Liverpool‘s trip to Cardiff City on Sunday is probably the hardest test they have left in the Premier League this season – but it is one Jurgen Klopp’s team can come through with flying colours.
The Bluebirds may have enhanced their hopes of avoiding the drop by winning at Brighton on Tuesday, but Liverpool eased to a 4-1 victory against Neil Warnock’s team in October and can cruise to a similarly easy win this weekend.
Warnock knows that if his side do stay up it will not be results against the likes of Liverpool that are important, with crunch clashes with Fulham and Crystal Palace coming up in the next two weeks. Cardiff are 9/4 not to be relegated this season.
No top-flight side has conceded more home goals than Cardiff’s 33 this season. However, they have won more games on their own pitch than Crystal Palace, who will be relieved that they are playing away from Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Roy Hodgson’s team visit Arsenal after tasting victory seven times on their travels and on just four occasions at home.
The Gunners have won 14 and drawn two of their last 16 home games and can continue that fine record by beating an Eagles side with little to play for.
Arsenal have only lost one of their last eight Premier League matches and that was against a bafflingly inconsistent Everton team, which followed up that excellent victory by slumping to an embarrassing 2-0 loss at already-relegated Fulham last weekend.
Marco Silva will be desperate for a reaction and could get it as Manchester United are the visitors to Goodison Park and they will be smarting from their Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona in midweek.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have lost their last two away league games and were very fortunate to beat West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford last weekend.
Defeat on Merseyside would make it likely that United would miss out on a Champions League place for the third time in six campaigns.