The Premier League title race resumes at full throttle following a two break because of the FA Cup and International fixtures. Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Fulham a couple of weeks ago saw them leapfrog Manchester City, who were in FA Cup action at Swansea, to regain the lead back.
Man City v Fulham
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The gap is now two-points, but City do have a game in hand. No Premier League win in four attempts has seen Tottenham fall out of the race for the title, and they must now focus on holding on to a top four finish, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all closing in on them.

It proves to be another crucial weekend of football, and here we preview the best action and offer our top weekend Premier League football tips.   

Fulham v Manchester City

City arrive at Craven Cottage for the Saturday lunchtime game off the back of seven successive Premier League wins and they will know victory in West London will see them reclaim top-spot, for 24 hours at least.

Although they have the distraction of going strongly in three competitions still, they also recently won the Carabao Cup, City have been good without being spectacular in the league since a 6-0 demolition of Chelsea.

In contrast, Fulham’s form has been woeful with just one league win in 11 attempts, which culminated in the sacking of manager, Claudio Ranieri. The Cottagers sit second bottom and 13 points from safety, so Scott Parker, who has been handed the reins in charge of Fulham, faces an almost impossible job.

This should be a comfortable win for City, as long as their international players don’t arrive back in sluggish mood.    

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Liverpool v Tottenham  

What a game to look forward to on Sunday.

Depending how Man City have done on Saturday at Fulham, Liverpool will either start the day top of the Premier League with the chance to extend their lead, or in second-place with the opportunity to reclaim top spot.

Although people have talked about the Reds experiencing a wobble, they have still only lost one game, have scored nine goals in their last two emphatic home wins and are unbeaten in 10 Premier League games.

Despite progress in the Champions League, Tottenham’s recent domestic form has seen them drop out of the title race after three away defeats and a home draw from their last four games. Spurs lost 2-1 at Burnley, 2-0 at Chelsea and 2-1 at Southampton during a miserable run of form.

Spurs might return from the break rejuvenated, but Liverpool are very hard to beat at Anfield. We expect an open game and plenty of goals, with Liverpool coming out on top.   

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Manchester United v Watford

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has finally been confirmed as the new permanent manager of Manchester United, ahead of their fixture at Old Trafford with Watford on Saturday.

United’s form since Solksjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as interim manager has seen them enter the race for a top four finish in the Premier League, and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. He has certainly done enough to be handed the chance at Old Trafford, but they come into this game off the back of two defeats. They lost 2-0 at Arsenal in their last league game to drop out of the top four, before losing 2-1 at Wolves to exit the FA Cup.

Watford have enjoyed a comfortable season and currently sit clear of relegation danger in eighth place. They did win their last FA Cup game, beating Crystal Place 2-1, and will face Wolves in the semi-finals at Wembley. The Hornets have won three of the last five Premier League games, but were beaten 3-1 on their last visit to Manchester three weeks ago, when going down to defeat at City.

United and Solksjaer will want to get off to the perfect start to a new era, but Watford carry a threat and could be party poopers. We see goals, but not the dream start the Red Devils want.

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