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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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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 Saturday 24 October

Posted by Jarv on October 24, 2009

A good week last week 8 out of 10 correct results and 1 fully correct score. I  Play Supoer 6 on sky too and got the time for the first goal right 5 out of 6 correct results which was the same as the guy who won, looks like i was just unlucky at being drawn out of a hat, however if Everton had won the game at the death i’d have been a few grand richer.

Anyway onto this week:

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Aston Villa

Things are going well for Villa, beating Chelsea last weekend was a good achievement and leaves them only 6 points off the top and 3 points off third with a game in hand.

Wolves picked up a good point away at Everton last weekend and for their sake its a good thing they did as they have visits from Villa and Arsenal and a tough trip to Stoke in their next 3, all of which they will do well to get anything out. I can’t see them getting anything personally and i reckon they will be in the bottom 3 by the time of the International break, it doesnt get any easier after that though as they have to goto Stamford bridge.

Mystic Jarv predicts a 2-1 win for Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa Match Discussion

Birmingham City V Sunderland

With a little help from a Beach ball Sunderland got a great result against Liverpool, regardless of whether it should have been a drop ball, Sunderland were by far the better team and deserved the 3 points and currently lie 7th only 6 points off the top, this is the same club that marginally stayed up last year and has had a remarkable turnaround under Bruce’s leadership.

Birmingham have a new owner and will have 80 million to spend on players over the next 2 windows,  For their sake they need some points on the board before the end of December to make sure the £40 million will be enough to help them stay up.

Sunderland have the better team and squad and i think will have too much for Brum

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

Burnley V Wigan Athletic

Burnley have a great record at home, 100% in fact and they will need to continue that to survive this season or start picking up a few away from home. The question is if they do lose at home will it destroy their form and confidence but i’m betting 12 points from their first 9 games, they’d have taken that at the start of the season. Were a quarter of the way into the season more or less so they need to continue that points to games ratio and they’ll be easily safe.

Wigan are a bit of an enigma beating Chelsea and then losing to Hull and will need to find some form and pick up some points. I believe they will stay up as there are at least 3 worse teams than them but they will do well to win this weekend.

Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Burnley
Burnley V Wigan Athletic match discussion

Hull City V Portsmouth

Two of the bottom 3 meet in Hull and neither will want to lose, Portsmouth have been playing better than their results show but you don’t win anything by playing nice football, just ask Arsenal fans, Portsmouth really have to win this game .

Hull also really need to win this game, I personally will be astounded if Hull are a premier league club next season, i could and have said the same for Portsmouth but they apparently have cash to spend in January to strengthen the squad, whether it’s too late or not will depend whether they can get anything from this and other games.

Mystic Jarv predicts Portsmouth to win 1-0
Hull City V Portsmouth match discussion

Tottenham Hotspur V  Stoke City

Jermain Defoe is quite rightly missing this game for a stupid and dangerous stamp so it looks like Crouch and Keane will start up front, if they win this one they will go into the Derby against Arsenal above them in the table which after the last few seasons will be a bit of a relief.

Stoke are doing great this season, in the top half of the table with 12 points having already played Liverpool, Chelsea and Man United, Like Burnley i’m betting they would have taken that before the season started. I don’t think they will have enough to beat Spurs at White hart lane though.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur V Stoke City match discussion

Chelsea V Blackburn Rovers

Chelsea got a great result against Athletico destroying them 4-0, it certainly looks like the transfer ban hasn’t affected them much if at all, they lost last time out in the Premier League against Villa and lost top spot for the second time this season. This is a good opportunity to regain it before their main rival has a tough game at Liverpool on Sunday.

Blackburn are about where i expect them to finish this season middle of the bottom half, This is a very tough game for them after narrowly beating Burnley at home last week they have both Chelsea and Manchester United away in their next 2 league games

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-0 to Chelsea
Chelsea V Blackburn Rovers match discussion

Check back tomorrow for tomorrow’s predictions

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Mystic Jarv Saturday 3rd October

Posted by Jarv on October 2, 2009

here is this Saturdays premier league predictions, Last week i got 7 results right and 1 perfect score, the ones i got wrong were I had Villa to win at Blackburn, Chelsea to win at Wigan and Birmingham to beat Bolton, so lets see how i get on this week:

Bolton Wanderers V Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs wont find Bolton away an easy prospect, certainly tougher than Burnley at home and its looking likely they will be without Jermain Defoe, all that means is they bring in Peter Crouch who got a Hat Trick on his last start to partner Robbie Keane who got 4 goals last weekend. Modric is still missing and whether he would have made the difference against Manchester United and Chelsea we will never know. Spurs lie 4th on the same points as Liverpool above them and Man City below them and i think had someone asked Harry before the season, he’d have taken that at this stage. Bolton picked up a good 3 points away at Birmingham and its a good thing they did because after this game, they goto Old Trafford, host Everton and then Chelsea and then goto Villa, thats 5 games in a row i can’t see them getting anything out of, Bolton will have to battle for any points out of these games and they might be able to frustrate one or maybe 2 of the teams to get a draw or 2

Mystic Jarv predicts Bolton Wanderers 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur match discussion

Burnley V Birmingham City

Burnley are strong at home with a 100% record and have lost every game away conceding 14 goals in the 4 away losses without troubling the scorers, the worry for Burnley is if they suffer a loss of form at home they will be doomed, still 9 points from their first 7 games is about as good as they could have hoped for , especially when the games include Man United, Chelsea, Everton, Spurs and a trip to the notoriously tricky Britannia Stadium to play Stoke City. Birmingham are exactly where they need to be at the end of the season, with at least 3 teams below them, i’m sure Alex Mcleish will be very happy should they finish 3 points above the bottom 3 at the end of the season. I had Birmingham to win last week at home against Bolton, not so this week.

Mystic Jarv predicts Burnley 1 – 0 Birmingham City
Burnley V Birmingham City match discussion

Hull City V Wigan Athletic

Hull are in trouble this season, only kept off the bottom by the pointless Portsmouth and Phil Brown must be feeling the pressure. They have 6 games now against teams that are currently near the bottom or expected to be there by the end of the season and its Vital to their season they get something out of these games or risk being too far adrift, This time last season everyone was amazed how well they ere doing at the top end of the table, this season its more like what was expected. Wigan will be massively buoyed by beating Chelsea, their first win against a “Big 4” club in 35 attempts and find themselves in the top half of the table and will want to capitalise on that by taking 3 more points against Hull before entertaining Man City after the International break

Mystic Jarv predicts Hull City 0 – 1 Wigan Athletic
Hull City V Wigan Athletic match discussion

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Portsmouth

I really think Wolves will be back in the Championship next season however their saviour might be that Hull and Portsmouth are really poor and they will likely only need to be better than 1 more club, they got a beating last time out 5-2 at Sunderland, a result that flattered Sunderland but never the less Wolves defending was shocking. Portsmouth are in big trouble, 7 games, no points, players unpaid and the Premier league threatening to step in to take over the club to save them from administration, I feel sorry for the Pompey fans but i can’t see things getting any better anytime soon, whether their new owner has any actual cash i don’t know but it will become evident very quickly if he hasn’t.

Mystic Jarv predicts Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 0 Portsmouth
Wolverhampton Wanderers V Portsmouth match discussion

Manchester United V Sunderland

With Owen missing though injury this is an opportunity for Macheda or Welbeck to be on the bench and possibly get some game time, United went top for the first time this season last week on goal difference and despite not looking their best at time have kept picking up wins, Lots of people said United would struggle without Ronaldo and they have taken a while to learn the system they are playing this season. It can also be said they are less predictable without Ronaldo and goals have come from a number of players, 8 in total i believe. Sunderland got a good win against Wolves, a score line that flattered them a little, one thing is for certain if they get a penalty Darren Bent wont be giving it up after the ear bashing he got from his manager Bruce this week. Sunderland are doing well but i don’t think they aren’t strong enough to goto Old Trafford and win.

Mystic Jarv predicts Manchester United 3 – 0 Sunderland
Manchester United V Sunderland match discussion

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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 Sunday 20 September

Posted by Jarv on September 19, 2009

So thats saturday done here are Sunday’s predictions

Manchester United V Manchester City

City got a great result last week against Arsenal at home but this stands to be a tougher test missing Robinho, Possibley Tevez and definately now Adebayor. Even without those 3 they have still spend big and have bought some good players so i don’t expect a rout but a more close game.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to United
Manchester United V Manchester City Match Discussion

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Fulham

WIll the UEFA cup damage Fulham’s season i guess time will tell and they’ve been away to Bulgaria this week and then travel to Wolves on Sunday. If Wolves want to survive this season these are game they need to win and i think they will edge this game.
Mystic Jarv predicts 1-0 to Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers V Fulham Match Discussion

Everton V Blackburn Rovers

Everton like Fulham have been in UEFA cup action on thursday, picking up a good 3 nil win against AEK Athensbut Everton need league points, Likewise Blackburn, Both teams will be hoping to pick up points from this fixture but i don’t see anything other than a home win.

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to Everton
Everton V Blackburn Rovers Match Discussion

Chelsea V Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea are flying so far this season picking up late wins and over turning defecits, the mark of champions or so the saying goes, Tottenham represent Chelsea’s toughest league game so far this season.

Spurs were unbeaten until being beaten by 10 man Man United last weekend after being a goal up, This game will be tougher still and they can’t afford to give Chelsea an inch

Mystic Jarv predicts 2-1 to Chelsea
Chelsea V Tottnham Hotspur Match Discussion

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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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Mystic Jarv’s Sunday and Monday Predictions

Posted by Jarv on August 22, 2009

Here are my predictions for Sunday and Mondays Games

West Ham United Vs Tottenham Hotspurs
Spurs have gotten off to a fantastic start and boy do i wish i’d put Defoe in my fantasy footie team, he’s been in it at the beginning of the last 3 or 4 seasons and didn’t this year as he usually lets me down and needed transferring out. Harry redknapp has spurs playing brilliantly and i expect more goals from them in this game

Gianfranco Zola, A Manager everyone seems to like, they play good football and got a good win at Wolves They might struggle with lack of fire power with only Carlton Cole fit.

Mystic Jarv Predicts 2-3 to Tottenham Hotspurs

West Ham United Vs Tottenham Hotspurs Match Discussion

Burnley vs Everton
Burnley got the result of their season on Wednesday night, beating the incumbant champions in  their first home game in the top flight for 33 years. Burnley can’t afford to relax and must put in the same effort and work rate for another 36 Premier league games and they might just survive.

Everton can’t afford to hang onto Lescott for too much longer as the saying goes if he doesn’t want to play for them get rid, And quickly so they have time to bring in a replacement.  Can Everton put the disruption out of their minds and get the 3 points?

Mystic Jarv Predicts Burnley to work their socks off and get a 1-1 Draw

Burnley vs Everton Match Discussion

Fulham Vs Chelsea
Fulham had a fantastic season last year and can Roy Hodgson do it again? He’s brought in a few good players who have decent Premier League experience, Hopefully they will hold onto Hangeland as he is key to their defence.

Carlo Ancelotti has chelsea playing well and have twice come from behind this season, they are well organised and have a very good squad.

Mystic Jarv Predicts 1-2 to Chelsea

Fulham Vs Chelsea Match Discussion

Liverpool Vs Aston Villa
What has gone wrong at Villa, they look poor defensively and lack cutting edge going forward, many more bad results and O’Neill will be under immense pressure. Its not just the beginning of this season their form at the end of the last campaign must be a worry for Villa fans.

Liverpool were very poor against Tottenham but looked much better against Stoke Defensively Liverpool have some worries and have signed Sotirios Kyrgiakos to bolster their defensive line, whether he starts only Rafa knows.

Mystic Jarv Predicts Villa to get their first goal of the season but Liverpool to win 3-1

Liverpool Vs Aston Villa Match Discussion

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Hull City Vs Tottenham Hotspurs 19 August

Posted by Jarv on August 19, 2009

A great result on match day one for Spurs beating last season’s runners up Liverpool and Hull were unlucky to not pick up a point against Chelsea owing to a late fluke cross/shot.

It must be a strange beginning to the season for spurs fans, for so long there has been talk of breaking the Premier league top 4 and the added pressure that brings, This season Man City have taken that mantle and I guess time will tell if the slightly less pressure helps spurs over the season.

Hull i think will struggle this season, they struggled to pull out of a bad run of form last season and only survived thanks to their stunning start and the fact Middlesbrough and Newcastle couldn’t score goals at the end of the season.

Mystic Jarv Predicts Spurs to win 2-1

Do you know Better? What will be the Score? Hull City Vs Tottenham Hotspurs match Discussion

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Tottenham Hotspur Vs Liverpool 16th August

Posted by Jarv on August 16, 2009

The last 2 teams to start their premiership season.

Liverpool don’t need to improve much this season to win the title if their rivals remain as they were, their big task will be whetehr they can turn some of those draws into wins. Alonso is undoubtebly a big loss and Aquilani has some big shoes to fill.

Spurs have added Peter crouch to their strikeing line up but there are serious question marks about the long term fitness of both of their best 2 centre backs, woodgate has had his fair share of injuries and king can’t play 2 games a week.

Lots to play for to put down a marker early in the season and neither will want to lose, Mystic Jarv predicts 1-1

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Mtach Discussion

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O’neill thinks City can win the title

Posted by Jarv on July 29, 2009

Really? yes they have spent a lot of money but it takes more than money to win the league, Mark Hughes has to keep a lot of players happy and get them to gel. I expect them to do well and Arsenal fans must be bricking themselves at the prospect of heading for the Europa League next time around but Champions…Really?

Don’t get me wrong next season if they continue to strengthen they wont be far away but as it currently stands i will be very surprised if they finish any higher than 4th.

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Martin O’Neill should be spending time worrying about his own fortunes as they badly fell away last season and as i see it are a weaker side this season without Garth Barry and no Martin Laursen, add to that Everton who will be up there again and (can’t believe i’m going to say this but) Spurs who have strengthened and will be much better organised at the beginning of this year than the beginning of last year, well they can hardly be worse

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This weekend was a great weekend……

Posted by Jarv on October 27, 2008

, if you are a Liverpool, Hull  or Tottenham Hotspur fan.

From Liverpool’s point of view they went top by 3 points, one of their main rivals lost and another only picked up a draw, unfortunately for them Hull and Arsenal both won to keep up a bit of pressure. Whether the bookies agree or not Liverpool will now be seen in their own fans eyes at least as major contenders, perhaps even favourites. The question is will they thrive or crumble with the added pressure this brings and do they have a strong enough squad should they still be in the Carling cup once the FA cup and champions league get serious. You won’t hear this from many Man United fans but I hope they are still contending at the end of the season, not winning the league obviously but healthy competition is good for everyone.

I awoke Saturday morning to the news Ramos had been sacked and Harry Redknapp was to be the new manager of Tottenham, later in the day I was even more shocked Tottenham had won a game, perhaps I shouldn’t have been because in Redknapp, Tottenham have a manager players seem to love playing for. As much fun as I’ve had at the few spurs fans I know’s expense I’m sure Redknapp will have them moving the right way up the table, the right way from their point of view anyway.

I do feel sorry for Portsmouth and I fear for them come January if the rumoured fire sale comes to fruition and I fully expect Defoe to make the return journey to Tottenham along with maybe one or 2 other players. One thing I am sure of is Sol Campbell and Tony Adams won’t be 2 of them even though a defender of Sol’s caliber is exactly what Tottenham need I just can’t see him going there after the abuse he receives from them and all those years at Arsenal will surely stop Adams going to Spurs although stranger things have happened.

Hull’s spectacular season rolls on with another 3 points and 20 in total and having the same as Chelsea even at this stage of the season is a major achievement from a club many (not me I will add)  tipped for relegation. 20 points after 9 games should barring a spectacular implosion make sure they stay in the Premier league for another year, I don’t think they will manage Europe as I think the competition will be too strong long term but I’m sure staying up was their number 1 priority before the season kicked off.

If I were a Newcastle United I would be worried, while Tottenham was struggling the pressure was off them a little but with the new manager and the upturn in form that usually brings, Newcastle are looking at the abyss although I do think they will get something out of West Bromwich albion on Tuesday. The Longer the turmoil over the Sale and having a caretaker manger in charge goes on, the harder it will be to escape the drop.

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