Here are our Premier League predictions for this weekend.
Newcastle United v Liverpool
Newcastle United will be buzzing after a win against Manchester City in the League Cup, but Liverpool also won and kept a clean sheet in the league game against Hull. Newcastle have the slightly worse defence and that could make the difference.
Arsenal v Burnley
Arsenal are strong favourites heading into the match against Burnley. The Gunners got an important win against Sunderland last weekend, but they face a side scrapping at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
Chelsea v QPR
It’s difficult to see anything other than a home win in this game. Chelsea have the best defence in the Premier League and are 16 points ahead of their London rivals.
Everton v Swansea City
This is one of the more difficult matches to call on the fixture list this weekend. Everton’s defence this season hasn’t been great but they’re a difficult team to play against at Goodison in any match.
Hull City v Southampton
The Saints are one of the form teams in the Premier League but Hull have proven difficult to get the better of in recent weeks. The Tigers will find it tough because Southampton will be determined to close the gap on Chelsea at the top.
Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion
There’s only one point between these sides in the table and not too much difference in terms of attack and defence, with West Brom just ahead on both counts. If the Baggies play as well as they can then the Foxes may find it tough.
Stoke City v West Ham United
West Ham have been superb at home this season and they now have to replicate that on the road. Stoke is never an easy place to go, but Sam Allardyce has the squad to deal with any physical tactics.
Manchester City v Manchester United
United go into this game off the back of their best performance of the season against Chelsea. City simply have to win to keep the pressure up on Chelsea.
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs have been one of the worst offenders for inconsistency in the Premier League this season. However, they should have enough to get past a team which has only managed to score four goals this season.
Crystal Palace v Sunderland
Monday’s game sees another match between two sides close together in the table. Sunderland need points to get out of the bottom three but Palace’s home advantage and their better attack should be the difference between the teams.