Premier League Predictions: Man Utd to extend their unbeaten run, six pointer at Anfield

The Premier League action is stretched over three days this weekend with some huge games in the race for the top four and the battle to avoid relegation. Manchester United kick things off at home against Bournemouth, while the standout fixture comes on Saturday evening as Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield.

League leaders Chelsea don’t play until Monday evening as they visit London rivals West Ham. Bottom of the table Sunderland have the unenviable task of hosting Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, read on for all our Gameweek 27 predictions…

Manchester United 3-1 Bournemouth

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United return to Premier League action after victory in the League Cup final last weekend. They’ll be looking to make it 17 league games unbeaten against a Bournemouth side who have conceded at least two goals in their last seven domestic outings. Eddie Howe’s side have lost six of their last seven on the road and they’re now only four points above the relegation zone. United are closing in on the top four and should pick up another three points here.

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Swansea City 2-1 Burnley 

This is an absolute must-win for Swansea. They lost 3-1 at Chelsea last week in a game they weren’t expected to win, but now they must ensure they deliver three more points at home to keep their survival bid in good shape. Burnley have proven to be a solid outfit this season but the contrast between their home form and away form is a major cause for concern for Sean Dyche. They have still not won on the road all season, and that doesn’t look like changing here.

Leicester City 2-1 Hull City

The Premier League champions produced a stunning performance to beat Liverpool last time out which left fans wondering where that quality has been all season. The sacking of Claudio Ranieri infuriated football fans in general but if they make it two wins on the spin here it could prove to be a turning point in their season. Hull have to start picking up points if they’ve got any chance of avoiding the drop. Marco Silva’s side are 19th and the stats look ominous for the weekend, they’ve failed to win in ten of their last 11 away games.

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West Brom 1-1 Crystal Palace

This is a huge game for Palace in their bid to avoid relegation. The Baggies have won seven of their last eight home matches in the Premier League and Tony Pulis will be out for his men to get three points against his former employers here. However, they have very little to play for. They are safe in the top half and will struggle to move much higher than their current position of eighth. Palace are only in the bottom three on goal difference heading into the weekend and must try and avoid defeat here.

Watford 0-2 Southampton

The Hornets are going steady in mid-table, picking up eight points from the last 15 on offer. Walter Mazzarri will be hoping he can be the man to end Watford’s winless run against Southampton in the Premier League. Since their return to the top flight the sides have met three times, drawing twice with one Saints win. Claude Puel side will still be licking their wounds after losing the EFL Cup final last weekend after being on the receiving end of a poor decision by the officials. They will hope to bounce back here against a side they’ve not lost to in the last six meetings.

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Stoke City 1-0 Middlesbrough

Stoke were simply awful at Spurs last weekend as they lost 4-0 to Tottenham once again. Mark Hughes will be demanding a much better showing at home here against a Middlesbrough side that’s still having major problems in front of goal. The Potters are unbeaten in seven at home in the league, while Boro have not won away since August, failing to score in their last three trips to league opposition.

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

Quite simply the biggest game of the weekend. Neither of these sides can afford to drop points in the battle to finish in the top four. Liverpool need to respond to their poor performance against Leicester while Arsenal will be itching to get going again following their postponed game due to last weekend’s cup final. Just one point separates the pair and a win for either would be huge. Anfield has proven to be a tough place to visit, with Liverpool losing just one in their last 20 in the league there. A draw looks likely.

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Tottenham 2-1 Everton 

Tottenham can set a club record by winning what would be a ninth-straight game at White Hart Lane here, but that will be no easy feat against an Everton side who have looked strong in 2017 so far. In fact, the Toffees have been the league’s best side in 2017 heading into the weekend and have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven. Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are enjoying excellent seasons and should both be able to add to their tallies in what should be an entertaining game. Spurs need the points more, and should just edge it.

Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City

The Black Cats look destined for the drop this season, but they’ve got out of trouble time and time again and given the unpredictability of the Premier League, anything can happen between now and the end of the season. A win here would be a huge boost for David Moyes but they welcome a Manchester City side who bagged five in midweek. Sunderland have conceded nine goals in their last three games against City at the Stadium of Light in all competitions, expect goals.

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West Ham 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea have had one hand on the Premier League trophy for a number of weeks as they continue to prove their resilience week-by-week. The depth of Antonio Conte’s squad is proving it’s quality, with Cesc Fabregas stepping up to deliver in last week’s win over Swansea and they should be able to take three points in Monday’s London derby. The Hammers have only lost one of their last six but are facing a much stronger Blues team than the one they knocked out of the EFL Cup earlier in the season. Chelsea to take three points.

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MLSGB Premier League Predictions: Gameweek 27

Another intriguing round of fixtures in the Premier League will guarantee plenty of action. There are only eight games this weekend as Chelsea and Spurs will take part in the League Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

Last weekend, Louis East correctly predicted three results with no correct scores in a difficult week. Lewis Addley turns to the crystal ball as he tries to correctly call all eight of this weekend’s games.

Saturday, February 28th (all kickoffs are 15:00 unless stated otherwise)

West Ham United vs. Crystal Palace (12:45)

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A London derby which shouldn’t disappoint. Both sides have been scoring and conceding goals frequently this season. Neither side can afford a slip up with the Hammers chasing European football and Crystal Palace just five points above the relegation zone. As we are now at the stage where every game is pivotal we could be in for a treat.

Prediction: West Ham United 2-2 Crystal Palace

Burnley vs. Swansea City

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Burnley will be feeling good ahead of this game after their well earned 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend. We can expect a tight, cagey affair with the Swans needing Bafetimbi Gomis to start filling the void left by the departure of Wilfried Bony. Burnley have to start picking up points consistently now to avoid the drop as they sit in the relegation zone with just 22 points.

Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Swansea City

Manchester United vs. Sunderland

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Manchester United have to finish in the top four at least for their season not to be claimed a failure, and after last week’s shock 2-1 loss to Swansea City they have to bounce back here. The Red Devils currently sit 4th in the table on 47 points, just one behind Arsenal, and they are in a strong position. Sunderland have only four wins all season and manager Gus Poyet has come in for some criticism from the fans of late. This should be a routine United win.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa 

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The appointment of Tim Sherwood at Villa looks like a final attempt to save them from the drop. Sitting second bottom on just 22 points, the task is looking nearly impossible to save them. With just 13 goals in the league this season Villa are the league’s lowest scorers and they only have four away from home. Newcastle have to bounce back after their 5-0 drubbing away at Manchester City. A tight game to be settled by the single goal.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

Stoke City vs. Hull City 

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Ten points is the difference between these two sides. Stoke have played some solid football this season and come into the game off the back of last weekends 2-1 away win at Aston Villa. Hull City have won their last two and should survive the drop, but will need to be at their best to take points in this game.

Prediction: Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

West Bromwich Albion vs. Southampton

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Champions League chasing Southampton will need to win the majority of their games in an incredibly tight race for the top four spots if they are to play in Europe’s elite competition next year. They will be disappointed with last weekend’s 2-0 home loss against Liverpool. West Brom have been performing well since the return of Tony Pulis, who has steadied the ship. The Saints should be winning this game in a tough fixture.

Prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Southampton

Sunday, March 1st

Liverpool vs. Manchester City  (12:00)

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Liverpool will be tired after their European adventure was ended by Besiktas in Turkey on Thursday after extra-time as they lost on penalties. Manchester City also struggled in Europe this week against Spanish giants Barcelona, but can close the gap on Chelsea to just two points as they play in the League Cup final. This fixture is always jam packed with action and a certain Mario Balotelli will want to damage his former side’s title charge with another goal as he has found some form of late.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-3 Manchester City

Arsenal vs Everton (16:05)

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Arsenal were run ragged by Monaco midweek while Everton were the only English side to win in this respective round of European football across both competitions. Arsene Wenger needs his side to respond and please fans as their season is entering a real crunch period. Roberto Martinez’s men will fancy their chances and will feel they could have the upper hand despite a very poor season as far as they’re concerned.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-2 Everton

What do you think will happen in Gameweek 27 in the Premier League?