Fri, Oct 28, 2:05pm by Staff Writer
Arsenal can take the Premier League lead with a big win in their lopsided round 10 opener at Sunderland on Saturday.
The London club enter the match on the back of a 13-game unbeaten streak and expected to make short work of David Moyes’ Sunderland side.
Arsenal may, however, be without star midfielder Santi Cazorla after he missed last week’s match against Middlesbrough an Achilles problem.
Regardless, William Hill is tipping Arsenal to move a step closer to its first league title since 2004, paying $1.40 for it to win against $8 for a loss and $5 for the draw.
Arsenal are second on the table with 20 points, behind Manchester City – and ahead of Liverpool – on goal difference alone.
City will be tough to dislodge at the top of the table this week, with a one-sided home match at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side, who have gone six games without a win, will receive a boost from the possible return of Belgian midfielder Vincent Kompany, who trained with the team this week after fitness concerns.
“Yes, it is six games,’ Guardiola said. “There is always the first time for everything. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Hopefully it will not happen again.”
Liverpool are at slightly better odds for their match at Crystal Palace, but should still take the three points.
While defender Joe Gomez and winger Sheyi Ojo are battling back from long-term injuries, Divock Origi should be fit for Liverpool in a strong squad.
Chelsea and Tottenham are both on 19 points, behind the leaders and will be looking to stay in touch this weekend.
Chelsea, ahead on goals, will have the tougher of the encounters when they travel to Southampton. The London club are paying $2.35 for the win against just $3.20 for the loss and $3.30 for a draw.
Tottenham should have an easier time when they host defending champion Leicester. Spurs are at just $1.66 to win, with $5.50 for a Leicester victory and $3.80 for the draw.
Despite having won just one of their last six EPL matches, Jose Mourinho’s star studded Manchester United line-up is unbackable at $1.20 when they host Burnley. William Hill is paying $19 for a Burnley win and $6.50 for a draw.
In other games, Middlesbrough are tipped to win a tight match at home to Bournemouth, with the $2.50 for the victory against $3.20 for a loss and $3.10 for a draw.
Watford should have an easier time when they host Hull, with $1.75 for the win, $5 for a loss and $3.75 for a draw.
Stoke are also predicted to win at home against Swansea at $2.05. The Welsh club is paying $3.75 for a win with a draw at $3.50.
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