Premier League predictions for Saturday’s 3pm games. The 2016/17 Premier League campaign continues with five games scheduled in the traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off slot – but who will be celebrating when the full-time whistles blow? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.
Premier League Saturday 3pm Predictions
Crystal Palace v Watford predictions & betting tips
Crystal Palace have hauled themselves out of the relegation zone thanks to back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion, but with only one point separating them from the bottom three the Eagles have to keep this good run of form going. Next up is the visit of a Watford side that are now winless in their last three games following a 4-3 loss to Southampton, and the Hornets’ away form hardly makes for good reading. They may have upset Arsenal at the Emirates in January, but Watford have managed only three wins and 12 goals on their travels this season. Palace will be feeling good about themselves right now and I fancy them to make it three-in-a-row here.
Everton v Hull City predictions & betting tips
A top-five finish is not out of the question for Everton after they go back to winning ways last time out. The Toffees bounced back from a 3-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur by easing to a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, and the Toffees have now won six of their last nine games in the Premier League, losing only once. Their last five home outings have ended in victory too, and that spells trouble for Hull City. The relegation-threatened Tigers recorded a much-needed win over Swansea City last weekend, but their away form this season is absolutely pathetic with one win and 11 defeats coming in 14 games away from the KC Stadium. They have also managed only seven goals, so three points and a clean sheet is on the cards for Everton.
Stoke City v Chelsea predictions & betting tips
Chelsea remain on course for a Premier League-FA Cup double following Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Manchester United – so can anyone stop the Blues? Antonio Conte’s men have lost just one of their last 22 competitive fixtures and although they have been guilty on dropping points on their travels over the past few months, there is no way I can go against them when they visit Stoke City on Saturday. The Potters are unbeaten in eight home games in the Premier League, but they have not faced the best team in the division during that sequence. They will face the Premier League’s finest on Saturday and that solid home run should come to an end.
Sunderland v Burnley predictions & betting tips
Sunderland once again find themselves propping up the Premier League table after their losing run hit three games with a 2-0 loss to Manchester City, so they will be desperate to stop the rot when they step out onto the Stadium of Light pitch this Saturday. The good news for the Black Cats is that the visitors are Burnley – owners of one of the worst away records in English football. The Clarets are one of only two teams yet to win an away game in the Premier League this season and they have collected a paltry two points from a possible 42 on their travels. Sunderland’s home record and form is hardly inspiring, but this is a match they have a great shot at winning. I believe they will win it.
West Ham United v Leicester City predictions & betting tips
Claudio Ranieri’s sacking was met with heavy criticism, but what cannot be denied is that Leicester City have improved considerably since the Italian’s departure. Back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Hull City earned caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare the job on a permanent basis, and they marked that with a historic 2-0 win over Sevilla that propelled them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. So can they make it four wins in a row when they take on a West Ham United side that are winless in their last four games? All of Leicester’s recent victories have come at home and they are winless in their last six away games in all competitions, losing five of them, so there are some question marks. However, they are the hot hand in this match and West Ham’s home record this season has been rather poor, so I am backing the Foxes’ renaissance to continue.