Premier League Predictions – Gameweek 30
With nine games remaining, every point matters with another big weekend ahead for teams chasing the title, ‘Top 4’ and survival.
Here are our Premier League predictions for Gameweek 30…
PREMIER LEAGUE PREDICTIONS
Saturday’s games – 15:00 kick-off unless specified
Crystal Palace vs Brighton, 12:30
Case for the home side: The Eagles are on a good run of form and need to make amends for a dismal display in their 3-1 derby defeat to Brighton at the Amex earlier this season.
Case for the away side: Florin Andone looks like he could be the man to fire the Seagulls to survival. Expect him to cause trouble for an Eagles side that can struggle at Selhurst if he is handed the start.
Verdict: Palace to take the M23 derby honours. 2-1
Cardiff vs West Ham
Case for the home side: This is simply must-win territory for Neil Warnock’s side with a horrendous fixture list to come. Expect them to treat it like a cup final.
Case for the away side: Manuel Pellegrini’s side looks to have moved up a gear in performance levels in recent weeks and won’t want to slip back into the bad habit of dropping likely points.
Verdict: Hammers to take advantage of struggling Bluebirds. 1-2
Huddersfield vs Bournemouth
Case for the home side: A win at home to Wolves last time out gives the Terriers renewed confidence they can take a few positives from a largely forgettable campaign.
Case for the away side: Eddie Howe’s side is currently struggling on the road but have the goals within their ranks to outgun their opponents.
Verdict: No classic, but a hard-fought point for the home side. 1-1
Leicester City vs Fulham
Case for the home side: Now Brendan Rodgers firmly has his feet under the table, he’ll want to see a reaction from his side after a damp squib of a debut game against Watford.
Case for the away side: The pressure’s off for Scott Parker with most observers already writing off his Fulham side. Could that allow them to relax and rediscover the attacking form that brought them into the Premier League?
Verdict: Rodgers to taste victory. 2-1
Newcastle vs Everton
Case for the home side: Rafa has turned his side around at St James’ Park in recent months. Battling home wins should see them comfortably safe – even if one doesn’t come this weekend.
Case for the away side: The Toffees look back at the races and competed well in frustrating Merseyside rivals Liverpool last week.
Verdict: More steady improvement for Marco Silva. 0-1
Southampton vs Spurs
Case for the home side: Saints have been struggling of late, but gave Man Utd one hell of a scare last time out. Can they raise their game again against another one of the elite?
Case for the away side: The second leg against Borussia Dortmund was ultimately a stroll in the park for Spurs in midweek, meaning many of their better players shouldn’t be feeling too much fatigue coming into this one.
Verdict: Spurs to snatch it. 1-2
Man City vs Watford, 17:30
Case for the home side: Pep Guardiola’s side has now regained control of their destiny. They won’t want to let that advantage slip.
Case for the away side: Which Watford will show up? If it’s the one that beat the likes of Spurs and Wolves earlier this season, Javi Gracia’s side may just have a fighting chance.
Verdict: An entertaining afternoon for home fans at the Etihad. 3-0
Liverpool vs Burnley, 12:00
Case for the home side: Liverpool found their goalscoring touch again at Anfield last time out as they dispatched Watford 5-0. Klopp will demand more of the same.
Case for the away side: The Clarets are the Premier League’s spoliers-in-chief. It could be a long time before Liverpool’s misfiring front three break them down.
Verdict: No let-up in the title race as the Reds win. 2-0
Chelsea vs Wolves, 14:05
Case for the home side: Calm has once again descended on Stamford Bridge after a strong week for Maurizio Sarri. Another win here would probably end any doubts about his survival prospects for this season.
Case for the away side: These are the games that Wolves seem to live for. Expect Nuno’s side to once again raise their game.
Verdict: Nervy, but home joy for the Blues. 1-0
Arsenal vs Man Utd, 16:30
Case for the home side: Away from home, you might worry for Arsenal, but they look far more assured at home this season against top-level opposition.
Case for the away side: The Ole miracle continues after a pitch-perfect night in Paris. Confidence will be sky-high.
Verdict: A point apiece with both sides weary from midweek. 1-1
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