another good week of EPL footy. Last week I managed to go .500 in my picks and I am hoping to improve upon that this time around. So here are the picks for the upcoming weekend.
Last Weekend: 5 – 5
**Team in bold denotes the winner, no bold means a draw
Sunderland v Chelsea
Wigan v Wolves
Birmingham City v Portsmouth
Burnley v Manchester United
Hull City v Tottenham
Liverpool v Stoke City
So looking forward, Chelsea should have no trouble making it past Sunderland this weekend as they travel to take on the Black Cats. Wigan will continue on their hot start by taking 3 points at home against Wolves, though I think Wolves will find their first Premier League goal of the season in this one. The hardest match to pick was Birmingham v Portsmouth, so I have chosen it as a draw, with neither team impressing in week 1. Burnley’s schedule only gets harder as they welcome in Manchester United, who should have no troubles, even with injuries in the side. Hull City performed well in Week 1 against Chelsea, but look for the Tigers to fall again as they welcome in Tottenham, who shocked Liverpool in week 1 by downing them 2-1 at White Hart Lane. Finishing out the weekend will be Liverpool v Stoke City. Though Stoke found a result in week 1, look for Liverpool to bounce back at Anfield and defeat City in week 2.
This should be a good weekend for football, as many sides continue in their quest to obtain a spot in Europe during the week, the action will not disappoint this week at all. I hope your sides all got the result you were looking for in week 1, and if not, it is only the beginning of a long season and you cannot do much worse.