Premier League Football – Week 24 Review
Two big derbies in one day, what else can we ask for! Saturday starts with an early kick off between the North London giants, Tottenham and Arsenal, while the day ends at Merseyside, where Everton play host to Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool.
After dropping two points each, Chelsea and City would look forward to get back their momentum. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will travel to Villa Park and their latest signing Juan Cuadrado could make his debut for the Blues. Aston Villa are really struggling in front of goal and they’ll be an easy prey for the West Londoners. Manchester City will invite Steve Bruce’s Hull City in need of three vital points. The champions are struggling since the last few weeks and Van Gaal’s United are knocking on the door to challenge them for the second spot.
The fourth placed Southampton FC will face QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday and we can expect that Ronald Koeman’s men will pick up three points against the team, which recently parted ways with their manager, Harry Redknapp. The Saints have a good chance to get back to the third spot as Manchester United have a tough fixture against the Hammers coming up this weekend. United are back to winning ways after dropping points last month. There is a big possibility that Sam Allardyce’s side can hold, if not stun, the Red Devils. West Ham are 13/5 to win the game but not always the betting odds favor the winning team.
But the most interesting and exciting matches this weekend will be at White Hart Lane and Goodison Park. Spurs are doing really well under the new manager, Mauricio Pochettino. The team has now gelled and they are scoring goals for fun. Eriksen has truly established himself at the club and he is downright lethal with his free kicks. Also, Harry Kane has been a breath of fresh air for the Londoners. He is banging goals without much problem. He has scored 20 goals in 33 appearances for Spurs this season. On the other hand, Arsenal have got their midfield maestro, Mesut Ozil back from injury. The World Cup winner seems to be in fine form and he’ll be a great boost for the side which will miss the services of Alexis Sanchez this Saturday. Arsenal are favorites to win this tie at Spurs’ home ground and the odds of it are 11/10.
Everton vs Liverpool will be yet another classic match this week. The intense rivalry between these two clubs makes their matches a lot more interesting. The Toffees are clearly struggling this season as they have slumped to the twelfth spot, while Liverpool are getting back in form after stuttering in the start of the season. The five-time European champions are playing really well and we can expect them to pick up three points this weekend. According to Bet365, Liverpool are 7/5 to win the game, while Everton are 9/5. Draw: 12/5.