We’re really getting to the business end of the Premier League with only a few fixtures left in the 2016/17 season. Realistically, Spurs are the only team who could catch Chelsea but we’re not here to talk hypotheticals, we’re here to predict the results in round 35 of Fantasy Football.
Marcel: West Ham 0 – 2 Tottenham
West Ham have continued to slide since Payet-gate. Sitting 15th and dangerously close to the relegation zone. The Hammers will not be relishing the visit from Spurs. Spurs comfortably outplayed fellow North-Londoners Arsenal last time out and should run out comfortable winners in this fixture.
Dirk: West Ham 1 – 2 Spurs
Spurs will be buoyed by their wonderful result against Arsenal which for the first time means they’ll be finishing above their London rivals. Another London team awaits in West Ham, should be easy pickings for a side keeping the pressure on the leaders.
Marcel: Man City 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Initially I thought City would run away with this fixture, dominating possession and literally camping in the Palace half. While I expect City to set up shop in the Palace half, memories of their inability to put away Boro in a previous round should haunt Pep and his overpaid actors. Jesus is the shining light in this team though, and if he starts, City should romp home.
Dirk: Man City 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
Strange away result against Boro, but at home against an inconsistent Palace side it should be an easy 3 points for the Citizens as they look to cement their top 4 finish for the year.
Marcel: Bournemouth 1 – 0 Stoke
Bournemouth climbed above Stoke after the last round of matches and their home form is quite good. They will hope to keep pushing away from the danger zone but are already safe. Stoke will be feeling the other strugglers breathing down their neck. Stoke are easily in the top two under-performers this season.
Dirk: Bournemouth 2 – 2 Stoke
Both teams not with much to play for, both look comfortably mid table for the season I can see it being an entertaining draw as both managers let their sides go for it.
Marcel: Burnley 1 – 0 WBA
WBA have been poor since they hit the 40 points mark and safety. They have picked up 4 points in their last 8 matches, a win against Arsenal and a draw with United. Burnley have more desire and more urgency to get to the safety of 40 points and should also roll over Tony Pulis’ team at home.
Dirk: Burnley 2 – 1 West Brom
Burnley are good at home and West Brom look stuck on 44 points. West Brom the better side in ernest but they won’t have the motivation Burnley will at home. Burnley to pip them to the 3 points here.
Marcel: Hull City 3 – 0 Sunderland
Sunderland are already relegated and have nothing to play for. Hull can still slip below the line if they slip up but they have played some attractive and effective football in recent weeks. I expect them to crush Moyes’ no-hopers with ease.
Dirk: Hull 2 – 0 Sunderland
Sunderland are relegated, Hull are just above Swansea. Hull to get a massive 3 points here and strengthen their bid for survival.
Marcel: Leicester City 1 – 0 Watford
Two teams who like to play on the counter. Watford deserved more last time out and Leicester are discovering how to play again. Should be a classic cup match atmosphere with lots of pace and running football on display. Leicester edge it for me.
Dirk: Leicester 1 – 1 Watford
I never feel comfortable with my Watford picks because they are so inconsistent. I think they can come away with a point away at the Foxes.
Marcel: Swansea 1 – 2 Everton
It’s a must win game for the team from Wales. Everton stumbled against Chelsea and were completely outplayed. Can they rediscover their attacking quality and squash Swansea’s hope of survival? I believe so.
Dirk: Swansea 1 – 2 Everton
Very hard one to pick because Everton were so disappointing against Chelsea. Swansea need the points but I think there will be a reaction from Everton here.
Marcel: Liverpool 0 – 0 Southampton
It’s Liverpool A vs Liverpool B at Anfield. A fixture not worth watching or talking about.
Dirk: Liverpool 2 – 2 Southampton
Liverpool against the feeder side? Should be interesting! I can see it as a draw even though the Saints haven’t been at their best, I think they’ll raise their game for this one.
Marcel: Arsenal 0 – 1 Manchester United
This could be the highlight of the weekend or a complete disappointment. It will largely depend on what Jose has in mind with the crucial UEFA second leg semi-final coming up next week. He has been talking a lot and it’s hard to discern if he would seriously play a weakened team to focus on potentially winning a European trophy. Arsenal are struggling. Full team vs full team, United edge it.
Dirk: Arsenal 1 – 1 Man United
It has to be a draw hey? That’s what United do against the bigger sides! Frustrating result for both sets of supporters but I can’t see United winning it and Arsenal haven’t look as motivated as they should be.
Marcel: Chelsea 2 – 0 Boro
Another step closer to lifting the trophy in my opinion. Boro had a good game in the previous round but Chelsea are hot property at the moment. Chelsea just have too much quality for a team who have struggled to score goals all season.
Dirk: Chelsea 2 – 1 Boro
Chelsea look good for the title and even though Boro have it all to fight for I can’t see them out scoring Chelsea – especially away!
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