What to Watch : Matchday 25
What to Watch segment is back and your weekend scheduling chaos is over. I will continue to highlight games you want to keep an eye on every Matchday. Watching Liverpool is a given regardless of the kickoff time but let’s take a look at some of the other matchups that should be interesting this weekend. All you have to worry about on Saturday is watching the Liverpool derby but Sunday has a lot of interesting games. Let’s hope that the boys get the three points so we can use Sunday to see who is going to be dropping points in the top 4 battle.
West Ham United vs Tottenham
Sunday 7AM EST
I hate to do this to you and make you get up early on a Sunday but this should be a good game and one that affects Liverpool for the top 4 battle.
West Ham has surprised everyone (including Moyes himself I assume) with where they are in the standings and definitely would be interested in battling for a Champions League spot. They are entering a tough stretch in their schedule with away games against both Manchester teams in the upcoming weeks so will look to grab three points at home against Tottenham. The Spurs will also look to grab three points and stay in the race for the top 4 as a loss to West Ham would put them 6 points behind the 4th spot with 13 games to go. Look for Jose to be his usual self in this game and sit back to secure the point while hoping to snatch all three points with counterattacks.
I will not blame you if you choose to sleep in I guess but if you are up and about, definitely one to watch
Aston Villa vs Leicester City
Sunday 9:05 EST
This one you will have to wake up for. A huge game for both teams and I will be rooting for Aston Villa to stop Leicester City on this one to help offset last week’s loss. Exciting attacking players for both sides will mean that the team with the more composed defense will win the battle on this one. I still expect both teams to create enough chances with players like Grealish, Watkins, Vardy, and Maddison on the field so we should definitely see some goals in this game. Look for Leicester to absorb the Villa pressure and try to counter with Vardy as always. I find both teams enjoyable to watch in terms of their style so looking forward to this matchup.
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Sunday 11:30 EST
Liverpool being out of the title race pretty much means that this is City’s title to lose at this point. There is no other team consistent enough to challenge them and even if the Reds make a good run to finish the season, I do not see City dropping a lot of points. Kevin De Bruyne was back in the last game and to their credit, City is getting the results they need from each game. Arsenal still has defensive issues and City will exploit them easily. I am not recommending this game for the competitive nature overall but more in terms of watching a lot of goals, from both teams. Unless Manchester City makes a point of keeping a clean sheet, their style will enable Arsenal to get chances to score but not enough to keep up. Expecting a game with five or six goals from this matchup.