It’s match day 23 in the Premier League this weekend, and our preview has (obviously) picked the the Man City and Liverpool game as the game to watch this weekend.
The Premier League table has now well and truly taken shape and there will be some critical fixtures that could make all the difference at the end of the season.
Liverpool v Man City: Clash of the Titans
All of the last three Premier League titles went to either Liverpool or Man City and the clash between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will have an impact on both the title race as well as the race to finish in Champions League positions. The Reds remain seven points off the pace in this game, with City having a game in hand. Liverpool also have the chance to overtake Leicester in third place this weekend, with the Foxes facing a tricky away fixture at Wolves. But a loss at Anfield on Saturday could see West Ham, who face relegation battlers, Fulham, leapfrog the champions into the prized fourth Champions League spot
Aston Villa v Arsenal: The Mid-Table Clash Nobody Could’ve Predicted
A clash between 9th and 10th sees surprise outfit, Villa, spearheaded by the mercurial Jack Grealish and breakout star, Ollie Watkins, take on an Arsenal team that they beat 3-0 at the Emirates in November. However, Mikel Arteta’s men seem to have rediscovered their form somewhat, losing just one of their last six games, while Villa have lost four in the same time frame. A win for the Gunners would take them to 8th place, while Villa can do the same, but Tottenham are likely to retain that spot come the end of the weekend, considering they’re taking on relegation fodder, West Brom at home on Sunday. And should Leeds win on Monday against 13th placed Crystal Palace, they could overtake Arsenal, should they lose or be level on points with Villa. They will probably be hoping for a draw though.
Fulham v West Ham: Can Moyes Keep This Run Going?
Nobody predicted that this West Ham team would be two points behind Liverpool in 4th come February. David Moyes has turned the perpetually underperforming Hammers into a serious outfit this season and has taken all three points from five of their last six. Fulham, on the other hand, are winless in six, losing three of those. Wins for West Brom and Sheffield United this weekend could condemn Fulham to the foot of the table, and they are already entering the fixture some eight points behind Burnley in 17th.
More action in the Premier League this weekend:
Burnley v Brighton (17:00)
Newcastle v Southampton (17:00)
Man United v Everton (22:00)
Tottenham v West Brom (14:00)
Wolves v Leicester (16:00)
Sheffield United v Chelsea (21:15)
Leeds v Crystal Palace (22:00)
And that’s what we have to look forward to this weekend, so hopefully this Premier League preview helps you to get ready for what is shaping up to be a very exciting weekend.
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