For many of us, this is the most thrilling and competitive season of the history of the English Premier League. Particularly, Manchester City and Liverpool were involved in all this the thrill and competition throughout the season.
In this season, the league’s top position has switched between Man City and Liverpool like the ‘musical chairs’. And now this is the day, where we will get the ultimate table-topper of this extraordinary season of football.
Citizens must have to win against Brighton tonight to secure the title, and if their league title rival Liverpool losses their game, Pep Guardiola’s disciples will be able to win the title even if City lose their game by a less then a 5-goal margin.
Only a victory over Wolverhampton at Anfield will not going to seal the deal for the All-reds tonight. They have to wait for City to lose points. Even if Jürgen Klopp’s disciples only manage to draw the game, they have to pray for massive 5-goals margin defeat for the Citizens. That sounds pretty dramatic for them, I believe.
Lights of hope
★ After the defeat against Newcastle on January 29, City has won all the 13 games played in Premier League and taken the top spot from Liverpool who was 7 points ahead on that time.
★ In their last four ‘big’ tests, City did not concede a single goal, instead, they have won over the Lester City and Tottenham at home, also bring a full 3 points in the away matches against Man U and Burnley.
★ Citizens have already defeat Burnley twice in this season, along with the league and FA Cup games.
★ Furthermore, Manchester City had experience of winning the title with a dramatic end of the season. In the 2011-12 season, City managed to won against QPR by 3-2 with two late goals from Dzeko and Aguero in the added time.
★ Liverpool won 8 games in a row league after a goalless draw at Everton’s ground on March 3. And their incredible comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday will surely boost up the confidence level.
★ This season, Liverpool didn’t lose a single game at Anfield. They had 16 wins and 2 draws against Mancity and Lester City in their 18 matches at home.
★ Liverpool has scored the maximum number of 24 goals in the last 15 minutes and also the highest scorer of 29 goals from set-pieces. It proves that Liverpool is quite convincing to win the game in the last moment of the match.
★ In the history of the English Premier League, Liverpool has won 6 out of 9 matches (2 draws, 1 lose) against Wolves. All-reds have won the last 4 matches against this particular side as well.
Shadow of fear
★In this season, 3 out of their 4 defeats came from the opponent’s arena. There are also two draws in the 18 away matches they have played so far.
★ Earlier in the FA Cup semi, City had to fight really to beat Brighton. On the other hand, Brighton lost only a single game in their last four matches against the league’s top 7 teams.
★ Brighton only lost a single game in all 5 matches they have played against City at home. Even, the defeat was way back in the beginning of last season.
★ Wolves have won all of their last 3 matches at Anfield. More importantly, they are the last English club to beat Liverpool (FA Cup match on their own field in January).
★ In this season, at the Big Six’s home ground, Wolves only lost a single game in all 5 matches. They have drawn against United, Arsenal and Chelsea field; And won at Tottenham’s home pitch by 2-1.
★ Salah will be back in this match after his head injury, but Liverpool’s main man on defense, left-back Andrew Robertson will be absent due to injury.
★ Whenever the English Premier League titles race reached the last round so far, every time the title goes to the team who stand on the top after the 37th round.