Brighton vs Wolves: Brighton have been playing well and have now won their last 2 games to move up to 12th on the Premier League ladder. This weekend they will be hosting Wolves who have been have also been exceptional this season. Wolves have only lost one game since August and have gotten points against top teams like Manchester United and Manchester City. While Brighton have found some form, the talent on the pitch is far superior for Wolves and I see them being too strong for the home side. Wolves to win.
Southampton vs Newcastle United: Both of these sides have been struggling and are among the bottom teams in the league. Newcastle are bottom the ladder and having only got 2 points all season, they are in serious trouble. Southampton have not done much better but after getting a draw last weekend, they have some life. It is hard to predict a winner for this match since both teams are very bad. In this situation, I am going to pick this match to end as a draw since neither team seems to have enough goal scorers to get a win.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City: Cardiff City got a massive win last weekend as they beat Fulham 4-2 at home. The game not only provided Cardiff with 3 points, but the 4 goals would have given their struggling strikers ton of confidence. That being said, Cardiff are back in the pressure cooker as they take on Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe and having beaten Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, they are in great form. Liverpool will be way too strong for Cardiff City in this match.
Fulham vs Bournemouth: Fulham continued their disaster season last weekend as they were comfortably beaten by Cardiff City. Fulham have spent big this season but unfortunately, the results have not been as desired and the team is currently in the relegation zone. Bournemouth, on the other hand, have exceeded expectations and are 6th on the ladder. These two teams have greatly contrasting form. Fulham have the talent but considering their poor form, I see them losing again. Bournemouth to win this match.
Watford vs Huddersfield: Watford had an exceptional start to the season but after the first international break, their form has dropped off. Watford managed to turn things as they got a big win over Wolves which should calm many people around the club. Huddersfield, on the other hand, are significantly struggling and are in the relegation zone. This side has not won a single game all season and have only 3 points on the board. Watford are a much stronger side and they will be too strong at home. Watford to win.
Burnley vs Chelsea: Chelsea have had an incredible season and they have continued their form as they won their Europa League match. The big news coming out of Chelsea has been related to the injury of Eden Hazard who may not be fit enough to play this match. That being said, Burnley are struggling at the moment and Chelsea will feel that they are good enough to win without their Belgian superstar. Burnley lost 5-0 to Manchester City last weekend and after such a heavy defeat, confidence is expected to be low for the team. Chelsea are in exceptional form and I see them beating Burnley with ease.
Leicester City vs West Ham: Since their win over Manchester United, West Ham have not lost two successive games and have dropped to 14th on the ladder. The issue for West Ham has been their strikers as they are not providing the team with enough goals. In addition to that, Andriy Yarmolenko has been injured meaning the team is lacking attacking creativity. This will make this hard for West Ham as Leicester City have been defending well with the likes of Maguire leading the Foxes’ defense. That being said, Leicester City have also lost their last 2 matches and it will be hard for the side to bounce back, especially since Jamie Vardy is likely to miss this fixture due to injury. Due to injuries for both teams, neither side will have a strong attacking outfit for this clash. With a lack of goals, I see this match ending in a draw since neither look to have enough attacking talent to get all 3 points from this fixture.