Matchweek 36: Premier League 2021/22 Match Predictions and Preview

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Premier League Matchweek 36 Predictions; After a week of crazy action in Europe, it's back to the serenity of the Premier League. 

It feels like weeks ago that Manchester United beat Brentford 3-0 at Old Trafford, in what was the final home match of a season to forget for the Red Devils. 

At the top of the Premier League table, both Manchester City and Liverpool won, maintaining the 1 point gap that's been separating them for some weeks now.

  • Man City 4/9
  • Liverpool 7/4

While in the battle for 4th place, both Arsenal and Spurs also won. The Gunners are now only 3 points behind Chelsea, and 2 ahead of Spurs.

  • Chelsea 1/200
  • Arsenal 2/5
  • Spurs 17/10

It was Chelsea's defeat at the hands of Everton that really set the cat amongst the pigeons. 

  • Leeds United 13/10
  • Everton 6/4
  • Burnley 12/5
  • Southampton 75/1
  • Brentford 75/1
  • Aston Villa 275/1

Along with Burnley coming from behind to beat Watford, Everton's win blew the relegation battle wide open, and it's now Leeds United who find themselves as the bookmakers betting favourites to be relegated. 

Premier League Matchweek 36 Predictions

There's plenty of midweek action to come after the weekend's fixtures, but for now I'll concentrate on Saturday and Sunday's matches, and look at the midweek matches closer to the time.

Brentford vs Southampton - Saturday 3pm

Both these teams sit on 40 points, 8 ahead of Everton, but having played two matches more than Frank Lampard's team.

I don't see either Brentford or the Saints going down, but if either side loses this and the teams below them win, they will be getting nervous. 

A draw suits both teams here, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that happen.

  • Verdict - DRAW 

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Burnley vs Aston Villa - Saturday 3pm

The Clarets have picked up 10 points from their last four matches, including winning their last three. 

Last Saturday's comeback at Watford could be the defining 10 minutes of their season. 

To turn what looked like a certain defeat into a win in that fashion will do wonders for the players' confidence, and I can't see them going down. 

As for Aston Villa, they got themselves a much needed 3 points against Norwich last Saturday. 

Like Brentford and Saints, Villa have 40 points. Probably safe, but not definitely!

Winning four in a row in the Premier League is difficult. I'd be surprised if Burnley manage it, and with this being a no-lose game for Villa, I'm going for a draw.

  • Verdict - DRAW 

Chelsea vs Wolves - Saturday 3pm

After being up and down and very unpredictable of late, surely Chelsea must win this?

Wolves have been even worse in recent weeks, losing four of their last five, and I even swore I heard boos coming from the Molineux faithful last weekend after one of the Brighton goals.

  • Verdict – CHELSEA WIN 

Crystal Palace vs Watford - Saturday 3pm

Roy Hodgson announced this week that this season will be his last in football. 

I really hope he gets a well deserved reception from both sets of fans on Saturday when he takes his Watford side to his old club Crystal Palace. 

Onto matters football, and I think Hodgson's Watford side are now resigned to relegation. They now look like they've accepted their fate, and I don't see them getting anything at Selhurst Park 

  • Verdict - CRYSTAL PALACE 

Brighton vs Man Utd - Saturday 5.30pm

Next up are two of the Premier League’s harder teams to predict.

Brighton have bounced back to form recently and now look set to finish in the top half of the table. 

As for Man Utd, well they did finish their final game of the season at Old Trafford with a victory last Monday, and for once, it was an emphatic win.

The finish line is in sight for United now, and they are nearly out of their misery.

For some reason I feel the shackles are off a bit now, and I can see them finishing the season with a flourish. Don’t ask me why I think that though!

  • Verdict – MAN UTD WIN

Liverpool v Spurs - Saturday 7.45pm

This is a tricky one for Liverpool. If the Spurs side that beat City at the Etihad in February turns up, it could be an interesting night.

It was the performance of Spurs that night that helped get Liverpool back in the title race.

On the flip side, if the Spurs that turned up at Turf Moor a few weeks back is what we get, it will be a walk in the park for Klopp's Reds.

I can see a slip from Liverpool somewhere soon, but I still have to go with them to win.

  • Verdict - LIVERPOOL WIN 

Arsenal v Leeds - Sunday 2pm

Leeds are really in trouble now. Especially after last weekend's thrashing at the hands of Man City.

Their nerves must also be shot after last weekend's wins for Burnley and Everton, and I just feel Leeds will struggle here. 

They're favourites in the Premier League betting to go down with Watford and Norwich, and after this match they face Chelsea. 

Arsenal need to win, and I think they will. 

  • Verdict - ARSENAL WIN 

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Leicester v Everton - Sunday 2pm

The Foxes will no doubt be down after Thursday's 1-0 loss to Roma.

I'm sure they won't want to let their season fizzle out now, and although they have nothing to play for, I still expect them to put in a performance in front of their home fans.

With Everton needing a win and showing plenty of fight over the past few weeks, I can see why some will fancy them to win here.

I'm not so sure though. Everton are where they are for a reason.

I'm going for a draw.

  • Verdict - DRAW 

Norwich v West Ham - Sunday  2pm

The pressure is off Norwich now and they can now play with some freedom.

I'm not sure this will result in wins, but I do think Dean Smith's side will finish above Watford, so they will need to get some points from somewhere. 

West Ham are bound to be down after Thursday night's loss, and they will also be leggy after having to play for more than an hour with 10 men.

Despite all that, I'm still taking the Hammers to bounce back with a win! I think they will be too strong for the Canaries. 

  • Verdict - WEST HAM WIN 

Man City v Newcastle - Sunday 4.30pm

I'm going all in on Man City players for my Fantasy team this week. But after Wednesday night's capitulation I must admit to being a touch nervous. 

A home match against Newcastle could be just the tonic though. Eddie Howe's team should be tough to beat, but I can see City doing it and getting back on track.

There's too much at stake, and this is now City's last chance of silverware.

  • Verdict - MAN CITY WIN

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