Premier League Matchday 22 analysis and prediction

Premier League prediction and analysis
Premier League Matchday 21

Prediction: Matchday 22 : 11 Jan – 12 Jan, 2020

Saturday Fixures and Predictions

Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham,  3:00

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal,  19:30

Everton 2-0 Brighton, 22:00

Leicester City 2-1 Southampton, 22:00

Manchester United 3-0 Norwich City, 22:00

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley, 22:00

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle,  22:00

Sunday Fixtures and Predictions

Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool, 00:30

Bournemouth 0-1 Watford, 21:00

Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester City,  23:30


Sheffield VS West Ham (Saturday)

After a really dissapointing start for West Ham, they finally sacked Manual Pellegrini after defeated by Leicester City. Under Pellegrini West Ham spend most of their first half of the season near the relegation zone while the opponent side like Sheffield United have a really fantastic season so far. As a newly promoted team, a lot of people expected them to be either on the relegation zone or a little bit above the relegation. But what they did was really surprising and unexpected. Right now Sheffield United sits on the 8th place, while West Ham sit on the 16th place, just two place above the relegation zone. With West Ham hiring a former manager like David Moyes. They have a positive start under David Moyes winning 2 matches against Bournemouth (4-0) and Gillingham (2-0) in the FA Cup. 

West Ham and Sheffield have meet earlier in this season at London Stadium. It ended in a 1-1 draw, with both team sharing a point with each other. With both team facing each other this Saturday, we think that Sheffield will be the favourite to win. Their defensive side have been superb this season and they are rank as the Premier League third best defensive record. They were beaten 3 times in the last 14 games and they have an average 1.09 goals per games. Winning against West Ham means that Sheffield will be moving up to the 5th position on the table above Man United and Spur. We predict that Sheffield will be claming the point at home with a 1-0 winover West Ham. 

Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal (Saturday)

Crystal Palace (9th) sit just one place above Arsenal (10th) ahead of their Saturday clash at Selurst Park. Crystal Palce form has been uneven lately. They have win 1, lost 1, and draw over 4 matches over the last 6 games. Palace has been recorded with a low scoring goals this season. They have a average of under 2.5 goals this season with 80% at their home. 

Recently Arsenal have appointed their former captain Mikel Arteta as their new head coach. Their form has been ok. With 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. The players have been adapting under Arteta and it could be seen that the scoring pattern have been dropped under him. Arsenal have a record of 1.0 goal per game under Arteta. Also we can see that the Arsenal defence have improved as they only conceded 3 goals under Artera. 

With Palace uneven form and Arsenal adapting their game under Mikel Arteta, we predict that the match will end with a tight 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

Everton Vs Brighton (Saturday)

11th place Everton will be welcoming 14th place Brighton at Goodison Park this Saturday. Both team were knock out of the FA Cup third round after Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 defeat to Brighton. While Everton had to face a humiliated lost against Liverpool youth team at Anfield.

It is one of Everton most humiliating performance in recent year as their main squad was defeated by Jurgen Klopp youth squad. However under their new head coach Carlo Ancelotti they have been having some decent games so far, with a win over Burnley and Newcastle. Eventhough they lost to Man City, they have been showing a really impressive perfomance under Ancelotti. The pressure is now on Ancelotti and his squad as they return to the Goodison Park, The Toffees fan would want them to bring on a good performance and try to turn things around after losing to Brighton 3-2 at the Amex stadium earlier in October.

While Everton are not having a really great season, The Seagull have appointed Graham Potter as their new head coach. Under the British coach Brighton havr turn into one of the worst team in the Premier League to one of the team to watch out. Right now they are on the mid-table with 4 points above the relegation zone. Their season have been impressive so far and they should be happy at where they are at. This season The Seagull have cause a hard time to some of the top teams. They have beaten Spur with a 3-0 win and Arsenal with a 2-1 win. This have shown how much they have improved and with an talented players like Leandro Trossard or Aaron Connolly they sure are capable of avoiding the relegation.

But with the pressure that Ancelotti is having after their lost to a Liverpool young squad and Brighton poor record of the away game. We predict that Everton will be claming 3 points at home with a 2-0 win.

Leicester City VS Southampton

Leicester City will be welcoming Southampton to the King Power Stadium this Saturday. The Foxes look like they will be extending their win against Southampton on the Matchday 22. Both team have met earlier this season with Leicester defeating Southampton with a 9-0 win at St.Mary stadium. It is recoreded as one of the biggest lost in the Premier League history. 

The last time they have meet Leicester seems to be taking a full advantage of the Saints as everything they do is really perfect.  Southampton were reduced to 1o men after Ryan Bertrand was sent off after 12 minutes into the game and with both Leicester attackers Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez scoring a hattrick, they totally humiliated them. Right now Leicester sits on the 2nd place with 13 points behind the current leader Liverpool after the won over 3-0 against Newcastle and a decent cup form against Wigan and Aston Villa. 

However the Saints might have turn things around after that humiliating lost. They seems to be in a pretty good shape and form lately. They were unbeaten in the last five matches and only lost 2 matches in the last 10 game moving them up into the 12th place. With them winning over big clubs like Tottenham and Chelsea it show us the sign of improvement in the team and with their new striker Danny Ings, who has been in a very good form lately, they might have cause Leicester City some trouble this Saturday.

With Leicester having  a really good season so far and Southampton impressive improvement since that 9-0 lost, it will be a tough match to play, but we predict that Leicester will be claiming their points at home with a 2-1 win.

Manchester United Vs Norwich City (Saturday)

United will be gaining their 3 points when they will be taking on Norwich City at Old Trafford this Saturday. After a 0-0 draw against Wolves during the FA cup, The Red Devil might be bouncing back on their winning way as they have been showing some impressive form in the last 10 games they have only 2 defeat in the last 10 games. This move them a little closer into the Champion’s League spot. Currently they are on the 5th place with 5 points lesser than Chelsea who are currently sit on the top 4.

Meanwhile a rookie team like Norwich City who have been newly promoted have been showing an impressive performance at the beginning of the season, But as the season progress they have not won a PL match since November against Everton. Since then they have draw 4 and lost 4. During the first half of the season United defeat them with a 3-1 win and Manchester United will be welcoming the Canaries at Old Trafford on the Saturday evening.

It looks like Man United will not be having a problem taking on Norwich, right now the Canaries are on the bottom of the table with no win since November and with United getting back to their decent form. We believed that Norwich will not be able to outplayed the Red Devil this Saturday and United will be claiming 3 points at home with a 3-0 win.

Chelsea Vs Burnley (Saturday)

4th place Chelsea will be welcoming 15th place Burnley to Stamford Bridge this Saturday evening. It has not been the best performance from The Blues during the last two months, they have lost to Bornemouth and Southampton in their previous two home games. They seems to be regaining their form this past weeks as the scored a late winner defeating Arsenal with a 2-1 win, a draw with Brighton, and a 2-0 win over Notthingham Forest in the FA Cup 3rd round. After resting their best player during the FA Cup third round, Lampard will surely be bringing them on against Burnley this Saturday. With a poor record losing last of their 2 previous home game, the pressure’s on Lampard as he and his squad will be yearning back to their winning ways. 

On the other hand, Burnley has defeated in the last 3 matches. They are 4 points above the relegation zone and their performance so far have not really been that impressice as they lost 6 out of 8 matches. However Chelsea is really having a good season so far. As a rookie coach like Frank Lampard a lot would not have expected him to put Chelsea in the top 4 this season and it is likely that he will  start Tammy Abraham and other main players against the Clarets this Saturday, this surely wll cause some problem to Burnley and we believe that it will be a 3-0 win for Chelsea.

Wolves Vs Newcastle (Saturday)

Wolves had been struggling during the past 4 games. After an incredible performance against Man City they went on a 2 draw and a 2 defeat since.However we can denied the fact that Wolves have been showing their impressive form since last season. Currently they sit on the 7th place with 6 points behind Chelsea who sit 4th on the table. The Wolves will be eager to get back into their winning ways and we believe that they will have to put all their efforts into it in order to challenge for the top 5 spot in the Premier League.

Meanwhile Newcastle performance are below average this season. They are currently on the 13th place after 21 matchday. They will be hoping to end their 3 losing streaks this Saturday against Wolves. They have 4 lost in their last 5 games and they went on a 1-1 draw against Rochdale in the FA Cup. 

We predict that Newcastle are not capable to claim 3 points at Molineux Stadium and in fact with Wolves form recently, both team will be sharing a point with a 1-1 draw.

Tottenham Vs Liverpool (Sunday)

All eyes are on the big match that everyone is excited to see as Tottenham will be welcoming the current leader Liverpool to their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It can clearly be seen that Jose Mourinho and hs squad are really having a rough time recently. Fans are surly not impressed with a defeat against Southampton and a draw against a championship team like Middlesbrough during the FA Cup third round. What makes it harder for Spur is the injury crisis that the team is facing. WIth Harry Kane suffereing from an injury against Southampton, it looks like he might be back around April and an injuries to Ndombele and Sissoko, this cause them to be lacking in their first team player.

However, Liverpool is completely opposite as their season so far had been out of this world. During the FA cup 3rd round last week Jurgen Klopp youth squad is dominating over the first team Everton players. They won against Sheffield United in their recent PL game and now they are 13 points clear above Leicester who sit on the 2nd place. They haven’t lost since the beginning of the season, their performance has been dominating the Premier League with 19 out of 20 win, only 1 draw to thier rival Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp squad will be likely to take an advantage against Spur this Sunday due to the fact of the injury crisis that Spurs is facing. Liverpool will surely sticks to their pressing and attacking style against Tottenham. We predict that Liverpool will be a step closer to reaching their dream on winning the PL tiltle with a 2-0 win over Tottenham. 

Bournemouth Vs Watford (Sunday)

Watford will be heading to the Vitality Stadium ahead of the clash against Bournemouth this Sunday. Last week The Cherries  lost 4-0 to West Ham and currently they are sit on the 18th which is the relegaton zone. They have won only 1 match in the last 5 games. And after that heavy lost against West Ham they will surely be looking for a way to bounce back this Sunday.

But that might be a challeging things to do. With Watford appointing Nigel Pearson as their new head coach The Hornets had been having an impressive form lately and it seems like the team has been regaining their confident under Nigel Pearson. During the last 5 games they have lost once, draw once and win 3 gaining them 10 points out of 15 points. Currently they sits on the 19th place with 1 point behind Bournemouth.

Watford have been regaining their confident and their form recently and with their talented player like Deulofeu or Sarr getting in their form. We believe that Watford will be causing trouble to Bournemouth and they match will end with a 1-0 win to Watford.

Aston Villa Vs Manchester City (Sunday)

Aston Villa will be welcoming Manchester City to the Villa Park for the Premier League clash this Sunday. Aston Villa have been showing an improvement since their manager Dean Smith had switch up the teams tactic. They have shown some impressive performance against Norwich City and Burnley during the Christmas even with some injury crisis. Still we these win they are still one spot above the relegation zone with 1 point above the 18th place Bournemouth and the 19th place Watford. 

Meanwhile, Manchester City looks like they will not be giving up on challenging for the PL title anytime soon, though they are on the third place there season so far was very dissapointing as they cannot reach their standard like the past seasons. Man City are 3rd with over 14 points behind the leader Liverpool and 1 point behind the 2nd place Leicester City. Since their lost to Wolves they have been bouncing back to their winning ways with a win over Sheffield United and Everton in the PL, a 4-1 win over Port Vale during the FA Cup 3rd round, and a 3-1 win over Manchester United in the League Cup semi-finals. 

With this being said Manchester City might be jumping up to the 2nd place if Leicester draw or lost and  we pretty sure that with Pep attacking tactic ,Man City will likely to cause Aston Villa defense a problem and with Raheem Sterling returning to the starting line-up, it might be an easy win for The Blues and it will ended with a 3-0 win for Man City. 

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