It’s crunch time for Manchester City in pursuit of the Premier League title, as there are just two matches to decide the victors between them and Liverpool. Manchester City are playing against Leicester City tonight at 2200hrs.
Manchester City holds a one-point advantage heading into the penultimate weekend but Liverpool could move two points clear with a victory against Newcastle United on Sunday, with Pep Guardiola’s side playing against Leicester City in the Monday night window.
If Newcastle beat Liverpool, a win for City against Leicester would seal the Premier League title but a trio of pundits do not think that will be a possibility as they believe that the Magpies will lose to Jurgen Klopp’s men.
City would still have things in their own hands though as they are also backed to overcome Leicester at the Etihad Stadium. You can see what the pundits have had to say below.
Paul Merson – 2-0 (City will win).
“Never say never here. I’ve seen this Leicester team play and they’re a decent team. Manchester City will have a go, and they’ve got the ammunition to hurt them on the break with Vardy’s pace. They wiped the floor with Arsenal last week. They’re not used to having the ball but Brendan Rodgers has got them looking like a really good team.
“I’m not saying they’re going to win, but if you were Liverpool and you had to pick someone for City to play outside the top boys, who didn’t have much to play for, you’d pick them. City looked nervous against Burnley, but the longer it’s 0-0 or 1-0 here, you never know.”
Michael Owen – City will win.
“City knows the Premier League is now theirs to lose after excellent wins at Old Trafford and Turf Moor but “there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip” and Pep Guardiola will have to guard against complacency for the visit of Leicester City.
“Leicester are looking to do the double over City having come from behind to win 2-1 at the King Power in the reverse fixture back in December. Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers would love to do his old club a favor and the Foxes did pick up a point at Anfield earlier in the season.
“City is chasing a 13th successive league win and I feel they will travel to Brighton on the closing day of a memorable season top of the table but still needing a win to retain their title.”