Because we know you’re too busy to sift through the mass of platitudes known as football punditry, we’ve done it for you. Here’s just the fillet of Andy Gray’s views on this weekend’s Premier League matches with the clichés removed. Well, most of the clichés removed. Sometimes if we removed all the clichés you’d just be looking at a blank space.
Andy’s treble of Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United pays about 2/1.
Arsenal v Norwich, Saturday, 3pm
Arsenal should keep up their excellent form against Chris Hughton’s side who have lost four of their last six games. Just as telling is that they haven’t won on the Gunners’ home turf since 1992. I don’t see that changing on Saturday.
- Arsenal have lost just one of their last 12 PL games at home (Aston Villa 1-3).
- The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 11 games.
- Arsene Wenger’s side were 3-1 winners here last season.
Everton v Hull, Saturday, 3pm
If Hull do what they did to Newcastle (won 3-2) they could cause the Toffees a few problems. But Everton’s home record is excellent. Only Chelsea beat them last season at Goodison and they haven’t lost at home this season. I can’t see Roberto Martinez’s side being beaten.
- Everton have beaten Hull 5-1 & 2-0 in the PL at Goodison Park.
- The Toffees are unbeaten in their last 12 PL games at home.
- Hull have three wins and two draws in their last five games.
Manchester United v Southampton, Saturday, 3pm
The Saints will go to Old Trafford and give it a right go. It’s a big game for United too and they need to put a solid run of form together after a patchy start to the season. Southampton won’t be intimidated as United have lost theirfear factor. But David Moyes’ side can shade this 2-1.
- Robin Van Persie has never been on a losing United side in the PL when he scores.
- United have won their last six h2h league games against the Saints home & away.
- Southampton haven’t won at Old Trafford since 1988.
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