Tottenham v Arsenal
The North London derby is always an important game for both sets of fans, but this match holds more significance. With 10 games remaining for both clubs, this weekend could determine who Leicester’s biggest title challengers will be. Arsenal are now on a losing run of three, and the fact that Spurs have won all but one of their last 7 home league games against Arsenal won’t give the Gunners much hope when they make the short trip to the Lane.
Prediction: TOTTENHAM 1-1 ARSENAL
Chelsea v Stoke
Guus Hiddink extended Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 12 on Tuesday and will be hoping he can extend it again against Stoke. However, Stoke will be happy with their current run of 3 wins and the win they grabbed over the Blues in the reverse fixture. The Potters will hope to close the gap on 6th placed West Ham, whereas Chelsea will expect to carry on their ascent up the table. If Southampton and Liverpool drop points, then Hiddink’s side could potentially climb all the way up to 7th.
Prediction: CHELSEA 1-0 STOKE
Everton v West Ham
Although Slaven Bilic may have scepticisms over his team’s chances of Champions League football, the fans will surely have their eyes on Europa League football at least, with the Hammers only 1 point behind 5th place. However, West Ham haven’t won in their last 3 away games, and with Lukaku’s recent form, it won’t be an easy task for the London side. As for Everton, their aims will be to build on from their midweek win and reach a top-half finish.
Prediction: EVERTON 2-2 WEST HAM
Man City v Aston Villa
Both of these teams have lost their last 3 league games, however one is hanging onto title hopes, the other onto survival hopes. Despite City’s dip in form, it would take a miracle for Aston Villa to come away with any sort of result; that viewpoint for any game being the story of Villa’s season. City have scored the most goals at home and Aston Villa have scored the least overall. If this game is going to be a goal-fest, it seems it will only go towards one team.
Prediction: MANCHESTER CITY 4-0 ASTON VILLA
Newcastle v Bournemouth
With victory or a draw over Bournemouth, Newcastle could potentially see themselves climb out of the bottom three. The Magpies’ season has been one to forget so far, however with a game in hand over Norwich and Sunderland, the advantage is theirs. Newcastle have won their last 3 home games, however, Bournemouth haven’t lost in their last 6 away games in all competition. A tough decision to choose who could come out on top.
Prediction: NEWCASTLE 0-0 BOURNEMOUTH
Southampton v Sunderland
With the threat of relegation still hanging over Sunderland, the Black Cats will be hoping a positive result over Southampton will ease the nerves for at least another week. Southampton have lost their last two games and, on paper, shouldn’t make it three this weekend. Sunderland have also conceded the most goals on their travels and joint most overall this season, so Southampton will go into Saturday’s game with high hopes.
Prediction: SOUTHAMPTON 3-1 SUNDERLAND
Swansea v Norwich
Swansea may have potentially evaded relegation; however this is not the case for Norwich. In 18th, the Canaries will hope victory can elevate them above Sunderland and out of the bottom three. Luck is not on their side though, having not won in their last 8 league games and conceding the joint most amount of goals this campaign. For Swansea, they’ll be hoping to expand on their recent surprise victory over Arsenal.
Prediction: SWANSEA 2-1 NORWICH
Watford v Leicester
With Tottenham and Arsenal both dropping points on Wednesday, Leicester will travel to Watford with a slight ease of pressure. However, the game won’t be a walk in the park for the Foxes. Despite Ranieri’s side being the highest scoring team in the league, Watford have only conceded 11 goals at Vicarage Road. Although, they’ve only managed to score 13 in the other net, the second lowest in the league.
Prediction: WATFORD 1-2 LEICESTER