Rob’s review of GW13 and ‘Wright’ advice for GW14

November 22, 2012 2:08 pm

Wow what a week we just had, some unpredictable results and also some high scoring matches, but it seems it was a good scoring week for most managers, unless you had Spurs and Villa defenders.

The week started with the North London Derby which saw a leaky Spurs defence take on an Arsenal forward line looking for goals, and after Adebayor had done his best impression of a Power Ranger this is what we saw, with Arsenal scoring 5 past a defence that really needs tightening up.

After that came the 3 o’clock games which saw the Man City front 4 have a field day against an Aston Villa side that after a battling performance the week before never really got going. Liverpool scored 3 past a Wigan side that were starting to show some signs of form, this will be a blow for Martinez, but maybe just the tonic Rodgers needs to kick start Liverpool’s season.

Michu was back on the scoresheet as Swansea got a much needed win against a Newcastle side that haven’t really showed any of last seasonÕs form as yet.

Everton were also beaten 2-1 by a Reading side that have now only lost once in their last 6 games as they managed to hold off an in-form Everton to record their first win of the season.

Many people thought that when Southampton visited Loftus Road it would be QPR that would take the points, but it was Southampton that would go away with all 3 points and give Nigal Adkins the lift he needed but in turn condemn Mark Hughes to a certain sacking.

The last 3 o’clock game brings us to West Brom v Chelsea, WBA have been the surprise package this season and their home form has been awesome. This continued on Saturday with a 2-1 victory against a Chelsea team that after a very good start, have now not won in the EPL in the last 4 weeks, surely Abramovich will not let this continue.

The evening game was what everybody thought was going to be an away win banker, this was not to be the case with Man Utd having a poor day in front of goal and Norwich playing stifling football when needed and also some nice football to inflict Man Utd their 3rd defeat of the season and move Norwich up to 13th in the table and 5 points clear of relegation.

Sunday saw goal shy Sunderland travel to Fulham who have been in good form recently having not lost in their previous 5 games. But it was Sunderland that took control of this one after Hangleland saw red, to win 3-1 and take the points back up north and give Sunderland their first win in 5.

Last Match of the week saw Stoke travel to West Ham, the latter looking to go 5th in the table, but in what was an ultimately uneventful match the spoils were shared with one goal apiece.

Next week sees quite an open week in terms of game times…. with most of the so called big guns playing at different kick off times, with this in mind it will be good week for transfers in terms of bringing in the players that you want or need.

The week starts with Sunderland at home to West Brom, after last weekÕs performance The Black Cats will be looking to keep momentum going, it will not be easy against a strong WB team and I see this being a low scoring draw, with Odemwinge to play the prominent role for the Baggies.

Everton will look to bounce back from last week against Norwich, and I expect them to go nuts in this one. Get on Jelavic, with Pienaar to grab the assists.

With Man Utd at home to a poor QPR side their forward players look a good bet to grab a goal or 2, my tip would be Rooney, he should be back in the side and after the Norwich result should play in his normal strikers role.

Stoke v Fulham is not easy predict but I can see Fulham stealing this by a close 1-0 margin, Berbatov from the spot should do the trick.

The Wigan v Reading game pits 2 of the lower placed teams together, this could be a match to see lots of goals, Di Santo, Kone, Le Fondre, and McAnuff would be good for some value this week.

I would also look Arsenal who found their scoring boots again last week and I am sure will continue this against Aston Villa, look for Walcott and Giroud in this one.

Upset of the week could come at St Marys this week with Newcastle travelling to a Saints side buoyed by their win last week and will look for this continue, even if they don’t win, I expect goals, look for Lallana and Ramirez to be involved in the goals in this game.Ê

Brendon Rodgers travels back into Wales with Liverpool’s visit to Swansea, I see Liverpool taking control of this game and Suarez continuing his goal-scoring form with also Gerrard to have a big say in this game, maybe from the spot?

Spurs v West Ham, I know there is a couple of coaches who are looking forward to this one, it s all right Andy and Gaz I won’t mention your names. This promises to be a great game and with 2 of the best goal-scoring midfielders in the EPL this season, Nolan (5) and Bale (4) I can see this being a high scoring match, with a possible red card involved….. oh no that’s right Adebayor will be suspended.

The big game of the week sees Man City travel to Chelsea in a top 3 battle, I expect this to have goals in it, with Man City just edging it by the odd goal, I predict 3-2 to City and for Nasri to be heavily involved.

Some useful information for those all-important 3 points for an assist, these will build your points up very quickly and are key to getting some good scores.

Most EPL Assists This Season
Mata 6
Ruiz 5
Hazard 5
Rooney 5
Lallana 4

Most Chances Created This Season
Baines 50
Cazorla 38
Suarez 35
Pienaar 33
Gerrard 30

Good luck Managers, and remember if it doesn’t go your way there’s always next week.

Rob Wright

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