Matchday 17 of the midweek fixtures had some fantastic matches. A late minute winner for Burnley propelled them into a tie for a spot in the top four, though they’re now sitting in sixth coming into the weekend. We also had Liverpool and Arsenal dropping points.

Tottenham vs Manchester City

This week has a big top four battle with Tottenham (9-4-4) visiting Manchester City (16-1-0). The form is in favour with the home team Manchester City (WWWWW) over the visiting team Tottenham (DLDWW).

Midweek had both of these teams picking up wins as well as keeping a clean sheet. Manchester City put up 4 against Swansea and Tottenham put up 2 against Brighton.

Fifa prediction

Tottenham 3 – Manchester City 2

What to watch for

  • Manchester City are undefeated in the premier league this season
  • Kevin de Bruyne has 5 goals and 7 assists this season, could possibly be a game changer
  • Harry Kane has scored 7 away goals in the same amount of matches.
  • Notable missing for City is Stones and Kompany
  • Notable missing for Tottenham is Alderweireld, Sanchez and Wanyama

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

A match in which both teams have been trending in the right direction after appointing new managers during the season with Crystal Palace (3-5-9) visiting Leicester City (7-5-5). The form is in favour of the home team Leicester City (DWWWW) over the visitors Crystal Palace (WDDDW).

Midweek had Palace losing at the 87th minute and a dramatic turn around in which a Watford player was sent off and had Palace winning it. Leicester had a strong showing against Southampton in winning 4-1.

Fifa prediction

Crystal Palace 1 – Leicester City 3

What to watch for

  • A resurgence has hit Marhez with him hitting form that helped Leicester win the title a couple years ago.
  • Palace are looking to go unbeaten for seven straight premier league matches for the first time
  • Wilfried Zaha has been on form during the streak and will provide a spark for Crystal Palace
  • A win could take Crystal Palace outside the relegation zone.
  • Leicester have been really hot of late

Other things to watch for around the league

  • Liverpool and Arsenal both drew midweek. Look for them to rebound and play strong matches
  • West ham are looking better with two impressive results against top 6 teams. Look for Moyes’ team to keep it up this weekend
  • Manchester United are playing their last match of the Pogba ban. They struggled midweek for offence and are looking for someone to step up
  • Burnley are looking to keep pace with the top four, they look likely again to pick up a win
  • Wayne Rooney has been impressive since returning to Everton with the best shot conversion in the top 5 European leagues with 37.5% and 9 goals in 15 appearances

Matchday predictions

Last Matchday

(5-5)

Season

(26-24)

Saturday

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

Newcastle United vs Arsenal

Huddersfield vs Watford

Burnley vs Brighton

West Ham vs Stoke

Southampton vs Chelsea

Tottenham vs Manchester City

Sunday

Manchester United vs West Brom

Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Swansea City vs Everton

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