Liverpool and Manchester City are battling it out for every point in the title race.
Premier League action resumes next weekend, and we’re entering what Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed “squeaky bum time” at the business end of the season.
Only one point separates league leaders Manchester City, who will face in-form Brighton following the postponement of their away encounter against Wolverhampton, and second-placed Liverpool, who will face Manchester United in their final eight fixtures of the campaign.
The bookmakers have pegged Pep Guardiola’s side as the favorites to win the trophy ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s players, but given their current form, it’s unclear if the Premier League trophy will end up in the cabinet at Anfield or the Etihad Stadium.
Which team has a better chance?
The home advantage in yesterday’s title decider versus Liverpool would have given Pep Guardiola’s team the edge, despite Liverpool’s heroics in turning what appeared to be a procession into another epic arm wrestling.
Liverpool are the team riding a wave of momentum and, at the moment, an awe-inspiring belief. Even when they are not at their finest, they are capable of grinding our results. That said, it may come down to who can handle the huge quantity of games coming up in the next two months, and City has the track record in that regard.
Liverpool will win the title by the narrowest of margins – owing to the fact that they will be led by Jurgen Klopp rather than Pep Guardiola in the dugout. The latter enjoys tinkering for no cause and for the sake of the grandest games.
Rarely does he emerge victorious – last year’s Champions League final and FA Cup semi-final exemplify this trend. Either he changes or the Reds win. While Liverpool has the advantage in terms of momentum, City has an easier run-in.
After the unavoidable tie with Liverpool at the Etihad on April 10, City’s lone problematic fixture is away at West Ham. Liverpool will go to Newcastle and host Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as a Merseyside derby against a struggling Everton team.
After Sunday’s draw at the Etihad, it feels as though Liverpool must win every game. City also possesses superior title-winning experience, having won three of the last four Premier League crowns.
Liverpool’s Upcoming Matches
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Despite intense competition from Liverpool and Chelsea, Manchester City remains the heavy favorite to retain their Premier League crown.
Manchester City’s next eight fixtures are primarily against Premier League sides, whereas Liverpool’s next eight are mostly against rivals, and it does not appear as though Jurgen Klopp’s men will have a free run.