This could well be a pivotal few weeks in the race for the Premier League title as February, while being the shortest month, is also one of the most crucial when it comes to deciding the fortunes of the teams fighting for the prizes at the top of the table, or survival at the bottom.

Following on from the weekend’s games, Manchester City travel to Everton tonight (Wed 6th February) to play a rearranged fixture from a couple of weeks from now, when instead of facing the Toffees in the league, they will instead be running out at Wembley to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Final.

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A win for City would move them to the top of the table on goal difference as they are now three points behind Liverpool and the Reds will have little hope that their out of form neighbours will do them a favour by either drawing or winning the game, especially given Everton’s woeful home form over recent weeks which has seen them lose three of their last four Premier League games at Goodison Park.

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Following this game on Wednesday, the action will then turn to the weekend where there is a full selection of ten games across Saturday, Sunday and into Monday.

Let’s now bring you our tips for all eleven matches in the Premier League starting with the midweek game.

*All the odds shown are correct as of 11.30am on Wednesday 6th February at bet365 Sport.

Wednesday 6th February

Everton v Manchester City

Manchester City have come unstuck on Merseyside in the past but they recorded a 3-1 win here on the way to winning the Premier League last season and I can see a similar scoreline unfolding tonight. City are in great form in general and Everton’s form, especially at home, has been poor of late. With Liverpool top of the table, the toffee’s are also not going to be hugely motivated to win this one and as such, I am backing a comfortable Manchester City win at 2/7.

Saturday 9th February

Fulham v Man Utd

Fulham have not beaten Manchester United since a 3-0 win at Craven Cottage back in 2009 and in the 11 games since have taken just two points. Claudio Ranieri’s side are still conceding too many goals and against a United side that are resurgent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that could be a very tough 90 minutes in prospect for them. I can’t see anything but a United win (4/7) on Saturday.

Crystal Palace v West Ham

Both these sides have had some great results against top teams this season but have been inconsistent against lower and middle opponents. As a derby game, this should be a passionate encounter and while both sides have real talent going forward, I feel both have issues defensively. As such, I think this has all the hallmarks of a draw (23/10).

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal

Can Huddersfield break their losing streak at home to an Arsenal side struggling with patchy form? I’d like to think they could but the evidence is very much against it. The home side concede far too many and don’t score nearly enough goals and even against an out of sorts Arsenal, I’d expect the Gunners to come away with a confident win (8/13).  

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Reds Face Bournemouth Needing a Win Desperately

There’s no doubt that injuries to key players notably in defence and midfield, have hit Liverpool hard and after two draws, the Reds need to get back to winning ways against a Bournemouth side they beat comfortably earlier in the season. It’s all looking at bit difficult for the Reds at the moment, but at Anfield I fancy them to get the job done, but perhaps not convincingly. Back Liverpool to win, just, at 1/5.

Southampton v Cardiff City

A crucial relegation six-pointer sees these two sides go head to head at St Mary’s. Southampton are unbeaten in 2019 so far, if you discount their penalty loss to Derby in the FA Cup, and as such I cannot see them losing here to a Cardiff side who are woeful on the road. Ralph Hassenhuttl has his team going nicely so I’m backing a Southampton win here at 8/11.

Watford v Everton

After playing Manchester City in midweek, Everton face another tough test against a Watford side that are inconsistent at times but prove difficult to beat at home. Everton have been better on the road recently than at home, so I can see them getting something here, but I just cannot see it being anything more than a point. Back the draw at 12/5.

Brighton v Burnley

A few months ago, this would have been a home win certainty, but since then Brighton’s form has dipped alarmingly, while Burnley’s has undergone a marked improvement. So much so that Brighton have been drawn into the relegation battle somewhat and I feel that Burnley’s better form and confidence will mean that they can snatch a draw in this game (9/4).

Sunday 10th February

Tottenham v Leicester City

This is a game that has had a bit of history in recent times, especially when both were challenging for the league title a few years ago. Leicester have beaten Man City and drawn with Liverpool of late and they will provide a Spurs team without Kane and Alli with a real test. However, Spurs seem to be doing enough to get the wins and I think Tottenham to win at 4/6 is the correct call.

Can Chelsea stop City once again?

Man City v Chelsea

Cty’s second game in a busy period for them is another tough one against Chelsea but this time at home. Chelsea did beat City in the League earlier this season, 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, but I feel Sarri’s team will not be able to do what they did to City at home. Chelsea will make it tough and it will be close, but once again I think City will come out on top (9/20).

Monday 11th February

Wolves v Newcastle United

Wolves are unbeaten in their last five games, whereas Newcastle have bad more inconsistent form over the same period, although they have recorded a win over Manchester City in that time. However, Wolves have netted ten goals in their last three home games and against a Newcastle side that doesn’t’ score too many, I feel that this may be a step too far for Rafa Benitez’s team. I’m backing Wolves to win at 8/11

All of which means that if these results come to pass, it could well be Manchester City sitting at the top of the Premier League table heading into the February international break.