Manchester City are running away with the title, however with just four points separating fourth placed Chelsea from seventh placed Liverpool, there’s some massive games that will impact that top four. The Manchester derby is the highlight of a massive few days of football.
Manchester City vs Manchester United
Sunday 3:30am AEDT
Manchester City opened up a fifteen point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a midweek win over Wolves. City extended their winning streak in the Premier League to fifteen games, they’ve been utterly dominant, they haven’t trailed at any stage in their last nineteen Premier League games. Their crosstown rivals have hit a slump, with one win and four draws from their last five games. The Red Devils have been held to scoreless draws in their last two league fixtures, and their attacking form that had them at the top of the league in January has completely gone. City have had no troubles at all finding the back of the net, scoring seventeen goals in their last six Premier League matches. City are in scintillating form and don’t look like slowing down anytime soon, United on the other hand have struggled and it’s impossible to go past City with the way they are playing at the moment.
Brighton vs Leicester
Sunday 7:00am AEDT
Third placed Leicester travel to the Amex Stadium to take on the sixteenth placed Brighton. Leicester have had a slip in form with just two wins from their last five Premier League matches. However they have a golden opportunity to right the ship facing off against a Brighton side that hasn’t won in it’s past four matches, and is ranked 15th for goals this season. Jamie Vardy holds a massive key in this fixture, the Foxes striker has scored five goals in seven Premier League games against Brighton. Vardy scored a goal and provided two assists in a 3-0 win over Brighton back in December. Brighton have never beaten the Foxes in the Premier league, with Leicester holding a 5-2-0 record. Despite the drop in form, Leicester just have too many attacking threats for Brighton to keep at bay.
Chelsea vs Everton
Tuesday 5am AEDT
Stamford Bridge plays host to a game with massive bearings on the top four as Chelsea hosts Everton. Chelsea are fourth, just one point ahead fifth placed Everton. The Toffees have gotten back on track after some struggles in the last month, winning their last three matches in the Premier League. Everton have had an impressive record against Chelsea of late, winning three of their last four Premier League outings against the Blues. Richarlison has been on fire, scoring in Everton’s last four matches and he looks set to give the Chelsea defence plenty of headaches. Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 back in December and with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlson they have the attacking threats to unsettle Chelsea’s defence. Everton are well positioned to cause an upset in this clash.
Goals have not been a concern for United and they will be full of confidence that they can put plenty past this poor Newcastle defence.
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