The doomed Baggies visit the South-Coast in Game-Week 31, in which only 4 matches will be played. John Newsome can see no end to West Brom’s woes. You can view all previous analysis from John’s weekly column here – English Premier League Football Predictions For Saturday.
BOURNEMOUTH v WEST BROM
Bournemouth were well beaten in front of their home fans last Sunday and will want to put on a show for them this week against bottom of the table West Brom. Coincidentally both teams were beaten by the same scoreline of 4-1. The Cherries scored first with an excellent Junior Stanislas goal against Tottenham and were looking pretty solid until Spurs took control and were thoroughly well beaten. West Brom did the same, they scored first with a Salomon Rondon goal and then were well beaten by Leicester. Bournemouth will be too strong for the baggies.
Home Win 3-1
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HUDDERSFIELD v CRYSTAL PALACE
The Huddersfield fans endured a 0-0 draw last Saturday against a revived Swansea side and will be looking for goals in this game against Crystal Palace. The point gained keeps The Terriers 4 points above Palace and ultimately 4 points above the relegation places. Crystal Palace were beaten by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday which is no disgrace and scored a 90th-minute goal through Left Back Patrick van Aanholt but left it too late to get the equaliser. This should be another tight affair with not many goals.
STOKE v EVERTON
Stoke played Monday night against High Flying Man City and are again in front of their loyal fans at the 365 Stadium. They are in the relegation places and need to pick up points quickly with games running out. Everton got a well-deserved win against Brighton with Cenk Tosun scoring again after an initial own goal. They could have made it 3-0 but Wayne Rooney missed a late penalty with the Seagulls goalkeeper pulling off a tremendous save from the usually reliable Rooney. The Toffees look to be safe now but will not want to lose and with home advantage, Stoke can take a share of the points.
LIVERPOOL v WATFORD
Early Saturday evening kick-off sees Liverpool entertain Watford in front of the BT Sports cameras and in front of their home fans. They travelled to Old Trafford on Saturday and were beaten by 2 Marcus Rashford goals. They don’t lose at Anfield and will want to bounce back straight away to cement their position in the Top 4. After the loss to United and Tottenham’s subsequent win, they have dropped to 4th place but are still 4 points above Chelsea. With Chelsea not playing this weekend, it gives Liverpool the opportunity to make the gap bigger. The Fab 3 of Salah, Mane and Firmino had a surprising off day against United but will see this game as a chance to add goals. Watford were well beaten at Arsenal on Sunday and this second successive away trip will be tough going. Troy Deeney missed a penalty with the score at 2-0 and the Hornets may have been able to gain momentum and force a draw if he had made it 2-1. Subsequently, they ran out of steam and Arsenal scored a 3rd to take all 3 points.
Home Win 3-0
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