The question is how far can Manchester City continue their winning form? They’ve gone a perfect 10 in the League and chase win No11 against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side who got back to winning ways with Harry Kane returning from injury.
Such is the confidence that City are playing with though, and their squad depth, that one just has to keep backing them to continue their winning streak, even if the opposition sees Jose going head-to-head with Pep. I can’t see it being comfortable, but City should sneak this one again to continue their march to the title.
In total, City have won 15 successive games in all competitions.
My best bet for a treble this weekend is: Everton, Chelsea and West Ham. Throw in Man United for bigger odds.
Latest result trends so far this season:
1-0: 46 times
2-1: 31 times
2-0: 26 times
1-1: 25 times
0-0: 18 times
3-0: 16 times
3-2: 8 times
Leicester 1 Liverpool 2: The champions have only won 2 of their last 9 games and have slipped to fourth on the table. Here they visit third-placed Leicester. Back at Anfield in November, Liverpool won this fixture 3-0 and despite their problems they might stop the bleeding here.
Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 1: Only 6 points separate these two teams and in their reverse fixture Burnley won 1-0. Form wise Burnley have been better at home, and have only won 2 of 11 away. Having said that, one of those was against Liverpool!
Man City 2 Tottenham 1: Yes, we know the bubble has to burst at some stage but City are going for their 11th straight League win. Although Tottenham steadied the ship against Wrst Brom, with Harry Kane’s return, we simply have to keep believing City will march on until they drop points again.
Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1: Both have been playing decent football, neither afraid to attack their opponents. Villa will be favourites here courtesy of their higher log standing and the fact they’ve won 3 of their last 5, but Brighton won the reverse fixture in November.
Southampton 2 Wolves 1: This is a re-run of their midweek FA Cup game won 2-0 by the Saints. Southampton have lost their last 5 in the League, including that 9-0 to Man United, but Wolves haven’t lived up to their form of the last two seasons.
West Brom 0 Man United 2: United are the second best team in Manchester at the moment, but also in the League itself. They’re 33 points ahead of relegation-bound West Brom and the lack of fans in the stadium should allow for a routine away win.
Arsenal 1 Leeds 1: 11th plays 10th here with one point between the teams on the table. The Gunners have slipped again after climbing into the top half and meet a resurgent Leeds side. In their reverse fixture, the match ended goalless, one of only two matches Leeds have drawn. Goals this time seem assured.
Everton 2 Fulham 1: This is my banker of the weekend. Everton have been inconsistent of late and head into the game with a LWDLWD which might suggest they’re due a “L’ gain here. Fulham have drawn 8 of their last 11 and just can’t seem to get over the line enough to stop them going down.
West Ham 1 Sheff United 0: The Hammers at home against bottom-placed visitors who have found better form of late but will still be relegated. West Ham were reduced to 10-men when held 0-0 by Fulham last time but should have enough to win this at home.
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1: Thomas Tuchel has extracted 10 points from a possible 12 since Lampard was sacked and will field a much-changed XI from that which beat Barnsley in the FA Cup. Newcastle have won 2 of their last 3, but the Chelsea squad should have too much at home, even without the fans.