EPL Weekend Preview
In this article, we will preview 3 key upcoming games in the EFL this weekend.
Swansea v Norwich
Swansea host Norwich tonight at 20:15. The Swans go into the clash in fantastic form, unbeaten in their last 7 league matches. This game could prove to be a decider in the promotion race this season, with both teams sitting 1st and 3rd respectively.
Norwich are in similar form, unbeaten in their last 6 and currently top of the league.
The last meeting between the two sides was back in November. The Canaries came out on top in the fixture winning 1-0. Marco Stiepermann struck in the 84th minute to secure the win for Norwich.
Emiliano Buendia is a player to watch for Norwich. The right winger has 7 goals and 6 assists in the league so far this season and has the highest AMR with a 7.64.
Ben Cabango is a key player for Swansea City. The centre half has solidified Swansea’s defense since breaking into the first team. The Welshan is just 20 years of age and is already showing signs of being a top player.
Swansea : 9 / 5
Draw : 2 / 1
Norwich : 13 / 8
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Brentford travel to the Riverside to take on Middlesbrough on Saturday at 15:00. Boro are in mediocre form, with 2 wins in their last 6. Brentford are in great form at the moment, having not lost in the league since October. The Bees seem to returning to the kind of form that we saw in the second half of last season, ruthless in front of goal and playing attractive attacking football.
The last meeting between the two sides was just a few weeks ago in the FA Cup. The Bees won 2-1, with goals from Dervisoglu and Ghoddos.
Patrick McNair is a key player for Middlesbrough. The Central defender has been in form for Boro this season, McNair has the highest AMR in the Middlesbrough squad.
Ivan Toney has been nothing short of spectacular for Brentford this season. The centre forward has netted 20 times in 26 games so far this season, since making the step up from league one in August.
Middlesbrough : 2 / 1
Draw : 19 / 10
Brentford : 5 / 4
Stoke City v Reading
Stoke host Reading on Saturday at 15:00, at the Bet365 stadium, the Potters are in poor form, not winning since 19th December. Reading are in good form, unbeaten in 6.
The last meeting between the two sides was in November, with Stoke recording a comfortable 3-0 victory, with goals from Campbell, Fletcher and Brown.
A player to watch for Reading is Lucas Joao, the striker has been in fine form this season, netting 15 times and assisting 15, in just 20 games.
Nick Powell is a pivotal player for Stoke, the attacking midfielder has 7 goals and 2 assists in the championship this season.
Stoke City : 6 / 4
Draw : 21 / 10
Brentford : 2