Fulham vs Manchester City
I think the writing is on the wall with this one. It’s Fulham vs arguably the best team in the world, just look at City’s bench they could probably finish top 6 by themselves. I do have to give Fulham some credit, they were very unlucky to miss out on a draw to Liverpool and arguably played better for most of the game than the Reds. However they have lost every game in there last five and City have won their last five. Furthermore, with Raheem Sterling returning to City’s line – up with 4 goals in two games for England over the break, he is seemingly unstoppable at the moment and won’t be troubled by a Fulham defence who have been embarrassing this season.
Game Changers: Seri, Aguero, Silva (David) and Sterling
Back over 3.5 goals at 8/11 with SkyBet
West Ham vs Everton
This is actually a pretty decent clash. Two similar sides going up against each other and on paper, nothing really separates them that much. West Ham are two points above Everton in the table however this can easily be closed in on. West Ham got a scrappy 4-3 win against bottom of the league Huddersfield and were 3-1 down until a Chicharito inspired comeback saw the Irons win the game. However, their defence was very worrying and they should have conceded more. Everton going into the break got a big 2 – 0 win over Chelsea coming back from their embarrassment at Newcastle and Jordan Pickfords little arms saga. It’s impressive to see their resolve and i think they have a decent chance of getting a big result as their players have mostly had very good international breaks.
Game Changers: Felipe Anderson, Chicharito, Bernard and Sigurdsson
Back Everton to win at 9/5 with SkyBet
Celtic vs Rangers
What a historic fixture this has been over time. Its produced some of the greatest sporting moments Scotland’s ever seen (NAKAMURAAAA!!). Celtic are top of the league (what a surprise) and are cruising ten points clear at the top of the table. Rangers have an incredibly tough task ahead of them here to win the game or at least get a result at Celtic Park (imaginatively named). Celtic are absolute favourites to win this one as they are at home and are the better side on form. Furthermore, Gerrard’s side have dipped in form and haven’t won a game in four.
Game Changers: Tierney, Forrest, Morelos and Tavernier.
Back Celtic to win at 3/4 with SkyBet
Cardiff City vs Chelsea
This could be a cracker of a game. Cardiff are in trouble at the moment and every point is vital for them. Cardiff are going into this game on the back of a big 2-0 win over West Ham which will surely give them some confidence and there is real team spirit which is coupled with the fans immense support. Chelsea lost their last game against Everton and could’ve conceded more. Their struggles not only continue on the field but off it as well and many pundits sense a toxic dressing room atmosphere. I feel that these factors present a real precedent for Cardiff to get a result here and I feel they have the team spirit and quality on the pitch to topple Chelski.
Game Changers: Etheridge, Reid, Kante and Hazard
Back Cardiff and the draw at 13/8 with SkyBet
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur (have you ever seen Tottenham win the league)
Will we see an upset here, Bottle job vs Bottle job, a team who hasn’t won the league in 28 years vs 57 years. If Liverpool win this game it keeps the pressure on Man City who will surely win against Fulham, however, if they lose it gives them it all to do. Last season this fixture produced fireworks and a Wanyama screamer, who knows. Liverpool are gunning to win this game as they need all remaining points for this title race. Tottenham need points to keep in the top four race and stay ahead of rivals Arsenal who are breathing down their necks. All in all this is a huge game obviously, however for Tottenham to get a result is an exciting bet and with stars such as Kane and Alli having such impressive international breaks, there is an unprecedented opportunity to really show their class or ultimate bottling abilities.
Game Changers; Mane, Van Dijk, Kane and Erikson
Back Tottenham and the draw at 5/4 with SkyBet
Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Last but not least we have a game that’s produced some fantastic moments. The Gunners haven’t lost a league game in five and have won four in five. It’s a very intimidating record but Newcastle have beaten Manchester City this season. However, Arsenal have just been on warm weather training keeping the squad in a match mindset and are coming into this game off the back of a huge 2-0 win over Manchester United. Newcastle hasn’t lost in two but the quality of opposition wasn’t great and they did get a bit lucky against Everton (little arms Pickford) and I think they will struggle against Arsenal who have had no problem scoring this season.
Game Changers: Lacazette, Xhaka, Rondon and Almiron
Back over 2.5 goals at 4/7 with SkyBet
P.S Does anyone remember how good these two were together back in the day