With Manchester City running away with the league already is up to the teams below them to put pressure on this week. Manchester City faces new boys Huddersfield Town in a true test for the Terriers. Everton tries to get their season rebooted at Southampton. Surprise packages Burnley take on Arsene’s Arsenal.
Manchester City v Huddersfield Town
Manchester City are simply better than everyone else, its that simple. Their masterful midfield duo of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne pull the strings like puppet masters while Sergio Aguero provides the tip of the sword up front. He recently became the clubs all time top goal scorer. Wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling are also getting in on the goals and in Sterling’s case only Mo Salah has scored more goals this year.
Huddersfield Town have been enjoyable to watch this year providing much more competition than everyone thought this season. Players like Aaron Mooy don’t look uncomfortable on the ball and in Depoitre they have a focal point for their attack.
While we are sure Huddersfield Town will put up a good fight we can’t see anything other than a City win in this one. The bookmakers will likely not give the best odds for this, so perhaps Raheem Sterling to score or even first time goal scorer could be where the money is.
Southampton v Everton
Everton are in turmoil. It has been 5 weeks since they sacked Ronald Koeman and there doesn’t seem to be a plan in place after they have failed in their pursuit of Marco Silva. David Unsworth may give off a sense of pure passion but being a fan doesn’t always make a good manager and he looks out of his depth. Everton could be in danger of going down for the first time in Premier League history. There might be good odds for this if you want to bet early.
Southampton haven’t been the silk side of past years but on their day, there are always goals in them. In Boufal they already have a contender for goal of the season. While we don’t expect a goal fest there might not be a better time to play Everton and Southampton are a side that will always take a chance. We think they will come out on top.
Burnley v Arsenal
Burnley have been the surprise package this season. They find themselves battling for Champions League places, not as many thought, fighting off relegation. A lot of this has to do with Sean Dyche and the manager is in hot demand. If he keeps this job to this level Burnley will o well to hold on to him.
Arsenal have had another middling season, not terrible but way short of their potential. How many more times must we talk about Arsenal’s potential though? Arsene Wenger now has the funds to effect change but when he has spent big on Ozil and Sanchez they haven’t [produced what they promised. This game could be a surprise point for Burnley against a limp Arsenal who are doing just enough this season in the Premier League.