Three title defining fixtures this weekend

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12 Jan 2019, 06:30 IST

Title Race - Liverpool FC or Manchester City?
Title Race – Liverpool FC or Manchester Metropolis?

English Premier League golf equipment have performed solely 21 video games and nonetheless have 17 extra video games to play earlier than the season ends, however the video games this weekend are essential for the present high three within the desk. The outcomes this weekend will decide if it’s going to be a three-horse race or two horse-race to the end.

It may appear untimely to assert that the title will probably be gained by solely one of many present high three, nonetheless, such has been the season with a really tightly fought race to the highest.  

Some faithfuls would possibly argue to not low cost Chelsea as but, who have been very a lot within the title race till they misplaced to Tottenham Hotspur on the finish of November. However they now sit 4 factors behind Spurs, who’re third within the factors desk, and 10 factors behind the leaders Liverpool. So as to add to their woes, they’ve managed to attain simply 5 objectives of their final 5 Premier League video games, three of which have been scored by Eden Hazard.

The dearth of an in-form and dependable middle ahead is hurting Chelsea and the followers could be hoping that that is addressed earlier than the January switch window ends. For this season, they could must cope with the fourth place, however should fend off Arsenal, who’re three factors behind on fifth, and Manchester United, an extra three factors behind on sixth within the factors desk.


1. Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool (Saturday, Jan 12 @15:00 GMT)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool – Emirates FA Cup Third Spherical

Brighton are simply of their second season of the Premier League and sit comfortably at 13th, 10 factors from the drop-zone. Their leads to the final 5 Premier League video games (latest first) are: D W D L L.

At residence this season, they’ve finished pretty good with 5 wins, three attracts, and simply 2 losses. They’ve additionally conceded simply 11 objectives in 10 video games at residence with three clear sheets. Nonetheless, they face a Liverpool staff that has been in an outstanding run of kind. Liverpool have simply misplaced one sport this season, their final sport towards Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium. 

Liverpool have gained 4 of their final 5 Premier League video games, scoring 15 objectives and conceding simply 4. They’ve additionally saved probably the most clean-sheets this season, 12 to date of which 5 have been away from Anfield.

Away from residence, Liverpool have gained eight of the 11 video games. Though Chris Hughton may be hoping to return away with a degree from this sport, however the indicators are ominous for Brighton towards Jurgen Klopp’s rampaging Liverpool staff who hope to win their first Premier League title in so a few years. For my part, Liverpool will come unscathed from this sport sustaining the lead on the high or relying on different outcomes even extending the lead.

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