Newcastle United F.C Vs Manchester City F.C
After beating Swansea City at the weekend 3 – 0 Newcastle fans will be hoping that their team has finally turned the corner. It may be too little too late though for the Magpies as they are in deep trouble in the relegation fight. With Villa already down it looks like it is going to be two out of Newcastle, Sunderland or Norwich that will be relegated. It is a colossal task for Toon army to beat the former Champions, but it is one they must do if they are to stay in the division.
Manchester City has had a mixed season. After the turn of the new year, after it was announced that Pep Guardiola will be taking over, their form has suffered in the league. The players do not look as committed as they were and they will need a couple more wins if they are to secure a Champions League spot. With the semi-finals of the Champions League coming up, the players should be motivated to want to play well, so they are included in the team. The next two weeks are vital to their season, and it could go either way.
My predictions for EPL this week 2 – 2
Thursday, April 21
West Ham United F.C Vs Watford F.C
West Ham has been one of the top performing teams since the turn of the year. They were unlucky not to take all three points in their last game against the leaders Leicester City. If they can hold onto their star players and add a few more recruits during the summer, it is exciting times ahead for hammers fan. Especially as they will be moving into their brand new stadium at the start of next season.
Watford will be pleased with the season they have had. They do not have anything on the line against West Ham, so player motivation could play a big reason in the result. They managed to sneak a 0 – 1 win against West Brom in their last match and will hope they can do the same again.
My EPL Week 35 predictions 2 – 1
Liverpool F.C Vs. Everton F.C
The Merseyside derby is alway an exciting affair and this year should be no different. Liverpool`s recent form has been great, and they will hope that it can continue until the last game of the season. They have squeezed into the semi-finals of the European Cup and will be hoping to avoid any injuries before the big match.
Everton has had a disappointing season, and the manager has come under intense pressure. It looks like he will still be their next season but things will have to improve if he is to hold onto his job. They need to change their style of play as too many times they have been caught out at the back when in possession of the ball.
My EPL predictions for Week 35 is 2 – 1
Manchester United F.C Vs. Crystal Palace F.C
Manchester United are four points off a Champions League place and have an uphill battle if they are to make it. They managed to beat bottom team Villa in their last outing and will need to continue to win every game if they want to compete in Europe next season. After spending £250 million pounds, Van Gaal has to go as not fighting for the top spot for the Red Devils is not sufficient.
Crystal Palace managed to secure a draw against Arsenal in their last game and will be hoping to do one better over Man U. They have struggled for goals this term and will need to address it when the transfer window opens in the summer.
My EPL predictions for this week 2 – 1
Friday, April 22
Arsenal F.C Vs. West Brom F.C
Arsenal’s form over the last month has been extremely poor. They had their chance to compete for the title and have blown it yet again. If their North London rivals Spurs finish above them for the first time in Premier League history, the pressure will be on Wenger to resign. They should be secure finishing in a top four spot and qualify for the Champions League, but it will be known as the season that they blew it.
West Brom will fancy their chances against the Gunners. They are great at hitting teams on the counter-attack and have a solid defence. They are safe, so it depends on the player’s motivations with regards the result.
My predictions for EPL this week 2 – 0
Saturday, April 23
Manchester City F.C Vs. Stoke City F.C
It is going to be a busy few weeks for the Man City players. It will be their second game in the league in the space of four days, and they have the semifinals of the Champions League to negotiate. Winning Europe’s élite competition will be a great sending off present for manager Manuel Pellegrini. They thrashed Chelsea in their last league game and will be hoping to do the same to Stoke City.
Stoke have been very inconsistent this season. They have played well against the top teams but dropped points against the lower ranked. They suffered a heavy defeat against Tottenham at home in their last game and will be wanting to put things right against The Blues.
My EPL Week 35 predictions 1 – 1
Bournemouth F.C Vs. Chelsea
Bournemouth has played above themselves all season and proved the bookie wrong as they will survive to live another day. They have managed to do this through hard work which if you look at the stats you will see exactly what I mean. They have run more than any other team, and if they had a couple of star players, they could do a Leicester next season.
Chelsea can not wait for the season from hell to be over for them. It has been an embarrassing time to be a Blue fan, and they will want to put it behind them. With a new manager coming in the summer, they will have to enter the transfer market and rebuild. Many star players who have underperformed will also need to be shipped out of the door. In their last match they were thrashed 3 – 0 by Man City, so they should be keen to put things right by beating Bournemouth.
My EPL predictions for Week 35 are 1 – 0
Liverpool F.C Vs. Newcastle United F.C
Things seem to be clicking into place for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The team is starting to play the style of football he is known for, and they are getting the results. They are in the semi-finals of the Europa League, and if they manage to win, it will be an incredible achievement. Once the transfer window comes around, the German Manager will be able to get the players he needs to progress the team even further next season.
The win last week by Newcastle gives them hope of avoiding the drop. It is still a huge challenge, but at least they are still in with a chance. If they do go down, you have to worry about them and how they will get back up. The Championship is the toughest first division in the world, and the clubs have to be working well to achieve promotion.
My EPL predictions for this week 3 – 1
Aston Villa F.C Vs. Southampton F.C
Villa is in a complete mess, and if they are not careful, they could slide down all the leagues. Nothing has worked for them this season and needed to rebuild completely. If they do not escape the Championship within the first two years, it could be a very painful time for all the villains fans out there.
Southampton has had a good season so far, and they will be aiming to win their remaining games as they still have a slender hope of qualifying for Europe.If they finally manage to have a summer where they do not sell all of their best players, they could make something special next season.
My EPL Week 35 predictions 0 – 3
Norwich City F.C Vs. Watford F.C – Postponed
West Ham United F.C Vs. Manchester United F.C – Postponed
Sunday, April 24
Sunderland F.C Vs. Arsenal F.C
Sunderland has given themselves an excellent chance of escaping relegation by beating Norwich City in their last match 0 – 3. They are now only one point from safety and if they can win a couple more games they have a great chance of staying in the league.
The Arsenal players are going to be tired for this one as it is their second game in two days. They will need to match Sunderland for energy if they are to get a result. If they lose this game, they could put themselves in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season. They are fourth and only have a four point advantage of Manchester United in fifth.
My EPL predictions for Week 35 is 1 – 0
Leicester City F.C Vs. Swansea City F.C
Leicester will be without their top goals scorer Vardy due to suspension for the game against The Swans. They managed to rescue a point against West Ham in their last game but with Spurs winning on Monday; the gap is now only five points. They need to win this game as it is the easiest on paper that they have left. If they lose, they will be in big danger of Tottenham overtaking them.
Swansea was thrash in their last game 3 – 0 against Newcastle and had not looked great all season. The players have managed to make the minimum requirement of safety, though, but they will need to make significant changes during the summer months.
My EPL predictions for this week 0 – 0
Tuesday, April 26
Tottenham Hotspur F.C Vs. West Brom F.C
Spurs have looked like champions in their last few outings. In their last match, they thrashed Stoke 0 – 3, and it would’ve been a lot more. The players know that they can not afford to lose from now until the end of the season as they will be out of the race for the title if they do. They look like they might do this due to their current form and will be looking to inflict the same damage on West Brom as they did to Stoke.
West Brom is safe, and they will look to build on this season. They have looked solid but need more of a goal threat going forward. With the team been safe, the players may not be motivated for the match against Spurs. If they aren`t, they could be on the end of a big hammering.
My predictions for EPL this week 3 – 0