EPL Match week – 21 Prediction and Tips

EPL Match week – 21 Prediction

Harry Kane can be the king of New Year’s Day if he can extend his scoring streak for Spurs against Southampton.

Gunner’s new manager Arteta still looking for his first win as the boss, While Chelsea is back to winning ways after their disappointing defeat to Southampton last time.

VAR once again into the spotlight during a controversial win by Liverpool against Wolves at Anfield. Champions Manchester City returned to winning ways by beating Sheffield United 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Let’s have a look at the upcoming mid-week-21 New Year’s schedule and their expected lineups

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 06:00 PM IST

Brighton host Chelsea in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at Amex Stadium. The host stands 14thplace in the table having beaten Bournemouth 2-0 and visitors are on the 4th after their 1-2 win against Arsenal. 

Brighton – 30% won of their last 20 home league games

Chelsea – 40% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted Line-Ups

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan; Montoya, Dunk, Burn, Mooy, Duffy, Stephens, Alzate, Gross, Connolly, and Trossard

Chelsea: Kepa; Tomori, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kante, Zouma, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Abraham, and Willian

Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea

Burnley FC vs. Aston Villa – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 06:00 PM IST

Burnley host Villa in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at Turf Moor Stadium. The host stands 13thplace in the table having lost 0-2 against Man City and visitors are in 18th after their 3-0 loss against Watford. 

Burnley FC – 50% won of their last 20 home league games

Aston Villa – 50% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

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

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

Prediction: Burnley FC 2-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle United vs. Leicester City – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Newcastle host Leicester City in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at St. James’ Park Stadium. The host stands 11thplace in the table having lost 1-2 against Everton and visitors are in 2nd after their 1-2 win against West Ham United. 

Newcastle United – 50% won of their last 20 home league games

Leicester City – 35% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

Newcastle United: Dubravka, Schar, Javi Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Willems; Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron; Carroll, and Gayle

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Morgan, Ndidi, Praet, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes, and Vardy

Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Leicester City

Watford vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Watford host Wolves in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at Vicarage Road. The host stands 19thplace in the table having beaten 3-0 against Villa and visitors are in 7th after their 1-0 loss against Liverpool. 

Watford – 25% won of their last 20 home league games

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 35% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

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

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

Prediction: Watford 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Southampton vs. Tottenham – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST

Saints host Spurs in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at St. Mary’s Stadium. The host stands 15thplace in the table having drawn 1-1 against Crystal Palace and visitors are in 6th after their 2-2 draw against Norwich City. 

Southampton – 30% won of their last 20 home league games

Tottenham – 50% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

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

Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Rose, Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen, Winks, Lamela, Eriksen, Alli, and Kane

Prediction: Southampton 2-0 Tottenham

West Ham United vs. AFC Bournemouth – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST

West Ham United host AFC Bournemouth in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at London Stadium. The host stands 17thplace in the table having lost 1-2 against Leicester City and visitors are in 16th after their 2-0 loss against Brighton. 

West Ham United – 40% won of their last 20 home league games

AFC Bournemouth – 65% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Diop, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Antonio, and Haller

AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Francis, Mepham, Rico, Cook, Mepham, Rico, Fraser, Lerma, L. Cook, H. Wilson; C. Wilson, and Solanke

Prediction: West Ham United 2-0 AFC Bournemouth

Manchester City vs. Everton – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST

Manchester City host Everton in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at Etihad Stadium. The host stands 3rdplace in the table having won 2-0 against Sheffield united and visitors are in 10th after their 1-2 win against Newcastle United. 

Manchester City – 80% won of their last 20 home league games

Everton – 55% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, and Sterling

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

Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Everton

Norwich City vs. Crystal Palace – 01 January, Wednesday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST

Norwich City host Crystal Palace in the Matchday 21 of the league on Wednesday 1st January at Carrow Road. The host stands 20thplace in the table having drawn 2-2 against Spurs and visitors are in 9th after their 1-1 draw against Southampton. 

Norwich City – 45% won of their last 20 home league games

Crystal Palace – 30% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

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

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

Prediction: Norwich City 1-1 Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs. Manchester United– 02 January, Thursday Kick-off 01:30 PM IST

Arsenal host Manchester United in the Matchday 21 of the league on Thursday 2nd January at Emirates Stadium. The host stands 12thplace in the table having loss 1-2 against Chelsea and visitors are in 5th after their 0-2 win against Burnley. 

Arsenal – 55% won of their last 20 home league games

Manchester United – 35% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

Arsenal: Leno; Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Saka, Mustafi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Nelson, Ozil, Aubameyang, and Lacazette

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

Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Man United

Liverpool vs. Sheffield United – 03 January, Friday Kick-off 01:30 PM IST

Liverpool host Sheffield in the Matchday 21 of the league on Thursday 3rd January at Anfield Stadium. The host stands 1stplace in the table having won 1-0 against Wolves and visitors are in 8th after their 2-0 loss against Manchester City. 

Liverpool – 95% won of their last 20 home league games

Sheffield United – 10% loss of their last 20 away league games

Predicted lineups

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

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

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United

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