Matchday Twenty-Five’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Host Eagles As League Leaders Eye Up Albion Challenge

Premier League Preview

After a week of Carabao Cup Semi-Final and FA Cup Fourth-Round action, the Premier League returns with another full program of fixtures this midweek, the 25th Matchday of the 2017/2018 campaign, join us to look ahead to all of the action and cast our predictions over each fixture.

Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action begins at the Liberty Stadium, where a resurgent Swansea City, under Carlos Carvalhal, play host to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

The Swans have already claimed one “Bix Six” scalp in the last seven days and they will be looking to forge another, with an opportunity to climb off bottom spot, also at that time in East London, another battle will be taking place.

David Moyes’ West Ham United welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to the London Stadium in what could be a vital game in the complexion of the fight for survival, both sides sit just above danger.

Tonight’sfinishes at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, entertaining David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town, the Reds will be hoping to get back on the winning trail live on BT Sport, off the back of consecutive defeats live.

And, on to tomorrow evening’s feast of seven encounters, getting started at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte’s Cherries go in search of emulating their Carabao Cup Quarter-Final outing with Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth and sail to a triumph.

Also, at 7:45 PM, a lower top half affair will be played out at Goodison Park on Merseyside, when Claude Puel’s Leicester City are the visitors, looking to upset Sam Allardyce’s Everton, six points separate the two sides.

Meanwhile, in one more of early kick-offs, two outfits on rotten runs of form do battle at St James’ Park, Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United hosting Sean Dyche’s Burnley, both are in need of some inspiration, at opposite ends of the PL table.

The 7:45 PM’s finish on the very South Coast of the Country, where a local Derby is set to be played out, Mauricio Pellegrino and Chris Hughton looking to out-wit each other, while their sides will compete for the local bragging rights, Southampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

The later starts begin with the League leaders on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola’s men are clear favourites against Alan Pardew’s West Bromwich Albion, in a meeting of two XIs who are trying to achieve extremely different objectives in the final few months of the term.

Elsewhere, also live on BT Sport, Manchester City’s Title rivals Manchester United, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, are in action, making the tough journey to Wembley Stadium to face off with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, surely the pick of Game Week 25’s encounters.

The final midweek dosage of the campaign will see a new Manager experience the Premier League for the first time in Watford’s Javi Gracia, the Hornets are the visitors to the Bet 365 Stadium, Paul Lambert’s Potters their hosts, find out how we think that game will pan out amongst all the others with Glanville’s Predictions below.

Swansea City vs Arsenal (Tuesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-1.

West Ham United vs Crystal (Tuesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-2.

Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool (Tuesday 8 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-1.

Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth (Wednesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 3-0.

Everton vs Leicester City (Wednesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-0.

Newcastle United vs Burnley (Wednesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-1.

Southampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion (Wednesday 7:45 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-0.

Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion (Wednesday 8 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 4-0.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United (Wednesday 8 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-2.

Stoke City vs Watford (Wednesday 8 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-0.

So, now that all of the spoils and thrills from an exciting two nights of the League we all know, and love have been well and truly previewed who will be Match Week 25’s winners? Who will be its losers? And who will be the headline-makers? Join us again on Thursday to find out.

About the Author

Luke Glanville
Lead Writer and Site Manager of MTJAC, Sub-Editor for the Falbros Media Group.