English football predictions for the weekend


This weekend brings with it a host of Premier League and FA Cup fixtures – meaning some players won’t be eligible for points – here are predictions for who we believe will deliver over the upcoming ties.

Premier League predictions

Bournemouth vs. West Brom – home win.

Bournemouth have overcome a poor run of form at the beginning of the season to rise to a respectable mid-table spot – thanks to the exploits of Callum Wilson (34 points) and Jordon Ibe (25 points).

West Brom continue a poor run of form that has seen them win just three games all season and it seems difficult to see them winning on the weekend.

Huddersfield vs. Crystal Palace – home win.

Having faced Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United in recent weeks, Palace have slipped back into a relegation position after a positive start under Hodgson.

The Eagles come up against a Huddersfield side that are in a reasonable vein of form and the likes of Aaron Mooy and Steve Mounie will make this a tough journey for a team in a desperate search for points.

Stoke City vs. Everton – draw.

The Toffees have been something of a Jekyll and Hyde team this season and a win for them will be determined on whether the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has four goals and three assists, can show their brilliant best.

Stoke, meanwhile, have shown a renewed resolve under Lambert but safety is far from guaranteed.

He will be hoping that Xherdan Shaqiri can ignite his side at the Bet365 Stadium and add to his haul of 46 points and seven goals this season.

Liverpool vs. Watford – home win.

Liverpool are yet to lose a league game at Anfield this season and will be hoping they can use this factor as a platform to bounce back from their defeat at Old Trafford.

With Mo Salah (134 points), Sadio Mané (54 points) and Roberto Firmino (89 points) all in the midst of stellar campaigns for the Reds, expect the Watford backline to be in for a test real test on Saturday evening.

FA Cup fixtures

Swansea vs. Tottenham – away win.

The Swans are likely to ring in the changes as they look to secure Premier League survival and account for the loss of the two Ayew brothers this weekend, who have accrued a combined 49 points across 2017/18.

Tottenham will be reeling from the loss of star striker Harry Kane (24 goals and 98 points) but will be grateful to have the in form Heung-Min Son (56 points) as a replacement for him as they look to book a second consecutive semi final place.

Man United vs. Brighton – home win.

Having been dumped out of the Champions League mid-week, the FA Cup now represents the Red Devils’ only real opportunity for silverware – especially with Manchester City having been knocked out.

Lukaku (65 points) and Jesse Lingard (62 points) have been the side’s greatest attacking threats in recent weeks and will be the men Jose Mourinho turns to to make the difference here today.

Leicester City vs. Chelsea – away win.

Another team whose only real chance of silverware lie in the FA Cup, Chelsea will be looking at Hazard (73 points) and Willian (64 points) to make the difference here.

Puel will be hoping his own super-duo or Mahrez (69 points) and Vardy (53 points) can produce a surprise result as they look to win the Foxes first trophy since claiming a surprise Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri.

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