Newcastle – Chelsea
. After being in great form Newcastle’s recent performances haven’t been that impressive. They couldn’t beat Burnley at lost to West Ham but now they’re back home and play against the undefeated leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho’s side showed class to upstage Tottenham but had problems in the opening minutes and if Harry Kane’s header went in we could’ve seen a totally different game. Now The Blues will be without one of their best players this season Nemanja Matic and seeing as Ramires is also injured it looks like John Obi Mikel will start next to Cesc Fabregas in midfield. The Magpies still have a big injury list but Sissoko and Colback will return from suspensions. Newcastle has been a pretty low scoring team so far because in their last five games we saw fewer than 2.5 goals in each one. Chelsea have kept a cleans sheet in their last three Premier League fixtures so to me this game has a under 2.5 goals written all over it.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.85
Liverpool – Sunderland
The Reds won their last two games and now are eight in the league but the most important thing was to get out of the crisis they were in. Alberto Moreno will probably return to the starting eleven after being injured which means Glen Johnson will play as right back. For Sunderland the only change from the loss against City may be the inclusion of Wes Brown back in the starting lineup. Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last twelve games against Sunderland at home in all competitions and they won both the half time and full time in the last three. After losing against City, Sunderland’s confidence may drop and their away form isn’t encouraging so I think Liverpool will continue their winning streak.
Tip: 1/1 @ 2.10
Queens Park Rangers – Burnley
QPR’s away form was once again the main topic after they lost 2-0 midweek against Swansea but the games they play at Loftus Road are really impressive. Burnley managed to pick themselves up and are now undefeated in their last four matches but still find themselves in the relegation zone. Left back Stephen Ward will deffinitelly miss the game but Michael Duff and Nathaniel Chalobah have a chance of playing in this fixture. The Clarets haven’t lost any of their last five away games against QPR but now the home side have turned their stadium into a fortress and will be looking to capitalize their home advantage.
Tip: 1 @ 2.05
Stoke – Arsenal
Arsenal won late in the game against Southampton and secured very important three points but now they travel to Stoke where they haven’t recorded a win in their last four away matches. The Potters aren’t in their best condition – they lost their last three games, as opposed to Arsenal who recorded three wins in a row. Ever since coming in the Premiership Stoke haven’t been the easiest side for Arsenal to play against and this will also be the case on Saturday. Kieran Gibbs and Wojciech Szczesny are in doubt for this match and I think Stoke won’t lose to Arsenal at home.
Tip: 1X @ 1.83
Manchester City – Everton
The current champions regained their form and after leapfrogging Southampton they will try to catch up with Chelsea because The Citizen have an easier schedule in the next games than their London competitors. Eliaquim Mangala was suspended against Sunderland but will be back in the side, replacing the young Dedrick Boyata. Stevan Jovetic will miss the game because of injury which means that Milner will find a spot in the starting eleven. Everton drew against Hull which proved their recent inconsistency. The Toffees have a good record at The Etihad, having won four of their last seven visits here but none of their last three away games against City. There has been much talk of Sergio Aguero’s recent form and if he’s the third best player in the world. The Argentinian just can’t stop scoring and is the current top goalscorer in the Premier League. There have been over 2.5 goals in City’s last six league games which makes me think that the same will happen against Everton who also aren’t too shabby in attack.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.67
Wolverhampton – Bournemouth
Wolves recent form has been awful – the team hasn’t recorded a win in any of their last five league matches and the opposite can be said about Bournemouth. The Cherries are unbeaten in nine games and if they win on Saturday they have a chance to go on top. Of course, for that to happen the three teams who are in front of them now need to lose but it’s not impossible. Bournemouth managed to score two or more goals in six out of their last seven fixtures and Wolves failed to score in their last three games. It’s not looking good for Wanderers and even though they’ve been decent at home I predict a Bournemouth win here.
Tip: 2 @ 2.40
Borussia Moenchengladbach – Hertha Berlin
Gladbach’s recent form really put them behind in the race for a place in the Champions League next season. They lost their last three games in the Bundesliga and need a win here in order to keep their chances of achieving a top four finish. Granit Xhaka’s return from suspension will certainly give them a boos . Thankfully for Borussia their opponents aren’t very good when it comes to playing away from home and lost three of their last four matches away from the capital. The hosts didn’t lose a home game against Hertha in the last three of their last previous encounters and I don’t expect them to do it in this game.
Tip: 1 @ 1.67