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Rodrigo Muniz and Jean-Phillipe Mateta could prove bargains in run-in

Rodrigo Muniz could prove valuable addition to Fantasy squad

Fantasy managers face some fascinating selection decisions as stars begin to feel the strain of playing several matches in a short period of time.

Rodrigo Muniz and Jean-Philippe Mateta are two young players who have the potential to make significant impacts on the title race and relegation scrap, with Mateta registering four goal involvements (three goals and one assist) in six games , while Fulham star Muniz has five contributions (four goals and one assist) in his corresponding five matches.

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Crystal Palace v Manchester City (8.30am)

Crystal Palace have won just one of their first five league games under new head coach Oliver Glasner and lost against Bournemouth in midweek.

Sam Johnstone, Rob Holding, Marc Guehi, Cheick Doucoure, Michael Olise, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Odsonne Edouard are out injured, while Chris Richards is doubtful with a knock.

Manchester City picked up a crucial three points against Villa on Wednesday but have Ederson, Nathan Ake and Kyle Walker out through injury.

Prediction: 1-1

Aston Villa v Brentford (11am)

Aston Villa cruised past West Midlands rivals Wolves in their first match after the international hiatus but lost to Manchester City midweek.

Matty Cash, Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey and Ollie Watkins are out.

Brentford 's last two matches have finished in draws as they look over their shoulderrs at the relegation zone.

Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Ben Mee, Ethan Pinnock, Josh Dasilva, Christian Norgaard and Kevin Schade are out either through injury or lack of fitness this weekend.

Prediction: 2-1

Everton v Burnley (11am)

Everton have failed to win in their last 14 matches and are four points above the relegation zone after a midweek draw against Newcastle.

Dele Alli and Lewis Dobbin are out to groin and ankle injuries, while Arnaut Danjuma is struggling for fitnes.

Burnley have taken consecutive draws at Chelsea and Wolves to jump within six points of safety with seven games left.

Nathan Redmond, Luca Koleosho and Aaron Ramsey are out with various injuries, while Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer and Han-Noah Massengo are doubtful.

Prediction: 1-0

Fulham v Newcastle United (11am)

Fulham suffered their third loss in eight games at Nottingham Forest in midweek but have no lingering injury concerns this weekend.

The same cannot be said of Newcastle, who will be without Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Callum Wilson. If those were not enough, Matt Targett, Lewis Miley, Kieran Trippier, Tino Livramento and Miguel Almiron are doubtful.

Prediction: 2-2

Luton Town v Bournemouth (11am)

Luton were soundly beaten at Arsenal on Wednesday to remain three points from safety.

Mads Juel Anderson, Amari Bell, Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts, Tom Lockyer, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Marvelous Nakamba, Elijah Adebayo, Chidozie Ogbene and Jacob Brown are out, while Reece Burke, Alfie Doughty and Tahith Chong are doubtful.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in five league games since losing to Manchester City, in February. Ryan Fredericks, Marcos Senesi and Luis Sinisterra are out injured, while Chris Mepham is doubtful to illness.

Prediction: 2-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United (11am)

Rayan Ait-Nouri scored a late first-half equaliser to grab a point for Wolves at Burnley in midweek. Hwang Hee-Chan, Pedro Neto and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde are out through injury, while Craig Dawson is doubtful with a groin problem.

West Ham held on for a home draw with Tottenham in midweek and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is out with a groin injury.

Prediction: 2-2

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (1.30pm)

Brighton picked up a goalless draw at Brentford in midweek after narrowly losing to Liverpool last weekend. Billy Gilmour, Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma and Jack Hinshelwood are out to injury, while James Milner is doubtful.

Arsenal cruised past Luton to jump temporarily to the top of the league and Jurrien Timber is their only player out with injury.

Prediction: 0-2


Manchester United v Liverpool (11.30am)

Manchester United have injury concerns over Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial out to injury.

Liverpool returned to the summit of the league after beating bottom club Sheffield United yesterday. Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Stefan Bajcetic, Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Ben Doak are out to injury, while Andy Robertson and Curtis Jones are doubtful.

Prediction: 2-1

Sheffield United v Chelsea (1.30pm)

Sheffield United are edging closer to relegation with every game and George Baldock, John Egan, Chris Basham, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Tom Davies, Rhian Brewster and Daniel Jebbison are out. Cameron Archer is doubtful with a calf injury.

Chelsea are without Wesley Fofana and Romeo Lavia, while Reece James, Levi Colwill, Carney Chukwuemeka, Lesley Ugochukwu and Christopher Nkunku are doubtful.

Prediction: 0-2

Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest (2pm)

Spurs were held to a draw away to West Ham on Tuesday and have Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon are out with various injuries.

Forest beat Fulham in midweek to pull three points clear of the bottom three. Taiwo Awoniyi is out with a muscle injury this weekend, while Willy Boly is doubtful with a muscle injury.

Prediction: 2-0

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Published April 05, 2024 at 6:57 am (Updated April 05, 2024 at 6:44 am)

Rodrigo Muniz and Jean-Phillipe Mateta could prove bargains in run-in

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