With just 12 games of the 2018/19 season to go the Premier League is galloping to an extraordinary finale in which just about anything can happen. My buddy Louis Hernandez Jr and I have been chewing the fat over this for some time now and the welcome domestic cup break has given us some time to try and ascertain what will happen come May, let’s take a look.
There was a moment in December where we thought that Liverpool would have this all wrapped up buy now but that has not proven to be the case. The battle for top spot is now very much a battle between Liverpool and Man City, currently equal on points and Liverpool have a game in hand. There is a third option which could come into play and that is Tottenham Hotspur, 5 points behind Liverpool and 5 behind City with a game in hand. What makes Spurs an exciting prospect at the moment is that they still have to play both City and Liverpool, albeit away from home. Our prediction for the title is Manchester City, they are ramping up the pressure and they have what it takes to psychologically overcome Liverpool.
There looks to be just 1 Champions League spot up for grabs and Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal will be battling it out for the final place. As it stands United are in 4th spot with 51 points and Chelsea and Arsenal are on level points at 50, with level goal difference. United have been resurgent since Solskjaer took the helm and they have won 9 from 10 games. Despite the resurgence however, they do not have a good looking run in when compared to the other two and despite the fact that Sarri is having a rough time at Chelsea, we expect them to pip United to that final Champions League place.
We are pretty convinced that Huddersfield and Fulham are already down, despite the managerial changes which they have made. This leads us to question who out of the 6 teams that are down there will eventually fall down into the relegation position. Southampton currently occupy 18th position but they look well organized and energized under the new manager, who is starting to pick up points for the Saints. Newcastle look like they will just scrape by and a couple of recent victories have boosted their chances. Burnley look to be relatively safe given their recent form and for us it will come down to a straight shoot out between Cardiff City and Brighton. Our prediction is that as well as Neil Warnock is doing with the players that he has at his disposal, that it will be the Bluebirds who once again face the drop from the Premier League.
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