Meanwhile, Manchester United head to Tottenham and champions Manchester City host Wolves
Liverpool need a big performance in the 22nd round of the FA Premier League season following defeat away to Manchester City last time out. The Reds are at Brighton this coming Saturday (12 January) while City host Wolves on the Monday evening – sandwiched between the two is a mouth-watering contest between Tottenham and Manchester United.
First things first
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First up, Liverpool’s trip to Brighton. The hosts are looking comfortable in the Premier League this season and sit in 13th place, having gone three league games without a loss – it is fair to say, however, that they have not met a challenge like Liverpool in that time, and the Reds are in need of all three points.
Liverpool sit top of the pile but their lead was cut to just four points following defeat to Manchester City last week (3 January). It now remains to be seen how they react to their first setback of the league campaign, but the Reds remain the favourites to win their first league title since 1990 and are priced at just 1.83 to do so.
And Liverpool are the red hot favourites to take all three points in this match as well. You can back the visitors to take the points at just 1.28 while Brighton, despite home advantage, are out at 9.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 5.50, according to Oddsshark.
We are expecting Liverpool to win this clash with relative ease. A 3-0 win for the visitors is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you could double your money by backing a combo bet of an away victory and a “No” to both teams scoring at 2.00.
Spurs host United in key clash
On the Sunday afternoon, Tottenham host Manchester United in what could well be the tie of the round. Spurs sit third in the table, having won their last three matches across all competitions, and could move up to second with a victory here – temporarily, at least.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are also riding high following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho. New boss Ole Gunnar Solsskjaer has won all five of his matches in charge so far and has restored the vibe of positivity in and around Old Trafford.
But it is Tottenham who come into this contest as the favourites to continue their recent winning streak. You can double your money by backing the home side to take the points at 2.00, while United are out at 3.50 to do the same – a draw would appear to be the least likely result of all and is priced accordingly at 3.60.
And while this should be a closely fought affair, Spurs should just bout edge it, making home advantage count. A narrow, 2-1 win for the Londoners comes in at 9.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out, while you could more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a home win, coupled with both teams to score at 3.60.
City look for three more points against Wolves
And finally, Monday Night Football comes from the Etihad Stadium this week as defending champions Manchester City host Wolves. City are four points behind Liverpool and cannot afford to fall any further behind in an intriguing title race.
Wolves, meanwhile, sit ninth in the table, but a win here could move them as high as seventh, depending on how other results go. They have already shown they can challenge the biggest teams in the league, having won at Spurs after Christmas.
But it is City who come into this match as the overwhelming favourites to take all three points. You can back the champions to win at just 1.16, while Wolves are all the way out at 13.00 to record what would be a shock victory – a draw is priced in the middle at 7.50.
This should be a comfortable evening for City. A 3-1 win for the home side is priced competitively at 12.00, while you can double your money by backing both teams to score at 12.00.
Premier League round 22 fixtures:
Saturday, 12 January
(3.40) West Ham x Arsenal (2.00); draw (3.75)
(9.50) Brighton x Liverpool (1.28); draw (5.50)
(2.37) Burnley x Fulham (3.00); draw (3.20)
(2.20) Cardiff City x Huddersfield Town (3.50); draw (3.10)
(2.20) Crystal Palace x Watford (3.40); draw (3.20)
(1.95) Leicester x Southampton (4.00); draw (3.30)
(1.22) Chelsea x Newcastle (13.00); draw (5.75)
Sunday, 13 January
(1.72) Everton x Bournemouth (4.75); draw (3.60)
(2.00) Tottenham Hotspur x Manchester United (3.50); draw (3.60)
Monday, 14 January
(1.16) Manchester City x Wolverhampton Wanderers (13.00); draw (7.50)