After the international break, the English Premier League is back with teams set to battle out for points. It will be another exciting moment of change in league standings and results, with teams expected to collect or lose points.
Week 13 has an exciting fixture with Manchester City vs Liverpool as the highlight game. Read ahead as we take a look into the critical games for the weekend and what to expect from each game. We also share our key soccer betting info and predictions for the matches.
Manchester City vs Liverpool
The Citizens will take on their long-term rivals in a match that fans expect to be dramatic and enjoyable. Pep Guardiola will enjoy the home team fans’ advantage at the Etihad as he looks ahead to create a gap at the top of the league’s table by winning the game.
If Pep beats Liverpool, the team will be at the top of the League after playing 13 matches and accumulating 31 points. If Liverpool beats Manchester City, then they’ll become the league leaders with 30 points.
Liverpool have only won once in their last 14 away matches against Guardiola at Etihad. They’ll be on a new test to claim their second win from the champions. The 4-1 victory against City was their best in 2015.
City has won five games, drawn five, and lost four games. Even though the match is highly contested, we predict Manchester City will win and remain at the top of the table.
Newcastle vs Chelsea
Newcastle kicked off their campaign in style and were looking to top the premier league and become serious contentions. However, a few games have seen them drop position and now have 20 points. A win at home will push them to position six as they hope Manchester United will lose their fixture.
The team will play blues in a match that fans believe Chelsea will win. Chelsea has been rising steadily after a disastrous start to their campaign. The team has, however, surprised the critics by pulling great draws against their biggest rivals in the league, with the latest draw coming from the most exciting premier league encounter with Manchester City.
Chelsea have shown a significant improvement and will be at their best as they proceed past Newcastle. If the team beats Newcastle away, they’ll be at 19 points, just one below Newcastle. If Newcastle wins, they will return to their winning ways after a defeat at Bournemouth.
The match is set to be exciting, with Chealsea expecting the return of Nkunku and Lavia. Both teams have excellent players who will be available for selection. In this match, we predict Chelsea to win.
The games between City and Liverpool and Chelsea vs. Newcastle are key for the weekend and a must-watch for the fans. More encounters will have Arsenal play Brentford and Aston Villa vs Tottenham. Also, Manchester United will play Everton, who were deducted 10 points due to breaching the Premier League financial fair play rules.
Enjoy the weekend of soccer!