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Liverpool paying to upset EPL-leading Manchester City

Thu, Jan 11, 4:17pm by Staff Writer

Liverpool can move up to third spot in the Premier League ladder this, provided it can achieve what every other team has failed to do and beat Manchester City.

The league leaders City are unbeaten in 33 games over almost nine months in English competition.

They have conceded points just twice this season, and on one of those occasions they played most of the match with 10 men.

Liverpool lost 5-0 when the two sides last met in September, but has lost just twice since then and undefeated since October.

City came from behind to claim a hard-fought, 2-1 win over lowly Bristol City in the League Cup semi-finals this week and is paying $2.20 to win at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool beat Burnley 2-1 in the last round and is on $3.10 to claim the upset with $3.60 for a draw.

Second-placed Manchester United will look to hold on their faint hopes of catching up with home-town rivals City when they host Stoke City.

United beat Derby 2-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup last week and need to maintain their form in the EPL if they are to reel in City’s 15-point lead.

Stoke, meanwhile, is in 18th spot and in danger of relegation and lost 1-0 to Newcastle last time out.

United should have little trouble staying on track, paying $1.20 for a win, with $15 for a loss and $6 for a draw.

The defending champion Chelsea is expected to hold on to third spot when it hosts Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the League Cup semis this week and will be desperate for some points on their return to the EPL.

Leicester, the 2016 premiers, are eighth on the ladder with just eight wins from their 22 games so far and are on a whopping $11 to upset the London club.

Chelsea are paying just $1.25 for the win and $6 for a draw.

Tottenham has a chance to join Liverpool in fourth spot when it hosts Everton.

Spurs are just three points outside the top-four after a busy, and mixed, start to 2018 that saw them down Swansea 2-0 before a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Ninth-placed Everton is still looking to catch up with the leaders, despite plenty of improvements on the field since installing Sam Allardyce as coach mid-season.

Tottenham is on just $1.25 take the points, with $13 for Everton and $5.50 for a draw.

Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town find themselves the favourites when they host West Ham.

Huddersfield lost to West Ham 2-0 when they last met in September and is winless in their last four EPL matches, but a 2-1 win over Bolton in the FA Cup this week showed it is still capable of scoring points.

Eleventh-placed Huddersfield is on $2.60 to claim the home win and move further out of the relegation zone, while West Ham is paying $2.90.

Suggested Bet: Liverpool to draw with City: $3.60

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