Fri, Apr 7, 11:27am by Staff Writer
Tottenham can consolidate their second placed spot behind runaway leaders Chelsea on the Premier League table this weekend with a round-32 win over lowly Watford.
Spurs trail Chelsea by seven points after convincing 3-1 mid-week win over Swansea, and match a club-record of six straight Premier League victories with a home win.
Tottenham have not lost a home league game to Watford since a 5-1 defeat in November 1985, prompting William Hill to make them a $1.28 favourite to maintain its record, with $11 for a loss and $5.50 for a draw.
Third-placed Liverpool will be rueing their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth this week as they prepare to travel to Stoke.
To compound Liverpool’s woes, and extra spice to this weekend’s encounter, the Reds have been hit with a two-year transfer embargo on signing youth after illegally approached Stoke junior.
Chelsea, who won a crucial match against Manchester City 2-1 this week, can continue their charge toward the title with a win over Bournemouth.
Chelsea need six more wins from their final eight games of the season to guarantee the title and their match against 13th-placed Bournemouth will not be taken for granted.
The London club are paying $1.60 for the away win, with $5.50 for a loss and $4 for a draw.
Manchester City should have an easier time when they host Hull.
City have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions and has watched their title hopes all but disappear as they slip to fourth spot with 54 points, 18 off the lead. City are paying $1.20 to beat Hull, with $13 for a loss and $6.50 for the draw.
Arsenal claimed a morale-boosting 3-0 win over West Ham this week and will be high on confidence as they heads to Crystal Palace.
Palace, meanwhile, put together a string of four impressive wins before its mid-week 3-1 loss at Southampton.
With Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye out with a calf strain, the Gunners are $1.75 favourites this weekend, with $4.40 for a loss and $3.80 for a draw.
Sixth-placed Manchester United are separated from Arsenal only by points difference and need a win at last-placed Sunderland to keep alive their hopes for finishing in the top four.
Jose Mourinho’s side have taken just two points from their last two games, including a 1-1 draw with Everton this week and an away win this weekend is no certainty despite their $1.36 favouritism. Sunderland is at $9 for a win with $4.50 for a draw.
Everton should sneak past Leicester at home, despite the reigning champions downing Sunderland 2-0 this week. Everton is paying $1.72 for a win, $5 for a loss and $3.80 for a draw.
Suggested Bet: Take Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham to win at $2.69
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