Norwich City vs. Brighton
Venue: Carrow Road
Brighton are away to Norwich City in Saturday’s early kickoff at Carrow Road.
The Canaries, bottom of the league look destined for the drop with six games of the season left to play, losing their last three straight games, failing to score in 270 minutes and conceding eight goals in that time.
In contrast, Brighton, who are five spots and 12 points ahead of their opponents have slightly fared better, although a recent home defeat to Manchester United might be a blow too heavy to have received.
Regardless, we don’t expect Norwich to halt their losing streak, as we tip Brighton for a narrow away win which takes them closer to the 40 point safety mark, while it’s an official goodbye countdown to the Premier League for the hosts.
Prediction: Norwich 0 – 1 Brighton
Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace
Venue: King Power Stadium
Leicester City should have some goose bumps ahead of a home fixture against Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes have been humiliated by the Eagles in the last two meetings between both sides on this ground and their recent struggles shouldn’t be one to encourage Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Since the restart of the Premier League, Leicester have collected just two points from three matches and added to Jamie Vardy’s poor form and goal drought, they just might find their top four aspirations hanging by the thread if they fail to collect maximum points here and their closest rivals pick up wins.
It hasn’t also been the easiest last couple of games for Palace, losing two on the bounce but they are more reliable on the road and for that reason we tip the Eagles to create an upset against the Foxes in this encounter.
Prediction: Leicester 1 – 2 Palace
Manchester United vs. Bournemouth
Venue: Old Trafford
Manchester United expectedly should have an easy ride when they host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have played arguably the division’s best football since the restart of the league, creating and scoring goals without any barriers and the struggling Cherries are absolutely no match for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team here.
We expect Manchester United to comfortably run out winners here, over 3.5 goals and a third straight clean sheet for David De Gea, a victory which possibly takes them into the UEFA Champions League spot if Chelsea fails to win at home.
Prediction: Man Utd 4 – 0 Bournemouth
Wolverhampton vs. Arsenal
Venue: Molineux Stadium
One of Saturday’s more competitive fixtures sees Wolverhampton hosts Arsenal at the Molineux Stadium.
The Gunners have experienced a resurgence after an underwhelming return to action, winning successive games and keeping clean sheets against Southampton and Norwich City.
Undoubtedly confidence is presently high within the Gunners’ camp but coming up against a Wolves team that have won three straight games and haven’t conceded in 360 minutes, coupled with the impressive form of Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore should leave Arsenal really worried.
We predict a home win for Wolverhampton, but not another clean sheet as the visiting team should find the back of the net, most likely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and over 2.5 goals.
Prediction: Wolves 2 – 1 Arsenal
Chelsea vs. Watford
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Saturday’s final game takes us to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea plays host to Watford.
The game holds different significance for both teams; the Blues chasing a UEFA Champions League ticket while for the Hornets the survival bid has gotten more intense following successive defeats which puts them just a spot and point above the bottom three.
Ordinarily this should have been predicted as a straightforward Chelsea victory but considering their inconsistency this campaign and shock away defeat in the last round against West Ham, then anything is possible here.
We tip both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and just like the reverse fixture; Chelsea should carry the day with an identical scoreline.
Prediction: Chelsea 2 – 1 Watford
Burnley vs. Sheffield United
Venue: Turf Moor
Burnley hosts Sheffield United in a game which could go either way.
The Clarets were road winners at Crystal Palace, following that result with a similar outcome against Watford in the earlier round.
On the Blades part, their return to action didn’t go according to plan, losing two from three games and failing to score in that period.
However, they responded with a morale boosting home victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night. There’s little to separate both teams here, as we predict a score draw to settle Sunday’s first game.
Prediction: Burnley 1 – 1 Sheffield
Newcastle vs. West Ham
Venue: Saint James’ Park
A revived Newcastle United welcomes West Ham United to Saint James’ Park in what should be a thrilling fixture.
The Magpies have turned the corner since the restart of the league, unbeaten in three straight games and having scored eight goals in that time, they could be a real threat for a Hammers team whose form has been nothing to write home about.
A change in mentality could be the key for Newcastle here, who have played some of their best football in the last fortnight.
We tip the Magpies for a home win which possibly lifts them closer to the top half of the table depending on the results elsewhere.
Prediction: NUFC 2 – 0 West Ham
Liverpool vs. Aston Villa
Champions Liverpool plays their first game at home since been crowned league champions when they welcome relegation-threatened Aston Villa to Anfield.
The Reds were completely humiliated as they suffered a second defeat of the season at Manchester City, a result which left many wondering where that performance from the champions originated.
However, they might have little to worry about in form of a sinking Villa team, whose survival chances at the moment looks extremely slim.
We expect Jurgen Klopp to field his strongest possible line-up as Liverpool goes all out for redemption.
Prediction: Liverpool 3 – 1 Villa
Southampton vs. Manchester City
Venue: Saint Mary’s Stadium
Southampton welcomes Manchester City to the Saint Mary’s Stadium in Sunday’s final league encounter.
The dethroned champions produced a big response at home to Liverpool on Thursday night and will be hopefully of extending that form and confidence at the home of the Saints.
Youngster Phil Foden has been one of Pep Guardiola’s shining lights after the Premier League’s restart and should be handed yet another start as he continues to prove his mettle as David Silva’s natural replacement in the City team.
We predict goals at both ends in a high scoring fixture, Danny Ings to find the back of the net for Southampton, over 3.5 goals and a Manchester City away win.
Prediction: Saints 1 – 3 Man City
Tottenham vs. Everton
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Monday night football returns with a fixture between hosts Tottenham Hotspur and a visiting Everton team, a game which should have the added attraction of two of the modern games most successful managers Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti on the touchline.
The last two meetings between the pair has ended in score draws and November’s encounter remains more memorable after Andre Gomes suffered a possible career ending horrific leg break in a challenge with Son Heung-min at Goodison Park.
Good enough the Portuguese midfielder has returned back to action and will certainly be a starter in this encounter as a confidentToffees team that have only lost once under Ancelotti will look to keep that great form going against Spurs.
We predict goals at both ends and a score draw to settle this game.
Prediction: Spurs 1 –1 Everton
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