After the International break, there are a number of games to watch out for in the English Premier League. It’s interesting to watch big teams dropping points as underdogs pull up big surprises. With the Premier League, anything is possible and Match Day 12 brings some interesting clashes.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Kick off 1230hrs
When it comes to the Gunners playing Spurs in their own backyard, anything is possible. History shows that any of these teams can sneak a victory. Though Arsenal appears wounded after losing to Manchester City at the Etihad, no one should rule out the possibility of the Gunners turning things around. What better way to bounce back than to beat their bitter North London rivals?
At the moment, Tottenham are in good form, and recent wins against Real Madrid—in the Champions League and Crystal Palace, in the Premier League—shows a team that is ready to beat anyone. Saturday’s fixture is a game that provides these two teams with the opportunity to make a statement. Considering that Arsenal could not pull a surprise victory against title-favourite City, Arsene Wenger is expected to pull up a strong home squad. Currently, the Gunners are sitting at position 6 with 19 points alongside Liverpool and Burnley. Any slip-up means that Wenger’s side may find themselves in position 7.
They are expected to take advantage of playing at home and beat their visitors, who are currently sitting in third position and with a 4-point advantage. Despite Harry Kane withdrawing from the national team with an injury scare, he is expected to be fit to face the Gunners at the Emirates. The top scorer, alongside the ever-working Dele Alli, is expected to spearhead the attack. On the other hand, the Gunners are expected to allow Lacazette steer the attack alongside Sanchez. There are no major concerns for Wenger before this mouth-watering clash.
Leicester City v Manchester City - Kick Off 1500hrs
Considering the run that City have been on, many will pass this fixture as an easy one for the Citizens. Well, this can be true considering that Man City have beaten Chelsea, Liverpool, and recently Arsenal to stay atop of the Premier League table. Pep’s team boasts of an incredible 31 points having dropped points only once. Their host, are obviously not ‘clear title favourites’. But remember, when comparing the two teams, records show that Leicester was the latest champion.
This means that you can never rule out the Foxes from upsetting City. They might be the first team to beat Pep’s side this season. History and form show that Manchester City is likely to win this fixture; unless something like an injury concern happens. Leicester is sited at position 13, and this game is a real test for the Foxes. They will be hopping Vardy or Gray to do something magical.
Liverpool v Southampton - Kick Off 1500hrs
Recent games indicate Anfield is no longer a feared ground. Southampton is one team that doesn’t respect home advantages, especially if they are facing the Reds. Though the Saints are inconsistent, you can never rule them out of causing an upset. This wouldn’t be the first time to beat Liverpool in Anfield. The Reds are coming from a run of victories, having seen off Huddersfield, Maribor, and recently West Ham. The defeat inflicted on West Ham resulted in the sacking of Slaven Bilic.
On the other hand, Southampton is coming from a loss suffered at the hands of Burnley. Statistics show that Liverpool is bound to take this game and add three points to their current points of 19. Southampton has 13 points from 11 games and unless they do something, they might find themselves at the bottom-5. Clyne has a long way to get back to the team but the Reds will be hoping that Lallana will be fit for the game.
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