⚪ LEEDS UTD VS NEWCASTLE ⚫ (12:30 WAT)
Leeds Utd are winless in six games now having lost five and drawn one. I don’t think their winless run will end here against Newcastle who are looking to bounce back after suffering a defeat at St. James’ Park against Arsenal. Eddie Howe would be asking what went wrong against the Gunners and will be asking his boys for more here. They are in the race for the top four and to keep it very much alive, they need to get something out of this game.
TIP: LEE 1-2 NEW
RESULT: LEE 2-2 NEW
🦁 ASTON VILLA VS TOTTENHAM ⚪ (15:00 WAT)
Aston Villa have lost two consecutive games and they have failed to score in two successive games for the first time under Unai Emery. Those two games happened to be away games but I am hoping that we will get a response from them as they play at home here. Tottenham, on the other hand, are looking a little different under their new manager, Ryan Mason. They narrowly got a win against Crystal Palace last time out but they will need to do more to get something out of this game because the Lions are a different and tougher proposition as they pose more of a threat than Palace. I will be sitting on the fence here and enjoying the few joyous moments.
PREDICTION: Over 1.5
TIP: ASV 1-1 TOT
RESULT: ASV 2-1 TOT
🔵 CHELSEA VS NOTT. FOREST 🎄 (15:00 WAT)
Nott. Forest got a massive win against Southampton last time out in a 7-goal thriller. I like Steve Cooper for recognizing a game he needs to win and I hope he will keep the Forests up in the #PL for next season. This is a game I’m not expecting him to win but if he gets something or wins, I’d be surprised and happy for him. This is a must-win game for Chelsea because they could be winless after this game for the rest of the season. They got an amazing win last time against Bournemouth and I hope the Blues will build on it and get the job done.
TIP: CHE 2-1 NFO
RESULT: CHE 2-2 NFO
🦅 CRYSTAL PALACE VS BOURNEMOUTH 🍒 (15:00 WAT)
Bournemouth lost to Chelsea last time out and I don’t think anyone will make a big deal out of that. They will be keen to get something here but Selhurst Park could be a tricky ground for them because Crystal Palace usually give their opponents a good game. Considering that the Eagles narrowly lost 1-0 to Tottenham last time out, they will be eager to get back to winning ways here and I’m confident enough to say they will get something out of this game.
TIP: CRY 2-1 BOU
RESULT: CRY 2-0 BOU
👹 MAN UTD VS WOLVES 🐺 (15:00 WAT)
Wolves are like a pendulum bulb – they have been on a poor run but they surprisingly beat Aston Villa and kept a clean sheet. It was a well-managed game as they kept Villa out and I didn’t see it coming. Man Utd lost to West Ham last time out but that was an away game. Their away form has been poor this season having lost against top 9 clubs in the #PL before losing to West Ham last time out but Old Trafford has been a fortress for them. The Red Devil’s home form has been impressive and I am sure we will get a reaction from them here.
TIP: MUN 2-0 WOL
RESULT: MUN 2-0 WOL
⛔ SOUTHAMPTON VS FULHAM ⚪ (15:00 WAT)
Like I said a few weeks ago, Southampton are gone and they should start preparing for Championship football next season. I once said that they will be relegated for sacking Ralph Hasenhüttl because they have not invested in the team yet they fired a manager who has always kept them in the top-flight league. I do not see what they have to play for – clearly, no purpose than to go out there and exercise your muscles. Fulham, on the other hand, are enjoying beautiful football and I think they’ve been the surprise package of the season. Marco Silva deserves some accolades – we saw how he brought back Willian, got the best out of Mitrovic, Daniel James (Man Utd’s reject), how he unleashed João Palhinha, and many more. They’ve got a purpose to play for and get results, and I can’t see them losing here.
TIP: SOU 1-2 FUL
RESULT: SOU 0-2 FUL
🐝 BRENTFORD VS WEST HAM ⚒️ (14:00 WAT)
West Ham surprisingly got a win against Man Utd last time out but I don’t think they can build on it against Brentford whose defense is very narrow. The Bees are on a rough path and the goals are becoming difficult to get which would win games for them. They played and defended well against Liverpool at Anfield and I think they can build on it here. It is going to be a difficult outing for the Hammers coupled with the fact that they are inconsistent.
TIP: BRE 1-0 WHU
RESULT: BRE 2-0 WHU
🔵 EVERTON VS MAN CITY 💎 (14:00 WAT)
Everton got a massive 1-5 victory at the Amex Stadium against Brighton last time out which is a real confidence boost going into this one. The last time they faced Man City in the reverse leg, it was a 1-1 draw. The equalizer came from Demarai Gray’s shot; the only chance they were allowed to shoot. I am sure Man City will play with caution here, not to allow them to shoot shots, and will probably be on a revenge mission – especially now that they have their eyes on the title. Man City played against Real Madrid in the midweek, so they will most likely rest some key players due to tiredness and because they are still going to play the UCL semi-final second leg in the midweek at the Etihad Stadium. So the Toffees will fancy their chances but I believe the Cityzens will manage to get over the line.
TIP: EVE 1-2 MCI
RESULT: EVE 0-3 MCI
🔴 ARSENAL VS BRIGHTON 🐦 (16:30 WAT)
Brighton are on a rough path at the moment which is a blessing for Arsenal as they keep a tab on Man City in the title race. Brighton had a poor outing last time out against Everton and I think it will continue here. Arsenal will be desperate and ruthless at the moment as they play now. We saw what they did to Newcastle last time out and got a massive win. They even know how to grind out results when they don’t play well and I believe they will get the job done here although we are going to get a reaction from the Seagulls.
TIP: ARS 2-1 BHA
RESULT: ARS 0-3 BHA
🦊 LEICESTER VS LIVERPOOL 🔴 (20:00 WAT)
This is not a good time for Leicester to face Liverpool because the Reds are aiming for a spot in the Europe competition next season. They are in gear and have gained a good amount of momentum which has got them close even to the top four. They are only one or two points behind and I think this will make them eager to get the job done at all costs. Leicester are not consistent and can’t stop conceding goals which make me think they will lose here. Leicester have conceded in their last 20 Premier League games. How can you win games when you keep conceding goals? I can’t see a win around the corner for the Foxes here.
TIP: LEI 1-2 LIV
RESULT: LEI 0-3 LIV
Dapo Olajuwon’s EPL prediction stats
Total Prediction: 321
Correct Outcome: 229 ✅
Correct Score: 30 📌