West Brom v Manchester United
We should all face the reality this season: it’s over for the Red Devils this year. There main focus should be to rebuild the squad. United are playing catchup to finish in the top 4, but it looks like there battle is for sixth. Everton are currently three points ahead of United, but a win against West Brom could help their chances. With the trio of RVP, Wayne Rooney, and Juan Mata, United will be looking to kill the game quickly. Honestly, as bad as Manchester United has been this season, West Brom stand no chance.
Matchday Prediction: 2-0 Manchester United
Cardiff City v Fulham
This match is a true relegation battle between the 19th and 20th placed teams. Whoever loses this game will hear the relegation monster under their bed groan. Fear will be installed into the losing team because there will be a significant gap between them and safety. The main agenda for each side will be to get the three points. They can not settle for a draw; they must push for the win. With the newly renovated front line for Cardiff City, they will pose a greater threat on the counter attack. This match may be sloppy from a neutral perspective, but expect a thriller in terms of competitiveness.
Matchday Prediction: 2-1 Cardiff City
Crystal Palace v Southampton
Southampton are are this year, and they will be looking to add to their point total as they take a trip to face Crystal Palace. With their England stars, Southampton will cruise to victory on Saturday. However, Crystal Palace will come out fighting.
Matchday Prediction: 3-1 Southampton
Norwich City v Stoke City
Stoke and Norwich are two teams coming into this match day hotter than bare feet touching asphalt in the summer. Needless to say, one squad will come out of this fixture with a nasty burn as they look to stay above the relegation zone. Although it is likely both of these teams will stay alive this year, both will want to finish higher in the table. Despite Norwich’s fabulous form, one struggle they have had is goal scoring. Therefore, Stoke will looking to capitalize on the missed chances from Norwich and put some of their own goals in the back of the net.
Matchday Prediction: 2-0 Stoke City
Chelsea v Tottenham
Their will be a multitude of chances this weekend up for grabs. For Chelsea, there is a possibility of going nine points above Manchester City. Although this may seem redundant because Manchester City could win their three games in hand and draw level with Chelsea, it adds more pressure onto City to win each match. However, Tottenham are no easy opponent. After a poor loss to Norwich two weeks ago, the Spurs are falling off the pace. But with a win on Saturday, champions league football could be a possibility. With many top four clashes, this could be Tottenham chance to sneak through the back door.
Matchday Prediction: 3-2 Chelsea