Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction: Match Week 12

11-11-2023 (SATURDAY)

🐺 WOLVES VS TOTTENHAM ⚪ (13:30 WAT)

I was surprised to see these two teams lose last time out to be honest. Wolves lost to Sheffield Utd at Bremall Lane while Tottenham lost to Chelsea at home. It was more of recklessness that made Tottenham lost in my opinion. They had two players suspended – Romero and Udogie, yet they were still playing a high line which Ange Postecoglou could have dropped to a low line. In lieu of that, he has told the world that he has no Plan B when things go south. In addition, he has lost two key players to injury – James Maddison, who dictates the attacking phase, and Van de Ven who is one of the fastest defenders in the Premier league. I am expecting Ben Davies in place of Udogie, and Giovanni Lo Celso for Maddison, or whoever Ange looks up to. Wolves, on the other hand, have lost Pedro Neto due to injury and the goals have become hard to come by. It is difficult to make a case for either side but the only difference between the two sides is quality which is why I will be backing Tottenham to get something out of this game.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: WOL 0-1 TOT

RESULT: WOL 2-1 TOT

🔴 ARSENAL VS BURNLEY 📛 (16:00 WAT)

I don’t know what to say about Burnley to be candid. Everything doesn’t seem to be working out for them and I’m of the opinion that Vincent Kompany needs to change his approach to games because the Championship is entirely different from the Premier League. There’s nothing to stress over this fixture because it has Arsenal’s win written all over it. I’m expecting a victory from Arsenal even though Martin Ødegaard is not available due to injury which made them lose to Newcastle last time out in the PL due to the imbalance they had in the midfield. Burnley are not as compact as the Magpies, so I am expecting a win here.

PREDICTION: 1

TIP: ARS 3-0 BUR

RESULT: ARS 3-1 BUR

🦅 CRYSTAL PALACE VS EVERTON 🔵 (16:00 WAT)

Everton are unbeaten in their last 2 games and they’ve suddenly flipped their form like a coin which is obvious in their performance and the way they play. Going to Selhurst Park might be a difficult outing here because the Eagles always give their opponents a good fight at home and from my perspective, if the Toffees meet opponents who give them a good fight, it will only take time before they slip off because they do lose concentration over a period of time; the higher the pressure the quicker they lose concentration. I think Crystal Palace will get something out of this game.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: CRY 2-1 EVE

RESULT: CRY 3-2 EVE

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👹 MAN UTD VS LUTON TOWN 👒 (16:00 WAT)

It must have been difficult for Man Utd fans now because the team looks to be an average team and they are almost an underdog against any top 6 side with the likes of Newcastle I think. Their inconsistency is alarming and some of my friends who are Man Utd fans are disinterested in watching their fan club play nowadays. It is difficult to make a case for them because they are unpredictable and you never can tell what outcome you could get from them but since it is Luton Town, everyone would expect a victory for the Red Devils. Let us not forget that same Luton Town shared points with Liverpool at Kenilworth Road last time out. They tormented the Reds and tried to keep them out to secure a victory but they lacked the discipline to see it through. Such a performance should have increased their level of confidence and I am of the opinion that if they repeat the same performance, they could get something out of this game as well. That’s why I won’t be putting my both hands on deck for the Red Devils.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: MUN 1-0 LUT

RESULT: MUN 1-0 LUT

🍒 BOURNEMOUTH VS NEWCASTLE ⚫ (18:30 WAT)

The run of fixtures for Bournemouth is not helping them at the moment. Last time out, they were beaten heavily by Man City and now they are facing Newcastle. I do not see them getting anything here unless they surprise us. Newcastle, on the other hand, were defeated by Dortmund in the UCL in the midweek and will be eager to get back to winning ways. They will be seeing this fixture as the perfect game to bounce back and improve their morale. Come what may, I am expecting the Magpies to get something out of this game.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: BOU 1-2 NEW

RESULT: BOU 2-0 NEW

12-11-2023 (SUNDAY)

🦁 ASTON VILLA VS FULHAM ⚪ (15:00 WAT)

These two lost last time out and I could see that they had a common problem which is the inability to find the back of the net. Fulham did well to keep Man Utd out at Craven Cottage until they conceded a goal in the additional time while Aston Villa were beaten by Nott. Forest conceded two goals on counter-attacks at City Ground. They will both be eager to bounce back here and I think we will get a reaction from both sides. When Fulham visited Villa Park last season, it was a 1-0 defeat and I think we are going to get a similar outcome here because I am not expecting many goals as both teams are struggling to find the back of the net.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: ASV 1-0 FUL

RESULT: ASV 3-1 FUL

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🐦 BRIGHTON VS SHEFFIELD UTD ⚔️ (15:00 WAT)

Sheffield Utd surprised me last weekend with a 2-1 win over Wolves although I thought they could get a draw, but not a win to be honest. It was an amazing win and I believe it should increase their level of confidence going into this one. I expect them to build on it and give the Seagulls a good fight at the AMEX Stadium even if they aren’t going to win. Brighton, on the other hand, are still looking for their first victory after losing to Man City in Match Week 9. They were almost kept out by Everton last time out until Kaoru Mitoma found the back of the net towards the end of the match after creating a load of chances. I think they will get their victory here.

PREDICTION: 1

TIP: BHA 3-1 SHU

RESULT: BHA 1-1 SHU

🔴 LIVERPOOL VS BRENTFORD 🐝 (15:00 WAT)

Brentford brought back the spark in them last weekend against West Ham and secured a 3-2 comeback win. If they fall behind here, that is the end of it. So they have to be on the front foot if they want to get anything here and be extremely disciplined at the back because when they visited Anfield last season, it was a 1-0 defeat. Liverpool, on the other hand, nearly lost to Luton Town last weekend. Thanks to the late minute equalizer by Luiz Diaz who came off the bench and rescued a point for the Reds. I hope his kidnapped father gets freedom in Colombia as soon as possible; our thoughts are with him and his family. I believe Jürgen Klopp will be demanding more from his boy this weekend after another sloppy performance against Toulouse in the midweek in the UCL. I believe that they will get something out of this game and regain the required momentum.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: LIV 1-0 BRE

RESULT: LIV 3-0 BRE

⚒️ WEST HAM VS NOTT. FOREST 🎄 (15:00 WAT)

Nott. Forest secured an impressive win over Aston Villa last time out. They were organized and disciplined at the back as they kept the Villans out. They didn’t create so many chances but they did well to convert the ones they created and found the back of the net twice which earned them a victory. This will increase their level of confidence going into this one and they will be hoping to build on it. Can they? West Ham, on the other hand, have lost three consecutive league games and they are finding it hard to keep up with game tempo, also they seem to cower under pressure and therefore, concede goals. We saw that happen to them against Brentford last time out. I believe that we will get a reaction from them as they play at home here and the fans factor is going to play a role in this game.

PREDICTION: 1X

TIP: WHU 3-2 NFO

RESULT: WHU 3-2 NFO

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🔵 CHELSEA VS MAN CITY 💎 (17:30 WAT)

This is the big game of the weekend and it is going to be a cracker. Chelsea secured a good win over Tottenham on Monday night putting an end to their unbeaten run in the league in a 1-4 scoreline away from home where Nicolas Jackson scored a hattrick. I am sure their level of confidence will rise and they will play well here against the Champions. Man City, on the other hand, also scored six goals against Bournemouth last time out without having Erling Haaland on the scoresheet. This tells you that there are goals in every department in this Man City team and every replacement is almost an equivalent and they do not depend on any player to make things happen with the exception of Rodri. As long as Rodri comes to the party, I will always fancy the Cityzens to get something out of the game.

PREDICTION: 2X

TIP: CHE 1-2 MCI

RESULT: CHE 4-4 MCI

Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction stats:

Total Prediction: 89

Correct Outcome: 77 ✅

Correct Score: 10 📌