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United and Tottenham fight it out for second spot on EPL table

Fri, Oct 27, 12:04pm by Staff Writer

With Manchester City holding a five-point lead atop the Premier League standings, Manchester United and Tottenham will battle it out for outright second spot in this week’s round 10 fixtures.

United and Tottenham currently share second place on the ladder with 20 points, but their clash will provide a strong indication of will be City’s main rival for the title this season.

Spurs claimed their fourth successive league win by downing Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley last week, after an impressive 1-1 Champions League draw with Real Madrid.

United, meanwhile suffered a shock loss to Huddersfield last week.

And while United have won 32 of the teams’ 50 Premier League encounters the two teams split the points last season with the Manchester side claiming a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford before the Londoners won 2-1 in their final game at White Hart Lane in May.

United is William Hill’s $2.25 favourite to win this week, but plenty of punters will be eager to jump on the $3.20 on offer for Spurs.

City, meanwhile, should have little trouble maintaining its league when it travels to West Bromwich Albion.

The Citizens are unbeaten this season and enter the match on the back of an emphatic 3-0 win over Burnley.

City has already tasted victory at West Brom after a win in the third round of the Carabao Cup, while the 13th-placed Birmingham side has just two wins to its same this season.

City are paying just $1.22 to continue its impressive run, with $11 for a loss and $6.50 for a draw.

Fourth-placed Chelsea is nine points off the lead and will be desperate for a big win at Bournemouth to keep its title defence alive.

While Bournemouth are riding high after a 2-1 win over Stoke, Chelsea is the $1.61 favourite to take the points against $5.50 for a loss.

Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield will be brimming with confidence after claiming yet another major scalp last week as looks to take its first win over Liverpool since 1959.

Mooy scored Huddersfield’s opening goal in its win over United last week and will feel the weight of expectation on him at Anfield this week.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner once shared the pitch with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at German side Mainz, but there will be no pleasantries when they meet this week.

Ninth-placed Liverpool can see its European ambitions slipping away this season, especially after its demoralising loss to Spurs.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, is in 13th spot with plenty to prove in its inaugural Premier League season and will see a chance to break out of the mid table and become an unlikely top-five challenger.

While Liverpool is the heavy favourite to win at home on $1.22, Huddersfield will be a very tempting proposition at $13 given its ability to upset big teams.

Suggested Bet: United to win: $2.25

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