Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you will be fully aware that Liverpool play host to Manchester City this Sunday and if you are not fortunate enough to possess a ticket for the clash at Anfield, the next best thing will be watching it on TV.
There is no doubting that the outcome of this fixture, is one that will have serious ramifications for this season’s title race, and it is fair to say, that both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will have something of a dilemma going into this one.
For Klopp, he will have to decide whether to try and turn the screw and aim to extend the gap over City to nine points. While for Guardiola, does he risk going for the win or knowing that the two sides will meet again at the Etihad, does the objective become just leaving Merseyside unscathed.
With Liverpool’s incredible home record over the past couple of seasons and the fact that they have won all five of their Anfield league fixtures during this campaign, you would have to say that they are just about in the box seat.
While although most major bookmakers have City as slight favourites, the current table toppers cannot be ignored and therefore Liverpool to win at odds of 17/10, is certainly worth some serious consideration.
BET | Liverpool to win – 17/10 with Bet365
ALL SQUARE AT MOLINEUX
Like everyone else in the Premier League this season, Wolves have played eleven matches so far and although that doesn’t set them apart from any other of the clubs in the division, there is one stat that will.
That’s because Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have drawn an incredible seven of those and although they lie 12th in the table at the start of the weekend, it only goes to show that a bit more cutting edge would see them far higher up the league ladder.
Many will point to the fact that they are admirably coping with the arduous nature of a Europa League campaign and this is having a knock-on effect in regard to domestic matters, which is something that could be the case on Sunday.
That’s because they play local rivals Aston Villa and after showing respectable performances against Manchester City and Liverpool in this past fortnight, the West Midlands outfit will now look to turn their positive performances into points.
Therefore, with Wolves doing their best to juggle two competitions and the cycle of Thursday/Sunday football they are in, another draw looks like being the recommendation and at odds of 13/5 you can begin to understand why.
LEICESTER OUTFOX ARSENAL
Going into this weekend, Leicester find themselves six points clear of Arsenal and with these two teams squaring off at the King Power Stadium, the outcome could go a long way to deciding who finishes in the top four at the end of the season.
Leicester are a side transformed under Brendan Rodgers and have won five of their last six league outings (only Liverpool have got the better of them), while Arsenal have picked up just two points from the last nine on offer.
All does not seem well in the red half of North London and the pressure is on Unai Emery to deliver a result. However, with the current contrast of form that these two sides are in, the Spaniard may have to wait until after the international break for that to happen.
The Foxes have only dropped two points at home all season and this puts them in a good stead come Saturday and with that in mind, odds of 19/20 for Leicester to continue their impressive run of results, looks incredibly good value.
KING OF THE GOALS
In relation to the game above, the goalscorer market is one that will be of keen interest, especially when Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go head to head and with the latter now also being named Arsenal’s new captain.
Vardy leads the scoring charts at present with 10 goals and you can get either 4/5 anytime or 10/3 first, while Aubemayang who has scored fifty percent of all of Arsenal’s league goals this season, is 20/21 and 15/4 in the same respective markets.
Back Jamie Vardy or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score on Saturday with Bet365.
Manchester United were rather ordinary last weekend and put paid to any thoughts that the resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally underway. However, they get a chance to atone for their errors this Sunday, as they play host to Brighton.
The Seagulls have failed to win 33 of their last 37 away Premier League matches and therefore 11/20 for a United win at Old Trafford looks like a home banker. However, that alone won’t make you rich and therefore why not fatten it up with a game the day before.
Chelsea have won their last five league meetings and they play host to a Crystal Palace side who have picked up just one point from the last six on offer. With that said, Frank Lampard’s young squad are 1/3 to win at Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea/United double will pay out a fraction over evens.