Here are Dan’s EPL predictions for this weekend, and i’m afraid he is not very hopeful of Arsenal getting any closer to the Top Four, but he is not always right! If we win, we are in a great position to make the Top Four, but if we lose…..
Here are Dan’s predictions…..
Spurs 4-0 Huddersfield
Pains me to say it but their Champions League win in midweek could give Spurs the momentum they need for the run in. Harry Kane might not play again this season but apart from the City game they should have enough to cope without their skipper. They could not have picked a softer home game in-between a European quarter final.
Brighton 2-1 Cherries
If there were a few more games remaining I would worry about the Cherries due to their form falling off the cliff. They most likely have enough points not to be dragged into a relegation fight at the last moment. Brighton simply need the win more.
Burnley 2-0 Cardiff
The table shows why Neil Warnock was so angry about Chelsea’s equaliser. It’s easy to say officials make mistakes but when you consider the millions at stake, the pressure that puts on your life, it’s hard not to sympathize. Convincing his players they can close the gap might take Warnock energy he hasn’t got (he walked away when he couldn’t keep Sheffield United in the top flight). Sean Dyche on other hand is getting a response at the right time from his men.
Fulham 2-2 Everton
Everton produced their best performance of the season last Sunday , begging the question where that level of display has been all year? It would be very like Everton though to follow that up by dropping points to a side already relegated.
Saints 2-0 Wolves
Wolves were seconds away from a major cup final. Given the talent they have, it’s a chance missed. Man City will prefer to face Watford than them. The loss will hurt too much for them to get over it in a week. Saints need the 3 points more.
Man United 2-1 West Ham
United are losing games again, Pogba’s flirting with Real Madrid, De Gea’s not extending his contract and they might not have CL football next year. This is why I didn’t understand the rush to make your interim manager permanent when there was zero reason to do so. Must win game which they will …..just!
Palace 1-1 City
Critical day in title race as this is one of the few games you can see the champions dropping points, at an hostile venue days after a rare defeat. Pep needs to find some fresh energy levels. Even when winning they have looked either tired or like they are saving their batteries. If they survive this banana skin they will win the league.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
So I picture before kick off that the news arrives that City have dropped points, creating an incredible atmosphere at Anfield. I think that will affect performances. Despite winning, the pressure has impacted how they have played. They can’t keep relying on late goals
Watford 2-1 Arsenal
My fears came back to haunt me at Everton where yet again we were out-thought and out-fought away from home, something that has happened too many times over the last two years to be a coincidence. Why anyone thinks Watford, Wolves, Leicester and Burnley away is a ‘easy run in’ is arrogant, naive or both.