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Prime pundits predictions for Premier League Gameweek 31


Because the Premier League attracts to a detailed, every fixture grows in significance.

We have now one other spherical of motion within the English high flight midweek as all 20 sides take to the sphere throughout Gameweek 31, with some vastly vital clashes happening at each ends of the desk.

The title race may take one more twist with Liverpool now main the pack, whereas the three newly-promoted sides are dealing with a return to the English second division if they cannot discover some type.

With one other big few days of motion, listed here are some high pundit predictions for Gameweek 31 within the Premier League.

Tuesday 2 April

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Tottenham are looking a high 4 spot / Chloe Knott – Danehouse/GettyImages

With Premier League matches unfold throughout three days, 5 video games happen on Tuesday. A type of is a giant London derby between West Ham United and Tottenham, with pundits foreseeing objectives in a recreation that’s essential to Spurs’ high 4 hopes.

Jamie Carragher has predicted a slim 2-1 win for the Lilywhites, whereas Paul Merson has instructed that the Irons will triumph by the identical scoreline – as they did within the reverse fixture in December. Neutrals will probably be hoping that Chris Sutton‘s prediction of a 3-2 win for Spurs will come good in Tuesday’s most appetising conflict.

Newcastle United additionally host Everton in what is an important conflict for the Toffees as they goal to keep away from relegation, with Sutton backing Sean Dyche’s facet to safe a 2-1 win at St James’ Park. Nevertheless, each Carragher and Merson assume the Magpies will come out on high, though they again Everton to get on the scoresheet on Tyneside.

Merson is fancying a goal-fest between Nottingham Forest and Fulham with a daring 2-2 prediction for the match on the Metropolis Floor. Regardless of the previous being determined for a win of their relegation struggle, each Carragher and Sutton have backed the 1-1 draw.

Merson and Sutton are in settlement that Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace will end 2-1 to the hosts, whereas the previous Arsenal midfielder thinks that Burnley will handle what could be an enormous 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wednesday 3 April

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Arsenal face Luton, whom they beat 4-3 at Kenilworth Street / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Whereas there are solely three matches on Wednesday, there could possibly be some essential outcomes within the title struggle. Arsenal play host to Luton City, who they beat 4-3 in a thriller again in December, however not many pundits are giving Rob Edwards’ facet an opportunity on the Emirates Stadium.

Each Carragher and Sutton have gone for 3-0 victories for the Gunners towards the injury-hit Hatters, whereas Merson thinks his previous facet will put 4 unanswered objectives previous the group at the moment positioned 18th within the desk.

Manchester Metropolis are additionally in motion on Wednesday once they host Aston Villa, and all three pundits are backing the reigning champions to get again to successful methods. Carraghers has plumped for a 2-0 scoreline, whereas Merson additionally thinks that Pep Guardiola’s facet will preserve a clear sheet in a 1-0 win. Sutton believes the match will end 2-1 to the hosts, even supposing Villa received the reverse fixture.

Brentford additionally face Brighton within the least glamorous of Wednesday’s matches, with each Sutton and Merson supporting a 2-1 win for the hosts. Nevertheless, Carragher has backed the guests to get one thing from west London, albeit only a 1-1 draw.

Thursday 4 April

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Chelsea face Man Utd on Thursday / Crystal Pix/MB Media/GettyImages

Liverpool are concerned within the barely earlier night kick-off on Thursday and the pundits all agree that they are going to ease to victory towards backside of the desk Sheffield United. Merson has gone for a 3-0 win for the Reds, whereas Sutton is anticipating a 5-0 thrashing of the Blades.

Chelsea welcome fellow underperformers Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Thursday as nicely, with each side determined for a bit of aid following disappointing weekend attracts. The inconsistencies of the 2 groups make predicting the result extremely robust, however Sutton and Merson have each settled on a 2-1 win for Chelsea.