Premier League Preview Week 30

Premier League Week 30

With just nine games to go in the 2019/20 season, there is still plenty to play for at the top and bottom of the League.

Liverpool could take a big step closer to securing their first title for 30 years against rivals Everton on Sunday, while the Toffees will be hoping to keep within touching distance of the European places. Injury stricken Tottenham face a tough test against in-form Man United, who are heading towards the Champions League places. Southampton could take a big step towards safety with a win over bottom side Norwich, who may be slightly too far adrift to stay up this season. Aston Villa, Watford, Bournemouth and West Ham face huge fixtures this weekend and could all move away from the relegation zone with a win.

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Watford v Leicester

Watford have been struggling in recent weeks and their lost to Crystal Palace last weekend was their fifth in seven matches in all competitions. Their 3-0 win over Liverpool has been their only win in eight matches. Nigel Pearson’s side only secured four points from their last 18 available. But the Hornets are good at home and lost only once in their last seven games at Vicarage Road.

Leicester won their first game in five attempts on Monday, beating Aston Villa 4-0. The Foxes have won twice in their last eight, losing four of these matches. Brendan Rodgers side haven’t won in their last three away games, drawing one and losing two and lost their three previous visits to Vicarage Road (all 2-1 defeats.)

Watford will be without Gerard Deulofeu and Daryl Janmaat who are injured with respective knee injuries. Daniel Amartey (ankle) is ruled out for Leicester but Ben Chilwell could return from a thigh injury.

Leicester are not in great form at the moment and Watford’s impressive home form will see them victorious on Saturday.

Watford – 19/10

Draw – 5/2

Leicester –13/10

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Newcastle United v Sheffield United

Newcastle is unbeaten in their last three matches in all competitions and have only lost twice in their last 13 matches. However, the Magpies 1-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend was their first in six Premier League games. Steve Bruce’s side have lost just three league matches at St James’ Park this season and have only conceded 12.

Sheffield United have won five of their last six matches in all competitions and lost just one in their last 10 matches. With 10 points from their last 12 available, the Blades are one of the most in-form teams in the league. However, Chris Wilder’s side have lost twice, drawn once and won once in their last four away league fixtures.

Andy Carroll (groin), Jack Colback (knee), Ciaran Clark (ankle), Paul Dummett (thigh) and Jeto Wilems (knee) are all ruled out for Newcastle. Emil Krafth is doubtful but could return from an ankle injury. Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens will be in contention, recovering from a calf injury.

Both of these sides look solid and hard to beat currently. Neither side are the most prolific team in the league so a bore-draw is likely.

Newcastle – 12/5

Draw – 21/10

Sheffield United – 5/4

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Aston Villa v Chelsea

Aston Villa are on a five-match losing streak and lost 4-0 to Leicester last week. This leaves Villa bottom of the form table with just four points from their last 18 available. In this run Dean Smith’s side have conceded 13. Villa have won twice of their last six at home, but have only beaten Chelsea once in their last six attempts at Villa Park.

Chelsea are enjoying a mini-revival and are now unbeaten in their last three matches in all competitions. Frank Lampard’s side beat Liverpool and Everton in their last two matches without conceding and goal and scored six. But the Blues are without a win in their last four away matches, drawing three and losing one.

Aston Villa v Chelsea

A struggling Aston Villa face Chelsea this weekend

Wesley (knee), Jed Steer (calf) and Tom Heaton (knee) will be out for Villa but John McGinn is a possibility to return from an ankle injury. For Chelsea, Reuben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic could be back in contention. They will be without Tammy Abraham (ankle), Jorginho (suspended), N’Golo Kante (groin), Callum Hudson-Odoi (thigh) and Mateo Kovacic (calf).

Villa are in desperate need of points to avoid relegation. Chelsea are improving but their injury list may take its toll this weekend so a draw could be likely.

Aston Villa – 15/4

Draw – 3/1

Chelsea – 4/6

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Everton v Liverpool

Everton are now winless in their last three Premier League matches and have only secured one from their last nine available. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have conceded eight in their last three matches. But the Toffees home record is one of the best in the league. They are unbeaten in eight home matches and haven’t lost at Goodison since November.

Liverpool were back to winning ways last weekend as they beat Bournemouth 2-1 after losing their previous three matches in all competitions. Jurgen Klopp’s side still top the form charts, picking up 15 points from their last 18 and have only dropped four points away from home this season.

Bernard may return from a knee injury for Everton but they will be without Seamus Coleman (thigh), Jean Philippe-Gbamin (thigh) and Morgan Schneiderlin (knee). Alisson (groin), Xherdan Shaqiri (calf), Yasser Larouci (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) are all ruled out for Liverpool.

Despite their recent dip in form, Everton are still looking very strong at home under Carlo Ancelotti and Liverpool, despite their wobble, are not at their best either. This one will end in a score draw with both teams unwilling to drop points to their rival.

Everton – 15/4

Draw – 14/5

Liverpool – 8/11

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