1) Fulham’s survival quest gathers momentum due to Super Mario
Mario Lemina was Fulham’s hero as the relegation battlers grew to become the sixth successive away workforce to choose up most factors at Anfield this season. Liverpool’s league marketing campaign can not finish quickly sufficient and their finest hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League is to win this 12 months’s event.
Sunday was all about Scott Parker’s aspect who’ve picked up factors in seven of their final 9 video games. Fulham are discovering momentum at the proper stage of the season and the 11 factors they’ve received from their final 9 video games have made it an actual chance to avoid relegation; the Cottagers are at present 2.9215/8 to put.
If Fulham pull of their nice escape, they will thank their defence which has conceded simply 12 targets in the 17 video games since their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Craven Cottage on December 13, and so they have stored clear sheets in 5 of their final seven matches. It was additionally Fulham’s eighth successive sport with underneath 2.5 complete targets scored.
2) Derby day delight proves United are the better of the relaxation
For the second successive season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided Manchester United to a league victory in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. It will in all probability be a case of too little, too late as City can be anticipated to finish the season as champions for the third time in 4 seasons.
A niche of 11 factors must be an excessive amount of for United to chase down, but when that fails, then ending second can be seen as progress for a membership that completed third final season. United will look to 6 goalless attracts this season as a purpose why their title problem by no means actually bought going.
Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring at the Etihad with a penalty, enhanced his probabilities of being named PFA Player of the Year the place he leads the market at 2.0421/20. Defender Luke Shaw scored United’s second aim to remind Gareth Southgate’s of his skills and Shaw could be backed at 1.111/9 to be named in England’s Euro 2020 squad.
Assuming City maintain on to their wholesome lead, United could be backed at 1.538/15 to finish second to Pep Guardiola’s side.
Leicester, who United face in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, could have their say on who ending second. The Foxes’ 2-1 come-from-behind win at Brighton on Saturday retains them in the race to complete second and they are often backed at 5.49/2 to say the runners-up spot.
3) Kane retains Spurs in hunt for fourth spot
Tottenham stored alive their hopes of ending fourth with a 4-1 dwelling win over Crystal Palace with their talisman Harry Kane main the approach as soon as once more. Kane offered assists for Gareth Bale’s opening two targets earlier than wrapping up the victory for Spurs with two targets of his personal. Spurs ended the weekend as considered one of 4 golf equipment separated by two factors in the battle for fourth spot.
In the 25 league video games Kane has featured in this season, the England skipper has been instantly concerned in 29 targets. His brace in opposition to Palace were his fifteenth and sixteenth targets of the season whereas his assists tally rose to 13.
Kane was denied the probability of finishing a hat-trick by supervisor Jose Mourinho who rested him for the last 10 minutes with essential Europa League ties with Dinamo Zagreb and the north London derby with Arsenal developing at the Emirates on Sunday.
In the race to win the Golden Boot award, Kane could be backed at 3.259/4 after transferring to inside considered one of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah who’s priced at 2.915/8. In phrases of profitable the PFA Player of the Year award, Kane is 8.615/2 to win the award.
4) Point does little to spice up Baggies survival hopes
With video games starting to expire, West Brom’s dwelling sport with Newcastle was a sport they actually needed to win to maintain alive their hopes of staying in the Premier League. The Baggies ended the weekend eight factors from security with 10 matches left to play.
Victory in opposition to Newcastle would have closed the hole between Sam Allardyce’s aspect and the Magpies to 6 factors which might be barely higher than the present deficit. Against a weakened opponent, this can be considered a missed alternative for the dwelling aspect particularly with Steve Bruce praising his gamers for profitable Newcastle an ‘vital’ level in a goalless draw.
West Brom could be backed at 1.051/20 to be relegated and their remaining fixtures recommend they’ve their work lower out to keep away from the drop again to the Championship at the first try. Allardyce’s aspect don’t have any extra video games in opposition to groups in the backside six. If anybody can information the Baggies to security, it is Allardyce and the Baggies are 1.061/18 to put.
5) Seagulls flock nearer to relegation zone
Brighton supervisor Graham Potter was hailed as a training genius lower than a month in the past following back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Liverpool at the finish of January and the begin of February.
As we now know, victories over Liverpool at Anfield are not collector’s gadgets, whereas Spurs’ inconsistency has prevented them from difficult for the title.
A nine-point cushion between the Seagulls and the backside three after their Anfield success has been whittled away to the level that Potter’s aspect are in peril of seeing their four-season keep in the prime flight come to an finish.
Brighton ended the weekend degree on factors with Fulham who’re in the relegation zone by advantage of their inferior aim distinction. Potter must be protected in his job for now, however one level from a potential 15 will not be the sort of type he wants at this stage of the season. Brighton could be backed at 5.79/2 to be relegated.