On Saturday, May 13, Stoke City will take on Arsenal at Britannia stadium in an EPL encounter. The Gunners are currently fifth on the log standings and with just three points separating them from a top four finish, they will be out to collect maximum points in this away match.
Polokwane City host Kaizer Chiefs in an ABSA Premiership league fixture on Saturday, May 13. Amakhosi are out of the running for the league title, on the other hand, Polokwane seek to secure their spot in the top eight.
West Ham host EPL log leaders Chelsea at the Hawthorns on Friday evening. The Blues will be seeking to stretch their lead on the log standings as they face off against a West Brom-side that have 45 points from 35 encounters.
Stoke v Arsenal (Premier League)
League rankings: Stoke 13th & Arsenal 6th
Useful facts: It is still mathematically possible for the Gunners to break into the top four this season, but just three wins from their last six against the Potters makes this a difficult fixture to gain maximum points from, especially considering that they’ve won none at the Bet 365 Stadium in their last six trips there. They have also lost five of their last six on the road in the Premier League.
Matthew Booth: Stoke
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs (Absa Premiership)
League rankings: Polokwane 6th & Chiefs 4th
Useful facts: Rise and Shine were devastated in their last game against Chiefs, where they lost in the dying moments. So heavy was the blow on their morale that they went nine games without a win in the league after that. For Chiefs, the effect was the opposite, with Amakhosi suffering just one league loss since then. Furthermore, Chiefs have won five of their last nine league games against Polokwane in the league and will have an even greater psychological advantage as a result.
Matthew Booth: Draw
West Brom v Chelsea (Premier League)
League rankings: West Brom 8th & Chelsea 1st
Useful facts: Chelsea will be determined to consolidate their lead at the top of the table and have won 23 of their last 28 Premier League matches, while West Brom failed to score in any of their last three. However, with the Baggies winning three of their last six at home against Chelsea, we may be in for an upset.
Matthew Booth: Chelsea