EPL PREDICTIONS: WEEK 28

Updated: Mar 15

Leeds United (H) vs Chelsea (A)

Head to Head: Chelsea 9 wins Leeds United 8 wins 8 draws

Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 PL matches under Thomas Tuchel and have won 5 of their 6 away matches in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel leap-frogging into CL contention. The Blues have won just 3 more games than Leeds this season (14 wins to 11 wins) but Leeds have lost a staggering 14 games while Chelsea have lost just 6. Marcelo Biesla needs a strong finish for the season for Leeds to finish in the top half of the ladder and build something for next season to challenge for European qualification.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1


Crystal Palace (H) vs West Bromwich Albion (A)

Head to Head: Crystal Palace 6 wins West Brom 4 wins 3 draws

Crystal Palace won the reverse fixture against the Baggies earlier in the season 5-1. The Baggies have improved their defence having conceded just two goals in their last 5 matches. Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha will be looking to continue his scoring streak against West Brom having scored 4 goals in his last 4 PL matches against West Brom.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1


Everton (H) vs Burnley (A)

Head to Head: Everton 7 wins Burnley 5 wins 1 draw

Burnley are looking to win at both Merseyside clubs in one season for the first time following their 1-0 win against Liverpool in January. The Toffees have won 5 of their 6 PL home matches against Burnley but are facing injuries to key players such as James Rodriguez, Abdoualye Doucoure & Gylfi Sigurdsson. An important game for Everton to push for European qualification and finish higher than their arch Merseyside rivals Liverpool

Prediction: Everton 1-0


Fulham (H) vs Manchester City (A)

Head to Head: Man City 14 wins Fulham 4 wins 9 draws

What a difference a week makes. The Cottagers notched only their 2nd ever win against Liverpool last weekend at Anfield while Man City lost to arch rivals Manchester United in the Manchester derby. The Cottagers have won 3 of their last 6 matches in the PL (D2 L1) and have also kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 league matches. Will it be enough to avoid the drop, only time will tell. City will be looking at consolidating their lead at the top of the table and have won their last 6 matches against Fulham scoring 18 and conceding none.

Prediction: Man City 3-0


Southampton (H) vs Brighton Hove & Albion (A)

Head to Head: Southampton 3 wins 4 draws

Southampton are unbeaten in all 7 of their PL meetings with Brighton with 3 wins & 4 draws. Unfortunately for the Saints, top goalscorer Danny Ings is sidelined but the Saints have kept a clean sheet in all 5 of their home league wins. The Seagulls have lost Tariq Lamptey for the season with a hamstring injury and are looking to avoid 4 straight PL losses for the first time since April 2019

Prediction: 2-2 draw


Leicester City (H) vs Sheffield United (A)

Head to Head: Leicester City 3 wins Sheffield United 0 wins

It's the end of the road for Chris Wilder at Sheffield United after both parties agreed to part ways by mutual consent. The 53 yr old guided the Blades to promotion from League One in his first season, before helping the Blades reach the PL for the first time in 12 years after finishing 2nd in the Championship in 2018/2019. Paul Heckingbottom, the club's under 23 coach will be in charge for the rest of the season. No such concerns for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers who is enjoying one of his best seasons and has Leicester in firm control of a automatic CL spot. Leicester will welcome back Jonny Evans, Dennis Praet & Ayoze Perez but will be without Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes, James Justin, Wes Morgan & Cengiz Under

Prediction: Leicester 4-1


Arsenal (H) vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

Head to Head: Arsenal 20 wins Spurs 14 wins 23 draws

The Gunners have lost just 2 of their past 35 home encounters with Spurs. Spurs have won their last 3 matches and Gareth Bale is rounding into some form with 4 goals and an assist in his last 3 games. Combined with Harry Kane & Son Heung-Min, these 3 are providing Mourinho with a dangerous trio to see them finish on a high with European qualification a minimum for Jose Mourinho.

Prediction: 2-2 draw


Manchester United (H) vs West Ham United (A)

Head to Head: ManUtd 29 wins West Ham 7 wins 13 draws

Both teams are firmly entrenched in the top half of the table and although ex ManUtd manager David Moyes has never won a PL match at Old Trafford in 13 attempts, he has had a fantastic season for the Hammers and will be looking for his team to cause an upset. For the Red Devils, after a slow start to the season, the players have responded and nothing would have sealed this change in form more than their magnificent victory against league leaders Man City last weekend which makes it 3 games in a row with clean sheets under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. David De Get is back in England but following quarantine protocol and sidelined while in form and on loan striker Jesse Lingard is unavailable to play against his parent club.

Prediction: West Ham 2-1


Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) vs Liverpool (A)

Head to Head: Liverpool 10 wins Wolves 1 win 2 draws

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 7 league trips to Molineux (W4 D3) and a win in the CL against RB Leipzig would have given them some confidence after a horrendous stretch of losses at home. The Reds are currently in 8th position and on 43 points and with 10 matches remaining for the season, will be in danger of missing out on European qualification if they don't pick up their form. In a 38 match season, only 3 PL teams have finished in the top 4 with 43 or fewer points with 10 fixtures remaining. Leeds United in 2000/01, Liverpool in 2003/04 & Manchester United last season with 42 points. Wolves have lost just once in there last 7 PL matches and will be looking for back to back PL wins at home for only the 2nd time in two seasons after winning their last 2 games at home in 2019/20 season.

Prediction: Liverpool 1-0


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