Upcoming fixtures will play a huge factor when deciding who will be Champions of the 30th Premier League season, with Manchester City having the favourable fixture list. Guardiola’s side still have to play five of the current bottom eight sides, and with City so far boasting a 100% record against these teams, it’s hard to argue that the Spaniard’s side won’t collect maximum points in these five games.
Aston Villa, though improving under Steven Gerrard, will likely not have enough firepower to cause City problems on the final day of the season (despite the former Liverpool captain wanting nothing more than his boyhood club collecting the title).
This leaves the awkward away games against Wolves and West Ham. Allowing Wolves to score first would be a disaster for City, seeing as the side from Molineux have only lost two of their last 48 Premier League games when going ahead.
An away journey to the London Stadium proved difficult regardless of the situation, but City will be praying that the Irons will be preparing for a Europa League Final at that point meaning David Moyes might rest key players.
Liverpool’s fixture list is certainly the hardest when analysing the two side-by-side. Still having to face three of the top six, Jurgen Klopp knows that his side will have to play at the top of their game to achieve maximum points.
Manchester United will be determined to stop their fiercest rivals having been thrashed 5-0 at Old Trafford earlier on in the season. Tottenham Hotspur however could prove more difficult, having already taken a deserved point against the Reds back in December.