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Premier League Table: Predicting who will win the league

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3.08K   //    06 Feb 2019, 20:09 IST

Manchester City and Liverpool are involved in a nip and tuck race for the Premier League title
Manchester City and Liverpool are involved in a nip and tuck race for the Premier League title

The second half of the season 2018/19 has already commenced and the Premier League has done what it always does best - entertain its viewers to the best of its abilities.

A glance at the league table last month would have given you the feeling that Liverpool were well on course to winning their first ever Premier League title. A month fast forward, things do not seem to be the same.

Manchester City have caught up with their rivals and the race for the title now seems set to go down the wire. That being said, on the basis of a little background research, let's have a look at which of the two teams has the best shot at winning the title.


#1 Liverpool

Liverpool have quite a bumpy road to cross until they can lay their hands on the Premier League title
Liverpool have quite a bumpy road to cross until they can lay their hands on the Premier League title

Liverpool have impressed with their consistent performances throughout this season in the Premier League. However, a little dip in form in the last two games against Leicester City and West Ham has seen them lose a five-point advantage over Manchester City. The Merseysiders are now only three points ahead of the Cityzens and another loss or draw could see them lose their grip at the top of the table.

From total 25 games played, Jurgen Klopp's men have won 19, drawn 5 and lost 1, amassing a tally of 62 points. Mohammed Salah is topping the goalscoring charts, with 16 goals and 7 assists to his name already. From the top 6, the Merseysiders still have to face Manchester United away from home, and Chelsea and Tottenham at home. The Reds face Bournemouth this Saturday at Anfield.

The fixture against Manchester United, in particular, will be a tricky test, as it comes just 4 days after their first leg of the round of 16 face-off against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. However, the same can also be said for the Red Devils, who will be hosting French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL before locking horns with Liverpool.

The Manchester United fixture will be crucial for Jurgen Klopp and co. as it could decide whether or not they will maintain their stranglehold at the top of the table. Again, Liverpool's next 2 fixtures will be rather tricky, as they face Watford(H) and Everton(A), both of whom are in the top 10 in the EPL.

The remaining fixtures in order are: Burnley(H), Fulham(A), Tottenham(H), Southampton(A), Chelsea(H), Cardiff(A), Huddersfield(H), Newcastle(A) and Wolverhampton(H).

Apart from Chelsea and Tottenham, Liverpool will also have to be wary of Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton, who have been the best team outside the Top 6 in the League. In case the title does go down to the wire until the last day of the Premier League, facing Wolverhampton Wanderers will be a tedious task for Liverpool. After all, Wolves showed them the exit door in the FA Cup third round this season, and Jurgen Klopp won't dare take them lightly.

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