Liverpool host Arsenal in the big Premier League showdown of the weekend. Now, the question that should linger your mind is, who will come out on top?
Last week Lawro and his guest swimmer Adam Peaty predicted a win for Manchester City against Tottenham. Let’s see what he has in store for us in this weekend’s matches.
Lawro’s guest speaker this week is the 31-year-old rugby league superstar Stefan Ratchford.
Norwich vs Chelsea
Norwich was defensed poorly against Liverpool in their opening game of the season. Only if they play that kind of attacking football at home, they will win enough games to stay in the League. This will be an achievement.
The club had good results against Newcastle last week. If you take a closer look at the way they set up, it’s all about winning their home games.
Chelsea has played well despite failing to win so far this season. However, they have not played well for long enough in games.
While at the forefront, you have to stop the opposition from scoring and they have not done that. With N’Golo Kante, you have to play him in his next position.
Therefore, Chelsea will dominate the ball far longer against Norwich than they have in their other games. That should be enough for them to win.
Lawro’s prediction: 1-2
Stefan’s prediction: 1-3
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Hodgson’s team is in danger of being termed as “Crystal Palace nil.” This is a real worrying about them. Where will their goals come from?”
Fans got excited after Manchester United won against Chelsea on the opening weekend. Nevertheless, one could possibly see they are going to have problems for the season. Putting all factors constant, a routine win in Old Trafford will do.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
Stefan’s prediction: 3-1
Liverpool vs Arsenal
Unai Emery has made good signings. Their movement is excellent and there are good midfielder players with quality upfront. If they have a lot on the ball, they can cause you problems.
Liverpool on the other side, if they even have 30 minutes at their best, they will create chances and score. The Reds have not been on it defensively but they should have enough to beat Arsenal.
Klopp has a good record against Arsenal. He has not lost a game while the Liverpool manager and I don’t think that will change this weekend.
Lawro’s Prediction 2-1
Stefan’s prediction 2-0