Valentine’s Day – what could be better than to wake up and spend the whole day with the love of your life.
Yes, I’m talking about the Premier League. An incredible Super Sunday with 3 games live on the box! The current top 4 are all involved and here at SSN we are expecting more twists and turns in this extraordinary title race.
12pm k/o: Arsenal v Leicester City
2:05pm k/o: Aston Villa vs Liverpool
4:15pm k/o: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
I will be briefly previewing Sunday’s 3 games and giving my predictions ahead of the Valentine’s Day special ??.
I’m gonna start with the day’s early kick off at the Emirates stadium:
ARSENAL V LEICESTER CITY:
League leaders Leicester city come into this game full of confidence after last Saturday’s brilliant win at the Etihad. I must admit, ahead of that game I was certain City would get the job done and that would be the start of Leicester’s demise. How wrong was I?!?! Another awesome performance from Ranieri’s men has now made them title favourites in many people’s books.
Arsenal come into this huge clash having finally got back to winning ways. It was by no means the best performance at Bournemouth but that 3 points has dragged the gunners right back into it. With Leicester having that 5 point cushion I expect Arsenal to be the ones trying to force the issue. This is a must win game for the Gunners in my opinion and no doubt Leicester will be more than happy to sit back in numbers and play on the break.
Providing Arsenal show up I expect them to take all three points here, Leicester have to come unstuck somewhere!
HARRY PREDICTS: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
ASTON VILLA V LIVERPOOL:
The less we say about Villa’s season thus far, the better. Remi Garde came in and took what was in my eyes already an impossible job. The Frenchman has made it clear in recent weeks he’s been unhappy with the level of backing he has received from the club. As an outsider looking in it’s as though they want to go down!?
As for the Scouser’s, they stop and start more than a double decker bus on Oxford street. They’ve had some magnificent results this season but equally as many disappointing ones. The inconsistency has been a bit of a reality check for those Liverpool fans that thought Klopp would be an instant fix and lead them back into the top 4.
Villa have shown some small signs of improvement in recent times, 2 wins and 2 draws out of their last 6 league games. That fact, combined with Liverpool’s inconsistency tempts me to go for a draw on this one.
HARRY PREDICTS: Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
MAN CITY V SPURS
Despite that defeat at home to Leicester City I still make Man City joint title favourites with the Arsenal.
They possess the strongest squad, the finest striker in the league (Aguero) and it’s imperative that they bounce back straight away.
Maybe the announcement of Pellegrini’s imminent departure caused them to lose focus last week but I’m pretty certain they will bounce back on Sunday.
Spurs have been incredible this season and as a Gooner it pains me to say that. Unfortunately there is no denying it – they’ve found a consistency we’re not used to seeing from Spurs and Pochettino deserves a huge amount of credit for that.
The north Londoners go into this one in a richer vain of form but I think with home advantage and what happened last week City will be too strong for Spurs.
HARRY PREDICTS: Man City 3-1 Spurs
Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day!