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Premier League Round 24 Predictions!

It's been a little while since Round 23 of the Premier League due to the FA Cup weekend that has just passed but I'm still feeling annoyed with Harry Winks who cost me what would have been a very satisfying exact pick had the score remained 1-1 between Fulham and Tottenham!

I managed to pick up some green arrows anyway in an OK 6/10 round that included an exact 2-1 pick for Saints vs. Everton. The calendar is about to get really hectic for a lot of Premier League clubs now so I'm hoping to keep improving while the games are coming thick and fast.

Here are my picks for Round 24. As usual, let me know which ones I've got wrong in the comments!

Arsenal vs. Cardiff

After the tragedy involving Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson last week, this is unfortunately another football match in the 2018/19 season that will be put into perspective as being of little significance given the horrendous event that has preceded it. In terms of this match, it's hard to tell how Cardiff will perform since there are understandable question marks over their state of mind and it's horrible that they are likely to continue struggling this season in a fight against relegation that has been made far more difficult through no fault of their own. Arsenal continue to look poor defensively meaning Cardiff could well find the net in this game but I expect the Gunners to pick up three points. Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Cardiff

Fulham vs. Brighton

Fulham will be kicking themselves for letting all three points fall Tottenham's way in their last game. Though Spurs were probably worthy of the three points, having gone 1-0 up Ranieri will feel his team should have managed a point at least against the weakened Tottenham side they were up against. The Whites now have another game they will feel they have a good chance in though as Brighton don't travel well. The Seagulls are a better side on paper but Fulham are getting desperate and I can see them grabbing at least a point. Prediction: Fulham 1-1 Brighton

Huddersfield vs. Everton

A very tricky one. After defeats at Southampton and then Millwall in the cup at the weekend, Everton are becoming a bit of a mess under Silva and their fans are starting to get restless. The good news for the Toffees is that they now face the worst team in the league, but how much of an effect can new manager Jan Siewert have? We're very used to seeing a new coach come in and trigger at least an initial bounce but this is a very weak Huddersfield squad that is far, far worse than Everton's on paper. Silva will be demanding three points after recent results and I think they can narrowly manage. Prediction: Huddersfield 1-2 Everton

Wolves vs. West Ham

Both of these teams suffered disappointing results in the FA Cup but given that they came from 2-0 down and are still in the competition, you'd have to say it's Wolves that have the greater momentum coming into this clash. Having initially been given credit for the handling of the Marko Arnautovic saga, West Ham have also now been criticised for how that situation has ended in a badly timed Twitter video and an improved contract so it will be interesting to see how he and the team get on in a challenging fixture at Molineux. You don't really know what you're getting with either of these two but I think a home win is a safer pick. Prediction: Wolves 2-0 West Ham

Manchester United vs. Burnley

I feel a bit sorry for Burnley having City and United away back-to-back. This perhaps won't be quite as comfortable as it was for City at the weekend but I still expect Manchester United to be significantly better than the Clarets. Prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Burnley

Newcastle vs. Manchester City

A big opportunity for City as for the first time in a while, they're playing ahead of Liverpool in a round meaning they can cut the gap to just 1 point and put the Reds under a lot of pressure with a win here. The double gameweek City have in Round 25 is also an opportunity to really tighten things up at the top so it's vital they maintain their form which has been absolutely ruthless of late. It's unlikely Newcastle will stop them. Prediction: Newcastle 0-2 Manchester City

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea

Bournemouth usually score at home meaning Chelsea will need at least a couple if they're to win here but there is a chance of that as they do seem to have made up some good momentum in the cup competitions since their last Premier League game at Arsenal. Winning that Tottenham semi-final immediately after the loss at the Emirates will have got a lot of Blues fans back behind Sarri and his team while the signing of Gonzalo Higuain should add a lot of fresh optimism in the coming weeks regardless of whether he is scoring goals. There is of course pressure on the Argentine to find the net but his presence may also improve the returns from Hazard, Willian and Pedro. Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea

Southampton vs. Crystal Palace

Not the most attractive fixture for both Superbru players and those watching. This is another game between two lower mid-table sides that could go either way so any pick is fair enough but I'm again leaning towards the hosts as they've had more time to prepare for this match. Beating Tottenham certainly isn't bad preparation for Palace but it's often quite difficult to follow up a great cup result with similar performance levels in the league. Prediction: Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool vs. Leicester

This is one to keep an eye on. The gap could easily be just 1 point at the top by the time Liverpool kick-off as I say, Leicester have been beating the big sides this year and there are reports today that van Dijk may be sidelined with illness. If that turns out to be the case when the team news drops, this is a huge test for Liverpool. Jamie Vardy would be difficult for a makeshift backline to handle. I'm going for a Liverpool win for now as they've had a long time to prepare for this match but if van Dijk is missing I may well be tempted to change my pick to something more even. Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Leicester

Tottenham vs. Watford

Grabbing three points at Craven Cottage was a huge result for Spurs given their injuries but things have gone downhill fast since then and there's no denying confidence in their camp will be low after being knocked out of both cup competitions in the space of four days. Son is expected to return for this game and Spurs need to bounce back quickly but they're up against a Watford side that will be right up for this and have already beaten them once this season. Even with Son back, the absence of Harry Kane in particular is just so significant. Again, I'll be waiting to see how the teams line up because there's the option of playing either Son or Lucas down the middle but if they stick with Llorente and the same tiring central midfield I think the Hornets can get a point. Prediction: Tottenham 1-1 Watford

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Sounds about right...
29 Jan 11:56
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All picks look spot on except Spurs should still win at Home and Wolves / West Ham I believe to be a Draw
29 Jan 14:02
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Jack. I see palace winning away 1-2
29 Jan 16:00
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Some major upsets these past 2 days.
31 Jan 04:37
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