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Mystic Jarv Weekend of 19 December

Posted by Jarv on December 19, 2009

Well it’s been a few weeks since I got around to doing this, Rest assured (if you really care) I have still been doing my predictions, I’ve been doing fairly well too, last weekend aside where everything seemed to go wrong, This midweek for example I got 7 of 8 Results right and 2 perfect scores, Only Arsenal let me down who I expected to beat Burnley.

Anyway onto this weekend:

Saturday

Portsmouth V Liverpool

A tough one this one Liverpool have been poor but then again Portsmouth are bottom of the table and seemingly have no money. Still Pompey have been playing better than results suggest and they might just sneak something out of this game. Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 Draw

Aston Villa V Stoke City

Villa Really are on a roll of late and have moved into 4th on the Same points as Arsenal in third all be it playing 1 game more. Stoke will be fairly happy with their lot so far this season 21 points from 16 games will be more than enough to keep them up if they can repeat that in the next 16 games. I really don’t think Stoke will get anything from this game though.

Mystic Jarv predicts 3-1 to Villa

Blackburn Rovers V Tottenham Hotspur

Blackburn have a great home record and have not been beaten there since the 15th of August. Spurs form on the other hand is all over the place, 2 wins, 3 draws and a loss from their last 6 & personally I think Blackburn will just shade this one.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to Blackburn

Fulham V Manchester United

What a fantastic achievement it is for Fulham to make the knockout stages of the Europa League, I hope the draw is kind to them. United have major injuries at the back but are scoring more goals this season than last. Fulham need to get at United early and try to nick a goal to put the pressure on. That being said i think United will edge this one.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-2 to Manchester United

Manchester City V Sunderland

Sunderland started great but have struggled over the last few games and need a win to get the confidence back a little. City also need a win having not picked up 3 league points since September. Tottenham fans were chanting “you’re getting sacked in the morning” to Hughes on Wednesday night, well he hasn’t been but pressure is mounting and they are 8th having spent close to a quarter of a billion since Hughes took over. The pressure on Hughes i think will be lifted a bit with this game and all will be rosy again if they follow it up with Wins against Stoke and Wolves over Christmas. They also have a game in hand

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to City

Arsenal V Hull City

Out of the Relegation zone Hull have done better of late but are once again without Jimmy Bullard who has yet another injury. Arsenal aren’t the first team to struggle at Burnley and they wont be the last but from winning at Anfield to losing at Burnley while both United and Chelsea won. This was a shock result last year with Hull picking up 3 points, Can’t see it this time though.

Mystic Jarv predicts 3-0 to Arsenal

Sunday

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Burnley

McCarthy has come under a lot of fire for his team selection at Old Trafford and i can understand why the Wolves fans who forked out 42 quid to effectively watch the reserves but like he says if he wins on saturday which helps keep them up then all will be forgiven. Burnley got a great result at home to Arsenal but are hopeless away from home and i reckon Wolves will pick up 3 points here.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Wolves

Everton V Birmingham City

Birmingham have been playing great of late picking up lots of points and are currently lying 7th and only 5 points off 4th, I don’t think they will manage 4th but if Alex Mcleish is given a nice chunk of money in january to buy a few more quality players then its a possibility, especially as the other teams around keep dropping points at regular intervals. Who thought Everton would be 15th after 16 games? I certainly didn’t, They’ve had lots of injuries which has shown the thinness of their squad and will want to pick up points soon or risk being caught in a season long relegation battle.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 draw but wouldn’t be surprised if either team wins

West Ham United V Chelsea

Can anyone see anything other than a Chelsea win here? West ham have little in the way of striking options and i’m not exactly sure where the goals might come from. Chelsea had a little wobble but i expect them to comfotably be in the top 2 at the end of the season and should they not be crowned champions i think they will be close by.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-3 to Chelsea

Monday

Wigan Athletic V Bolton Wanderers

A game both teams really need to win, especially as 2 wins in a row could jump either team into the top half if other results went their way, a tough encounter but Wigan to edge it in My Opinion.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 Win for Wigan

So there you go

Not sure if I will add anything else before hand so if not i wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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Champions League Draw – 1st Knockout round

Posted by Jarv on December 18, 2009

So its a big day for the Remaining British clubs still in Europe.

Champions League

Manchester United , Chelsea and Arsenal all go into the draw in the seeded pot,

which consist of Arsenal,  Barcelona,  Bordeaux, Chelsea,  Fiorentina,  Manchester United,  Real Madrid,  Sevilla.

and the unssded clubs are

AC Milan,  Bayern Munich,  CSKA Moscow,  FC Porto,  Lyon,  Inter Milan,  Olympiakos,  Stuttgart.

Clubs from the same country are kept apart as are those from the same group.

For some reason this round is split over 4 weeks instead of 2 this time around.

1st Knockout Stage Draw

Stuttgart V Barcelona
Olympiakos V Bordeaux
Inter Milan V Chelsea
Bayern Munich V Fiorentina
CSKA Moscow V Sevilla
Lyon V Real Madrid
FC Porto V Arsenal
AC Milan V Manchester United

So There you Go, Please Go here for Champions League Draw Discussion

Jarv

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Europa League Draw to Follow

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Mystic Jarv Weekend of 28 November

Posted by Jarv on November 28, 2009

No write up last week but i got 6 results and no perfect scores, There are some tough games to predict this week but here goes anyway, Just predictions this week, more of a write up next week.

Saturday

Blackburn Rovers V Stoke City

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 draw

Fulham V Bolton Wanderers

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 win for Fulham

Manchester City V Hull City

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 win for Man City

Portsmouth V Manchester United

Mystic Jarv predicts a 0-2 win for United

West Ham United V Burnley

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 win for West ham

Wigan Athletic V Sunderland

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-2 win for Sunderland

Aston Villa V Tottenham Hotspur

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-2 win for Villa

Sunday

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Birmingham City

Mystic Jarv predicts a 0-1 win for Brum

Everton V Liverpool

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 win for Everton

Arsenal V Chelsea

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 draw

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Mystic Jarv Weekend of 7 November

Posted by Jarv on November 7, 2009

Another bad week for Mystic Jarv last weekend, here are this weekends predictions

Saturday

Aston Villa V Bolton Wanderers

Since beating Chelsea 3 weeks ago Villa haven’t won a game in the league and only won in the League cup on penalties, Their form is something Villa will want to rectify quickly if they serious want to challenge for Europe this season.

After 2 4-0 thumpings at the hand of Chelsea in their last 2 games Gary Megson will be glad to see the back of them for now at least however a trip to Villa park is not any easy away game either.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 to Villa
Aston Villa V Bolton Wanderers match discussion

Blackburn Rovers V Portsmouth

Pompey’s results have picked up a little to match their playing form and this is a massive game for them, both clubs find themselves in the bottom three and Blackburn are struggling more than i thought they would this season. They should now be over the Swine flu that hit the club and need to bounce back.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 to Blackburn …..just, however i could see it going the other way too
Blackburn Rovers V Portsmouth match discussion

Manchester City V Burnley

Burnley simply are not very good away from home and i can’t see them getting anything here. City are currently in the top 4 which is where they want to be and will really want to be there over the international break. There really should only be one winner in this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 to City
Manchester City V Burnley match discussion

Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland

Like Villa, Sunderland have not won since their big victory on the 17th October and will want to get back on track as soon as possible, Lee Cattermole is injured and he ha been their driving force in the middle of the park and without him i believe they will struggle without him.

Spurs have had mixed fortunes from their recent matches and won’t be please by the 3-0 beating at the hands of their neighbours, if Spurs truly have designs on a Champions League place they have to win this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 to Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland match discussion

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Arsenal – 17:30

Wolves have picked up a point in each of their last 3 games, asll 3 of which i predicted them to lose, should they get something from this game they will really surprise me.

Arsenal will be pleased with the win last week against Spurs and Wenger must be delighted with their form, they’re scoring goals for fun. There is discussions about take overs going on at the moment but i don’t think it will put the team off their stride and i expect them to move into 2nd by Saturday night.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-3 to Arsenal
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal match discussion

Sunday

Hull City V Stoke City

Well phil brown is still in charge but you have to ask how much longer, the statement from the new chairman was hardly resounding and should 3 points not be forthcoming against Stoke i believe he will be gone by the time they play West Ham,  Should Brown be sacked it gives the club a couple of weeks while the internationals are on to find a New boss. The question is, is there anyone better out there that will want to goto Hull?

Stoke Captain Abdoulaye Faye says they can qualify for Europe this season, big brave words given the competition this season, if they are to then they have to win this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 0-1 to Stoke
Hull City V Stoke City match discussion

West Ham United v Everton

It was a bitter-sweet midweek for West ham, beating Villa was a top result but losing Carlton Cole was a blow to them, before that game they were struggling for form. Everton were struggling even more and are having a terrible season by their recent standards and failed to pick up a win in the whole of October.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 Draw
West Ham United V Everton match discussion

Wigan Athletic V Fulham

12th V 11th in the league, I didn’t see the game against Roma but i undertstand Fulham were unlucky to be down to 9 men. Still at the end of the day the Premier league is their bread and butter and this game is more important in the long term, beating Liverpool was a fantastic result for them and they will want to follow it up against Wigan.

Wigan got thumped at Portsmouth last week and have had a few mixed results since beating Chelsea, they have conceeded lots of goals too and will need to tighten up for this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 Win for Wigan

Chelsea V Manchester United

This game as a United fan worries me, United’s defence has been quite porous of late and Chelsea have been scoring lots of goals and playing great football but it’s never quite that simple is it. I believe United will be really up for this game and could just nick a win but to do that they need to cut out the defensive and keeping errors that plagued the game against CSKA on Tuesday. The normally steady Van der sar will definitely want the first and third goal back and a keeper of his stature shouldn’t have been beaten so easily.

United need to keep Drogba and Anelka quiet if they do that they have a chance, Chelsea have to nullify United’s Wingers which could be key to the game

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-2 for United (might be being an optimistic United fan here)
Chelsea V Manchester United match discussion

Monday

Liverpool V Birmingham City

Under normal circumstances in other seasons this would be such an obvious prediction but Liverpool are struggling and with Gerrard and Torres both doubtful and both possibly needing surgery on injuries 2009/2010 could be shaping up to be Liverpool’s worst season for many a year.

A draw against City and a victory against Sunderland are 2 results that surprised me a little , I tink they will lose this game but if they can frustrate Liverpool ealry on they might, just might get something.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 win for Liverpool
Liverpool V Birmingham City match discussion

Other Stuff

Although i Know nothing about boxing Mystic Jarv predicts a win for Haye against Valuev, like i said i know nothing so don’t put your house on it

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Mystic Jarv Sunday 25 October

Posted by Jarv on October 25, 2009

Here Goes Sundays predictions

Bolton Wanderers V Everton

Everton were destroyed in Benfica on Thursday night, They have a lot of injuries, 9 players missing on Thursday through injury, i’m not sure if any of them are back but they should have Heitinga and Neill available after being cup tied.

Bolton have had 8 days to prepare for this game and haven’t had to travel to Portugal and back like Everton have. They did well and almost got a draw at Old Trafford and have 2 games against Chelsea in 2 competitions next up so will want to do well in this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 win for Bolton
Bolton Wanderers V Everton match discussion

Liverpool V Manchester United

I can’t wait for this game, As most of you know i’m a Manchester United fan and I am definitely a little biased, make of that what you will.  Liverpool have been struggling 4 games without a win in all competitions and have their biggest rivals up next. To make matters worse Liverpool have some injuries although despite what Rafa says it’s not as bad as he makes out, pretty much every other team have had and in fact 2 thirds of the premier league have more injuries right now. I fully expect Torres, Gerrard and Johnson to be playing on Sunday.

United are on a run of 11 games without a loss and have 10 wins out of those games, they have 7 more points than they did this time last year. United have injuries too, more than double that of liverpool in fact but again i expect the game to be contested by pretty much full strength teams, Even Owen Hargreaves is hopefully expected back in full training soon.

The game could go either way and will depend on how the 2 teams start, It’s easy to say Liverpool are missing Alonso but they are and i think (hope) United edge this one.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Manchester United
Liverpool V Manchester United match discussion

Manchester City V Fulham

City have won every game so far at Eastlands this season and will be glad to be back there after 2 draws away from home, Unlike their opponents this weekend though they have had a week off so should be nicely refreshed although they are still missing Robinho but as they have another 80 million pounds of striking options that shouldn’t be a worry. When you have 3 strikers out and can still call on Santa Cruz (£18m) and Tevez (£25-47m) thats not a bad choice is it.

Fulham played Thursday evening and in Hodgson’s own words the Premier League is more important, They were unlucky against Roma, I’ve not seen the incident but i gather the sending off was harsh.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 3-1 win for Manchester City
Manchester City V Fulham match discussion

West Ham United V Arsenal

If the games go as i’ve predicted them West Ham will be bottom after the weekend, West ham have not won since the opening day in the league and desperately need some points.

Arsenal have a few injuries but are playing really well, Wenger plays great football and this season they are picking up results too. They have the best goal difference of any team in the league and if they win their game in hand are only a point off top of the table. Like Spurs they will want a win this weekend to be on a winning league run going into the Derby next weekend

Personally i can only see this game going 1 way

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 win for Arsenal
West Ham United V Arsenal match discussion

Thats it, More predictions next week

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Mystic Jarv 17th October

Posted by Jarv on October 16, 2009

Back to the Premier league after the international break and a few teams have injury worries and knocks to consider, several players missed the midweek internationals, however i’m betting most of them are playing this saturday.

Anyway here we go

Aston Villa V Chelsea – Early Kick off

This will be a tight game after the internationals, i Believe, maybe wrongly, Chelsea have had more players on international duty and will have travelled further.

This season will be tough for Villa, last season they only really had Everton to contend with for the Europa League this year there is Manchester City in the mix as well as spurs and that makes them one of 8 or maybe more teams vying for the top 5 European places from the league, but of course there might be more depending on the results of the Cups. This must give them lots of pressure and it will be interesting to see how they do.

Chelsea are top of the league again after United stumbled at home to Sunderland and will want to ensure they will still be there at the end of the weekend but its a tough game away at Villa.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 draw

Aston Villa V Chelsea match discussion

Arsenal V Birmingham City

Will this game can only go one way surely, Birmingham have trouble scoring  and Arsenal have the best goal difference in the division.

Mcleish apparently have 40 million to spend in January and for them to progress they need to spend it well, until they they will have to work and battle hard to keep their head above water, their only chance against arsenal is to frustrate the gunners but in my opinion sooner or later the damn will break and if it happens early Brum could be on the end of a hiding

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Arsenal

Arsenal V Birmingham City match discussion

Everton V Wolverhampton Wanderers

After their horrendous start Everton are in the top half and are only 2 wins from third with a game in hand however i’m sure their realistic aim is the Europa League although like Villa they might find that a tough ask this season.

Wolves are beginning to be almost where i expect them to end up, thats in the bottom three and they have Villa at home next and Stoke away, both games they will do well to get anything out of.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Everton

Everton V Wolverhampton Wanderers match discussion

Manchester United V Bolton Wanderers

Every week Bolton are described as battlers and thats because thats what they are , they don’t play free flowing football and have found their niche which has allowed them to stay in the top division longer than most people probably would have forecast.

United were woeful against Sunderland and in thew eyes of some fans the blame falls solely on the shoulders of Ben Foster. Personally i think its harsh but no more than i expected. I’m not saying he has been faultless but on a few occasions he’s been made the scapegoat where others were far more culpable.

It’s likely that Van der Sar will make his return and i hope for his sake he is faultless or he might find himself being jumped on.  Whether Edwins return inspires confidence or not i think Bolton might be on the end of a backlash.

Mystic Jarv predicts 3-0 to United

Manchester United V Bolton match discussion

Portsmouth V Tottenham Hotspur

Much of the discussion in the media has been what sort of reception Harry Redknapp will get, after winning the Cup and giving Pompey some good finishes in the league then he should get a good reaction from the Pompey faithful.

Pompey won last time out and that must have been a huge relief to paul Hart, their players and they fans. They will have to work hard to keep in touch and not be adrift come January where they will apparently have cash to spend. Avram Grant has been brought in as director of football and I can see him taking over should results not improve quickly.

Spurs got a point away at Bolton last time which is a venue they have struggled at in the past and other than against United and Chelsea have started the season well and will i think have too much for Portsmouth here

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-3 to Spurs

Portsmouth V Tottenham Hotspur match discussion

Stoke City V West Ham United

I can only see one winner here, Stoke are very tough to beat at home and West ham’s squad isn’t great and has a shortage of goals, not a good combination.

There have been a few rumblings of discontent at Zola too and they desperately need points to stop them being dragged into a season long relegation fight.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Stoke

Stoke City V Sunderland match discussion

Sunderland V Liverpool

Liverpool apparently have worries over both Gerrard and Torres however i’m betting both will play. Liverpools defence hasn’t looked as good as in previous years and Jones and Bent ill put them under lots of pressure at home and if Sunderland play like they did against United they have a good chance of getting something from this game.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Sunderland

Sunderland V Liverpool match discussion

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So there you go, Sunday and Mondays games will be added Sunday

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Mystic Jarv Sunday 4th & Monday 5th October

Posted by Jarv on October 4, 2009

So Saturdays games are done Here are my predictions for Sunday and Monday’s Premier League Games

Arsenal V Blackburn Rovers

Mystic Jarv predicts Arsenal 3 – 1 Blackburn Rovers

EvertonV Stoke City

Mystic Jarv predicts Everton 1 – 0 Stoke City

West Ham United V Fulham

Mystic Jarv predicts West Ham United 1 – 0 Fulham

Chelsea V Liverpool

Mystic Jarv predicts Chelsea 2 – 2 Liverpool

Aston Villa V Manchester City – Monday

Mystic Jarv predicts Aston Villa 2 – 1 Manchester City

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Mystic Jarv Saturday 26-28 September

Posted by Jarv on September 26, 2009

I’m not around this week so i am writing it last week hence just a list of score predictions.

Saturday

Portsmouth 0 Everton 1

Birmingham City 1 Bolton wanderers 0

Blackburn Rovers 0 Aston Villa 1

Liverpool 2 Hull City 0

Stoke City 1 Manchester United 2

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Burnley 1

Wigan Athletic 1 Chelsea 2

Fulham 1 Arsenal 2

Sunday

Sunderland 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Monday

Manchester City 2 West Ham United 1

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Mystic Jarv Saturday 19 September

Posted by Jarv on September 18, 2009

Here we go again 6 right results last weekend 2 of them correct scores, Not a great weekend for Mystic Jarv, Lets see how i get on this week.

Burnley V Sunderland

Burnley have started well, although they only have 6 points from a possible 15,  Burnley have got trips to Liverpool and Chelsea out of the way and beaten Manchester united at home. Their home form is going to be crucial to them this season and need to make it a fortress as much as they can.

Sunderland lie 7th which i’m sure is higher than they would have expected, on the same points as Villa and liverpool, I’m sure their first job is to ensure survival but a few more wins and they can start to look how high up the table they can finish.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 Draw
Burnley V Sunderland Match Discussion

Arsenal V Wigan Athletic

Arsene Wenger will be glad he doesn’t have to goto Manchester again this season, 0 points from both games where they likely deserved more.

Roberto Martinez was quoted this week he wants European football in  3 years at Wigan, Lofty goals given the competition for the top 6 places, Sadly for Roberto i can’t see them getting anything from this game. 

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 Home win
Arsenal V Wigan Athletic Match Discussion

Aston Villa v Portsmouth

After a bad first week Villa have gotten themselves back on track with 3 straight wins, they are only 3 points behind 2nd with a game in hand.

Portsmouth must only be a matter of games away from sacking Paul Hart, not that i agree with it,  as he’s had most of his best players sold off from under him, he needs to start attacking though as the 4-5-1  just isn’t working and the longer it goes on the further they maybe adrift at the foot of the table

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 Win for Villa and lots more rumours about Paul Hart’s job.
Aston Villa V Portsmouth Match Discussion

Bolton Wanderers V Stoke City

3 points last time out for Bolton in a 3-2 win (a game i predicted 0-0) it doesn’t change the fact Bolton are in for a tough season.

Stoke lie 8th in the table and don’t appear to be set for a 2nd season slump which affects quite a few newly promoted teams and In my opinion will be safe in plenty of time this season.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Stoke
Bolton Wanderers V Stoke City Match Discussion

Hull City V Birmingham City

15th V 17th, Two teams who could really do with 3 points  but equally wont want to lose, I expect a tight game  but the Home team to edge it.

Mystic Jarv Predicts a 1-0 Win for Hull
Hull City V Birmingham City Match Discussion

West Ham United V Liverpool

So the season isn’t over just yet for Liverpool, after a shaky start they appear to be back on track, this is a tricky away trip this season, if West ham can sort out some strikers.

I Expected West Ham to have more than 4 points form 4 games and i still think they will finish mid table but could very well be in the bottom 3 by the end of the weekend.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 Win for Liverpool
West Ham United V Liverpool Match Discussion

so there we go, Come back tomorrow for Sundays games

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Mystic Jarv Saturday 12 September

Posted by Jarv on September 12, 2009

Its been a good week in the world of Mystic Jarv, 9 of 10 results right in the premier league last time out and 5 of 5 of Saturdays Internationals. Although i didn’t post on here I had England to beat Croatia, Russia to beat Wales, Holland to beat Scotland and Northern Ireland to draw with Slovakia so 3 of 4.

Anyway onto this Week

Blackburn Rovers V Wolverhampton Wanderers

Blackburn have struggled so far this season and find themselves in the bottom 3 after 3 games, Wolves on the other hand have had mixed fortunes  so far this season. Blackburn i think will be too strong for Wolves especially so as Wolves have a few injuries and by the end of Saturday will draw level on points with Wolves

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers V Wolverhampton Match Discussion

Liverpool V Burnley

Two wins from 4 games is not the start Rafa, Liverpool or their fans wanted or expected but talk of their premier league challenge being over is premature to say the least. Rafa’s men have been far from convincing this season but championships are not won in September, they can be lost however and Liverpool will want to improve quickly.

Burnley have had a good start to the season which finds them on the same points as Liverpool having already played Manchester United and Chelsea, those 2 games and this one wont decide which division they play their football in next season and any points are a bonus. Owen Coyle i’m sure will be ticking off the points to the Magic 40 point mark, 6 down 34 to go, In my opinion he will be in the same position at 5pm on saturday.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Liverpool

Liverpool V Burnley Match Discussion

Manchester City V Arsenal

One of the big four verses one of the teams hoping to replace them this season, City have spent big including 40 Million on 2 players from Arsenal. City have a few injury problems from the Internationals including Robinho and Tevez who are both doubts but that shouldn’t be an excuse when you have spent over 100 million pounds recently and a truck load before hand.

Wenger was annoyed this week that Arshavin has picked up an injury or rather made the one he had before the internationals worse by playing 90 Minutes. on the plus side though Rosicky is fit again and played 56 minutes for the Czech republic in the week. Not sure if i’m the only one who finds it a little odd a long term injured player like Rosicky played for his national team before his club side.

This will be an open game but will end in a draw

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 Draw

Manchester City v Arsenal Match Discussion

Portsmouth V Bolton Wanderers

Pompey are in trouble, Most of their better players have been sold off to be replaced with, in my opinion, downgrades. Paul Hart will need serious backing in January to avoid having to travel to Doncaster, Barnsley and other stereo typical places relegated premier league teams don’t want to goto, That is of course if he still has a job in January.

Bolton are second bottom only above Pompey and neither team will want to lose this game, its a typical “Relgation 6 pointer” but i reckon it’ll be one point apiece and a mind numbingly dull game to watch.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 0-0 draw

Portsmouth V Bolton Wanderers Match Discussion

Stoke City V Chelsea

Stoke have started great 7 points from 4 games and are really tough to beat at home. I can see them giving it a really good go but Chelsea are flying this season, the remainder of the season may depend on whether the transfer ban affects them, will they put it out of their minds, will it bring them together in a kind of siege mentality or will the distraction put them off their stride?

I’ve been wrong once already this season backing against Stoke at home but Chelsea are one of, if not the team to beat this season.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Chelsea

Stoke City V Chelsea Match Discussion

Sunderland V Hull City

Sunderland sit mid table with the same points as Villa, Liverpool and Arsenal and Darren Bent has started the season well. Bruce’s teams are usually well organised and Sunderland are no different.

Hull are well erm poor they have struggled to bring in players in the summer and Phil Brown has a long old season ahead attempting to keep them up

I think i’ve predicted Hull to lose every game so far  and this game is no different

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-0 win for Sunderland

Sunderland V Hull City Match Discussion

Wigan Athletic V West Ham United

I keep predicting Wigan will be ok this season but sit 4th Bottom with 3 points from a possible 12, west ham have played a game less and have 4 points. This is an important game for both teams.

It should be an open passing game but neither have won since the opening day,

Mystic Jarv predicts an entertaining 1-1 Draw

Wigan Athletic V West Ham United Match Discussion

Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United

Second V Third, Spurs are missing one of their key men from the early few weeks in Luka Modric and another,  Palacios will only have got home friday morning. these 2 are key for Spurs. Spurs may have some defenders back fit for this game and Defoe is on fire. Krankjar will probrably make his Debut, it will be interesting to see how he gets on.

United have Valencia like Palacios only back in Friday morning and may have Ferdinand back in the starting line up. United despite hammering wigan 5-0 havn’t looked overly impressive and toiled even in the first half at the DW stadium. Rooney like Defoe is on form this season so far and he seems to be enjoying hsi central role.  I believe United will have just a little too much for Spurs on this occasion, but i wouldn’t be surprised by a draw or a close win either way.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 Win for Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United Match Discussion

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Mystic Jarv’s Saturday 29/08 Premier League Predictions

Posted by Jarv on August 28, 2009

Its Friday and time for another round of me plucking random numbers out of the air and writing some words otherwise known as Mystic Jarv’s Premier league Predictions, Last round i got 6 out of 10 results right but no perfect scores. Lets see how i do this time

Chelsea Vs Burnley – 12:45

So…hands up those who predicted Burnley to have 6 points after 3 games. Well i didn’t and i don’t expect them to win at Stamford Bridge either. At home with the crowd behind them is one thing but against Chelsea who seems to be playing very well this season and Ancelotti appears able to change things at half time if they are struggling i can only see one result.

Mystic Jarv predicts  a 2-0 win for Chelsea

Chelsea Vs Burnley Match Discussion

Blackburn Rovers Vs West Ham United – 15:00

Personally i think this has draw written all over it, a battling Blackburn against West Ham who are a little one dimensional up front, well they would be with only 1 fit striker.

West ham will want to put the midweek behind them as soon as possible and Blackburn will want to get off the mark or risk being in a big relegation fight.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-1 draw

Blackburn Rovers Vs West ham United Match Discussion

Bolton Wanderers vs Liverpool  – 15:00

Well thats season over for Liverpool isn’t it…….no of course it isn’t but you might be forgiven for believing the multitude of Tabaloid papers that claim it is. While i might have had some fun at my Liverpool supporting mates expense there is in reality a long way to go in this seasons title race.

Bolton aren’t a great side, they’re not even a good premiership side, The had chances against Hull but Hull are not a good side either. Now if Liverpool were to lose this game then questions would need to be asked, I don’t see it though

Mystic Jarv Predicts 1-3 to Liverpool

Bolton Wanderers Vs Liverpool Match Discussion

Stoke City Vs Sunderland – 15:00

I’m a big fan of Steve Bruce, he did wonders with Wigan last year and found some gems who have moved on to bigger clubs , He appears to be doing the same for Sunderland, he has Bent motivated and firing.

Stoke were a lot of peoples tip for relegation last season and ended up comfortably staying up with a philosophy buiult on Hard work which i think will keep them up this season too however i think Sunderland will have too uch for Stoke even at home.

Mystic Jarv predicts 0-2 to Sunderland

Stoke City Vs Sunderland Match Discussion

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Birmingham City -15:00

Tottenham are flying high, top of the league and have a real chance of going into the International break with a 100% record, Jermain Defoe is really firing this season and they out played Liverpool in game 1, gave Hull a drubbing in game 2 and got a great away win at West Ham in game 3.

Birmingham will be reasonably pleased with 4 points from their first 3 games, they have already got rid of the trip to Old Trafford, A similar average return per game will see them safe….if only it were that simple.

Mystic Jarv Predicts 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Birmingham City Match Discussion

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Hull City – 15:00

Two clubs i’ve tipped to be battling against the drop this season, Wolves did ok against City at towards the end of the match and Hull got a morale boosting win last week against Bolton.

I can’t help thinking this wont be a game for the football purists though.

Mystic Jarv predicts a bore draw 0-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Hull City Match Discussion

Manchester United Vs Arsenal – 17:15pm

Both teams come into this game on the back of good results, Manchester United beat Wigan 5-0 last weekend and Arsenal beat Celtic 3-1 in the Champions League.

This is the first meeting of any of the “big 4” this season and both will want to lay down a marker. All too often over the years this game is billed as an Epic premier league title decider only to peter out into a low scoring scrappy affair. This season however it hasn’t been built up anywhere near as much and i can’t help wondering if that is because Arsenal are not seen as genuine challengers this season. To be honest Arsenal were my tip to drop out of the top 4 this year.

Arsenal have started well this season and destroyed Everton on the first weekend and have a Plus 8 Goal difference from their 2 matches. United have looked less than impressive from their first 2 games and were not overly stunning in the first half against Wigan, once the first goal came however it was a different story.

Both clubs have a few injuries with United probably having the slight worst of it missing Van der Sar, Ferdinand, Rafael, Obertan and of course Owen Hargreaves, add to this Johnny Evans who needs surgery sooner rather than later and is playing through the pain. Arsenal are missing Nasri, Djourou, Rosicky (Arsenals very own version of Owen Hargreaves?), Fabianski and their biggest problem Fabregas, who may or may not be fit for the game. Lots to take into account, 2 Clubs with injuries, 2 clubs that like to play the game in an attacking way.

So anyway Mystic Jarv Predicts a 2-1 Win for Manchester United, the game could go either way and the first goal is Key.

Manchester United Vs Arsenal Match Discussion

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Chelsea Burnley
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29/08
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Blackburn West Ham
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29/08
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Bolton Liverpool
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29/08
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Stoke City Sunderland
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29/08
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Tottenham Birmingham
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29/08
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Wolves Hull City
x3
29/08
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Man Utd Arsenal
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29/08
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Portsmouth Man City
x3
30/08
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Everton Wigan
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30/08
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Aston Villa Fulham

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Champions League Group Stage Draw

Posted by Jarv on August 27, 2009

Here is the Draw for the 2009/2010 Champions League group stages

Group A
Bayern Munich
Juventus
Bordeaux
Maccabi Haifa

Group B
Manchester United
CSKA Moskow
Besiktas
Wolfsburg

Group C
AC Milan
Real madrid
Marseille
FC Zurich

Group D
Chelsea
Porto
Athletico madrid
Apoel FC

Group E
Liverpool
Lyon
Fiorentina
Debrecini

Group F
Barcelona
Inter Milan
Dynamo Kiev
FC Rubin Kazan

Group G
Sevilla
Rangers
Stuttgart
Unirea Urziceni

Group H
Arsenal
AZ Alkmaar
Olympiakos
Standard Liege

(sorry for any Spelling Mistakes, I’m typing this while watching the draw, i’ll fix them later)

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Mystic Jarv – Saturday Premier League Predictions 22/08

Posted by Jarv on August 21, 2009

Like a duracell bunny I wont give up no matter how wrong i am. First up Lets see how i did in midweek

Sunderland Vs Chelsea predicted 1-1 actual Result 1-3 – Nothing There
Wigan Athletic Vs Wolves predicted 2-0 actual result 0-1 – Nothing there
Birmingham Vs portsmouth predicted 1-0 actual result 1-0 – Spot on Yay
Burnley Vs Manchester United predicted result 1-2 actual result 1-0 – I dont want to talk about it
Hull City Vs Tottenham Hotspurs predicted 1-2 actual result 1-5 – Right result, wrong score
Liverpool Vs Stoke City predicted 1-0 actual result 4-0 – Right result, wrong score

So a mixed Bag midweek much like last weekend. So onto Saturday

Arsenal Vs Portsmouth
After destroying Everton on the first weekend and beating Celtic in midweek it is  a great time to be an Arsenal fan, i stand by my statement i don’t think they will challenge this season as soon as they get a few injuries. Wenger has Arsenal playing great football as usual and it must be a joy to be a season ticket holder at the Emirates, not only do you get to watch great football every week but you have some decent amount of cash to afford one 🙂

I’m going to start sounding like a stuck record regarding Paul Hart’s Portsmouth, What is going on down there on the south coast, David James is now rumoured to be on his Way to spurs to link up once again with Harry Redknapp, Will there be anyone left by the time the take over happens….if it happens

Mystic Jarv Predicts 2-1 to Arsenal

Arsenal Vs Portsmouth Match Discussion

Birmingham City Vs Stoke City
First win of the season for Birmingham midweek against Portsmouth, for what its worth I think it was a penalty, eyes on the ball or not David James took the player out who may have got to the ball before him.

Regardless of last seasons results against Liverpool I’m sure Tony Pulis wouldn’t have been expecting anything from Anfield. Its sure to be a tough season for both of these teams and its games like this that both teams really need to win, if it were 3 games from the end of the season instead of 3 games in pundits up and down the country would be calling this a Relegation 6 pointer and to be honest the game has no less significance to both clubs. Their main aim this season will definitely be survival first then see where they can get to.

Mystic Jarv predicts Birmingham to edge it 1-0 but it could go either way.

Birmingham City Vs Stoke City Match Discussion

Hull City Vs Bolton Wanderers
Hull will be smarting from the 5-1 demolition at the hands of Spurs and they seem to be really struggling to bring in a striker, latest to be linked is David Nugent who hasn’t been able to get a game on a regular basis at Portsmouth, No wins since december at home for Hull.

Bolton have no points either and just like Birmingham Vs Stoke this game is a must win for both teams and Bolton were certainly the 2nd best team in the game versus Sunderland. I do expect them to have a bit more than Hull though

Mystic Jarv predicts a 1-0 win for Bolton

Hull City Vs Bolton Wanderers Match Discussion

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
What a time to be a Man City fan, loads of money to spend, lots of new players and a sense of real expectation. City really have to win games like this and should be expected to comfortably, Hughes has spent a quarter of a billion pounds since he took over and knows his job must be on the line unless they seriously challenge for the title.

Wolves got a good win against Wigan bit i still think they will struggle this season

Mystic Jarv predicts a comfortable 2-0 home win

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Discussion

Sunderland Vs Blackburn Rovers
Darren bent has got off to a flyer so far this season and at this rate won’t be far away from a chance at the golden boot, Steve Bruce wouldn’t have expected to get much out of a game against Chelsea and Sunderland should have a great shot at a top half finish under Bruce, especially if Bent keeps firing.

Sam Allerdyce has a team of battlers and will no doubt work hard against Sunderland, Blackburn have signed Salgado on a free transfer and time will tell if Big Sam can get much out of him.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Sunderland

Sunderland Vs Blackburn Rovers Match Discussion

Wigan Athletic Vs Manchester United
There will be some damaged ego’s in the Manchester united camp after losing against Burnley, most United fans i know can’t seem to understand why Carrick took that penalty, it must have been decided before hand however i would have expected Rooney on 99 United goals to want to have made it 100 Will Wigan be on the End of a United backlash?

Wigan lost against Wolves in midweek and I think they will lose this one too but i do expect them to survive this season

Mystic Jarv predicts 0-1 to Manchester United

Wigan Athletic Vs Manchester United Match Discussion

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Everton Vs Arsenal 15 August

Posted by Jarv on August 15, 2009

Everton have been a good team under Moyes and did exceptionally well last term despite a lack of strikers for much of it, Jo is once again on loan from Man City too.

Arsenal have been weakened with the loss of Toure who IMO was their best defender last term and doesn’t seem to want to sulk like Gallas when things aren’t going their way, Adebayor has gone too and despite question marks over his work ethic he’s still a good striker and a target man when the intricate passing isn’t working.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 Everton in a match dominated by Arsenal passing

Everton vs Arsenal match Discussion

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