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Premier League: Round 30 Predictions

After a couple of Exacts and a big green arrow in the 4-game Round 29, and an international break in which to rest up and prepare for Round 30, it's time for us all to attack this Predictor run-in!

In truth, this weekend looks pretty tough in my opinion with some evenly balanced games and doubts over player availability following the internationals. Sunday is a huge day in the title race, so it will very exciting to see how things play out.

Here are my picks for each match in Round 30 of our Premier League Predictor game.



Newcastle vs. West Ham

Few would have expected West Ham to be 4 points above Newcastle at this stage, and looking at the head-to-head record between these two, home advantage doesn't tend to count for much. As a result, I think West Ham might manage a point here. Newcastle have lost another really key man in Sven Botman and though West Ham are missing Edson Alvarez, their front four could cause Newcastle real problems in my opinion. Newcastle 2-2 West Ham

Bournemouth vs. Everton

Everton really need to start winning games, but I think I fancy Bournemouth in this one. It feels like the hosts carry more goal threat than the Toffees and if they can find the net a couple of times, I'm not sure Everton will be able to match them. Bournemouth 2-1 Everton

Chelsea vs. Burnley

This really should be a home win, but Chelsea's performance against Leicester in the FA Cup and the fact that they have yet more injuries does cast a little doubt. As we saw in that cup game, Stamford Bridge is becoming a very pressured, quite hostile environment due to how far the Blues have fallen in the last couple of years but I'm not sure that's helping things improve and if Burnley get an early goal this could get very difficult for Chelsea. However, if they find the first goal instead which is more likely, you'd think this should be a comfortable afternoon so long as they cut out individual errors at the back. Chelsea 2-0 Burnley

Nottingham Forest vs. Crystal Palace

After receiving that points deduction from the Premier League, this feels like a must win for Forest not only to get themselves back outside of the relegation zone but to set the tone for the run-in with what is a favourable fixture on paper. Palace are also under a bit of pressure but with the City Ground fired up by their punishment, I think we'll see a home win. Nottingham Forest 2-0 Crystal Palace

Sheffield United vs. Fulham

I'm not sure I'll ever feel comfortable picking Sheffield United this season and Fulham have been in solid form of late, particularly with that win over Spurs before the international break. Sheffield United's home form has been abysmal, too. Sheffield United 0-2 Fulham

Tottenham vs. Luton Town

Just as I mentioned I was slightly wary of in my Round 29 piece, Tottenham made the 'Spursy' move of losing at Fulham a week after battering Aston Villa away from home, but I think they'll be back to winning ways here with the comfort of home advantage and favourable opposition. Luton are usually good for a goal, but I'd be surprised to see them win. Tottenham 3-1 Luton

Aston Villa vs. Wolves

This derby is rarely a classic, but it is usually a really awkward fixture for Aston Villa and I think it will be very tight. Looking at the head-to-head record, you can argue Villa are 'due' a win or that they'll be frustrated by Wolves once again, but I feel like the hosts will find a goal or two which might be difficult for Wolves to respond to when they're without at least a couple of their best attackers. I'm going with a home win after quite a bit of hesitation. Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves

Brentford vs. Manchester United

This is a difficult prediction I think, and I'm tempted by an upset. Brentford have been sliding for a while now, which is at least partly due to injuries, but they often raise their game against the big teams at home (in previous seasons, at least!) and United are certainly still beatable despite that dramatic win over Liverpool in the FA Cup.

I might change my mind based on team news, but if Martinez is still out for United, and a few other internationals aren't fit to start after knocks or long travel in the case of Garnacho, I reckon we might see Brentford find a big result with the pressure heating up on them from the relegation zone. If they stay more true to form, I appreciate I'll end up looking a bit silly. Brentford 2-1 Manchester United

Liverpool vs. Brighton

Liverpool have had real issues with Brighton in recent seasons, so an upset isn't impossible, but the Seagulls don't appear as capable of an upset at Anfield at the moment as they've been far less consistent than in the previous couple of campaigns. I expect Brighton to improve in that regard for the run-in now that they're out of Europe, but this will be very tough with Liverpool likely to end the round top of the league if they win. Liverpool 3-0 Brighton

Manchester City vs. Arsenal

Why do I say Liverpool are likely to end the round top of the league? Because it would be a shock to see Arsenal win at the Etihad. The Gunners' recent form can't be criticised as they've been excellent, but we haven't seen them beat City away in almost a decade and in my opinion, they're still completely unproven against any top team away from home in the Premier League. That's not to say that can't change because Arsenal certainly seem to be continuing their progress under Mikel Arteta, but it's tough to pick them here when I think West Ham are the only top 10 side they've beaten on the road so far in this campaign.

City have a couple of defensive injury doubts, which could have an impact on things, but I think they'll get the job done. Though they're yet to lose at home, we have seen City drop a few points at the Etihad this season, but I think Guardiola and his team are obviously fully aware of the significance of this game and it's a big opportunity to put a real marker down as they look to make history with a fourth successive title. Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal



Good luck with your Round 30 predictions. Feel free to leave them in the comments!
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Upsets scare me at this stage.....
28 Mar 15:37
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8 home wins? can see everton finally winning a game
28 Mar 15:37
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Arsenal to win
28 Mar 15:42
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City punishing Arsenal. I love that. Jack, let thy will be done.
28 Mar 16:28
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Argh you used the 'Spursy' word 😩
28 Mar 19:12
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I use Spoz' - as my old Arsenal Season ticket holding flatmate used to refer to them as. Its a phonetic spelling of the 'Northern' pronouciation apparently. Spursy must be some reference to Tottingham's ability to drive assorted managers to despair with inexplicable inconsistency. I think they lack 'fortitude' once they go behind or have one bad decision against them, they seem to capitulate - much like Man U actually. But I have both to win this round - Gawd 'elp me! 29 Mar 19:47
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Yes - not just the managers but the supporters too! 30 Mar 10:39
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Arsenal winning run of 8 games has to end sometime
28 Mar 23:02
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I feel that the Gunners are the favourites for this game. 3 or 4 nil to them.
30 Mar 01:36
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Erm no
30 Mar 09:04
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Maybe.
30 Mar 11:32
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No
30 Mar 11:37
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No?
30 Mar 12:31
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No
30 Mar 12:41
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Man City 0-2 Arsenal
30 Mar 12:46
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Love the user name. Very original indeed. 31 Mar 14:22
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Liverpool 2-2 Brighton
30 Mar 12:47
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I agree with suspended but 0-1
30 Mar 12:55
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Arsenal aren't beating man city 0-3/0-4
30 Mar 12:55
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To be fair both sides could get battered like fish but it could be like art and draw or it could be more close then I was to getting 100% on a chemistry quiz
30 Mar 12:56
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Many analogies there. 30 Mar 15:51
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City will beat em
30 Mar 13:38
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Like fish and chips?
30 Mar 13:41
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You said Arsenal were going to win. 30 Mar 15:49
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Wtf u on about
30 Mar 15:38
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I'm a twit
30 Mar 18:39
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Don't be too hard on yourself.😁 31 Mar 03:56
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Thanks pro
31 Mar 09:19
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Can't wait to see dune part 2 today
31 Mar 09:19
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Let's hope it's better than part 1. The reviews for this movie are very mixed. I prefer the original Dune movie with Sting. 31 Mar 12:57
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For Man City Walker and Stones are out so we are going to break their defence down easily
31 Mar 10:20
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💀
31 Mar 10:48
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Akanji
31 Mar 10:48
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Lewis
31 Mar 10:48
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Dias
31 Mar 10:49
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Class defenders
31 Mar 10:49
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Do you still think Arsenal will today Kyle? 31 Mar 12:57
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will win
31 Mar 12:57
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Yes I do actually
31 Mar 13:40
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I'm saying 1-2 arsenal
De bruyne for city
Saka and Martin odagard for arsenal
31 Mar 13:40
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I'm am beginning for arsenal to win
Every English football fan but spurs wants arsenal to win
31 Mar 13:41
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Arsenal have an opportunity to show themselves today. Beating Man City won't be an upset.
31 Mar 14:21
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Drab game that
31 Mar 17:27
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A pile of tosh.
31 Mar 17:31
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Advantage pool
31 Mar 17:37
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Most boring game ever
31 Mar 17:45
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Dune 2 at teh cinema was amazing 4th favourite film ever
31 Mar 17:45
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What's your most favourite? 1 Apr 05:53
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The dark knight
1 Apr 08:00
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Other films I like are predator, aliens, star wars in general, gladiator, inception, jurassic park and blade runner and interstellar
1 Apr 08:02
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An excellent selection of movies.
1 Apr 10:54
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Thank you
Have you see any of them
1 Apr 11:54
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Lol if anyone hasn't seen them
1 Apr 14:56
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Have you seen any of them?
1 Apr 16:21
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I have seen them all. Blade Runner is awesome. 1 Apr 17:32
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I agree
1 Apr 17:36
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Blade runner is clas
1 Apr 17:36
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Dark knight is amazing
1 Apr 17:37
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Predator is peak 80s
1 Apr 17:37
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Aliens is pure action
1 Apr 17:37
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Star wars is the best franchise
1 Apr 17:37
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Gladiator is so goof
1 Apr 17:37
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Jurassic park is a perfect film
1 Apr 17:48
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Interstellar is just a brilliant film
1 Apr 17:48
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Inception has just amazing special effects and is a wonderful film
1 Apr 17:49
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I've been alive 41 years yes I think I've seen them all lol
1 Apr 18:52
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Go on
1 Apr 19:15
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I'm 14 and I've soon nearly allnof them
1 Apr 19:22
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Amazing news.
1 Apr 20:30
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this is a football forum not a movies forum.
2 Apr 01:02
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You are right, but he likes to chat about random stuff. Let him be.😁 2 Apr 02:25
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Thank you
I'm young compared to all of you
2 Apr 07:58
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Remember Kyle, no movie talk, just football.😎 2 Apr 09:54
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Ok
2 Apr 10:30
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Just kidding about the movies. Talk about whatever you feel like. 3 Apr 10:27
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If you could delete one goal in football what would it bee
2 Apr 11:41
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Where are gw31 picks?
2 Apr 13:13
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What are your gw31 predictions
2 Apr 13:29