Premier League Predictions: Chelsea set to win title before Spurs play final game at White Hart Lane

The penultimate weekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season is upon us but there are still a number of vital outcomes yet to be decided. Chelsea have one hand on the league title but need to win at West Brom on Friday night to win a fifth PL title with two games to spare, while Everton play their final home game of the year on Friday night too, as they welcome Watford to Goodison Park.

Manchester City will look to keep their top four chances intact when they host Leicester in Saturday’s early kickoff before Arsenal travel to Stoke in the late game, hoping to keep the pressure on Liverpool and City in the race for Champions League football next term. Swansea travel to Sunderland on Saturday as they look to stay ahead of Hull in the race for survival, who face a tricky test at Crystal Palace in a crucial clash on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, Liverpool travel to West Ham before Spurs battle Manchester United in the final game ever to be played at White Hart Lane before Tottenham’s new stadium is completed over the next 12 months. Read on for all our predictions this weekend…

Everton 2-0 Watford

Everton already have their place in next season’s Europa League confirmed and can’t finish any lower than seventh place. That said, they’ll still be expecting to end the season on a high and will want to win their final home game of the campaign. Watford have lost three on the spin without scoring a goal. They only need a point to be mathematically safe from the drop, although relegation doesn’t look likely now anyway. Everton should have enough to win this one.

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West Brom 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea to win their 5th Premier League title on Friday evening. On the basis of their performances this season it will be deserved. West Brom look like a side who know they’ve achieved their maximum this season and they have been good value for their place in the top half of the table. Antonio Conte will want his side to get the job done early in this one so they can enjoy some celebrations before their attentions can turn to the FA Cup final at the end of the season.

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Man City 3-1 Leicester

Manchester City need to do what they did to Crystal Palace last week and blow Leicester away to all but guarantee their place in next season’s Champions League. City can pile the pressure on Arsenal and Liverpool with a win in Saturday’s early kickoff, and even though Leicester would love to complete the double of Guardiola’s men, they are unlikely to beat them given the fact they’ve only won one of their last four away games in the league.

Bournemouth 2-2 Burnley

A score draw looks a likely result for this one. Bournemouth. The Cherries are unbeaten in three, scoring seven goals along the way. Burnley have surely now done enough to avoid a late scare of relegation, but with one win in five it seems unlikely they will pick up three points this weekend.

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Middlesbrough 1-1 Southampton

Middlesbrough are already relegated but will want to reward their fans for their support by winning their last home game of the season now the pressure has eased on them. Southampton have been coasting for weeks, winning none of their last five and are unlikely to spring into life now. With little to play for, this has draw written all over it.

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Sunderland fans must have been in further despair last weekend as they saw their side pick up an unlikely 2-0 win away at Hull City, leaving many wondering why they hadn’t been able to do that before their relegation was confirmed. Swansea are still right in the middle of the relegation dogfight and this is going to be a huge game. They cannot afford to lose and the nerves will surely set in.

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Stoke 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal have found their traditional late-season form at last. They have won back-to-back games over the past week and are still in with a chance of securing a top four place, depending on Liverpool and Man City’s results over the final week of the campaign. Stoke would love to win their home finale, but Arsenal need this more.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Hull

Another huge game in the battle to avoid the drop. Crystal Palace were on the receiving end of a classy City performance last weekend, losing 5-0 and that result has left them in trouble. It’s three losses on the spin for Big Sam’s Palace and they cannot afford to lose this weekend. Hull will be even more desperate to get a positive result after that defeat to Sunderland. A draw doesn’t do either side many favours but still keeps their fight alive.

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West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool visit West Ham as they continue to battle to keep their place in the top four. If results go against them they could find themselves back in 5th which would be a disastrous end to the season. Jurgen Klopp will not let his side make any mistakes this weekend but considering how West Ham performed against Spurs in a game that had little meaning to their season this could be another difficult visit for the away side.

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Spurs 2-0 Manchester United

Chelsea might have secured the Premier League title way before Spurs kick off against Man Utd on Sunday but it’s a massive occasion for Tottenham as they play their final game at White Hart Lane in what will be an emotional afternoon. Manchester United would love to spoil the party but they had a tough game on Thursday night, in which they secured their place in the Europa League Final. That might have left them tired and so Spurs should be able to break them down and get a win in their final game at the Lane.

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Three reasons why Tottenham can win the Premier League under Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are on track for their best domestic finish in the Premier League era. They have played some scintillating football, attacking with flare and defending with power. So why can they win the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino? Lewis Addley explores…

The race to win the Premier League title is more intense with each passing week. There are ten points separating top spot and sixth place. Tottenham Hotspur are sitting in second place, seven points behind leaders Chelsea. Pochettino has shown exactly why Spurs deserve to be regarded as capable of winning the league and his continual improvement of the side since taking over points to glory in the future.

While we aren’t suggesting Spurs are going to win the title this season, albeit possible with plenty of games to play, Pochettino has them on the right track to provide the ultimate domestic silverware. Tottenham have lost just two games in the league this season, the joint lowest, while there is a bit of work to be done to turn draws into wins, Pochettino has his side close to where they need to be.

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So what are three key reasons why Pochettino’s Spurs can win the Premier League?

Respect – The players have shown they respect and trust their manager.

The unity of the Spurs squad is apparent for all to see, there doesn’t appear to be an ego in any player to suggest they’re more important than the team. In the wake of the appeal of moving to China, key figures in the Spurs camp have openly said there is no interest for them. Pochettino questioned players’ willingness to move, while talisman Harry Kane believes his teammates are not interested in big money moves, only achieving success at White Hart Lane.

Contracts – Spurs are tying down their players, not selling them.

The importance of not being seen as a ‘stepping-stone’ undoubtedly helps to keep players long-term. Spurs have given out bumper new contracts to their key players and are continuing to negotiate to get those remaining new deals. Rather than attracting world-class signings who see joining Spurs as a way to advertise themselves in the Premier League, they are able to sign players who want to make it to the highest level at the club.

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Tactics – Pochettino seems to have his tactics spot on.

From front to back the current Tottenham side is incredibly strong and they all appear to understand their role and what’s expected of them. This is an incredibly important feature to create a successful side. Failing to get tactics and player roles right leads to underperforming stars and a team lacking unity, something that can arguably be seen at Manchester City during their transitional period. Pochettino has built a team on the foundations of strength in every position. This makes them a powerful outfit and their run of results is proof continual progression.

Spurs are clearly a club on the rise. Their new stadium is well underway and it is an exciting time to be a part of the club for all involved. So long as they continue to improve, their chance of winning the title will increase. While it is difficult to predict whether they will win the title in the current campaign, given the performance levels of the teams around them, Pochettino has to get his players hungry for success. If Spurs can lift a trophy this season it will give the squad the taste of silverware and it could be the start of golden patch.

Do you think Tottenham can win the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino?

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Venue: White Hart Lane – Saturday, Novemeber 19 – 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 8/15 – Draw 16/5 – West Ham 5/1

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome West Ham to White Hart Lane on Saturday evening as the Premier League returns following the international break.

Spurs remain the only side unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but the North London club are trailing top spot by five points and are currently 5th.

There is plenty of room for improvement for Tottenham despite their strong start to the season. Mauricio Pochettino, his players and the fans will be expecting more.

Tottenham come into this one having drawn their last four games on the bounce. While remaining unbeaten is a real positive, Spurs could easily be top of the league if they could find the back of the net on a more regular basis.

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West Ham United’s form has picked up and they look to be getting their season back on track after an unfavourable start.

The Hammers had won just one of their opening six games but have since picked up eight points in their last five games.

Slaven Bilic will have his sights set on pushing his side up the table and into the top ten. West Ham are currently 17th, but there are just eight points separating the relegation zone and European places in what looks set to be the tighest Premier League season ever.

West Ham are going to have to pick up their away form. They have won just once on the road this season, losing the other four. This is the first game of an incredibly tough four games against title contendors for Bilic’s side and they cannot afford to lose all of those fixtures. A positive result here is a must.

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Team News

Tottenham could be without as many as five for the visit of West Ham, as Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Marcus Edwards and Toby Alderweireld are all expected to be out, while Dele Alli is a doubt. Moussa Sissoko returns following his suspension.

West Ham are expecting to be without eight players as their injury woes continue. Arthur Masuaku, Gokhan Tore, Sam Byram, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are out, while James Collins, Diafra Sakho and Reece Oxford are all doubts. Mark Noble is suspended.

Key Points

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: W/D/D/D/D

West Ham United’s last five: D/W/W/L/D

Key Stat: Stalemate – Tottenham have drawn their last four Premier League games.

Key Player: Hugo Lloris – It might not seem the case considering they’re unbeaten, but there is a lot of pressure on the Spurs ‘keeper. He is unquestionably the reason that not one of their four consecutive draws have been a loss. Lloris will have to continue to perform at the highest level while Tottenham are not scoring enough goals to win games.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United – Tottenham to put an end to their run of consecutive draws and continue to challenge in the title race. West Ham’s away form has been tough to take for their fans and it won’t get any easier this weekend.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, October 2 – 14:15 BST (09:15 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 11/5 – Draw 5/2 – Manchester City 23/20

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to White Hart Lane on Sunday in the standout fixture of the weekend.

Spurs have enjoyed a strong start to the season and remain unbeaten, one of only two sides to do so, the other being Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino will be eager for his side to take three points here and signal their intent for the season and he has previous experience of how to beat a Pep Guardiola side.

Tottenham come into this one having won 2-1 away at Boro, another solid performance and their third league win on the bounce.

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Manchester City are absolutely flying. They’re top of the league with maximum points from their first six games.

It is already looking like a case of ‘who can stop us’ from the City camp. Confidence is sky high and they look like a side who know they’re capable of winning the league.

Guardiola will have his players firmly grounded though. He will be expecting a very tough game here and anything other than 100% from his side would be unacceptable in his eyes.

City come into this one having seen off Swansea in a 3-1 win last weekend. It was another example of how comfortable they are looking but there is still room to improve for them in terms of discipline, as Nolito saw red for a moment of madness.

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Team News

Tottenham Hotspur are expecting to be without both Harry Kane and Danny Rose for this tie, while Moussa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier are all doubts.

Manchester City are without the suspended Nolito, while captain Vincent Kompany is sidelined following his latest injury setback. Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out for around three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury, he will be a huge miss for City.

Key Points

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: W/D/W/W/W

Manchester City’s last five: W/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: Sign of champions – Manchester City have won all six of their Premier League games this season.

Key Player: Raheem Sterling – The England international is thriving under Pep Guardiola. He looks full of confidence and dangerous with his direct, attacking play.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester City – A cagey, tight affair looks likely for this one. Spurs will be up for the challenge but City have the squad depth and resilience under Pep to overcome the most difficult of challenges and this game will be exactly that.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, April 10 – 16:00 BST (11:00 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham Hotspur 10/11 – Draw 5/2 – Manchester United 3/1

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome Manchester United to White Hart Lane on Sunday in a game which could define either side’s season.

Spurs are still in the title race, but are hanging on by a thread, as they trail leaders Leicester City by seven points with six games to go. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have to ensure they win all of their remaining games and hope some of their fellow Premier League sides can do them some favours in a final bid to win the title.

Last weekend was difficult for Tottenham, as their 1-1 draw with Liverpool saw them fall another two points behind the leaders, but this has still been a fantastic season for Pochettino’s side, who look likely to finish runners-up.

Spurs have lost just once in their last 11 league outings and will be looking to continue that run here. This will be a tough test for them though as they take on an in-form United side.

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Manchester United are still in the race for a Champions League spot. They are currently 5th, just one point outside the top four and are fighting tooth and nail to qualify for the Champions League.

Much like Spurs they have to ensure they win every game until the end of the season to give themselves the best chance of achieving a top four finish, so this is a game neither side can afford to lose.

After this match they have three straight home fixtures, so Louis Van Gaal will attempt to make sure they do everything possible to come away from White Hart Lane with three points this weekend to give them the foundation to win all six of their remaining fixtures.

United have already beaten Spurs this season, back on the opening day, and are only one of four sides to do so in the league this campaign so they have to fancy their chances.

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Team News

Tottenham Hotspur have four injury concerns heading into this tie. Clinton N’Jie and Nabil Bentaleb are both expected to miss out, while Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are both doubtful.

Manchester United are expecting to be without Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Will Keane, while Daley Blind is a doubt.

Key Points

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: L/D/W/W/D

Manchester United’s last five: W/W/L/W/W

Key Stat: Manchester United are unbeaten in 31 of their last 33 games against Spurs in all competitions.

Key Player: Harry Kane – The Tottenham forward continues to provide for his side and has now netted 22 goals in 32 league games. The Spurs faithful will be hoping their key man can do it once again this weekend.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United – In a tie which could have such huge implications on both these sides’ seasons, there is going to be immense pressure on the players. Neither side can afford anything but a win, so a draw is looking a likely outcome as they could cancel each other out. This result could all but end the title race and could potentially be devastating for United’s hopes of achieving a top four finish.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham vs Chelsea

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, November 29 – 12:00 GMT (07:00 ET)

Match Odds: Spurs 6/4 – Draw 12/5 – Chelsea 7/4

Match Preview

Tottenham host Chelsea in the latest clash between the London rivals in what is another massive fixture for both sides.

Spurs have proved to be very solid so far this season and have the longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League still alive, having not lost for 12 games since the opening day defeat to Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have the second best defensive record in the Premier League so far and will see Sunday’s game with Chelsea as another ideal opportunity to prove their credentials.

Tottenham’s Premier League record: P13 – W6 – D6 – L1

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They beat West Ham 4-1 at White Hart Lane last Sunday and will be hoping for a similar result against their London rivals this weekend, though they did have to travel to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag on Thursday and could be tired after that 1-0 win.

Chelsea travel to Spurs as underdogs – something that’s rarely said going into this fixture. Their terrible start to the season has left many doubting them on a weekly basis and they can expect another real test on Sunday.

They managed to end a three-game losing streak in the league by beating Norwich 1-0 last Saturday and then followed that up with a 4-0 Champions League victory at Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday so they might have turned a corner.

Chelsea’s Premier League record: P13 – W4 – D2 – L7

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Jose Mourinho is still under pressure though and he will be seeking revenge against Spurs for their 5-3 loss at White Hart Lane back in January.

Tottenham have only won one of their last 12 games against the Blues in all competitions and will be hoping home comforts can help them beat their rivals for a second successive season.

Team News

Tottenham will be without young star Dele Alli as he will serve a one-game suspension as a result of yellow card accumulation. Moussa Dembele could therefore drop deeper in midfield, allowing Christian Eriksen to play behind Kane. Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard remain sidelined through injury, while Erik Lamela is a doubt after missing the midweek trip to Qarabag.

Chelsea will still be without Thibaut Courtois, though the young ‘keeper is nearing a return to action. Radamel Falcao also misses out, with John Terry a major doubt after limping off in the Blues’ win in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Cesc Fabregas and Ramires are both doubts but should be passed fit.

Key Points

Tottenham’s last five: D/W/W/D/W

Chelsea’s last five: W/L/L/L/W

Key Stat: Chelsea have not won back-to-back Premier League games this season.

Key Player: Harry Kane – Impossible to overlook the English striker. He seems to thrive in London derbies and found the net twice in that 5-3 win against Chelsea last season. Expect him to be a real threat.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea – This is a huge game for both clubs but Spurs should just edge it as they have been excellent this season and boast the best home form in the division. Chelsea will look to trouble their rivals but having already beaten City and West Ham 4-1 at White Hart Lane, Tottenham will be confident.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham vs West Ham United

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, November 22 – 16:00 GMT (11:00 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 8/15 – Draw 16/5 – West Ham 5/1

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome West Ham United to White Hart Lane on Sunday in what has the makings of a London derby not to be missed.

Spurs are in a great run of form, unbeaten in their last 11 league games, losing just the once on the opening day.

Tottenham come into this one off the back of their 1-1 draw against Arsenal before the international break. This was a good point but they could have easily taken all three, having outplayed the home side for the large majority of the match.

If Spurs are to make a serious charge for the top four this season these are the sort of games they must win, but it is going to be a tough ask for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

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West Ham sit in a very respectable sixth place, only behind Spurs on goal-difference after their impressible start to the season.

They have already proved they have what it takes to win tough games against the top teams this season, with wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

West Ham’s away form has been impeccable. They have four wins, one draw and one loss on the road, so are proving a nightmare for home sides to deal with.

This is a huge game for both sides as they are in great form. West Ham are without Dimitri Payet, which is a real concern for them, as he has been so instrumental this season.

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Team News

Tottenham could be without as many as six players for this one. Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard are out, while Moussa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are doubts. Erik Lamela is suspended. Pochettino has some key players missing here and will be hoping Dembele can feature in the game given his fantastic run of form. Dele Alli will be looking to start once again after his performances earned him a place in the England starting lineup and scoring a wonder goal against France in midweek.

West Ham could also be without six players. James Collins is suspended, while Enner Valencia and Dimitri Payet are out. Alex Song, Pedro Obiang and Darren Randolph are doubtful. Payet will be huge miss for West Ham. The Frenchman has netted five goals so far this season and been key to their success.

Key Points

Tottenham’s last five in the Premier League: D/D/W/W/D

West Ham’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/W/L/D

Key Stat: Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 outings. They will be expecting to continue their great run of form.

Key Player: Harry Kane – The Englishman looks to have his magic touch back in front of goal, having netted five in his last three. He will be looking to cause problems for the away side here.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham 2-1 West Ham – A real close tie that we expect the hosts to just edge. With key players missing it will be interesting to see who steps up to the mark for both sides.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham vs Crystal Palace

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, September 20 – 13:30 BST (08:30 ET)

Match Odds: Spurs 1/1 – Draw 5/2 – Crystal Palace 13/5

Match Preview

Tottenham host Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon in a key London derby in the Premier League, with Spurs looking for a first home win of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded their first victory of the campaign at Sunderland last week, winning 1-0, and followed it up with a 3-1 Europa League win against Qarabag on Thursday evening.

Their midweek commitments affected them several times last year and Spurs fans will be desperately hoping that the same problems don’t arise here.

Tottenham’s 2015 Premier League record: P5 – W1 – D3 – L1

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They face a really tough task in sealing all three points this weekend against a Palace side that fear no side – a point they proved in fine style with their away win at Chelsea three weeks ago.

The narrow 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend was harsh and Alan Pardew will hope his side can bounce back with another impressive win in this derby game.

They have been incredible away from home under Pardew since the turn of the year and will be looking for a first league win at White Hart Lane since 1997.

Crystal Palace’s 2015 Premier League record: P5 – W3 – D0 – L2

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The last meeting between the two sides ended 2-1 to Palace at Selhurst Park so this is far from being a one-sided affair.

Team News

Tottenham are struggling for options in midfield as Christian Eriksen remains out, while Moussa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Eric Dier are all doubtful. Heung Min Son will expect to start his first home league game.

Crystal Palace have several injury concerns. Frazier Campbell, Kwesi Appiah, Marouane Chamakh and Joel Ward are all out. Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham, Damien Delaney and Joe Ledley are doubts.

Key Points

Tottenham’s last five: L/D/D/D/W

Crystal Palace’s last five: W/L/W/W/L

Key Stat: Crystal Palace have won five of their last six away games in the Premier League.

Key Player: Yohan Cabaye – The French midfielder could benefit from Spurs’ midfield injury problems by controlling the game from the Palace midfield and will look to shine here.

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Score Prediction

Spurs 1-1 Crystal Palace – Tough to split the two sides going into this key London derby. Spurs will be desperate for a win but Palace are a well organised outfit and shine on the road under Alan Pardew. A narrow draw could well be the outcome here.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham vs Arsenal

Competition: Premier League

Venue: White Hart Lane – Saturday, February 7 – 12:45PM

Match Odds: Tottenham 21/10 – Draw 13/5 – Arsenal 23/20

Tottenham. Arsenal. It’s the North London Derby and both sides come into the game in strong form and know a win is even more important than usual in the latest episode of this intense rivalry.

Spurs currently sit in sixth in the Premier League and are just two points behind the Gunners who sit one place higher in fifth. Both sides know that a win could propel them into the top four and both will be looking for a victory in this one.

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Mauricio Pochettino has seen Spurs lose just one of their last nine in the league, in that 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace last month, and has seen the club’s fortunes at home improve as they are unbeaten in six at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham’s home record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 6 – Drawn 2 – Lost 4

Arsenal are in just as good form as they have only lost one of their last eight in the Premier League and have now recorded three straight league wins, beating Aston Villa 5-0 last time out.

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However we all know form goes out of the window in games as big as this one and Arsenal will be looking to record back-to-back league wins at White Hart Lane after winning 1-0 last season.

Arsenal’s away record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 5 – Drawn 3 – Lost 4

The reverse fixture back in September ended 1-1 in a tight game that was closely contested throughout and you can expect Saturday’s clash to be just as nervy for both sets of supporters.

Arsenal will be without star man and top goalscorer Alexis Sanchez as Arsene Wenger has confirmed the Chilean has not recovered from a hamstring injury in time.

That’s a major blow for the Gunners as he has three goals and two assists in his last four games in all competitions. Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain out.

Tottenham vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups

Predicted lineups for Spurs and Arsenal (via Lineupbuilder.com)

Spurs are more fortunate on the injury front as they are the only side in the Premier League without a player in the treatment room. Nabil Bentaleb has returned from the African Cup of Nations with Algeria and could be in line for a start if he is fit enough to play.

Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane will look to provide the spark for Spurs again as the pair have scored five goals between them in Tottenham’s last two outings.

Tottenham’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/L/W/W

Arsenal’s last five in the Premier League: W/L/W/W/W

Key Stat: Spurs have won just one of the last seven North London Derby’s in the Premier League and FA Cup combined.

Key Player: Christian Eriksen – The Danish playmaker has been in tremendous form and he is the man who Spurs will look to if they are to win this one.

Score Prediction: Tottenham 2–2 Arsenal – Neither side can afford to lose this.

MLSGB Premier League Predictions – Gameweek 22

As the transfer window has started to spark up for a few sides, we take a look at this weekends round of fixtures and how each team will fair.

Lewis Addley called four correct results with one correct score in the last edition and this week Jamie Ives will put his brain to the test in trying to predict the results in a crucial weekend of football.

Here’s this week’s Premier League predictions:

Saturday 17th January 2015 (All kick-offs are 15:00 unless otherwise stated)

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Liverpool have finally gained some momentum in their season with an unbeaten run of five. Aston Villa have a run of their own however, as Paul Lambert’s men are without a win in six. We expect an away win here.

Prediction: 0-2


Burnley vs Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew has kicked off his tenure at Selhurst Park with two wins in two after victories against Dover and Tottenham. He will be wanting to continue this when Palace travel to Turf Moor this weekend. Burnley will not make it easy however, as they haven’t lost in their last three.

Prediction: 1-1


Leicester City vs Stoke City

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Stoke have been the example of inconsistency this season and will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat at the Emirates last weekend, and also to avenge the 1-0 loss they suffered at the hands of their opponents in the reverse fixture. Leicester haven’t lost since Boxing Day.

Prediction: 1-0


Queens Park Rangers vs Manchester United

Without a win in four, QPR will need a solid performance to even earn a point against a United side that will still be licking their wounds from the Southampton game. Can’t see anything but an away win.

Prediction: 1-3


Swansea City vs Chelsea

Without Wilfried Bony, Swansea lack an end product and a presence up front. Chelsea, on the other hand, look primed and ready for a title race. Swansea will be as hard to beat as usual, but I think a draw is the best they can hope for.

Prediction: 1-2


Tottenham Hotspur vs Sunderland

Spurs come off the back of an embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace last time out and Sunderland have lost three of their last four in the league. Both teams will be hoping to pick up the points here but I think Spurs will be too strong.

Prediction 2-1


Newcastle United vs Southampton (17:30)

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The Saturday evening game sees the seasons surprise package Southampton travel to St. James’ Park. Southampton come off the back of beating United at Old Trafford and so will be full of confidence. Newcastle have recently lost their manager. Hard to see anything but an away win.

Prediction: 0-1


Sunday 18 January 2015

West Ham United vs Hull City (13:30)

West Ham have been brilliant this season and Andy Carroll has given them a huge boost mid-season. Hull have struggled to produce the performances that saw them reach an FA Cup final last season. West Ham look too good to beat at the moment. Home win.

Prediction: 2-0


Manchester City vs Arsenal (16:00)

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The stand out fixture of the weekend sees the champions against Arsenal. The Etihad will play host to the Gunners and with Alexis Sanchez in full flow this game should be entertaining. A repeat of the reverse fixture would be perfect. Score draw for us.

Prediction: 2-2


Monday 19 January 2015 (20:00)

Everton vs West Brom

Both teams with struggles, and Everton look like an entirely different side from the side that finished fifth last season. Tony Pulis will have his West Brom side set up strong and they will be hard to beat. A draw wouldn’t be a bad result for either. But I think Everton will turn things around.

Prediction: 2-1


How do you think gameweek 22 will shape up in the Premier League?