After cup matches in mid week for some teams it’s back to business in the league this weekend.
Tottenham 2-2 Swansea
Despite last weekend’s 4-3 defeat the Swans will be full of confidence and have shown they can mix it with the big boys drawing with Chelsea and Liverpool and beating Arsenal, so I think it will be more of the same at White Hart Lane today. Spurs reacted to the North London derby defeat well with three straight wins, but were beaten by a strong Everton in their last outing. I think it will be a high scoring draw between two sides playing good football.
West Brom 2-1 West Ham
West Brom have hit a sticky patch lately losing their last three games but still sit in sixth and boast the second best home defence in the league conceding just six, while the Hammers have had mixed results against teams at both ends of the table. They will be without the hugely influential Mohamed Diame who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury he picked up in the defeat to Liverpool, which could prove to be the difference between the two sides.
Reading 1-3 Arsenal
Even though Arsenal aren’t hitting the heights expected of them I think they will run out easy winners at the Madejski Stadium, putting the Capital One cup humiliation behind them. Reading have the second worst defence in the league conceding 31 goals and losing the last five games. I fear they won’t be strong enough to stop the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski. The Gunners will be looking to record their first back to back victories in the league since September, which I am sure they will achieve.