Who Will The Title & Who Will Go Down?

With just seven games to go, things are hotting up at the top and bottom of the Premier League. Here are my views on what will happen in the climax to the season, and why.

The Top Of The Table

1. Manchester United 2. Manchester City 3. Tottenham 4. Arsenal

Who will the title?

With a lead of 5pts at the top of the table it has to be Manchester United. Manchester City may have the better players and great strength in depth but, when it comes to the crucial business of a title run-in, United have been there, seen it and done it many times before. Since, the turn of the year, City haven’t performed their best and have struggled at times but on the other hand United have just got better and better by each game. The momentum they have at the moment means that by the time they go to the Etihad Stadium on 30 April, United could be well clear.

What is the runner-up lacking?

Man City have lacked the mental strength to get over the line and, recently, their away performances have been poor. Losing Yaya Toure for the Africa Cup of Nations for a month from the middle of January was a huge blow and, since then, I think too many of their players have gone off the boil at the wrong time of the season. Look at City’s squad. There are not too many players there who have won major league titles. Not having the mentality of getting over the line will hurt City this year.

Who else will finish in the top four?

I expect Tottenham and Arsenal going on a really good run between now and the end of the season. Tottenham have easiest fixtures compared to Arsenal (who play City & Chelsea), so I think they may well pip Arsenal to third. Chelsea will finish fifth.

The Bottom of the Table

18. Wigan 19. QPR 20. Wolves

Who is going down?

Since the sacking of Mick McCarthy, Wolves have gone in only one direction and that’s down. They are surely going down. QPR have the hardest run-in out of the clubs down there, will join Wolves in the Championship next season. Blackburn & Bolton will just do enough to stay up and that will result in Wigan going down.

What will keep the other teams up?

Blackburn have some good goal-scorers in Yakubu and Junior Hoilett and they will keep the Rovers up. Fabrice Muamba’s recovery will inspire Bolton because it will give them a boost and they will want to stay up for him as much as for themselves.

Do you Agree??

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2 thoughts on “Who Will The Title & Who Will Go Down?”

  1. Really surprised you haven’t even mentioned Newcastle for the top 5 at least, they are on a great run and if they win their next two games against Bolton and Stoke (both at home) they will have won 6 in a row. Also Aston Villa aren’t playing brilliantly at the minute and could get dragged into the relegation battle

    1. Agreed with you. Newcastle are on a great run but I don’t see them in the top 5 at the end of the season. Chelsea will just finish ahead of them either by a point or on goal difference. I think Newcastle will drop points in May, against Chelsea, Manchester City and maybe even Everton.

      About Aston Villa, they are not playing good at all of late but they are 5 points above the drop zone and have a game in hand against Bolton. They will do enough in their last 8 games to stay in the Premier League. Rather I would say, they should do it for Stan.

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