Manchester City will look to bounce back from defeat against Southampton when they host Newcastle United at the Etihad while Wolves continue their quest for a top four finish in the premier league with a trip to Sheffield United.
Man City vs Newcastle United
The Cityzens were shocked 1-0 at Saint Mary’s and will use the game against the Magpies as part of preparation for their Champions League match against Real Madrid.
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Interestingly, 12th-placed Newcastle United are looking to extend their six-match unbeaten but it will be tough against Pep Guardiola’s men. Magpies manager, Steve Bruce has concerns over Andy Carroll’s groin situation, Jamaal Lascelles, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin ankle injuries.
In 38 matches between both sides, Man City won 23, Newcastle 8 and they’ve played out 8 draws. Prediction: Man City 4-1 Newcastle United
Sheffield United vs Wolves
Wolves Champions League chase took a huge hit when they lost 2-0 at home against Arsenal last weekend but have a chance to close the gap on fourth placed Leicester City if they beat Sheffield United. Wolves are seven points behind the Foxes and can cut the lead to three with the season drawing to a close.
John Fleck, John Lundstram and Luke Freeman will not feature for the Blades while Wolves are battling to get Pedro Neto back fit as he is currently struggling with a knock while Daniel Podence remains in isolation.
Both sides have only met once in the premier league and that fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. Prediction: Sheffield Utd 0-0 Wolves.
Brighton vs Liverpool
Liverpool bounced back after the heavy 4-0 defeat to Man City to beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Anfield. Brighton & Hove Albion moved nine points clear of the relegation zone following their 1-0 victory at Norwich City and may rest players for this encounter just like the Reds.
Jose Izquierdo remains sidelined for Brighton, while Steven Alzate remains a slight doubt ahead of the match. Liverpool will have late fitness checks on Dejan Lovern and James Milner who is struggling with muscle problem.
Liverpool and Brighton have met just five times in the premier league and the Reds have won all. Brighton 2-1 Liverpool.