Another critical weekend in the EPL with so much on the line. We have European places up for grabs, and if Leicester beat Sunderland this weekend, they will have sewn up the title in my opinion.
Here is where we stand:
The top-5 are guaranteed European football next year.
Here are the games you should be watching this weekend:
3. Arsenal at West Ham United, Saturday 7:45am ET
Arsenal are playing well down the stretch of the season, but its truly all for not. The Gunners have a habit of losing the title early in February and it happened again this year. They sit 11 points back of Leicester with a game in hand, but this trip to Upton Park won’t be a joy ride. West Ham United are flying at the moment, but had a slight slip-up draw against Palace last weekend. The Hammers have European football within their sights, and with the team moving the Olympic Stadium next year, the players should be motivated to get a result. The history is pointing towards an Arsenal win, with the Gunners winning 16 out of the last 17 meetings between the two clubs.
2. Leicester City at Sunderland, Sunday 8:30am ET
Another weekend, another nervy 1-0 Leicester win. Leicester keeps trudging along, beating anyone who stands in their way of the title. This is clearly a ‘trap game’ for the Foxes, as Sunderland are favorites to be relegated, but it is still a road game in the EPL. The Stadium of Light is always a tough place to play for opposing teams, and with Sunderland needing a win, I expect a chaotic game.
1. Manchester United at Tottenham, Sunday 11:00am ET
With Tottenham drawing at Liverpool last weekend, it makes this game against Manchester United almost a must win. ‘Spurs sit a full 7 points behind Leicester, both teams with 6 games to play. United could do Leicester a big favor by knocking off ‘Spurs in this game, but the Red Devils have a lot to play for in their own right. With a West Ham win and a United loss, the Red Devils would find themselves out of European football next year which would be disastrous.