We’re back for another massive weekend of Premier League action, with games from Saturday through to Tuesday, football fans are in for a treat. We’ve got you covered with previews and tips for the key games right here!
Sunday 2:30am AEDT, King Power Stadium
It’s a battle of first vs third when the league leaders travel to Leicester. Whilst City are cruising with a fourteen point lead at the top of the Premier League table, a loss for Leicester gives Chelsea an opportunity to move within two points of the Foxes leaving third places up for grabs. Both Leicester and Man City are in good form, coming into this matchup off the back of convincing wins. Manchester City have an excellent record against Leicester of late, winning six of their last eight league fixtures against the Foxes.
A big part of City’s recent success against Leicester has come off the back of star striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian has scored four goals in five Premier League games against Brendan Rogers’ men. Not only is his record against Leicester excellent, but he is in red hot form at the moment, scoring three goals in his past for Premier League games. City have been the most inform side in the world since the new year and they are charging towards their third title in four seasons.
There is a lot on the line for the Foxes, given a loss would see them drop right back into the pack and fighting to keep their spot in the top four. However the league leaders are playing some excellent football at the moment and are finding the back of the net with ease, Leicester just don’t have enough attacking firepower to keep up with City.
Sunday 5:00am AEDT, Emirates Stadium
After a turbulent start to the season, Arsenal have found a solid patch of form, going unbeaten in their past four Premier League outings. They come up against an out of form Liverpool side that has lost two of its last three games. Liverpool only sit four points ahead of the ninth placed Arsenal, and a loss for the defending champions would put them in a massive fight just to qualify for the Europa League. Mikel Arteta has had his sight playing some tough football over the past few weeks.
A tight 2-1 win over arch-rivals was followed up by a stunning comeback to turn a 3-0 deficit, to snatch a 3-3 draw against West Ham in their last match. Whilst the Gunners have been incredibly inconsistent this season, they have brought their best in the big games this season. With an opportunity to gain some ground back on the sides pushing for European football, Arsenal will be up for the fight.
Arsenal’s recent record also makes for promising reading for Gunners fans, having won three of their last four games against Liverpool in all competitions. Arsenal’s recent form spike has come largely on the back of Alexandre Lacazette, who has scored three goals in his last four Premier League matches. With the struggles Liverpool have had at the back this season, Lacazette looks every chance to continue his good form. With Liverpool’s poor form in the calendar year, Arsenal are in a great position to pick up an upset victory at home.
Newcastle vs Tottenham
Sunday 11:05pm AEDT, St James' Park
It’s been a nightmare season for Newcastle who are in a serious fight to keep their spot in the Premier League. Their battle for survival doesn’t get any easier when the inform Tottenham head to St James’ Park. Newcastle are seventeenth on the Premier League table, just two points ahead of the eighteenth placed Fulham. Tottenham come into this fixture in red hot form, winning four of their past five Premier League games.
Whilst the Magpies haven’t picked up a victory in their last six league matches. Newcastle face an uphill battle trying to contain Spurs captain Harry Kane, who notched up his 17th goal of the season last week, which saw him move to the top of the golden boot race. But not only has Kane been damaging in front of goal, he’s assisted 13 goals which sees him with the most Premier League goal contributions this season, with 30. Kane’s recent record against Newcastle suggests this rich vein of form is set to continue, having picked up two goals and an assist from his last two Premier League appearances against the Magpies.
Newcastle’s attack has been virtually non existent in their winless streak, failing to score more than one goal in a game in their last six Premier League matches. Tottenham have dominated Newcastle recently, holding a 5-1-1 record in their last seven Premier League matches against Newcastle, and given the way that the Magpies have played over their past six games, it’s hard to see them putting up a fight. . Tottenham won’t have any troubles getting past the struggling Newcastle.
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