After breaking yet another goalscoring record against West Ham on Wednesday, Erling Haaland will be looking to chase down even more records and help fire his Manchester City side closer to the Premier League crown.
City are in ruthless form, with eight straight wins in the league seeing them overtake Arsenal at the summit. The Cityzens have turned it around and go into the weekend one point in front of the Gunners with a game in hand, putting Pep Guardiola’s side firmly on course for their league title in a row.
Haaland was once again on the scoresheet in midweek with his 35th league goal – now the record for most goals in a single Premier League season. The Norwegian could still go on to challenge even more records, such as Dixie Dean’s 63-goal record for goals in a single season in all competitions (Haaland is currently on 50), and even stretch his current records further.
Haaland and co. will be confident of putting a struggling Leeds side to the sword, despite any possible new-manager bounce under Sam Allardyce. Big Sam has an almighty job on his hands; keeping the Whites up in the remaining four games. It could be a baptism of fire for Allardyce’s Leeds though, with the former Bolton and Blackburn manager only having less than a week to work on a Leeds side that have lost four of their last five – conceding a whopping 18 goals in that time. City and Haaland will look to take full advantage of Leeds’s leaky defence.
Liverpool’s fight for Champions League football continues on Saturday afternoon when another team fighting for European football, Brentford, are the visitors at Anfield.
The Merseyside outfit have won five games in a row as they aim to make a late surge into the top four, sitting four points behind fourth-place Manchester United – albeit having played a game more than the Red Devils. Brentford have had another impressive season, sitting ninth and just nine points away from their weekend opponents.
With two top teams in action, it should be an affair that promises plenty of goals. Mohamed Salah has been in fine form recently for the Reds, with ten goals in his last 11 league games for Liverpool, including in both of their last two outings against Tottenham and Fulham.
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Wolves will be looking to restore some pride as they lock horns with their rivals, following the 6-0 thrashing from Brighton last time out. Julen Lopetegui’s will be confident of a response against their derby opponents though following a good run of form in front of their own fans at Molineux. Wolves have won their last three home games in a row, picking up huge results against Chelsea, Brentford, and an in-form Crystal Palace side, leaving Wolves comfortably clear of the bottom three.
Villa also go into Saturday’s derby on a good run, winning six of their last eight league games. Unai Emery’s side will also be looking to bounce back following defeat last time out against Man United away from home.
It could be another feisty affair with plenty of action when these two meet this weekend, similar to the 1-1 draw when they met at Villa Park back in January. This RAB was a winner then and could well be a winner on Saturday.
Bournemouth have been on an inspired run recently, with Gary O’Neill steering the south coast side clear of a relegation dogfight. They host a Chelsea side on Saturday who have fallen apart this season and will be desperate for the campaign to end.
The Cherries have won four of their last five games, including back-to-back wins over relegation rivals Southampton and Leeds. The result against Leeds last time out was emphatic, with a 4-1 win over the Yorkshire outfit almost guaranteeing their safety and sending them nine points clear of the bottom three with a dominating performance.
Jefferson Lerma got the opening two goals in the game last weekend, with two beautifully taken strikes. It’ll give the midfielder confidence in front of goal, which could see the Colombian try his luck more often going forward. He and his Bournemouth teammates will be full of confidence this weekend, looking to pile more misery on a Chelsea side have lost six games in a row in all competitions and are without a win since early March.
Another player in red-hot form is Martin Ødegaard, who will be hoping he can continue his recent goalscoring form when his Arsenal side faces a tough test away to Newcastle on Sunday.
As the Gunners chase down Man City and look to keep the pressure on as the title race edges toward the finish line, Mikel Arteta’s side will know they have to keep winning games to be in with a chance of lifting the title. With City hosting Leeds a day earlier, Arsenal could be four games adrift by the time they take on a strong Newcastle side at St James’ Park. Newcastle themselves will be after a big win to keep their Champions League aims on track, with the Magpies currently third and two points above Manchester United.
With goals expected in a tie between two attacking sides, Ødegaard will be a key threat for the visitors. The Norwegian has notched up 14 goals and eight assists from midfield this season, including four goals in his last four games. He’ll hope to follow up the brace he got in his last game against Chelsea on Tuesday, with another goal or more in Sunday’s big clash.
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