ENGLAND – Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the scorelines of some of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea will host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday following a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in their last Premier League encounter.
Manchester United will face Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday after beating Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup on Thursday.
Providing his prediction, Lawrenson told BBC Sport:
Man United vs Man City: “Man Utd look a lot better recently, and they have a realistic chance of finishing in the UEFA Champions League spot.
“City have been impressive too with Kevin de Bruyne’s form is a big reason I am expecting Pep Guardiola’s men to do well from this moment still the rest of the season.
“I am expecting midfields of both sides to be the key to the game.
“But with McTominay and Matic fit, and Fernandes giving the flavour, I have a feeling the Red Devils will be competitive in there, and this should be a very close match. Manchester United 1, Manchester City 1.”
Chelsea vs Everton: “I believe Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti will get a great welcome at Stamford Bridge, on his return to the club where he won the Premier League and FA Cup Double in 2010.
“I thought Ancelotti’s men were very unlucky not to beat Manchester United last weekend – I know Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying close to United keeper David de Gea but he was not obstructing his view – so I can see why the Toffees boss was unhappy with that decision.
“But I am going with Chelsea to win. Most of their problems at home this season have come against lesser teams, and I think they will be fully focused this time. Chelsea 2, Everton 0.”