It’s been an incredible week in the Champions League for the English teams. Could we now see all four qualify for the Quarter Finals?
An unbelievable achievement by both Tottenham and Manchester United. Spurs obviously did the damage in the first leg at Wembley but I thought they were outstanding defensively in Dortmund and well deserved the win. United’s comeback in Paris was extraordinary, especially with all the injuries. There’s no way they can’t give Solskjaer the job now!
I think City will join them in the Quarter Finals for sure, they’ll have too much quality for Schalke and they’ve already got that lead. I still think City will win the tournament. Liverpool have the hardest task and it could be a really tight one in Munich. We all know what a good side Bayern are. But Liverpool are so strong defensively and even though their front three aren’t quite firing at the moment I fancy them to nick an away goal and go through with a score draw.
It’s back to Premier League action again this weekend. Talk us through some of your match predictions.
Crystal Palace vs. Brighton
This one’s always got a bit of a spark about it because of the rivalry between the two sides. Think they call this the M23 Derby. Palace are playing well at the moment and will be confident of getting the win. Brighton got those massive three points against Huddersfield last time out and they’ll want to follow that up with a result at Selhurst Park. But I just feel with Zaha on form, Palace will edge this one.
Southampton vs. Tottenham
Southampton were really unlucky not to get something at Old Trafford last weekend. They played very well for large parts and on another day would have got the point. They’ll have to be at a similar level to get a result against Spurs who will be flying after that win in Dortmund.
It was a big effort from Tottenham in Germany and they’ve had the travelling to contend with as well but they’ll know this is a game they have to win to keep control of third place and I think with Harry Kane getting back to full form and fitness, they’ll have a little too much for the Saints.
Manchester City vs. Watford
Watford went to Liverpool recently and everyone thought they could cause Klopp’s men some problems. They didn’t and were well beaten 5-0. I don’t think it will be quite as one sided in this one, but I do think City will win comfortably.
They’ve got the lead at the top now and they won’t be looking to give that up easily. And with the goals they’ve got in the side from all areas I can see them winning with a bit to spare on Saturday.
Liverpool vs. Burnley
If City do get the win then Liverpool will go into this clash on Sunday four points behind their rivals and that increases the pressure a bit more. Burnley have turned it around in recent weeks and they should be able to pull away from that relegation picture now. Sean Dyche has done a wonderful job in picking them up. But I don’t think they’ll come away from Anfield with anything.
Arsenal vs. Manchester United
A massive match in the top four shakeup and I think Arsenal will have learned a lot from the FA Cup tie these two played out last month. United were too strong for them then but the Gunners have been in good form since and were very good at Spurs last week.
United will be on cloud nine after that PSG result and I’m sort of hoping they celebrate a bit too hard! I see this being another entertaining match and I reckon it could end in a point for both teams.