Time To Get Clinical
Clinical finishing likely to hold key to GW32 results
Manchester United’s wasteful finishing is not helping their cause as they bid to secure one of those precious Champions League spots and it was in evidence again on Tuesday, when they needed a stoppage time penalty to secure a point at Old Trafford against Everton.
However, they may only need 1 goal on Sunday, to see off a Sunderland side that has failed to score in its last 6 outings.
The other game taking place on Sunday sees Everton entertain a Leicester City side that may rotate a few players ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Atletico Madrid.
After picking up just 1 point from clashes with Arsenal and Chelsea, Manchester City will be looking to get back on track when they host Hull City at the Etihad. The Citizens have a higher goal expectancy than all of the other teams in GW32 action.
Middlesbrough, who are also in a bit of a mess towards the foot of the table, take on Burnley at the Riverside in a proverbial 6-pointer. It’s a must win game for the hosts, who have scored fewer goal than any other side.
Chelsea maintained their 7 point lead at the top of the table thanks to an Eden Hazard brace, which was sufficient to see off Manchester City and they travel to the Vitality Stadium in the Saturday evening kick-off.
Spurs, who scored 3 late goals against Swansea City to stay within breathing distance of the Blues, will get the GW32 action under way when they welcome Watford to White Hart Lane. The visitors have a whole string of defensive concerns ahead of this one and this is reflected in the latest English Premier League match betting odds.
Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park for the Monday Night Football and it promises to be a fascinating encounter between two managers that have never really seen eye to eye. Arsenal’s clinical finishing could be crucial as Arsene Wenger looks to preserve an unblemished record of top-four finishes and the GW31 results certainly went in the Gunners favour.
Stats from Oulala reveal that only Chelsea are converting more of their shots into goals this season.
However, Sam Allardyce is sure to have a game plan in store and it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise to see a touchline incident occur between two managers that have history!
It is a crucial stage of the season with battles at both ends of the table likely to be determined by the sides that are most clinical in front of goal!