Manchester United’s abysmal current form will continue with a derby defeat at Man City, while this week’s Premier League Predictions thinks Leeds will lose at West Ham, while Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will pick up much-needed wins.
Each week our writers take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.
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Burnley v Arsenal (Saturday, 12.30pm)
Sheffield United v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm)
Aston Villa v Wolves (Saturday, 5.30pm)
Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 8pm)
West Brom v Newcastle (Sunday, 12pm)
Liverpool v Fulham (Sunday, 2pm)
Manchester City v Manchester United (Sunday, 4.30pm)
Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sunday, 7.15pm)
Chelsea v Everton (Monday, 6pm)
West Ham v Leeds (Monday, 8pm)
TEAMtalk: How did you come to support the Gers and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?
Dougie: I actually went through various teams when I was little, my family had no particular team that I had to follow. I liked Forest first because they won the European Cups and then I liked Liverpool mostly because of Kenny Dalglish.
A lot of my pals liked Celtic and Aberdeen, but I remember watching a Scottish cup game when I was about 9 or 10 and seeing Davie Cooper play for the first time and I decided then I was Rangers fan.
TEAMtalk: Who have been your favourite five players for your club? (Historically or currently)
Dougie: Davie Cooper, Ally McCoist, Brian Laudrup, Paul Gascoigne and Allan McGregor. (It’s a close call with “the goalie’ but Greegs signed a pair of gloves for my wee boy so he’s in!)
Great time to be a Rangers fan again
TEAMtalk: What are your hopes for the rest of the season and what do you make of the current side?
Dougie: The team are superb at the moment. They seem really strong mentally and there’s a real togtherness in the squad. We can grind out wins when we’re not at our best but we are also playing some really beautiful football. Steven Gerrard has done a fantastic job.
Hopefully we can clinch the league sooner rather later and maybe get even deeper into the Europa League.
TEAMtalk: Have you got a soft spot for another team and why?
Dougie: I have a soft spot for Partick Thistle. My kids do the football camp there during the holidays and it’s a great club.
TEAMtalk: What’s going on with you as a band at the moment?
Dougie: The band are just about to reissue our first album Good Feeling so we’ve been putting the finishing touches to that package. We have a new video coming out for the new single “Waving at the Window’.
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