The title race took another turn this weekend, as leaders Leicester were held at home by West Ham in a match that was controversial, to say the least. The Foxes will be hoping that Spurs slip up when they go to the Britannia Stadium this evening to face a Stoke side that has won just one of their last five matches.
Elsewhere, Arsenal’s hopes of mounting a last minute title bid were thwarted by an 81st minute Yannick Bolasie strike that saw Crystal Palace hold the Gunners at home. Now on 60 points, it’s safe to say that Arsenal’s only realistic target is at least a top four finish, even if they win all their remaining matches.
Aston Villa got their long awaited confirmation of relegation after defeat to the Red Devils on Saturday, while Sunderland and Newcastle begun their characteristic late battle for survival after registering convincing wins against Norwich and Swansea respectively.
Let’s see how well I got on with my predictions for the weekend:
NORWICH VS SUNDERLAND
Prediction: Norwich 0-1 Sunderland
Outcome: Sunderland WIN
MAN UTD VS ASTON VILLA
Prediction: Man Utd 3-1 Aston Villa
Outcome: Man Utd WIN
EVERTON VS SOUTHAMPTON
Prediction: Everton 1-3 Southampton
NEWCASTLE VS SWANSEA
Prediction:Newcastle 1-0 Swansea
Outcome: Newcastle WIN
WEST BROM VS WATFORD
Prediction:West Brom 1-1 Watford
Outcome: Watford WIN
CHELSEA VS MAN CITY
Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Manchester City
Outcome: Man City WIN
AFC BOURNEMOUTH VS LIVERPOOL
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool
Outcome: Liverpool WIN
LEICESTER CITY VS WEST HAM
Prediction: Leicester 3-2 West Ham
ARSENAL VS CRYSTAL PALACE
Prediction: Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace
A below average performance from me, only managing four out of nine this weekend, just like Aston Villa’s season. Let’s hope for a better return next week.