West Ham United will host Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, April 9. The away side will be looking for revenge after losing their first match of the season against The Hammers, while the home team will be hoping to close in on a top four finish to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City will welcome West Bomwich Albion to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, April 9, in an English Premier League fixture. The Citizens, who currently lie fourth, will be hoping to earn maximum points as they look to secure a place in the top four. West Brom, however, will be hoping to get their first win against their hosts in seven matches.
Defending EPL champions Chelsea will host Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, April 9, in a quest to improve their log standings. The home side are undefeated in their last 15 matches, and will look to extend their unbeaten run against their rivals. The Swans will look to beat The Blues in pursuit of escaping the relegation zone.
Title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur will host Manchester United on Sunday, April 10. The home side will be looking to keep their title ambitions alive with a victory at White Hart Lane, while the Red Devils will be hoping to increase their chances of a top four finish.
Barcelona will be looking to bounce back after losing against fiercest rivals Real Madrid last weekend when they travel to the Anoeta Stadium to take on Real Sociedad on Saturday, April 9. The Catalan giants are currently six points clear at the summit of the La Liga table, and will be hoping to beat the 10th placed side to increase their points tally.
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West Ham v Arsenal (Premier League)
League positions: West Ham 6th & Arsenal 3rd
Useful facts: Arsenal have won five of their last six matches against the Hammers, but West Ham won the last match on the first day of the season. Form wise, the Hammers haven’t lost any of their last six and have won four of those, while Arsenal have won three and lost two in that timeframe. West Ham’s undefeated record at home currently stands at 13 games.
Abednigo Netshiozwi: Arsenal win.
Man City v West Brom (Premier League)
League positions: Man City 4th & West Brom 11th
Useful facts: The Citizens have won all of their previous six games against West Brom, scoring 16 times in the process. West Brom have also failed to win nine of their last 10 Premier League matches away from home. However, West Brom are in better form, with three wins in their last six, as opposed to City’s two.
Abednigo Netshiozwi: Draw.
Swansea v Chelsea (Premier League)
League positions: Swansea 15th & Chelsea 10th
Useful facts: Chelsea are currently undefeated in 15 Premier League games, winning four of their last six, while the Welsh club has won three of the last six. In recent encounters, Chelsea have won five of their last six against Swansea, with the other game ending in a draw.
Abednigo Netshiozwi: Chelsea.
Tottenham v Man Utd (Premier League)
League positions: Tottenham 2nd & Man Utd 5th
Useful facts: Typically a closely contested encounter, this game has ended in a draw in three of the last six meetings, with United taking two wins and Tottenham managing only one. Spurs’ form has not been great lately, with only three wins from their last six. United have four wins in the same timeframe.
Abednigo Netshiozwi: Draw.
Real Sociedad v Barcelona (La Liga)
League positions: Barcelona 1st & Real Sociedad 10th
Useful facts: Barcelona have only won three of their last six against the Basques, but boast better form, despite their loss to Real Madrid last weekend. Four wins from their last six may indicate a slight drop in form, but Sociedad only boast one win in that timeframe.
Abednigo Netshiozwi: Barcelona