Weekend Football Preview

Premier League MW 34

Burnley vs. Leicester

A 6 point fixture and potentially one that could seal 7th place. Burnley have been in top form in recent weeks and will be looking to increase the gap to 9 points. Leicester come of a defeat in Newcastle and will look to avoid one that would seal 8th place for them. Leicester will hope that Vardy and Mahrez turn up for this game. 

Crystal Palace vs. Brighton

This is a crucial home game for Palace as they need a win to give them hope of surviving the relegation zone. A win for Brighton would take them to 38 points needing 2 more to reach the 40 point mark of safety. Offensively Crystal Palace have shown plenty of potential in recent weeks with Zaha being their main man. Palace will have to put in a disciplined defensive performance to get all 3 points. 

Huddersfield vs. Watford

Huddersfield need 3 points to avoid to stay above the relegation zone, while Watford are 3 points away from certain safety this season. Neither teams won in their last game week and Huddersfield will hope to put in a solid performance at home. Watford seem to be ambling towards safety and have been leaky at the back recently. This could be a close fixture. 

Swansea vs. Everton

As is the case with most bottom half teams in this season Swansea will be looking to win to keep up their hope of survival. A win for Everton could potentially take them to 8th place depending on results elsewhere. Under Carvalhal, Swansea have been in good form at home and should challenge a suspect Everton team for 3 points. 

Liverpool vs. Bournemouth

Liverpool’s European expedition continued midweek after a win in Manchester, and they will hope to move to within a point of United with a win. A win for Bournemouth could take them into the top 10 but with Liverpool riding a wave of good form we should nothing less than a few goals for Salah, and a win for Liverpool. 

Tottenham vs. Man City 

The past two weeks have changed the taste of City’s season, while they will probably be crowned champions within the next few weeks, they failed to seal the title by losing to United in what was a once in a life time opportunity. Knocked out by Liverpool in the Champions League, City could now potentially lose a 4th successive game in all competitions with their visit to London. Tottenham have been in spectacular form in 2018 and could continue to maintain the 10 point gap from Chelsea with a win. This is a must win game for Pep and his players while Tottenham will be looking to spoil the mood in the blue half of Manchester for a further week. 

Newcastle vs. Arsenal

Newcastle and Arsenal are enjoying good form in recent weeks and both teams could potentially move higher in the table with wins. Aubameyang has been on fire for the gunners and will be looking to add to his tally in Newcastle but Newcastle are no push overs and the fans will be hoping that their team continue their good form against an Arsenal side that at times has collapsed. 

Man United vs. West Brom

After having halted City’s parade with a spectacular comeback win at the Etihad, United will be looking to continue their high by beating bottom of the table West Brom. West Brom edge towards relegation with every game week and this weekend could add another nail to their coffin. 

West Ham vs. Stoke City

Chicharito gave West Ham a much needed point at Stamford Bridge last weekend and they will be looking to add to their distance from the bottom 3 with a win against 19th place Stoke City. Stoke played well at home against Spurs but failed to add any points to their tally, they will be hoping to put in a good performance and will take encouragement from the fact that West Ham is still in a very toxic environment. 

Rest Of Europe

AC Milan vs. Napoli 

Napoli are 4 points adrift of league leaders Juventus and Sarri’s men will look to win a difficult game to reduce that gap to a point. Having extended Gattuso’s contract, Milan are now looking ahead to better times and will be hoping to add to that expectation with a win at home to a very good Napoli side. 

Schalke vs. Dortmund

A battle for 2nd place in the Bundesliga. A win for Schalke would extend the gap between them and Dortmund to 4 points while a win for Dortmund would take them above Schalke into second place. An exciting Ruhr derby awaits. 

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