Charlie Nicholas' midweek Premier League predictions: Man Utd vs Tottenham, Liverpool vs Everton

02/12/19 5:30pm

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Charlie Nicholas returns with his latest round of Premier League predictions

Charlie Nicholas returns with his Premier League predictions ahead of a bumper midweek of the action, including Manchester United vs Tottenham and Liverpool vs Everton.

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A look at some of the key stats surrounding this week`s Premier League action, including Everton`s trip to Liverpool and Manchester United welcoming back former boss Jose Mourinho and his new club Tottenham
A look at some of the key stats surrounding this week`s Premier League action, including Everton`s trip to Liverpool and Manchester United welcoming back former boss Jose Mourinho and his new club Tottenham

Tuesday

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth - 7.30pm

You would expect Crystal Palace to kick on a bit now after their win at Burnley. All of a sudden they have an impressive side but be warned, Palace are still unpredictable. Everybody is looking at them in the table and thinking they are doing well - they are only two points off Tottenham in fifth and Wolves in sixth place.

They have good spells and have bad spells, just like Bournemouth. They are also unpredictable so it is a hard call. The inconsistencies of each of these teams will cancel each other out. Palace can get themselves in a great position to look like a top-half team but I am not convinced they have enough with the lack of goals they score.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace`s win over Burnley in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace`s win over Burnley in the Premier League

Burnley vs Manchester City - 8.15pm

It`s the Premier League and the title race is far from over for Manchester City. Liverpool are not dynamic and we know what the festive season can do to a team. They don`t need to be beaten but in three games you can drop six points - it is what happens in this league.

Manchester City will not have given up hope yet. Like Liverpool, they are not playing well. Gabriel Jesus is a different player to Sergio Aguero. Bernardo and David Silva have gone quiet but Kevin De Bruyne is bringing them through at the moment. Pep Guardiola is worried about the defence and so he should be.

We know how tough it is going to Burnley. The front two are a real handful, although it doesn`t sound as though it was too good at the weekend. Burnley will have a go at City though as their defence is frail, but Guardiola`s side will be hard to stop on the counter-attack. The defeat to Crystal Palace doesn`t help Burnley so will they risk going forwards? City will pick them off eventually.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-3 (10/1 with Sky Bet)

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from the 2-2 draw between Newcastle and Manchester City in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from the 2-2 draw between Newcastle and Manchester City in the Premier League

Wednesday

Liverpool vs Everton - 8.15pm

I watched the Liverpool match for Soccer Saturday at the weekend and in the end, they deserved to win. But the three points didn`t come without a struggle. They were hanging on at the end and the defensive frailties were highlighted once more.

Alisson will miss the derby match and his replacement Adrian was a bag of nerves when he came on. Liverpool do not have the same rhythm of last season but they do know how to get results, and got there in the end on Saturday.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool`s 2-1 win against Brighton in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool`s 2-1 win against Brighton in the Premier League

Meanwhile, Everton lost this fixture last season to a last-minute Divock Origi goal. Marco Silva, who is another manager in serious danger, is saying that he has no interest in talking about his job. He knows what is in store, but he may be out soon. I am just not sure how soon.

If they get beat by three or four I think it will be over for Silva on Thursday. What happens after that? Does David Moyes come in and save the day or do they twist and go with Eddie Howe to build a project? It`s a big call for the decision makers at Everton.

This game is a different scenario though - it`s the derby. The two sides will not be thinking about anything that`s to come around the corner. Liverpool will want to rub Everton`s noses in it. Everton will park the bus, but Liverpool will be comfortable.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (13/2 with Sky Bet)

Super 6: Marco Silva`s grand farewell?

Over 64 per cent of Super 6 players are opting for Liverpool to cruise to victory and beat their local rivals by two or more at Anfield, which could spell the end of Marco Silva`s tenure at Everton. With £250k for the taking, which scoreline will take your fancy? Play here for free.

Manchester United vs Tottenham - 7.30pm

Soccer Special is going to be an excellent show on Wednesday with six games on for all six of us to watch over.

We are all looking forward to it and Wednesday. This is the reason why because this is a stunning game. We have Jose Mourinho`s return to Manchester United to look forward to.

Will Jose get stick? They didn`t dislike him at Old Trafford. They may not have liked his style and knew deep down that the players went about his ideas the wrong way, mainly Paul Pogba. He had problems with Luke Shaw but Jose has always been honest and up front. He did win trophies and got them a Champions League spot so he will not get bombarded.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester United`s draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester United`s draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League

I might be wrong but we have a Tottenham team that are three weeks ago would have gone with their heads down - a draw will have delighted them and left them relatively pleased, but Man Utd are there for the taking if Tottenham want it..

It is strange how things come up. Tottenham are the favourites at Old Trafford. They do not get results against the big teams, but United nowhere near at the moment. I think United will be upbeat for this one as if they have a point to prove, so it will be interesting. Jose will fancy the job though.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Tottenham`s 3-2 win against Bournemouth in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Tottenham`s 3-2 win against Bournemouth in the Premier League

Super 6: Red redemption for Jose?

Jose Mourinho has three wins from three since taking the job at Tottenham, scoring 10 goals in that time. Staggeringly, over 150,000 (35 per cent at this moment in time) have backed Tottenham to leave Old Trafford with a 2-1 win and all three points, but who will you side with? Play here for a chance to win £250,000.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa - 7.30pm

Chelsea have had the stumble that we`ve been predicting would come. A lot of players are not getting the game time they want, but he needs the youngsters in the squad to perform. We have not seen much of Callum Hudson-Odoi recently, while Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have had a couple of knocks to deal with. This tells you how the squad is being stretched. Chelsea will be up and down for the remainder of the season in my opinion.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from West Ham`s win over Chelsea in the Premier League
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from West Ham`s win over Chelsea in the Premier League

Meanwhile, Aston Villa impressed at Old Trafford, and that is exactly where you want Jack Grealish to be playing. I want him just off the left and attacking the defence. To be honest, I think Villa are better than what the table suggests, but I cannot trust them defensively, and for that reason I think Chelsea will edge this one.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (17/2 with Sky Bet)

Super 6: Chelsea struggles to continue?

West Ham came to Stamford Bridge and dispatched Chelsea 1-0, with only 0.19 per cent of Super 6 players predicting that scoreline. Only 2 per cent are tipping Aston Villa to have the same fortunes as they make the journey to take on Frank Lampard`s side. Play for free here.

Leicester vs Watford - 7.30pm

Where did Kelechi Iheanacho pull that from? When you mention Brendan Rodgers, he is a manager that makes players bette. He`s able to find something from players which you would not expect. Iheanacho is a decent player but he`s a bag of nerves in front of goal. That only improves with confidence. It can eat away at you but Rodgers gave him confidence to perform.











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