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Premier League Sunday preview: Points to play for at top and bottom

There is a relegation scrap at The City Ground on Sunday, as Leeds travel to Nottingham Forest, before title-chasing Manchester City then travel to top-four chasing Tottenham.

Forest are only three points above Leeds in the standings as the duo attempt to string a run of results together to pull away from relegation trouble and it is sure to be a nervous affair when they meet at 14:00 in Nottinghamshire. 

The 16:30 contest will see the Citizens attempting to close the gap to table-toppers Arsenal when they travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to face a Spurs embroiled in a battle to secure Champions League football. 

Fresh Leeds to end long PL wait

WhatNottingham Forest v Leeds
WhereThe City Ground, Nottinghamshire
When14:00, Sunday 5th February
How to watchSky Sports Main Event & Premier League
OddsNottm Forest 13/8, Draw 23/10, Leeds 17/10

Two relegation rivals will be hoping to get one over on the other in Sunday's first offering, as Forest take on a Leeds side that haven't tasted league success since a 4-3 win over Bournemouth on 11th November. 

A six-game winless run in the top-flight has seen the Whites slide into a huge battle to avoid the drop and they know results are needed sooner rather than later, especially against a direct relegation rival in Forest. 

While Leeds have struggled to pick up points in the league they have at least been building some momentum in the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 5-2 in a third-round replay before overcoming Accrington 3-1 in the next stage. 

A 0-0 draw at home to Brentford was wedged in between those two cup successes, meaning Jesse Marsch's men are on a three-match unbeaten run across all competitions and playing with a certain belief about them. 

The deadline-day arrival of Weston McKennie on loan from Juventus will have helped boost the mood even further and he could be handed a start, while the club's ability to fend off interest in Jack Harrison late in the window and keep him at Elland Road is another big boost. 

Forest will be no easy pushover though and they are on a four-game unbeaten run in the league - a string of results that has seen them build a little gap between themselves and the bottom three. 

However, Steve Cooper's men have had extra games recently due to their involvement in the League Cup and the fact they fell in the semi-final stage, suffering a 5-0 aggregate loss to Manchester United, will be tough to take. 

The Tricky Trees put a lot of effort into that run to the last four and it remains to be seen how quickly they can bounce back, having only played the second leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. An away win for a fresher Leeds appeals at 17/10

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City back in full flow

WhatTottenham v Manchester City
WhereTottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
When16:30, Sunday 5th February
How to watchSky Sports Main Event & Premier League
OddsTottenham 10/3, Draw 16/5, Man City 8/11

After back-to-back losses to Southampton in the League Cup and then Manchester United in the top-flight, City have rediscovered their mojo in recent weeks to rack up three straight victories across all competitions. 

The beginning of this run actually saw them come from 2-0 down at half-time at home to Spurs to eventually win 4-2, before they then dispatched Wolves 3-0 and edged out Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup. 

Pep Guardiola's troops appear to be back on track after that mini-blip and they can continue on their merry way when they travel to Spurs, who have won their last two assignments across all competitions but have struggled for consistency this season. 

Antonio Conte's men have particularly struggled at home of late, as they have lost four of their last five league games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and they may struggle to get anything out of Sunday's contest. 

Spurs have been leaky at the back, conceding 31 goals, and that fragile backline could be in for a rough afternoon against the division's highest scorers, City (53). 

The Citizens also have Golden Boot leader Erling Haaland leading the line, the Norwegian having scored 25 times already and recently bagging his fourth hat-trick of the season in the Wolves win. 

Tottenham do have their own attacking assets, most notably 16-goal Harry Kane, so the hosts will at least have hope of getting on the scoresheet, albeit most likely in a defeat. 

Backing City to win and both teams to score at 9/4 provides value. 

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