Premier League Matchday 12 Preview

By  Umair Asif - 18 November 2016

Even after going through 11 weeks of intense competition, the Premier League is still wide open and the uncertainty is genuinely insane. Matchday 11 saw Liverpool taking hold of the pole position while Chelsea made it to the 2nd spot. Man City dropped down to the 3rd place. The real irony, however, is that Arsenal are once again at the 4th spot. Well, things aren’t certain yet as Premier League heads towards the interval.

This week is quite a crucial one for every side in the EPL with all eyes on Man Utd v Arsenal. Anyhow, the curtain raiser will be ballistic but let’s see how it ends. Here’s a glimpse of every encounter and what it holds for us: 

Man Utd v Arsenal

Mourinho has never lost against Arsenal and a visit to Old Trafford has always been a bad omen. However, this time things aren’t the same and Gunners are looking confident to break the deadlock.  

Crystal Palace v Man City

Palace have the tendency to upset big team but Man City are a tough call. However, the declining form of Citizens suggests that Pep Guardiola and his men will have to practice caution.

Everton v Swansea City

The 2-1 victory against Everton at Goodison Park ended Swansea’s drought. Looking at Everton’s impressive form, it looks a bit difficult for drowning Swans to double their streak.

Southampton v Liverpool

The last time Saints registered a win against Liverpool, Sadio Mane was the main man for them but this time he will at the opposite ends. However, Saints at home are a tough team to beat but Liverpool is in a flying form.

Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth

Since the start of October, Stoke have collected 11 points, the third highest in the league. Looking at their current form, Stoke will definitely be aiming to take a bite of the Cherries.  

Sunderland v Hull City

Jermaine Defoe will be eying his 150th goal in Premier League. If he succeeds in doing so, he will be only the 8th English player to achieve this landmark.

Watford v Leicester City

Only 3points separating the two sides but the difference in league position is huge. No one expected this kind of form from the defending champions. Watford are at advantage in this one.

Spurs v West Ham

Harry Kane is back and is the guy who has scored 15 goals in last 15 London derbies. Scoring against West Ham and leading Spurs to victory is what is exactly required from him this Sunday.

Middlesbrough v Chelsea

Chelsea are on a roll and will be eying sixth consecutive Premier League win but Boro can serve Chelsea with a surprise. Chelsea haven’t conceded a goal in their last five matches but Middlesbrough are good at counter attacks.

West Brom v Burnley

The only time West Brom hosted Clarets in the Premier League, they were outrageous and netted 4goals to maintain a clean sheet. However, Burnley have surprised a great deal this season and are the real underdogs.

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