Predicted lineups for this weekend’s EPL action

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It’s FA Cup weekend coming up so there are just five EPL matches to look forward to.

Saturday’s games see Bournemouth host Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United at the Vitality Stadium while Huddersfield Town make the trip to London to face West Ham United.

Brendan Rodgers brings his Leicester team to face Burnley at Turf Moor at the same time. Burnley have lost their last three league games while Leicester won 3-1 against Fulham last time out.

On Sunday, Liverpool travel to meet Fulham as The Reds look to go back to the top of the Premier League, temporarily at least. Everton play host to Chelsea later that day. The Toffees have won just once in their last six games. Chelsea drew 1-1 with Wolves last Sunday.

Predicted lineups for this weekend’s EPL fixtures

Premier League predicted lineups

It’s time to look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League action as we predict the starting lineups for each EPL game.

Cardiff City v Watford

Cardiff XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Manga, Bamba, Bennett, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Arter, Murphy, Cordova-Reid, Niasse

Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Sema, Deeney, Deulofeu

Questionable: Ashley Darel Jazz Richards (Cardiff)

Out: Sean Morrison (Cardiff); Holebas, Kiko Femenia (Watford)

EPL Fantasy Predictions: Matchweek 5

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Tottenham vs Liverpool Wembley Stadium

This lunchtime kickoff is one you won’t want to miss. While Spurs slipped up against  surprisingly imperious Watford,  Liverpool remained stalwart at the King Power. These kinds of tests away from home prove championship quality, and we think Klopp and the reds are at that level. Salah was Liverpool’s sole scorer against Spurs last season, and this may be a good time to jump on the wagon.

Bournemouth vs Leicester – Vitality Stadium

Two teams commanded by two impressive managers who know how to get results in the Premier League. Chelsea gave nothing away to Bournemouth when the Cherries visited Stamford Bridge before the international break, but we are picking Howe’s men to beat the Foxes who looked uncoordinated in the attack against Liverpool without Jamie Vardy.

Chelsea vs Cardiff – Stamford Bridge

If I were a fantasy Premier League manager I’d be jumping out of my seat to bring in a couple of Sarri’s forwards in for this one-sided looking clash at the Bridge. Pedro is in a good run of scoring form, while Hazard netted for Belgium against Scotland during the break.

Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace – John Smith’s Stadium

Huddersfield did very well to get a point at Goodison Park last matchweek, but Crystal Palace will know they absolutely need to start picking up points sooner or later. We are looking at the height of Crystal Palace to make the difference and snatch a draw from a set piece.

Manchester City vs Fulham – Etihad Stadium

If you’re asking us to pick Fulham over the champions, it’s a real shout. But Wolves held the stellar Citizens attack at bay earlier in the season, and Fulham have shown more in an attacking sense. – especially with Mitrovic’s double for Serbia over the break. We are still going with Pep, singling out Mr. Aguero to continue his good run of form.

Newcastle vs Arsenal – Saint James’ Park

With defense proving as optional as ever under Emery’s brief tenure, Newcastle will feel they could really upset the oddsmakers when the Gunners visit Tyneside. Solomon Rondon will by drooling at the chance to have the home crowd behind him as he runs at the shaky pairing of Mustafi and Sokratis.

Watford vs Manchester United – Vicarage Road

We like Holebas and Pereyra in this one, but goals are coming from everywhere amongst the Watford ranks these days. United meanwhile have had to rely thoroughly on Lukaku. The big Belgian has only 16 in 68 games against the top six, and since Watford have already beaten a top six club, we feel this will be a draw, with Mourinho shutting up shop as he is want to do away from home.

Wolves vs Burnley – Molineux

Nunu Espirito Santo is doing his best to make Molineux a fortress in his first EPL season, and we think this is a good opportunity to nab some clean sheet points from the Wolves defense and GK as Burnley are tied for the second fewest goals scored.

Everton vs West Ham – Goodison Park

Away at Everton will be a difficult place for Manuel Pellegrini to try and affect some positive change around the Irons dressing room, so we are going with Everton and backing Theo Walcott to make the difference.

Southampton vs Brighton – Saint Mary’s Stadium

We like Southampton in this South Coast clash, with Danny Ings looking particularly good for his price. He’s already scored with the Saints this season, even after such an enormous spell out with knee injuries at Liverpool.
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Fantasy EPL Predictions: Matchweek 4

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Leicester vs Liverpool – King Power Stadium

While Maguire’s 95th minute winner will certainly send the Foxes tail up into this clash against the early league leaders, we think Liverpool will continue building their defensive record this season and claim the win. Fantasy managers who own stock in the Anfield Defense will look ahead with joy, as Leicester will be without Jamie Vardy, whose scoring record against the Reds is remarkable – 7 strikes in 5 games.

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Premier League Expected Line-Ups – Week 3

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Wolves (3-4-2-1)

Rui Patricio, Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Matt Doherty*, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny, Helder Costa, Jota, Raul Jimenez

Questionable: *Matt Doherty, Leander Dendoncker
Out: Ivan Cavaleiro

Manchester City (3-1-4-2)

Ederson, John Stones, Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Benjamin Mendy, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus

Questionable: None
Out: Kevin de Bruyne, Danilo, Philippe Sandler, Claudio Bravo, Eliaquim Mangala

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Premier League Expected Line-Ups – Week 2

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Cardiff City (4-1-4-1)

Neil Etheridge, Lee Peltier, Sean Morrison, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Joe Bennett, Sol Bamba, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Callum Paterson, Joe Ralls, Junior Hoilett, Bobby Reid

Questionable: Kenneth Zohore
Out: Aron Gunnarsson

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1)

Martin Dubravka, Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diame, Kenedy, Joselu, Ayoze Perez

Questionable: None
Out: Freferico Fernandez, DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune

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Premier League Expected Line-Ups – Week 1

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Man Utd

David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Fred, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford

Questionable: Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Romelu Lukaku

Out: Diogo Dalot, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Nemanhja Matic, Sergio Romero

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Ben Chilwell, Yohan Benalouane, Ricardo, Vicente Iborra, Marc Albrighton, Wilfred Ndidi, Adrien Silva, Kelechi Iheanacho, Shinji Okazaki

Questionable:  James Maddison, Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans, Nampalys Mendy, Demarai Gray

Out: Matthew James

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Premier League predictions

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With this being the last weekend of Premier League action, every sides that will be keen to end their season with a win. Here are our predictions for the upcoming games!

Burnley vs AFC Bournemouth – home win

Burnley have been truly phenomenal this season, securing Europa League action against the odds, and will be hoping this game rounds off a fantastic campaign.

With Nick Pope (12 clean sheets) cutting an inspired figure at times this season, this could well be his last chance to make a late bid to become the England keeper come the summer’s World Cup in Russia. Continue reading

Premier League Expected Line-Ups – Week 38

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Burnley vs AFC Bournemouth

Burnley (4-4-1-1)

Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, Kevin Long, James Tarkowski, Stephen Ward, Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jeff Hendrick, Sam Vokes

Questionable: Ben Mee, Chris Wood

Out: Ashley Barnes, Robbie Brady, Scott Arfield, Steven Defour

AFC Bournemouth (3-4-3)

Asmir Begovic, Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Ryan Fraser, Lewis Cook, Andrew Surman, Charlie Daniels, Joshua King, Callum Wilson, Marc Pugh

Questionable: Harry Arter, Adam Smith

Out: Junior Stanislas

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