This weekend boasts a number of high-profile Premier League clashes, with a Sunday matchup between Manchester United and Tottenham highlighting the slate for Matchday 15. Win, lose or draw, here's how we predict each and every Premier League game will shake out.
Saturday: Watford vs. Everton
Neither Watford nor Everton are in particularly good form at the moment. Everton were rescued with a late penalty to earn a point against United last week, and Watford have lost two straight after beating the defending champions. It's tough to pick a winner here, but Watford are apparently allergic to draws at Vicarage Road with 3 wins, 3 losses and one draw on the season. The Toffees are poor on the road, losing four away from Goodison already and having a bit of trouble scoring on their travels. Look for a narrow victory for the Hornets.
Final score: Watford 1-0 Everton
Saturday: Arsenal vs. Stoke
Watch out for Stoke! After a dismal start to the season, the Potters are 5-1-1 in their last seven matches and are riding a two-match winning streak. Arsenal are three points back from the top and are in the midst of a winning streak of their own, however, including a derby blowout win against West Ham last weekend. Alexis Sanchez is white-hot, coming off of a hat trick and an assist against the Hammers. Stoke are a solid test, but the Gunners should be able to handle whatever gets thrown their way.
Final score: Arsenal 2-1 Stoke
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Saturday: Hull City vs. Crystal Palace
It's hard to figure both of these clubs out at the moment. Coincidentally, their two most recent wins came against Southampton, which I suppose says more about the Saints than anything else. Palace were in a tailspin until last week's big victory, and Hull are only off the very bottom of the table because Swansea are putrid. The pressure on Alan Pardew might be slightly alleviated, but his future is still very murky. Hull are desperate to snare a point, and Palace just might oblige them.
Final score: Hull City 1-1 Crystal Palace
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Saturday: Burnley vs. Bournemouth
The Cherries are flying high after a stunning 4-3 win against Liverpool last weekend. Not only did Bournemouth snare the win, they did so in comeback fashion. Burnley don't post nearly the threat that Liverpool do, so will Bournemouth be as eager for this match? Interestingly, Burnley have never lost to Bournemouth at Turf Moor in any competition, and the last time the Cherries topped Burnley was in November 1998. Sean Dyche and Burnley have found joy at home, and very well could again this weekend.
Final score: Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth
Saturday: Swansea City vs. Sunderland
Ahh, the good ol' relegation six-pointer. A win here would be paramount for both clubs, who are both in the drop zone coming into the week. Sunderland have 11 points and are coming off of a win vs. Leicester. Meanwhile, Swansea are dead last with nine points after a drumming at the hands of Tottenham. Neither team is adept at scoring and Swansea have the league's worst defense. The Swans are slightly better at home, but that's all relative. Both sides should come out firing if they're serious about staying up this season, and the minuscule edge lands with the hosts.
Final score: Swansea City 1-0 Sunderland
Saturday: Leicester City vs. Manchester City
Leicester and Man City are both pleased that they're into the round of 16 of the Champions League, but only one side can be pleased with their home form. City let one slip last week against Chelsea, but that's tough to hold against them too much, and they're still in fourth place. Leicester, though, continue to be disastrous in the league this season. The last thing the Foxes want is to be in a relegation battle while trying to navigate the Champions League, but that very well could happen. Sergio Aguero is suspended, but the Citizens still have the firepower to win the contest.
Final score: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester City
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Sunday: Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion
Is there anyone betting against Chelsea these days? Eventually, the other shoe will have to drop, but it's hard to see them falling against West Brom. The Blues have won in every conceivable way during their current streak. Blowouts, close calls, comebacks ... they've managed them all. West Brom are playing well and have won three of their last four matches, and Tony Pulis has the gumption to make Chelsea work to win. That said, it should be another win for the streaking Blues.
Final score: Chelsea 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Sunday: Southampton vs. Middlesbrough
The Saints lost a key player in their midweek failure in the Europa League, with Charlie Austin out for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time. Boro barely squeaked past Hull last week, which is bit concerning, but Southampton lost to the Tigers a month ago. Considering Austin has scored six of Southampton's 13 goals, his absence can't be overstated. Shane Long is set to slot in, but he's goalless in his 10 EPL appearances thus far. It's a tough break for Southampton, but one that Boro can capitalize on.
Final score: Southampton 0-2 Middlesbrough
Sunday: Manchester United vs. Tottenham
Will United finally get a win? Yes, they won four match days ago, but beating Swansea barely counts. That win is the only one the Red Devils have managed in their last eight matches, collecting a long list of draws along the way. Spurs bounced back from their loss against Chelsea with a beatdown against Swansea, and Harry Kane is rolling since coming back from injury. A win would go a long way to United pushing for a Champions League spot, and Spurs could rejoin the title race in earnest with a full serving of points. It's a pivotal game but United are coming off of a long midweek trip the Ukraine, which could lead to tired legs. If that's the case, Spurs should pounce.
Final score: Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham
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Monday: Liverpool vs. West Ham
If there's one thing you can expect when Liverpool take the pitch, it's goals. The caveat being that the Reds like to concede them roughly half as much as they like to score them. Their 18 goals allowed are the most of any of the teams in the top 8. On the flip side, the 35 they've scored is best in the league. West Ham are a mess and just lost 5-1 to Arsenal last week, so there's not much positive to find there. To make matters worse, Liverpool are going to be eager to bounce back after their tough loss last week. Simply put: Good luck, Hammers.