Top Four Hopefuls Set For Big Weekend In The Premier League

The Premier League season continues apace this weekend with some enthralling match-ups scheduled to take place at both ends of the table.

Table-topping Liverpool will bid to continue their relentless march to the title as they welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds have been in excellent form throughout the current campaign and they are strongly fancied to pick up another three points from this one.

While Liverpool are banker material to defeat the Saints, the rest of this weekend’s fixtures are much tougher to predict.

The six teams directly behind Liverpool in the table are involved in games against each other, and all three could be tight encounters.

The clash between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers should draw a huge crowd to Old Trafford on Saturday as both sides continue their pursuit of a top four place.

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The two sides head into the weekend six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and desperately needing a victory to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive.

With Chelsea facing a tricky-looking trip to Leicester City earlier the same day, a victory for United or Wolves could well leave them closer to the top four by close of play.

Tottenham Hotspur will also be eager to stay in touch with the leading teams when they host Manchester City on Sunday.

Spurs are also six points adrift of Chelsea with 14 games to play, but they could struggle to keep City’s prolific attack at bay.

There is one other game on Sunday as under-achieving Arsenal travel north to face Burnley at Turf Moor. The two sides are level on points in the table and there is likely to be little to choose between them this weekend.

The remaining five games on matchday 25 are all scheduled to take place on Saturday and each of them should be fiercely fought encounters.

Sheffield United will be out to take advantage of Crystal Palace’s injury problems when they visit Selhurst Park.

The Blades have defied expectations since winning promotion to the Premier League and should be capable of taking at least a point off Roy Hodgson’s team.

The Newcastle United versus Norwich City and West Ham United versus Brighton & Hove Albion games also look tight and may well end up as draws.

Bournemouth will see their home match against Aston Villa as an opportunity to follow up their recent victory over Brighton, while Watford could prove troublesome to Everton at Vicarage Road.

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