Matchweek 20: Premier League 2021/22 Match Predictions and Preview

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Premier League 2021/22 Matchweek 20 Match Predictions & Betting Tips - Newcastle and Manchester United have just played out a 1-1 draw to complete Matchweek 19, and within less than 24 hours we are already into Matchweek 20.

Last weekend seen a very entertaining round of matches with goals galore. Let's hope for more of the same this midweek round of fixtures.

A quick look at the latest Premier League betting, and we can see the odds on Manchester City winning the title have been cut again.

Before their 6-3 goal fest with win over Leicester, Pep's team was 3/10 (1.30), they are now 2/9 (1.22).

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool didn't play, and they have drifted out from 7/2 (4.50) to 9/2 (5.50).

As for Chelsea, they have seen their odds stay at 11/1 (12.0). 

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Premier League 2021/22 Matchweek 20 Match Predictions & Betting Tips 

Crystal Palace vs Norwich - 3pm Tuesday

The performances of Norwich in their last two matches at home to Aston Villa, and Arsenal, were those of a team already doomed.

Dean Smith's side is still only 3 points from safety but has played two matches more than fourth-bottom Burnley.

It's not so much the defeats for Norwich which must have fans resigning their selves to the championship, more so the manner of the defeats.

They were awful!!

Norwich needs a result here, and equally, could do with a decent performance. For self-belief, if nothing else.

As for Palace, they've stuttered a bit lately. They only just managed to put a team out against Spurs, and I wouldn't be surprised if this game gets postponed yet.

Taking Palace's home advantage into consideration, I have to go with a win for the Eagles.

  • Verdict - PALACE WIN

Southampton vs Spurs - 3pm Tuesday

I predicted a point for the Saints at West Ham on Sunday, and they got all three.

Unfortunately for Ralf Hassenhuttl and his team, they are up against an in-form Spurs side. 

The self-belief has slowly returned to Spurs under Antonio Conte, and they are now looking more like their old selves. 

Even Harry Kane is scoring goals again! 

The Saints' home form has been quite good this season, but I have to go with a win for Spurs, as they just look in such a good place at the moment. 

  • Verdict - SPURS WIN

BONUS TIP - Our Bonus Tip of Over 2.5 Goals easily came in on Sunday in the Norwich vs Arsenal match, and I'm going for the same bet in this match.

Both sides are scoring goals, and I think 19/20 looks a good bet in this match as well.

Watford vs West Ham - 3pm Tuesday

I've got Watford striker Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis in my Fantasy Premier League team, and it feels like an eternity since I last heard of him.

In fact, it was 10th December when Watford last played, and as a result, they must be rusty.

West Ham lost at home to Southampton on Sunday, and they have been struggling with injuries lately.

I'm slightly torn between the draw and a win for West Ham here. 

This fixture represents a great chance for David Moyes' side to get back to winning ways though, and I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt here. 

  • Verdict - WEST HAM WIN

Leicester vs Liverpool - 8pm Tuesday

Interesting fixture at the KP Stadium. 

I'm not sure why Jamie Vardy isn't playing, and I've recently suggested that something feels not quite right at the club.

That said, in James Maddison, they have an in-form player, and the Foxes did fight back well at the Eithad Stadium on Sunday.

But on current form, how can anybody seriously back this current Leicester team against Liverpool? 

They can't defend a set piece and are just too unpredictable. 

It could be the case that the performances of Maddison are papering over bigger cracks. 

In fairness, the Foxes have most of their defence missing, and maybe they will improve when they get more players back.

I have to go for a Liverpool win though!

  • Verdict - LIVERPOOL WIN

Chelsea vs Brighton - 7.30pm Wednesday

Just typical for Brighton that they finally get a win, and up next, they have to go to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

Brighton ended their 11 match run without a win by defeating Brentford at the Amex on Sunday night. 

The Bees didn't make it easy for Brighton, and it was a hard-fought win for Graham Potter's team.

Even more impressive on Boxing Day, was Chelsea's second-half performance at Aston Villa.

The Villans put Chelsea under plenty of pressure, but Tuchel's team stood up to the challenge and won a hard-fought battle 3-1.

The performance of the team after Romelu Lukaku came off the bench at half-time will give Blues' fans plenty of heart for the remainder of the season.

The Belgian striker looked unplayable at times, and he could be the catalyst to reinvigorate Chelsea's league title campaign.

  • Verdict - CHELSEA WIN

Brentford vs Man City - 8.15pm Wednesday

As just mentioned, the Bees gave a decent account of themselves at Brighton on Sunday.

How can you expect to see anything other than a convincing win for City here though? 

City's winning run will come to an end soon, I can't see it being here though! 

  • Verdict - MAN CITY WIN

Everton vs Newcastle - 7.30pm Thursday 

This is the sort of match Eddie Howe's Newcastle side will need to get something from.

Everton has been struggling with both form, and getting a team on the pitch. Even as I write this, I do so in the belief that this match could yet get called off.

The Toffees got a good point at Chelsea with a majorly patched-up team. But they won't get away with that very often.

Unless they have some players back, I suspect Newcastle may get something here.

Newcastle put in a decent performance against Manchester United on Monday night. And it has to be said, probably dropped 2 points against the Red Devils. 

I'm going to base my prediction on Everton having a decent amount of squad players to pick from though, and therefore, I'm going for a home win.

  • Verdict - EVERTON WIN

Man Utd vs Burnley - 8.15pm Thursday

Well, as just mentioned in the Everton vs Newcastle preview above, Man Utd was very lucky to leave St James' Park with a point.

Despite their - latest - poor performance, United remains unbeaten under Ralf Rangnick.

I do expect an improved showing from the Red Devils on Thursday. The United fans have eyes, and they know what they saw on Monday night.

I don't think they will be standing for that garbage and sulking at Old Trafford!! 

As for Burnley, they haven't played since 12th December. And after a break like that, I suspect rust will play a bigger role than any freshness the break might give them going into the game.

The 18 days break is probably too long, and this match feels like a fixture Burnely can use to build up their fitness and match sharpness for the battles that lie ahead.

I can only see a home win. 

  • Verdict - MAN UTD WIN

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