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English Premier League week 17 : Match Preview

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Manchester City – Everton

After that loss to the blues last weekend, the citizens became the 19th team in the English Premier league to see their unbeaten run come to an end this season. That loss also saw Liverpool leapfrog over them to take the 1st position on the table. Tottenham also find themselves back in the title race all thanks to that defeat at the Stamford Bridge. City still look very much in contention and would be looking to make a statement in their next fixture.

It’s also worthy of noting that the inability of Pep’s men to keep a clean sheet has also been a huge factor.

Everton have shown great composure in front of goal scoring in 13 of their last 16 matches. They would be looking to explore any loopholes in City’s defense line if they are to get a result. Everton have scored more goals against Guadiola’s City than any other team in the EPL.

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Both teams to score

Wolves – Bournemouth

Everything did turn sour for the home side after a perfect start to their season after being promoted. With eight matches played and just 1 defeat recorded they sure looked like a team heading for a top half finish. All that came to a stop in the beginning of October. Their 2 nil home defeat to Watford they went on a further 5 games winless run. After 2 wins from their last 2 games they look to have found a way back in once more, lest see for how long.

The cherries have proved times without number just how difficult an opponent they could be. However, in recent times they have found themselves on the back foot. Having lost 5 of their last 6 games four of which came against the big six they find themselves in 8th position. With an impressive goal record going for them, they would be looking to overwhelm wolverhampton.

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Anybody to win and over 1.5 goals

Tottenham Hotspur – Burnley

Pocchettino’s men did achieve a great achievement in midweek as they booked a place in the round of 16 of the champions league. Back in the English premier league they also find themselves in a good position in the title race. Spurs are 6points adrift new leaders Liverpool and with a boost of confidence from their last game they should breeze past Burnley easily.

Burnley also find themselves in celebration spirits as they ended an 8 match winless streak at Turf moor. That win came against Brighton and ghapopens to be just their 3rd win of this campaign. The visitors look far from safe and would be hoping to build on their previous result.

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Home win

Fulham kicked off this seasons campaign with a number of good buys haven spent well in the market. However, that hasn’t been enough as they sit rock bottom of the table at the moment. Former Leicester and Epl winner Claudio Ranieri has been called in to stop a possible ship wreck but this change is yet to achieve the desired effect.

Fulham – West Ham

Their visitors west ham, aren’t a dreaded opponent too as they have also been very inconsistent in their performances so far. However, there seems to be a resurgence in the team at the moment. They have now scored at least 3 goals in each of their most recent wins pushing them into 11th position. Considering that fulham are the side with the most concede goals so far while West ham has seen a total of 48 goals scored, this should be a goal fest.

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Over 2.5 goals

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