The most anticipated fixture in the world is here, one whose result could determine the destination of this season’s Premier League title.
It is the battle of the two best teams in the land, and without exaggeration, the world. It is fair to expect more than drama: excitement, tactical exhibitions of the highest order, top-level technical displays and fan wars. This is everything. And yet, perhaps it should not have been so.
In February, Pep Guardiola’s men had increased the gap at the top of the table to 12 points after a 14-match unbeaten run. However, Liverpool has now managed to close the gap to just one point. The Reds have taken advantage of outstanding matches and an unusual loss of form by Manchester City.
Even more, game week 32 is loaded with some cracking encounters with far-reaching effects on the table.
Review of Gameweek 31
There were a few stunning results in the previous game week which made it all the more exciting.
Liverpool did just about enough to defeat a resilient Watford 2-0 in Saturday’s early fixture.
Brighton and Norwich played out a goalless affair as Manchester City did not have to move into second gear to defeat Burnley 2-0.
Brentford stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, coming from a goal down to win 4-1.
Leeds and Southampton played out an entertaining 1-1 draw as Wolves managed a 2-1 win against Aston Villa.
Leicester City forced a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford as West Ham earned a 2-1 win against Everton. Frank Lampard’s men are now a point above the relegation zone.
Even without scoring, Harry Kane was at the heart of everything as Tottenham hit Newcastle 5-1.
Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace held back nothing in the defeat of Arsenal in the London derby.
Preview Of Gameweek 32
This weekend’s football action is set to leave everyone on the edge of their seats.
It begins this Friday night at the St. James’ Park between Newcastle and Wolves.
Struggling Everton will take on a dispirited Manchester United side at lunchtime tomorrow.
Watford takes on a Leeds side who are enjoying a new lease of life under Jesse Marsch.
Southampton will be hopeful against an embattled Chelsea team as Arsenal hopes to bounce back against Brighton in its quest for a Champions League place.
Aston Villa entertains a smooth Tottenham team as Leicester City and Crystal Palace do battle.
Norwich hosts Burnley in a keen relegation fight as Brentford welcomes West Ham for a London derby.
Then, it will be time for the blockbuster encounter between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad.
Predictions for Gameweek 31
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Newcastle vs Wolves (under 3.5 goals)
Everton vs Manchester United (2)
Watford vs Leeds (over 1.5 goals)
Southampton vs Chelsea (over 2.5 goals)
Arsenal vs Brighton (1)
Aston Villa vs Tottenham (2)
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace (goal/goal)
Norwich vs Burnley (over 1.5 goals)
Brentford vs West Ham (2)
Manchester City vs Liverpool (1)