Brighton Hove & Albion (H) vs Newcastle United (A)
Head to Head: Brighton 3 wins 4 draws
Brighton are unbeaten in 7 PL matches against Newcastle and will be seeking a double in the league over the Geordies for the first time since 1978/79 season. Newcastle have drawn their last 3 matches but have taken just 9 points in their matches since the turn of the year. Only Southampton, with 7 points, are worse off. Two of Newcastle United's best players, Callum Wilson & Allan Saint-Maxim will also be missing and will only be available after the international break.
Prediction: Brighton 3-0
West Ham (H) vs Arsenal (A)
Head to Head: Arsenal 32 wins West Ham 8 wins 9 draws
The Hammers are looking to win 4 straight home games for the first time since May 2002 under Glenn Roeder. The Gunners have won more points (13) in London derbies than any other PL London side this season. The Gunners have also won more away PL games against West Ham than they have against any other PL side with 13. For West Ham, in form loan striker Jesse Lingard is available after having to sit out last week against his parent club while for Arsenal, buoyed by their mid-week win against Olympiacos in the Europa League, Bukayo Saka will be assessed for a hamstring injury but manager Mikel Arteta has no other injury concerns.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1
Aston Villa (H) vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)
Head to Head: Spurs 21 wins Aston Villa 14 wins 15 draws
Villa will be hoping Jack Grealish passes a late fitness test and is available for a crunch match and keep his team in fighting chance of a European qualification league finish.For Spurs, a mid-week loss to Dinamo Zagreb means their European dreams are over for another season. Currently in 8th place, a defeat at Villa will be the 10th loss for the season, which will be a first for Jose Mourinho in his managerial career. A further blow for Spurs as Son Heung-Min is out with a muscle injury and could return after the international break. Look for Harry Kane & a rejuvenated Gareth Bale to be amongst the goals if Spurs are to make a late charge for a top 6 finish and another season in Europe
Prediction: Spurs 2-1