Premier League Saturday Preview

West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City could both be relegated on Saturday, whilst Liverpool and Burnley can book their European places for next season with victories.

West Brom have been facing the drop for weeks, and even victory at Newcastle United would not be enough for them to stay up, whilst Stoke will be down if they don’t be Liverpool at Anfield.

Should Liverpool take the three points, them that would secure their top-four finish and a place in the Champions League for next season.

Burnley will also book a place in Europe with victory over Brighton – that will mean they will finish 7th, which will see them in the Europa League next season for the first time since 1967.

Southampton can’t be relegated this weekend, but anything other than a win over South Coast rivals Bournemouth at St Mary’s would spell trouble for Mark Hughes’s side.

Elsewhere, Chelsea will almost seal fifth place with victory at Swansea, whilst Huddersfield host host Everton and Leicester travel to Crystal Palace.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Liverpool 12:30 Stoke City

TEAM NEWS: Liverpool are without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip and Emre Can and coach Jurgen Klopp could opt to rest a number of players ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma. For Stoke, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Kostas Stafylidis, Saido Berahino and Jese are all missing, but Glen Johnson could line-up against his former club.
KEY FACT: Stoke’s Paul Lambert has never lost an away match at Anfield as a manager
MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 1/3 Draw 19/4 Stoke 9/1
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @6/4
ANDY SAYS: Easy win and Stoke are down, Liverpool with half-a-team will win this…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Home win, little doubt here really – Stoke down with a whimper…4-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Andrew Robertson has been great this season and worth of investment

Burnley 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Ben Mee, Scott Arfield, Steven Defoue and Robbie Brady all miss out through injury. Brighton are without the suspended Davy Proper and the injured Steve Sidwell.
KEY FACT: Burnley have not beaten Brighton in any of their last seven league meetings
MATCH ODDS: E 5/4 11/5 27/10
bet365 Pick: Ashley Barnes to score anytime @21/10
ANDY SAYS: Burnley win here, they are too good not to win at home here…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call but have to come down with Burnley here…2-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Chris Wood is playing well and worth an investment

Crystal Palace 15:00 Leicester City
Selhurst Park


Connor Wickham and Jeffrey Schlupp have returned to training with Crystal Palace, who are only now missing long-term absentees Jason Puncheon, Scott Dann (both knee) and Bakary Sako (ankle).

Leicester City will again be without Kasper Schmeichel and Shinji Okazaki (both ankle), while Daniel Amartey (hamstring) is likely to play for the club’s PL2 side before returning to first-team training.

Vicente Iborra (hamstring) and Matty James (Achilles) will miss the final matches of the season.

KEY FACT: Leicester have lost only one of their last five Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace
MATCH ODDS: Palace 21/20 Draw 13/5 Leicester 14/5
bet365 Pick: Palace to win @21/20
ANDY SAYS: Tough game here and I think Leicester might come away with a point here…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Leicester are off their game a little for me, Palace win…2-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Wilfried Zaha is still a very good player to invest in

Huddersfield Town 15:00 Everton
John Smith’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Huddersfield are without Elias Kachunga, Danny Williams and Michael Hefele. Leighton Baines, Morgan Schneiderlin and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are all doubts, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is sidelined. KEY FACT: No side have failed to score in more Premier League home matches this season than Huddersfield 
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 13/8 Draw 21/10 Everton 21/10
bet365 Pick: Both Teams to Score – No @7/10
ANDY SAYS: Everton to win here, close game but going with the Toffees…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I can see this being a dull draw to be honest…0-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Is Wayne Rooney still a consideration? Quite possibly

Newcastle United 15:00 West Bromwich Albion
St. James’ Park

TEAM NEWS: Newcastle will assess Christian Atsu and if he is available, they will have a full compliment of players. West Brom have fit-again Daniel Sturridge available after being ineligible against parent club Liverpool last weekend. Winger Nacer Chadli is also in contention.
KEY FACT: Newcastle have lost only one of their last 15 home league matches against West Brom
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 17/20 Draw 13/5 WBA 15/4
bet365 Pick: Both Teams to Score @19/20
ANDY SAYS: Newcastle to win and should be comfortable 3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Have to go home win, might be close but don’t see WBA getting anything…2-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Jonjo Shelvey is back in form and surely worth a look

Southampton 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
St. Mary’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Jack Stephens is available again following suspension, but Steven Davis misses out through injury. Harry Arter and Junior Stanislas miss out for Bournemouth but Adam Smith could return.
KEY FACT: Southampton have never lost at home to Bournemouth
MATCH ODDS: Southampton 8/11 Draw 3/1 Bournemouth 4/1
bet365 Pick: Draw @12/5
ANDY SAYS: I can see Southampton losing this, Bournemouth to claim the win…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: You have to think Southampton are going to come out swinging, they need the win…2-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Josh King is a very good striker and worth looking at

Swansea City 17:30 Chelsea
Liberty Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Federico Fernandez, Kyle Bartley and Luciano Narsingh are all doubts for Swansea, whilst Renato Sanchez, Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony all miss out. Chelsea have no new injury worries but Marcos Alonso is suspended.
KEY FACT: Swansea have won one of their 13 Premier League matches against Chelsea
MATCH ODDS: Swansea 13/2 Draw 7/2 Chelsea 1/2
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @17/20
ANDY SAYS: I can see this being entertaining, but a draw for me…2-2
GRAEME SAYS: Chelsea win here for me, think they will finish in style…0-3
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Eden Hazard, undervalued on the Index at the moment for sure

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