Last weekend proved to be something of a watershed moment in the Premier League as Manchester City finally overhauled Liverpool, who at the start of January held a seven point gap over the current Champions. City’s 1-0 win against Bournemouth coupled with Liverpool’s 0-0 draw away to fierce rivals Everton, were the two results that ensured City regained top spot over the Anfield side by a single point.

Other big games saw Tottenham and Arsenal share the spoils in a dramatic North London derby, with the Gunners missing a late penalty to win the game after Lloris saved Aubameyang’s shot and then Jan Vertonghen cleared a follow up effort by the Arsenal man from under the bar in somewhat miraculous style. Wins too for Chelsea and Manchester United have kept up the pressure on Arsenal and Spurs in that race for a Champions League spot.

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It was another bad weekend for Huddersfield Town and Fulham who both lost once again and who both now looked doomed to the drop. Brighton and Crystal Palace picked up very useful wins to ease their relegation fears, but Cardiff, Southampton and Newcastle all fell to defeat.

There’s a full round of 10 games to look forward to this weekend with seven games taking place on Saturday and three more on Sunday. We are going to preview each of the ten games below and as always, bring you our top tips for each game.

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Premier League Matchday 30 Preview and Tips

*Odds shown above were correct with bet365 as of 11am on Wednesday 6th March

Crystal Palace v Brighton

Brighton finally halted their Premier League slump with a win over Huddersfield Town last weekend, but it was hardly a convincing win at home and I am not confident that they are truly out of the woods just yet. It’s a different story with Crystal Palace though as I feel Roy Hodgson’s men have turned the corner with just one defeat in their last eight games. They seem to be finding the net a lot more freely now too which was their achilles heel earlier this season. As such, I think this should be comfortable win for Palace. (Crystal Palace to win – 4/5)

Cardiff City v West Ham

Cardiff are desperate for a victory to move them out of the drop zone and they are just two points behind Southampton above them, but Neil Warnock’s side have hit a torrid run of form of late losing all of their last three, including two heavy home defeats to Watford and Everton. West Ham are an improving and tricky side and I think they have the quality to get the job done here. As such, I am backing West Ham to come away with a narrow win. (West Ham to win – 6/5)

Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth

New Huddersfield Town boss Jan Siewert may be publicly stating his team still has a chance of survival, but in truth I think they are doomed and already know that. Still, I don’t expect them to put up any less of a fight against a Bournemouth side that have been inconsistent this season. The Cherries have not won in five games but I think this is the perfect game for them to break that duck against a Huddersfield Town side sorely lacking confidence. (Bournemouth to win – 5/4)

Leicester City v Fulham

It hasn’t been the best of starts for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester as a last minute strike from Andre Gray handed Watford the win over Leicester in his first game in charge last weekend. However, against a Fulham side that now has Scott Parker as their new boss, I would expect the Foxes to at least put up a stronger display against the side 19th in the Premier League and who have shipped 65 goals in 29 games this season. (Leicester to win – 4/7)

Newcastle United v Everton

After losing last weekend to West Ham, Newcastle will want to continue their good home form in the Premier League which has seen them win four games in a row at St James’ Park. Everton, fresh from celebrating their 0-0 home draw with Liverpool like they had won the World Cup, Boat Race and Ashes Series, will make the tricky trip north to face the home side who seem to have a new dimension now Almiron is in the team. As such, I can’t see Newcastle losing this one and so I am going for them to keep their home form going with a win here. (Newcastle to win – 17/10)

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspurs

After a couple of poor performances in defeats to Chelsea and Burnley, Tottenham stopped the slide with a draw at home to Arsenal last weekend and a superb 1-0 win over Dortmund in the Champions League Round of 16 in midweek. That should put the visitors in a positive frame of mind for this tricky trip to the south coast to take on a Southampton side that have won just one of their last six games. This will be close though and I am backing Spurs to just about scrape the win. (Tottenham to win – 4/5)

Manchester City v Watford

After clawing back the deficit to Liverpool since January, City’s brilliant form saw them win at Bournemouth and claim back top spot in the Premier League and I fancy they will hold onto that spot following their home game with Watford. The Hornets have been in decent form, but lost 5-0 away to Liverpool recently and in truth, City are playing much better than the Reds at the moment and unless they have another off day, I would expect the home side to win this game very comfortably indeed. (Manchester City to win – 1/7)

Liverpool v Burnley

Assuming Manchester City have won against Watford, then Liverpool will need to do likewise against Burnley at Anfield and in truth, the Reds should manage to do that. Burnley’s form is much improved in general of late but they have slipped a little in their last two games. Liverpool need a win to bounce back to winning ways after a series of draws and in truth, they should get this comfortably, but only if their stuttering strike force can start to click into gear once again. (Liverpool to win – 1/7)

Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers

After the embattled manager Mauricio Sarri recalled Kepa to the team last weekend after his Carabao Cup indiscretion, the Spaniard produced a fine display in helping Chelsea to victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. He’ll need to be on his guard here again against a Wolves side that have already beaten Chelsea at Molineux this season. Make no mistake, this will be a tough game for Chelsea, especially with them playing in the Europa League on Thursday and as such, I am backing Wolves to come away with another hard-fought point here. (Draw – 3/1)

Arsenal v Manchester United

The biggest game of the weekend and the one that will likely have the most bearing on how things finish in the Champions League spots at least, takes place at the Emirates with Arsenal taking on Manchester United. The two old rivals have already met twice this season, playing out a 2-2 draw in the league at Old Trafford before United earned a 3-1 win in the cup at the Emirates in January. The visitors have the better record of the two in recent games, winning three of the last four matches but I feel with their injury problems, Arsenal will likely continue their improvement in form and lay claim to a point here. (Draw – 5/2)