Fri 30 Apr by Mark Gleeson
There could be a new English Premier League champion on Sunday night if results go the right way for Manchester City.
First, they need to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow to move up to 80 points, putting them 13 clear of Manchester United.
The Red Devils play on Sunday afternoon in a potentially mouth-watering clash with Liverpool. That’s a match United may have to win to keep alive their mathematical chance of winning the title.
A draw would mean United could reach a maximum of 80 points and they have a vastly inferior goal difference, so the title would be 99.9 percent City’s. A defeat to Liverpool will make league success 100 percent sure for Pep Guardiola’s team.
But while a City win at Palace seems fairly obvious, that is not true of the outcome of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford, where TAB soccer punters must consider several factors.
Liverpool will be the fresher of the two sides because United had to play last night against AS Roma in the Europa League and will presumably field much the same team on Sunday.
Liverpool lost at Old Trafford in January in a five-goal FA Cup thriller, but their last two trips in the league have both ended in draws. In fact, United have won only half of the last 10 visits made by Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s stinging rebuke of his own players after they let victory slip against Newcastle United last weekend could work two ways - either set the tone for a determined performance or have a miserable Liverpool taking to the pitch, ready for plucking by United. Either way an absorbing game is on the cards!