After a less than fruitful weekend with 1 correct score and three correct results, the Premier League still has some things to sort. Friday night had seen Brighton secure their place in the Premier League for next season, whilst having predicted a comfy win for their guests Man Utd, it was to be a home win. Having predicted a draw between Bournemouth and struggling Swansea, the Cherries made the battle for survival even more interesting with a 1-0 win. Man City seemed to be enjoying a relaxed affair as the party mood seemed to take over. The Premier League champions played out a 0-0 draw against Huddersfield, who were looking to secure survival, so much for my prediction of a 3-0 win.
West Brom fans may wonder if appointing Darren Moore much sooner than he was, they might have secured Premier League football. I had predicted a 1-1 draw. It had looked like a 0-0 draw until Jake Livermore netted a last minute win. It was a result that Spurs didn’t need as Chelsea beat Liverpool.
Stoke were relegated with a home defeat by Crystal Palace. It was a result that saw my only correctly predicted score. A few months back Palace were looking like going down, but Hodgson somehow managed to get his team working and staying up.
So to this penultimate week and some crucial fixtures
- Chelsea. 2-0. Huddersfield. The Blues have too much for visitors
- Leicester City. 0-3. Arsenal. Gunners 1st PL away win of 2018
- Man City. 2-0. Brighton. City sign home fixtures with a win.
- Tottenham. 1-1 Newcastle Utd. Spurs held by Toon, twist for 4th?
- Swansea. 1-2. Southampton. Southampton get crucial win
- West Ham. 1-1 Man Utd. Hammers hold indifferent Man Utd.
So some interesting results predicted, I wonder correct they will be as we move closer to the finish line. My prediction sees Southampton win the key clash between them and Swansea who are in 18th on goal difference. This would relegate West Brom ahead of their final league clash Huddersfield travel to Chelsea probably at the wrong time. The Terriers need a positive result to survive, whilst the hosts need to win to keep their top four hopes up.
Arsenal win their first league away win in 2018 whilst the chase for 4th looks like taking a twist. West Ham will hold a disappointing Man Utd, who probably have one eye on Wembley.