Last matchday had Harry Kane scoring yet another hat trick and breaking Alan Shearer’s 22-year Premier League record for goals in a calendar year,  previously set at 36. The hat trick brought him up to 39 putting him one ahead Lionel Messi and two above Cristiano Ronaldo. The week also had Manchester United coming back from 2-0 and drawing against Burnley.

Matchday 21 has the quick fire of the festival period, with some games that may have points dropped by top teams as they determine how to keep their squad fresh.

Leicester City vs Liverpool

For this matchday we have Leicester City (7-6-7) visiting Liverpool (10-8-2). The form favours the home team Liverpool (DDWDW) over the visiting team, Leicester City (WWLDL). Last matchday had Liverpool blowing away Swansea City 5-0, while Leicester City lost to Watford by the score of 2-1.

FIFA Prediction

Leicester City 1 – Liverpool 0

What to watch for

  • Salah has just been scoring with ease, and will be a huge factor
  • Mahrez has had a resurgence as of late and will be important if Leicester look to win
  • Liverpool have had 12 goals in their last 5 matches with a 0-0 draw included. They have been scoring lots of late.
  • Last four meetings between the two teams have been split.

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

This week, we have Burnley (9-6-5) visiting Huddersfield Town(6-5-9). The form has a slight edge to the home side Huddersfield Town (WLWDD) over the visitors Burnley (WWDLD). Last matchday had Huddersfield drawing against Stoke City in a 1-1 score, while Burnley drew against Manchester United.

FIFA Prediction

Burnley 1 – Hudersfield Town 1

What to watch for

  • Chris Wood is written in a a maybe wile Dean Marney and Jon Walters have passed fit
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Huddersfield (3 wins and 1 draw)
  • Huddersfield have scored first in 7 of their home matches
  • Burnley has been strong defensively with 9 clean sheets
  • Burnley has been scoring by committee while Huddersfield have the top three scores between the three with Lauren Depoitre, Aaron Mooy and Steve Mounie

Other things to watch for around the league

  • Manchester United have hit a rough patch with getting two draws in the last two matches
  • Pep Guardiola looks to tie his record for longest win streak at 19 games against Crystal Palace who lost against Arsenal last match
  • Chelsea are hosting Stoke City who are quietly climbing up the table.
  • Everton are on a seven game unbeaten streak and are facing Bournemouth who have hit a rough patch. Wayne Rooney has 10 goals for Everton
  • Arsenal has struggled defensively and have allowed goals of late

Matchday Predictions

Last matchday

(2-8)

Season

(33-32)

Saturday

Swansea City vs Watford

Burnley vs Huddersfield

Everton vs Bournmouth

Brighton vs Newcastle

Leicester City vs Liverpool

Stoke City vs Chelsea

Southampton vs Manchester United

Sunday

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs West Brom

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