Manchester United announced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager yesterday but they are on a two-game losing streak and Matt reckons they could be held to a draw by Watford at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has been handed a three-year deal for helping United win 14 from 19 games but he’s facing a rocky patch as they try and qualify for the Champions League for next season.
Elsewhere Matt reckons Brighton will get a boost in their survival hopes by beating Southampton, Wolves will continue their good run with an away win at Burnley and Crystal Palace will increase the doom and gloom on Huddersfield.
He also expects Leicester to continue their form under Brendan Rodgers with a win over Bournemouth.
Matt’s Footie 5 predictions
Brighton 2 Southampton 1
Brighton will be buoyant after three wins in a row and have a chance to take a giant step towards safety before their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. Despite Saint’s late turnaround against Spurs, they may find the Amex tough going.
Burnley 0 Wolves 2
Burnley have spent the international week mulling over another slump and Turf Moor is not the intimidating fortress of old. Wolves’ only loss in their past 12 was the surprise one at Huddersfield and they will be playing hard for their FA Cup semi-final places.
Crystal Palace 2 Huddersfield 0
Mathematically, this could be relegation day for the Terriers and with another defeat likely, it is when rather than if, they give up the ghost. If Burnley and Southampton both win, and Huddersfield don’t… that’s it. Doubt it will inspire them though.
Leicester 2 Bournemouth 1
It’s that period of the season where games can become increasingly meaningless and it is hard to see what there is to play for. On the plus side, that gives Brendan Rogers a free hit to bed down some of the ideas he will have worked on this fortnight.
Manchester United 1 Watford 1
Watford will like nothing better than to spoil the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coronation party at Old Trafford. The Norwegian got the permanent post on the back of successive defeats and the initial wave of euphoria he brought may take some time to return.
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