Spurs vs. Watford
From 1-0 down in the 88th minute to a 3-1 victory at Swansea; proof of the character and explosiveness this Tottenham team possesses, even without lead marksman, Harry Kane. Spurs have won all three matches since his absence and are set to welcome Kane back from injury much sooner than first thought for their fixture with Watford. Expect another W for Spurs as a result at White Hart Lane.
Manchester City vs. Hull City
After attaining just two from a possible nine points against Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in their last three game, Manchester City are firmly out of title contention and now have to focus on a top four finish and their FA Cup run. Despite Hull winning two games on the bounce to escape the relegation zone for now, a Man City romp seems on the cards for a team due a proper performance.
Middlesbrough vs. Burnley
Things look dire at The Riverside as they sit seven points behind Hull City, who beat them 4-2 midweek. They simply have to win at home to Burnley to trigger some sort of great escape, but face an equally stingy side who seek just a few more points to be sure of their own top-flight status
Stoke City vs. Liverpool
The loss of Sadio Mane for the season is a big blow for Liverpool and Philippe Coutinho is a doubt due to illness, but Liverpool should have enough in attack to see them over the line in this fixture against a ‘you’re never sure who will turn up’ type of side in Stoke City.
West Brom vs. Southampton
The predicted midweek let down for West Brom after positive results against Arsenal and Manchester United came at Watford, but the eighth place Baggies will rebound at home against Southampton to keep their slim Europa League qualification hopes alive
West Ham vs. Swansea
It’s been a rough week for Swansea after a frustrating draw against Middlesbrough and that aforementioned late collapse vs. Spurs. Now in the relegation zone, Swansea need results fast, but against a West Ham side dragged back into the dogfight against the drop, another L for the Welsh side is on the cards.
Bournemouth vs. Chelsea
League leaders, Chelsea eased any fears of a late season collapse with an impressive win over Manchester City on Wednesday and visit a Bournemouth side who tripped up Liverpool at Anfield that same day. Bournemouth usually give top sides fits and will again this weekend, but Chelsea will dig their way out of this one.
Sunderland vs. Manchester United
It’s probably a good thing six of United’s last nine league games are away from Old Trafford, which has become an art gallery of sorts this season given all the draws. A left for dead Sunderland side is just what the doctor ordered for the Red Devils as the basement-dwelling hosts look down and out in the relegation race. The real question is whether United be back out of sixth following Week 32’s fixtures after what should be a routine win.
Everton vs. Leicester City
Six straight wins for Leicester City have landed the champs in a relatively comfortable mid-table spot at they visit Goodison Park to face an Everton side who just missed out on a big win at Old Trafford on Tuesday. With Leicester likely to make changes with an eye on their Champions quarterfinal first leg match at Atlético Madrid next Wednesday, Everton are likely to take the points in the late Sunday kickoff.
Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal
Arsenal finally tasted a Premier League victory after a 3-0 win against West Ham on Wednesday, their first league win in almost two months. But the reprieve from their much-publicised struggles will be short-lived when they visit Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football. Despite a setback midweek, Palace will feel confident given their win over Chelsea last weekend as well as the fact Arsenal haven’t won an away match in the league since mid-January, and have just four wins in their last 11 away games in all competitions. Queue the frustrations on ArsenalFanTV for another week!
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