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Football | Premier League | Matchweek 36 | Best to Watch

By Robert Wheeler

  • Manchester City faces Everton
  • Arsenal are up against Brighton
  • Leeds United play Newcastle
UK – We are entering the business end of the season, all Manchester City need to do is win their remaining games and the title is theirs.


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Everton vs Man City, Sunday May 14, kick-off 14:00

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Manchester City claimed a 1-1 draw result in the first leg of the Champions League tie against Real Madrid this week. Kevin De Bruyne‘s strike earned them a good result, which keeps their ambitions of doing the treble this year still intact.

Pep Guardiola‘s team come up against an Everton side who go into this game on the back of a remarkable 5-1 win over Brighton last time out. The manner of the victory was so unexpected for Sean Dyche‘s side who had not won in their previous seven games.

City still tops the table by a point but they also have a game in hand. A win over an Everton side that is still fighting relegation would be expected. A bit of hope for the Toffees could be that Leeds United only lost 2-1 to City last week. Guardiola’s side even had to time waste by taking the ball into the corner to see out the game. That along with a free-scoring performance against Brighton will give Dyche’s side a puncher’s chance in this fixture.

Erling Haaland has already broken the record for the most Premier League goals in a single season. However, he has not scored in his last two matches which is a goal drought for the Norwegian. Haaland will be itching to get back on the scoresheet in this fixture.

Score prediction: Everton 0-2 Manchester City


Arsenal vs Brighton, Sunday May 14, kick-off 16:30

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Arsenal have responded to their defeat to Manchester City very well by beating Chelsea and Newcastle. The win over Newcastle was particularly impressive given the Magpies are 3rd in the division. The Gunners have three remaining games this season and they will need to win all of them and hope City stumble if they are to win the title. Mikel Arteta‘s side faces Brighton this weekend who go into this fixture on the back of losing 5-1 to Everton.

Brighton being stuffed by the Toffees was very surprising. The Seagulls have been doing very well under Roberto De Zerbi but if they are to qualify for European football for the first time then they cannot perform like that. De Zerbi has replaced Graham Potter as the manager at Brighton with ease. However, the Seagulls may be on the lookout for someone else to replace the Italian in the dugout soon. There have been rumours that Inter Milan want De Zerbi to be their next head coach.

Alexis Mac Allister got their consolation goal against Everton and he has now scored in his last two games. The Argentine has been linked with Liverpool recently, so will likely be playing his final few games for Brighton.

The one to watch for Arsenal right now is Martin Odegaard, who has scored twice against Chelsea and once against Newcastle. The Norwegian has performed spectacularly this season and has flourished in the role of captain. This season will likely end in disappointment for his side but Odegaard must be the man to lift them up to go again next season.

Score prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Brighton


Leeds United vs Newcastle, Saturday May 13, kick-off

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Newcastle suffered a defeat to Arsenal last time out but the Magpies are still third so are on course to qualify for the top four. Qualifying for the Champions League would be massive for Howe’s side who have tremendous financial backing. The prospective signings the club could lure by playing in the competition would be great and there is even talk of Neymar joining them this summer.

Liverpool are Newcastle’s only real threat to replace them in the top four. The Reds are just three points behind the Magpies but have played a game more. Despite losing to the Gunners, Eddie Howe‘s side did not perform badly and it could have been a different story had Jacob Murphy and Aleksander Isak‘s efforts not come back off the woodwork.

Their opposition this weekend, Leeds United, is in desperate need of some points. The side that is now led by Sam Allardyce has dropped to 19th in the division. However, in their last match against Manchester City, they had a late fightback after Rodrigo scored.

Leeds will need to make sure this spirited performance with them into their next few games if they are to have any hope of staying in the division. Allardyce has been known for being a survival specialist. However, his impressive record could be dampened further if he adds another relegation to his CV. He went down with West Bromwich Albion in his last job and it seems like only a miracle can keep Leeds up right now.

Score prediction: Leeds United 0-2 Newcastle