Fri, Sep 23, 2:04pm by Staff Writer
Jose Mourinho will be desperate to halt Manchester United’s three-game losing streak when they host reigning Premier League champion Leicester City to open week six of the EPL.
Leicester and United drew 1-1 both times they met last season, but Manchester won the Community Shield 2-1 seven weeks ago.
Leicester, meanwhile, have picked up after a slow start and head to Old Trafford after beating Burnley last week.
League-leading Manchester City is expected to continue their perfect record when it heads to Swansea on Saturday.
The side meet for the second time in four days after Manchester beat Swansea 2-1 in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
The win came at a cost for City, with captain Vincent Kompany’s comeback from injury lasting less that one match and little chance he will play this weekend.
Sergio Aguero, meanwhile, will be back from a three-match suspension and William Hill is paying just $1.38 for Pep Guardiola’s team to win in Wales. A Swansea win is worth $8.40, with $4.75 for a draw.
A much closer match is expected when Everton travels to Bournemouth.
Everton, second on the EPL ladder, suffered an embarrassing 2-0 home loss to Norwich in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, but manager Ronald Koeman is hopeful Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku will be back from a toe injury Saturday.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five matches, including emphatic victories over Leicester City and Chelsea.
Chelsea and Arsenal are equal on points at 10 each, with the Gunners ahead on goals.
Even without the injured Harry Kane, third-placed Tottenham is expected to continue their strong form against Middlesbrough.
In other matches Saturday, Stoke is paying $2.35 to hold out West Bromwich Albion, with $3.25 for a loss and $3.10 for a draw, while Crystal Palace should sneak the win at Sunderland, with $2.55 on offer for the three points, $2.90 for a loss and $3.15 for a draw.
Manchester United and Leicester City kick off the sixth round of the EPL at 9.30pm Saturday AEST.
Suggested Bet: Multi: Man Utd into Liverpool into Arsenal – $5
Man Utd vs Leicester
Home win: $1.66 Draw: $4.00 Away Team: $5.00
Bournemouth vs Everton
Home win: $3.50 Draw: $3.30 Away Team: $2.15
Liverpool vs Hull
Home win: $1.23 Draw: $6.50 Away Team: $12.00
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham
Home win: $4.00 Draw: $3.30 Away Team: $2.00
Stoke vs West Brom
Home win: $2.35 Draw: $3.10 Away Team: $3.25
Sunderland vs C Palace
Home win: $2.90 Draw: $3.15 Away Team: $2.55
Swansea vs Man City
Home win: $8.50 Draw: $4.75 Away Team: $1.38
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Home win: $2.45 Draw: $3.30 Away Team: $3.10
West Ham vs Southampton
Home win: $2.75 Draw: $3.25 Away Team: $2.60
Burnley vs Watford
Home win: $2.80 Draw: $3.20 Away Team: $2.60
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