EPL: Four matches to expect shock results this weekend




This weekend will be the Matchday 26 of the current English Premier League campaign.

There will be interesting fixtures across the United Kingdom at both ends of the table.

Only Chelsea and Liverpool won’t be playing, as they face each other in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

So, what four matches could we see shock results on Saturday?

1. Man Utd vs Fulham: There was bad news for United, after the club revealed that Rasmus Hojlund will miss the next three weeks with a muscle injury. The Danish striker has found form from the turn of the year and his two goals is why Ten Hag’s men beat Luton 2-1 the last weekend. His absence leaves the out-of-sorts Marcus Rashford to lead the line. For Fulham, this will be music to their ears.

2. Bournemouth vs Man City: Pep Guardiola’s men have not been at their best in recent fixtures. They could have easily lost to Chelsea in the 1-1 draw and it took an Ajer’s slip for Haaland to grab the winner in the 1-0 win against Brentford. Bournemouth are not only in good form, they have a reborn Dominic Solanke upfront and will be playing at home. Expect anything.

3. Arsenal vs Newcastle: The Gunners are easily the in-form team in the Premier League in 2024. Mikel Arteta’s men have scored 21 times this new year, as their attack has finally clicked. But they came undone against FC Porto in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday. Newcastle will deploy similar tactics like the Portuguese side and could leave the Emirates with a result.

4. Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest: There was time this season that Unai Emery’s men looked like they would genuinely challenge the top three for the title. But they have fallen off in recent weeks and could even lose out on Champions League places. Forest have been boosted by the return to form of Taiwo Awoniyi and some players that went to the AFCON and will go to Villa Park confident.