Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th December
The Champions League & Europa League group stages are now over and it will be another six weeks until we get to see the Premier League teams in the knockout stages. Now we are in the busy Christmas schedule of Premier League fixtures, before a small break of FA Cup Third Round fixtures
Manchester City v Everton
Man City form: WLWWD
Everton form: DDLWD
Last Meeting: Everton 1 Man City 3 (31st March 2018)
Manchester City finally lost their grip on the top spot due to a loss against Chelsea. They are hoping to get back at Liverpool, who overtook them by beating an Everton side with an in form Richarlison up front.
CrowdScores predicts: Man City win
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
Palace form: LLWDL
Leicester form: LDWDD
Last Meeting: Palace 5 Leicester 0 (28th April 2018)
Crystal Palace do not look like they can recreate their last meeting with a convincing win. They have lost their last two games, which were derbies, and look like they are down in confidence. Leicester have some good news with Jamie Vardy due back in the side to give them well needed strike force up top.
CrowdScores predicts: Draw
Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United
Huddersfield form: LLLWD
Newcastle form: LDLWW
Last Meeting: Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 0 (31st March 2018)
After beating Wolves, Huddersfield have been on a three game losing streak which ahs left them in the relegation zone. Newcastle haven’t fared too well either, gaining one point from their last three games, including a last minute loss to Wolves, courtesy of a Matt Doherty winner.
CrowdScores predicts: Narrow Newcastle win
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley
Spurs form: DWWLW
Burnley form: WLLLD
Last Meeting: Burnley 0 Tottenham 3 (23rd December 2017)
Tottenham come into this game full of confidence after their success at the Nou Camp and reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. Burnley have finally won a game after three consecutive games of losses against Brighton.
CrowdScores predicts: Tottenham Hotspur win.
Watford v Cardiff City
Watford form: DLLLD
Cardiff form: WLWLW
Last Meeting: Cardiff 2 Watford 1 (28th July 2015)
Watford are coming up against one of the in form teams in the league. Cardiff have moved from a relegation spot to 14th. Including an impressive win against Southampton, where Paterson got the winner in the 73rd minute.
CrowdScores predicts: Watford win
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth
Wolves form: WWLLD
Bournemouth form: LWLLL
Last Meeting: Bournemouth 2 Wolves 1 (3rd March 2015)
Since his barren run of not scoring in his opening 13 league games, Diogo Jota has scored in successive games and looks to link up with Jimenez. Top Bournemouth goal scorer Callum Wilson is an injury scare, but is looking like he will be fit after a Hamstring injury.
CrowdScores predicts: Wolves win.
Fulham v West Ham United
Fulham form: LDLWL
West Ham form: WWWLD
Last Meeting: West Ham 2 Fulham 1 (20th July 2017)
Ranieri so far has taken 4 points from his first 2 home games for Fulham since starting and looks to build upon a decent momentum. West Ham have score 9 goals in 3 games, which looks promising considering that Fulham have not kept a clean sheet all season.
CrowdScores predicts: West Ham win
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea
Brighton form: LWWDL
Chelsea form: DWLWW
Last Meeting: Brighton 0 Chelsea 4 (20th January 2018)
Chelsea will have the majority of the players well rested as they missed out on playing against Hungarian Vidi in the Europa League. Brighton are looking for their first win against Chelsea in a competitive fixture since 1933.
CrowdScores predicts: Chelsea win
Southampton v Arsenal
Southampton form: LLDDL
Arsenal form: WWDWW
Last Meeting: Arsenal 3 Southampton 2 (8th April 2018)
Southampton are looking very weak at the moment, in 19th place. They lost to fellow strugglers Cardiff 1-0 and without reinforcements in the January transfer window, look likely to be relegated. Arsenal are going strength to strength and may not be in 5th place for much longer.
CrowdScore predicts: Arsenal win
Liverpool v Man Utd
Liverpool form: WWWWL
Man Utd form: LWDDW
Last Meeting: Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 (10th March 2018)
Liverpool are 28 league home games unbeaten, last losing to Crystal Palace in April 2017. Manchester United trail Liverpool 16 points in the league. Which is the biggest deficit before christmas they have faced since 1990.
CrowdScores predicts: Liverpool win
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