Another exciting weekend in the Premier League concludes on Sunday with two matches pitting sides at the top end of the table away to teams scrapping for their lives on what should be an interesting day of action.
It is a big afternoon for all four teams in action for different reasons so there should be tension, drama and plenty of excitement, which is just the way we like it in the top flight. Both matches are live on TV as usual.
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City (13.30)
The opening match of the afternoon sees Huddersfield Town beginning their new era after David Wagner against the champions Manchester City, who know that any slip up here at all basically hands Liverpool the title.
Newcastle’s win on Saturday means that Huddersfield begin the match 10 points adrift of safety so they are going to have to win matches pretty soon although even their most optimistic fan would surely appreciate it is unlikely to happen here. They don’t have to look too far to find their problems. They have 13 goals in 22 matches. They are going to need to triple that in the next 16 games to have any chance of staying up.
Manchester City have already battered Huddersfield this season and are widely expected to do that once again here although football doesn’t always work like that. I think this will be a bit tougher for City but that doesn’t mean I don’t think they won’t win. Handicaps are pretty big though and I don’t really want to bet on them either way. I’ll sit this out and enjoy what I hope will be a City masterclass.
Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur (16.00)
The final match of the weekend is a London derby where both sides need the points. I don’t know if Tottenham are really in the title race after their defeat last week but they definitely won’t be if they don’t win this. Fulham are now seven points away from safety and need to get on a run soon.
Much like Huddersfield, Fulham don’t need to look too far to see their problems. They have leaked 49 goals in just 22 matches which is pretty ridiculous. They do have goals in them though which is a positive but they need to be ruthless in both boxes. Tottenham have lost two of their last three but they have been full of goals on their travels.
Fulham might just be getting Tottenham at a good time here with Harry Kane out injured and Son Heung-min away on international duty but even if they are, the Cottagers just can’t defend so even the second string Spurs attackers should put them to the sword. It isn’t like Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela can’t score goals. Fulham will have to have a go in this match though. Their situation necessitates it so I very much like over 2.5 goals in this one.
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