Category Archives: Matchday Previews

Previews for English Premier League matches. Includes Match of the Week and others.

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 38 EPL Match Picks

Week 38 Premier League PredictionsThe day is finally upon us. Week 38 of the 2014-15 Premier League season is here. It is always a somewhat sorrowful day for many and I would say that this year’s final weekend is even more so. The title has already been decided and the table has been almost entirely sorted out leaving us with very little to watch.

I am not excited for this Sunday’s set of matches at all. There are only two teams left with anything to play for and there is very little in the way of excitement for any of the other matches on the day. At this point there is so little to actually care about that it doesn’t even matter that NBC is broadcasting every match live.

Don’t get me wrong, I plan to watch matches on Sunday, after all, it is soccer and I do enjoy watching soccer. The problem is that the narrative for this season has been completely drained away. NBC may be billing the final matchday as “Championship Sunday,” but I have a difficult time seeing anything resembling a championship on this Sunday.

The very little bit of drama taking place on Sunday comes in the form of whether Hull or Newcastle will be the final team relegated. At the moment Hull City is the sitting in 18th place on 34 points while Newcastle are in 17th with 36.

What this means is that Hull has to win, which would be Steve Bruce’s win against former club Manchester United, while also relying on Newcastle to lose. A draw for Newcastle is enough to keep them safe as well as a Hull City draw or loss. This all leads to what has become a rather anti-climactic ending to the season.

Elsewhere there are players out there that will be looking to put in a good performance and possibly get a new contract or put themselves in the shop window for the upcoming transfer season. This means that teams like Burnley, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, West Brom, Leicester, and QPR could put on some good games to watch for us as fans.

Overall, I am expecting goals this weekend, more from some teams than others, but there should be goals scored and it should make for an entertaining weekend of soccer.

TimeHome   AwayFinal Score
Sunday, May 24
10:00ET/15:00GMTArsenal1v2West Bromwich Albion
10:00ET/15:00GMTAston Villa2v2Burnley
10:00ET/15:00GMTCrystal Palace1v1Swansea City
10:00ET/15:00GMTEverton2v2Tottenham Hotspur
10:00ET/15:00GMTHull City3v2Manchester United
10:00ET/15:00GMTLeicester City2v1Queens Park Rangers
10:00ET/15:00GMTMan City2v1Southampton
10:00ET/15:00GMTNewcastle United1v3West Ham United
10:00ET/15:00GMTStoke City1v0Liverpool


This is all very relevant for fantasy Premier League managers, especially those looking to climb the rankings on the last day of the season. There are many teams that will likely put out young players and rest their regulars. There are many players out there looking to make an impact and prove their worth with the transfer market coming up next month.

My predictions for the weekend can be used as a tool for FPL owners to set their teams, however, the last weekend for Premier League matches is always interesting and difficult to predict what will happen.

There are plenty of teams that have little to play for, as I have repeatedly stated, and this makes it very difficult to determine which teams and players will actually put in the work to have a good game.

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 37 EPL Match Picks

We are now left with two weekends of Premier League football remaining. The difficult thing with previewing these matches is trying to figure out which teams are going to go out there and play to the best of their abilities. Continue Reading

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 36 EPL Match Picks

With week 36 arriving, the season is really starting to wind down. Three matches remain meaning there is plenty to play for despite the limited number of games left. It certainly does look gloomy at the bottom of the table, but hopes still remain. Continue Reading

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 35 EPL Match Picks

At this point the Premier League title is basically done and dusted with Chelsea giving themselves a comfortable lead at the top of the table.
Chelsea are now at the point that they don’t even need to target wins, simply get points whether it be one or three. Facing Crystal Palace at home this weekend is a somewhat tricky match considering how Palace has been playing such dynamic attacking football lately. Continue Reading

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 34 EPL Match Picks

The week 34 Premier League matches include an extended set of games for Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester City, and Hull City to catch them up with the rest of the league. There are also a full set of eight matches being played on Saturday, making for a busy day of soccer watching. Continue Reading

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 32 EPL Match Picks

It is that time of the Premier League season now where teams are starting to get desperate for results. This makes for some great soccer to watch, but also makes every match that much more difficult to predict. Continue Reading

Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 31 EPL Match Picks

The Premier League is back after a week and a half hiatus. Week 31 kicks off this weekend and the past week left us with a reminder of what things will be like in a little less than two months from now. Continue Reading

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