Last weekend’s Premier League predictions were mediocre at the very best, but this time around we are confident of a much-needed return to form.
There is another exciting round of top-flight fixtures to look forward to in the coming days, with Liverpool hosting Stoke City on Sunday afternoon.
Newcastle United will be desperate for a win when they visit Southampton – another defeat could make survival incredibly tough for Rafa Benitez’s side – while Norwich City’s trip to Crystal Palace is also vital in the relegation scrap.
This is just a taste of what is on offer this weekend, as the domestic season becomes more and more tense by the week.
Here are our five weekly predictions – how many do you expect to come to fruition?
Red Card at Upton Park
It is a London derby, which always adds guaranteed spice to the occasion, and it is likely that a red card will be shown at some point during the game.
Could it be a moment of madness from Gabriel? Or a handball on the line by James Collins? We shall find out in the coming days.
Either way, someone is receiving their marching orders.
Five 1-0 Victories On the Spin for Leicester
Leicester have made a mockery of these predictions in 2015/16.
Time and time again they have been tipped to slip up, but they have just churned out wins at an incredible rate all season long.
Defensively they are a superb unit, and the work rate of the midfield also plays a huge part in Leicester keeping so many clean sheets. The firepower of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy then does the business at the other end.
It has been a recipe for success throughout the campaign, and will continue in the same vein against Sunderland this weekend.
A Big Day for Norwich at Selhurst Park
Norwich‘s dramatic 2-1 win at home to Newcastle was a potentially season-defining moment, and the confidence gained from that victory will be huge.
Alex Neil’s men travel to south London to face Palace on Saturday, knowing a win would put them level on points with the Eagles.
Palace have capitulated after such a brilliant start to the campaign, and they are far from out of the relegation mire.
It will be one of those nervy games that pops up around this time of the season, and it will be the visitors who sneak a massive victory.
Honours Even at White Hart Lane
Spurs simply have to beat Man United on Sunday afternoon, if they are to keep their already diminishing title hopes alive.
They will come up against a United side whose results have been surprisingly good against the top teams this season, and they will once again get a result at White Hart Lane.
It is likely to be an attritional contest in north London, with both sides strong defensively and not always the most flamboyant.
Spurs are the better side, without question, but the added pressure, and United’s improved form, will see the two head home with a point apiece.
Calm Before the Storm at Anfield
Liverpool’s home clash with Stoke on Sunday has a certain end-of-season feel to it, with both sides not having a huge amount to play for in the league.
The fact that the match is sandwiched in between the Reds’ two Europa League games against Borussia Dortmund is likely to take an edge off proceedings as well.
It will struggle to get going as a contest, and there will almost be a feeling that Anfield is saving itself for Thursday’s second leg.
Either the Reds or the Potters may sneak a win – Klopp is likely to rest key men, which could weaken his side significantly – but a forgettable draw feels like the most likely outcome.