Alex’s 2012/13 Premier League Predictions
The start of the Premier League season is just minutes away here are our final table predictions for the 2012/13 season.
- Man City
- Man U
- Aston Villa
- West Ham
- West Brom
With Man City’s strike force of 3 truly world class forwards in Tevez, Balotelli and Aguero we can’t look past the champions. Man will provide great competition as ever although a lack of a top quality central midfield signing may be telling. Chelsea have invested heavily in some of the world’s best young players and they will provide a strong title challenge with the other Manchester Clubs. Arsenal have strengthened despite losing Van Persie and they could be somewhat of a surprise package, expect them to also challenge this year.
Spurs, Newcastle and Liverpool will form the chasing pack but will probably just fall short of Champions League football. Expect Everton to come on strong in the second half of the season, with steady progress for Villa; Fulham and Sunderland in midtable.
Reading have a real attacking philosophy with Brian McDermott and have made a lot of good signings, they could well surprise a few people. Big Sam will keep up West Ham although Southampton could be the only promoted club to go down.
Other predicted relegated clubs include Norwich and West Brom. Here at Football Formation we are big fans of Chirs Hughton although the lack of quality in the team could be telling for the Canaries. It may surprise a few to see West Brom in the relegation zone after a couple of solid years in the Premier League. No-one can deny Steve Clarke’s Assistant Manager credentials, however it may be too big a task for him with little investment, one saving grace is that Clarke’s defensive coaching is second to none (Liverpool’s defence was one of the only plus points last year).
As ever these predictions are a bit of fun but what do you think?