Premier League Matchday 22 Preview – Prediction + Tips 2019/20

It’s matchweek 22 of the EPL, the busy New Year schedule is over and we are back to regular match-ups. Liverpool are still standing pretty at the top and it looks like no one can challenge them.

With the title race seemingly over, it is at the other end of the table where things are hotting up. There are still some big names in and around the relegation zone and they’ll be desperate to pick up some points soon. 

Match of the Day

Many games this week will have a significant impact come the end of the season. This game will truly show if Liverpool have the bottle to see it out until the end of the season. 

Tottenham v Liverpool
Tottenham Form Guide DWDWD
Liverpool Form Guide DLWLW
  • Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Saturday 11 January 17:30
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 7/2 D: 3/1 A: 7/10

About the Game:

Tottenham didn’t exactly have the best festive period and are still outside the Champions League places in sixth. They are six points behind Chelsea and really can’t afford many more slip ups if they want to qualify for next seasons tournament. 

Spurs were dealt an injury blow with Harry Kane ruled out until April with a severe hamstring injury. Furthermore, Moussa Sissoko has been put under the knife and has had an operation for knee ligament damage. Even so, Son Heung-min will return and he should provide a welcome boost for the Spurs attack. 

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Liverpool continue their relentless march towards their first ever PL title, and are sitting handsomely at the top of the table. Playing Spurs comes at an opportune time, as they have only lost once in their previous 14 PL games against them. 

What’s more Jurgen Klopp loves playing against Mourinho, as he has only lost twice against him in 10 games. There’s no new injury news for the Scousers, and both Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have returned to training meaning they could feature at some point over the weekend. 

Prediction: Liverpool to win – It’s the kind of game that could be a banana skin, but they should come away with three points.  

Rest of the Premier League Games

Here’s our previews and betting tips for all the rest of the weekend’s action.

Sheffield United v West Ham
Sheffield United Form Guide LLDWL
West Ham Form Guide WWLDD
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Friday 10 Janaury 20:00
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 19/10 D: 12/5 A: 3/1

About the Game:

Surprise package Sheffield United will be looking to get back to winning ways in the PL as they have now gone three games without victory. There are no new injury concerns for the Blades, and Chris Wilder says they are all good to go. They will also be boosted by new signing Jack Rodwell, who made his debut in the FA Cup last weekend. 

West Ham, now under the guise of David Moyes, have a few injury concerns with Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere, Antonio, and Yarmolenko all out. The Hammers are now two points above the drop zone, and will be looking to build on their 4-0 win in their previous outing. 

Prediction: Sheffield Utd to win – The Blades but a dent in West Ham’s revival with an easy win. 

Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Crystal Palace Form Guide LLWDL
Arsenal Form Guide DLLDW
  • Venue: Selhurst Park
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 3/1 D: 14/5 A: 5/6

About the Game:

Burnley are on a losing streak of three games. They aren’t playing particularly well as of late, and really need a win in this one. They will be hoping that Ashley Barnes and Ashley Westwood will be available in this one, although Charlie Taylor is a doubt so he may not be available. 

Arsenal’s away record this season hasn’t been spectacular. Mikel Arteta will be looking to improve on a 2-5-3 stat line, but this will be a difficult test. The Gunners will be without Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney who are both injured. They’ll be looking to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fire them to victory, who loves a London Derby. 

Prediction: Draw – It’ll be a tough test for both teams, and the reality is there is not much separating them at the moment. 

Chelsea v Burnley
Chelsea Form Guide LDWWD
Burnley Form Guide LLLDD
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: Kevin Friend
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 3/10 D: 9/2 A: 9/1

About the Game:

Chelsea haven’t been in the best of form in the league lately, and need three points to secure their fourth place position. Luckily for them, other teams have not been able to capitalise, yet they cannot rely on that forever. They’ll have a most of their players to choose from with no new injury concerns coming into this one. 

Burnley are in danger of slipping into a relegation dogfight, as once they have lost three in a row. It looks as though top-scorer Ashley Barnes will be missing, and that is little comfort to a team that has lost seven, drawn three and won once against their adversary’s in previous PL meetings. 

Prediction: Chelsea to win – The Blues should take home three points, although surprises do happen.  

Everton v Brighton
Everton Form Guide DWDDL
Brighton Form Guide LDLDW
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: David Coote
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 5/6 D: 11/4 A:16/5

About the Game:

Everton lost their first PL match under Carlo Ancelotti, but it did come at the hands of Man City. Even so, they still would like a few more wins to oull further away from the relegation zone. This is the kind of game that they really should win if the want to finish in the top half come the end of the season. 

Brighton only have one win in six PL games and are also in the relegation dog fight. They have injuries to key players, Dan Burn, Jose Izquierdo, and Aaron Mooy. Some positive news is that Solly March could feature. Historically, this has been a tough match up for the Seagulls, as in seven matches away at Everton, they have never won, losing five in the process. 

Prediction: Everton to win – The Toffees show what they are made of with an impressive victory here. 

Leicester v Southampton
Leicester City Form Guide WLWWD
Southampton Form Guide WDWLD
  • Venue: King Power Stadium
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: Lee Mason
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 8/13 D: 3/1 A: 17/4

About the Game:

The last time these two played, Leicester scored an incredible nine goals. It will be hard to repeat that feat, yet the Foxes have rebounded well after two defeats by City and Liverpool over the Christmas period. Leicester have a great home record with seven wins, two draws, and two defeats. 

With three wins in their last five PL games Southampton have shot up the table. At one point the Saints looked as though they were certainties for relegation, yet under the form of Danny Ings they have really improved in recent weeks. With no new injury concerns, they will be able to field their strongest lineup in this one. 

Prediction: Leicester to win – It won’t be easy, but they should come away with three points here.   

Manchester United v Norwich City
Manchester United Form Guide LLLLL
Norwich City Form Guide DWDWW
  • Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 7/20 D: 4/1 A: 15/2

About the Game:

Man United, are as ever in indifferent form. Even so, there has been one bright spot this season and that has been Marcus Rashford, who has contributed to 16 goals so far this season. United fans were devastated to learn Ashley Young turned down a contract extension and will be leaving them at the end of the season, so hopefully this won’t affect the squad too much. 

Norwich are bottom of the league and haven’t won in eight PL games. They are going down unless they see a dramatic change of fortunes. This is a game they should lose, yet they face an unpredictable opponent. The Canaries will be happy with anything gained in this match, yet we are not very optimistic. 

Prediction: Man Utd to win – This is a game they should win, but let’s face it, it wouldn’t be surprising if they didn’t. 

Wolves v Newcastle United
Wolves Form Guide WDLDD
Newcastle Form Guide WWWLW
  • Venue: Molineux Stadium
  • Saturday 11 January 15:00
  • Referee: Peter Bankes
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 9/20 D: 16/5 A: 13/2

About the Game:

Wolves come into this game on the back of successive PL defeats. They are still well positioned but it was definitely a dent to their Champions Leagues hopes. Even so, they are still only six points off fourth spot, so they still have a decent shot if they can go on a good run of form. 

Newcastle love playing against Wolves, and are unbeaten in their last five away games against them. Even so they have a few injury concerns with Fabian Schar, Javier Manquillo, Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Jamaal Lascelles all ruled out with injury. They also have many players who are doubtful, so it could be a youthful lineup that shows up on Saturday. 

Prediction: Wolves to win – They can back to form with a victory in this one. We predict a late winner here. 

Bournemouth v Watford
Bournemouth Form Guide LDDDW
Watford Form Guide WWLWD
  • Venue: Vitality Stadium
  • Sunday 12 January 16:00
  • Referee: Mike Dean
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 8/5 D: 23/10 A: 7/4

About the Game:

In terms of a relegation battle this is the biggest game of the weekend. Both teams sit in the bottom three, yet they have fared very differently in recent weeks. Bournemouth have been in dreadful form and have lost three of their last four PL matches. There’s no new news on the injury front, but they have recalled Sam Surridge from his loan, so he could feature from the bench. 

JWatford have gone from being cast adrift at the bottom to truly having a chance of staying up. That is in no short thanks to three wins and a draw in the past four games. They’ll see this match as another opportunity get three points and potentially move out of the drop zone for the first time this season. 

Prediction: Watford to win – One team is in form, and it is the Hornets, who will pick up three points on Sunday. 

Aston Villa v Manchester City
Aston Villa Form Guide DDWLL
Manchester City Form Guide LWDLL
  • Venue: Villa Park
  • Sunday 12 January 18:30
  • Referee: Jon Moss
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 12/1 D: 7/1 A: 1/6

About the Game:

Aston Villa are just one point above the drop zone, even so they have one two of their past three games. They’ll be hoping for some Jack Grealish magic in this one, as they have only won three of their 49 PL games against City, and have lost an amazing 11 in a row against them. Miracles do happen, right?

Manchester City just need to keep on winning to have any chance of winning the title. Although it seems a long shot, all they can do is keep up the pressure. On the injury front, Leroy Sane should be back in a few weeks after his long-term absence, yet we’d expect some squad rotation in this one after the busy festive period. 

Prediction: Man City to win – There should be no other outcome in this one. 

Combi bet of the day: Our Pick*

Game Event Odds Cumulative Odds
Chelsea v Burnley Chelsea to win 3/10 1.30
Everton v Brighton Everton to win 5/6 2.38
Leicester v Southampton Leicester to win  8/13 3.85
Man Utd v Norwich Man United to win 7/20 5.19
Wolves v Newcastle Wolves to win 9/20 7.53

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* All our selections are provided for entertainment only and should only be used for informational purposes. Whilst we use our experience and knowledge to help inform you to make a considered bet, we are not responsible for any losses that may arise from actual results being different than predicted.

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