It’s back to domestic Premier League and EFL Championship and League One and Two action this weekend and things kick off as usual tonight with the EFL Championship match between two promotion contenders , third place Sheffield United and fifth place West Brom. Historically, the Blades have performed best in this corresponding fixture winning four of the last seven, but there last meeting at Bramall Lane was a 2-2 draw back in 2009. The match is likely to be very close with the two teams so closely matched at present, the Blades have the advantage of playing at home, but there recent form has been inconsistent and West Brom are aiming for their third away win in a row and will arrive in confident mood and I think a draw is the most likely outcome.
Saturday’s action kicks-off with the Premier League and reigning champions Manchester City have a quick turn around after their midweek Champions League game when they face Everton at the Etihad. Everton will hope City have a European hangover and aren’t at their best tomorrow and they can also draw on past successes having only lost one of the last four corresponding fixtures, drawing three including the last two 1-1. However, they’ve only won once away in the league this season and realistically, the way City are playing at present and the fact they’ve won all eight league home games so far this season it’s hard to See Everton having much success tomorrow.
The majority of the 3pm games are tough to call with so much inconsistency amongst the mid-table and bottom half of the league teams and only Spurs look like real home bankers. This improves the chances of some of the away teams and Liecester, Newcastle and West Ham have a decent chance of getting results at Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Fulham respectively.