EPL Match week – 19 Prediction and Tips

EPL Match week – 19

Defending Champions Manchester City travel to Molineux Stadium to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, While Arteta takes charge of Arsenal for the first time to face Bournemouth.

Liverpool returns to action on Boxing Day at Leicester City after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool is yet to taste defeat in the 2019-20 season. Everton’s new manager Ancelotti makes his return to face Burnley at home, Manchester United host Newcastle United and Spurs face Brighton.

Let’s have a look at the Christmas Boxing Day match week-19 schedule and their predicted lineups

Tottenham vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 06:00 PM IST

Spurs host Brighton on Boxing Day and both sides will be looking to win after respective defeat over the weekend. Mourinho took charge but they failed to perform with a big team, losing to Bayern, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Brighton defeat Spurs in the reverse fixture beating them 3-0 but spurs have improved under Mourinho.

Predicted Line-Ups

Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sissoko, Dier, Rose, Moura, Alli, and Kane

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Mooy, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Maupay, and Connolly

Prediction: Tottenham vs Brighton 2-1 Hove Albion

AFC Bournemouth vs. Arsenal – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Mikel Arteta will take charge of Arsenal for the First time on Boxing Day as they visit a struggling Bournemouth side at Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth has lost six of their last seven games and conceding six goals in the process. Arsenal has won seven of their nine clashes with Bournemouth.

Predicted lineups

AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Mepham, Simpson; Stacey, Francis, Gosling, Lerma, L. Cook, Fraser, King, and C. Wilson

Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Saka, Torreira, David Luiz, Xhaka, Nelson, Willock, Martinelli, and Aubameyang

Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

Sheffield United vs Watford – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Sheffield United midfielder Flech is back after he was suspended at the weekend will host Watford at Bramall Lane Stadium. Watford will be without Doucoure after he received a booking.

Watford is unbeaten in the last four meetings. Sheffield has lost just one game out of five in-home league game against Watford.

Predicted lineups

Sheffield United: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, McGoldrick, and McBurnie

Watford: Foster; Mariappa, Cathcart, Kabasele, Kiko Femenia, Hughes, Capoue, Chalobah, Sarr, Deeney, and Deulofeu

Prediction: Sheffield United 2-0 Watford

Chelsea vs. Southampton – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Chelsea got back to back winning ways in style at the weekend beating Spurs 0-2 on their own soil as they will host Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Ings scored twice in the 3-1 win at Aston Villa and has 11 goals in this season became the second-highest scorer in the league. Both team scoring is a good option to bet.

Predicted lineups

Chelsea: Kepa, Tomori, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso Mount, Abraham, and Willian

Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Ings, and Long

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

Aston Villa vs. Norwich City – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Villa has lost its last five matches in a row will welcome Norwich City at Villa Park Stadium. Norwich has lost nine matches from their last 13 league games.

Out of 52 meetings, Villa has 23 wins, 13 draws and 16 losses against Norwich City. Norwich team Pukki and co. need a magician to steal the points from them.

Predicted lineups

Aston Villa: Heaton, Guilbert, Targett; Nakamba, Hause, Engels, Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Wesley, and Grealish

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byrom, Buendia, Tettey, Trybull, McLean, Cantwell, and Pukki

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Norwich City

Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Crystal Palace four-game unbeaten runs come to an end on Saturday as they lost 1-0 away to Newcastle, will now host West Ham United at Selhurst Park Stadium.

Out of 32 meetings, West Ham has 13 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses against Crystal Palace.

Predicted lineups

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Van Aanholt, Ayew, McArthur, Zaha, and Benteke

West Ham United: Martin, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Fredericks, Balbuena, Noble, Rice, Pablo Fornals, Antonio, and Haller

Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-0 West Ham

Everton vs. Burnley FC – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

New mentor Carlo Ancelotti, one of the most successful managers in the world football take charge of the Everton team will host Burnley at Goodison Park.   

Burnley have conceded 1.78 goals per game and scored 1.1 goals per game. Both teams showed an issue in defensive this season.

Out of 85 meetings, Everton has 35 wins, 24 draws and 26 losses against Burnley.

Predicted lineups

Everton: Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Sigurdsson, Davies, Delph, Digne, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, and Richarlison

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Westwood, Cork, Lennon, McNeil; Rodriguez, and Wood

Prediction: Everton 2-1 Burnley FC

Manchester United vs. Newcastle United – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST

United excellent performance form came to an end at the weekend when the bottom relegation team Watford defeat Manchester united by 2-0. Manchester United will welcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Out of 147 meetings, United have 73 wins, 38 draws and 36 losses against Newcastle.

Predicted lineups

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Greenwood, Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, and Martial

Newcastle United: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Joelinton, and Carroll

Prediction: Man United 2-0 Newcastle

Leicester City vs. Liverpool – 27 December, Friday Kick-off 01:30 AM IST

Boxing Day marks an opportunity for Leicester to cut the gap at the top of the table but that’s going to be very tough as Liverpool side are remains unbeaten in the premier league this season.

Liverpool is unbeaten the last five league matches against Leicester City. Out of 93 meetings, Liverpool has 39 wins, 21 draws and 33 losses against Leicester City.

Predicted lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Evans, Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton, and Vardy

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Keita, Gomez, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, and Mane

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Liverpool

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester City – 28 December, Saturday Kick-off 01:15 AM IST

Manchester City team perform one of their best against Leicester on Sunday and that will power pack a big confidence boost when they will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium.

Aguero made his return from injury with late substitution but he will be on the bench once against confirmed by pep with Jesus likely to lead the attack.

Wolves have drawn half their league games this season, four of their nine home matches ending 1-1.

Predicted lineups

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Patricio, Coady, Saiss, Dendoncker, Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Castro, Traore, Diogo Jota, and Jimenez

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Otamendi, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Mahrez, Jesus, and Sterling

Prediction: Wolves 0-2 Man City

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