2018-19 Premier League: Week 27 – Saturday

A heavily depleted Saturday sees four huge battles throughout the Premier League table, as Tottenham look to place further pressure on top two whilst the race for survival continues to heat up. 

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur (12:30pm)

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Currently five points behind the top two, Tottenham know victory here coupled with a Liverpool defeat at Manchester United on Sunday will blow the title race wide open

Burnley however are unbeaten in their last seven and have scored at least twice in five of those games, although other results mean that they are still just three points above the drop zone. 

This game therefore has the potential to be significant at both ends of table and Spurs cannot afford to continue their slow starts otherwise I can see Burnley pouncing then trying to hit them on counter for rest of game. 

Ultimately, Spurs should find a way through but am going for a draw. 

Prediction: Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Jake predicts: Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Result: Burnley 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

 

Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

With Watford sitting seventh after beating Cardiff on Friday night, Wolves need all three points if are to seize the advantage in a tight battle for seventh. 

Bournemouth might appear to be in freefall but are unbeaten in five of last six at home, which will provide some confidence despite being without Callum Wilson and David Brooks. 

I however fancy Wolves here because they have grown into a difficult side to beat and have the momentum off the back of maintaining their FA Cup run by beating a spirited Bristol City last weekend. 

Bournemouth will push to their absolute limits but Wolves have that extra quality about them, which will be enough to record back to back league wins for first time. 

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jake predicts: Bournemouth 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Result: Bournemouth 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

 

Newcastle United vs Huddersfield Town

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Defeat here and Huddersfield are most certainly heading down whilst Newcastle could join them if don’t string a run together soon. 

Their last encounter in December was tightly fought with Newcastle just edging through and I can see more of same here. 

Prediction: Newcastle United 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Jake predicts: Newcastle United 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Result: Newcastle United 2-0 Huddersfield Town

 

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace (5:30pm)

With just one draw from last six in all competitions, Leicester need to win these sort of changes if are to challenge for seventh. 

Admittedly their last three matches however have been against members of the ‘Big Six’ though, but to take just one point from last five league games is very damaging for a quality side like Leicester. 

Crystal Palace meanwhile have put a solid run together with no defeats in their last five across all competitions, especially given that they tend to fare better away from Selhurst Park. 

Form therefore could very well be key here in my opinion because Palace have kept a clean sheet in last three meetings, and are currently the better side in form which leads me to go for an away win here.

Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Crystal Palace

Jake predicts: Leicester City 2-0 Crystal Palace

Result: Leicester City 1-4 Crystal Palace

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