SUNDERLAND v LEICESTER: RIYAD MAHREZ
It should be easy for Leicester to put a couple past Sunderland. They got two against ‘Boro last week and Mahrez scored a penalty, and he got one in the Champions League and against Watford. I think he can find the net again this weekend and make it four games in a row, no problem.
CRYSTAL PALACE v SOUTHAMPTON: CHRISTIAN BENTEKE
This is a tough one to call and we saw just how many Palace are capable of conceding last week! On saying that, they do always seem to bag goals at home. They got two against Liverpool at Selhurst Park and even one against City. Benteke got a goal and an assist last week, and I can see this be a scrappy game where he will help Palace to get a much-needed win.
STOKE v BURNLEY: MARKO ARNAUTOVIC
Stoke are playing pretty well at the moment, they beat Watford last week away from home. Burnley really struggle when they aren’t at Turf Moor, they were battered by West Brom 4-0 a couple of weeks ago! You’ve got to fancy the home side here, and Arnautovic is well due one.
WEST BROM v WATFORD: GARETH MCAULEY
Watford are going through a horrendous time of it at the moment. They don’t look great from set pieces, don’t look great going forward, so it’s hard not to go for a West Brom player here. McAuley got one last week against Hull and was easily the man of the match. He’s 36 and still looks great for West Brom and for Northern Ireland.
WEST HAM v ARSENAL: ALEXIS SANCHEZ
The way West Ham have played against United this week and on Sunday makes me think this will be very open, and easy for Arsenal to get a few chances. United made it look easy in the EFL Cup so it should be straight-forward for Sanchez to find some space and for The Gunners to win.
BOURNEMOUTH v LIVERPOOL: ROBERTO FIRMINO
There will be plenty of goals in this and I’ll be fully disappointed if there isn’t! You can take your pick from scorers here, and I would go for Coutinho usually. It’s a real shame he picked up an injury. There will be a bagful of goals in this, and Firmino will get at least one of them.
EVERTON v MANCHESTER UNITED: ROMELU LUKAKU
What a game! Everton battered United at Goodison the season before last, and United did well against them last year 9in the league and in the FA Cup. Zlatan is back on fire, so he would be a good choice, but I think United concede way too much and although Lukaku is having a bit of a dry spell, I think he will end that this weekend.
MIDDLESBROUGH v HULL: ALVARO NEGREDO
This is the toughest of the lot. Negredo found a bit of form again last week, bagging two, and Hull are far from impressive to watch. They were battered by Sunderland a couple of weeks ago and I can see ‘Boro getting something against them at home.