EPL Week 35 Predictions – Weekend Premier League Tips

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The title race now looks a complete toss-up, following Chelsea’s failure to leave Anfield with any of the spoils at the weekend. Now it’s City who face a big test at home, as their 3-game battle with Spurs reaches its conclusion. How does John Newsome see this one panning-out? Here are all of his previews, for game-week 35.  You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday

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MAN CITY v TOTTENHAM
Early Saturday Afternoon Football live on Sky Sports. The Etihaad says Happy Easter to everyone with this fantastic game to kick-off the Easter Football Weekend. Man City remain on the coattails of Liverpool in their battle to win back-to-back Premier League titles. Pundits think this will be a pivotal week in the title race as Man City enter a week where they play this home game against Tottenham and a midweek fixture which could effectively decide the title when Pep’s Citizens head the short distance over to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

On paper, Man City have a far more difficult couple of games compared to Liverpool who’s next 2 fixtures are against Cardiff and Huddersfield. However, football isn’t played on paper, it’s played in stadiums where 11 men face 11 men and in reality, Pep’s 11 men are better than a Tottenham 11 and definitely a Manchester United 11, so the Citizens shouldn’t be too worried. This is the 3rd of the Man City versus Tottenham trilogy over recent weeks so both teams are familiar with each other. City beat Crystal Palace 3–1 on Sunday putting them back to the top of the Premier League for just 2-hours until Liverpool subsequently beat Chelsea. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Gabriel Jesus got City’s 3rd goal to keep City in the title hunt.

Tottenham are in their new home now and have played 3 and won 3 at the Chas and Dave Memorial Stadium. One of the 3 wins there was against Man City in the 1st-leg of the Champions League Quarter-Final. In that 1st of the trilogy, Harry Kane stupidly dove into a challenge on Fabian Delph and injured his ankle ruling him out for the rest of the season and possibly out of England’s mini-tournament in Portugal.

There’s an argument that Tottenham play better without Harry, which in reality, is just crazy, every team in the World would jump at the chance to buy Harry Kane from Tottenham so to think Tottenham play better without Harry is just sensationalism. Lucas Moura took his chance in Harry’s absence against Huddersfield, scoring a superb hat-trick in the 4-0 victory. Victor Wanyama opened the scoring against the Terriers with a beautiful individual goal. At least one of these teams will know that they are in the Semi-Final of the Champions League heading into this final game of the Trilogy.

The victory against Huddersfield put Tottenham on 67-points and into 3rd place of the Premier League Table.
At Tottenham’s temporary home of Wembley in October, Riyad Mahrez was the difference between the 2 sides scoring the only goal in the 6th-minute to give City a 1-0 victory.

Bet 365 offer City at slight Odds On 1/3, the Draw at 4/1 and a massive 8/1 for Tottenham to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 11/10 that there are Over 3.5 Goals and 11/10 that
Raheem Sterling Scores Anytime.
Home Win 3-1

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HUDDERSFIELD v WATFORD
Huddersfield are exiting their 2-season residence in the Premier League without much of a fight. The latest defeat for the Terriers came away at Tottenham’s new Stadium which would have been a great experience and day out for the faithful apart from the actual 90-minutes that they left West Yorkshire for. Tottenham comfortably beat Huddersfield 4-0 and probably the main thing to take from the game was Jan Siewart left Huddersfield’s best player on the bench. Aaron Mooy will surely remain in the Premier League after Huddersfield’s departure with a number of clubs keeping an eye on the Australian. At least the faithful have had the honour of visiting the Billion Pound Stadium.

Watford head up the M1 to West Yorkshire off the back of a 1-0 loss against Arsenal on Monday Night Football. The confidence gained from beating Wolves in the Semi-Final was evident in the game against the Gunners but Troy Deeney got himself sent off early on and the Hornets found it difficult with only 10-men to break down Arsenal. Arsenal were helped on their way when Watford’s usually reliable goalkeeper Ben Foster dallied on a back pass and smashed his clearance against an onrushing Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang who deflected the ball into the Hornets net. Ben has had a great season and can be excused. Troy was supposed to have elbowed an Arsenal player and was shown a straight red card but replays showed his arm brushed against Lucas Torreira’s cheek and the Uruguayan should be ashamed of himself. Uruguayan’s are supposed to be tough!

In October at Vicarage Rd, Watford beat Huddersfield comfortably with Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and the brilliantly named Isaac Success successful in gaining the 3-goals in a 3-0 victory over the Terriers.

Bet 365 offer Huddersfield at 7/2, the Draw at 11/4 and slight Odds On 8/11 for Watford to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 6/1 that Troy Deeney Scores First and 21/10 that Watford Win to Nil.
Away Win 0-3

WEST HAM v LEICESTER
West Ham were unlucky in their visit to Old Trafford going down to a 2-1 defeat. Felipe Anderson scored the Hammers goal just after the break but were on the wrong end of 2 Paul Pogba penalties. Felipe looked to have scored a perfectly fine goal in the 1st-half but the linesman cruelly ruled Felipe offside which was a close call and next season would have been allowed following the introduction of the dreaded VAR as replays showed Felipe to be marginally onside. VAR will be controversial and there will be no end of drama when it’s introduced but ultimately what every football fan wants is the right decisions to be made. Close calls such as the Felipe Anderson offside decision will be cleared up and the big teams will now be brought back to the pack as clearly Manchester United were let off by the linesman. It’s going to be fun times in the 2019/2020 Premier League.

Leicester were shocked by Newcastle on Friday Night Football. Not many of the faithful expected Newcastle to come to the King Power and go away with all 3-points. Brendan Rodgers picked a full strength side which included Sheffield Superstar Jamie Vardy, young starlet James Maddison and on-loan Monaco star Youri Tielemans but couldn’t break down Rafa’s Magpies and the Foxes remained hungry throughout the match. Leicester will put that home defeat to bed and head to the London Stadium to take on the Bubbles who do have one foot on the beach ready for their Summer Holidays.

In October at the King Power, Fabian Balbuena scored early for West Ham before Mark Noble was given his marching orders just before half-time for a horror challenge. Leicester left it late to earn a point with Wilfried Ndidi scoring for the Foxes with time running out to make the final score 1-1.

Bet 365 offer West Ham at 23/10, the Draw at 12/5 and 23/20 for Leicester to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 3/1 that Felipe Anderson Scores Anytime and 12/1 for a 2-2 Scoreline.
Draw 2-2

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WOLVES v BRIGHTON
Both teams were the losing Semi-Finalists a couple of weeks back and both teams were feeling sorry for themselves in their previous games. It’s usually a cliche “no one remembers the losing Semi-Final teams” well these 2 can remind each other who lost the Semi-finals when they meet up at Molineux. Wolves went South to St Mary’s on Saturday and were thumped 3-1 by the Saints. Willy Boly got the Gold and Blacks solitary goal with a powerful header. Nuno needs to dust the boys down, give them a metaphorical slap and say get over the FA Cup loss as a wonderful first season back in the Promised Land could just fizzle out like a firework in rain. The strange thing about the loss against Southampton was it gave Southampton 3-points to move them further away from today’s opponents Brighton. Wolves are one of a cluster of teams vying for 7th position in the Premier League Table yet 3 of the teams decided to lose, just to make their season more exciting.

If Nuno has to give his boys a metaphorical slap then Chris Hughton has to metaphorically get out the boxing gloves for his Brighton Boys. The Seagulls suffered the most embarrassing of defeats at the Amex against a struggling Bournemouth side who had been embarrassed themselves the previous week in front of their own disgruntled fans. Anthony Knockaert was sent off in the 2nd-half for a ridiculously reckless challenge which could have seriously hurt the Bournemouth defender Adam Smith.

Brighton could argue that the dismissal of Anthony played a big part in the 5-0 defeat. In truth, Chris Hughton’s boys were already losing 2-0 when Anthony saw red. The worrying thing for the Seagull faithful was the lack of fight, lack of tackles and the lack of any creativity. The loss leaves them 5-points above the relegation places but they do have a game in hand over Cardiff and will have played Cardiff before this fixture at Molineux so it is still in Brighton’s hands. The game against Cardiff midweek will go along way in deciding the future of both teams.

When these two sides met at the Amex back in October, Glenn Murray scored Brighton’s and the games only goal in a 1-0 victory for the Seagulls.

Bet 365 offer Wolves at Odds On 8/11, the Draw at 12/5 and 17/4 for Brighton to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 9/1 that Wolves Win from Behind and 6/5 that Brighton Score a Goal in the Second Half.
Home Win 3-1

BOURNEMOUTH v FULHAM
Bournemouth are rubbish, that’s what the Cherries faithful were singing after their last outing at the Vitality. The faithful weren’t of that opinion after the 5-0 drubbing of Brighton at the weekend. Whilst Bournemouth were helped on their way with a marriage of Brighton being completely useless and the sending off of Anthony Knockaert, meaning the final 3 goals of the 5-0 win were against 10-men.

The good thing for Eddie and the Cherries, (that’s got to be a good name for a band!) is that there were 5 individual goal scorers. Dan Gosling got the Cherries started in the 1st-half, then 2nd-half goals from Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Callum Wilson and finally Junior Stanislas gave Eddie’s boys a great away day victory at the Amex silencing parts of the faithful who were stupidly calling out Eddie. Bournemouth get 11,000 fans at the Vitality, 11,000 !! The mighty Barnsley FC get more than that in the 3rd Division. Eddie Howe should be Manager of the Year, Year in, Year out for getting Bournemouth anywhere near where they are. The few of the faithful who call Eddie out should have a look at themselves in the mirror. Seriously!

Fulham themselves should be proud to finally get a great win against a very inform Everton side. Scott Parker did himself no harm in his quest to become the permanent Cottages manager getting a great 2-0 victory over the Toffees. Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel got the goals for Fulham to give them a much needed, if not, much too late victory in front of their home Cottages. McDonald’s Boy Scott maybe the answer that Shad Khan needs but is he experienced enough to get Fulham back to the Promised Land after being relegated. A trip up North to Oakwell will be on the fixture list next season and the Reds are Marching on!

At Craven Cottage back in October, a double from Callum Wilson and one from the superb David Brooks gave Bournemouth all 3-points. Kevin McDonald was sent off for Fulham but in effect, his sending off, didn’t really change anything.

Bet 365 offer Bournemouth at Odds On 4/7, the Draw at 16/5 and 17/4 for Fulham to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 5/1 that Callum Wilson Scores First and 5/4 that Bournemouth Score in Both Halves.
Home Win 3-0

NEWCASTLE v SOUTHAMPTON
Late Saturday Afternoon Football live on BT Sports.
Newcastle surprised everyone and went to the King Power on Friday Night Football and came away with all 3-points after Ayose Perez showed bravery and got his head onto a Matt Ritchie cross to score past Peter Schmeichel’s son Kasper.

Peter sometimes gets annoyed with folk comparing him to Kasper or Kasper to him but what Peter doesn’t grasp is that it’s only natural that people compare the two goalkeeping Schmeichel’s and instead of hitting out at people who do naturally compare them, should be proud of his son being talked about in the same sentence as a true goalkeeping legend. A goalkeeper who has won the European Championship with his nation, who has won the Premier League several times and who has won the Champions League. Any father who has his son mentioned in the same breath as what Peter has achieved should be a proud dad not a miserable so and so who as a go at the perpetrator.

There’s a time and a place and it moves at a pace but he can’t seem to keep in time, there’s a word for the way but no words can he say, so lonely man he stays. Wreck-It Ralph has almost certainly steered his Saints away from the possibility of relegation with a brilliant 3-1 victory over Wolves at St Mary’s on Saturday. Nathan Redmond scored 2 first-half goals in the win against Wolves with Shane Long getting the 3rd. That puts Southampton on 36-points which is 8 ahead of Cardiff who are in the 3rd relegation place and 3 above Brighton who do have a game in hand over the Saints.

Cardiff do look doomed so a victory here against Newcastle would almost seal Wreck it’s Premier League status for another year. The Saints faithful will demand more next season and depending on recruitment, Ralph Hasenhüttl has the chance to put Southampton in the top half of the table for the first time in a while. At least the faithful don’t have Mark Hughes at the helm anymore.

In October at St Mary’s, no one put their head above the parapet and the game ended in a dismal 0-0 draw. The most exciting part of the game was when a shirtless one of the Toon Army was shocked that the pie he bought was only £3.

Bet 365 offer Newcastle at 13/10, the Draw at 11/5 and 21/10 for Southampton to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 6/1 that Salomon Rondon Scores First and 3/1 that Nathan Redmond Scores Anytime.
Home Win 2-1

EVERTON v MANCHESTER UNITED
Early Sunday Afternoon Football live on Sky Sports.
An inform Everton side headed to Craven Cottage last Saturday thinking a victory against an already relegated side would be a formality. How wrong they were. The Toffees were outplayed and stunned by Fulham losing 2-0 with the visit from Ole’s Manchester United being another tough ask. Everton are another one of a cluster of four clubs who are vying for a 7th-placed finish and could have gone a long way in cementing that position considering Wolves and Leicester failed to win. However, Marco Silva’s Blues were humbled at Craven Cottage and will have to pick up his men to try and get back on track.

Manchester United beat West Ham on Saturday by way of 2 Paul Pogba penalties, however, that doesn’t tell the full story as United were lucky to come away with all 3-points. Felipe Anderson had a perfectly good goal disallowed before the 1st of United’s penalties but poor defending by the Hammers ultimately gave United the chance of a 2nd penalty which Pogba despatched. VAR will come into play next season and Felipe’s disallowed goal would have stood. VAR will clear up decisions such as offside and penalties but will not decide the outcome of matches. If Felipe’s goal had stood, it doesn’t mean West Ham would have won, it would have just changed the dynamic of the game and United may have scored 5 goals in reply. VAR will be a good introduction provided it is used correctly and will initially have teething problems. One thing for certain, VAR will cause debate.

When these 2 met at Old Trafford back in the cold of late October, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial got United’s goals in a 2-1 victory. Gylfi Sigurdsson replying for the Toffees. Paul initially had the chance to score a penalty but Jordan Pickford saved his spot kick. Fortunately for Paul, the ball rebounded straight back and Pogba slotted away to give United a 1-0 lead.

Bet 365 offer Everton at 11/5, the Draw at 5/2 and 8/7 for United to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 13/2 that Paul Pogba Scores First and 6/1 that United Score a Penalty.
Away Win 1-3

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ARSENAL v CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday Football again for the Gunners after their Thursday Night Europa League exploits which hopefully has seen Arsenal progress to the Semi-Final of that particular competition.
Arsenal headed the short distance up the M1 to Vicarage Rd on Monday Night and beat Watford 1-0 with Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang getting the solitary, if not, fortunate goal.

Pierre chased down a back pass intended for Ben Foster who dallied on the ball and in attempting to clear the ball, hit it against Pierre-Emerick’s leg and into the back of the net. Within seconds of the restart, Troy Deeney was sent off for a supposed forearm smash on Lucas Torreira. If that was a forearm smash, Troy won’t be troubling the WWE anytime soon. Arsenal move up to 4th place in the Premier League Table a point behind Tottenham, the same 66-points has Chelsea and 2-points more than Manchester United. All to play for in the race for a Top 4 finish.

Crystal Palace took on Pep’s High Flying City on Sunday and whilst Luka Milivojevic scored a superb free-kick when the score was 2-0 to City, giving the Eagles faithful brief hope of a comeback, it ultimately turned out to be just a consolation after City scored a 3rd goal late in the game to inflict the 3-1 defeat on Roy Hodgson’s men. Palace have accrued 39-points which will see them safe for another season in the Premier League. Roy has his critics, none more so than his disastrous stint as England boss but should be respected for his longevity in the game and for keeping Palace afloat, whilst not spending millions in the process. Palace will do well to hold onto Wilfried Zaha and the Big Clubs will come sniffing around.

The Big Clubs wouldn’t go far wrong in sniffing around Luka Milivojevic. The Serbian midfielder is a tidy little player, rarely misplaces a pass and is excellent at taking free-kicks and penalties. Luka has just turned 28 and is now in his prime and wouldn’t look out of place in a Pink Manchester United shirt. That’s for Ole to decide but a little phone call from Manchester to Selhurst Park might be worth using up a few of Ed Woodward’s minutes from his call plan.

In late October at Selhurst Park, Luka scored a couple of penalties in his usual precise manner, either side of Arsenal’s 2-goals scored by Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang giving both teams a share of the points.

Bet 365 offer Arsenal at slight Odds On 1/2, the Draw at 10/3 and 5/1 for Crystal Palace to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 3/1 that Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang Scores First and 9/1 that Palace via Luka Score a Penalty.
Home Win 3-1

CARDIFF v LIVERPOOL
Final Sunday Afternoon Football live on Sky Sports.
Cardiff look doomed and depending on their result against Brighton on Tuesday Night, could be on the brink of relegation with a defeat against Liverpool at the Cardiff City Stadium. Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds have been on the wrong end of some strange refereeing decisions over the past 2-weeks, none more so than a bizarre incident in their recent visit to Turf Moor which resulted in a 2-0 defeat against Burnley. Tottenham fan and star referee Mike Dein initially awarded Cardiff a penalty whilst the score was 1-0 to the Clarets, however, after consulting with his linesman Darren Cann, decided to change his original decision and withdrew the award of the penalty.

Neil wasn’t happy again but kept his palette dry as he’s on a charge from the FA due to his comments against the officials from their last outing against Chelsea when Cardiff were on the wrong end of another blunder from the officials. A bad couple of weeks for Neil and his boys and a visit from title-chasing Liverpool is probably not what the Bluebirds need to avoid relegation.

Liverpool entertained Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday and after a goalless 1st-half, blitzed Chelsea with 2-quick fire goals from Sadio Mane and Mo Salah just after the break to give Liverpool the 3-points. After watching Man City beat Crystal Palace minutes earlier and see Pep’s boys jump back to the summit of the Premier League, the pressure was back on Jurgen’s Reds to perform. Mo Salah’s strike was majestic and sealed a great performance for Mo and Liverpool against Mo’s previous Premier League club Chelsea. The win quickly returned Liverpool back above City and although City have a game in hand over Liverpool, the title could be back in Jurgen’s hands after City will have played twice before this game against Cardiff.

At Anfield back in October, Liverpool comfortably beat Cardiff 4-1 with goals from Mo Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and a couple from Sadio Mane. Callum Paterson got the Bluebirds consolation.

Bet 365 offer Cardiff at 12/1, the Draw at 11/2 and massive Odds On 1/5 for Liverpool to come away with all 3-points.

Bet 365 offer 11/8 that there are Over 3.5 Goals and 5/1 Sadio Mane Scores First.
Away Win 0-4

CHELSEA v BURNLEY
Monday Night Football live on Sky Sports.
Chelsea, like Arsenal, will hopefully have progressed to the Semi-Final of the Europa League prior to this visit of Burnley. After an indifferent 1st-season for Sarri-Ball, the Blues faithful are spilt in deciding whether Maurizio has had a good season. Having lost 2-0 away at Anfield last time out in the Premier League, Chelsea could find themselves slipping down to 6th-place in the Table if Manchester United and Arsenal both win their respective games over the weekend.
Chelsea will do well to hang onto Eden Hazard who looks Bernabeu bound and the lure of Zinedine’s Los Blancos could be too much for Eden and for that matter Chelsea, to turn down. With an impending Transfer embargo due to financial irregularities, Chelsea will have to play the youngsters such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek which could be a blue blessing.

The Burnley faithful must love the Premier League Fixture Compilers, sending them on a long trip south to the Capital on Easter Monday Night. Burnley appear to have successfully steered their way out of trouble after a brief period of uncertainty. Two Chris Wood goals gave the Clarets a 2-0 victory over Cardiff to take Burnley on to 39-points and effectively secure their Premier League status for another season.

After the horrendous start to the season Sean Dyche’s men endured due to their early Europa League exploits, Burnley have recorded 3-straight wins and Sean will just be glad that they haven’t qualified for next years competition in Europe. The 2-goals scored by Chris takes his tally to 10 for the season, which is the same number as his strike partner Ashley Barnes who both can be proud of that achievement considering where Burnley find themselves in the Table.

In late October back at Turf Moor Chelsea hammered the Clarets 4-0 with goals from Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Bet 365 offer Chelsea at Odds On 1/4, the Draw at 19/4 and a massive 10/1 for Burnley to come away with all 3-Easter points.

Bet 365 offer 10/3 Eden Hazard Scores First and 11/2 for a 2-0 Scoreline in favour of Chelsea.
Home Win 2-0

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