Thu, Dec 28, 12:30pm by Staff Writer
With the top-four likely to remain unchanged after a weekend of lopsided matches, Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield has a chance to move into the top-half of the ladder with a win over Burnley.
Manchester City claimed an incredible 18th straight Premier League win by beating Newcastle this week and should have no trouble dispatching 16th-placed Crystal Palace on Sunday.
City sit 15 points clear atop the table after 20 matches and William Hill is offering just $1.25 for they keep that lead, with $11 for Palace and $6 for a draw.
Second-placed Manchester United’s hope of catching their home-town rivals took a major hit this week when they managed just a 2-2 draw with Burnley.
While a home win over Southampton should be little more than a formality, Jose Mourinho’s side will be rueing the lost chance of a much-needed three points.
United is paying $1.36 to make amends at Old Trafford this weekend, with $8 for Southampton and $4.80 for a draw.
Should United falter again, Chelsea is just one point behind and ready to take second place with a win over Stoke.
The defending champion Blues downed Brighton 2-0 this week and are on just $1.16 to take the points at Stanford Bridge, with a whopping $17 for a loss and $7 for a draw.
Liverpool’s charge toward a top-four finish is looking increasingly safe after the Reds downed Swansea City 5-0 during the week.
The Reds will be buoyed by the acquisition of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a record $100 million on Thursday, ahead of this week’s match against Leicester.
Although the Dutchman won’t be joining the side until its January 2 match against Burnley, news of his addition will add momentum to an already bustling line-up.
Liverpool is on $1.30 to take the win at Anfield, with $9 for Leicester and $5.50 for a draw.
Huddersfield drew Stoke 1-1 this week and faces a Burnley side that has proved itself full of surprises in recent weeks.
But the Terriers have proved they’re capable of plenty of their own surprises, marking the start of its inaugural Premier League season with a series of upsets and shocking Manchester United in October.
Mooy, meanwhile, has impressed in his first Premier League season, with former England midfielder Jamie Rednapp including the Socceroo in his ideal EPL 17.
“He’s my type of player. A really good footballer – keeps it moving. He’s playing in a team that’s obviously struggled at times, and big games, he’s affected them,” Rednapp told Sky Sports.
“He could play for one of the top [clubs],” he said.
The 11th-placed Huddersfield are the $2.40 favourite to beat seventh-placed Burnley, with $3.25 for a loss and $3 for a draw.
Suggested Bet: Take Huddersfield to win: $2.40
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