2022 is behind us, and the rest of the new season is already underway. After a long period of hibernation and the World Cup, we are ready to get back into the Premier League. As we already have the fixtures, we know of matches worth watching, as these are matches with a lot at stake. Some of them are title-winning matches, while others are matches of redemption for themselves. The season has already proven itself to be exciting with new managers, new players, and new rules. Football facts are added to the football encyclopedia everyday and with Arsenal in front for the season the rest of the Premier League is bound to be just as thrilling.
Arsenal v Manchester United
On the 22nd of January, the exciting match between Manchester United and Arsenal is happening. After Manchester United’s draw against Palace, the manager, Erik ten Hag, was visibly disappointed. In an interview, he mentioned how Man Utd had to be more ruthless in the upcoming matches if they were to get to the same position as Arsenal.
Not only did the 1-1 draw disappoint, but also the booking of Casemiro after committing a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Because Casemiro got a suspension, he will not play in the Sunday match arsenal. Therefore, the Dutch manager has to figure out how to keep his squad in strategic shape before the 22nd.
Newcastle v Arsenal
Perhaps a more surprising one, but the league leaders Arsenal and Newcastle will meet on the 6th of May 2023. Newcastle has excelled this season. Their victories are thanks to their manager Eddie Howe, who has managed to lead them through the Premier League smoothly. Although we don’t know if the teams are out of the league beforehand, this will still be an entertaining match. To make the match even more exciting, football betting sites give out great bonuses, and fans can bet on their team.
Liverpool v Manchester United
Surely, this will be a satisfying match for fans. On the 4th of March, the teams will meet for the second time. The first time was an exciting clash, where United won 2-1 with goals from the talented players Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. This time, Liverpool will play at home. Even though the Reds are slightly above Liverpool, Liverpool could chase the win if they put enough work into it. It might not be the most crucial match, but still an important game in qualifying for the Champions League.
Manchester City v Arsenal
This match is indisputably the most exciting one of the year, as Arsenal is playing against Manchester City on the 26th of April. When spring arrives, we will see Manchester City take on the league leaders. They are already playing against each other in February, but the match in April will be more pivotal as we are closer to the Premier League final. Both Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta as managers have been impressive. Since this is a match that could decide the winners of the league, it is absolutely a must-watch match.
Predictions For The Season
Throughout the season, Manchester City and Arsenal have been the favorites. Some supercomputers calculated how Manchester City had a 74,8% chance of winning with players like Erlin Haaland and Kalvin Phillips. But since Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal strengthened with Gabriel Jesus, they are now leading the league. It isn’t clear who will end up on top. But having a Premier League title for the first time since 03-04 probably wouldn’t be too bad for Arsenal fans.
In the top four, we will also see Newcastle and Liverpool qualify for the Champions League. Newcastle surprised fans this season, getting 16 points in six league games. On the opposite side, we will likely see the Wolverhampton Wanderers relegated from the Premier League. Manager Julen Lopetegui hasn’t managed to lead his team to victory. Therefore, we won’t see them near the Champions League.