In a regular feature, we make three bold predictions as to how we feel the Premier League weekend will unfold. Today, Leicester City, Manchester City and Spurs are all in focus as the world’s most exciting league reaches its dramatic conclusion.
Leicester to get one hand on Premier League trophy with win over Saints
For weeks, nay months now, we’ve been haphazardly predicting that Leicester City’s barnstorming run in the EPL would eventually come to an end. Yet here we are, with seven games to go, Claudio Ranieri’s men are five points clear at the top of the table and edging ever closer to a Premier League title win that would surely break the internet.
This Saturday they face a Southampton side who themselves are still harbouring ambitions of upsetting the status quo after being one of a number of clubs circling in on that elusive fourth spot currently occupied by a stuttering Manchester City side.
The last time these two teams met, Leicester City mounted an impressive comeback at St Mary’s, recovering a two goal deficit thanks to two second half goals from Jamie Vardy earning the Foxes a late 2-2 draw.
Man City to put top four chances in further danger with draw at Bournemouth
For Manchester City, their European endeavours couldn’t be going any better. After breezing past Sevilla in the 2nd round of the Champions League, they booked themselves a quarter final tie against fellow oligarch-owned outfit PSG.
But in the league, things are looking ominous to say the least.
A series of disappointing results ruled the Citizens out of the title race a few weeks ago and now with a myriad of clubs below them closing the points gap, City must pull their proverbial finger out should they wish just to qualify for the Champions League next season.
On Saturday they face a Bournemouth side who on current form, would be placed 3rd in the Premier League table had the season started on December the 1st. With home advantage in favour of a Cherries side who are edging ever closer to Premier League safety, we fancy them to grab a draw against City this weekend, which would certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons higher up the EPL table.
Liverpool and Spurs to end all square
It’s unarguable England’s dramatic 3-2 win over Germany at the weekend was primarily spearheaded by a small contingent of young Spurs talents. Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Danny Rose were all stars of the show in Berlin Saturday evening with Liverpool midfielders Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana also having their parts to play. When these two teams meet in Saturday’s 17:30 (GMT) kick off, it will be interesting to see how either side lines up on the back of a tiring international weekend.
With Liverpool carelessly throwing away a 2-0 lead against Southampton a fortnight ago, we believe they’ll have a point or two to prove to manager Jurgen Klopp and we’re backing them to grab a draw against title challengers Spurs at Anfield.
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