Another week of Premier League action looms ahead of us with some valuable fixtures at both ends of the table, check out our predictions here!
Manchester United vs. Liverpool – home win
Still widely considered to be the biggest game in English football, this threatens to be a real cracker this weekend.
Whilst Mo Salah has been in incredible form this season – leading Liverpool’s line with 24 goals and 134 points – United have overcome some big sides at Old Trafford this season, a factor that probably makes them marginal favourites.
The exploits of David de Gea, who has conceded just 22 goals in 29 appearances could be key to this match.
Everton vs. Brighton – away win
After a poor performance last weekend, Everton need to react in front of their home fans.
However, that will be no mean feat as they take on a Brighton side in inspired form in recent weeks.
Glen Murray’s heroics last time out saw him play a key part in an unlikely victory over Arsenal.
He now has 11 goals and 35 points this campaign and could well be the difference maker once again.
Whilst you can never write off Everton at Goodison, a buoyant Brighton come into this fixture as favourites.
Huddersfield vs. Swansea – draw
The Swans have been an irresistible force at the Liberty Stadium but were humbled on there travels last time out.
The Terriers have shown dogged determination at home in recent weeks, leaving the game wonderfully balanced.
Expect the likes of Mooy of Huddersfield (36 points) and Jordan Ayew of Swansea (23 points) to be the catalysts behind this scrap at the bottom.
Newcastle vs. Soton – home win
Rafa’s men were outclassed last week but come up against a Southampton team struggling for any sort of form.
Dwight Gayle has had his best run of games in recent weeks, hitting five goals and 22 points for the season, and could be the man that decides a clash that could be critical come the final standings.
West Brom vs. Leicester City- away win
It’s hard to look past this game being anything other than an away win and Pardew’s last game at the Hawthorns.
Jamie Vardy (13 goals 50 points) and Riyad Mahrez (nine goals and 63 points) are a fearsome duo and are likely to cause the West Brom back line an incredible headache this weekend.
West Ham vs. Burnley – draw
Burnley but an end to a poor run of form last weekend, having beaten Everton at Turf Moor, whilst West Ham have slipped back to the form of earlier in the season having lost consecutive games with a 4-1 score line.
The likes of Arnautovic (seven goals and three assists) could prove decisive in this tie but it seems likely that both sides will take a prudent approach to proceedings.
Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace – home win
There are no two ways about it, this is a critical game for Chelsea if they’re to finish in this season’s top four.
Palace will be stinging from a last minute defeat at the hands of Manchester United last time out and eager to make amends for the result but expect the likes of Eden Hazard (11 goals and three assists) and Willian (five goals and six assists) to be the difference makers at the Bridge.
Arsenal vs. Watford – home win
Another team facing a must win situation, Arsenal will be counting on their home form to determine this one.
Ozil (38 points), Mkhitaryan (38 points) and Aubameyang (six points) need to prove they have the mental resilience to stand up and be counted for in this one as they look to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat.
Depending on their Europa League result at the San Siro, defeat here could make Wenger’s position pretty much untenable.
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur – away win
Spurs need to dust themselves down from their midweek heartbreak as they look to continue their emphatic league form.
Harry Kane continues to be inspired form with 24 goals and 98 points this season, a record you’d fancy him to extend.
Stoke City vs. Manchester City- away win
Things have definitely looked up for the Potters since the appointment of Paul Lambert but this game is almost certainly beyond them.
Take your pick of game changers from this one, any of the likes of Aguero (101 points), De Bruyne (83 points) or Sané (74 points) – amongst many others – could determine the result at the Bet365 Stadium.
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