It’s that point of the week once more after I try to predict the outcomes of the upcoming Premier League video games. I didn’t do too nicely final week with only one excellent prediction, two right outcomes and 7 incorrect outcomes which left me nonetheless in fifth place in my predictions league. Right here’s a have a look at how the highest 5 in that league stands. 

Rank Participant Res Cls Exa Slm Pts

1

Richard Landsberg

48 153 93 31 325.0

2

RobbieZ

57 136.5 84 26 303.5

3

Sam

49 112.5 102 20 283.5

4

robbieg

51 127.5 69 24 271.5

5

49 118.5 84 18 269.5

From a fantasy standpoint I did fairly nicely final week thanks primarily to my captain selection of Heung-Min Son and this week’s selection of captain could possibly be crucial too with seven groups enjoying twice and three groups not enjoying in any respect. I believe I’ll most likely go for James Maddison contemplating the shape he’s in and the video games Leicester have, but it surely could possibly be a threat as they’ve European soccer to cope with too.

Saturday April 16

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton And Hove Albion 

12.30pm BST, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London 

Spurs gained 4-0 away to Villa final week to strengthen their grip on fourth place and make themselves favourites to complete there. They’ve gained their final three residence video games and so they scored 13 objectives in these video games with solely the highest two profitable extra video games on their very own floor. They’ve gained six of their final seven video games and so they scored 25 objectives in these video games with solely the three groups above them scoring extra objectives.

Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski are all in improbable type for fantasy managers in the intervening time.

Brighton gained 2-1 away to Arsenal final week and so they’re now solely outdoors the highest half of the desk on objective distinction. They gained their final away sport after dropping the earlier two and so they have solely misplaced three of their 15 away video games with no different crew drawing extra video games on the street. Their win towards Arsenal was their first win in eight video games with solely Norwich and Burnley scoring much less objectives and no different crew drawing extra video games.

With two video games this week Leandro Trossard could possibly be of curiosity to fantasy managers, however Brighton have two very robust video games.

I believe Brighton will make a sport of it, however the Spurs firepower ought to see them take the three factors.

Prediction: 3-1

Manchester United v Norwich Metropolis 

3pm BST, Previous Trafford, Manchester 

United misplaced 1-0 away to Everton final week and so they’re trying much less prone to end within the high 4 with every passing sport. They’re unbeaten in six residence video games, however they’ve drawn three of them and so they have did not win half of their residence video games to date. They’ve solely gained as soon as of their final 5 video games and so they face two of the groups above them of their subsequent two video games after this one.

With two video games this week Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo ought to be the United gamers to peak the curiosity of fantasy managers.

Norwich gained 2-0 at residence to Burnley final week, however they’re nonetheless seven factors from security with solely seven video games left to play. They’ve solely taken one level from their final 4 away video games with solely Everton taking much less factors on their travels and no different crew scoring much less objectives away from residence. They’ve taken 4 factors and conceded no objectives of their final two video games after dropping the earlier six and no different crew has taken much less factors or scored much less objectives.

It’s troublesome to advocate Norwich gamers to fantasy managers, however Teemu Pukki has carried out fairly nicely lately.

I believe United will get a a lot wanted win on this sport with a couple of objectives to spare.

Prediction: 3-0

Southampton v Arsenal 

3pm BST, St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton 

Southampton misplaced 6-0 at residence to Chelsea final week and that defeat noticed them drop to 14th place. They’ve misplaced their final three residence video games and so they conceded 10 objectives in these video games with no different crew drawing extra video games on their very own patch. They’ve solely taken one level from their final 5 video games after solely dropping one of many earlier 10 and they should flip issues round rapidly to maintain their hopes of ending within the high half of the desk alive.

With two video games this week James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams might do nicely for fantasy managers regardless of Southampton’s current poor outcomes.

Arsenal misplaced 2-1 at residence to Brighton final week and that defeat put an enormous dent of their high 4 ambitions. They misplaced their final away sport after profitable the earlier 5 and nothing lower than a win will do them on this sport. They’ve misplaced three of their final 4 video games and so they solely scored two objectives in these video games.

Bukayo Saka is the Arsenal participant most probably to carry out for fantasy managers of their two video games this week.

I believe Arsenal will get again to profitable methods in what is going to most likely be a really tight sport.

Prediction: 1-2

Watford v Brentford 

3pm BST, Vicarage Highway, Watford 

Watford misplaced 3-0 at residence to Leeds final week and so they’re now six factors from security with solely seven video games left to play. They’ve misplaced their final 9 residence video games with no different crew taking much less factors or conceding extra objectives on their very own floor. They’ve misplaced 5 of their final seven video games and so they failed to attain in 4 of these video games with solely Leeds and Norwich conceding extra objectives.

I’m undecided there are any Watford gamers doing sufficient to curiosity fantasy managers in the intervening time.

Brentford gained 2-0 at residence to West Ham final week and so they’re now just one level off the highest half of the desk. They’ve gained two of their final three away video games and so they scored eight objectives in these three video games. They’ve gained 4 of their final 5 video games and so they scored 12 objectives in these video games, however they’ve two robust video games in a row after this one.

Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo are each doing very nicely for fantasy managers in current video games and so they don’t price an excessive amount of both.

I believe Brentford will proceed their spectacular run by taking one other three factors on this sport.

Prediction: 1-3

Sunday April 17

Newcastle United v Leicester 

2.15pm BST, St. James’s Park, Newcastle 

Newcastle gained 1-0 at residence to Wolves final week and so they’re now solely three factors off the highest half of the desk. They’ve gained their final 4 residence video games, however their 4 remaining residence video games are all towards groups within the high half of the desk. That they had misplaced three video games in a row earlier than beating Wolves and solely three different groups have conceded extra objectives.

With two video games this week Joe Willock and Allan Saint-Maximin could possibly be the Newcastle gamers to look at for fantasy managers.

Leicester gained 2-1 at residence to Palace final week to proceed their good run of outcomes and keep within the high half of the desk. They’ve solely gained as soon as of their final 9 away video games with solely three different groups taking much less factors on the street. They’ve taken 13 factors from their final six video games, however they’ve a really congested schedule for the remainder of the season.

Leicester have two video games this week additionally which might make James Maddison and Harvey Barnes excellent decisions for fantasy managers.

I believe this shall be a detailed sport and I wouldn’t be stunned to see it finish in a draw.

Prediction: 1-1

West Ham United v Burnley 

2.15pm BST, London Stadium, London 

West Ham misplaced 2-0 away to Brentford final week and so they’re now six factors off the highest 4 and so they have performed an additional sport too. They’ve taken 13 factors from their final 5 residence video games with solely three different groups scoring extra objectives on their very own floor. They must play three of the groups above them of their final 5 video games and their minds could possibly be elsewhere with their progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Jarrod Bowen continues to be the West Ham participant who could make the most important affect for fantasy managers.

Burnley misplaced 2-0 away to Norwich final week and so they’re now 4 factors adrift of seventeenth place with video games working out. No different crew has gained much less video games away from residence with solely Norwich scoring much less objectives on their travels. They’ve misplaced 5 of their final six video games and so they failed to attain in every of these defeats with solely Norwich scoring much less objectives.

Even with two video games this week I can’t see any Burnley gamers who would possibly make a distinction for fantasy managers.

I don’t assume there shall be an excessive amount of between these two groups, however the chances are high West Ham will win.

Prediction: 2-1

Tuesday April 19

Liverpool v Manchester United 

8pm BST, Anfield, Liverpool 

Liverpool twice got here from behind to attract 2-2 away to Metropolis final week and so they’re nonetheless only one level behind them on the high of the desk. They’ve gained their final 10 residence video games and so they scored 29 objectives in these video games with no different crew conceding much less objectives on their very own patch. That they had gained 10 video games in a row earlier than drawing with Metropolis and no different crew has scored extra objectives with solely Metropolis conceding much less.

It’s troublesome to not advocate Mohamed Salah to fantasy managers, however his type has slipped lately whereas all of Liverpool’s defenders and keeper are nonetheless nice decisions together with Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz.

United play their second sport of the week and a visit to Liverpool is a a lot harder process than a house sport towards Norwich. They’ve misplaced their final two away video games and so they conceded 5 objectives in these video games and that is the primary of two away video games towards groups above them within the desk. Their high 4 hopes are very slim, however they must watch out or they might find yourself with no European soccer in any respect subsequent season.

As I stated already each Bruno and Ronaldo could possibly be of curiosity to fantasy managers, however they’ll do nicely to get something from this sport.

I believe Liverpool ought to be too good for United and may win by no less than a few objectives.

Prediction: 3-1

Wednesday April 20

Chelsea v Arsenal 

7.45pm BST, Stamford Bridge, London 

Chelsea gained 6-0 away to Southampton final week to strengthen their grip on fourth place, however they gained’t catch both of the groups above them. They’ve solely gained three of their final 9 residence video games, however they drew 5 of them and solely the highest two have conceded much less objectives at residence. They’ve gained six of their final seven video games and so they stored clear sheets in 5 of these video games with solely the 2 groups above them scoring extra and conceding much less objectives.

Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are the attacking gamers within the Chelsea crew who can do nicely for fantasy managers whereas all of their defenders and keeper seem like good decisions too.

Arsenal play their second away sport of the week and so they most likely have to win them each to maintain tempo within the battle for a high 4 end. They’ve conceded extra objectives than they’ve scored away from residence and so they have struggled defensively lately. With United and West Ham to return after this sport they’ve reached a vital stage of their season and it seems to be prefer it might go both approach in the intervening time.

With two video games this week Bukayo Saka might do nicely for fantasy managers, however given their current type it’s troublesome to advocate any Arsenal gamers.

I believe Chelsea shall be too robust for a weakened Arsenal crew and may win by a couple of objectives.

Prediction: 3-0

Everton v Leicester Metropolis 

7.45pm BST, Goodison Park, Liverpool 

Everton gained 1-0 at residence to United final week to present themselves some respiration area on the mistaken finish of the desk. They’ve gained their final two residence video games with out conceding a objective and it’s solely their residence type which is protecting them out of the underside three. They’ve misplaced six of their final eight video games, however they’ve no less than managed to attain in every of their final 4 video games after failing to attain within the earlier 4.

Richarlison has carried out nicely lately for fantasy managers, but it surely’s a threat to select Everton gamers contemplating their current type.

Leicester play their second away sport of the week and so they have the prospect to shut in on eighth place if they will win each video games. Regardless of their poor away type they’ll nonetheless fancy their probabilities towards two groups who’re nicely beneath them within the desk. Their largest concern could possibly be their upcoming European semi-finals and whether or not they might want to relaxation gamers for these video games.

So long as Maddison and Barnes play each video games this week they might do very nicely for fantasy managers.

I believe Leicester ought to have sufficient to win narrowly and enhance the stress on Everton.

Prediction: 1-2

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace 

7.45pm BST, St. James’s Park, Newcastle 

Newcastle play their second residence sport of the week and so they might transfer into the highest half of the desk in the event that they do nicely in these two video games. With their current residence type they positively have an opportunity to do exactly that, but it surely might depend upon how Palace get on of their FA Cup semi-final on the weekend.

The Newcastle gamers I discussed above are good choices and significantly contemplating their two video games this week are each at residence.

Palace misplaced 2-1 away to Leicester final week, however they managed to remain within the high half of the desk on objective distinction. Their season defining sport is towards Chelsea within the FA Cup on the weekend and I believe which may have an enormous affect on their efficiency on this sport. 

Wilfried Zaha, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Conor Gallagher might all do nicely for fantasy managers on this sport.

I believe this shall be a detailed sport and I wouldn’t be stunned to see it finish all sq..

Prediction: 2-2

Manchester Metropolis v Brighton And Hove Albion 

8pm BST, Etihad Stadium, Manchester 

Metropolis drew 2-2 at residence to Liverpool final week and that was sufficient to take care of their slight lead on the high of the desk. They’ve solely gained as soon as of their final three residence video games, however no different crew has scored extra objectives on their very own floor. They should win this sport to remain on high of the desk, however like a couple of different groups their fixtures are actually piling up in the intervening time.

Kevin de Bruyne is the attacking Metropolis participant to have in the intervening time whereas all of their defenders and keeper are excellent decisions too.

Brighton play their second away sport of the week and this one seems to be even harder than their journey to Spurs. They’ll have taken some confidence from their win towards Arsenal and so they would possibly nicely get a consequence towards Spurs, however Metropolis are a special prospect.

As I stated already Brighton gamers don’t look too engaging to fantasy managers this week regardless of having two video games due to their opponents in these video games.

I believe Metropolis will get the win they should keep on high of the desk.

Prediction: 3-1

Thursday April 21

Burnley v Southampton 

7.45pm BST, Turf Moor, Burnley 

Burnley play their second sport of the week and that is most likely the one the place they’ve the perfect likelihood of profitable. They gained their final residence sport after dropping the earlier three and so they failed to attain in these three defeats with solely Brighton and Norwich scoring much less objectives at residence. In the event that they’re going to make up floor of their bid to beat the drop they most likely have to win this sport.

I’ve really useful Burnley gamers on earlier events this season and it by no means labored out so I’ll resist the temptation this time.

Southampton play their second sport of the week too and they’re going to really feel they’ve a greater likelihood of getting one thing from this sport. They haven’t gained of their final three away video games with solely two different groups conceding extra objectives on their travels. If they will get one thing from their sport with Arsenal they’ll most likely really feel this sport could possibly be there for the taking.

If they will discover their type once more Ward-Prowse and Adams might each have an excellent week for fantasy managers.

I believe this shall be a detailed sport with Southampton greater than doubtless taking the three factors.

Prediction: 1-2

That’s it for this week.

See you subsequent week.


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