You are welcome to week 06 football pools.
5-Newcastle v Westham
- The appointment of Graeme Jones to the c coaching staff appears to be the catalyst and main reason for Newcastle staying up last season. Callum Wilson outlined that Jones offered a lot more tactically to the Magpies than Steve Bruce. Staying up is once again likely to be the main aim for Newcastle this season.
- A lack of activity will be cause for concern and frustration on Tyneside (just copy and paste that every summer, to be honest). Joe Willock looks like he should be a Newcastle player before this match after his excellent form last year but it remains to be seen as to whether he will be available for this match.
- Without losing too many players, West Ham’s squad is already beginning to look a little bit thin. David Moyes performed very well in his job to get an already thin midfield in the top six last season but the loss of Jesse Lingard kin the attacking roles as well as the potential departures of Jarrod Bowen and Andriy Yarmolenko will leave the Hammers short – especially as they balance the league alongside Europa League football this season.
- A lack of depth is unlikely to be too much of an issue just yet but they will be fearful in a month or two if reinforcements aren’t brought in (just copy and paste that as well, every summer).
- There is a chance that West Ham could complete the signing of Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina whilst Newcastle might have Joe Willock wrapped up prior to the match as well. If that is the case then Willock would be likely to go straight into the Newcastle side whilst Milenkovic probably wouldn’t. These two have played out some entertaining matches in the last couple of seasons and met on the opening day last year with Newcastle going to the London Stadium and winning by two goals to nil. Both teams to score with a full crowd and an impetus on the home team, as well as West Ham’s attacking brilliance on the counter, seems the solid bet for this one.
Did you know that since week 49 2021, the first team at home that the first letter corresponds with the Saturday date of play has not failed?
For example, in week 06 2021, the Saturday date is the 14th of August, 14 converted to Alphabet is N, the first letter N at home, is Newcastle.
16-Nottingham Forest V Bournemouth
Both sides head into the game off the back of impressive EFL Cup victories and will look to build on their respective performances.
Nottingham Forest started their Championship campaign on the back foot as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Coventry City last Sunday.
However, the Tricky Trees quickly moved on from that result last time out as they secured a 2-1 victory over Bradford City in round one of the EFL Cup.
Portuguese midfielder João Carvalho scored a quick-fire double just before the halftime break to give Nottingham Forest a two-goal lead before Callum Cooke pulled one back for Bradford City in the 54th minute.
Head coach Chris Hughton will hope the victory will serve as a springboard for a good run of form following a dry spell that saw them go seven games without a win across all competitions.
Meanwhile, following an unconvincing pre-season, Bournemouth got their season off to a flyer in the EFL Cup as they claimed an emphatic 5-0 victory over Milton Keynes Dons.
However, the Cherries were denied an opening-day EFL Championship victory last time out as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Bromwich Albion.
Nottingham Forest have a slight upper hand in the history of this fixture, claiming six wins from their previous 16 encounters. Bournemouth have picked up five wins, while five games have ended in draws.
While Nottingham Forest will aim to build on Wednesday’s Cup victory, they have failed to win their opening home game in the Championship over the last three seasons.
After slumping to a draw against West Bromwich Albion, we expect Bournemouth to come out roaring for their first win of the season. However, Nottingham Forest will do everything possible to avoid another defeat. Our prediction for this match is a draw.
Also, the last time a team from the week of play met Bournemouth on number 16 the following week, they drew. If we go by that number 16 will give us a draw this week. Refer to week 20 and week 21 2020/2021 season.