Pikked GW18: The Predictions
It's felt like an age since we last saw a Premier League game doesn't it? With FA cup football taking over at the weekend, we think it's hard to believe that the last ball kicked in the league was Kyle Walker-Peters smashing the ball over the half-way line. Ralph Hassenhuttl sunk to his knees in floods of tears, his Saints side pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the season.
Remember? That was January the 4th just before we learned England were going into a third lockdown. Yet, that's all in the past. We are looking forward to the round of Premier League games which take place tomorrow.
Like every week, we will be giving you our weekly predictions. We admit that we don't always (almost never) get it right. But we are feeling pretty confident this week.
Pikked HQ predictions
Tottenham to beat Fulham
This game has been arranged at the last minute. Tottenham were due to play Aston Villa, however, COVID 19 has ravaged The Villains side meaning that they cannot fulfil a full side. Fulham have therefore stood up. This game was meant to take place in game week 16, but The Cottagers had similar issues to Villa. Fulham, unfortunately look doomed for this game. Languishing in 17th position and having the most leaky defence in the league Spurs will be looking to capitalise. Fulham have been called into this game at the last minute, meaning less time to prepare. Tottenham were unforgiving in the FA cup and Mourinho won't want anymore slip ups if Spurs are going to be title contenders. Tottenham to run riot!
Manchester City to beat Brighton
City finally look to have their mojo back. Their performance against Chelsea in the last round of the Premier league was arguably the most impressive from any side in the league thus far. Notwithstanding, the blues of Manchester smashed their derby rivals in the semi-final of the league cup. De Bruyne and company will want to repent their poor start. The next four games for City look winnable and will propel them into the top three if results go their way. This could be the start of a turnaround at home to Brighton.
Arsenal to beat Crystal Palace
The youngsters at Arsenal seem to be the way forward for Mikel Arteta. Smith-Rowe and Saka are being relied on and seem to be more than up for the challenge. Alexandre Lacazette has found his shooting boots and this could be problematic for Palace. Roy Hodgson's men have been inconsistent this season, yet, they have proven to be a bogey side for Arsenal over the last few seasons. Nevertheless, Arsenal are hitting form at the right time and needs to start heading north in the table.
Keep Picking Pikked
Rest assured we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure Pikked is a success. We know that Pikked will be a fully functioning product by the 2021/22 season. We have an app being built and all our bugs will be fixed. We just want to thank everyone who has been involved with Pikked thus far. We know this game is the next best thing on the market.
Good luck in this weeks game week and let's all keep our fingers crossed that COVID doesn't ruin our fun.
Stay safe and regards,