• Chris Sobey


A busy weekend of domestic league football action gets underway tonight with the traditional Friday night Championship fixture. Bolton, who are third from bottom and in the relegation zone, face fifth place Bristol City at the Macron stadium. It’s a big match for both teams as Bolton are bang in the middle of their fight for survival and Bristol City will want to maintain their promotion push as they are only three points adrift of Cardiff City in second place. The weekends Premier league action gets underway Saturday lunch-time when Burnley welcome leaders Manchester City to Turf Moor and the traditional tea-time kick-off is between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners fans will be eager to get a first look at new signing striker Aubameyang from Dortmund.

Saturday’s 3pm kick-off’s feature two big relegation battle encounters between West Brom and Southampton at the Hawthorns and Brighton and West Ham at the Amex stadium. West Brom and Southampton have only won one of their last ten respective home and away matches and a win would be a massive result for both teams in terms of their fight against relegation. Games of this nature are usually very guarded and tight given what’s at stake and with both teams struggling in front of goal this season a no-score or low scoring draw or narrow win looks like the most likely outcome. Given West Ham’s extensive injury troubles, Brighton won’t get a better chance to pick up a much needed three points.

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