After another long international break, your favorite column, Vibz Predict with Jibs, returns with a big clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
There is no better and bigger game to kick start the weekend with than Chelsea hosting their former manager, José Mourinho and his struggling Red Devils.
But as we di always do am, we go tell una wetin happen di last time as Neelie and Jibsman continue their punditry journey. Neelie bin dey 68points while Jibs trailed by 29points on 39points.
Week eight (8) bin no easy for two of them sha but Neelie still manage to get one perfect prediction- Crystal Palace’s 0-1 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers while Jibs got zero.
Meanwhile, Jibs did get four (4) correct outcomes for a total of four points ahead of the break, with Neelie adding four more points from four correct outcomes to take his weekly tally to eight (8) points.
On the table, Neelie wan cantab Jibs sha as e don enter 76points now, and Jibs dey 44points.
Now, time don come for us to tok about week nine (9) for the Premier League and we go start am with that ogbonge battle for the Bridge, where we believe sey the Blues go beat United, but no be like people wey tiff phone for computer village sha.
Let’s Vib into it!!
CHE vs MUN
Di kind miracle United need to escape defeat for Bridge today, no pastor for Nigeria don try am. The Red Devils are without a win at the Bridge since SAF retired, dem don lose three of their last six away games in the PL. That’s not all o!
London is also a terrible hunting ground for Mourinho’s men, having lost eight of their last 13 games there. Another bad news na sey their Portuguese manager don lose four of his last five matches against his former sides, and this include all three at the venue of today’s clash. Say a prayer for the Manchester side.
Result: CHE 2-0 MUN
Stamford Bridge is not a happy hunting ground for the Red Devils, they have not won there since Alex Ferguson retired. Also, based on current form… Chelsea should win. An early goal will make the win smoother.
Result: CHE 2-0 MUN
BOU vs SO’TON
Bournemouth has a thorn in my flesh this season, so much that whenever I see their name, i simply get weak. However, di kind form dem dey, i want to go for a win here against Mark Hughes and his Southampton side, who has always had the upper hand in this tie and last won at the Vitality stadium back in 2016.
Result: BOU 3-1 SOU
The Cherries have been punching above their weight this season and are in better shape than the Saints. But who go win? Stopping the brilliant trio of Brooks-Wilson -King will be key for Mark Hughes’s team.
Result: BOU 2-1 SOU
CAR vs FUL
Goals dey always dey this particular game, and I believe sey na wetin go happen again this time. I don’t see either winning, however, even tho Fulham does look like a team with the necessary arsenal to pick all three points.
Result: CAR 1-2 FUL
Cardiff never win, Fulham self dey losing streak but will Aleksandar Mitrovic draw blanks again? Make we see wetin go happen sha, Cardiff have proven to be dangerous with set plays by the way.
Result: CAR1-1 FUL
MCI vs BUR
Perhaps the easiest game to call this weekend. The Clarets may prove a stubborn side, but na Etihad dem dey go abeg. City go too much for them, and with Kevin de Bruyne set to return, na to reduce number of goals conceded sure pass for Sean Dyche and his side o!
Result: MCI 3-0 BUR
City are statistically the best team in the league, but they’re up against a resurgent Burnley. Dem go win, but how resolute will the Clarets be defensively to reduce the battery?
Result: MCI 2-0 BUR
NEW vs BHA
One thing with these relegation threatened sides is that after a brilliant showing against one of the top sides, they usually fail to build on it and today, that could prove yet the case for Rafa Benitez’s Magpies, who were superb against Manchester United before the break.
With Brighton their opponents this time, I want to believe, however, that they showed enough against the Red Devils to finally get their campaign off the mark this weekend.
Result: NEW 2-1 BHA
The bad against the worse. 😂 na battle of who bad pass be this one. Newcastle can try to take more points in this relegation dogfight.
Result: NEW 1-1 BHA
WHU vs TOT
This one na London derby and like all derbies, e go hot die. Na also very tricky game because the Hammers don hammer Spurs wella for this tie, but don lose plenty London derbies.
Result: WHU 1-2 TOT
West Ham have found form, Spurs di grind wins, but West ham have had their fair share of wins against Spurs recently. However, can the hosts stain the Lily Whites again? Make we see.
Result WHU 1-1 TOT
WOL vs WAT
By now una suppose no wetin go happen when na Wolves dey involved for me, e come be now wey dem dey home against Watford, wey don lose form.
Result: WOL 2-0 WAT
New comers wey dey do oldies strong thing, winning games at home with relative ease than the scoreline suggests. Today, dem go fit add another old scalp to their collection?
Result: WOL 2-1 WAT
HUD vs LIV
While Huddersfield are one of three sides yet to register a win this season and I expect that search to continue when they welcome Liverpool to John Smith’s. Hopefully they avoid a handball scoreline.
Result: HUD 0-2 LIV
The Terriers don improve performance, but not the result… Liverpool are missing some key players, this may lead to a tough encounter. But the Reds should still have enough quality to scrape up some points.
Result: HUD 1-2 LIV
EVE vs CRY
Everton are a side on a high and against Palace, I would favour them to continue that rise, with their Brazilian import, Richarlison, alongside Gylfi Sugurdsson set to be very decisive.
Result: EVE 2-1 CRY
Richarlison FC v Zaha FC. Everton form and introduction of Bernard might prove too much for Palace who are currently struggling for form. If Zaha dey, dem fit get better chance to leave with at least a point.
Result: EVE 2-0 CRY
ARS vs LEI
After nine successive wins, the Gunners host a Leicester City side they have beaten at home 11 times on a row. The Foxes will try to outfox Unai Emery’s men, but such is the form of Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal that they will make it 10 consecutive wins in all competitions on Monday.
Result: ARS 3-1 LEI
Arsenal have won six league games on the bounce, and they are at home. Calling this in their favour is a no brainier. Lacazette needs to be stopped for Leicester to stand a chance. Leicester get danger men for front too, players wey fit give defence line head ache.
Result: ARS 2-1 LEI
Na our predictions for this weekend be this. Wetin you think? Get in touch because we go like hear from una. E go be!! 😀
Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Three points will be awarded for correct results, while one point goes for a correct outcome. This means there are four points per game, with a maximum of 40points per week.