More misery for Southampton and Sunderland in Jeff Stelling's Super 6 predictions
Last Updated: 12/12/15 3:01pm
Jeff Stelling is back with his latest round of previews and predictions for the Soccer Saturday Super 6 games.
The top three in the Sky Bet Championship are involved in this week's line-up along with the four 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League, with £250,000 up for grabs in the free-to-play game.
Here's what Jeff makes of the most popular predictions so far...
Crystal Palace v Southampton
Most popular prediction 2-1 (33 per cent)
Jeff says: Well this is an interesting game. Southampton have the Indian sign over Palace in the Premier League, winning their last seven meetings. However, they're going through an indifferent period, with Graziano Pelle not scoring in four while Jose Fonte is going through a tough patch as well.
Palace are generally more impressive away and there was a lot to like about the performance at Everton. I'm going to side with the majority in going for Palace, but am backing them to keep a clean sheet.
Jeff predicts: 2-0
Manchester City v Swansea
Most popular prediction 3-0 (33 per cent)
Jeff says: Well I'm almost with them but not quite. Swansea are obviously in turmoil and I was disappointed to see Garry Monk go.
They've got a terrible record at City, losing their last nine here and it's tough to see them changing that even if Manuel Pellegrini is still missing some key players. City will win this, no doubt, but they always give you a chance at the back when Vincent Kompany isn't there.
Jeff predicts: 3-1
Sunderland v Watford
Most popular prediction 1-1 (32 per cent)
Jeff says: That's interesting. Sunderland played okay against Stoke and Arsenal. Meanwhile, Watford are having such a staggering season. I thought they'd be down there battling for their side to be honest but they're in the top half, unbeaten against sides in the bottom half, and it could be even better for them come 5pm.
Watford have been great, with such a great strike force in Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney, who could become their first player to score in five consecutive top-flight games. I just think this is set up perfectly for the Hornets to do damage on the counter-attack.
Jeff predicts: 0-2
West Ham v Stoke
Most popular prediction 1-1 (27 per cent)
Jeff says: I've gone for a draw as well but I'm expecting more goals. West Ham are having a terrible run in terms of injuries but they're still a decent side.
Stoke were mightily impressive against Man City - I really did think they were magnificent but will they do it week-in-week-out? I'm still not convinced. Both sides have goals in them, with the likes of Mauro Zarate and Bojan and this could be a really good game.
Jeff predicts: 2-2
Derby v Brighton
Most popular prediction 1-1 (21 per cent)
Jeff says: I agree with the 21 per cent. I keep thinking the Brighton bubble is going to burst but they are incredibly resilient, as they showed last week.
At the moment you'd be daft to go against them and I'm not going to as their run continues. Derby have got a lot of quality, no doubt, especially in attacking areas and will score.
Jeff predicts: 1-1
Middlesbrough v Birmingham
Most popular prediction 2-0 (35 per cent)
Jeff says: I'll go with that as well. Brimginham have gone off the boil recently with the goals drying up, failing to score in five of their last seven. They also have a terrible record at Boro, winning just one of their last 16 trips.
Middlesbrough on the other hand really do look in good shape. The don't concede many and are as near as to a home banker as you'll get all weekend.
Jeff predicts: 2-0
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