Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction: Game Week 10

08-10-2022

🍒 BOURNEMOUTH VS LEICESTER 🦊

Since the departure of Scott Parker, Bournemouth seem to have a new sleeve and they are now unbeaten in a couple of games. They have stopped conceding goals unnecessarily and in their last two games, they have conceded only one goal. They’ll be hosting Leicester at the Vitality stadium this weekend and I think if they continue with this form, they can get something out of this game. Having seen the way Leicester played against Nottingham Forest last time out, it was quite an impressive 4-0 win for the Foxes. If they continue to play like this, they will surely get a victory here.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: BOU 1-2 LEI

RESULT: BOU 2-1 LEI

🔵 CHELSEA VS WOLVES 🐺

Wolves have parted ways with Bruno Lage having lost their last match against West Ham last time out. Since the beginning of this season, they don’t create plenty of chances and they don’t take their chances in most cases. So they get punished for not taking their chances as the Premier League is an unforgiving league. Honestly there’s no way you can win games if you can’t score goals. Chelsea, on the other hand, are doing well at the moment and I think Graham Potter and his players are getting along very well now. They managed to get over the line against Crystal Palace last time out in the #PL and got an impressive victory in the midweek against AC Milan in the Champions League. I think they will continue from here and I can see them winning this one.

PREDICTION: 1

TIP: CHE 2-0 WOL

RESULT: CHE 3-0 WOL

💎 MAN CITY VS SOUTHAMPTON ⛔

Southampton are on a poor run and they’re finding it difficult to score more than one goal in a match. Going to the Etihad at this moment is not in your favor because Man City are in red hot form at the moment. It is difficult to make a case for them and I can’t see them getting anything out of this game. Man City are on a winning streak and are looking to overtake Arsenal for the league top position on the table. They’ll be out there to flex their muscles on the Saints but I’m not sure if the Cityzens will keep a clean sheet.

PREDICTION: 1

TIP: MCI 4-1 SOU

RESULT: MCI 4-0 SOU

⚫ NEWCASTLE VS BRENTFORD 🐝

I think Brentford have started having difficulty scoring goals as they haven’t scored in a couple of games now. If this problem catches up with them here, then they might lose here against Newcastle because they are not immaculate at the back. Newcastle secured a 4-1 victory against Fulham last time out after a rough path. They will be hoping to build on it and with the return of Callum Wilson from injury, I think they’ve got the squad to do it.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: NEW 2-1 BRE

RESULT: NEW 5-1 BRE

🔵 BRIGHTON VS TOTTENHAM ⚪

Tottenham lost to Arsenal last time out. It was a lackadaisical performance by the Spurs and it would have been weird if they got something out of that game because they cowered under pressure and were consumed. How could you be relying on your opponent’s mistakes before you can make up something good out of the situation? If they continue like that here, Brighton will get a victory. I think the Seagulls are enjoying a new bounce under their new manager as they secured a 3-3 draw at Anfield against Liverpool with Leandro Trossard netting a hattrick. So they will be going into this one with full confidence and I think they will get something out of this game.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: BHA 2-1 TOT

RESULT: BHA 0-1 TOT

09-10-2022

🦅 CRYSTAL PALACE VS LEEDS UTD ⚪

Crystal Palace have hit a rough patch for a while but I don’t expect it to continue here because Wilfred Zaha is back even though they were resiliently beaten by Chelsea in the last minute by Conor Gallagher’s incredible goal. They will be playing at Selhurst Park again and I expect them to play well and put up a good fight as usual. Leeds Utd were able to keep Aston Villa out and got a point at home last time out. I don’t think they can replicate it here because the Eagles are resilient especially when they are at home. I think Crystal Palace will get something out of this game no matter what.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: CRY 2-1 LEE

RESULT: CRY 2-1 LEE

🛠 WEST HAM VS FULHAM ⚪

Fulham got ripped apart by Newcastle last time out and their target man, Aleksandr Mitrovic got injured early in that very defeat. They will be traveling to London stadium here to take on West Ham. After Mitrovic got subbed off, the Cottagers weren’t their usual selves anymore and they didn’t pose much threat going forward. So they might not be a handful here against the Hammers. West Ham, on the other hand, won their last match against Wolves which got Bruno Lage sacked. I think they will be looking to build on it, get something out of this game, and climb their way up the stairs.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: WHU 2-1 FUL

RESULT: WHU 3-1 FUL

🔴 ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL 🔴

Liverpool are in crisis and they are not at the level we expect them to be. Jürgen Klopp has been defending Trent Alexander-Arnold as fans are beginning to find faults in his play. In this case, I think the fans are right but Klopp is doing exactly what he ought to do as a manager which is to protect his player and help him retain his confidence. Klopp really needs to tidy him up or else they will continue to struggle because he doesn’t line up with the other defenders when they are under pressure. Arsenal are league leaders and I am beginning to see their belief that they can be title contenders. So they will do whatever they can to remain the league leaders at least till the international break. If Liverpool come to the party, then the Gunners will experience a hiccup here.

PREDICTION: Over 1.5

TIP: ARS 1-1 LIV

RESULT: ARS 3-2 LIV

🔵 EVERTON VS MAN UTD 👹

Everton are now on a winning run and they are unbeaten in a number of games. It seems Frank Lampard and his boys are now synchronizing with the game plan and are getting results. They beat Southampton away from home last time out and beat West Ham the game before last. So they will be confident going into this one and will be focused on getting something out of this game. Man Utd are just coming off a heavy defeat they suffered from the Manchester derby at the Etihad and will have some fire in their belly. I am confident that we will get a reaction from the Red Devils here. Erik ten Hag would have been furious at his boys and will be asking more from them here, especially from the defenders.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: EVE 1-2 MNU

RESULT: EVE 1-2 MNU

10-10-2022

🎄 NOTT. FOREST VS ASTON VILLA 🦁

Nott. Forest are now sitting at the bottom of the table after they were defeated by Leicester last time out. Their manager, Steve Cooper is now under pressure and getting close to being sacked. They signed a lot of players and nothing can be written as the result of the money spent in the transfer window. Aston Villa are now unbeaten in 3 games and I think it will continue here. In terms of quality, they’re a favorite. So I am backing them to something out of this game no matter the good fight Forest put up against them.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: NFO 0-1 ASV

RESULT: NFO 1-1 ASV