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2012/13 Premier League Predictions Including Southampton, QPR & West Brom to go down?

With the new season nearly upon us many fans will be itching to know how their team will perform. In this article I will address how I believe the new season will pan out. however, it is just my opinion so feel free to leave yours in the comments.

Top Four

The main question asked at the start of every season is: who will win the title? I believe the answer to that question is Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson will be fuming that Manchester City won the title last season, especially in the fashion that they did it – in the last minute of the last game of the season. Therefore he will be determined to fix that by ensuring Manchester United lift the trophy. They have hopefully solved their central midfield issues with the signing of Kagawa, whereas we have not yet seen Man. City splash their cash in this transfer window. In addition to this, Man. City will be looking to improve on last season’s Champions League Performance so they will be mainly focussing on that. I predict that they will finish runners-up because they still have a strong squad capable of beating almost every team. Third place will be that of Chelsea, who will want to improve on their poor performance in the League last season, finishing sixth. However, I feel that they will also be focussing more on the Champions League, looking to make history and become the first team ever to retain the Champions League. Arsenal will finish fourth in another average season for them. while they have made some new signings, I can’t see them having a great effect on Arsenal’s final position and I am also not sure if Van Persie will be in the same stunning form as he was last season.

Europa League

I think Newcastle will continue to build on last season’s grey form and finish fifth again, above Tottenham Hotspurs. I was shocked when Tottenham announced the signing of Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager, after what can only be described as a dismal reign in charge of Chelsea last season. I think he will leave them weak in defence, and they will also struggle to score goals, with Emmannuel Adebayor’s unreasonable demands meaning that it is looking more and more unlikely that he will move to White Hart Lane.

Mid-Table

I expect the same teams to be at mid-table next season, with Liverpool not improving much on their performance last season as the players will take time to adapt to Brendan Roger’s playing style. I expect the likes of Everton, Sunderland and Fulham to be mid-table, as they were the previous season. I am incline to believe that both Norwich and Swansea may slip down the table towards the relegation zone and perhaps have an outside chance of going down, with both teams losing two superb managers in Paul Lambert and Brendan Rogers respectively.

Relegation Zone

I expect all three of the newly promoted teams – Reading, Southampton and West Ham – to be fighting to stay in the league next season, but I expect both Reading and West Ham to stay up. Sam Allardyce will use his experience to keep the Hammers out of the bottom three, but their football won’t be pretty. Reading look to have made some good signings over the summer and could build in their fantastic form at the back end of last season. Southampton, unfortunately, don’t look as strong to me and I expect them to finish in a disappointing 20th position. And the two teams that will be joining them? I think QPR will struggle, having just survived last season and I predict that they will finish 19th with West Brom finishing just above them in 18th, because I am not sure if they will perform well under Steve Clarke. Aston Villa will be down there again scrapping, but I think they’ll stay in the Premier League.

So that’s my predictions for the 2012/13 Premier League Season. Will they be correct? Only time will tell, but I am certain about one thing – it’s going to be a corked of a season!

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. JOJO

    9 August, 2012 at 02:09

    Why do you think that Southampton will go down?The explanation that you gave was very,very vague.

  2. fair oak stan

    9 August, 2012 at 07:41

    sitting in a darkened room dreaming of watchin a game live, HA HA HA! be a man u fan week .

  3. tr

    9 August, 2012 at 08:48

    You are a douche… What woeful reasoning for every position. So clueless it’s a joke

  4. Keith LAS

    9 August, 2012 at 08:51

    QPR 1 Chelsea 0. Nuff said

  5. Thomas Baggie Boyden

    9 August, 2012 at 10:51

    It is your opinion, but how you have based your opinions is of very poor research. West Brom finished 10th last season and have gotten stronger each time.A new coach has defined them now in your opinion as relegation fodder.Can you please explain that to me? What new ideas has Steve Clarke brought to the Hawthorns that will prove so disastrous to the club?

  6. Jem

    9 August, 2012 at 11:10

    So, given that I grew up in Southampton and still love the city and the Saints, I’m obviously inclined to disagree with your prediction on that one. But I do think we’re going to have a tough time of it, the step up is sizeable, we’ve not really got a core of players with Premier League experience and perhaps our charge up the divisions is just going to leave us a bit short.

    Not sure we’ll be last, but hey, someone has to be and no fan is going to start the season saying “Yep, my club probably will be a dead bottom of the table”.

    As for the Baggies, inclined to agree with you. Hodgson is a fantastic and proven manager and it would be incredibly surprising if they moved on and up without him at the helm. Steve Clarke isn’t Steve Kean, but he’s an unknown quantity in a league where we’re inclined to prefer the devil we know.

    As a couple of words of response to “Thomas Baggie Boyden” above : it’s the little things, the deep research and tactical nous, the well-timed and well-chosen substitutions. Hodgson is a top drawer manager and we’ll all just have to wait and see what Clarke can do. Big shoes though.

  7. mike smith

    9 August, 2012 at 11:18

    If you are so sure of the bottom 3 put you life savings on it you knob COYR

  8. mushtak

    9 August, 2012 at 16:52

    ass hole… boring bullshit waste of space u are !! no humour or personality in this article if you want the truth son

  9. Steven

    9 August, 2012 at 20:30

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  10. Anonymous

    9 August, 2012 at 22:32

    Boring…..

  11. chuks

    10 August, 2012 at 12:06

    u are serious at all,chelsea can’t be 3rd and i don’t see united wining the title.city or chelsea to lose.

  12. Banterz

    10 August, 2012 at 13:49

    wait wait wait, don’t come to conclusions here, where does the blogger say “I am a chelsea fan” they don’t so give over on that part.

    It’s very hard to predict on who goes down the PL(Premier League) is tighter than ever with this I beleive apart from your big or top 7 including Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle are all fighiting to stay in the PL(Premier League)

    As people are accusing the blogger of supporting Chelsea I support a Championship club.

  13. Aaron

    13 August, 2012 at 00:32

    Arsenal? average season? look at our team, we may not win the league but it wont be average by any means we will compete for the top 3 and will be near or in the trophy position

  14. joshs92

    14 August, 2012 at 22:04

    I generally don’t beleive West Brom will go down with the signings they have made. Neither will QPR in my opinion. I think this season may be Wigan’s time to step down, but apart from that the premier league is too close to call.

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