The Premier League rolls on this week for another selection of entertaining fixtures as the busy month of April begins. While we’re entering into the latter stages of the season, there are still so many huge fixtures left to be played at the top and bottom of the table.
Today, our aim is to pick out four clubs, in particular, who we believe have a huge opportunity ahead of them in the next few days. They aren’t nailed on to pick up all three points and they may not even be the favourites, but if they can find a way to win, it could be huge for their season.
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The heartbreaking defeat to Aston Villa was the definition of a setback for Fulham who, in many ways, seemed to be coasting to victory after initially taking the lead. The big worry amongst their fans is that they could end up falling even further behind, and in order to prevent that from happening, they need to put in a good shift against Wolves tomorrow night. Last season that may have seemed a bit daunting but this time around, Nuno’s men don’t really seem to be at the races.
Newcastle United, for the first time in a long time, have a little bit of momentum behind them in the Premier League – and a visit to Turf Moor to take on Burnley this Sunday could be exactly the chance they need to stretch their legs and push away from the bottom three. Even a draw could be viewed as a decent result here because even though it may not seem like it, picking up the odd point here and there is going to be crucial if they’re to reach the elusive 40 point mark.
It’s an away game against Sheffield United – do we need to say any more? The Blades are pretty much relegated at this stage and it’s just a case of waiting for it to become mathematically official, whereas Arsenal are hoping to prove themselves to the watching world after slipping up against Liverpool. There’s absolutely no guarantee they’ll secure all three points but if they do, there’s a chance they could still make a surge towards the top six work if they falter in the Europa League.
While Southampton may not have a whole lot left to play for, West Bromwich Albion are still in with an outside chance of survival – but we do have to stress the “outside chance” part of that sentence. They need to put together a few big wins if they want to close the eight-point gap between themselves and 17th, and we think hosting Southampton could actually turn out to be a great opportunity for them. The Saints are tricky, but the Baggies are the ones who just tore through high-flying Chelsea with relative ease last weekend.