Premiership Weekend Fixtures 3-5th March Matchday 29
In this coming weekend, the English premier league continues with each team trying to record wins. Most teams are aiming to climb or maintain their position to achieve the end of season targets. Below are three selected matches that will be at the top of focus in the coming weekend and Monday fixtures.
Manchester City v Chelsea - Sunday 4th March, kick-off @ 1600hrs
EPL league leaders, Manchester City, will host fifth-placed Chelsea on weekend. In a total of 32 league matches, Manchester City won 12, Chelsea 16 and the two teams ended on four draws. In their last five encounters on premier league matches, Manchester City has recorded three wins while Chelsea won twice. The most recent league match between the two sides resulted in an away 1-0 win in favour of Manchester City.
The match will be a hot contest between the two teams as the home side will be looking forward to extending their unbeaten home record this season. The home side has recorded three wins, a draw and a single loss in the last five matches. They defeated Leicester city on a 5-1 win in their previous EPL match.
On their last five home records, the team has recorded wins of over 2.5 goals. Chelsea, on the other hand, will be seeking improvement after displaying dismal performance in their recent matches. They have recorded three losses and two wins in their last five matches. Their latest EPL match ended in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United. They have so far registered a poor away record.
Manchester City are likely to have all their in-form players available led by Midfielder De Bruyne and attacker Sergio Aguero. However, they will be without the services of Benjamin Mendy, who is sidelined after undergoing a Cruciate Ligament surgery. Chelsea will be without injured Ross Barkley and will rely on the forward line being led by their talisman Eden Hazard.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal - Sunday 4th March, kick-off @ 1730hrs
Brighton and Hove Albion will face Arsenal on Sunday. The two sides have met three times in all recent years’ matches with Arsenal winning the three games. Brighton was promoted to the EPL last season after missing appearance in the top league for many years. The previous encounter ended in a 2-0 win by Arsenal.
The home side are currently placed 12th in the EPL. In last five EPL matches, they have managed two wins, two draws, and a loss. Their last league match ended with an impressive 4-1 home win against Swansea City. The team will try to continue with their current good form. Elsewhere, Arsenal are currently sixth in the League Table and have recorded two wins and three losses in the last five Premier League matches. They lost their most recent league match to Tottenham 1-0 and will aim to win this match as they fight for a top-four position in the EPL.
Brighton will be without injured midfielder Steve Sidwell. The team will rely on the efforts of Murray, the leading scorer. Arsenal will miss the services of top scorer Alexandre Lacazette together with Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal who are sidelined on injury terms. The team will look forward to the likes of Pierre Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey in this match.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Monday 5th March, kick-off @ 2000hrs
Crystal Palace host 20 times EPL Champions, Manchester United at Selhurst Park on Fifth march. In a total of 14 previous encounters between the two sides, Manchester United has bagged eleven wins and two draws with Crystal Palace winning only once. The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 4-0 win in favour of Manchester United.
Seventeenth placed Crystal Palace have not won any of their previous five matches with their last EPL match ending in a 1-0 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur. They will be looking to record a win as they fight for survival in England’s top flight league. On the other hand, Second-placed Manchester United have won thrice and lost twice in their last five league matches. They recorded a 2-1 win against Chelsea in their most recent game. The team seek to maintain the current position and increase the gap to close rivals Liverpool FC.
An injury crisis is currently hitting Crystal Palace. Wilfred Zaha, Scott Dann, Loftus-cheek, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickman will most likely not play due to injuries. The team will have to rely on the likes of Benteke, M, and Townsend since Zaha will not feature in the game. For Manchester United, defender Blind, and midfielders Herrera and Fellaini will be sidelined. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will also be out on injury terms. Paul Pogba, Martial, and Lukaku who is the team’s leading scorer will play the match.
Remaining Round 29 Fixtures:
Saturday 3rd March kick-off @ 1500hrs (Unless otherwise stated)
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