Premier League Week 27 kicks off on Saturday night, with fans hopeful of seeing a few more goals.
It’s been incredibly low-scoring of late with just six goals from the last six EPL games. Week 36 was one of the lowest-scoring weeks of the season with a total of just 18 goals in all ten matches.
Saturday night sees Burnley host Arsenal at the viewer friendly time of 11:30pm AEDT. That’s followed by two out-of-form sides, Sheffield United and Southampton meeting at 2am AEDT.
At 4:30am AEDT, it’s Aston Villa hosting Wolves and a Sunday morning ‘breakfast’ battle between another two slumping teams, Brighton and Leicester at 7am AEDT.
Burnley won the first meeting, 1-0 at the Emirates their first win over Arsenal since 2008. They’ve been in decent form – three losses in their last 10 came against Spurs, Chelsea and City – but the Clarets aren’t safe yet. Arsenal are coming in off an impressive 3-1 win over Leicester and would see this one as a chance to keep pushing up the table.
Probably not staying up for this one, with Southampton in the middle of a massive slump, earning just one – that’s 1 – measly point from their last nine Premier League matches. Sheffield United are still buried in the relegation zone, but they’re coming off a 1-0 midweek win over Aston Villa. The Saints have won the last three meetings, including a 3-0 win in December.
Midlands clash between two unpredictable teams coming off losses. Villa were shocked by Sheffield United, while Wolves were beaten 4-1 by Man City, despite hanging with the league leaders for much of the match. Villa has missed injured star Jack Grealish and have only scored three goals in their past five matches. Wolves won the first meeting 1-0.
Both teams are in a bit of a funk, with Leicester winless in three (including their Europa League loss) and Brighton winless in four EPL matches. The two sides have met twice this season already, with the Foxes winning at King Power 3-0 in the league and 1-0 in the F.A. Cup.