Ladies and gentlemen we have just 12 games to go in the Premie League 2018/19 and the final challenge will be between three, that’s right, just three teams of the 20. Currently sitting in top spot are Manchester City with 65 points, second are Liverpool was 65 points (goal difference) and surprisingly in third spot are Tottenham Hotspur. The league looked just about wrapped up by Christmas with a rampant Liverpool making it into the new year unbeaten. After some sketchy results however, the pressure is starting to tell. My buddy Louis Hernandez Jr and I often talk about what will happen and we are in agreement for the first time ever, here’s how we think it will play out.
Winners – Manchester City
Man City’s game against Liverpool at the beginning of January was a landmark game, lose and go 9 points behind, or win and keep it to within just 3. The Citizens did what they do best and won the game, thus piling the pressure onto a Liverpool side with almost no experience of a title run-in. This is where City will win the title, they know what it takes, they have been there before and they are hitting great form at a great time. Kevin de Bruyne will be the difference as City make it back-to-back titles.
Second Spot – Tottenham
We believe that Liverpool will not only throw it all away, they may not even finish second. What Spurs have done this season is outstanding, no transfers in summer or January, no home as the new stadium isn’t yet ready and their star players with lengthy periods out in the new year. Nonetheless Spurs look in great form and they have ground out result after result. You wonder how Spurs have arrived here given that they have lost 6 games altogether, but the fact that they haven’t drawn a single one is what has helped the points tally. Spurs have to play both Liverpool and City, both away admittedly, and if they can scrape a win at Anfield, they could wind up in 2nd spot in what would be a phenomenal season.
Third Place – Liverpool
Liverpool will not lose this league title because of a lack of quality, nor will they lose it because of a lack of squad depth, as they do have both with the only potential exception the defense. No, Liverpool will lose this title because of the psychology that comes with it, just like Newcastle did all those years ago. Other than James Milner there isn’t a player in that side who has faced a tough Premier League run-in and that is something which may eventually cost them. If they fail this year then you can just about bet that 2019/20 will be their year, this side is simply too good for it not to be.
What are your predictions for the end of the season?
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