Reds and City to continue title battle

The Premier League rumbles on this weekend and Liverpool and Manchester City should swap the lead, in what is shaping up to be a thrilling title race.

Reds ready to put down a marker

All looked well for Liverpool after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Newcastle last month, but nervy 1-1 draws against Leicester and West Ham have allowed City to go top of the table on goal difference thanks to their midweek 2-0 win at Everton.

They have played a game more though, and the Reds will regain the lead with a victory on Saturday at home to Bournemouth. The Cherries have lost their last eight on the road in all competitions and have scored in just one of their last six away from home.

That makes this game an excellent chance for the Reds to bounce back and the home win to zero seems likely at 1.95. However, those looking for value may want a bit more from this game.

Mohamed Salah has been particularly good against Bournemouth over the last couple of seasons and, netting five times in three outings, including a hat-trick back in December and the Egyptian is 3.25 to score two or more.

Hornets to sting Silva

Marco Silva took the flair out of his starting XI against Manchester City, but the Everton boss will likely restore the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison when he returns to Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Portuguese coached the Hornets for the first five months of last term and while things were initially rosy, it all went south once the Toffees showed their interest.

Replacement Javi Gracia has done a stellar job, with his side sitting eighth and having lost just one of their last seven in all competitions.

Everton, in contrast, have lost four of their last five and with the Hornets crowd unlikely to give their former coach and his players a fond welcome, the home win looks a handy price at 2.30.

Eagles to soar against Hammers

West Ham may have frustrated Liverpool on Monday but have an unhealthy habit of losing focus, as was the case when they lost to Bournemouth off the back of beating Arsenal.

Saturday sees them travel to Crystal Palace, a team unbeaten in three and having previously suffered from a dearth of strikers, but now have Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham and loanee Michy Batshuayi pushing for starts.

Continued fitness doubts over Marko Arnatuovic mean Manuel Pellegrini has questions over who will lead the line but even so, both teams have scored in the last three meetings and 1.80 is available for that streak to be extended.

Palace look have the bit between their teeth though and a home win looks good at 2.05, although more ambitious punters may take on the 3.90 for that outcome and BTTS.

Expect goals at Wembley

Sunday’s early game could be fantastic, with Tottenham and Leicester having a history of producing goals.

Spurs won 2-0 at the King Power before Christmas but there had been 19 goals in their three previous meetings, including a 5-4 at Wembley on the final day of last season.

England captain Harry Kane has scored seven in his last three against the Foxes, but his injury absence, along with Dele Alli, has put further pressure on Son Heung-min.

The South Korean is a star though and is 2.50 to net first or last, having scored nine in his last 10 in the Premier League.

Son’s most recent goal in the 1-0 win over Newcastle came as the club kept their first clean sheet in four in the Premier League, while Leicester have managed just one shutout in their last seven in the league.

Tottenham to win and both to score looks an excellent price at 3.25 but with Claude Puel’s side usually raising their game against the big boys, over 3.5 goals might also work out at 3.05.

City to get Blues revenge

Finally in the late game on Sunday, Manchester City will look to get their own back on Chelsea at the Etihad.

The Citizens went down 2-0 at Stamford Bridge back in December, a result that was expected to establish the Blues as genuine title contenders. But Maurizio Sarri’s side have stumbled in recent weeks and that has led to doubts surrounding the Italian’s long-term future at the club.

Beating Huddersfield 5-0 last weekend brought some joy to the coach, but facing City at this time is not going to be easy.

Pep Guardiola’s men went top of the table on Wednesday and a win, available at 1.50, would see them go back above Liverpool, should the Reds win on Saturday in that game against Bournemouth.

Recent meetings between the pair have been a touch one-sided, with the last four ending in a victory to zero. That could be the outcome again here, with City 2.60 to win with a clean sheet, while a 2-0 home triumph is 6.70.