Premier League week 32 preview: Manchester City host Luton, Bournemouth battle Red Devils

Manchester City will look to keep up the pressure when they host Luton Town at the Etihad Stadium. Just one point separates them from League leaders Arsenal and Liverpool, and with both teams not in action till tomorrow, a win will see the Citizens go top of the table.

Luton on the other hand lie 18th on the log, and could move out of the relegation zone if they can avoid an unlikely defeat. City are unbeaten at home this season though, meaning it wont be an easy task for Rob Edwards’ men. With Real Madrid poised to visit the Etihad next Wednesday, Guardiola is expected to rest some key players.

Manchester United will aim to return to winning ways when they travel to face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The Red Devils, lying in sixth place, followed up a 4-3 loss to Chelsea with a 2-2 draw with Liverpool, putting further dent on their European ambitions, and they will need to string together a run of positive results if they are not to be overtaken by the likes of Newcastle and West Ham.

The injuries have continued to mount, with Raphael Varane now joining Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans and Luke Shaw on the sidelines, while Marcus Rashford is a doubt after limping off against Liverpool. Bournemouth on the other hand will have their sights on the top half of the table.

They have just four wins compared to United’s 14 in the head to head standings, but were 3-0 winners at Old Trafford earlier in the season and will be fired up to complete the double over Erik Ten Hag’s side.

Tottenham will travel to face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. A 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest last time out means they remain level on points with fourth placed Aston Villa, while boasting a game in hand.

Newcastle meanwhile were 1-0 winners over Fulham, making it two wins from three since the international break. While Champions League qualification is certainly out of reach, Europa League qualification is a strong possibility, as they are just two points behind sixth placed Man United.

Nottingham Forest will hope to pick up a crucial three points when Wolverhampton Wanderers visit the City Ground.

With just four points separating them from the drop zone, Brentford will hope for a positive outcome when they face bottom of the table Sheffield United at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Brighton will face off against Burnley at Turf Moor, with the Seagulls looking to make a late European qualification push.

On Sunday, Arsenal will take on a shaky Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium. Following Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United, the Gunners are now back in control of their title destiny, and should go on to lift the crown provided they triumph in their remaining seven games. With trips to Tottenham and Man United still to come, though, it is far from certain.

They take on a Villa side who have conceded seven goals in their last two games, with a majestic 4-1 loss to Man city followed by a sizzling 3-3 draw with Brentford. These results have seen Tottenham leapfrog them into fourth place on goal difference, and they will be desperate to ensure that what has been a solid season does not go to waste.

Following a 3-0 bashing at the hands of Atalanta in the Europa League in midweek, Liverpool now turn their sights to league action, with Crystal Palace making the trip to Anfield. The Reds have not been all that convincing in recent games and it came back to bite them on this occasion.

They have conceded in their last six matches, but are unbeaten against Palace in their last 13 encounters.

They are also undefeated in their previous 28 matches at home, which puts them in firm contention for a return to winning ways.

Palace on the other hand have not won any of their last 10 matches away from home. With their record against the Reds less than exemplary and on the back of a 4-2 loss to Man City going into this, a routine win is expected for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

West Ham will battle Fulham at the Olympic Stadium as the Hammers, just a point behind Man United, continue their race for a spot in Europe.