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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Big wins for Liverpool and Tottenham as Man City bounce back and Chelsea triumph: Premier League predictions

Ahead of the 24th round of games in England's top flight this weekend, here is a look at the fixtures and what to expect.

Harry Kane will look to maintain his scoring form for Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton on Sunday. Eddie Keogh / Reuters
Harry Kane will look to maintain his scoring form for Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton on Sunday. Eddie Keogh / Reuters

This is the last round of games in the Premier League for a week and a half, with the FA Cup fourth round next week. Here are the games and how we predict they will pan out.

Chelsea will look to Eden Hazard for inspiration at Brighton and Hove Albion. Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters
Chelsea will look to Eden Hazard for inspiration at Brighton and Hove Albion. Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 2

Saturday, 4.30pm

Why? This will be a tough for tired Chelsea who had to play 120 minutes against Norwich City, and finished the game with nine men, in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Brighton have been solid at home, but Chelsea, despite Alvaro Morata being suspended, should have too much for them with Eden Hazard showing signs of returning to form.

Wilfried Zaha will be Crystal Palace's danger man against Arsenal. David Klein / Reuters
Wilfried Zaha will be Crystal Palace's danger man against Arsenal. David Klein / Reuters

Arsenal 1 Crystal Palace 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Arsenal are struggling and the defeat at Bournemouth was a sign of just how low in confidence they are. Roy Hodgson has done a great job with Palace in moving them up to mid-table after their awful start to the season and with Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke both a threat to Arsenal's shaky backline they are worth a point here.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial, left, was in fine form against Stoke City. Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters
Manchester United's Anthony Martial, left, was in fine form against Stoke City. Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters

Burnley 0 Manchester United 2

Saturday, 7pm

Why? United are looking to build some momentum and with Anthony Martial impressing in Monday's triumph over Stoke City they should get another three points here. Sean Dyche's Burnley have cooled off a little after an excellent first half to the season and have not won since December 12. That does not change here.

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Theo Walcott could make his debut for Everton against Stoke City. Alastair Grant / AP Photo
Theo Walcott could make his debut for Everton against Stoke City. Alastair Grant / AP Photo

Everton 3 West Bromwich Albion 0

Saturday, 7pm

Why? West Brom picked up their first win since August last weekend but that will be a false dawn here. Everton should have too much quality for them, with new forwards Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun both looking to make an immediate impact.

Jamie Vardy, centre, will fancy his chances of scoring against Watford on Saturday. Julian Finney / Getty Images
Jamie Vardy, centre, will fancy his chances of scoring against Watford on Saturday. Julian Finney / Getty Images

Leicester City 3 Watford 0

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Watford are on a poor run of form since their bright start to the campaign, and have lost seven of their past 10 games. They beat Leicester last month but Claude Puel's men should get revenge here with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez likely to be licking their lips about facing Watford's poor defence.

Paul Lambert is Stoke City's new manager. Nathan Stirk / Getty Images
Paul Lambert is Stoke City's new manager. Nathan Stirk / Getty Images

Stoke City 1 Huddersfield Town 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Paul Lambert's first game in charge of Stoke and this is a big game for both sides. Huddersfield were hammered by West Ham United last week and will want to bounce back. A point for two sides low in confidence will be acceptable to both camps.

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic was in great form at Huddersfield Town last weekend. John Sibley / Action Images via Reuters
West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic was in great form at Huddersfield Town last weekend. John Sibley / Action Images via Reuters

West Ham United 3 Bournemouth 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? West Ham were terrific at Huddersfield and will look for more of the same from Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini. Bournemouth were impressive in beating Arsenal, but their defence always looks as if it will concede goals and they may have trouble against confident opponents.

Sergio Aguero and Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways against Newcastle United. Peter Powell / EPA
Sergio Aguero and Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways against Newcastle United. Peter Powell / EPA

Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 0

Saturday, 9.30pm

Why? City were finally proven to be beatable after all as they lost to Liverpool, but they should bounce back quickly. Sergio Aguero and City's forward line will be confident of causing Newcastle too many problems for Rafa Benitez's side to be able to cope.

Tottenham were big winners over Everton and will look for more of the same at Southampton. Justin Setterfield / Getty Images
Tottenham were big winners over Everton and will look for more of the same at Southampton. Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Southampton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4

Sunday, 8pm

Why? Tottenham are clearly beginning to find their best form again and the way they pulled apart Everton was impressive. With Harry Kane back fit and among the goals they will be too good for struggling Southampton.

Roberto Firmino is in great form for Liverpool. Phil Noble / Reuters
Roberto Firmino is in great form for Liverpool. Phil Noble / Reuters

Swansea City 0 Liverpool 4

Tuesday, 12am

Why? Scoring has never been Liverpool's problems, and they appear to be tightening up at the back. They put five past Swansea last month and with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino playing so well more goals should come here.