Liverpool brought the head-to-head match with Manchester City to a draw and remained in the title race. We examine the calendar of contenders for the title at the end of the season. How do you think who will win the English Premier League this year? Try bookmaTZr in Tanzania and make your bets.
The situation at the moment: Manchester City (74 points) is minimally ahead of Liverpool (73 points). The Merseysiders (+57) have a better goal/concert difference than the Mancunians (+52), so in the event of a tie at the finish line, Klopp will be the champion.
Each team has 7 matches ahead. Both continue to play in the Champions League and FA Cup (by the way, this Saturday Liverpool and City will meet again in the semi-finals of the national cup). Therefore, no one will receive additional rest.
- Manchester United
- Aston Villa
Manchester City calendar:
- West Ham
- Aston Villa
Obviously Liverpool have a tougher calendar. The main test is the meeting with Tottenham. Spurs picked up the pace, and in the first round Conte beat Klopp in all respects and was very close to victory. Manchester United and Everton are in deep crisis, but derbies always write a different story. The only plus for the Reds is that all matches against difficult opponents will be at Anfield, and the trips are scheduled for the unmotivated middle peasants.
Manchester City have a dream calendar in comparison. Not a single opponent from the Big Six. West Ham looks like the biggest threat – two previous trips to Yarmolenko ended in draws for Guardiola. There is also an inconvenient Wolverhamton, and in the last round the fate of the championship in favor of Liverpool can be decided by Steven Gerrard himself. At the same time, there is a very easy opponent with whom you can score a goal difference (the last four matches with Watford – 21:1).
Another important nuance. In 4 rounds, Liverpool will play before Manchester City, so the “citizens” will have the advantage of entering the match, knowing the result of the opponent. Manchester City will play faster only once (the date of the game with Wolverhampton has not yet been determined, but it will definitely be after April 10), and in the last two rounds the matches will take place in parallel.
Almost everything speaks for Manchester City: better head-to-head performance against Liverpool, one handicap point, easier opponents, better match times. FiveThirtyEight (a portal that predicts sports results based on statistics from previous matches) highlights City as a clear favorite. They give 67% for the Liverpool championship, and 33% for the title of a competitor.