We are quickly approaching the business end of the Premier League season and though City may be a shoe in for the title, there is still plenty to play for!
Match of the round comes curtesy of the North London Derby as Arsenal cling onto a sense of relevance in the league.
Elsewhere, Chelsea look to extend their unbeaten run against Leeds, Man United take on the red hot Hammers and Liverpool breathe a sigh of relief knowing that that won’t be playing at Anfield.
As always our Top Bins Barrister has previewed all 10 Premier League fixtures and provided his best betting plays below!
Aston Villa head to St. James Park looking to complete the double over Newcastle this season.
Both sides trudge into this fixture off the back of goalless draws, though the Toons rode their luck over a superior Baggies outfit.
Five of Aston Villa last six competitive fixtures have all finished with under 1.5 goals scored.
With the likes of Jack Graelish, Callum Wilson, Saint-Maximum and Almiron all sitting this fixture out, I can’t see the scorekeepers getting much of a workout.
Chelsea head to Elland Road in search of their third Premier League win on the trot, while extending their unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel to 12 games across all competitions.
They’ll be met by a side who have won just once across their last five starts, while failing to score since GW25!
The Blues are undefeated across their last away fixtures (5W,1D) and should push deeper into the top four at the expense of Leeds here.
Crystal Palace welcome West Bom to London in what is sure to be a dull state of affairs.
The Baggies have shown signs of improvement over the past month of football, scraping together six competition points across their last five starts (1W,3D,1L).
This jump in form can and must be attributed to their defensive exploits, conceding just two goals across the trip, while only knocking in two at the other end.
The Eagles have been equally as tame in the final third, finding the back of the net just three times in six Premier League fixtures.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this one finished in a 0-0 draw, what would surprise me is if both teams find their way onto the scoresheet.
Everton will be confident of bouncing back to winning ways as they welcome the Clarets to Goodison Park.
The Toffee’s notched up three wins on the trot without conceding before dropping points to an impressive Blues outfit last weekend.
Meanwhile, Burnley have amassed more draws than fantastic furniture across the past month, with four of their last five PL fixtures resulting in a stalemate.
Carlo Ancelotti is undefeated against Burnley in four meetings (3w,1L) and should lead his side to another ‘W’ here.
After a disastrous start to the season, Fulham have finally started to find their groove in the PL.
The Cottagers have only lost once across their last seven league fixtures (3W,3D), and have drawn level with Brighton in 17th place.
Though the Londoners will have to put their bid for survival on pause this weekend, as they prepare for certain defeat against the Champions elec.
City bounced back from their disappointing defeat against crosstown rivals with an empathic 5-2 trouncing of Southampton.
I’m backing the Citizens to put this game to bed early and coast to their 22nd win of the season.
The Saints meet the Seagulls in a fixture which could have huge ramifications in the race for Premier League survival.
Following a run of five fixtures without a victory (3L,2D), Brighton are currently sitting one place above the drop zone on goal difference alone.
Southampton are not out of the woods either, claiming just one win across their last 11 PL fixtures (9L,1D), leaving them seven points clear in 14th.
The Saints have won three from the last four matchups against the Seagulls, with both sides playing horrific football at the minute I’m going to give the home team the edge in this one.
Leicester City have more injuries than a local ressies side come preseason!
Fortunately for the Foxes they are playing the league’s bye, as Sheffield United begin their farewell tour.
The Blades have conceded the first goal on 21 occasions this season and I’m banking on them to roll out the welcoming mat for the likes of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho here.
The Spurs head across town to the Emirates Stadium to take on the Gunners in the highly anticipated North London Derby!
After a midseason slump, Tottenham have found a second wind.
The Spurs have won their last five competitive fixtures, outscoring their opponents 15 goals to 1!
Meanwhile the Gunners have shown glimpses of brilliance, though have struggled to string together 90mins of first class football.
Mikel Arteta’s squad have looked shaky at the back of late, with their last clean sheet coming ten fixtures ago!
The Spurs are undefeated across the last five North London Derbies (3W,2D) in all competitions and are looking to claim their third win on the trot against their underachieving neighbours.
With Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min all fit and firing, Arsenal supporters could be in for a very long night here!
Man United fans around the globe breathe a sigh of relief as they discover Jesse Lingardinho will be ineligible to face his parent side this weekend!
The Red Devils could definitely use the services of their former youth product, with a bagful of Ole’s squad set to sit out this fixture through injury.
One player who is available is Bruno Fernandes, though the Portuguese genius might have to find a way to win his own penalties in this one.
Man U have conceded just once across their last five competitive fixtures and although their home form can’t be banked on, the unders market has never looked more attractive!
Game Week 28 comes to a close on Tuesday morning (AEST), when Liverpool look to get their season back on the track against the Wolves.
In a strange turn of events Reds fans will delighted to see their side playing away from Anfield this round.
All six of Liverpools wins across all comps this calendar year have come away from home (3L), while Anfield has been a blackhole for competition points for Klopp’s outfit.
Wolverhampton have been underwhelming this campaign, for a squad swollen with so much talent, the fans must be hugely disappointed to see their side sitting below the likes of Aston Villa and Arsenal on the ladder.
The Wolves have never bettered the Reds at home and I’m backing that trend to continue here.