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Premier League Round 17 Preview: Liverpool And Manchester United To Meet In Huge Derby

Premier League Round 17 Preview: Liverpool And Manchester United To Meet In Huge Derby

Meanwhile, defending champions Manchester City host Everton while Tottenham welcome Burnley

There is absolutely no doubt as to the biggest game in the FA Premier League this coming weekend: the derby between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield, arguably the biggest game in English domestic football, which will take place on Sunday afternoon (16 December). Meanwhile, current league champions Manchester City entertain Everton, while Tottenham will look to make up lost ground on the top two when Burnley come to town.

First things first

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Where should I be investing my money?

First up, Manchester City host Everton this Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The champions are a point behind Liverpool t the top of the table and suffered their first defeat of the season last time out when they went down 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Everton, meanwhile, sit seventh in the standings and a victory this weekend could well put them above Manchester United. The Toffees have suffered somewhat of a blip of late however and are without a win in their last three league outings.

And it is City who come into this game as the overwhelming favourites to get back to winning ways. You can back the champions to take all three points at just 1.20, while Everton are out at 13.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 6.50, according to Oddsshark.

And City should not have too many problems here. A 3-0 win for the Citizens is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you could more than double your money with a combo bet of a City win and a “No” to both teams scoring, which comes in at 2.05.

Spurs must beat Burnley to stay in title contention

On the same day, Tottenham host Burnley knowing that three points is an imperative if they are to stay close to Liverpool and City in the title hunt. Spurs sit third in the table and have won their last two league games, and can come into this match full of confidence having qualified for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League in midweek.

Burnley, in stark contrast, are struggling this term. The Lancashire club sit just two points above the relegation zone, have won just three games all season and are leaking goals at  rate of two per game – Burnley are the favourites to be relegated to the EFL Championship and are priced at just 1.53 to do so.

It is therefore of no surprise to see that Tottenham are the clear favourites to win this one. You can back Spurs to take the points at just 1.16, with Burnley out at 13.00 to record a shock win – a draw is priced in the middle at 7.50.

This should be a walk in the park for Spurs. A 3-1 win for the home side is priced competitively at 12.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you could more than double your money by backing both teams to score at 2.05.

Liverpool can send title message with win over United

And finally, Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon knowing that a win would send a serious message to their title rivals. Liverpool sit top of the pile, a point ahead of City and the only undefeated side in the division, while scoring at over two goals per game.

United, by way of comparison, are struggling. The Red Devils are down in sixth place a huge eight points behind Arsenal in fifth, although they are undefeated in their last four league games.

And it is Liverpool who are the red-hot favourites to claim local bragging rights. You can back Liverpool to take the points at just 1.57, while United are out at 5.50 to upset the odds – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00.

And while this should be a closely fought contest, we are expecting Liverpool to come out on top. A narrow, 2-1 win for the home side is priced at 9.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$45 pay out, while you could more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Liverpool win and both teams to score, which comes in at 3.10.

Premier League round 17 fixtures:

Saturday, 15 December

(1.20) Manchester City x Everton (13.00); draw (6.50)

(2.45) Crystal Palace x Leicester City (2.90); draw (3.20)

(2.37) Huddersfield Town x Newcastle United (3.10); draw (3.10)

(1.16) Tottenham x Burnley (13.00); draw (7.50)

(1.61) Watford x Cardiff (5.50); draw (3.75)

(2.00) Wolves x Bournemouth (3.80); draw (3.30)

(2.87) Fulham x West Ham (2.37); draw (3.40)

Sunday, 16 December

(7.50) Brighton x Chelsea (1.44); draw (4.20)

(3.80) Southampton x Arsenal (1.90); draw (3.60)

(1.57) Liverpool x Manchester United (5.50); draw (4.00)

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