⛅️ Friday Forecast

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Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho reignite a famous rivalry while there’s a chance for Brendan Rodgers to put the final nail in the coffin of Liverpool’s title defence this weekend.

Here is what else is in store …

Game of the Weekend 💪

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

To many people, Manchester City won the league last weekend when they thrashed the champions Liverpool 4-1.

But Pep Guardiola’s men have now got a tricky run of fixtures to overcome starting with the visit of José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

City are currently are the longest winning run by a top-flight side in English football history with 15 consecutive victories but come up against a team they’ve had struggles against recently.

They have failed to overcome Spurs in their last three meetings, and have lost on their three trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium without even scoring a goal.

Nobody would love to crash the party more than José – although Tottenham are looking for their first win at the Etihad since 2016.

📊 Fun fact: Guardiola has faced Mourinho more than any other manager, winning 11 and losing seven of their 24 matches against the Portuguese.

Potential upset 😨

Arsenal v Leeds

It was not long ago that it appeared Arsenal had turned a corner under Mikel Arteta.

But football is a fickle beast and the Gunners have failed to win in their last three and look more out-of-sync than they did in January.

Welcoming Marcelo Bielsa’s energetic Leeds side isn’t exactly the home banker you’d want to get you out of a tricky run and Arsenal had to cling on for dear life in the 0-0 meeting at Elland Road in November – albeit while playing almost a full half with ten men.

We know what to expect from the visitors, they’re going to attack, attack and attack again but it’s anyone’s guess if they will be in full flow or turn out to be a complete disaster.

Arsenal could be in for a tricky afternoon if it’s the former.

📊 Fun fact: The Gunners haven’t lost to Leeds since 2003 – having gone unbeaten in their last eight head-to-heads.

Easiest 3️⃣ points

West Brom v Manchester United

West Brom have conceded 19 goals in the five home games since Sam Allardyce has taken charge at the Hawthorns.

Manchester United have scored 12 goals in their last two league matches.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may have some difficulty overcoming sides who set up with a low block (Sheffield United) but we only see this going one way.

Sorry Big Sam.

📊 Fun fact: This fixture was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last in football in 2013, where the two sides played out a thrilling 5-5 draw with Romelu Lukaku scoring a hat-trick for the

Too close to call 🤔

Leicester City v Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers almost led Liverpool to the holy grail in 2014 but fell at the final hurdle and was out of the door 17 months later.

Jürgen Klopp did bring home that coveted title to Anfield but the Reds aren’t doing the best at defending it with last weekend’s loss to Man City leaving them ten points off the pace.

The Foxes go into the game three points ahead of their opponents and confident of maintaining their own title challenge.

A victory over the defending champions would send out a statement to the Manchester clubs that Leicester aren’t going anywhere.

And needless to say – Rodgers could have the last laugh.

📊 Fun fact: Rodgers hasn’t beaten Liverpool since leaving the club, losing three and drawing one of the meetings.


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