Mark Holmes predicts trophy joy for Arsenal and Di Matteo to be a Prem flop in the latest set of TEAMtalk predictions for the 2012-13 season.
Premier League top six: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton.
It is always difficult to make these predictions before the end of the transfer window, but the two Manchester clubs were separated by goal difference alone last season, and I am basing my tip on the fact that City have added only Jack Rodwell (and look set to sign Scott Sinclair), while United have added Shinji Kagawa (and look set to sign Robin van Persie).
There could well be a genuine four-horse race for the title, but I don't think Chelsea will do quite as well as some are predicting in Roberto Di Matteo's first full season in charge. Arsenal, meanwhile, have strengthened more than any other top club this summer and should be a greater force even without van Persie (if he leaves).
I expect Tottenham to strengthen before the end of the month but not enough to make the top four, while, as things stand, I think Everton look stronger than Liverpool.
I don't see Newcastle doing as well as last season with the Europa League to contend with.
Premier League bottom three: Swansea, Southampton, Reading.
There is no awful team in the Premier League this season, but I think there are once again seven or eight that will constantly in danger.
Promoted teams have done well in recent seasons, but I think all three will struggle this season, largely because of their defences. Of the trio, West Ham are most likely to chuck money at their problems in January, hence they'll probably just survive.
Swansea, meanwhile, have lost Steven Caulker, Joe Allen and Gylfi Sigurdsson from last season's team, and I can foresee a campaign of very few goals for them.
I think Fulham will be surprise strugglers, with Norwich, West Brom and Wigan the other teams looking over their shoulders.
Leading Prem scorer: Sergio Aguero - Manchester City.
It's rare for a striker to score more than 20 goals in his first Premier League season, but Aguero did just that and will only get better in his second.
First Prem manager to be sacked: Steve Clarke - West Brom.
West Brom's signing of Romelu Lukaku persuaded me not to tip them for the drop, but I still think Clarke will struggle in his first managerial job, and Albion chairman Jeremy Peace proved with Di Matteo that he will take action if he feels necessary.
Biggest Prem flop: Roberto Di Matteo - Chelsea. This category is meant for players, but I'm choosing Di Matteo because I think Chelsea will really struggle to match the expectation on their shoulders this season. I predict supporters will be calling for the Italian's head by Christmas.
FA Cup winners: Arsenal. I've been really impressed by the Gunners' summer signings and really think they're in for a big season. Winning this could be the start of another trophy-laden era for them.
Capital One Cup winners: Manchester City. I couldn't predict City to win nothing, and their squad is so strong that they could win this competition with their 'B' team.
Champions League winners: Real Madrid. I predicted Real to win this last season and will do again. Jose Mourinho has assembled a side even better than Barca's, and he'll be determined to land the big one soon.
Europa League winners: Inter Milan. Foreign teams seem to handle the demands of this competition better than English ones, and Inter are as good a bet as anyone to go the distance.
Championship top six: Blackburn, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Blackpool, Bolton, Wolves.
Blackburn should walk the league with Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu in the team, but, unusually, I can see all three of the relegated teams doing well. It's surely time for Cardiff to get out of the division, though, while Tony Mowbray is putting together an exciting time at Middlesbrough, and Blackpool are still strong.
Leading Championship scorer: Jordan Rhodes - Huddersfield. I don't think there are too many outstanding strikers in the league but, if he stays at the Galpharm for the full season, I expect Rhodes to carry on scoring by the bucket load.
League One champions: Sheffield United. United should have gone up last season, and I don't think they'll miss out for a second time.
League Two champions: Rotherham. The Millers are favourites for the title for a reason.
SPL top three: Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts. Celtic will obviously cruise to the title, and Dundee United are the best of the rest in my opinion.
SPL top-scorer: Gary Hooper - Celtic. Celtic's most prolific striker will undoubtedly top the scoring charts, and that man is sure to be Hooper.