Boom! We are back, after a few days after Matchday 23 we are once again previewing EVERY single Premier League game to make sure you walk out of the weekend richer. We have some giant derbies, relegation six-pointers and we may even see Jesus. So strap in and get ready for an amazing weekend of matches (It can't be worse than this week, right?).
DST Game of The Week!
Arsenal F.C. @ Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea - [-110]
Arsenal - [+325]
Draw - [+255]
With Arsenal losing at home to Watford they are now are nine points behind first-place Chelsea which makes this a MUST win game for Arsène Wenger and Arsenal. Going into this game, I would be worried if I was Arsenal as I don't think Wenger knows his best starting XI. To make matters worse, Chelsea are the best team at home this season as they have only lost one game at the Bridge all season with only six goals conceded. Arsenal has also always had troubles at Stamford Bridge so I can't see them going into this game with loads of confidence. If you are like me who loves the inner supporter fighting on ArsenalFanTV, you are in luck, because Chelsea will win and just maybe, we will see another timeless moment. The Blues to win 2-1.
Arsenal Predicted XI:
Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez
Chelsea Predicted XI:
Courtois, Azpilcueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Costa, Hazard
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Liverpool F.C. @ Hull City A.F.C.
Liverpool - [-200]
Hull - [+585]
Draw - [+340]
It's been a pretty tough week or so for Liverpool, they have practically knocked themselves out of the Premier League title race and have knocked themselves out of the two English Cups. Now they go to Hull who is coming off an impressive 0-0 draw with Manchester United. Sadly, I don't see Hull having the same game against United. With the firepower of Liverpool, it will be too much for a slow Hull back line to handle. This won't be a classic Liverpool "4-0" win, but it will be an easy win. 2-0 to the Reds.
Liverpool Predicted XI:
Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho
Hull Predicted XI:
Jakupovic, Elabdellaoui, Maguire, Dawson, Robertson, Huddlestone, Clucas, Grosicki, Evandro, Diomande, Hernandez
Middlesbrough F.C. @ Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Boro - [+1050]
Spurs - [-340]
Draw - [+450]
Tottenham Hotspur goes into this game in second place in both Premier League and Premier League Home Form as they are the only team not to lose a game at home this season and they have also only conceded five goals. They go into this game without Danny Rose which will effect offensively, but I don't think it will hurt them that much defensively against a Middleborough team that doesn't have dangerous wide men. With Danny Rose, I would probably go with an easy Spurs win, but due to them most likely playing a more defensive style Left Back in Ben Davies, I see this closer than most people might believe. 2-0 to Tottenham.
Boro Predicted XI:
Valdes, Barragan, Bernardo, Gibson, Fabio, De Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Traore, Negredo, Stuani
Tottenham Predicted XI:
Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
West Ham United F.C. @ Southampton F.C.
West Ham - [+400]
Southampton - [-137]
Draw - [+275]
West Ham United go down to St Mary's Stadium in a clash of two decent teams who are wildly inconsistent. The issue I have with Southampton is it's hard to know what team you will get. Will you get the team that beat Liverpool over two legs in the EFL Cup? Or the one that lost to Arsenal 5-0 and Swansea 2-1 this week. West Ham, on the other hand, is trying to cope with life without Dimitri Payet, which will be hard but with their new signing Robert Snodgrass they should have some confidence they can go on and win this game. If any team was going to win it would be Southampton but I will sit on the fence and go with a 2-2 draw.
West Ham Predicted XI:
Randolph, Byram, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll
Southampton Predicted XI:
Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long, Boufal
A.F.C. Bournemouth @ Everton F.C.
Bournemouth - [+400]
Everton - [-137]
Draw - [+280]
Everton host Bournemouth as the hunt for a Europa League spot is on for the Toffees. Bournemouth is coming off a dissappoitning performance as they lost to Crystal Palace 2-0 at home. To make matters worse once again Callum Wilson is out for the rest of the season with a severe knee injury. Everton is one of those teams who are inconsistent and hard to call, but at home this season they have looked very good and more ready to play then we have seen away from home. I think this will be a close and open match, but Everton will win 2-1.
Bournemouth Predicted XI:
Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Smith, Surman, Arter, Stanislas, Wilshere, King, Afobe
Everton Predicted XI:
Robles, Holgate, Williams, Funes Mori, Coleman, Davies, Gueye, Baines, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku
Burnley F.C. @ Watford F.C.
Burnley - [+290]
Watford - [+108]
Draw - [+225]
I like Burnley; they are a hard working team that is extremely hard to break down and look like they will stay up for another season. Sadly, for them, they are AWFUL away from home as they have one point away from Turf Moor all season. They go to Watford who are average at home, but after their amazing win against Arsenal, they will have the momentum to beat a Burnley side who is also coming off a big win as they defeated Leicester 1-0. Burnley is a hard team to break, and as we see a lot of times this season, we can't trust Deeney to be the player he was last year and have a world class performance. For that reason, I think this will be a 1-1 Draw.
Burnley Predicted XI:
Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Arfield, Hendrick, Brady, Barnes, Gray
Watford Predicted XI:
Gomes, Kaboul, Prodl, Britos, Janmaat, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas, Cleverly, Niang, Deeney.
Stoke City F.C. @ West Bromwich Albion F.C.
Stoke City - [+240]
West Brom - [+130]
Draw - [+220]
As you guys know, I have developed a pretty serious man crush on Tony Pulis as he has made an on and off Premier League club into a top 10 team with a perfect balance of flair, scoring ability and defensively awareness. Now they go up against the opposite in Stoke City who are as bipolar as a team can get as some games they are unstoppable but most games they are boring and underwhelming. Stoke are decent away from home, but they do lose a lot and have problems turning losing positions into a draw. I think Pulis and WBA are too good for Stoke which is why I am going with another win for West Brom. WBA to win 3-1.
West Brom Predicted XI:
Foster, Nyom, Mcauley, Dawson, Brunt, Fletcher, Yacob, Phillips, Morrison, Chadli, Rondon
Stoke Predicted XI:
Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Adam, Whelan, Afellay, Allen, Arnautoivc, Crouch
Sunderland A.F.C. @ Crystal Palace F.C.
Sunderland - [+450]
Crystal Palace - [-149]
Draw - [+285]
Crystal Palace host Sunderland in arguably the biggest match of the weekend. This is a six-pointer as both teams seem like they could be relegated this season. Both are coming off a good result as Palace won 2-0 away at Bournemouth and Sunderland held Tottenham to a 0-0 draw. The one issue I have is that Crystal Palace is the worst team at home and Sunderland seem to be slowly becoming harder to beat. I think this game will be like the Tottenham match on Tuesday; slow, dull and a 0-0 draw.
Sunderland Predicted XI:
Mannone, Kone, O'shea, Denayer, Jones, Ndong, Rodwell, Larsson, Oviedo, Borini, Defoe
Crystal Palace Predicted XI:
Hennessey, Tomkins, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Puncheon, Cabaye, Van Aanholt, Zaha, Mcarthur, Benteke
Manchester United F.C. @ Leicester City F.C.
Manchester United - [-147]
Leicester City - [+450]
Draw - [+290]
Manchester United go to a struggling Leicester City in what will be an easy win for the away team. Leicester City has completely lost the plot. Vardy and Mahrez are having terrible seasons, and the entire team didn't score one goal in the month of January in the Premier League. Both of these defenses can be weak at the times but what this comes down to is goals, and I think we all know who has the advantage there. Manchester United to win 3-1.
Manchester United Predicted XI:
Dea Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Ibrahimovic''
Leicester City Predicted XI:
Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy
Swansea City A.F.C. @ Manchester City F.C.
Swansea - [+1250]
Leicester City - [-435]
Draw - [+550]
The inform Swansea City (You aren't dreaming) go to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City who seems revamped after they found Jesus (literally). Manchester City's new and young Brazilian Striker was awesome in his first Premier League start and seems like he can help Manchester City make a late push into the Top Four. The home team is coming off a dominant win over West Ham, and I see them recreating that, It is not necessary about how good/bad Swansea is but more I just truly believe if Pep doesn't win this game he is in huge trouble. For that reason, Manchester City will win 3-0.
Manchester City Predicted XI:
Caballero, Zabaleta, Kompany, Stones, Clichy, Fernandinho, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero
Swansea Predicted XI:
Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Fer, Cork, Carroll, Routledge, Llorente, Sigurdsson
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