We have a special weekend ahead of us as we have a combination of the Premier League and the FA Cup. We have matches that span from fierce London Derbys to go to Wembley, David vs Goliath matches, relegation six pointers and English top clubs clashing in what is bound to be an orgasmic weekend for the fans of Football and narratives.
IT'S GO TIME!
Swansea City A.F.C. @ Hull City A.F.C.
Hull City: [+147]
Swansea comes into this game on incredible form as they have three wins in five with their two losses against Chelsea and Manchester City. In the post-Bob Bradley era Swansea seems pretty good as they are beating the teams they need to beat and more to stay up this season. Now they travel to Hull in what is going to be a tough test for the Swans. Even though Hull isn't in the best of form; I think Swansea just need to go for a draw in this match. With how they are slowly breaking away from the bottom three they need to make sure they don't lose to arguably their biggest relegation rival. I see this game being tight and defensive first, but I think Swansea will be the happier team as I see this being a 1-1 draw. Look for Fernando Llorente to score.
Hull Predicted XI:
Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Maquire, Ranocchia, Robertson, Huddlestone, Markovic, Clucas, Ndiaye, Grosicki, Niasse
Swansea Predicted XI:
Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Fer, Cork, Carroll, Narsignh, Llorente, Sigurdsson
West Bromwich Albion F.C. @ Everton F.C.
West Brom: [+480]
Everton and West Brom are both coming off disappointing weekends as they both lost. Even though they fell short, they are both still great teams as they are both battling for a possible Europa League spot as four points separate them. Everton is statically a bit better but never count out Tony Pulis. The smart choice would probably be an Everton win, but I have a gut feeling West Brom will get the point from this game. Everton has tendencies to draw teams who they should beat, and I feel that if West Brom goes after Everton's defense and poor goalkeeper they can get goals. I see this being a goal fest This will end a 2-2 draw.
Everton Predicted XI:
Robles, Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines, Davies, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Barkley, Lookman, Lukaku
West Brom Predicted XI:
Foster, Dawson, Mcauley, Evans, Nyom, Livermore, Brunt, Fletcher, Morrison, Chadli, Rondon
West Ham United F.C. @ A.F.C. Bournemouth
West Ham: [+176]
West Ham goes to Bournemouth in what is a must-win the game for Bournemouth. I thought they would be safe this year, but after their awful drop in form, they are now in a full fledge relegation battle. Bournemouth in their last five have ONE point, and with a loss, there is a chance they can drop down to 18th. West Ham is playing average of late, but they looked awful and clueless against Chelsea on Monday. What this will come down to is I think Bournemouth realize what a loss or even a draw will do for them. They need a big game from their strikers and forwards and I think if any team is going to win this match it will be them. Due to picking two draws already I will go with a Bournemouth win, 2-1.
West Ham Predicted XI:
Randolph, Kouyate, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll
Bournemouth Predicted XI:
Boruc, Smith, Cargill, Cook, Daniels, Wilshere, Arter, Fraser, King, Pugh, Afobe
Burnley F.C. @ Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool is coming off an incredible win over Arsenal as they seem back on track to finishing in the top four. Burnley once again showed their bipolar style of play as they once again lost away from home. Even though Burnley won the reverse fixture, I don't see them winning this game or even getting a point due to their historically bad away form this season. Burnley have two points away from home this campaign with eight goals and 28 conceded. Liverpool is the exact opposite at home as they are third in the Premier League with 34 goals scored and only 12 conceded. You couldn't get more of a contrast, and for that reason, I am going with a 3-0 Liverpool win.
Liverpool Predicted XI:
Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner, Lallana, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho
Burnley Predicted XI:
Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Hendrick, Barton, Brady, Barnes, Gray
FA Cup: Quarter-Final
Lincoln City F.C. @ Arsenal F.C.
After this week is Arsenal really the Goliath? Kidding, but in all seriousness, it was a shit week for the Arsenal as they were embarrassed in the Champions League as they lost 10-2 on aggregate, lost to Liverpool which meant they are out of the Top Four for now and of course, the massive anti-Wenger march on Tuesday before the match. Arsenal need to win this game, if they lose this, the world might explode, and Robbie from Arsenal FanTV might make a billion dollars from those clowns reactions. Every time Arsenal gets to the point of complete embarrassment they win, and they will. Arsenal to win 3-0.
Note: No Predicted Lineups were found (not that surprising).
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Manchester City F.C. @ Middlesbrough F.C.
Manchester City: [-265]
Manchester City realize this is their only chance to win a trophy, so I see Pep Guardiola going full out for this match as we seem primed for some crazy Semi-Final matchups. Boro, are decent at the back but just can't score and if you can't show your scoring threat against City you just can't win. I will keep this preview short but Manchester City will dominant this match. City to win 4-0.
Note: No Predicted Lineups have came out yet for this match.
Millwall F.C. @ Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
It's time for the game we are all waiting for! There will be goals; there will be fights it's going to be AMAZING. Spurs and Millwall for years have hated each other and now for the first time in 27 years they will battle it out on the pitch. This game is going to have a lot of press due to the game getting the extra police to stop fighting before the match as Millwall are known for being a lot of deal with. Tottenham needs this win, it's all fine and good having such a young team but for Mauricio Pochettino to become a truly elite manager, they need to win a trophy, and against Millwall, they have no reason not to win. Spurs are going to bring out an excellent team and get it done. Tottenham to win 3-1.
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Manchester United F.C. @ Chelsea F.C.
Manchester United: [+355]
With the match of the weekend, we have Manchester United going to London to go up against Chelsea. Sadly, for Manchester United, I just can't see them wining this. They will not have Zlatan Ibrahimović and also with going to Russia in the midweek I just think some of their players may be a bit tired. Chelsea is just too good at home and just so much better than Manchester United across the board. It will be closer than the fixture in the beginning of the year, but Chelsea will edge it 2-1.
There we have it! What a weekend we have coming up, and of course, if you have any more questions about this weekend matches, let us know by Tweeting us at DST_Tweets! Thank you for the support and have a great weekend!