Matchweek 16 Premier League Match Predictions and Preview

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Premier League Matchweek 16 Match Predictions 2021/22

Manchester City now tops the league table after beating Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road last week.

City overtook Chelsea at the top, after Tuchel's Blues suffered a 3-2 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium.

The win hasn't seen much change in the betting to win the Premier League from Man City's perspective. 

Pep's team was 4/6 (1.66) before start of play last weekend, they are now 31/50 (1.62).

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The big change in the betting is directly beneath City, with Liverpool swapping places with Chelsea. 

Prior to their defeat at West Ham, Chelsea were 11/4 (3.75) second favourites. They are now 5/1 (6.0) third favourites.

The Reds - who won 1-0 at Wolves - saw their odds cut from 7/2 (3.50) to 11/4 (3.75). They are now second favourites. 

It really is a huge shame that Liverpool will lose Mo Salah for such a long time. If the Egyptian was available to Klopp's team all season, it could have been a really exciting title race.

2021/22 Premier League Predictions Matchweek 16

Right, it's time for some predictions….. apologies for missing last night’s match between Brentford and Watford.

And we are also a game short, with Brighton’s fixture against Spurs called off, following a string of positive Covid-19 tests in the Tottenham ranks.

Man City v Wolves - 12.30pm Sat

Right then, City took over as Premier League leaders last weekend, and when that happened last season, they never looked back.

I'm not counting last Tuesday's Champions League defeat against them, they were already through and were just going through the motions at Leipzig.

Wolves have struggled of late, and with just 1 goal in their last five matches, their season seems to have stalled again.

I can only see another defeat here for them.

  • Verdict - MAN CITY WIN

Arsenal v Southampton - 3pm Sat

The Gunners are at it again, this time losing at Everton. Just when you think they are finally moving in the right direction, they go and do that.

Southampton is one of the most unpredictable sides in the league. One week they are hopeless, the next they are good.

Last weekend they should really have beaten Brighton, but had to settle for a point in the end.

Those are the results that are going to hurt Hasenhuttl's men in the long run, and I can only see them losing again on Saturday!

  • Verdict - ARSENAL WIN

Chelsea v Leeds - 3pm Sat

Ever since pundits started crowing about what a great job Thomas Tuchel has done in the past 12 months, Chelsea has been a bit up and down.

Last week they threw away the lead against West Ham, not once, but twice, and managed to lose the match. And in doing so, went from 1st to 3rd.

This is a great match to get back to winning ways in though. 

A nice little runout against misfiring Leeds is just what the doctor ordered, and I can only see a comfortable 3 points for the Blues.

  • Verdict - CHELSEA WIN

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Liverpool v Aston Villa - 3pm Sat 

This looks like another comfortable home win.

Yes, Villa has been given that much-needed new manager bounce from the arrival of Steven Gerrard, but I can't see that being enough to get a result at Anfield.

Gerrard will no doubt steal the headlines on his Anfield return, but I can only see him recording another defeat.

  • Verdict - LIVERPOOL WIN

Norwich v Man Utd - 5.30pm Sat

Saturday's final match sees Dean Smith's Norwich taking on Ralf Rangnick's Man Utd. 

Norwich lost their first match under Smith last week in the 3-0 defeat away to Tottenham.

Even though we haven't yet seen much of Rangnick's style, I still think his team will have more than enough to inflict back-to-back defeats on Smith and Norwich.

  • Verdict - MAN UTD WIN

Burnley v West Ham - 2pm Sun

Sean Dyche's Burnley at home to West Ham is the first of three - what I can only say are - uninspiring matches on Sunday.

Burnley suffered a very disappointing loss at Newcastle last Saturday, while West Ham beat Chelsea.

All three results are a possibility here, so I'm sitting on the fence and going for the draw.

  • Verdict - DRAW

Leicester v Newcastle - 2pm Sun

Eddie Howe's Newcastle finally got their first win of the season last Saturday, and they must have a chance of making it two from two away at Brendon Rodgers' unpredictable Leicester City.

The Foxes are a funny side. Last weekend they managed to lose to Aston Villa, having picked up 4 points from their previous two matches.

I do think they will have too much for Newcastle, and the win version of the inconsistent Foxes will be the ones on show this weekend.

  • Verdict - LEICESTER WIN

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Crystal Palalce v Everton - 4.30pm Sun

One of the abbreviations on the Premier League website for this match is CRY, and that's how I felt when I saw this game was live on TV.  

In all fairness, it's a chance to have a good look at Crystal Palace under Patrick Viera. 

Will they be able to see off an Everton side that finally managed a win last Monday? I don't know. 

I'm going for a draw at Selhurst Park.

  • Verdict - DRAW

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