The Premier League is back after the international break, with some exciting fixtures scheduled for this weekend. The highlight of the weekend will be the game between Manchester City and Liverpool at The Etihad. While Man City needs points to stay in the title race, Liverpool needs to claw their way into the top four. City signed up Haaland to make the difference in these tight games. Liverpool’s indifferent form makes City the favorites to win this one.
Brighton and Brentford have been the surprise packages of the season, and both teams will face off in an intriguing game of football. Brighton earned a slender 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last game, thanks to a Solly March goal. Brentford has been impressive this season, losing only one game at home. Ivan Toney, who netted 16 goals this season, got his first England cap the other day. This game is hard to predict, and it all comes down to who turns up on the day. Home advantage could give Brighton the edge here.
Nottingham Forest and Wolves will battle against each other in a massive game at the opposite end of the table. Both teams are not in the relegation zone, but trying to put some much-needed points between themselves and the bottom 3. Nottingham Forest looked like they were on for a mid-table finish after they bounced back from a poor start, but now they seem to have gone back to their old ways. They were rather unfortunate not to get anything out of their last game with Newcastle. This could provide the springboard for either side to push on and finish clear of the relegation zone.
In the games involving bottom-half teams, Arsenal will take on Leeds, Bournemouth will host Fulham, Crystal Palace will face off against Leicester, Chelsea will play Aston Villa, West Ham will take on Southampton, Newcastle will host Manchester United, and Everton will play Tottenham Hotspur. With most teams fighting for survival or European spots, these games are expected to be hard-fought and competitive.