Week 27 is here, with plenty of big matches coming up. Things are heating up at the top and the bottom of the Premier League table.
With that in mind, it’s time to throw out some predictions for the eight PL matches taking place.
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I’ve consulted my crystal ball and here’s how we see things panning out…
BASICALLY, FREE MONEY
West Ham United 2-0 Crystal Palace – (Saturday, 7:45 a.m. ET, NBCSN)
Unhappy return to West Ham for Pardew. Home win for Big Sam’s boys as Sakho and Co. will give Palace the runaround. Full preview, here.
Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City – (Sunday, 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN)
Brendan Rodgers boys suffered heartbreak in Istanbul by losing to Besiktas on PKs. Less than 72 hours later they will lose to City. Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero will run the show.
Stoke City 3-1 Hull City – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime)
Stoke will make it two wins from two as the struggling Tigers come to town. Expect Peter Crouch and Diouf to be the match winners.
Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN)
DON’T TOUCH THIS…
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Southampton – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime)
The Baggies are tough to break down and Saints have scored just once in their last four matches. Stalemate.
Newcastle United 2-2 Aston Villa – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime)
Villa will have a right go under Tim Sherwood, so expect more goals and excitement under their new manager. This one is very difficult to call so let’s sit on the fence…
“SO YOU’RE TELLING ME THERE’S A CHANCE…”
Burnley 2-1 Swansea City – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime)
It seems like every time the Swans have taken a step forward this year, they take one back. After beating Manchester United, expect them to be humbled by Burnley. Ings and Barnes to strike.
Arsenal 1-2 Everton – (Sunday, 9:05 a.m. ET, NBCSN)