The 21st round of the Barclays Premier League has some intriguing fixtures in store for us. There is a lot at stake as we are closing in on the business end of the tournament as points become more valuable than ever.
Though this season has been hardly predictable, we have come up with the predictions of all the matches that are taking place this mid-week. Here are the predictions:
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace:
Villa have not really been able to step up their game and will surely find it hard against a Crystal Palace side that has played some good football this season.
Prediction: Villa 0-2 Palace
AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham United:
The Cherries will have to be at their best to beat the Hammers who are trying to cement their place in the top half of the Premier League table.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 West Ham United
Newcastle United vs Manchester United:
A trip to St James’ Park will not be easy and United will have to play out of their skin even against a low on confidence Newcastle side to get all three points from this game.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Manchester United
Swansea vs Sunderland:
Two clubs in dire need of three points face off at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea will look to pile on the misery on the Black Cats.
Prediction: Swansea 2-2 Sunderland
Manchester City vs Everton:
Pellegrini’s side will have their work cut out against the Toffees who have been electric at times this season. It will not be easy to take all three points from this game.
Prediction: Manchester City 3-2 Everton
Stoke City vs Norwich City:
Stoke will look to bounce back from their defeat in the League Cup semi-final with a victory over the Canaries in the league.
Prediction: Stoke 1-0 Norwich City
Southampton vs Watford:
Watford will look to continue their decent run of form and will hope to inflict a loss on the Saints at home in this thrilling encounter.
Prediction: Southampton 0-2 Watford
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion:
Hiddink will want to keep his unbeaten record since he has been appointed when they face the Baggies who are fresh off a victory over Stoke.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 WBA
Liverpool vs Arsenal:
The Klopp vs Wenger battle is bound to produce a game full of entertainment with the home side starting the tie as slight favorites.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City:
Ranieri’s side have lost their grip on the top spot and will face a tough task at the White Hart Lane as the Spurs will look to take all three points from this fixture.
Prediction: Spurs 3-1 Leicester City