While we may still be in the midst of the international break, the return of the Premier League is on the horizon as fans gear up for a whole host of entertaining matches next weekend. There are many reasons to think that it’s going to be a blockbuster set of fixtures, and today, we’re going to try and explain why in the form of four quick previews.
You’ll be able to put down some cash on each of these matches and so much more over on the betting page but for the time being, let’s explore why these games are so important.
Tottenham vs Manchester City
Manchester City haven’t exactly made the kind of start that they would’ve been hoping for this season, and even though they were the better team against Liverpool in their recent encounter, they still weren’t able to secure the win. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, aren’t exactly playing beautiful football, but they’re picking up results. Both sides are capable of achieving some big things over the course of the next few months and beyond, and if they’re going to do so, they need to make a statement in North London.
Leeds vs Arsenal
Arsenal, at their very best, are able to play some wonderful football – but we so rarely see their best these days. They’re still one of the most exciting teams in the league but right now, the Emirates is a place of rebuilding. They are in desperate need of a shake-up and that’s what Mikel Arteta is trying to do, but unfortunately for them, they’re coming up against a team that will do everything in their power to rip up the rule book. Leeds United are going to lose some games this season based on their style of play, but they’re also going to give just about everyone they play a bloody nose.
Liverpool vs Leicester
Bizarrely enough, it wouldn’t be outside the realms of possibility to think that Leicester City will fancy their chances in this top of the table clash. The Reds are still one of the main favourites to win the Premier League title but through injuries and issues with COVID-19, they’re going to be coming into this game as a wounded champion. The Foxes, on the other hand, probably won’t even think they’ve got all too much to lose – and Brendan Rodgers won’t be afraid of Anfield.
Wolves vs Southampton
Wolverhampton Wanderers are putting in steady performance but they aren’t playing anywhere near the level that we’ve come to expect of them from their last two seventh place seasons in the top flight. Southampton, though, are looking like a team that could well rise up and finish in the top six if they can keep the majority of their first team fit. Outside of the big six clubs it’s well known that neutral fans like to see underdogs make some noise, and both teams in question will be ready and willing to go on a strong run of form between now and the end of the year.