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Manchester Metropolis imperious at residence however face troublesome Newcastle problem, Graham Potter wants outcomes regardless of homeowners’ backing and a probably thrilling battle between Rashford and Salah at Anfield.

Manchester Metropolis vs Newcastle

Pep Guardiola’s males have huffed and puffed within the second half of the season after a powerful begin. Metropolis have dominated just about each sport they’ve been concerned in to this point however a number of of these have did not yield the required outcomes. 

Man City boss Pep Guardiola with Newcastle manager Eddie Howe
<span class="description"> Man Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola with Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe </span>

Newcastle and Manchester Metropolis performed out a pulsating 3-3 draw at St James’ Park again in August.

That sport had every thing, Newcastle briefly led 3-1 within the second half and a rampaging Erling Haaland led the comeback for Metropolis. 

The Magpies are in a little bit of a rut in the meanwhile and they’re going to definitely be reeling from the Carabao Cup ultimate loss to Metropolis’s neighbors, Man United. 

Eddie Howe’s males may discover a option to damage Metropolis as they confirmed once they met early within the season. Pep will want his gamers to stay targeted in defence and medical in entrance of aim which implies Haaland would possibly must have an enormous sport.

Chelsea vs Leeds 

There isn’t any easy option to say this. Graham Potter is beneath immense strain.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter

 After the latest defeat, a 2-0 reverse towards Tottenham, followers turned on Potter in big numbers. They need him gone, not less than on Twitter. 

There have even been tweets calling for the return of Jose Mourinho. I suppose some Chelsea followers have forgotten why he was sacked within the first place. Anyway, Potter wants a win right here desperately. 

The harm to Thiago Silva is a large blow however the Blues’ important issues are in entrance of aim. One aim of their final six video games tells a damning story. 

Leeds will likely be no pushovers, particularly  beneath the tutelage of latest boss Javi Gracia who secured a win in his opening sport to spice up confidence ranges. 

One other defeat for Chelsea and it may very well be a protracted week forward for Graham Potter. 

Liverpool vs Manchester United 

There are a number of narratives surrounding this sport. For the primary time in a number of years, Manchester United journey to Anfield because the favourites. 

Credit score to Erik ten Hag for taking this workforce from a aspect that might have been shedding this sport 5-0 at halftime to at least one that would probably win it outright, on Sunday. 

That stated, Liverpool are nonetheless Liverpool and that is nonetheless going to be Anfield the place United haven’t received in 7 years. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp with top scorer Mohamed Salah
<span class="description"> Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp with high scorer Mohamed Salah </span>

One drawback for Ten Hag is Mohamed Salah’s document on this fixture. The Egyptian has scored 9 objectives in his final 5 appearances towards the Crimson Devils and you wouldn’t guess towards him including one other. 

United will imagine they’ll finish their disappointing run at Anfield for a number of causes however significantly due to the type of Marcus Rashford. 

With 25 objectives this season and counting, Rashford seems like a person on a mission and if United are going to have an opportunity to defeat Liverpool, he would be the catalyst.

Right here is the complete listing of Premier League fixtures for this weekend

Skilled predictions for Premier League sport week 26

In-house betting professional Kolawale Babatunde offers the most effective predictions from every sport within the English Premier League spherical 26.

Manchester Metropolis – Newcastle Utd – Over 2.5

Aston Villa – Crystal Palace – Underneath 4.5

Chelsea – Leeds Utd – Underneath 3.5

Arsenal – Bournemouth – Arsenal to win and over 1.5

Brighton – West Ham – Brighton to win

Wolves – Tottenham – Wolves Handicap +2

Southampton – Leicester Metropolis – Each groups to attain

Nottingham Forest – Everton – Underneath 3.5

Liverpool – Manchester Utd – Each groups to attain

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