Ibra, Kun and Kane in peak form ahead of Gameweek 27
Manchester United get the GW27 action under way when they host Bournemouth in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off and the man to watch is undoubtedly Zlatan Ibrahimović, who scored a last minute winner in Sunday’s EFL Cup final. However, this game might come too soon for Henrikh Mikhtaryan, who has been recovering from a hamstring strain.
Goals are expected to flow at Old Trafford but the same cannot be said for the fixtures at the Bet365 Stadium or the Hawthorns. Stoke entertain Middlesbrough in the former while West Bromwich Albion host Crystal Palace in the latter and goals will most likely be in short supply, judging by the latest expectancies, making both games ideal for fantasy football managers who are searching for those elusive clean sheets.
Liverpool’s Champions League prospects suffered a sever setback on Monday, when the defensive frailties of Jürgen Klopp’s side were again evident for all to see. Arsenal are the visitors to Anfield and these two sides were involved in a 7-goal thriller at the Emirates earlier in the season.
Harry Kane is on fire but a resurgent Everton side are likely to provide Spurs with a stern test on Sunday, making it somewhat improbable that Kane will bag a third hat-trick from 4 games. In Sunday’s other game, Sunderland welcome a Manchester City side that has scored 10 goals in their last 2 matches to the Stadium of Light.
The Citizens have a plethora of attacking options but it is Sergio “Kun” Agüero that is likely to be attracting the most attention from Fantasy Premier League managers and the latest betting odds suggest that the visitors will not disappoint.
If you are playing in seasonal games, remember that this is a double gameweek for Manchester City and Stoke City, with their meeting at the Etihad now set to take place on Wednesday 8th March.
It’s worth noting that City are expected to score 2.59 goals against Stoke, with the visitors on a projected 0.69, a very favourable fixture for the hosts.
Leaders’ Chelsea face a potential banana skin in the Monday Night Football, when they travel to the London Stadium to take on the Hammers.
Ibra, Kun and Kane will certainly be hoping that the Blues slip up!