Premier League Predictions | Matchday 30
A short 2-day weekend of football this around for the Premier League as it hits the big 3-0 for the season. Arsenal v Man Utd is comfortably the biggest game of the weekend, and it'll be interesting to see how the football press cover whatever happens considering how badly some of the events of last weekend were 'reported' - narrative over facts isn't just for politics these days.
Saturday 9th March, 12:30pm kick-off
Crystal Palace 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Palace have looked stronger than usual recently, and that should be good enough to undo a Brighton side that have struggled away from home this season.
Saturday 9th March, 3pm kick-off
Cardiff City 1-2 West Ham United
The Hammers haven't exactly been brilliant away from home this season, but Cardiff look like they're in free-fall at the moment, so even a poor away side should still pick up the three points.
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Bournemouth
A weird case where the home side have been dreadful at home and the away side have been just as bad away - kind of a a toss-up, but I think Town might just edge it.
Leicester City 2-0 Fulham
I don't think Leicester will have to be anywhere near their best to beat this Fulham team.
Newcastle United 1-1 Everton
Two mediocre sides playing out a mediocre game with a mediocre result for both of them.
Southampton 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
The Saints have improved marginally as the season has gone on, but I think that the away team will unfortunately come out on top here - and they shouldn't need the officials' help either.
Saturday 9th March, 5:30pm
Manchester City 4-1 Watford
Watford can blow hot or cold, and I think that this might be an occasion when they freeze completely.
Sunday 10th March, 12pm kick-off
Liverpool 4-1 Burnley
Unless the wind isn't against specifically them and not both teams again, Liverpool should easily dispose of Burnley despite how hard to beat the away team have proven to be recently.
Sunday 10th March, 2:05pm kick-off
Chelsea 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
The home team have had some staggeringly-contrasting ups and downs recently, but should have enough to see off Wolves.
Sunday 10th March, 4:30pm kick-off
Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United
I think this game is going to be attack vs attack and could even end up with more goals than I've predicted - now watch this turn out to be a 0-0 draw!
Here's how my predictions for the season so far - including those above - would leave the table looking after this set of fixtures.