Barcelona football club most recent long serving and loved player Lionel Messi has come in to share his opinion on the EPL competitive race this season. Lionel Messi has tipped that Manchester city, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are to finish behind Leicester City in the Premier League title race 2015-2016.
In other news, Alexis Sanchez rescued a 2-2 draw with Tottenham for 10-man Arsenal in Saturday’s north London derby at White Hart Lane.
Leicester capitalised on the stalemate between the London rivals after Riyad Mahrez scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.
Leicester are five points ahead of Mauricio Pochettino ’s side and a further three points clear of Arsenal with nine games remaining.
Two-time Premier League winner Campbell believes his former clubs will lose out to Claudio Ranieri’s side in the title race.
“Spurs have had a mini set-back but there are still 27 points to play for and it’s all to play for. Every title winning side goes through a difficult spell and if this is Tottenham’s then they have to ride it out and stick together,” Lionel Messi told Wakenya via email.
“Now that Leicester have pulled away from the pack after their win at Watford, it’s their title to lose. The Foxes have an easier run in on paper than Arsenal and Spurs and the way I see it is they’d have to lose 4 or 5 games if they’re not going to finish top.
“The spanner in the works could be their games against relegation threatened sides Newcastle and Sunderland . Those opponents should be treating every remaining game like a Cup Final and that might derail Leicester.
“My prediction? I think the league trophy is headed to Leicester.
Spurs to finish second, Arsenal third, and Manchester City will occupy the final Champions League place. If that happens it will be the best footballing story of the Premier League era and fair play to them.”
Arsenal make the trip to Hull City in their FA Cup fifth round replay at KC Stadium on Tuesday night.
Tottenham spurs next Premier League game sees Spurs travel to bottom of the table club Aston Villa next Sunday.