Premier League Predictions


This could be the round of fixtures that sees Leicester City crowned Premier League Champions!! Quite an unbelievable scenario. It would be one of the greatest stories in sporting history…..but it’s not done and dusted just yet.

Here’s how I think the fixtures will turn out:

Saturday (3pm BST kickoffs unless stated)

Everton v AFC Bournemouth

Everton’s season is in danger of becoming a really poor one. The agonizing last minute defeat to Man Utd in last weeks FA Cup semi final will have taken a few days to get over. Everton only showed up for the 2nd half but then showed what a good side they can be. They have some very good players but it doesn’t look as if Martinez can get them all firing together. His time may already be up but I think they’ll win this one.

Bournemouth are safe and that is a great achievement. They will be hoping to pick up at least one win to finish the season off on a high.

Broady’s prediction: 2-0

 

Newcastle v Crystal Palace:

Newcastle are still in there with a chance to beat the drop. Benitez has them playing with more steel as was showed at Anfield last week when they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.

Palace had a great win at Wembley and now have the FA Cup Final to look forward to, but they haven’t yet guaranteed their Premier League status for next season so they can’t take their eye off the ball in this one.

I think Toon just edge this one.

Broady’s prediction: 2-1

 

Stoke v Sunderland:

Stoke are having a shocker! What could’ve proved to be their best Premier League finish could turn into a middle of the road season. They are leaking goals for fun but surely that has to stop as they are a good side.

Sunderland are starting to play well at the business end of the season. With last weeks draw at home to Arsenal they climbed out of the relegation zone which will have been a massive boost for them.

I see this being a tight game.

Broady’s prediction: 1-1

 

Watford v Aston Villa:

Watford are another club who’s season is freefall, but as long as they beat the drop they will be ecstatic. They have been good to watch and no one has really given them a pasting.

Villa will be just going through the motions now and the club will be planning for life in the Championship next season.

Broady’s prediction: 2-0

 

West Brom v West Ham:

Credit to Tony Pulis and West Brom at White Hart Lane on Monday. They gave 100% in that game even though the players could’ve been forgiven if they’d had their minds on the end of the season and their holidays but they didn’t and probably cost Spurs any chance of the title.

West Ham are still in the fight for the European places and so need to get a result. They are a very good side and I see them getting at least a draw here.

Broady’s prediction: 1-2

 

Arsenal v Norwich: (5.30pm BST )

Another season, probably another top 4 finish for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger would have you believe that this is success. For me for a club of Arsenal’s size, stature and finances I don’t think it’s good enough. They have some fantastic players but have no “edge” to their game which is why they don’t win titles. Wenger’s teams from 98-2005 had that edge but he went away from that template and they have looked lightweight for the past decade.

Norwich will be feeling the pressure of dropping into the bottom 3 and even though Arsenal are not in great form, this is tough game for the Canaries to get anything from.

I see a comfortable Arsenal win.

Broady’s prediction: 3-0

Sunday:

Swansea v Liverpool (12pm BST)

Swansea were appalling against Leicester last Sunday and quite probably handed the title to the Foxes. Their work rate in that game was none existent but they will be playing Premier League football next season so I suppose the club will be relatively happy.

Liverpool’s first half performance against Newcastle was superb and it looked like they were going to carry on the succession of wins but the 2nd half they were casual and paid for it which could cost them a top 6 place unless they step it up again starting at the Liberty stadium.

Prediction: 1-3

 

Man Utd v Leicester (2.05pm BST)

Will the dream become a reality at Old Trafford for little Leicester City? I really hope it does as it would be unbelievable to see a club of that size win the title at the home of the Premier Leagues most successful club. Leicester were ruthless against Swansea last week. Most pundits had them down to drop points in their first league game without Vardy but Ulloa proved his worth with another 2 crucial goals. Riyad Mahrez came to the party with a fantastic performance and credit must again go to the manager previously known as “the tinkerman” who brought in Schlupp for Albrighton knowing without Vardy the team needed some extra pace from midfield. Their squad is vastly underrated.

Man Utd are finishing the season in good form and the way in which they beat Everton at Wembley in the FA Cup Semi will have given them an extra lift. There is no way they will want Leicester winning the title on their patch.

Utd could possibly have the highest possession percentage ever seen in this game! Leicester will let them have the ball and then look to hit them hard. I also see the 2 nightclub bouncers, Huth and Morgan doing their best to “rough up” the 2 young Utd forwards. Utd have been coming in from the flanks with great success recently but with Simpson and Fuchs as Leicester’s brilliantly disciplined full backs they might not get the same joy from those areas.

Broady’s prediction: 1-1

 

Southampton v Man City (4.30pm BST)

Saints had a good win at Villa last week and are a tough side to beat at St Mary’s. This team has the potential to be a regular top 6 or 7 fixture in the Premier League but will Ronald Koeman be their to oversee that? I have my doubts.

City are another side that are finishing the season relatively strongly and will have gained confidence from the battling 0-0 champions League semi final draw at the Eitiad on Wednesday night.

I think this will be a decent game to watch.

Broady’s prediction: 1-2

 

Chelsea v Tottenham (8pm BST)

What a game this is!!! Obviously Chelsea have no silverware to play for but with the incentive of stopping Spurs winning the title, I see them playing their best game of the season in this one. Eden Hazard finally came out of hiding in the Bournemouth game last week and could play a major role in this one. I have been very impressed with Pedro in the 2nd half of the season and see him being a big time player for the Blues next season.

Spurs started great against West Brom on Monday and to be fair created enough chances to win the game convincingly but the pressure of the title played a part in allowing West Brom back in it and that Dawson goal has more than likely ended the title challenge… but you never know

This will be a cracker.

Broady’s prediction: 2-1

 

So if my predictions come true we will see Leicester City crowned champions on Monday night! I think most of football would celebrate with them.

 

 

 

 

 


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