Previewing the return of the Premier League
The Premier League returns after the 3-month COVID-inspired break,
It promises to be an exciting finale as the battle for the remaining UEFA Champions League places as well as avoiding relegation take precedence.
Outgoing champions, Manchester City will look to consolidate second place while Brendan Rogers and his Leicester City upstarts will be eager to keep its current place on the table.
The battle for the 4th and last UCL place could be one of the most exciting in the last 8 rounds. Chelsea currently occupies this position but will be eager to fend off one of the chasing pack: Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
The relegation waters are still very murky with a lot of teams struggling to put daylight between themselves and the drop zone. Just 8 points separate Norwich in 20th from 15th-placed Brighton.
The Canaries’ lack of defensive nous could see them relegated while Aston Villa and Bournemouth fight to climb out of the drop zone.
Preview of Rescheduled Matches
Two rescheduled Week 29 matches will go down on Wednesday.
At the Etihad Stadium, it is a battle of master versus apprentice as Guardiola’s Manchester City host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Relegation-battling Aston Villa will be eager to get three much-needed points as they welcome high-flying Sheffield United to Villa Park.
Preview of Gameweek 30
Action kickstarts on Friday at Carrow Road as Norwich City hosts Southampton in a must-win game for Daniel Farke and his Canaries.
The star match of the weekend is at North London as Tottenham Hotspur hosts Manchester United in a battle for a UCL spot.
Saturday sees two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum; Watford FC & Leicester City meet at Vicarage Road as Brighton hosts Arsenal.
West Ham takes on Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bournemouth plays Crystal Palace and on Sunday, Newcastle United play Sheffield United.
Aston Villa plays Chelsea, the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park between Everton & champions-elect; Liverpool will offer lots of drama.
Gameweek 30 ends on Monday at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City takes on Burnley.
Predictions for Gameweek 29
Manchester City VS Arsenal (G/G)
Aston Villa VS Sheffield United (Over 1.5 Goals)
Predictions for Gameweek 30
Norwich City VS Southampton (Over 1.5 Goals)
Tottenham Hotspur VS Manchester United (G/G)
Watford FC VS Leicester City (Over 1.5 Goals)
Brighton VS Arsenal (Over 2.5 Goals)
West Ham VS Wolverhampton Wanderers (Over 1.5 Goals)
Bournemouth VS Crystal Palace (X2)
Newcastle United VS Sheffield United (Under 3.5 Goals)
Aston Villa VS Chelsea (Over 2.5 Goals)
Everton VS Liverpool (2)
Manchester City VS Burnley (G/G)