The 2019/20 Premier League season continues apace this weekend with many of the top teams involved in some intriguing looking matches.
With Liverpool holding an eight-point lead at the top of the table, the chasing pack will be eager to try to ensure they don’t lose any further ground heading into the busy Christmas and New Year period. Read on as we preview some of the top fixtures scheduled to take place this weekend.
Liverpool banker material against Watford
Liverpool have been sweeping all before them in the Premier League this season and it is difficult to imagine them slipping up against Watford.
The Reds are massive favourites in the sportsbook NJ outright market to end their long wait for a league title and it would be a major surprise if they blew what appears to be a golden opportunity.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were comfortable 3-0 winners at Bournemouth last weekend and should have little trouble repeating the trick against Watford.
The Hornets remain rooted to the bottom of the table following their goalless draw with Crystal Palace and look nailed on to be relegated this term.
Leicester emerging as serious contenders
With Manchester City struggling to find their best form, the Foxes have emerged as the nearest challengers to Liverpool in this season’s title race.
They were superb at Aston Villa last weekend and will fancy their chances of following up at home to Norwich City.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have drawn plenty of admiring glances for their style of football this term and already look a good bet to secure a top four spot.
Norwich have won just once in the top flight since September and they are unlikely to improve on that record at the King Power Stadium.
Resurgent United eyeing the top four
Impressive wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have revitalised United’s season and they will be confident of continuing in the same vein against lowly Everton.
The Red Devils were hugely impressively at City, producing a classic counter attacking display to seal a deserved 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
That result moved them to within five points of the top four and they will be desperate to maintain their momentum this weekend.
The Toffees’ ended their dismal run with a 3-1 home win against Chelsea, but may struggle to repeat the trick against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
City desperate to bounce back at the Emirates
City’s hopes of winning their third successive title were dealt a massive blow by United and they will be desperate to bounce back at Arsenal.
They head into the weekend 14 points behind Liverpool and it is highly unlikely they will be able to claw that deficit back during the second half of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side look fragile at the back, with a long-term injury to Aymeric Laporte undoubtedly hitting them hard.
Despite not being at their best City should have enough class to see off an Arsenal team who are currently languishing in the middle of the table.