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The Premier League football season should be nearing its end and fans are normally digging into their pockets to fund next year's season ticket. Next season will after all be the one where your team plays free-flowing football and wins a quadruple. While that may end up being the case, it seems some fans will have to wait a little to secure their seat as Premier League clubs have started amending payment deadlines and renewal windows for 2020-21 season tickets. Udinese have won only one of their last four home league games (D2 L1) so they are hardly in form coming into this clash. However, the Neroverdi are in a similar position, with one win in their last eight matches. This also isn’t a fixture which has seen either side dominate. Udinese and Sassuolo have drawn five of their 12 Serie A encounters (three wins for Udinese and four wins for Sassuolo) – Sassuolo have only drawn more top-flight games against Cagliari (six). So I don't think it will be a thriller in any shape or form, especially if Palace are without Wilfried Zaha after he was injured against the Reds. If Burnley's front two, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, are still sidelined they will pose less of a threat too. Lawro's prediction: 1-1Alex's prediction: 1-0Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan. How did Lawro do last time?From the midweek Premier League games, Lawro got seven correct results, including three exact scorelines, for a total of 160 points. Real Madrid have dropped to second, generating income of 757. Manchester United remain third. Arsenal have slipped out of the top 10 or the first time. Barcelona's rise to the top with income of 840 million euros is a clear sign of 'a club adapting to changing market conditions' by bringing merchandising and licensing activities in-house, according to Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. Speaking of Ronaldo, perhaps the Warm-Up is being thick here but can anyone enlighten us as to what he’s actually sitting in here? Is it a weird private plane? A super deluxe caravan? A massive stretch Hummer or something? And speaking of egos, you can’t tell us you didn’t also enjoy Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue getting the nose removed from it not long after it was erected. In terms of our correct score tip, as we have previously stated, we do not expect there to be a big gap between the sides. The hosts have averaged just 0.83 goals per game at home this term and come into this match having failed to score in their last three matches at Brunton Park. Meanwhile the visitors average just 1.08 goals per game on the road and are in good form at present. All in all, we believe a 1-0 away win looks to be the most likely outcome. Moyes stamped his return by making four changes to the side which had lost to Leicester on 28 December under Pellegrini, and those changes proved pivotal with Noble and Robert Snodgrass the stars of the show from the off. Noble had called for West Ham fans to get behind Moyes after his reappointment and the captain led from the front with his opening goal, wrong-footing Aaron Ramsdale with his deflected strike after brilliant play from Snodgrass. On his return to the starting XI in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool, the 25-year-old’s first contribution came in the form of an impressive triple save – a glimpse of the potential that is sometimes overshadowed by casual mistakes. It’s clear that Lampard wants to strengthen throughout the pitch and with Neuer having been linked with a move to SW6 – what does this mean for Kepa? COULD NEUER UNLOCK KEPA’S POTENTIAL? “Should the move materialise then Neuer would bring a wealth of experience, having enjoyed success at the very highest level of both domestic and international football,” posits Few. Exeter City - Portsmouth Head to Head Statistics Games Detailed Result Comparisons, Form and Estimations can be found in the Team and League Statistics. Head-to-Head Trend Exeter City vs Portsmouth current ... The match had come alive after a poor first half in which Ayew had wasted the best chance when he scuffed wide from close range. Victory was Palace's first in four Premier League games and lifted them into the top half of the table while West Ham remain hovering just above the relegation zone. The two sides came into the game in poor form, with Bournemouth having lost six of their last seven and Arsenal only winning once since beating Bournemouth 1-0 at the Emirates on Oct. Too many draws have dented the Leipzig title challenge. They now face a battle to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League. Away form is good, they seem to either draw 0-0 or win 5-0 in their four most recent matches. FC Koln lost in midweek and have conceded 52 goals in the Bundesliga this season. Up against the strong Leipzig attack, they are likely to struggle and the tip here is for an away win. It was a strangely listless performance from Maurizio Sarri's side and though still heavy favourites to go through, they will feel the pressure in the second leg as they look to avoid falling way short of a first Champion's League trophy since 1996 they earmarked when signing Ronaldo. Talking point - Midfield to cost Juventus elusive trophy Juventus will still likely go through with victory in the second leg and with Ronaldo and Dybala will be hard for any team to stop. Villa will have gained some confidence from that win over Palace but a couple more will be needed if they are to stay up. After this match, they host Arsenal and then travel to West Ham. Their dream is to be able to go West Ham on the final day of the season with the chance to win and stay in the Premier League. Wolves are undone by a simple long ball out of defence. Maupay latches onto it, takes a touch to control it and seems to catch Patricio by surprise with an early shot that flies into the corner of the goal. What a goal. GOAL! Brighton 2-1 Wolves: Within a matter of moments, Brighton have turned this game on its head! It's another cracking goal by the hosts. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says he is a "Formula 1 car" while former France team-mate Olivier Giroud is just a "go-kart. Benzema, 32, has not played for France since 2015 while Giroud started the most recent European qualifying win over Albania in November. Chelsea's Giroud also played in all of France's World Cup matches in 2018, helping them to be crowned champions. Benzema said: "You can't confuse an F1 car with a go-kart and I'm being kind. Legion is new team in the top tier, and they have won the second league with big spread to other ones in the previous season. They did lost in the recent round but result of 2:0 against Levadia is ok for the new member. Squad has quality and they should try to avoid big defeat again, when facing other title challenger. West Ham v Leicester (17:30)I thought Leicester's tactics were strange in Thursday's defeat by Liverpool. James Maddison was on the left of midfield but he kept disappearing to come inside and play, because that is what he does. That left Trent Alexander-Arnold completely free to pile forward down Liverpool's right. Everyone knows what a threat he is, and I don't really understand how Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers did not spot what was happening, or try to change things to stop him. Away team finally managed to break poor run at the start of the season, and they beat Lokomotiv Pamir in the secure game. They are not getting on another new team in the competition, and should be able to keep on with their run from the recent one in the league. Benfica have scored in seven of the last eight away league matches Benfica have two wins in the last eight away matches. Famalicao have never beaten Benfica. Famalicao have one clean sheet in the last eight home league matches. Benfica have one clean sheet in the last eight away matches. With four matches remaining, Benfica will be looking to put up a spirited fight for the title and this Thursday, they visit Famalicao in the search for three points. Tests are now being made available to doctors and nurses who have symptoms, or who live in a household with someone who does. Tests for other health and care workers will follow. About 7,500 NHS workers and their family members have been tested, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. Overall, 218,577 people in the UK had been tested by 7 April. And as of 8 April, 343 people have been tested per 100,000 of the UK population. The latter was in evidence again throughout an encounter that lacked out-and-out excitement but still bristled with tension, with both sides keen to avoid defeat at the very least. That matters now seem to be going Watford's way under Pearson was indicated when the ball appeared to strike Craig Cathcart on the hand inside the hosts' area in only the second minute, but referee Michael Oliver ignored Spurs' claims for a penalty. Millwall will host Derby County for this fixture of the league. I believe, both teams are one of the ambitious teams in this league. Also, I believe, both teams have a chance to reach for one of the top six places in the table. Of course, Millwall have advantage at home stadium. However, Millwall is very unpredictable team. On the other hand Derby are in better shape lately. They have two consecutive victories. Also, Derby have an effective attack in recent times. In previous game Derby is won 3-0 against Blackburn. So, both teams tend to score a goal. I think, the visitors have the potential to pick up the victory. Newcastle face a tricky return trip to the Kassam Stadium after a goalless draw with Oxford United at St James' Park. Sheffield United defeated Millwall with goals from former Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic and Oliver Norwood. Tottenham and Southampton could not be separated after a late equaliser from Sofiane Boufal, and Premier League strugglers brought Burnley down to Earth after their win over Manchester United in midweek, with Grant Hanley and Josip Drmic giving Norwich a 2-1 win at Turf Moor.