Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction: Game Week 15

05-11-2022

LEEDS UTD VS BOURNEMOUTH 🍒

Bournemouth lost to Tottenham last time out, blowing away a two goal lead. They were vulnerable to set-piece and they got punished. Leeds Utd, on the other hand, surprised us with a win over Liverpool which is going to be a massive boost of confidence for the White going into this one. Also, they will be playing at home in front of their fans which is an advantage to them. On a few occasions, the Cherries have also had great wins so I won’t completely rule them out of getting something from this game.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: LEE 2-1 BOU

RESULT: LEE 4-3 BOU

💎 MAN CITY VS FULHAM

Fulham have been playing well but were a little bit scrappy in their game last time against Everton where they played a goalless draw. They will be going to Etihad stadium and I can’t see them getting anything from there. Man City found it a bit difficult to score last time out without Erling Haaland against Leicester at the King Power stadium but they managed to get over the line with a 0-1 victory – courtesy of Kevin De Bruyne’s superb freekick goal. Haaland should be back in the lineup for this one after missing their last #PL game and the #UCL game against Sevilla in the midweek. And if he doesn’t, Man City are still going to score goals and get the job done because they are a different breed when they are at home.

PREDICTION: 1

TIP: MCI 3-1 FUL

RESULT: MCI 2-1 FUL

🎄 NOTT. FOREST VS BRENTFORD 🐝

Brentford were held down to a 1-1 draw at home and their goals have been hard to come by nowadays. I think their forward players who are saddled with the responsibility of scoring goals are tired or experiencing tired legs. In their last game, it was a defender, Ben Mee who got the fantastic goal. Nott. Forest, on the other hand, were ripped apart by Arsenal last time out in a 5-0 defeat. This is something they would want to forget as soon as they can and focus on getting something out of this game. I find it out to make a case for them but Brentford’s form won’t allow me to rule them out completely.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: NFO 0-1 BRE

RESULT: NFO 2-2 BRE

🐺 WOLVES VS BRIGHTON 🐦

Wolves got a draw against Brentford last time out and also had their striker, Diego Costa sent off. They’ve always been suffering from lack of a striker before getting him and now he won’t be available for this one. It is hard for me to make a case for them. Brighton surprised us with a 4-1 win over Chelsea last time out. Leandro Trossard has been the main man for Brighton since Roberto De Zerbi took charge as their manager. If the Seagulls defeat Chelsea last time out, then they should win this one without a doubt but Wolves could be very stubborn which is giving me a doubt that they could sit back and settle for a draw.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: WOL 0-2 BHA

RESULT: WOL 2-3 BHA

🔵 EVERTON VS LEICESTER 🦊

These are two improved clubs playing against each other here. Leicester tried so well to stop Man City and conceded only one goal. They had a very good fight against the Cityzens and I was impressed even if they were defeated. Everton also had a good fight with Fulham last time out and played a goalless draw. This fixture has a draw written all over its face but I have a feeling that one of these teams might snatch the win later in the game or one of them will manage the game well and keep the other out until the final whistle is blown. I will be sitting on the fence here because this is hard to predict.

PREDICTION: Over 1.5

TIP: EVE 1-1 LEI

RESULT: EVE 0-2 LEI

06-11-2022

🔵 CHELSEA VS ARSENAL 🔴

This is a London derby at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal have been magnificent under Mikel Arteta this season having lost only one game in the league this season. They also ripped Nott. Forest apart in a 5-0 victory last time out. I am sure they will be having full confidence and high morale going into this game. Graham Potter’s Chelsea, on the other hand, suffered their first league defeat last time out against Brighton – his former side. Potter and his boys would be eager to get back to winning ways here which makes me think that the Gunners are about to experience another hiccup here. Something tells me that they are going to drop points at Stamford Bridge.

PREDICTION: Over 1.5

TIP: CHE 1-1 ARS

RESULT: CHE 0-1 ARS

🦁 ASTON VILLA VS MAN UTD 👹

Man Utd are now unbeaten in 5 games and I think it will continue here to make six unbeaten runs. They managed to cross the line against West Ham last time out by keeping them out till the final whistle was blown and I think they will get a similar outcome and performance here. Aston Villa are not just getting things right with themselves. They were torn apart by Newcastle last time out and this will probably make it a consecutive defeat unless they play better than before in order to get something out of this game.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: ASV 1-2 MUN

RESULT: ASV 3-1 MUN

SOUTHAMPTON VS NEWCASTLE

Southampton are one of the most unpredictable teams in the #PL. They can suddenly flip from good to bad and vice-versa. We saw them pick up a point against Arsenal and then get defeated by Crystal Palace last time out. I just know their goals have been hard come by which is why they are not winning games. Newcastle are now in the top 4 and I think they have got the quality to remain there. They have been scoring many goals and getting results and I believe they will manage to continue the good work here. Eddie Howe deserves some accolades.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: SOU 1-2 NEW

RESULT: SOU 1-4 NEW

🛠 WEST HAM VS CRYSTAL PALACE 🦅

Crystal Palace managed to get over the line against Southampton last time out, securing a 1-0 win. They are not in the best of their form now which is why it is making it difficult for me to make a case for them. I can’t see them winning here but if they play well, they can get a draw. West Ham, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Man Utd at the Old Trafford last time out. They tried hard to get a draw in that game but the Red Devils did a great job to keep them out. I think they will be having some fire in their belly now and are also playing at home which is an advantage for the Hammers. I expect West Ham to win or get a draw if it gets worse.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: WHU 2-1 CRY

RESULT: WHU 1-2 CRY

TOTTENHAM VS LIVERPOOL 🔴

These two teams have been disappointing recently. They lose the games you expect them to win or draw which is why I find it difficult to make a case for either side. Tottenham do not have creative midfielders and you would see Kane and Son dropping deep to create something. These same players would also be the ones to run upfront to try and chances created but one tree cannot make a forest. Yet they can’t stop conceding goals. Liverpool are also having the same midfield and defense problem. So this is hard to predict. So I will be banking on goals instead.

PREDICTION: Over 1.5

TIP: TOT 1-1 LIV

RESULT: TOT 1-2 LIV