Wolves vs Brighton

Wolves vs Brighton: Wolves welcome Brighton to Molineux as they hope to return to winning ways and boost their bid in finishing as the ‘best of the rest’ in the Premier League.

Seventh place could be enough for a spot in the Europa League qualifiers next season and Wolves are currently level on points with Leicester City in the race for European competition.

Qualifying for Europe in their first season back in the Premier League would represent a great season for Wolves, and a win here would go along way in achieving that.

While Wolves are aiming high, their opponents just want to stay in the division. Brighton suffered a devastating lost at home to relegation rivals Cardiff ​last time out, with the defeat leaving them just two points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.

Nuno Espirito Santo has a fully fit squad to chose from despite pushing his 19-man squad to the limit this season. Captain Conor Coady, Matt Doherty, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez have featured in every ​league game this season.

Anthony Knockaert misses the second game of this three match suspension, other than that, Chris Hughton has a clean bill of health.

Yves Bissouma and Martin Montoya will be pushing for recalls after being left out against Cardiff.

​The sides have met in three different divisions over the past 25 years, with Brighton holding the advantage. In total, Brighton have won 15 games with Wolves victorious on six occasions and there have been six draws between the sides.

Glenn Murray netted his 100th goal for Brighton as they won the reverse fixture 1-0 in October last year.

Brighton have triumphed in the last three matches without conceding a goal, and the hosts haven’t won this fixture since April 2006.

Wolves have been surprisingly inconsistent lately, drawing with Chelsea and beating Manchester United twice but losing to Burnley and Southampton in the process. Their biggest blow came in the FA Cup semi-final when they squandered a 2-0 lead against Watford and lost 3-2 after extra time.

Brighton are in woeful form at the moment, having lost their last five games without scoring a goal in that same period.

Both teams are on bad runs and need wins for different reasons. Wolves last lost at home in January while Brighton are terrible on the road.​ Wolves have forwards who can hurt Brighton, who are struggling to find the back of the net, and rely heavily on the ageing legs of Murray to provide goals. It will be a hard-fought contest from both sides, but Wolves’ quality and home advantage should see them through.

West Ham vs Leicester

West Ham vs Leicester: West Ham will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they host Leicester at the London Stadium this afternoon. West Ham welcome Leicester City to the London Stadium on Saturday for what could be another thrilling contest between these two sides.

Having lost their last three games, including a narrow defeat to Manchester United last weekend, Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be determined to grab all three points in front of a bumper home crowd.

As for the visitors, ​Leicester have looked a real threat as of late and have produced excellent football under new manager Brendan Rodgers. Despite ​their loss to Newcastle on Friday night, they will be fearless coming into the fixture this weekend.

​West Ham could be without ​Manuel Lanzini after the Argentinian limped off during their 2-1 defeat to Man Utd last weekend. ​

Pellegrini will definitely be without Winston Reid, ​Andy Carroll, ​Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez as they all recover from injury, while Robert Snodgrass is suspended.

​Marko Arnautovic could come back into the side after missing the ​Man Utd clash through illness.

Brendan Rodgers is likely to be without long-term absentee Daniel Amartey, as he continues to recover from a long-term ankle injury.

Fan favourite Marc Albrighton could make a return to the starting line-up having appeared as a second-half substitute against Newcastle last Friday.

In the reverse fixture, ​Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, equalising in the 89th minute courtesy of​ a deflected Wilfred Ndidi strike.

The Foxes have had the upper hand in the last five ​Premier League fixtures, winning two of their last five games, the Hammers only winning on one of these occasions.

Although the visitors have certainly had the upper hand in recent times, West Ham have beaten Leicester 52 times in 131 competitive games since 1919.

Although West Ham have the upper ground on the win tally, there have been 32 draws between the two sides in the same period of time.

West Ham and Leicester come into Saturday’s match on the back of a loss, so both Pellegrini and Rodgers will be eager to get back to winning ways.

Although Felipe Anderson’s impressive form could certainly steer West Ham to victory, their injury list, and Leicester’s recent ability to score so many goals, may be a little too much for them.

The game could be won for the home side if they can close down Leicester’s Youri Tielemans and James Maddison, who have scored four between them in their last five games.

As Leicester push for a European qualifying spot next season they may just have a greater desire to get the points come Saturday.

Huddersfield vs Watford

Huddersfield vs Watford: Huddersfield will host Watford on Saturday afternoon as the Terriers look to gain a rare positive result in their penultimate home game of the season.

Huddersfield have endured a tough second stint in the top flight, only managing to gain 14 points so far and falling to confirmed relegation in March, equaling Derby’s record for the earliest relegation from the division.

In contrast, Watford are on cloud nine after completing a miraculous comeback against Wolves to reach the FA Cup final for only the second time in their 138-year history, the last time being in 1984.

Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert confirmed that Laurent Depoitre won’t feature this weekend, while Karlan Grant is a question mark after illness has limited his training time. Isaac Mbenza is now fit and available for selection after a calf injury.

Watford’s Javi Gracia will be without captain Troy Deeney after he picked up a red card against Arsenal on Monday night. Their FA Cup hero Gerard Deulofeu could return after a few problems in training prior to the Arsenal game meant he was left out of the squad.

The reverse fixture earlier in the season saw Watford run out 3-0 winners with goals from Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success. The previous season Huddersfield completed the double over the Hornets, winning 1-0 at home and producing one of their best performances of the season in a 4-1 thrashing at Vicarage Road.

The two sides are pretty even in head to head clashes over time. Watford have won 10 whist Huddersfield have come out on top 14 times, and they have shared the spoils on five occasions.

Watford will be looking to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Monday night which saw them put in a spirited display after going down to ten men early on. They hit the woodwork twice and were unfortunate not to take something away from the match.

A win will be vital for them to continue their push for a best ever Premier League finish, with seventh place very much attainable. The Hornets have lost on their last three road trips, although they all came against top six opposition.

Although Watford will be missing their top scorer Deeney, they should still have enough fire power to overcome a ​Huddersfield side low on confidence.

The Terriers have demonstrated that they can put the ball in the back on the net if the opportunity arises, as shown when they went 3-1 up at West Ham (only to lose 4-3) and will be looking to impress Siewert as he starts to plan for life in the ​Championship.

That being said, with ​Watford enjoying their best season in history and riding high with an FA Cup final to look forward to, an away win looks inevitable.

Bournemouth vs Fulham

Bournemouth vs Fulham: Bournemouth welcome Fulham to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as both teams begin the wind down of their respective Premier League seasons.

Last weekend, Bournemouth thumped Brighton 5-0 away from home to earn the three points, which got them over the fabled 40-point mark to all but guarantee their Premier League safety for another season.

Fulham picked up just their fifth win of the season with a surprise 2-0 victory over ​Everton at Craven Cottage last Saturday, thanks to goals from captain Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel.

The hosts sit in 12th place in the table and have no realistic danger of relegation looming over them, while Fulham’s unfortunate fate was sealed at the beginning of the month following a 4-1 defeat to ​Watford.

The ​Cherries have beaten Fulham on 13 occasions and are unbeaten against the Cottagers since 1994 when the sides met in the Second Division – today’s League One.

This season’s reverse fixture ended 3-0 to Bournemouth in west London, thanks to a Callum Wilson brace and a goal from David Brooks. Fulham finished the match with 10 men, as midfielder Kevin McDonald received a second yellow card.

Since Bournemouth’s memorable 4-0 win over ​Chelsea at the end of January, Howe’s side have won just two of their last 10 league games, including defeats to relegation threatened ​Cardiff City and ​Burnley.

Wilson’s early season form tailed off after Christmas, largely due to a knee injury, but the 27-year-old got back in the mix against ​Brighton with a goal and two assists.

Fulham’s win over Everton was their first since January – under former boss Claudio Ranieri – and their first clean sheet of 2019. However, Tom Cairney ​claimed their performances have improved under Parker in recent weeks and has backed the former Fulham player to get the job on a permanent basis.

Although there is effectively nothing but pride at stake on Saturday, you can expect an entertaining match as both teams enjoy playing attacking football, while also tending to neglect their duties at the other end of the pitch.

There should plenty of goals and with Bournemouth’s fire power in the final third, the Cherries should take the three points at the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester City vs Tottenham

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Manchester City hosts Tottenham again on Saturday in Premier League action. Kicking off the Saturday slate, City hopes to jump back into first place with a victory, while Spurs, still without striker Harry Kane, are looking to increase the chances of a top-four finish.

Manchester City must put the Champions League disappointment against Tottenham behind them as they face a second successive clash with Spurs on Saturday. City beat Spurs 4-3 at the Etihad on Wednesday, but exited the Champions League on the away goals rule after last week’s 1-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s men thought they had scored a late winner through Raheem Sterling, but VAR overturned the decision for offside. And City have to forget about that game as Spurs again visit the Etihad in the Premier League.

City trail Liverpool by two points in the Premier League table but have a game in hand, and need to get three points with the Reds facing Cardiff on Sunday.

Guardiola will assess the fitness of his squad ahead of the clash, but picked up no new injury scares against Spurs. Leroy Sane and Fernandinho were second half substitutes on Wednesday and could feature, while Oleksandr Zinchenko was the only player to miss out through injury.

Manchester City: This is a big one, and it’s the second-toughest test left in the league besides the trip to Manchester United on Wednesday. The next several days could be the make or break point in their league season, with minds also on the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Tottenham: Spurs face a serious threat to fall out of the top four in the coming weeks if they don’t get the production they need in the final third without the services of Harry Kane. Son Heung-Min has been fantastic, but plenty of responsibility will fall on Lucas Moura after is hat trick last week. If they can continue to move the ball quickly to find space and create chances in the final third, they can stay in the top four. Son scored twice on Wednesday.

With their dreams of a famous quadruple in tatters , Manchester City could be forgiven for wanting to take time to regather their bearings and process how they have failed to overcome their European hurdles once again

Instead, they will dust themselves off for an immediate rematch with their continental vanquishers – and Premier League rivals – Tottenham Hotspur, as they return their attention squarely to securing a domestic treble instead.

Pep Guardiola’s side welcome back Mauricio Pochettino’s visitors to the Etihad Stadium merely four days after their seven-goal thriller produced one of the games of the season , in an absolutely madcap roller-coaster of a match from start to finish.

Raheem Sterling and Heung-min Son’s early doubles, coupled with Bernardo Silva’s 11th-minute effort, meant that City led 3-2 inside the first quarter of the game, yet it was to be the late drama that trumped all else thanks to two key VAR decisions.

Sergio Aguero looked to have put the hosts out in front at 4-2 when Fernando Llorente bundled the ball in to pull one back and level the aggregate scores, with video technology clearing him of a handball.

Then, Sterling sent the home crowd into the stratosphere with his injury-time strike, only for it to be chalked off a minute later for offside, to send Tottenham through to a first Champions League semi-final on away goals.