Saturday 12th – Monday 14th January
We have had a break from the Premier league for the Cups. Some shocks, such as the 2-1 loss to Leicester at the hands of Newport County. To the ridiculous scoreline of 9-0 when Man City played Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup Semi Final. There is still one more leg to play!
West Ham United v Arsenal
West Ham form: WDLWL
Arsenal form: WWLDW
Last Meeting: Arsenal 3 West Ham 1 (25th August 2018)
West Ham are hoping that the transfer speculation of Marko Arnautovic will not scupper their plans against Arsenal. Arsenal are off the back of a 3-0 win against Blackpool and are hoping the rest gets Aubameyang back and scoring.
CrowdScores Predicts: Arsenal win
Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool
Brighton form: WDWDL
Liverpool form: LLWWW
Last Meeting: Liverpool 1 Brighton 0 (25 Aug 2018)
Liverpool have lost twice in a row for the first time this season, firstly to the second place Manchester City & once again in the FA Cup to Wolves. They will have their full strength squad back to face Brighton, who are on a four game unbeaten run.
CrowdScores predicts: Liverpool win
Burnley v Fulham
Burnley form: WWWLL
Fulham form: LLWDD
Last Meeting: Fulham 4 Burnley 2 (26th Aug 2018)
Fulham are still very unstable, even if Ranieri has come in and tried to keep them challenging to get out of the relegation zone. Mitrovic is also reported to have had a £50 million bid from an unnamed Chinese club rejected. Burnley are feeling more comfortable in the league after two straight wins giving them a slender two point gap from the drop zone.
CrowdScores predicts: Draw
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Cardiff form: LLWDL
Huddersfield Town: LLLLLL
Last Meeting: Huddersfield 0 Cardiff 0 (25th August 2018)
Relegation 6 pointer! Huddersfield have been on absolute dire form, 9 losses in a row. There last win dates back to 25th November when they beat Wolves. Cardiff will have a loss of confidence to League 1 Gillingham 1-0 in the FA Cup.
CrowdScores Predicts: Draw
Crystal Palace v Watford
Palace form: WWLDW
Watford form: WDDLW
Last Meeting: Watford 2 Palace 1 (26th August 2018)
Palace are up and down with their performances this season with no outright goalscorer, Luka Milivojevic is the top scorer for The Eagles with most of them coming from the penalty spot. Watford are playing well, however transfer speculation over several players may be a distraction for them.
CrowdScores predicts: Draw
Leicester City v Southampton
Leicester form: LWLWW
Southampton form: DDLLW
Last Meeting: Leicester 0 Southampton 0 (27th Nov 2018)
Claude Puel seems to be under a bit of pressure from the fans after some inconsistent form and some questionable team selections. However, they do sit in 7th position and another win could cement themselves there. Southampton are still struggling regardless of a new manager, but a win could get them out the relegation zone and even get as far up the table as 15th.
CrowdScores predicts: Leicester win
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Chelsea form: LWDWW
Newcastle form: DLDLD
Last Meeting: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2 (26th August 2018)
Is Sarriball still working? Critics in the media are starting to doubt it after some poor performances. Including a 0-0 draw with relegation stricken Southampton, and to keep fourth they will need a change in fortune in front of goal. Newcastle have been heavily affected by the off the field situation of the club and the owner’s reluctance to supply the finances for transfers.
CrowdScores predicts: Chelsea win
Everton v Bournemouth
Everton form: WLLWL
Bournemouth form: LDLLW
Last Meeting: Bournemouth 2 Everton 2 (26th August 2018)
Everton feel they should be doing better in the league, even the owner admits it too. They hold 11th table in the league. Bournemouth’s good start seems to have dropped off as they now hold 12th place. However a win against Everton could mean they leapfrog them in the league.
CrowdScores predicts: Everton win
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Spurs form: WWWLW
Man Utd: WWWWW
Last Meeting: Man Utd 0 Tottenham 3 (27th August 2018)
Tottenham still plan to be playing at Wembley for the near distant future, which could also mean they will be in a Carabao Cup at “Home”. Manchester United seem like a different team from who played Spurs earlier on in the season. Players like Pogba and Rashford have gained great confidence in the change of manager.
CrowdScore Predicts: United Win
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
City form: WWWWL
Wolves win: WLWDL
Last Meeting: Wolves 1 Man City 1 (25th August 2018)
Manchester City in their previous two games have scored a massive 16 goals! (Okay, they were against Burton & Rotherham) but their arch rivals United could help them distance themselves from Spurs. Wolves are on a high off the back of their win in the FA Cup against Liverpool and have a good track record against the top 6
CrowdScores predicts: City win
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