Wolves v Everton (Wednesday 18.00) 1-1
Everton have looked much better on the road this season with Sunday’s defeat to bottom side Sheffield United just one of several poor results at Goodison Park over the course of the campaign.
So, it would suggest that the Toffees are more suited to playing away from home. It’s the opposite for Wolves, they’ve been struggling on their travels, winning just one of their last six away from Molineux.
With both sides so similar in terms of form, and given their seasons are slightly petering out, I reckon it’s likely this one ends all square.
Newcastle to win
Newcastle United v Sheffield United (Wednesday 18.00) 2-0
Two of Sheffield United’s six league wins have come after their relegation from the Premier League. The lack of pressure has certainly made a difference, however, they come up against a Newcastle side that will be welcomed back by the Geordie faithful after a terrific run of results secured their place in the Premier League next season.
The home crowd on Tyneside always play their part, and I think they’ll cheer on the Magpies to victory here.
Spurs to win & btts
Tottenham v Aston Villa (Wednesday 18.00) 2-1
Spurs have won all three matches at home since Ryan Mason took interim charge and they’ll be looking to tighten their grip on a top six finish against Aston Villa.
There’s been more fluidity in their performances recently, although there is much work to be done over the summer.
Aston Villa have won only one of their last seven Premier League outings, and with more to play for, I think Spurs will come out on top.
Arsenal to win 1-0
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Wednesday 19.00) 0-1
Earlier this week, Roy Hodgson announced he will be leaving Crystal Palace. Before then, he’ll be looking to continue his side’s decent end to the season against Arsenal, a side they are undefeated against in five matches.
A three-game winning run has kept Arsenal’s slim hopes of European football alive, but they need to win here and hope other results land in their favour.
The Gunners have more to play for and come into this with decent recent away form in the book, so I’m siding with Mikel Arteta’s side to just shade it.
Liverpool to win & btts
Burnley v Liverpool (Wednesday 20.15) 1-2
There’s certainly momentum building for Liverpool as they continue to chase down a top four spot. Alisson Becker’s goal will go down as a famous Premier League moment, and certainly a key one if the Reds are to qualify for the Champions League next term.
They face a Burnley side that are never easy to play against, however, I’m siding with the away team to take another big step in their pursuit of finishing in a Champions League spot.
West Ham to win
West Brom v West Ham (Wednesday 20.15) 0-2
West Ham’s pursuit of Champions League football has derailed over recent weeks, however, on reflection they’ve had an excellent season under David Moyes.
West Brom ran Liverpool close at the weekend and they’ll feel so unlucky to lose the game in the manner in which they did.
West Ham simply must start winning again if they are to finish in the top six, and I think that’s just what they’ll do. It’s 2-0 to the Hammers for me.