Fri, Feb 10, 10:54am by Staff Writer
Manchester City can continue their resurgence and take second place in the Premier League with a round-25 win at Bournemouth this week.
City are currently third on the ladder, one point behind Tottenham and 10 behind a surging Chelsea.
Bournemouth lost 6-3 to Everton last week and their woes were compounded by the news that City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to pair Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as a strike pairing this week’s match to see if they gel.
City downed Bournemouth 4-0 at home in September and William Hill has it as a $1.44 favourite to take the points again, with Bournemouth paying $7 and $4.80 for a draw.
Tottenham face a tough task to keep its spot, with a trip to fifth-placed Liverpool.
The Reds are desperate to stay in the top five and qualify for the Champions League after a lacklustre 2-0 loss at Hull last week. Tottenham, meanwhile, will be looking to close their nine-point gap behind Chelsea.
Spurs have not beaten Liverpool in their last nine meetings and the bookies are playing it safe by making the Reds $2.25 favourites to maintain their record, with $3.40 for a Tottenham win and $3.20 for a loss.
Chelsea’s charge toward the Premiership looks secure with a match at Burnley and should maintain or extend their buffer.
Despite holding a strong one of the best home records in the competition, Chelsea would appear far too strong at the moment, earning their $1.40 favouritism. Burnley is paying $9 for an unlikely win, with $4.50 for a draw.
Arsenal head into their match against Hull with fans baying for the removal of long-time manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners are in dismal form, losing to Watford and Chelsea to drop to fourth place and 12 points off the lead.
The London club will have few better chances to reverse their slump than against relegation-threatened Hull, with $1.30 on offer for a home win, $11 for a loss and $5.50 for a draw.
Manchester United’s heavy favouritism against Watford this week may be misleading.
While United looked impressive in their 3-0 win over Leicester last week, Watford is on a four-match unbeaten streak.
Everton face a tougher task when they head to Middlesbrough, but are $2.20 favourites to take the three points and remain in touch with the top five.
West Ham will rely on home-ground advantage in their match against West Bromwich Albion, paying $2.25 for a win, $3.50 for a loss and $3.20 for a draw.
In other matches, Stoke are paying $2.10 to hold out Crystal Palace at home, Southampton are at $2.05 to take the win at Sutherland and Swansea are the $2.45 favourites to deal Leicester yet another defeat.
Suggested Bet: Take Double Chance – Draw or Tottenham v Liverpool at $1.61
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