CHELSEA V SWANSEA: DIEGO COSTA
I know it’s an obvious choice, but it really is difficult to go with anyone else here! Diego Costa netted twice last time these two met, in both the 18th and 81st minute. Not only that, but he’s slipped ever so slightly in the 16/17 top goalscorer charts, and a game against 15th-placed Swansea should be a good opportunity for him to make up lost ground.
CRYSTAL PALACE V MIDDLESBROUGH: RUDY GESTEDE
Middlesbrough’s new recruit, signed from Aston Villa in the January transfer window, has already made a contribution to Aitor Karanka’s side. He netted a stunning overhead kick in their FA Cup fixture against Oxford and has put pressure on Alvaro Negredo. We’re backing him to do it again against Big Sam’s Palace side.
EVERTON V SUNDERLAND: ROMELU LUKAKU
Goals, goals and more goals are forecast as Romelu returns to the loving arms of his former boss, David Moyes. He’s on 16 goals this season and is hot on the coat tails of Alexis Sanchez and bagged four when his side played Bournemouth at the start of the month. Sunderland are in a relegation battle, and it’s impossible not to choose the Big Belgian here.
HULL V BURNLEY: ROBBIE BRADY
It didn’t go so well for Burnley in the FA Cup as they crashed out to non-league Lincoln. However, Robbie Brady crashed into his new role with a belter of a free-kick against Chelsea in their last league fixture. The vision of Thibaut Courtois leaping to get his fingers to the ball as it crashed in the net is still fresh in our minds, so we’re backing the Irishman to stick one past strugglers Hull.
WEST BROM V BOURNEMOUTH: JAMES MORRISSON
Morrison has bagged two goals in his last three games, including a crucial one against Stoke on February 4th to give The Baggies the three points. Bournemouth have conceded 49 goals this season, including five in their last two fixtures and this seems like a sensible selection.
WATFORD V WEST HAM: M’BAYE NIANG
He’s been downplaying his association to Mario Balotelli after singing from Milan in the January window. To be honest, we don’t care. He’s welcome to cause a little bit of trouble if he provides us with a goal to get us on our way to £250,000 this weekend.
TOTTENHAM V STOKE: HARRY KANE
Despite a couple of poor results against Liverpool and Gent recently for his club, Kane bagged a hat-trick against Fulham in the FA Cup last weekend. He’s scored 19 goals in all competitions this season and we reckon he can do the business against Stoke, which could propel Spurs into second place in the table.
LEICESTER V LIVERPOOL: SADIO MANE
Just a couple of games back from the AFCON, he made absolute mincemeat of Tottenham at Anfield last time out. The Reds have been rested since that game on February 11th, and will be looking to make up for a shocking start to 2017 with another three points over Leicester. It’s hard to pick anyone else after seeing his flawless performance a couple of weeks ago.