Premier League gameweek 26 preview

February 3, 2018 by David Nugent

This weekend, there are a plethora of big games in the Premier League that could have big implications at both ends of the table. Here are the games taking place this weekend:

Saturday

Burnley v Manchester City 12:30 kick-off

In the early Premier League kick-off, league leaders Manchester City will look to extend their lead at the top of the table to 18 points, at least temporarily.

Burnley are seventh in the league table. However, the Clarets recent form has dipped, as the home side have failed to win in eight league games. Sean Dyche’s side have been involved in a lot of low scoring games of late, with eight of their last eleven games producing under 2.5 goals, including four of their last five league games.

Manchester City are runaway leaders in the top-flight. The Citizens have won 13 of their last 15 Premier League games. Pep Guardiola’s side have been prolific in recent league games, scoring three or more goals in their last four league outings in the top-flight. The visitors have also been prolific on their travels, scoring two or more goals in 12 of their last 15 away games.

Arsenal v Everton 5:30 kick-off

In the Premier League’s late kick-off, Arsenal will attempt to revive their chances of claiming a top-four spot this season.

Arsenal are enjoying an inconsistent run of form of late, having won just one of their last five league games. The Gunners last seven league games have seen both teams to score. Arsene Wenger’s side have an inconsistent recent home record of late, but they have won 12 of their last 15 league games at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have won 16 of their last 20 competitive home games against the visitors from Merseyside.

Everton heads into the clash on the back of a 2-1 home win over Leicester, which ended a six-game run in the league without a win in the league. The Toffees are ninth in the Premier League, but their form has been poor. Their away form in the top-flight has been poor of late, as they have only picked up one win in their last 20 games on their travels in the league.

Sunday

Liverpool v Tottenham 4:30 PM

On Sunday afternoon, Liverpool host Tottenham at Anfield, as two Champions League hopefuls go head-to-head. Liverpool are third-place in the table, two points clear of the fifth-place visitors. The home side head into this clash as favourites.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League games, winning five of their last six league outings. The Reds have been prolific in recent top-flight games, scoring two or more goals in seven of their last eight league outings in the league. Jurgen Klopp’s team have won just one of their last 14 league games at Anfield.

Tottenham heads into this clash seven games unbeaten in the Premier League. The visitors have also been relatively prolific in the league, scoring two or more goals in five of their last seven league games. The team from north London have won just two of their last eight outings in the English top-flight. They are however unbeaten in three league games.

Saturday’s other games 3 PM kick-offs unless stated

Bournemouth v Stoke

Brighton v West Ham

Leicester v Swansea

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town

West Brom v Southampton

Sunday

Crystal Palace v Newcastle 2:15 PM

Who will pick up the big results of the weekend in the Premier League?

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David is a football fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.

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