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Premier League: Round 35 Predictions

It feels like we're set for a big Premier League weekend this week, as there are some matches that could well prove decisive in the title race and the relegation battle. Sheffield United could have their relegation confirmed this weekend depending on results, while Manchester City are just a point behind Arsenal at the top.

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Right then, back to the Premier League run-in!

Here are my thoughts on each match in Round 35 of our Premier League Predictor game.

West Ham vs. Liverpool

Wednesday will have been absolutely crushing for Liverpool, losing to their neighbours, likely losing the title, and doing so with such a disappointing performance. It's tough to know how they'll respond as though they often bounce back quickly, I can also picture them really falling away as Jurgen Klopp's farewell has already hit so many unexpected disappointments. It may just be slightly too early for that still, as a win here would keep them in the hunt considering Arsenal face a tough match on Sunday. I'm going with a narrow away win because West Ham haven't been great and the Reds' record at the London Stadium is pretty good. West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace

This is one of the toughest picks in the round in my opinion, because it's the sort of game you'd usually back Fulham in but Palace's excellent form has continued with that midweek win over Newcastle which I wasn't sure they'd get. I actually think Palace have made themselves slight favourites but I'm going with a draw. Fulham 1-1 Crystal Palace

Manchester United vs. Burnley

I'm a bit bored of typing the same thing about Manchester United every week so let's focus on Burnley. 1 loss in 7 is quite impressive at this stage of the season given their situation, and I don't think it's impossible that they pick up a massive win here. The 1-4 victory at Sheffield United should help confidence, but there's still that feeling that they'll do something silly and miss out on points which will ultimately cost them. United are almost the opposite in that they'll regularly pick up points despite not deserving them, but Burnley desperately need something so I'm going to gamble on a slight upset with the draw. Manchester United 2-2 Burnley

Newcastle vs. Sheffield United

Newcastle were really poor in midweek so need a response here and they are often a far better side when playing at home. This is obviously the ideal opposition to be facing too, so I can't see anything other than a comfortable Newcastle win. Anthony Gordon has been incredible when playing at St James' Park. Newcastle 4-0 Sheffield United

Wolves vs. Luton

Luton's injury concerns seem to be getting worse and worse with Issa Kabore confirmed out for the season now, and Wolves really need a win after a poor run of form so I'm going with the hosts here. Luton obviously have more at stake but their results are getting worse at the moment if anything and Wolves should have an improved squad with Matheus Cunha back fit to start. Wolves 3-1 Luton

Everton vs. Brentford

Two teams that are suddenly looking quite good! It means we have a difficult prediction but in a way that I wasn't really expecting as we should see some goals with both clubs looking fairly safe from relegation now. Even on TV the atmosphere at Goodison seemed incredible in midweek for that win over Liverpool and while it understandably be quite the same in this match, there should still be a lot of optimism and support. Brentford are a good side who haven't lost for a while though so I'm going with a draw. Everton 1-1 Brentford

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

Chelsea won at Villa in the Cup a couple of months ago but you'd be brave to pick them to do so again here after such a poor performance from them at Arsenal on Tuesday. As Mauricio Pochettino said post-match, when Chelsea are bad, they're really bad and confidence will have been hit at the Emirates. Villa, on the other hand, are flying under Unai Emery who has just extended his contract. It's possible that Chelsea do OK with the pressure now off a bit and expectations lowered yet again so I considered a draw but I think you have to pick Villa. Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

Bournemouth vs. Brighton

Bournemouth are looking good and Brighton less so which means this seems relatively straightforward to me. It might be a bit harsh to say given it's been their first season in Europe etc. but Brighton have looked quite poor for a while now? I don't know if the constant speculation over Roberto De Zerbi is having an impact, but that speculation linking him with some very big clubs also seems a bit crazy given the fall off we have seen from Brighton after such a good start. Maybe they finish well but 6 wins in 27 league games doesn't usually earn you the Bayern job. Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton

Tottenham vs. Arsenal

North London derbies are great, and I'm hoping for drama and chaos throughout this match, but it feels like Tottenham are going to have to play very, very well to stop Arsenal in their current form. To be fair to the Gunners, they've responded well to those back-to-back defeats against Villa and Bayern, and having come through those disappointments I think they may actually be better placed to deal with what is obviously always a difficult away game for them. I think they may end up winning this comfortably. Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal

Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester City

I won't spend long on Forest's Twitter post because it's already been discussed absolutely everywhere, but I'm of the opinion that it was a bit embarrassing and more likely to hurt them rather than having any kind of positive outcome. They're going to need more than a couple of decisions to go their way to stand a chance in this match, but I do think the atmosphere that the fans will create given how desperate their situation has become may make things a bit more competitive than City's recent match at Brighton was. Nottingham Forest 1-3 Manchester City

Chelsea's rearranged match against Tottenham takes place on Thursday - I'll add a comment nearer the time with my prediction!

Good luck with your Round 35 predictions. Feel free to leave them in the comments!
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At long last they will be gone. Bye bye Sheffield United. Waste of a team
26 Apr 18:07
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Just like Southampton. LOL! 26 Apr 19:56
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Thats not very sigma
26 Apr 21:18
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So, Kyle, how does the word 'sigma' contextually relate to football? Please give me an example. 27 Apr 03:24
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Marcus rashford is not a sigma
27 Apr 17:43
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Cole palmer is a sigma
27 Apr 17:43
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You learn something new every day. 28 Apr 04:25
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@Jack what's your chelsea v spurs prediction?
1 May 19:18
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Tricky one because I don't think either club is particularly strong this year (obviously Spurs having a better season) but Chelsea very rarely lose this derby at home. Wouldn't be surprised if they do this time around because of their inconsistency but I'm going 2-1 Chelsea. You? 2 May 08:04
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Hard to call alright! Don't know what i'm going for. Spurs 1 win there since 1989 which is mad. 2 May 10:39
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For me its 2-1 chelsea
2 May 07:20
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I also went 2-1 for Chelsea..
2 May 16:14
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And I think Spurs will manage a draw: 2-2
2 May 18:31