Premier League’s gameweek 25 welcomes us with some tasty encounters. Right from Tottenham’s visit to Liverpool, Chelsea’s home clash with Everton to Alan Pardew’s first game against his former side and the clash of the lowly placed Hull CIty and Aston Villa, brace yourselves for the midweek with some fascinating football action. In the light of these upcoming fixture’s, here’s a prediction of what could happen over the course of the midweek.
Arsenal vs Leicester City
Arsenal season continues to be in shambles, and the weekend wasn’t an exception. The 1-2 away defeat against rivals Tottenham means the race for the Champions League spot has become even difficult. They are presented with an opportunity to return to wining ways against rooted side Leicester, and they should manage to win it convincingly.
Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Leicester City
Hull CIty vs Aston Villa
Had it not been for James Milner’s equalizer, Hull City almost took 3 points from champions Manchester CIty at the weekend. Placed in the bottom 3 and desperate for points, both Hull and Aston Villa, expect this to be a relegation 6-pointer. Villa scored after almost 11 hours in the Premier League, and the trip to KC Stadium won’t be easy.
Prediction Hull City 2-1 Aston Villa
Sunderland vs QPR
Managerless Queens Park Rangers visit the Stadium of Light in the hope of improving their abysmal away record. A win would possibly take them out of the drop zone, but it will be anything but easy against Gus Poyet’s Black Cats.
Prediction Sunderland 2-0 QPR
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur
The pick of the bunch from the midweek tussles. A buoyant Spurs side will travel to the Anfield in the hope of emulating their weekend heroics against Arsenal. A repeat of that performance is bound to trouble the Reds, and Brendan Rodgers will be quite aware of the threat posed bu Mauricio Pochettino’s charges.
Prediction Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United vs Burnley
Having luckily returned from the Upton Park thanks Daley Blind’s late parity restorer, Manchester United welcome another relegation struggling side in Burnley. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, and despite the Clarets in need of points, expect the Red Devils to make light work of Sean Dyche’s men.
Prediction Manchester United 3-0 Burnley
Southampton vs West Ham United
Another team associated with late goal at the weekend, Sadio Mane’s winner at the death propelled Southampton ahead of Manchester United in the 3rd spot. They face a tricky visit by in-form West Ham, and it remains to be seen if the Saints keep their mettle.
Prediction Southaampton 0-1 West Ham United
Chelsea vs Everton
Chelsea opened up a 7-point lead at the top with a win at the weekend as they continue to march towards the title. 12th placed struggling Everton will travel to London with the hope of stopping the Blues in their tracks and also improve their own record.
Prediction Chelsea 2-1 Everton
Stoke City vs Manchester City
Reigning champions Manchester City after failing to overcome Hull at the weekend and now they face a tough away trip to the Britannia. Manuel Pellegrini knows that any further drop in points will reduce their chances to retain the title.
Prediction Stoke City 1-2 Manchester City
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
Alan Pardew will have a point to prove to his former aide when his Crystal Palace take on Newcastle. Pardrew would be more than determined to get one better of Mike Ashley and Newcastle. Pardrew for once will have fans’ support when he is involved in a Necastle game.
Prediction Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle United
West Brom vs Swansea
Can Tony Pulis do it again? Tony Pulis has been instrumental for West Brom since joining the baggies. West Brom face a tough home visit by Gary Monk’s men who have been building some fine form lately.
Prediction West Brom Albion 1-0 Swansea