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Toffees and Cherries clash, as the Red Devils visit Spurs

Toffees and Cherries clash, as the Red Devils visit Spurs
Toffees and Cherries clash, as the Red Devils visit Spurs January 12, 2019 January 12, 2019 David Nugent
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Sunday and Mondays Premier League action in gameweek 22 sees two potential fascinating games take place, with both games having the potential to entertaining encounters. Here are the remaining matches in gameweek 22:

Sunday

Everton v Bournemouth (Kick-off 2:15 PM)

On Sunday, two of the Premier League’s out of form teams meet at Goodison Park, as Everton host Bournemouth.

Everton’s form has taken an alarming dip of late, as the Merseysiders have lost four of their last five matches in the Premier League. Last time out in the top-flight, the Toffees suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leicester.

Even the Merseysiders usual solid home form has been poor of late, as they have failed to win in four league games at Goodison Park, suffering two straight defeats on home soil in the top-flight. Marco Silva’s team has struggled for goals in recent games, but have failed to score just once in 13 home matches in the Premier League.

Just like the hosts, Bournemouth form has been majorly concerning of late in the Premier League. The Cherries are currently 12th place in the table, below the home side only on goal difference following a run of eight defeats in their last 11 league games.

Eddie Howe’s team has also lost their last five away matches in the top-flight while conceding at least two goals in all five defeats. The prospects of improving that away record are not great, as they have lost on their three trips to Goodison Park.

Tottenham v Manchester United (Kick-off 4:30 PM)

In arguably the game of the weekend from the Premier League, Tottenham host Manchester United at Wembley with both teams in good form.

Tottenham heads into this big clash with a record of six wins from seven top-flight matches, with their only blip of late coming in a shock home defeat by Wolves at the end of last year. A key to the home sides recent good run of form has been their attacking threat, as they have scored at least two goals in seven of their last nine league games.

The aforementioned defeat by Wolves ended a four-game winning streak for Spurs on home soil in the top-flight. Their recent home games in the top-flight have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last top-flight matches.

Manchester United have hit form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning five consecutive games in all competitions under the Norwegian. The Red Devils have also scored at least twice in all of their matches under their interim boss.

United’s recent good form has seen the Red Devils move to within six points of the top four, but they are still sixth place in the table. Despite an inconsistent away record this season, the men from Manchester have won their last two away games in the top-flight.

Monday

Manchester City v Wolves (Kick-off 8 PM)

Reigning champions Manchester City will look to continue their recent good form as they host Wolves at Etihad Stadium, a game the Citizens are big favourites to win.

The Citizens have now won their last four games in all competitions. In midweek Pep Guardiola’s side hammered League One Burton 9-0 in the Carabao Cup. The win followed a 7-0 FA Cup win over Rotherham. The cup victories followed two straight league wins for the reigning champions.

City’s recent home form in the top-flight has been formidable, with the Citizens recording 11 victories in their last 12 league matches at the Etihad Stadium. The home side has also scored at least twice in 11 wins.

Wolves head into this clash on the back on a 2-1 FA Cup win over league leaders Liverpool. However, the visitor’s recent league form has been inconsistent, as they have won just once in four Premier League games.

The side from the Midlands are unbeaten in three away games and they have lost just one of their last five games on their travels in the top-flight. This game will certainly offer the visitors a big challenge.

Who will be the big winners on Sunday and Monday in the Premier League?

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David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer 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.