This Premier League weekend will tell us will Huddersfield Town will get relegated, will Liverpool keep marching to their first title since 1990 and is Manchester United closing the gap on the top 4.
Wolverhampton vs Leicester
Wolves have kicked Liverpool out of the FA Cup and the lost to Man City. The loss at Etihad was easy to project and Wolves have been forced to play with 10 man due to the card of Willy Boly.
Leicester are quite unpredictable this season. They have won when no one expected them to do so and loss games, that they should have won or drawn. Their home loss against Southampton was a perfect example for that.
It looks to me that the Foxes will loose at Molineux, but I thin that they will score.
Wolves to win: 2:1
Bournemouth vs West Ham
The Hammers are slowly improving and if things go by Manuel Pellegrini’s plan, I think that West Ham will be chasing for top 6 finish next season. However, they have too many injured player at the moment and I believe that this will prevent them for getting a result at Bournemouth.
The hosts have strengthened their squad and it looks to me that their will be a stronger team during the second half of the season.
Bournemouth to win: 2:1
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool team should be on red alert for this fixture as they welcome an Eagles squad who won 2:3 against Manchester City at Etihad. Palace have also on on their visit to Wolverhampton and they are going to Anfield with the confidence that they could do some harm to Liverpool.
The Reds have a mini defensive crisis and are virtually without a right defender. It is very likely that Jurgen Klopp will deploy James Milner on the right back where the versatile player will be credited with the task to stop Wilfred Zaha.
I think that if Liverpool win this one and the next home game, they will be one step closer to the Premier League title. So, it is up to Jurgen Klopp’s players to deliver.
Liverpool to win: 1:0
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
United continue flourish under Solskjaer and it looks like the players enjoy being under his management. In fact they would probably enjoying working with any coach after being managed by Jose Mourinho.
Eric Bailly is back from suspension and Alexis Sanchez is available to play for Man United. Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, faces a late fitness test. Left-back Bernardo and winger Jose Izquierdo are sidelined, while the goalkeeper Mat Ryan and winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh joined their teams for the Asian Cup.
Many United to win: 2:0
Newcastle United vs Cardiff City
Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden are at risk to miss this fixture. Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett are both out. This creates a major selection problems for Rafael Benitez .
Oumar Niasse who joined Cardiff on loan is available to make a debut. The Bluebirds captain Sean Morrison could miss out, which means that Bruno Ecuele Manga would play in the central defence, while Lee Peltier would be switched to the right-back.
Newcastle don’t look good at the moment and on top of that their home form does not suggest that they are winning this fixture.
Southampton vs Everton
Southampton got a result at Leicester and moved out of the relegation zone. Another win, this time at home, will be a sign that Ralph Hasenhuttl is doing a great job.
Danny Ings is available to play and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Charlie Austin and Yan Valery returned from suspension.
Michael Obafemi will miss the game. Ryan Bertrand and Mario Lemina are still doubtful.
Phil Jagielka is the only injury absentee for Everton’s the trip to Southampton. Ademola Lookman could start again for the Toffees.
I think that Everton is a good team who has been underperforming a bit this season. This visit to the English south is a good occasion for them to prove themselves.
Everton to win: 1:2
Watford vs Burnley
After being in the relegation zone for months Burnley put strong performances and now look like they will play in the Premier League next season.
Will Hughes is expected to miss out for Watford, but Gray and Christian Kabasele are available for selection.
Burnley midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson faces a late fitness test on his thigh. Defenders Matt Lowton and Phil Bardsley are doubtful but might be available. Steven Defour and Stephen Ward are in contention to play. Goalkeeper Nick Pope and Robbie Brady are out.
Watford are a team who could win against anyone if the game goes their way.
Watford to win: 2:0
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal have had a great run earlier this season, but now things don’t look very good for them. This would make Unai Emery to recall Mesut Ozil back into the squad. Arsenal don’t have fresh injury worries, but Rob Holding, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck are still not available to play.
The only Chelsea player who is not available to play is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Chelsea looks solid before their short trip to Emirates and I would be surprised if they win this game. However, it is a must win for Arsenal, if they want to stay in top 5 and continue fighting for a top 4 finish.
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City
I have a feeling taht Huddersfile will make it very hard to Man City to win this fixture. It is the first Premier League game for their caretaker manager Mark Hudson, who has player 102 games for the Terriers until 2017. Hudson is a defender and he is expected to improve Huddersfield defensive performance a bit. Jason Puncheon came on loan from Crystal Palace and is expected to make his home debut for Huddersfield. Terence Kongolo and Isaac Mbenza could also feature for the Terriers.
Unfortunately for them Aaron Mooy, Danny Williams and Abedelhamid Sabiri are still out.
Manchester City have no fresh injuries or suspensions and look very confident at the moment.
Vincent Kompany is available to play. Mendy and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are still out.
I think that City should win against the last in the the table. If they don’t I don’t think they can defend their title.
Man City to win: 1:3
Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham have got a great signing during this transfer window. It is the former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel. He is available to play against Spurs. However, Alfie Mawson and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa are both out.
Tottenham are without Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, while Heung-Min Son is on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup. Lucas Moura is back training, but might not be available to play. Eric Dier is available for selection.
I think that Tottenham look weaker without two of their best strikers – Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son. If Lucas Moura isn’t available, the Spurs would have problem in the attack. This is a chance for Fulham to win a game.
Fulham to win: 2:1