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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – away win

This tie sees two teams at opposite ends of the table come together in Saturday’s early kick off.

Whilst Crystal Palace have presented a robust challenge for the likes of Spurs and Man United in recent weeks, the like of Salah (156 points) points and Firmino (95) should prove too much for the hosts.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Leicester City – home win

Brighton have made the Amex a tough place to visit over the past few months and this game won’t be a ‘gimme’ for the visitors.

Whilst Leicester have been in good form, and players like Vardy  (53 points) have the capacity to hurt anyone, we’re tipping a home win here.

Manchester United vs Swansea City – home win

The atmosphere surrounding United it one of ill-ease in recent months yet they remain second in the league.

The form of players like Jordan Ayew (25 points) have made the Swans a tough team to face but wins at Old Trafford are tough to come by and it seems probable they will leave empty handed.

Newcastle United vs Huddersfield Town – home win.

After a dour first half to the campaign, the arrival of Kenedy on loan from Chelsea has sparked Newcastle United into life since January.

Dwight Gayle (24 goals) has also grown in form recently and the output of this attacking duo could prove too much for the visiting Terriers.

Watford vs. AFC Bournemouth – draw

Two sides that have blown hot and cold this season, it will be interesting to see whether either side can use the game as a platform too truly push on into the back end of the campaign.

Whilst Jordon Ibe (29 points) and Callum Wilson (34 points) have both shown good form as of recent, it would not be surprising to see this one end all-square.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Burnley – away win

Burnley’s form may have taken a dip in recent weeks but the Baggies’ is nothing short of woeful.

The likes of Tarkowski (10 clean sheets) and Pope (11 clean sheets) have delivered a solid defensive platform from which their game is built and expect them to use this to secure victory on Saturday.

West Ham United vs. Southampton – draw

Two sides in dire straits, there is a chance that a Sparky bounce could inspire a Soton win, but a draw would be an unsurprising outcome.

On the other side of the pitch, the Hammers will be counting on the form of Marco Arnautovic (seven goals and three assists) to inspire victory for them.

Everton vs Manchester City – away win

Guardiola’s men inch closure to the title and a win at Goodison Park will see them get ever closure to a first Premier League victory under the Spaniard.

Sergio Aguero will be hoping he can be the star man for the Citizens, as he looks to build on his 21 goals and remain in the fight for the Golden Boot.

Arsenal vs Stoke City – home win

For all of Arsenal’s woes in 2017/18, their form at the Emirates has remained exceptional.

Expect the likes of new boys Aubameyang (12 points) and Mkhitaryan (46 points) to prove too much for a relegation threatened Stoke.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur – Away win

This game could prove pivotal in deciding which team qualifies for the next season’s Champions League campaign.

The Blues may have a home advantage but the balance is probably tipped in the favour of the visitors, who are led by an in form Heung-Min Son who sits on 12 goals for the campaign – they will be hoping he can fill the void for a Harry Kane (98 points) that may not be fit enough to return at the Bridge.

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Premier League predictions for the weekend ahead

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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.

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Premier League predictions for the weekend ahead

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There are some big matches ahead this weekend, with the fixture list bringing us a top of the table clash between Manchester City and Chelsea and a relegation scrap between Southampton and West Brom that could define the final standings when the season draws to a close. Check out our weekend Premier League predictions!

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Harry Kane, PFA Young Player of the Year contender?

Tottenham striker Harry Kane once again got on the scoresheet for the Londoners in their 2-1 victory over Burnley at the weekend, following on from netting in the 4-0 win against Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup. Kane, 21, has scored six goals in his last 11 games for the Lilywhites in all competitions, and he’s fast become one of the first names on the teamsheet for manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor haven’t been providing the goals when they have spearheaded the attack, but Kane has taken his chance with both hands this season. An England U21 international (10 apps, 8 goals), the Tottenham academy product is knocking on the door of a call-up for the England national team, and is among the best young players in the division based on form.

Kane has scored 11 goals in all competitions for the campaign so far, averaging a goal every 101 minutes. He spent the last two years on a series of loan spells with Leyton Orient (2011), Millwall (2012), Norwich City (2012/13) and Leicester City (2013), and was finally given an opportunity to prove his worth with the first-team squad last season.

The 21-year-old is not only showing himself to be a ruthless finisher, he also creates chances for his teammates. Kane is also comfortable with the ball at his feet in deep areas. In recent weeks especially, the young English striker has showcased impressive dribbling ability to create his own scoring chances, and has shown reason to believe he can lead the line on his own for Tottenham.

While approaching the mid-point of the season, Harry Kane cannot afford to rest on his laurels, and still needs to continue his development this campaign. But with the form he’s on, there’s little doubt that he could find himself among the nominees for the PFA Young Player of the Year as things stand.

He’s already in good company according to the bookmakers, with Eden Hazard (Chelsea), David De Gea (Manchester United), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) among the frontrunners. Harry Kane finds himself in the list of names following a dream start to the campaign in regard to his personal form. Kane has scored some important goals for Spurs too – bagging a hat-trick in the Europa League against Asteras Tripolis (October) and netting a late winner in the 2-1 victory against Aston Villa (November). His opener versus Burnley may well prove a catalyst for Spurs, who are beginning to show  signs of improved form.

He’s a regular in the starting eleven as a result of his consistent run in front of goal, and if Kane can continue with Tottenham this campaign, could the in-form striker find himself named PFA Young Player of the Season?