Chris Hutcheon previews the penultimate weekend in the Premier League and predicts wins for all the top 4 teams which returns £97 to a £25 stake.
After the weekend set back against Chelsea, Liverpool are now a best price 11/8 at betvictor for the Premier League title with Manchester City Betway’s new favourites at 17/20 and Chelsea 16/1 at Skybet.
Nevertheless, all the Reds can do is ensure they take the three points and they’re 2/5 with Paddy Power to do just that at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace are 15/2 via bet365 to continue their strong finish to the campaign.
But Brendan Rodgers’s troops can’t possibly be opposed, despite the dogged determination of Tony Pulis’s well-organised Eagles outfit and another narrow away victory for the confident Reds looks to be the on the cards.
Skybet make Liverpool 3/1 to scrap out another success on the road by a one-goal margin, it’s 8/5 courtesy of Ladbrokes for them to prevail to nil and more accurately a 2-0 success for Rodgers’s charges possesses plenty of appeal at 8/1 (Winner.com) along with a 3-0 victory at 11/1 at Betvictor.
All but three of Liverpool’s 18 away fixtures to date have produced three or more goals, a sequence that looks a banker at 1/2 with Stan James to continue in this one and bet365 mark 8/13 against both teams finding the net.
On Saturday, Everton (4/1 betvictor) can do their neighbours a favour by getting the better of Manchester City at Goodison Park and keep their hopes of a top four finish alive in the process. However, bookies believe it’s the visitors that will come out on top, Paddy Power installing Manuel Pellgrini’s team at 3/4 to acquire a maximum haul.
The Blues resilience in their own backyard will make Bet365’s 11/4 about an inconclusive affair a popular choice amongst punters, who can also tackle William Hill’s 15/2 for a 1-1 scoreline or any score draw, at 7/2 via Paddy Power.
Alternatively, betvictor mark 8/1 against City edging towards title glory and Stan James go 17/4 against them doing so following a drawn first half, in a match that is 4/7 at William Hill to yield three goals or more.
Despite losing to Sunderland in their last Stamford Bridge outing and following that upset at Anfield, Chelsea are home banker material as they host Norwich. Jose Mourinho’s team are just 2/9 (Winner.com) to hamper the Canaries’ survival hopes and even money at Skybet to defeat them ‘to nil’ and keep the pressure on their rivals. Also set to pick up a maximum haul are Arsenal (3/10, Paddy Power), who entertain West Brom and the Gunners double up with Chelsea at a safe-looking 11/20 courtesy of Ladbrokes.
At Upton Park, Bet365 post 13/5 against West Ham and Tottenham being inseparable after 90 minutes while battling Sunderland have picked up some stunning results on their travels of late and Ladbrokes price them at 9/2 to collect a point at humbled outgoing champions Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Betvictor quote Stoke at 6/5 to see off Fulham, Stan James offer 2/1 about a Southampton success at Swansea and Hull are 9/4 via William Hill to grab a share of the spoils at Aston Villa. Finally, Newcastle are even money (Paddy Power) to send Cardiff back to South Wales empty-handed and put a further nail in their coffin.
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