We’re back with our weekly Premier League predictions. As always, we’ve analyzed the key matchups and teams’ form to give you our best guess at this weekend’s results. There are some hugely important games that could shape the title race and relegation battle. Read on for insights into the biggest clashes including the top-of-the-table showdown between Man City and Liverpool.
Manchester City v Liverpool
Without exaggeration, this will be the central match of the tour. First and second place will collide on the field. The difference of just 1 point between them adds fuel to the fire. Both teams will fight for victory and the game should be amazing. We expect a draw or a minimal victory for one of the teams.
Sheffield United v Bournemouth
The teams are neighbors at the bottom of the tournament table, which gives significance to their confrontation. Both teams undoubtedly want to move away from the relegation zone and will fight with an equal opponent. Our expectations are a Bournemouth victory by 1 or 2 goals.
Luton Town v Crystal Palace
Luton has not tasted victory for a long time. And Palace is angry about missing a draw with Everton. What can we expect? A closed game and a struggle in the center of the field is the most likely scenario. Palace looks like the favorite in this confrontation and we expect them to win and score a couple of goals.
Burnley v West Ham
Burnley is at the bottom of the table and does not look like a worthy opponent for the Hammers. The guests barely beat Forest in a tough fight and will clearly try to score points in this game as well. Our forecast is a West Ham victory by 1 or more goals.
Nottingham Forest v Brighton
Forest has recently looked good in attack, albeit not without problems in defense. Brighton, on the other hand, has lost the sparkling football of the start of the championship and in the last game gifted a point to Sheffield by scoring against both themselves and their opponent. The match should be interesting with many dangerous attacks. A final draw or a minimal victory for one of the parties is the most likely result.
Newcastle v Chelsea
Newcastle failed the match against Bournemouth in the previous tour and it is unclear whether they can withstand Chelsea, who finally seems to have found their game and is eager to prove that they were written off as mid-table too early. We expect a productive game and a Chelsea victory in this confrontation.
Brentford v Arsenal
The Bees should play their second match in a row with one of the championship leaders. Their last match ended in a three-goal defeat. Arsenal is strong enough to similarly upset Brentford with several goals. The Gunners are the favorites of the meeting and we expect 2 goals scored into the Bees’ net.
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Spurs have lost two games in a row and seem to be in not the best shape after the game with Chelsea. The Lions should prepare well to try to take advantage of Tottenham’s instability. Spurs are still the favorites of the meeting, and we expect their minimal victory.
Everton v Manchester United
The attacking potential of the teams on paper is absolutely unequal in favor of Manchester. However, Manchester has scored only 2 goals in the last 3 Premier League games, while Everton has scored 5. And if the Toffees can cope with United’s defense, one goal from yet another defender in response will be little. Manchester are the favorites, but we expect a draw or a minimal victory for one of the parties.
Fulham v Wolverhampton
The Wolves beat Spurs in the previous tour and against this background, the game against Fulham does not look difficult. But Wolverhampton’s play does not look stable from match to match, which can greatly affect the result. By the end of the meeting, we still expect a Wolverhampton victory by 1 or 2 goals.