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Premier League: Round 36 Predictions

Chelsea's win over Tottenham last night meant I finished with 8/11 overall in Round 35 which I'm reasonably pleased with.

This weekend we have some huge games at the bottom of the Premier League and in the battle for European spots, while the title is more likely to be decided next week in my opinion but let's see!

Here are my thoughts on each match in Round 36 of our Premier League Predictor game.

Luton vs. Everton

Perhaps the biggest game of the weekend straight off the bat. Everton are safe, but we're set for quite a battle between Burnley, Luton and Nottingham Forest. Since Everton are now comfortable, does this suddenly become a game that Luton are favourites in? It's very difficult to tell. Form wise Everton are clearly the team to pick but the context of the relegation battle has me leaning towards Luton despite their concerning form. The Hatters have already shown that they can beat Everton this season too. Luton 2-1 Everton

Arsenal vs. Bournemouth

I've enjoyed watching Bournemouth this season so it feels harsh to almost give them no chance here but I'd be quite surprised if Arsenal slip up having won the North London derby last weekend. This should be a fairly routine home win before an entertaining trip to Old Trafford next week for Arsenal. Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

Brentford vs. Fulham

It's quite nice for Superbru players that this derby is late in the season as we can at least expect both teams to go all out for the win despite having little to play for overall. A home win is the more likely in my opinion, especially since Brentford have found some form. Fulham have been unreliable away from Craven Cottage all season. Brentford 3-1 Fulham

Burnley vs. Newcastle

Burnley did me proud last week by getting the draw at Man Utd that I predicted, and I'm tempted to pick them to get something here too both out of gratitude and because of Newcastle's poor away record in this campaign. It always feel tough to pick against Newcastle when they've just a home game as they tend to score a lot of goals at St James' Park, but that's not the case on the road and Burnley are obviously fighting for their lives. I feel like I might regret it but let's go with another draw for the Clarets. Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forest

They'll know their situation quite clearly ahead of kick-off because of Luton playing on Friday night, but Nottingham Forest really have to win this game either way. When you're in as desperate a situation as they are, a fixture against an already relegated side just has to be 3 points so I'm going for a first away win of 2024 for Forest.. Sheffield United 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Manchester City vs. Wolves

As with Arsenal, this should be a fairly routine win for City. Wolves can be very proud to have been one of the sides to have taken points off City already this season but it would still be a huge shock if they make it a double or even manage a point at the Etihad. Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

Brighton vs. Aston Villa

Villa's defeat against Olympiacos last night really surprised me and causes slight hesitation about this pick, but as I said last week, Brighton have been really poor of late. Considering their most recent away game was a 0-2 win at Arsenal, I think it's reasonable to keep the faith in Villa who may well have Champions League football secured by Sunday night. Brighton 1-2 Aston Villa

Chelsea vs. West Ham

I'm actually less sure about Chelsea winning this London derby than I was that they'd continue their excellent record against Spurs, and with the games coming so close together, it wouldn't surprise me if Chelsea drop a point or three with such a long injury list. That said, it feels like a stretch to pick West Ham in their current form, so I'm going with the safer pick of a home win. The Blues have been a lot better when Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher have played together as a duo. Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Liverpool vs. Tottenham

Tottenham's run-in always looked likely to be a nightmare for them and that's the way it's playing out. You have to expect a Liverpool win here despite the Reds having their own recent problems. Spurs were terrible on Thursday night. Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United

Finally, is it even a brave call/upset to say that Palace may well win this? The Eagles have looked brilliant of late whereas Manchester United continue to struggle and though I feel like Bruno Fernandes will probably play despite Erik ten Hag stating he's a doubt, there's no denying United aren't coping well with other injuries that they have. A trip to Crystal Palace never tends to be easy anyway and United's recent record there isn't great so I'm going with the hosts to continue their impressive form. Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester United

Good luck with your Round 36 predictions. Feel free to leave them in the comments!
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Man United only lost once to Palace away in premier league and that was in GW38 two years ago. But yeah Man u are crap. Tough to call all the same.
3 May 14:47
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4 May 10:31