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Premier League Sunday preview: Leaders looking to maintain advantage

Premier League leaders Arsenal are back in action on Sunday when they face a potentially tricky trip to London rivals Fulham.

There are four games scheduled in the top-flight across the day with a triple-header at 14:00 when Fulham host Arsenal, Southampton head to Manchester United and West Ham face Aston Villa at the London Stadium.

The late game, due to kick-off at 16:30, sees Newcastle take on an improving Wolves at St James' Park.

Fulham won't go down without a fight

WhatFulham v Arsenal
WhereCraven Cottage, Fulham
When14:00, Sunday 12th March 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event
OddsFulham 5/1, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 4/7

Fulham have far exceeded any expectations this season with most predicting they would be battling it out for survival, however, they head into Sunday's clash with their sights set on a European berth.

Boss Marco Silva has put himself firmly in the conversation for manager of the season with his side starting the weekend in seventh and just three points shy of fifth-placed Liverpool.

They were unbeaten in four league engagements prior to losing 3-2 at Brentford on Monday and Silva will be eager to get back on a winning path as swiftly as possible, although that could prove a difficult challenge with Arsenal travelling to Craven Cottage.

Arsenal begin the weekend five points clear of Manchester City at the summit but that lead could be cut to just two if City pick up a win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

After a minor wobble in January and February, which saw Arsenal go four games without a win in all competitions, Mikel Arteta's side have bounced back and they are currently unbeaten in five, a run that includes four wins.

They've only lost twice on the road in the league this term, going down at Manchester United in September and Everton in February.

It's worth noting that each of their last four trips to Fulham have ended in victory and another win should be on the cards.

However, backing an Arsenal win and both teams to score at 9/4 appeals when considering the north London side have conceded in three of their last five on the road and Fulham have registered at least once in 11 of 12 at home.

Saints set for United backlash

WhatManchester United v Southampton
WhereOld Trafford, Manchester
When14:00, Sunday 12th March 2023
OddsManchester United 4/11, Draw 4/1, Southampton 8/1

Manchester United lost 7-0 at Liverpool in their most recent Premier League outing but they bounced back to beat Real Betis 4-1 in the first-leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie at Old Trafford on Thursday.

That performance, which saw Erik ten Hag name the same starting XI as the one that went down at Anfield, was much improved and United will be hoping to flex their muscles again when they return to league action.

United have only lost once at home in the league this term, going down 2-1 when Brighton visited in August, and they are unbeaten in 11 at the Theatre of Dreams, including wins over Arsenal and Manchester City.

Ten Hag's men have the joint-best defensive record when hosting, conceding just eight goals in 12 games, and that doesn't bode well for a Southampton side that have scored just nine on the road.

Southampton have won two of their last three to climb off the foot of the table but taking something away from Old Trafford looks extremely unlikely.

At least three goals have been scored in nine of United's 12 at home so backing a home win with over 2.5 goals at 20/21 looks the way to go.

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Hammers could struggle after European exploits

WhatWest Ham v Aston Villa
WhereLondon Stadium, London
When14:00, Sunday 12th March 2023
OddsWest Ham 6/5, Draw 23/10, Aston Villa 12/5

West Ham are mired in a relegation battle, starting this round of fixtures just two places and one point above the drop zone, after recording just one win from their last five league games, while they have won only three times in the last 16.

After travelling to Ayia Napa to face AEK Larnaca in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, where they earned a 2-0 win, West Ham need to readjust their focus.

They have had a habit of struggling to perform following European fixtures this term, losing four league games directly in the aftermath of matches in the Conference League.

That offers Aston Villa plenty of hope for their trip to the London Stadium as they look to pick up a third-successive win after victories over Everton and Crystal Palace.

Villa's record at West Ham is concerning, failing to win on any of their last seven visits, but they head south full of confidence and appear great value at 12/5 to win.

Magpies set for further frustration

WhatNewcastle v Wolves
WhereSt James’ Park, Newcastle
When16:30, Sunday 12th March 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event
OddsNewcastle 13/20, Draw 11/4, Wolves 9/2

Newcastle's form has tailed off since returning from the World Cup break and it appears Eddie Howe doesn't have the squad depth to sustain a top-four challenge.

The Magpies have slipped from third to sixth after failing to win in five games, with each of their last two ending in defeats to nil, although those losses were against Liverpool and Manchester City.

Wolves' campaign, meanwhile, is in the ascendancy since Julen Lopetegui took charge to boost their hopes of survival.

They've climbed from 20th to 13th after picking up five wins from 10 games, in stark contrast to the two victories they secured in the 16 games before Lopetegui arrived.

The Midlands outfit head to St James' Park fresh from a 1-0 win over Tottenham but they remain inconsistent on the road and might struggle to earn another victory.

A draw, priced at 11/4, appeals in this game.

Newcastle have drawn a league-high five games at home and two of the last three editions of this fixture in the north east have ended all square.

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