So last week was a much better week for correct predictions as I managed six correct results and one correct score. It’s always good to get back to a big week of successful predictions, especially as we head towards the tail end of the season.
This weekend could be another interesting round of games as the chase for Champions League qualification hots up alongside the battle for Premier League survival and Europa League qualification. The big game sees Man Utd host Liverpool whilst Arsenal look to get a win against Watford. This though has potential to be another week of misery for the Arsenal and for restless Gooners all depending on their game against AC Milan on the Thursday night, At the other end Huddersfield take on Swansea City, Brighton travel to Everton, Newcastle face the Saints whilst odds on to be relegated West Brom, host Leicester City.
- Arsenal 2-1 Watford Arsenal back to winning ways
- Bournemouth 1-2 Tottenham Spurs maintain top four spot
- Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace Blues gain crucial win
- Everton 1-2 Brighton Everton’s struggles continue
- Huddersfield 1-1 Swansea City Point each in crucial game
- Man Utd 1-2 Liverpool Klopp’s men take the points
- Newcastle Utd 2-0 Southampton Rafa’s Magpies take the win
- Stoke City 0-3 Man City The title nearer for Guardiola
- West Brom 0-2 Leicester Baggies closer to drop
- West Ham 2-2 Burnley Hammers gain vital point
So from my predictions, Arsenal look certain to secure Europa League football especially as Burnley are likely to draw. Leicester taking the three points could see them push closer to the Clarets in hope for a possible venture into Europa League football next season.
Liverpool look certain to get past Man United with a 2-1 win. The hosts have not exactly set the world on fire despite the players they have whilst Liverpool have been able to put Coutinho’s departure behind them and move on. A win for Liverpool will make them odds on to finish second. A draw between the two will see business as usual and the future fixtures having a say. A win for United will increase the gap to five and allow Spurs to catch up on Liverpool.
Klopp’s team is on top form and with the defence looking generally sound, United will have to work hard to keep Salah, Mane and Firminho quiet, saying that, the Liverpool fullbacks will be working hard, especially Robertson, who has done really well with his forward moves.
Tottenham travel to Bournemouth and look certain to put the Champions League disappointment behind them and aim to secure qualification for next seasons tournament, especially with Spurs facing key games away to Chelsea and home to Man City in the coming three games.
Relegation seems destined for West Brom, but it is the others that will still have all to play for in the survival stakes. Seven points separate Stoke City and Everton, although it would be hard-pressed for anyone to think that Everton will be caught up in a relegation fight. Saying that though anything can happen.
Whilst Palace blew it last week against Man Utd, this week I don’t see the same against Chelsea as they look certain to lose 2-0. The win for Chelsea of course will be vital to try and snatch a Champions League place. Southampton and Newcastle Utd have both had one win, three draws and one defeat in the last five but this weekend expect the Toon to add to the Saints woes. Southampton will be grateful for the fact that teams below are not likely to win this weekend.
Whatever happens, it could be an exciting Premier League weekend.