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Can you believe that it’s matchweek 30 in the Premier League already! Just where has this season gone? Unfortunately, there are only four matches in the league this weekend. The FA Cup takes centre stage this weekend, with the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all involved.
Then there is a dreaded international break, meaning the Premier League isn’t back until 2nd April.
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City and Liverpool neck and neck at top of Premier League
About 2 months ago, Man City’s lead at the top of the table was in double figures. The next time they kick off in the Premier League, they should be sitting in second place, admittedly with a game in hand. But it is astonishing how well Liverpool have done to close the gap.
There is now effectively a nine match mini league for the title between Man City and Liverpool. Man City has a 1 point start, and they also have a home match against Liverpool at the Etihad on 10th April. That match could be the league decider.
The fact that we actually have this championship race is great though. As I mentioned, think back two months, and the league was apparently all over. It’s certainly not now.
Premier League Matchweek 30; Match Predictions
Onto this weekend’s fixtures, and it’s another Friday night start. Can Leeds build on last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Norwich, when they face Wolves tonight? Let’s take a look.
Wolves v Leeds - Friday 8pm
Can Leeds build on the win over Norwich last Sunday? This is the big question, and if they can, they will be fine. If they can’t, they could be down.
The result at Elland Road last Sunday must surely tie up Norwich’s relegation spot, meaning there are only two left to play for. Last night’s win for Everton won’t have helped Leeds’ cause, so they have to start taking matters into their own hands.
Leeds had Patrick Bamford back last weekend, and keeping him fit will be essential to their survival chances.
As for Wolves, they did a typical number on Everton last Sunday. Nothing spectacular, they got their goal, and just stifled Everton, to complete a routine 1-0 win.
Bruno Lage’s team is solid. The players know their roles, and they do them well. I’m expecting an improved Leeds again tonight, but I think Wolves will be too disciplined, and too well organised.
- Verdict - WOLVES WIN
Aston Villa v Arsenal - Saturday 12.30pm
Unfortunately for Aston Villa, they haven’t really got much to play for this season. Unfortunately for Arsenal, I don’t see Steven Gerrard allowing Villa to just coast through the remainder of the season.
On form, which both teams are, I don’t think there is a great deal between the two teams. So I wouldn’t read too much into league positions here.
I really think all three results are possible here, and in these situations I often go with the draw.
- Verdict - DRAW
Leicester v Brentford - Sunday 2pm
Brentford have been my achilles heel this season. I don’t know how many times I’ve backed against them to my cost, only for them to pull a result out of the bag. And then on the flip side, on the rare occasion I’ve taken them to win, they’ve gone and lost.
They have had two massive wins recently though. To beat Norwich and then Burnley last weekend has really given them some breathing space, and means they can perhaps play in a more relaxed style again now.
Leicester’s two match winning run came to an end against Arsenal last Sunday, and now they leave me wondering if they will bounce back, or go back-to-back defeats?
It may be an unscientific way to select a match outcome, but sides like Brentford rarely win three matches running in the Premier League. I’m opposing the Bees again!
- Verdict - LEICESTER WIN
Spurs v West Ham - Sunday 4.30pm
Spurs haven’t done that badly lately, and Kane and Son finally look back to their old selves. As for the Hammers, what a night they had on Thursday when they knocked Sevilla out of the Europa League at the London Stadium.
We’ve seen it all before though. A side has an unbelievable result and then looks incredibly flat in their next outing.
Add those two opinions together, and you come up with a home win here.
- Verdict - SPURS WIN
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