Saturday’s early game sees Fulham host Manchester United where 19th plays 5th, which tells you pretty much all you might need to know.
These two have met 27 times in the Premier League to date and the Londoners have only won 3 times. The reverse of this fixture back in December was an emphatic 4-1 to United. Fulham’s form has since flat-lined and Man Utd are back in the hunt for European football. Away win.
Crystal Palace take on West Ham which is likely to be just as brutal, in its own way.
These two sides are just 5 points apart; Palace perhaps just edging it in terms of form.
Huddersfield Town are in a world of pain that even Arsenal on a bad day won’t help pull them out of.
Liverpool have their eye well and truly on the prize. Despite some flashes of spirit this season, the Cherries are unlikely to fare any better than the reverse of this one 7 weeks or so ago, when the Reds inflicted a 4-0 victory. Home win.
Saints play Cardiff, which won’t be one for the purists. There is very little in it, but I’ll edge a
Watford take on Everton, which is likely to be another tough hour and a half for neutrals.
Watford showed they lack invention against Spurs recently, which nudges in favour of an
Brighton versus Burnley gives us two teams struggling to find their way. Burnley are flirting with the drop zone and might be a tad more motivated.
Spurs don’t look like drawing a game any time soon and Leicester City haven’t won one in their last 5 matches. Home Win!
Man City v Chelsea is a tough call, but one that will tell us plenty about who is really serious about this season’s campaign.
Wolves will almost certainly beat Newcastle, another Home Win on the cards, surely.
Get your fiver on.