EPL 2021-22, Matchday 8 preview: Leicester City vs Manchester United clash in the lone main draw
The English Premier League 2021-22 enters Matchday 8 from Saturday after a week of International outings. Leicester City vs Manchester United would be the headliner clash.
Saturday marks the beginning of Matchday 8 of the 2021-22 English Premier League (EPL). There is scheduled to be just one headliner game as we present the preview involving all the top sides.
Liverpool travels to tame Watford
Second-placed Liverpool would have a relatively easy task at hand in the EPL resumption as it travels to take on 15th-placed Watford on Saturday. It is expected to be a rout from The Reds, as a win could take it to the top spot, while a loss could drop it to as low as seventh.
Manchester City looks to annihilate Burnley at home
Defending champion City entertains Burnley at home on Saturday. However, it is not expected to be entertainment for the 18th-placed visitor, as it is in line for a rout by the host. Meanwhile, a win for City could see it reaching the top, while a shocking loss could drop it to eighth.
Chelsea adamant on dismantling Brentford
Table-topper Chelsea would be travelling to face off against seventh-placed Brentford on Saturday. The newly-promoted side has been doing great and could potentially be a threat to The Blues. Nevertheless, the latter is still the firm favourite to win this, which could help it retain the top spot, while a loss could see it dropping to sixth.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on a newly-controlled Newcastle United
Eighth-placed Tottenham would be travelling to Newcastle on Sunday, while it would be the latter's first game under the newly-controlled Saudi-based owners. The Magpies would be determined to win its first game under the new owners to impress them, as it certainly won't be easy for Spurs. Meanwhile, a win for the visitor could take it to third, as a loss could push it down to 12th.
Arsenal faces tricky task against Crystal Palace
In a London derby, 11th-placed Arsenal would host 14th-placed Crystal Palace. Although the Gunners has been on an upward spiral, it won't be easy against the Eagles. Nonetheless, a win could help it rise to seventh, while a loss could see it dropping to 15th.
Everton vs Manchester City
Leicester City vs Manchester United
Bournemouth vs Southampton
Chelsea vs Sheffield United
(The matches are scheduled to be played on March 20 and 21)
Manchester United looks to continued record unbeaten away streak
Third-placed United is up for an uphill task against 13th-placed Leicester City on Saturday. Although the Foxes has not been in the best of forms this season, it is still a top side and could pose a grave threat to United's classic 30-game unbeaten away streak in EPL. A win for United could see it rising to the top, while a loss could drop it to ninth. As for Leicester, it could rise to as high as ninth, while upon losing, it could slip further to 16th.