Premier League Matchday 29: United Could Continue Their Away Form7 min read
Manchester City lead Liverpool by a point at the top of the Premier League table after the Reds goalless draw at Goodison on Sunday. Advantage City, but there are likely to be many more twists and turns before the 2018/19 title will be decided. The standout fixture this weekend is Arsenal v Manchester United. I narrowly missed out on a another treble last week, but I’m confident Spurs won’t let me down this time around.
Crystal Palace v Brighton
Brighton gained their first league win of the year against Huddersfield last weekend, but I expect Palace to get revenge for their 3-1 defeat at the Amex back in December.
The Seagulls played with 10-men for over an hour in the reverse fixture and it would be no surprise if this were another feisty “derby” between these two arch-rivals.
The Eagles have won just 13 of their 33 league points at Selhurst Park so far this term, but I expect the hosts to keep the points with Wilfried Zaha in such good form at present – five goals and an assist in his last 6 PL games.
Tip: Palace to win at
Cardiff City v West Ham
West Ham have won their last seven games against Cardiff in all competitions – scoring at least twice in each of those fixtures – and I expect Manuel Pellegrini’s side to take the points back to the capital at the weekend.
The Bluebirds conceded eight goals in two massive home games in four days against Watford and Everton last month although they must take heart from the fact that they remain just two points from safety as we go into the last knockings of the season.
The Hammers have lost four of their last five league games on the road, but I felt they played well against Newcastle last weekend and believe they will have too much quality for Neil Warnock’s side.
Tip: West Ham to win at
Huddersfield v Bournemouth
Bournemouth have lost their last nine away games in the PL and failed to muster a single shot at home to Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium last weekend.
That unwanted stat – as well as having less than 18Palace, Leicester City and Spurs at