Another full weekend of Premier League action is on the horizon as all 20 teams will be in action with key battles at either end of the table still to be decided.
Last week saw Lewis Addley correctly call three correct results with two perfect scores and this weekend gives Zack Walford the chance to try and beat that with his predictions.
Saturday, May 2nd (All games 15:00 kickoffs unless stated)
Leicester City vs. Newcastle United (12:45)Embed from Getty Images
This is arguably one of the biggest games of the season for the Magpies as no win in seven has now left them just five points above the drop. Leicester suffered defeat against Chelsea on Wednesday night but had won their last four prior to that and the Foxes are striving towards the safety net to play Premier League football next season. It’s tough to call but I think Leicester will just edge it.
Prediction: Leicester 1-0 Newcastle United
Liverpool vs. Queens Park Rangers
It’s no secret Brendan Rodgers is under a huge amount of pressure to deliver Champions League football again for Liverpool and his opposite number Chris Ramsey is under pressure to get QPR out of the drop zone, so both need a result. Sadly for QPR I feel it will be them who will be on the receiving end of a defeat as Liverpool carry on with their faint hopes for Champions League qualification.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 QPR
Swansea City vs. Stoke City
Swansea have now beaten their best points tally since arriving in the Premier League in 2011, a terrific achievement for manager Garry Monk. The Swans have done well to keep up the pace especially when key player Wilfried Bony was sold in January to Manchester City. Stoke are just three points behind Swansea in ninth place but no loss in their last three means they are not going to roll over easily. The Swans have the quality to further cement eighth place. Home win.
Prediction: Swansea 2-0 Stoke City
Aston Villa vs. EvertonEmbed from Getty Images
Aston Villa were incredibly unlucky last weekend after coming back from two goals down against Manchester City only to be beaten by a winner in the 89th minute. But the FA Cup finalists have got some serious backbone since Tim Sherwood has come in as manager and has got Christian Benteke scoring. Everton should be wary of the big Belgian striker as he looks to inflict wounds on Everton and pull Villa away from relegation. The Toffees are on cloud nine after beating Manchester United last weekend with a demolishing performance and will look to continue that run at Villa Park. Tough one, score draw.
Prediction: Aston Villa 2-2 Everton
Sunderland vs. Southampton
The reverse saw Southampton put eight past the Black Cats, and although I don’t expect there to be eight goals here, I do think Southampton will ease to a comfortable away win. There will be two Dutchman in the dugouts with Dick Advocaat and Ronald Koeman opposite each another, but Koeman’s men will leave Sunderland in trouble. Big trouble. Away win.
Prediction: Sunderland 1-3 Southampton
West Ham United vs. Burnley
Tough to call this one. West Ham haven’t won since March 21st and Burnley haven’t scored since March 14th when they beat Manchester City. Signs point to a West Ham win but I think Burnley are going to get at least a point and I can see Danny Ings getting on the scoresheet for the first time in nine games. Both play in claret and blue and West Ham could be left feeling blue after this one.
Prediction: West Ham United 1-2 Burnley
Manchester United vs. West Brom (17:15)Embed from Getty Images
Manchester United were given a reality check at Goodison Park last week when they were thrashed by Everton. West Brom took a point at home against Liverpool but need more points on the board if they are to confirm their stay in the Premier League next season. Tony Pulis has never been relegated as a manager and will hope to keep that record intact but I think Man United are too strong for the Baggies.
Prediction: Manchester United 3-0 West Brom
Sunday, May 3rd
Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace (13:30)
Chelsea are looking to do the double over their London rivals in this one and I expect they will and go on to win their first Premier League title since 2010. Alan Pardew’s men will not make it easy for the Blues but I expect the quality of Eden Hazard to really come through once again as Mourinho adds more silverware to his illustrious career. Home win.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City (16:00)Embed from Getty Images
It will contain drama and take Tottenham and Manchester City fans on a thrill ride as this fixture so often does. Plenty of goals are to be expected between the sides but I think Tottenham will fall short in this one by the slightest margin as they continue their pursuit for Europa League places. Manchester City have some terrific quality on their books and can’t afford to lose this one.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-3 Manchester City
Monday, May 4th
Hull City vs. Arsenal
Hull took a point from Arsenal at the Emirates and were very unlucky not to take all three when Danny Welbeck equalised in the 90th minute back in October. But fortunes have changed dramatically since then with Hull struggling down in the relegation places and Arsenal battling for the top three and could go second if results go their way over the weekend. A different story will ensue for the Gunners this time round as they cruise to a win at the KC Stadium.
Prediction: Hull City 0-2 Arsenal