The Premier League returns this weekend for another selection of entertaining fixtures as we continue to venture down the path of chaos that is December. We’re still very much in the early stages of the new campaign when you take one look at just how many games there are left to go before the season ends, and yet, there’s a whole lot that is already on the line for clubs up and down the table.
Today, our aim is to pick out four clubs, in particular, who we believe have a huge opportunity ahead of them in the next few days. They aren’t nailed on to pick up all three points and they may not even be the favourites, but if they can find a way to win, it could be huge for their season.
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After going on a really strong run of form this month, Manchester United will attempt to build on their success when they make the trip to the East Midlands to take on Leicester City. While the Foxes are incredibly tough and are bound to cause United some major problems, their five league defeats so far this season prove that they are beatable. If Ole can mastermind another big away win, we could be talking about United as outside contenders for the title.
Within the current climate, a home game against Newcastle United should be viewed as a huge opportunity to pick up three points. Sure, City have struggled at times during the first few months of the campaign, but they have the ability to absolutely torch the Magpies and potentially send Steve Bruce packing. Pep Guardiola will want to make a real statement before the new year and he has a chance do that this weekend.
Leeds United continue to serve as an unknown entity in the Premier League, but on the flip side, Burnley are brimming with confidence. The win over Wolves really did reaffirm that they probably won’t be in any major danger of being relegated this season, and now, they want to keep putting more distance between themselves and the bottom three. If they can secure a positive result here then perhaps they can even start dreaming of a top half finish – but then again, we may be getting too far ahead of ourselves.
If Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, and they do so decisively, it’ll just confirm that there are still the team to beat heading into 2021. We all pretty much knew that to be true anyway but if they want to avoid a battle for the title, they’re going the right way about it. Jurgen Klopp knows that his side are more than capable of battering the Baggies but, as we all know, the same was true against Fulham and we all saw how that turned out. If they do win, don’t undervalue the importance of such a result.