Will Manchester City Finally Slip up and Can Everton Stop Liverpool?

07/12/2017 16:15
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this weekend’s premier league offering is potentially huge in the title race, as the top two go head to head. manchester united look the most equipped to stop city this term, with pep guardiola’s men running away with the league right now. that makes sunday’s manchester derby massive for the league, as a city win would end the battle for top spot before christmas.

with liverpool v everton and a london derby in west ham v chelsea as well, this weekend promises to be a cracker. ahead of the live games on saturday and sunday, we have the latest betting tips and odds comparison.

west ham v chelsea: hammers set for another defeat

things just don’t get any easier for west ham and david moyes, as champions chelsea visit the london stadium this week. the hammers have struggled for results all season, and they’re waiting for their first win under their new boss. having slipped into the bottom three, there’s plenty for west ham to be alarmed about, including their awful defensive record. they’ve conceded more goals than any other side in the league, which should give the blues an opening in the weekend’s first match.

chelsea have hit scoring form in recent weeks, which has us struggling to understand why over 2.5 goals is priced at long betting odds of 5/6 with betvictor through our odds comparison. the blues are looking good in front of goal, and they impressed with the number of chances they were able to create against a notoriously organised atletico madrid side in midweek. given that west ham have scored in six of their last seven matches at home, that has us thinking that over 2.5 goals is the smartest bet on this game, as that has landed in all but one of the hammers’ defeats in the league this term.

newcastle v leicester city: dismal newcastle struggling for results

newcastle have lost five of their last six games coming into saturday evening’s clash with leicester. things have quickly gone downhill for rafa benitez and his team, with their potential takeover seemingly distracting the players at the moment. a complete collapse in their defensive organisation has been partly to blame, as they’ve conceded twice in their last four matches. we can see more defensive problems for the toon given how impressive leicester are going forward, so we’re backing joy on the break for the visitors. over 1.5 goals for the foxes is our tip here, and it’s best priced at very nice odds of 8/5 with coral.

southampton v arsenal: can gunners bounce back?

arsenal played well at home to man united last weekend – if playing well means you ignore awful defensive errors. that shouldn’t come into play here, with southampton losing to nil against all the top sides they’ve faced at home this term. the gunners managed to win in two trips to st marys’ last term, and they’re looking like a real attacking force of late. we think arsene wenger’s men will claim three points here, as they need to bounce back from their defeat last weekend. the away side are available at 10/11 with ladbrokes on our odds comparison, and we think that’s a price that is too good to ignore.

liverpool v everton: everton’s anfield hoodoo to continue

liverpool secured their place in the last 16 of the champions league in style this week, winning 7-0 against spartak moscow. can they follow that up with a victory over everton in the merseyside derby? history is on the side of the reds going into this one, as the toffees haven’t won any of the last 14 clashes between these two teams. that’s an awful record to take into a derby, and it’s even worse when liverpool have just hit form. is there any way for sam allardyce and his side to pull off a shock in this trip?

looking at liverpool’s scoring record, it’s hard to back anything but a comfortable home win here. as a result, they’ve been heavily backed to win this game – jurgen klopps’ men are best priced at 2/7 with coral according to our odds comparison. they have scored at least three times in eight of their last nine matches, and their current front four are looking unstoppable right now. the visitors haven’t kept an away clean sheet all season, so over 2.5 liverpool goals looks like fantastic value at odds of 11/10 with bet365.

manchester utd v man city: both sides weakened in manchester derby

the league’s two best sides go head to head on sunday, as jose mourinho’s man united make a last push for the title. they’ve found themselves eight points shy of city, which is quite a gap to haul back between now and may. without a win on sunday, the red devils can say goodbye to any title aspirations. with this potentially the last big title clash of the season, we’d have liked to see the two teams at their very best.

united are missing the suspended paul pogba, while city are without key man david silva. both are big absences for the two clubs, but just who will cope with that set-back? given how many options city have in midfield, we expect them to have the creativity to make up for silva’s absence, due to the depth of their squad. given that city have won their last 13 league games, we’re backing them to claim all three points here. united have managed to score in every home game this season – so we’re going with city and btts, which is priced at 13/4 with ladbrokes.

one man to keep an eye on is kevin de bruyne, who tends to pitch up with key goals for city. he scored in this fixture last season, and the belgian has been in brilliant form so far. with silva out, we are looking at backing de bruyne to score any time at odds of 4/1 with bet365.


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