More misery for Man United
Manchester United produced one of the worst performances of the season at Goodison Park on Sunday, as they lost 4-0 to Everton. The Red Devils failed to match the effort and energy of their opponents, which resulted in them being second best in every department on the pitch. They now face a ruthless Manchester City team on Wednesday in the derby with a chance to right the wrongs that happened on Sunday. If they put in that performance again, they could be in for a long night. With a win, City will go one point clear at the top of the table with just three games to go. United will need to produce one of the performances of the season to beat City which will be a miracle considering how they’ve been playing the last few weeks.
Sothampton’s quest for survival
The Saints were beaten 3-1 at Newcastle on Saturday and defeat for Cardiff at home to Liverpool on Sunday saw Southampton remain just five points clear of the relegation zone, having played a match less ahead of their trip to Vicarage Road. If they win this, they’ll have a great chance of staying in the top flight given they have three winnable matches remaining. However, they’ll have to be better, given they’ve lost three of their last four away matches.
Wolves with another giant slaying performance?
Wolves are having a remarkable season after being promoted back to the Premier League. They now sit tenth in the table and have won just once in their last five matches. However, Wolves have one of the best records against the top six. They’ve already beaten Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur and held Manchester City and Arsenal who will play them on Wednesday at Molineux. Arsenal’s top four chances suffered a huge blow when they lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace and taking into account Wolves record against the top six and Arsenal’s poor away form, the hosts should be licking their fingers.
Spurs to tighten their grip on the top four
Spurs have a 100% record in their new stadium and would definitely like to extend this impressive form to strengthen their quest for the top four. Brighton are fighting for their lives at the moment. They are in the relegation scrap and are just three points off safety, though they have played a match less than 18th-placed Cardiff City. This should be a straightforward match for Spurs who, despite losing to City in two successive matches, are in the semi-final of the Champions League. Spurs are level on points with Chelsea but have a better goal difference and, bearing in mind other top four hopefuls Man United and Arsenal have difficult games this midweek, this is the time to pull away.