The Premier League is back – and with it comes the return of Ryan Liberty with his predictions for England’s top-flight league. The curtain will raise on Wednesday and while the world slowly begins to once again resemble something of normality the return of the most exciting League in world football is a welcome comfort!
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
A look at the fixture on paper might suggest something of an opening Act whilst we await the main event later on, but I think this has all the makings of an absolute humdinger to begin with.
I love Dean Smith and his full throttle approach to football, before the break I struggled to predict Villa games. I have massive respect for this Sheffield side and given Villa’s inconsistencies at the back I can see an exciting draw being played out here.
Manchester City v Arsenal
Massive game on paper, a little less so come Wednesday evening. City will have a lot of the ball and I think Arsenal will do a lot of running around, which they should expect to be taxing, draining and mentally very tough. I think Mikel Arteta will have to think about how to provide as much cover as possible in the back and almost surrender the midfield battle.
Business as usual for the Citizens if you ask me!
Double @ 5/1
Aston Villa v Sheffield United: Draw
Manchester city (-1)