Premier League Matchday 27 Preview – Prediction + Tips 2019/20

Week 27 is almost upon us, it’s unbelievable how quickly the season comes upon us. Already, Liverpool are just a few games away from claiming the title, and now we turn our attention elsewhere. 

With Man City banned from Europe for the next two seasons, it opens up the intriguing prospect of having fifth place qualifying for the tournament. Imagine if Sheff Utd could pull it off!?

Match of the Day

The match of the week sees Jose Mourinho return to his former club with their London rivals Spurs. Just one point separates them in the league, and this could be a crucial match in deciding Champions League qualification. 

Chelsea v Tottenham
Chelsea Form Guide DWDWD
Spurs Form Guide DLWLW
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Saturday 22 February 12:30
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 7/10 D:3/1 A: 18/5

About the Game:

Chelsea have seen their position in the top four become increasingly vulnerable. They haven’t won in four PL games, and the young squad are starting to falter. Tammy Abraham was sidelined on Monday and his replacement, Michy Batshuayi did not look like a good replacement. 

It won’t be surprising to see Oliver Giroud start in this one, although Frank Lamapard doesn’t seem to rate him. Chelsea have won two in a row against Spurs and are looking to make it three. The last time that happened was when Jose did it in 2006! It would be a sweet irony for it to repeat itself now. 

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Mourinho has never won as an away manager at Stamford Bridge and will be desperate to break the duck. He faces a tough task, however, with injuries to Kane and Son looming large. Troy Parrott will be on the bench, and it won’t be a surprise if he features some time during the match – most likely from the bench.

They lost midweek to RB Leipzig and looked quite toothless in attack. However, Chelsea aren’t as good, and Spurs must find a way to break them down. Lucas Moura is likely to lead the line once more, with Steven Bergwijn playing in a supporting role. 

Prediction: Draw – This is the toughest game of the weekend to predict. We’ve gone for a draw, but it could go either way.  

Rest of the Premier League Games

Coming up are our previews and betting tips for all the rest of the weekend’s action.

Burnley v Bournemouth
Burnley Form Guide LLDWL
Bournemouth Form Guide WWLDD
  • Venue: Turf Moor
  • Saturday 22 February 15:00
  • Referee: Mike Dean
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 11/10 D: 23/10 A: 27/10

About the Game:

Burnley’s form has improved dramatically in recent weeks, they are unbeaten in four and have won three of them. They have only conceded two and scored six in that time frame. They will see this match as an opportunity for another three points and could even have their eye on a European place. 

Bournemouth have lost four away games in a row and are deep in a relegation dog fight. Their two recent home wins have elevated them to 16th, with a two point cushion from the drop zone. Even so, they really need to start picking up a point or two away from home. Their only hope is that the teams below them are also struggling. 

Prediction: Burnley to win – The form suggest the Clarets will bring home the three points in this one.  

Crystal Palace v Newcastle
Crystal Palace Form Guide LLWDL
Newcastle Form Guide DLLDW
  • Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium
  • Saturday 22 February 15:00
  • Referee: Peter Bankes
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 19/20 D: 12/5 A: 16/5

About the Game:

Palace are in a terrible run of form and haven’t won in eight games. This will most likely be the most boring match of the weekend, with both teams loving negative tactics. The fact that Palace’s top-score is Jordan Ayew with six goals, and Newcastle’s is Jonjo Shelvey with five says it all. 

Both teams have scored less than one goal a game this season, and although they both have leaky defences, it is highly doubtful this will be anything like a goal fest. If Palace lose this one, they will be looking over their shoulder at the relegation places with worry. Whatever happens, this will be the last match shown on the highlights this weekend. 

Prediction: Draw – This is going to end in a nil – nil. A snooze fest from two of the league’s most boring teams.  

Sheffield United v Brighton
Sheff Utd Form Guide LDWWD
Brighton Form Guide LLLDD
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Saturday 22 February 15:00
  • Referee: Graham Scott
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 19/20 D: 12/5 A: 16/5

About the Game:

Sheffield United are everyone’s favourite second team this season. Chris Wilder has done a remarkable job. If they win this one, they could jump up to fifth and keep the pressure on fourth place. Imagine if the Blades make the Champions League!? It would be an amazing achievement for the Yorkshire-men. 

Brighton are another team that seem to be trying their hardest to work their way into a relegation scrap. Everytime they look like they could pull away they go through a terrible patch of form. They haven’t won in their last seven games overall, and none of the past five away matches. It won’t change this weekend, either. 

Prediction: Sheffield United to win – The Blades will get another victory here and carry on with their wonderful season.  

Southampton v Aston Villa
Southampton Form Guide DWDDL
Aston Villa Form Guide LDLDW
  • Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium
  • Saturday 22 February 15:00
  • Referee: Craig Pawson
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 8/13 D: 10/3 A:4/1

About the Game:

After surging up the league in incredible form, Southampton have had a bump back down to earth having lost three in a row. In all competitions. They still find themselves in a decent position, but will want to pick up points here. They will be without Nathan Redmond, who has been ruled out for at least a month. 

Even though Villa have been spurred on by Jack Grealish, he has created 68 chances in the league so far – the most by an English player – they remain perilously close to the drop zone. With just one win in five, they need the points here. Although the teams below them have difficult fixture, they can’t rest on their laurels. 

Prediction: Southampton to win – The Saints haven’t played well at home, but Villa aren’t good away. A tough one to predict.  

Leicester v Man City
Leicester Form Guide WLWWD
Man City Form Guide WDWLD
  • Venue: King Power Stadium
  • Saturday 22 February 18:30
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 7/2 D: 16/5 A: 7/10

About the Game:

Brendan Rodgers has never beaten Pep Guardiola, but will see this as the perfect chance to do so. Another one looking to break a hoodoo is Jamie Vardy, he hasn’t scored in six PL games, something of a barren spell for the main man. Now we’ve dropped him from our fantasy team, he is bound to score!

City are reeling off the back of their two season European suspension. Even so, it didn’t stop them midweek when they brushed aside a poor West Ham side. If they win this one, they will have practically secured second place. Scant consolation for the Citizens, who will now be focusing on winning the Champions League this season.

Prediction: Leicester to win – A surprise win for the Foxes is on the cards, Vardy will bag a brace.  

Man Utd v Watford
Man United Form Guide LLLLL
Watford Form Guide DWDWW
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Sunday 23 February 14:00
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 4/7 D: 3/1 A: 5/1

About the Game:

Man Utd could hand a home debut to Odion Ighalo, who would face up against his former team. Utd struggled to a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge midweek and could be tired from their European outing. They will take solace from the fact that they have won all the PL games where they have faced Watford at Old Trafford. 

Watford haven’t won in five games in all competitions and are second bottom. They are still only one point from safety, due to the fact that every team in the league seems to want to be relegated this season. This is a tough ask for them though, and we don’t expect much from them in this game. 

Prediction: Man Utd to win – Backing Utd is a risky business, but this is one they should win.   

Wolves v Norwich
Wolves Form Guide WDLDD
Norwich Form Guide WWWLW
  • Venue: Molineux Stadium
  • Sunday 23 February 14:00
  • Referee: Chris Kavanagh
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 1/2 D: 16/5 A: 6/1

About the Game:

Wolves thumped Espanyol in their midweek European fixture, yet they haven’t won in four PL games. Wolves seem to be draw specialists, with 12 already this season. Even so, they should be beating a poor Norwich side at home. They will hope Raul Jimenez can find his scoring boots, with him being their top scorer with 11 goals this season. 

Norwich remain rooted to the foot of the table and only a miracle can save them now. They are seven points off safety and their form doesn’t suggest things will change anytime soon. Even with Emilian Buendia creating 69 goalscoring opportunities for the Canaries this season, they still average less than a goal a game. 

Prediction: Wolves to win – They get their PL campaign back on track with a convincing victory in this one. 

Arsenal v Everton
Arsenal Form Guide LDDDW
Everton Form Guide WWLWD
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
  • Sunday 23 February 16:30
  • Referee: Stuart Attwell
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 1/1 D: 13/5 A: 27/10

About the Game:

Arsenal finally ended their run of draws with victory last time out and now they have the chance to go above the Toffees in the table. They are unbeaten at home to Everton in 23 PL matches, and have 19 wins in that span. It is an unbelievable record and one which should not be overlooked. 

Carlo Ancelotti is a magician. He can become only the third manager to win three times at the Emirates with victory at the weekend. A win for the Toffees will also put them in serious contention for European places. They have not been the best away from home, however, and will struggle to win this one. 

Prediction: Draw – Both teams are partial to a draw and seems the most likely outcome in this one.  

Liverpool v West Ham
Liverpool Form Guide DDWLL
West Ham Form Guide LWDLL
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Monday 24 February 20:00
  • Referee: Jonathan Moss
  • Quick Glance Odds H: 1/6 D: 7/1 A: 14/1

About the Game:

Liverpool’s PL dominance continues, and despite their European woes – another defeat in the CL – they seem indestructible in the league. Even so, James Henderson is out for three weeks, which will be a blow. It will be intriguing as to what line-up Liverpool pick, but even their reserve squad could beat the Hammers. 

West Ham’s upcoming fixture list is brutal. They look increasingly likely candidates for the drop, as it is hard to see where their next three points are coming from. Without a win in seven, soon to be eight, their confidence levels are at zero. They have very little creativity and the worst manager in the league to boot. 

Prediction: Liverpool to win (-2) – There is no way the Hammers pick up anything in this match.   

Combi bet of the day: Our Pick*

Game Event Odds Cumulative Odds
Burnley v Bournemouth Burnley to win 11/10 2.10
Crystal Palace v Newcastle Draw 12/5 7.14
Sheffield Utd v Brighton Sheffield Utd to win  19/20 13.92
Southampton v Aston Villa Southampton to win 8/13 22.49
Leicester v Man City Leicester to win 7/2 101.20

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