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2016-17 Premier League Week 32 Predictions, Picks and Preview

2016-17 Premier League Week 32 Predictions, Picks and Preview

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The English Premier League is back again this weekend after a full round of midweek matches. There isn’t a standout marquee match on tap, but there are still a lot of intriguing contests up and down the slate. Let’s run through all 10 of them from Saturday to Monday, while providing the usual predictions and best bet recommendations.


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Premier League Week 32 Predictions and Preview

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Saturday, April 8

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford (7:30 AM ET)

There doesn’t seem to be any stopping Tottenham at the moment. Spurs have now won their three league games without star striker Harry Kane as they came up with three goals in the last six minutes to beat Swansea in midweek.

After they picked up convincing two-goal away wins in a row, Spurs get to go back home, where they’ve been virtually untouchable this season. They’re 13-2-0 at White Hart Lane this season, and have won their last 10 in a row.

Watford has been in good form lately with back-to-back wins, but the Hornets have just won one of their last 10 away games. Picking up a positive result from their visit to Tottenham will be very unlikely to say the least.

Writer’s Prediction: Tottenham takes this easily, 2-0. Take the total to go UNDER 3.0 goals.

Manchester City vs. Hull City (10:00 AM ET)

Manchester City’s current winless run is up to four games after they fell 2-1 to Chelsea in midweek. But much like Tottenham, City looks like a very good bet to collect all three points at home against Hull.

The Tigers have been terrific at home, which is a big reason why they’re out of the relegation zone at the moment. But they are just not good away from the KCOM. They’ve lost 12 of their last 13 away games, and have even failed to score in 9 of their last 11.

Writer’s Prediction: Man City have their shooting boots on as they get a much-needed 3-1 win. Take the total to go OVER 3.5 goals.

Middlesbrough vs. Burnley (10:00 AM ET)

The good news: Boro scored two goals for the first time in the league since December. The bad news: they still lost 4-2 to Hull, and are seven points from safety. It’s well and truly desperation time for Boro, who desperately need a win. Thankfully for them, they’ll be at home against the worst away team in the league: Burnley.

The Clarets are the only team in the league still without an away win, and have scored just nine goals in 15 games. Getting one by a decent Boro defense that’s given up just 17 goals in 14 games at home will be tough to do.

Writer’s Prediction: Burnley (+190) get their first away win of the season against Boro, 2-1.

Stoke City vs. Liverpool (10:00 AM ET)

Liverpool had another crucial stumble in midweek with their draw to Bournemouth. The Reds’ prospects of bouncing back aren’t too promising since they are sure to be without Sadio Mane – arguably the team’s most valuable player this season – and Adam Lallana. Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho – who’s a close second to Mane in importance – is a doubt due to illness.

Liverpool’s problems against lesser teams that like to sit deep and defend is well-known at this point, and you better believe Stoke will do everything in their power to deny them at home. The Potters have lost just one of their last nine games at Bet365 Stadium, and have conceded just 17 goals at home all season.

Writer’s Prediction: Stoke get a positive result against Liverpool. Take the Potters at +0.5 on the Asian Handicap.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Southampton (10:00 AM ET)

West Brom suffered a setback in midweek with a 2-0 loss away loss at Watford, but look for the Baggies to bounce back at home. They’ve been outstanding at the Hawthorns, where they have won 8 of their last 10 games.

Southampton picked up a somewhat shocking 3-1 home win against an in-form Crystal Palace team, but the Saints are nowhere near as reliable away from home. Meanwhile, manager Claude Puel also has to deal with a sizable list of absentees and doubts, which will make it that much harder to get a positive result.

Writer’s Prediction: West Brom (+185) win again at home, 2-1.

West Ham United vs. Swansea City (10:00 AM ET)

West Ham got hammered 3-0 by Arsenal, extending the Hammers’ current skid to five defeats in a row. The pressure is mounting on manager Slaven Bilic to come up with a result to avoid getting sucked in to a relegation scrap. The potential return of top scorer Michail Antonio (9 goals) should help for their home game against Swansea.

The Swans are also in hot water after squandering a late lead against Tottenham. They’ve lost their last four away league games in a row, and with top scorer Fernando Llorente (11 goals) still a doubt to return from the ankle injury that’s sidelined him for the last two games, they’re in real danger of dropping even deeper into the relegation zone.

Writer’s Prediction: West Ham (EVEN) break out of their slump with a 3-1 home win over Swansea.

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea (12:30 PM ET)

Chelsea quickly quelled any talk of trouble following their shock defeat to Crystal Palace as they took care of business against Manchester City. The Blues remain seven points clear at the top of the table, and look odds on for the title.

However, Bournemouth could provide a stern test for the champions-elect. The Cherries are now unbeaten in their last five matches (two wins, three draws) after holding Liverpool to a 2-2 draw. Victory for Chelsea is definitely not a guarantee.

Writer’s Prediction: Bournemouth make life difficult for Chelsea, and could possibly snatch a draw. Take the Cherries at +1 on the Asian Handicap.

Sunday, April 9

Sunderland vs. Manchester United (8:30 AM ET)

Back-to-back home draws have severely hampered United’s chances of breaking into the top four. The Red Devils have weirdly been more effective away from Old Trafford, where they’re 8-3-2. All three points should be a virtual certainty as they visit the Stadium of Light to face bottom club Sunderland.

The Black Cats look certain for the drop now that they’ve lost five of their last six league games – the latest coming in midweek against champions Leicester – and have scored just once in 10. United will finally have talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic (16) back from suspension, and should have no problem disposing of Sunderland.

Writer’s Prediction: Manchester United turn on the style and get a 3-0 away win. Take the total to go OVER 3.0 goals.

Everton vs. Leicester City (11:00 AM ET)

Something’s got to give when Leicester City faces off with Everton. The Foxes have now won five games out of five with Craig Shakespeare in charge, and are now back up to mid-table. Meanwhile, Everton has won their last six home games in a row, with five clean sheets.

However, the Toffees’ defensive six will remain patchwork with defenders Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori out injured, Ashley Williams suspended, and defensive midfielders James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin both doubtful. That could be the advantage Leicester needs to sneak in yet another win.

Writer’s Prediction: Everton and Leicester share the spoils with a 1-1 draw (+260).

Monday, April 10

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal (3:00 PM ET)

Crystal Palace’s recent winning run finally came to an end with a 3-1 defeat to Southampton. Prior to that loss, the Eagles had four in a row, including a shock win over leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

They now host Arsenal, who got a morale-boosting 3-0 win over West Ham in midweek. The Gunners are running out of games to get back into the top-4, and need to continue picking up three points. They have been inconsistent away from home this season, and have also lost three in a row outside the Emirates. But they have a habit of stringing results together late in the season, and this could be the start of another one of those runs.

Writer’s Prediction: Arsenal (-140) hand Palace back-to-back defeats as they get a 2-1 away win.

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