Premier League preview: Manchester City face tough Leicester test

The Premier League season rolls on this weekend with some eye-catching fixtures to look out for at both ends of the table.

The standout game takes place on Saturday evening as Manchester City welcome Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side head into the match third in the standings, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool and with a mountain to climb if they are to retain their title.

They are favourites with PowerPlay to beat the Foxes, but could have their work cut out against a team who have been in impressive form this term.

Leicester have won eight and drawn one of their last nine outings in the Premier League and will fancy their chances of taking something from Saturday’s game.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Everton look a good bet to continue their recent revival when they host Arsenal in the lunchtime match.

The Toffees have taken four points from two games since sacking Marco Silva and can celebrate Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as manager with a victory in this one.

The Gunners were woeful against Man City last weekend and are likely to find Everton too hot to handle in their current mood.

Aston Villa go head-to-head with fellow strugglers Southampton aiming to ease themselves away from the relegation zone.

Villa demolished an under-strength Liverpool team in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and are fancied to follow up against the Saints.

Wolverhampton Wanderers look banker material to win at Norwich City, while Bournemouth can edge a tight contest at home to Burnley.

The Newcastle United versus Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion versus Sheffield United games should also be close and will appeal to punters looking for draw bets this weekend.

The highlight of Sunday’s two fixtures is undoubtedly the London derby clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Spurs have enjoyed a resurgence under manager Jose Mourinho and would jump over the Blues into fourth place with a win this weekend.

Chelsea have gone off the boil over the past couple of weeks, losing against both Everton and Bournemouth to put their top four spot in doubt.

Spurs triumphed 3-1 in the corresponding fixture back in November 2018 and should continue their rise up the league with three points here.

Manchester United visit Watford earlier the same afternoon also aiming to maintain their recent improvement in form.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last six outings in the Premier League and have moved to within four points of fourth place.

United have reeled off five victories in a row against Watford and they are fully expected to extend that winning run at Vicarage Road.

Premier League preview: Manchester City face tough Leicester test

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