Fri, Nov 24, 3:02pm by Staff Writer
Chelsea faces a tough match against Liverpool if it hopes to retain third spot on the Premier League table in an otherwise lopsided round 13.
Fifth-placed Liverpool is unbeaten in six matches against Chelsea and is favourite to extend that record and join the top-four when it hosts the defending champions on Saturday.
The Reds are high on confidence after their 2-0 win over Southampton last week and recent signing Mohamed Salah is in sublime form after scoring nine goals in his first 12 Premier League appearances.
Chelsea is playing well, but will have had just one day’s rest a 4-0 Group C win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Manchester United leads the Premier League by eight points, and while a trip to Huddersfield is not expected to slow its march toward the title, Australian fans will closely watch Aaron Mooy’s underdogs.
City’s 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the Champions League this week was its 17th straight in all competitions.
If Huddersfield is to have any chance of beating the odds against City, Socceroo Aaron Mooy will be crucial.
Playmaker Mooy helped Huddersfield into the Premier League last season while on load from City and has scored against Newcastle and Manchester United this season.
While City is virtually unbackable on $1.20, Huddersfield has proved several times it is capable of upsetting bigger clubs making the $13 for a win and $6.50 for a draw extremely attractive to punters.
United lost 1-0 to Basel in the Champions League this week and faces a fast-improving Brighton side as it looks to challenge for top spot in the EPL.
Brighton is unbeaten in five matches, while United has been in uneven form after suffering losses to Huddersfield and Chelsea either side of wins over Tottenham and Newcastle.
United welcomes back star forwards Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week knowing it can’t afford to let a point slip in its pursuit of City.
The Manchester side is on $1.18 to beat Brighton, with $19 for a loss and $6.50 for a draw.
Fourth-placed Tottenham is looking to shake off an embarrassing loss to north London rival Arsenal last time out when it hosts West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs, who downed Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League this week, have lost just three of their 12 Premier League matches this season and have won their last three at their temporary Wembley home ground.
West Brom, meanwhile, have lost their last four Premier League matches and are winless in their last 10.
Tottenham is paying $1.22 to win, with $15 for a loss and $5.50 for a draw.
Sixth-placed Arsenal is looking to stay in touch with the leaders with a win at No. 7 Burnley.
The Gunners are on $1.53 to win, $6 for a loss and $4 for a draw.
Suggested Bet: Chelsea to draw with Liverpool: $3.50
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