- Cardiff vs Brighton (1-1)
This is expected to be a lacklustre fixture. Both teams will see this as one to earn all three points in their bid to survive the drop. Should end as a draw.
- Huddersfield vs West Ham (1-2)
West Ham will seek consistency; a win against Huddersfield would set them on that track. The home team should be resilient. However, West Ham should come out on top.
- Leicester vs Burnley (2-0)
This will be the former champion’s first home match after the tragic passing of their owner. They are expected to win this one in his honour, even without ever presents Harry Maguire and James Maddison. Burnley haven’t gotten their act together since the season began. Expect a Leicester victory.
- Newcastle vs Bournemouth (1-1)
Rafa Benitez has gotten his team out the drop zone, albeit on goal difference. He will be hoping to now drive away from it. In their way stands an overachieving Bournemouth, one who will be seeking to bounce back from their injury time loss against Manchester United. The south coast team should travel north and return with at least a point.
- Southampton vs Watford (0-2)
Southampton are barely out the drop zone, something Mark Hughes hope will be a constant for the remainder of the season, seeing his job is on the line. They will face a tough Watford team at home. The Hornets sting should overcome the Saints.
- Crystal Palace vs Tottenham (1-2)
Buoyed by their comeback UCL win against PSV, Tottenham will take the short trip to Crystal Palace expecting nothing less than a victory. They should win. However, doing so will be difficult against the resilient Eagles.
- Liverpool vs Fulham (3-1)
Fulham are where hardly anyone expected them to be, at the bottom of the table, especially with their record summer spending. Seeking to move away from the drop zone, Liverpool may not be the ideal opponents to face at this time, especially one smarting from their surprise UCL loss to Red Star Belgrade. The Scousers should win handily against a porous Fulham defence.
- Chelsea vs Everton (3-1)
Everton are playing good football this season, but consistency has been their undoing. They will travel to an unbeaten Chelsea to test their credentials. SarriBall should prevail in the end.
- Arsenal vs Wolves (2-0)
Wolves will travel to The Emirates in a hunt for three points against top four chasing Arsenal. The away team will pose a viable threat; however, the Gunners are expected to shoot down the pack.
- Manchester City vs Manchester United (3-1)
The Manchester Derby, the marquee fixture of the round, will close out this weekend’s action. Both teams got positive results in UCL action mid-week and are now in pole position to make it to the KO round. The free scoring Manchester City will be expected to see off the resilient comeback kings in Manchester United.