Saturday Football Preview: Euro Chase and Relegation Battle Heats Up

EPL: Newcastle v West Ham

Premier League teams are now showing their full determination for a European spot, as several teams are separated by just a few points near the top of the table. This Saturday, Newcastle United, currently in 10th place, will play against West Ham United. Newcastle’s reliance on their ability to spread goals around, with 19 different players finding the net. Although their team has been hit by injuries, they can still turn the tables around. West Ham had a chance to move above the spot before the international break, but unfortunately, they did not get more points in the draw with Crystal Palace and Manchester United. Nevertheless, a comfortable win against SC Freiburg showed their ability to be deserving of a European spot. This match between the two teams is crucial as they are fighting for their place in the top 6 of the league as they secure European participation next season. 

EPL: Bournemouth v Everton

Bournemouth and Everton, both teams that are currently not in an ideal position in the Premier League, will play at the Vitality Stadium. Although Bournemouth, currently in 13th place, look to be safe from relegation, they still need to win their succeeding games to cover up their losses in their last three previous games. Everton are desperate to win against Bournemouth in their Premier League match to secure top-flight status. Being in the 16th place makes them more cautious to avoid being in the relegation zone. This match will give both teams the power to make it to a better spot in the Premier League. 

EPL: Chelsea v Burnley

In a game hosted by Chelsea on Saturday, they will play against Burnley at Stamford Bridge who themselves are embroiled in a relegation battle. Chelsea are chasing the spot for the European competition next season and are in decent form, having won five and drawn two in all competitions since early February. They have a strong offense that has helped them secure goals in their recent matches. Burnley currently sit near the bottom of the league and aim to turn the tables starting with their game against Chelsea. They will do their best to win points to avoid the relegation zone, just like they did in their game against Brentford. 

EPL: Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace

A game between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace is set to happen on Saturday afternoon. Nottingham Forest seems to be in dire straits by not having scored any goals in some of their recent games in the Premier League, resulting in them sitting in the relegation zone. Crystal Palace isn’t quite different by sitting just above a few spots from Nottingham Forest. They have had inconsistent games in their previous matches and only won three of their last 17 league games but still managed to beat some relegation rivals, claiming 14th place. This upcoming match promises to be a tense battle between two struggling teams hoping to make their way up the table.

EPL: Sheffield Utd v Fulham

A chance for Sheffield United to earn points to go up away from the relegation zone will happen as they battle against Fulham at Craven Cottage this Saturday. Sheffield United is currently seated at the bottom of the rankings in the Premier League, having only won one of their last twelve games. They are struggling with defending and attacking, which puts them in the worst spot. Fulham experienced a successful game this season; they won four of their last six matches, which put them in the mid-table spot. Despite Sheffield’s disadvantage, they promised an intense showing that they deserved to go all the way up. 

EPL: Tottenham v Luton

A battle between Tottenham and Luton Town on Saturday will feature a game between a team trying to bounce back from their recent defeat and one team moving away from the relegation zone. Tottenham is one of the leading teams in the current ranking of 5th in the Premier League. Despite their recent loss to Fulham, they are determined to get back on track towards a successful season as they chase the Champions League. Luton Town faces some difficulties in strategizing their fight for league survival. They have nine winless games but are eager to fight back by being more consistent in their recent games, leaving them outside the relegation zone.

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