Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction: Game Week 27


Southampton vs Norwich- 1X (Tip: 2-1)

Norwich have gone back to the bottom of the table after being defeated by Liverpool but they didn’t play badly in my opinion. They fought well but lost and that’s down to the difference in quality. I think they will get in the face of the Saints here again.

Southampton are on a good run at the moment because they’re playing well and getting results. Also, they are at home and they have a good home record. So I think they will get something out of this game. FT: SOU 2-0 NOR


Leeds Utd vs Tottenham- 2X (Tip: 1-2)

Both teams lost last time out – Leeds’ defeat was expected by me but Spurs’ defeat at Turf Moor surprised me. As far as I know, it is Leeds that I am more concerned about in this clash because they’ve been hard done by injuries and I don’t see them turning things around here. The only concern I have for Tottenham is the defense but I think they can do well and go on to win otherwise get disappointed again. FT: LEE 0-4 TOT

Brentford vs Newcastle- over 1.5 (Tip: 1-1)

Brentford have been on a poor run having got 1 point from their last 9 games. It is hard to make a case for them but I think they will be starving for a win now.

Newcastle are a team that has been finding their way up the table and I think they will begin to get tired. Although I would find it easy to back Newcastle but the Bees can break away anytime from now. So I will be sitting on the fence here. FT: BRE 0-2 NEW

Brighton vs Aston Villa- over 1.5 (Tip: 1-1)

Both of these teams surprised me with defeats- Brighton lost 0-3 to Burnley at home while Aston Villa lost 0-1 to Watford. I would have made a case for Villa but it seems their winning formula has been debunked and Coutinho has been neutralized. I think it will be fair enough if they share the points. BRI 0-2 ASV

Crystal Palace vs Burnley- under 3.5 (Tip: 1-1)

Crystal Palace got a good result at Watford last time out while Burnley have started an unbeaten run following their victory against Spurs. This will be lively because Palace will want to build up from where they left it at Vicarage Road while Burnley will want to remain unbeaten; a draw will mean a lot to them. FT: CRY 1-1 BUR

Man Utd vs Watford- 1 (Tip: 2-0)

Man Utd do not play well convincingly but they are always somehow getting results under Ralf Rangnick. It is clear that there are issues at Man Utd but I don’t think their problems would catch up with them here. Watford were heavily defeated last time out and I think the major thing Roy Hodgson will do is to set up a difficult-to-beat team since Man Utd are a favorite here. FT: MNU 0-0 WAT

Everton vs Man City- 2 (Tip: 1-3)

I don’t understand why Everton have been so poor this season. They could be in the relegation zone if Newcastle and Burnley win their games because I don’t see them getting anything here against Man City. They have serious problems at the back and I think City will capitalize on it greatly because the Cityzens were beaten by Spurs last time out. City will be a handful this time coming from a defeat. FT: EVE 0-1 MNC


West Ham vs Wolves- Under 3.5 (Tip: 1-0)

Wolves got beaten in the last minutes by Arsenal on Thursday. It was like they lost concentration and they paid for it. West Ham have drawn two consecutive games and I think it will be three if they fail to win. These two teams are resilient and they don’t concede many goals. So I think it will be a low-scoring affair here. FT: WHU 1-0 WOL