FOOTBALL BETTING: Live On Sky Sports 1: Sun 13:30: It’s “Super Sunday” as Chelsea travel to Liverpool and Man Utd visit Sunderland. Chris Hutcheon previews today’s games.
Conspiracy theorists are suggesting that Liverpool will simply roll over against Chelsea on Sunday, to prevent rivals Manchester United from surpassing their haul of 18 league titles and indeed Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who are in to 3/5 with Jaxx.com to clinch the Premiership crown following their seven-goal demolition of Stoke, are Stan James’ even money favourites to become only the third team this season to win at Anfield.
The Blues are just a point ahead of championship rivals Manchester United, who are 6/4 (William Hill) to retain the trophy and with just two games remaining the leaders can ill afford to slip-up on Merseyside, where hosts Liverpool are Paddy Power’s 3/1 outsiders, despite their strong home record.
Betdaq post 14/5 against the draw, which under normal circumstances would catch the eye, but with Ancelotti’s men well aware that United have two winnable fixtures, they’ll go for it and capitalise on any slackening off on the part of Liverpool.
Nevertheless, as they do against most teams, Rafa Benitez’s troops can make life difficult for their opponents and subsequently, Chelsea may have to settle for a victory by a one-goal margin (11/4, 888Sport).
More specifically, Totesport price the Blues at 15/2 to sneak it 2-1 and after the statistical anomaly of a 7-0 Chelsea triumph without a Didier Drogba goal, the Ivorian striker looks cracking value to make amends by breaking the deadlock; an outcome Ladbrokes price at 7/2.
Manchester United look set to take the full quota of points from their remaining matches; the first of which is at Sunderland. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are 2/5 at bet365 to prevail at the Stadium of Light and they can roll over Steve Bruce’s charges with relative ease; Betfred making them 6/5 to come out on top by at least two clear goals and Stan James rating the current champions at 11/2 to notch twice without reply.
In Wayne Rooney’s continued absence meanwhile, Dimitar Berbatov is 4/1 (Paddy Power) to step up to the plate by bagging the opener.
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