The games are starting to run out in this season’s Premier League but there’s plenty still to be decided. Our man Ray Parlour looks at some fo the weekend’s biggest clashes.
Manchester United vs. West Ham
That defeat to Wolves last time out in the league was a real setback for Man United in their top four challenge but I think they’ll get back to winning ways at Old Trafford in this one.
West Ham were good in parts against Chelsea on Monday but ultimately didn’t do enough to get a result and it could be a similar story in this one. United need the points more at this stage and I see them winning this, albeit narrowly.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
This won’t be an easy game for City, especially after one Champions League game and before another one. Guardiola won’t need any reminding of what Palace did at the Ethiad earlier in the season.
But weirdly Palace are better on the road than they are at home which surprises me still because I’ve seen them a few times at Selhurst Park this campaign and the atmosphere is always very good. City may well shuffle the pack a bit for this match but with the quality that they have in their squad, I can see them picking up another massive three points in their title charge.
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
If City do win, Liverpool will again be trying to follow that with three points of their own and this one should be a really interesting game. Chelsea will raise their game for the big occasion and obviously they need a win to keep up their Champions League push and right now Eden Hazard is bang at the top of his game.
I see this match a lot like Liverpool’s recent one with Spurs where Klopp’s men got a bit nervy second half and Spurs started to dominate them. But at the same time, they still managed to squeeze out a win and I fancy they’ll just about do enough again.
Watford vs. Arsenal
Watford will be bouncing into this one after their FA Cup Semi Final win and I think this is a really difficult game for Arsenal, especially after a big Europa League game and that defeat to Everton last weekend.
Away from home Arsenal have been really poor and they’ll have to improve for this one to get the win that they need. I expect Ozil, Lacazette and Aubameyang to be better than they were at Goodison but Watford might get a point from this one.