Zapsportz predictions – with team news thrown in: we’re all backing Everton, Chelsea and West Ham

Date: 18th March 2017 at 1:15 pm
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The Zapsortz team of experts – Glenn Hoddle, Harry Harris and Dave Smith – give their verdicts on some of today’s afternoon fixtures in the Premier League. Have a go yourself, if you think you are clever enough…

EVERTON v HULL

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Everton and England full back Leighton Baines should be fit after recovering from the back problem he suffered last weekend.

Muhamed Besic lacks fitness after a lengthy lay-off and James McCarthy is also out with a hamstring injury.

Hull are without Everton loanee Oumar Niasse, who is ineligible against his parent club, while Evandro is again absent with a calf problem.

Markus Henriksen is back in training after a shoulder injury but is unlikely to feature whilst Michael Dawson, Dieumerci Mbokani and Ryan Mason remain sidelined.

Zapsportz Predictions

Glenn Hoddle: Everton 2 Hull 0

Harry Harris: Everton 2 Hull 0

Dave Smith: Everton 2 Hull 1

STOKE v CHELSEA

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Stoke’s former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson is absent with a shoulder problem but Marko Arnautovic should return after missing out in midweek because of illness.

Xherdan Shaqiri is back after a six-match absence, while Wilfried Bony, who was ineligible against Manchester City, is available.

For Chelsea, wing-back Victor Moses is expected to be available despite being substituted against Manchester United on Monday.

Zapsportz predictions

Glenn Hoddle: Stoke 0 Chelsea 3

Harry Harris: Stoke 0 Chelsea 2

Dave Smith: Stoke 1 Chelsea 2

WEST HAM v LEICESTER

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West Ham captain Mark Noble, who has come in for some criticism (harshly) from some of his own ‘fans’,  has been ruled out because of a dead leg. A strategic move by Slaven Bilic? Maybe.

His absence could prompt a recall for Sam Byram, while Andre Ayew is expected to start in attack after scoring as a substitute at Bournemouth last weekend.

Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy remains a doubt with a knee injury. Danny Drinkwater is available despite ruling himself out of England duty because of a minor ongoing injury, believed to be a groin problem.

Zapsportz preditictions

Glenn Hoddle: West Ham 2 Leicester 1

Harry Harris: West Ham 3 Leicester 0

Dave Smith: West Ham 2 Leicester 0

 

 


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