Andre Johnson’s Premier League Preview
E2E’S Andre Johnson gives his predictions on this weekends matches and what he thinks will stand out and also what teams will have an impact on this weekends fixtures
With a day left of the new Premier League on its way, after such an eventful season, champions Manchester City will have high expectations this season, also Manchester United having a miserable season they will hope to make it better this time around.
Manchester United Vs Swansea 12:45 Old Trafford
Manchester United kick us off first against the Welsh team Swansea, after losing out on the Premier League and also Champions League.
However Swansea will want to make the mark after only finishing 12th, manger Garry Monk will want to cause an upset.
Andre Johnson predicts : Manchester United 3-1 Swansea
Leicester Vs Everton 3pm King Power Stadium
Leicester have not been in the Premier League for almost 10 years, meaning that the new boys will want to show that they are here to stay for good.
They face a tough challenge against an Everton side who finished 5th but gave Arsenal a challenge for 4th spot, Roberto Martinez will be looking for a good start and so will new signing Romelo Lukaku.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Leicester 1 – 2 Everton
QPR Vs Hull 3pm Loftus Road
With QPR back in the Premier League after a year out Harry Redknapp will be looking for a win tomorrow or something to spice up their return to the prem, what better way to do it by beating the Tigers.
With former England manager Glenn Hoddle being brought in as first team coach, QPR will be excited and expecting A lot.
Andre Johnson Predicts : QPR 2 – 0 Hull
Stoke Vs Aston Villa 3pm Britannia Stadium
After just escaping relegation, Aston villa will want to do better this campaign, however their first day last season was wonderful beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates, Paul Lambert will want that to happen again.
On the other hand with new signing Bojan, Stoke have been wonderful during pre-season, the whole changing room will be excited to get unto the field and will be looking for an easy 3 points especially as they are at home.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Stoke 3 – 2 Aston Villa
West Brom Vs Sunderland 3pm The Hawthorns
West Brom escaped relegation by a whisker last season, the magpies finishes 3 points clear of the relegation zone in 17th.
Sunderland managed to pull themselves away from the relegation dog fight and were able to get to a comfortable 14th league position.
This looks like a tight one so both teams will want to give their best and give 100% to be 1 step ahead of the other.
Andre Johnson Predicts : West Brom 1 – Sunderland
West Ham Vs Tottenham 3pm Boleyn Ground
The first London derby of the season sees The East side of London take on the Northern part of London, The hammers finished an average 13th last season and will want to kick start their Premier League season with a win against London rivals.
Also, Tottenham who missed out on Champions League qualification by a margin of 10 points will want to make sure they use every opportunity they get. This match looks set to be a thriller.
Andre Johnson Predicts : West Ham 2 – 2 Tottenham
Arsenal Vs Crystal Palace 4:30pm Emirates Stadium
Following a fantastic season, the FA Cup winners Arsenal, feature in the second London derby of theseason, this time Arsene Wenger has gone out and bought new singings, all eyes will be on Alexis Sanchez as eyes will be on him.
However, Crystal Palace are in a miserable state after recently losing their manger Tony Pulis, they go into this match without a manger. This match should look like a easy 3 points for the gunners.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Arsenal 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Liverpool Vs Southampton Sunday 1:30pm Anfield
Liverpool had a good season finishing 2nd and just missing out on the title, this would definitely have Brendan Rodgers men more hungry for the Premier League now. With Suarez gone how will Liverpool cope?
However, Liverpool is not the only team to have star players leave this summer, as Southampton got rid of many of their star players including Rickie Lambert who will feature against his old club. He will be hoping to make an impact in his first encounter against his old club.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Liverpool 3 – 1 Southampton
Newcastle Vs Man City Sunday 4pm St. James Park
Newcastle face the toughest challenge going up against the champions of the Premier League Manchester City.
Newcastle have bought in the most players this transfer window and will be hoping they make a difference and show their worth against City.
The champions will have to show their worth, with Kompany, Nasri, Silva and a few others signing new contracts, the buzz around Pellegrini’s men will be very high as they go into this one.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Newcastle 1 – 2 Man City
Burnley Vs Chelsea Monday 8pm Turf Moor
Premier League new boys have a really hard challenge, but the last time Burnley had a tough challenge on the opening day they impressed beating Manchester United 1-0 in 2009.
Chelsea have a good chance in winning the Premier League Title this season as so many are saying with Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge Chelsea will be hoping for a easy 3 points.
Andre Johnson Predicts : Burnley 0 – 4 Chelsea