Previewing Gameweek 23 of the English Premier League
The English Premier League is where it all happens this weekend! All eyes will be on arguably the biggest rivalry in Europe in recent times – Liverpool vs Manchester City at Anfield.
This weekend will see another meeting between two of the biggest coaches in world football. While both managers have mutual respect for each other, Pep Guardiola will look to consolidate on top spot in the League by getting one past Jürgen Klopp who has beaten him more times than any other manager.
David Moyes and West Ham continue to punch above their weight as they look to steal a Champions League spot ahead of fellow London-based sides, Tottenham and Chelsea. This seems even more remarkable given how the Hammers struggled last season.
The relegation-threatened teams don’t seem to be doing much to better their lot at the moment. However, with 16 games to go till the end of the season, it is expected that things will start to heat up in that region soon.
Review of Gameweek 22
Wolverhampton Wanderers took advantage of two red cards handed to Arsenal players; David Luiz and goalkeeper, Bernd Leno to defeat the Gunners 2-1 on a controversial night.
Sheffield United continue their resurgence with a 2-1 win over fellow relegation strugglers, West Bromwich Albion.
Crystal Palace came from behind to snatch maximum points away at Newcastle United with a 2-1 win.
It rained goals in Manchester as the Red Devils pummelled Southampton by 9 goals to nil with the Saints unlucky to go down to ten men as early as the second minute.
Leicester City moved into third place on the table with a 2-0 win away to Fulham as Liverpool slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton.
Manchester City strolled to a 2-0 win at Burnley to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Everton held off a stubborn Leeds United side to win 2-1 at Elland Road. New West Ham signing, Jesse Lingard got a brace to help the Hammers record a 3-1 win away to Aston Villa with a brace.
Preview of Gameweek 23
Matchday 23 in the Premier League packs some mouth-watering encounters with a flurry of goals, drama and a bit of VAR controversy expected.
Arsenal in 10th position will look to bounce back from the midweek’s defeat as they take on 9th placed Aston Villa at Villa Park for Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff. The head-to-head record between both sides favours the Gunners who have won 17 out of 25 matches away to Villa.
Newcastle will match up against Southampton at St. James’ Park while Burnley and Brighton go against each other at Turf Moor.
Another London derby will see Fulham play West Ham at home while Manchester United will hope to take top spot on the Premier League log with a win against Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.
Tottenham Hotspur will take on West Brom in Sunday’s early kickoff while Leicester City will hope to maintain their Top 4 position with a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Then, it’ll be time for the weekend’s star match clash as Liverpool host Manchester City. The head-to-head stats favour the Reds at Anfield.
Chelsea will travel to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield United while Leeds United and Crystal Palace will round off Gameweek 23 on Monday as they face-off at Elland Road.
Predictions for Gameweek 23
Aston Villa vs Arsenal (over 2.5 goals)
Newcastle vs Southampton (Half-Time Draw)
Burnley vs Brighton (X2)
Fulham vs West Ham (Over 1.5 goals)
Manchester United vs Everton (G/G)
Tottenham vs West Brom (First Ten Minutes Draw)
Wolves vs Leicester City (Over 1.5 goals)
Sheffield United vs Chelsea (Over 1.5 goals)
Leeds vs Crystal Palace (G/G & Over 2.5 goals)