After an exhilarating round of matches last weekend, English Premier League opens with a blockbuster encounter this weekend, as Tottenham take on their North London rivals Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium for the early afternoon kick-off, and Manchester United take on New Castle. The man who will be in the spotlight this weekend will be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, whose side suffered a 4-1 drubbing at Watford last weekend. However, he will have to wait till Monday night to get his team back on the field, when Chelsea welcome West Brom to the Stamford Bridge.
Predictions for 10 Premier League games this weekend –
Tottenham vs Arsenal Predictions
This could be Arsenal’s most important fixture this Premier League season. With the momentum on their side, Wenger and his team will arrive at their 2nd favourite stadium, Wembley hoping to move closer to that all important 4th spot. However, it won’t be easy for the Gunners as Tottenham haven’t lost a home league match since August 2017 and they themselves have struggled to hugely to grind out wins on their travel. Both the teams have an array of attacking talent on display, hence expect a fast-paced game like the one at the Emirates earlier in the season.
Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal
Everton vs Crystal Palace Predictions
With Manchester City almost at touching distance from the Premier League trophy, the focus has firmly shifted on the relegation, which is proving to be tighter than ever before. Just 3 points separate teams from 12 to 19 spot. Crystal Palace are obviously struggling at the moment with 2 draws and one massive loss, the fact that they are without Zaha won’t help the cause anymore. Everton are no pushovers at home and will be hard to beat especially with Big Sam in charge now. Expect an easy home wins for the Blue half of Merseyside.
Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City vs Brighton and Hove Albion Predictions
Brighton are not the best of travellers and have won just 2 away matches till now. Stoke City, on the other hand, need to win desperately in order to pull themselves out of the relegation zone. The lose against Bournemouth could hit them really hard, if they do not manage a win on Saturday.
Brighton will most probably sit back and wait for an opportunity to counter-attack, which could mean a very boring Premier League game in general. Expect very few goals but the home side to prevail.
Stoke City 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Swansea City vs Burnley Predictions
Burnley are one of the surprise packages of this season, They are nicely wedged between the leading pack and the trailing group. However, after an excellent result last weekend at the Premier League leaders Manchester City, they will now take on the high flying Swansea team, who can’t seem to put a foot wrong at the moment.
New manager Carlos Carvalhal has done a fantastic job but his main goal will be to keep the team in the top division and not have them relegated at the end of season.
Swansea City 2-1 Burnley
West Ham United vs Watford Predictions
The result against Chelsea last weekend was a massive one for Watford as it put a handbrake on their slide down in the Premier League. However, they need to keep win consistently especially against clubs like West Ham to widen the gap between them and the group involved in the relegation battle.
West Ham did not have the best of results at Brighton last weekend but David Moyes is still looking very much in control of the clubs future.Their home form has been decent this season but Watford have also done not been bad on their away trips. Expect the two teams to share the spoils with a scoring draw.
West Ham United 1-1 Watford
Manchester City vs Leicester City Predictions
The headlines prior to this Premier League match will be firmly dominated by Riyad Mahrez who was on the cusp of moving to the Etihad Stadium last month had it not been for the stubborn Leicester management. Manchester City come into this in between a small stutter in their title march, however, their home form this season has been close to perfect.
Leicester will not sit back and soak in the pressure like the other teams to expect them to fight from the first whistle. However, the question is how good can be without the ball, something Manchester City like to have for the majority of the time
Manchester City 3-1 Leicester City
Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth Predictions
Huddersfield will not be feeling comfortable at the prospect of facing Bournemouth right now, who are on a run of seven games without a defeat. Huddersfield have shown glimpses of what can they can offer in the Premier League, however, they need to fight with all their might in the final few months to survive the relegation drop.
Huddersfield’s home form hasn’t been that great, which just makes the case stronger for Bournemouth. If the away team can replicate the performance from the Chelsea, expect them to win comfortably.
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Bournemouth
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Predictions
This will be a tricky game for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, as Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is an expert at setting up his team to not lose a football match. Man United haven’t been blowing teams away recently rather they have just managed to cross the line on the majority of the occasion. Therefore, if Newcastle can stay solid and frustrate the likes of Lukaku and Sanchez, they could really trouble the away side.
However, Mourinho is well aware that at this moment he can’t afford to drop points especially with Liverpool and Tottenham catching up quickly.
Newcastle United 1-2 Manchester United
Southampton vs Liverpool Predictions
Liverpool would have been disappointed not to have taken all three points against Tottenham last weekend. The weak spots in the backline continue to exist for Jurgen Klopp, who seriously needs to keep in mind the teams behind him as the difference between 5th and 3rd spot is just down to 2 points.
Southampton did extremely well to win all three points away at West Brom last weekend, however, they do not appear to have the ammunition to hurt Liverpool really.
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions
This is a must-win game for Chelsea and their manager Antonio Conte, who is slowly inching towards the exit door. Chelsea have had some horrendous results in the past few weeks, which is why West Brom to need to believe that they can manage to win all three points against a team which has shipped in 7 goals in its last 2 league games. With matches against Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City coming up, Conte has to ensure that his side takes all three points on Monday night otherwise they could be a serious danger of missing out on Champions League places.