Brighton vs Crystal Palace
Having gotten an important win on the weekend, Palace will seek to escape the foot of the table and, by extension, the drop zone. However, that plan will hit a major snag away to Brighton, who looks incredibly formidable by the match day.
Leicester City vs Tottenham
Having been kicked out of the top four over the weekend, Spurs will face a somewhat improved Leicester under Claude Puel. Spurs have been playing better away from Wembley and will seek to continue their good road form since this season. Their better brand of football should put them over the 2015/16 champions.
Watford vs Manchester United
Manchester United will face a stern test away to a Watford team looking better and better under Marco Silva. On their day, they can upset anyone not named Manchester City. Jose Mourinho will likely play a rigid system away to edge this fixture. Being a stronger team, such a strategy should work.
West Brom vs Newcastle
Two teams on equal standing, at least on paper, will meet in this fixture. The end result is likely to play out true to their full potential, a boring draw.
Arsenal vs Huddersfield
The Gunners have been on a decent run of form. However, they are notorious for losing a game at any time during a good run. Their temperament will be tested against a solid Huddersfield side that has been giving top oppositions a stern test. Given that the Gunners are at their favourite ground, they should be able to pull off a victory.
Bournemouth vs Burnley
Having lost to Arsenal in injury time, Burnley will seek to put that disappointment behind them as they face a Bournemouth side seeking to stabilize themselves in midtable having escaped the drop zone. A draw is the likely result come full-time.
Chelsea vs Swansea
The Swans will visit the Bridge without their leading goal scorer, Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea. With the major handicap, an in-form Chelsea should run out comfortable winners.
Everton vs West Ham
Both current league strugglers were expecting a better season. They will test themselves against each other in this fixture. They are likely to slug it out to a draw.
Manchester City vs Southampton
Having just put Everton to the sword, Southampton will face their hardest test of the season against the runaway league leaders who are poised to break the consecutive league winning run. The Saints plans are likely to fail miserably, especially given their inconsistent league form.
Stoke City vs Liverpool
Liverpool will travel to Stoke, which is normally a stern test to any opposition, even though they have been having a poor run of form this season. Given the Red porous defence and potent attack, a draw seems to be on the cards.
Here’s a round-up of Ryan’s picks.
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