English Premier League Previews and Predictions (Game-Week 37)

Norwich City vs. Burnley
Date: 18/7/2020
Venue: Carrow Road
Time: 5:30pm

Relegated Norwich City host their final Premier League home game of the season, welcoming Burnley to Carrow Road.

The game is of no significance for both teams, the Canaries bottom of the log and their fate already decided last weekend, while 10th-place Burnley’s chances of still clinching a UEFA Europa League ticket are at best unrealistic, hence realistically they are only looking to improve their win and points tally.

We expect Norwich’s coach Daniel Farke to further make changes to his line-up, handing fringe players an opportunity and a first league win in three matches for Burnley.

Prediction: Norwich 0 – 2 Burnley

Bournemouth vs. Southampton
Date: 19/7/2020
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Time: 2:00pm

Relegation-threatened Bournemouth’s faith could be sealed in the south coast derby against Southampton in the first of two Premier League matches on Sunday.

The Saints have churned out some massive results in recent weeks, including a point at Manchester United.

They face a Bournemouth side who are desperately seeking redemption right at the tail end of the season but it appears to be a case of too little, too late for the Cherries especially against a team that are very solid on the road.

We predict Danny Ings to score, goals at both ends, over 3.5 goals and a Southampton victory, their first in this fixture in three seasons.

Prediction: Bournemouth 2 – 3 Saints

Tottenham vs. Leicester City
Date: 19/7/2020
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Time: 4:00pm

Tottenham Hotspur could play the role of spoilers as fourth-place Leicester City comes visiting.

The Foxes are desperately clinging on to their position with Manchester United, who are level on points eagerly anticipating a slip-up to capitalise and overtake Leicester on the table.

Spurs’ inconsistency has been a worry particularly post the lockdown but they have managed to string together successive wins which leaves them just within a spot and victory of toppling sixth-place Wolverhampton as the race for a UEFA Europa League ticket intensifies.

This will be a keenly game, in-form English forward pair Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy on opposing sides looking to decide the game in their teams favour.

We expect Tottenham to maintain their home win record, a major setback for Leicester’s UEFA Champions League ambition.

Prediction: Spurs 2 – 1 Leicester

Brighton vs. Newcastle
Date: 20/7/2020
Venue: Amex Stadium
Time 6:00pm

Brighton are presented with a massive opportunity of hitting the 40-point mark as they host Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium on Monday evening.

The Magpies are currently on a three-game losing streak, a significant decline after putting together a strong run at the league’s restart.

They come up against a Seagull’s side that will look to capitalise on home advantage to pile further misery on Newcastle, but we predict a score draw to settle a game which will have the uncommon event of two English managers in both dugouts.

Prediction: Brighton 2 – 2 NUFC

Sheffield United vs. Everton
Date: 20/7/2020
Venue: Bramall Lane
Time: 6:00pm

Sheffield United are clear favourites as they host Everton at Bramall Lane.

The Blades were on the receiving end of a 10th Premier League defeat of the campaign at Leicester City and they will be keen for a quick bounce back against the Toffees.

Despite promising much Everton have been disappointing, winless in their last four matches and losing successive away games.

Considering the home form of Sheffield which has seen them humble both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the past fortnight, we tip them for a one-sided scoring win.

Prediction: Sheffield 2 – 0 Everton

Wolverhampton vs. Crystal Palace
Date: 20/7/2020
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Time: 8:15pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace conclude Monday’s Premier League matches at the Molineux Stadium.

The Eagles are on a six-game losing streak, scoring just twice in that period and their poor form will likely cost them yet against at a compact Wolves.

The sixth-place Wolves are aware they need to win this game as they could be toppled by Tottenham Hotspur, who play 24 hours earlier.

We predict Raul Jimenez to add to his 17 league goals, a clean sheet and Wolves victory.

Prediction: Wolves 2 – 0 Palace

Watford vs. Manchester City
Date: 21/7/2020
Venue: Vicarage Road
Time: 6:00pm

Manchester City could compound further misery and increase anxiety in the Watford camp as they visit the Hornets.

The Hornets were well beaten at West Ham on Friday night and are aware a heavy defeat against City means a victory for either Bournemouth or Aston Villa could leave their Premier League survival hanging in the balance heading into the final day of the season.

It’s almost a no brainer expecting a Watford upset against this Manchester City team that will attack non-stop from start to finish of the game.

We predict yet another big away win for City, which leaves Watford’s faith hanging in the air.

Prediction: Watford 1 – 3 Man City

Aston Villa vs. Arsenal
Date: 21/7/2020
Venue: Villa Park
Time: 8:15pm

Aston Villa plays arguably the game of their lives at home to Arsenal as they attempt to salvage whatever could be possibly left of their Premier League status.

Villa have suddenly woken up after an unnecessary extended slumber, picking up four points from their last two games and displaying a doggedness that had eluded them all campaign.

The big question is can they hurt the Gunners where and when it matters most to stand any chance of a great relegation escape?

That task might be a bit too much to handle particularly at this moment where the fans, an important 12th player are missing for Villa.

We predict goals at both ends and an Arsenal win which puts Villa only a couple of minutes from an instant Championship return.

Prediction: Villa 1 – 2 Arsenal

Manchester United vs. West Ham
Date: 22/7/2020
Venue: Old Trafford
Time: 6:00pm

Manchester United hosts a revived West Ham United at Old Trafford, their last Premier League home game of the season.

The Hammers were big winners on Friday night in the relegation battle against Watford, Michail Antonio netting his seventh league goal post the lockdown and his form and the knowledge that they aren’t in immediate danger of going down could mean they play without pressure at Old Trafford.

This could be a truly exciting and open which will produce goals as Manchester United goes in search of that win which possibly takes them above Leicester City, while as earlier highlighted West Ham could play with all the freedom in the world as they look to play the role of spoilers.

We predict goals at both ends, over 3.5 goals, Anthony Martial and Antonio goals and a home victory.

Prediction: Man Utd 3 – 1 Hammers

Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Date: 22/7/2020
Venue: Anfield
Time: 8:15pm

Liverpool and Chelsea clash in the big game of the round at Anfield in the final fixture of game-week 37.

The Reds’ excellent home record finally came to an end last weekend, Burnley doing the honours, a setback which was followed by an away defeat at Arsenal.

It’s a known fact that the last couple of game-week’s, dating back to February have seen Liverpool struggle, a run of form which Chelsea can’t particularly boost of a better return of results.

The Blues have fumbled away at lesser opposition in recent days, West Ham and Sheffield United readily comes to mind and despite the importance of the occasion (a result required to prevent Chelsea’s top four fate from going down to the wire),we don’t expect this Blues team to have the character to dig deep and prevent Liverpool from doing the double over them in the Premier League.

Prediction: Liverpool 2 –1 Chelsea

Disclaimer- Predictions are just for fun, based on analysis. We do NOT sell or guarantee results.

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