Premier League betting tips: Liverpool to move closer to title crown?
Premier League action continues over the weekend and there are seven games to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday with the small matter of a Merseyside Derby to whet the football appetite.
Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park on Sunday evening to take on Everton knowing that three points would leave them only needing one more victory to seal their first league title in thirty years.
Before all that, there is a double header of Friday night football featuring Tottenham v Manchester United before third-placed Leicester City travel to Watford on Saturday lunchtime.
The race for European football is well and truly underway with the likes of Wolves, Sheffield United and Chelsea all in action, while Arsenal bid to bounce back from their midweek defeat to Manchester City at Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
You can watch all the remaining Premier League matches across Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Sport.
Watford v Leicester (Sat, 12:30)
A tale of two teams with contrasting fortunes. Leicester sit comfortably in third and remain firmly on course for Champions League football next season, whereas the Hornets will have one eye over the shoulder with relegation looming.
The Foxes kick-off as 21/20 favourites as they look to extend their lead over Chelsea in fourth. Watford are priced at 5/2 and a draw is 12/5 at Vicarage Road.
Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy provides the main goal threat and he is 21/20 to net his twentieth goal of the season anytime, with what would be his 100th Premier League strike. The striker is 5/1 to score two or more with James Maddison a 9/1 shot to score first.
For Watford, captain Troy Deeney will look to lead from the front to steer his side to safety. He is 15/8 to score anytime with a fit-again Danny Welbeck 11/2 to score first in the match.
Leicester have one of the best defensive records in the league however, and they are 5/2 to win to nil.
Aston Villa v Chelsea (Sun, 16:15)
Can Chelsea hit the ground running? Both sides will be desperate for three points and it is the Blues who go into this one as 1/2 favourites against the Premier League strugglers.
Villa earned a hard-fought goalless draw in their first game back against Sheffield United at Villa Park and they are 5/1 to win with a draw 13/4.
Jack Grealish has been the shining light for Villa this season and faces a tough challenge to keep his boyhood club in the top-flight. He is 3/1 to score anytime with both teams to score 2/3.
Tammy Abraham came back to haunt his former club with a starring role in Chelsea’s victory over Villa in December, heading home the opening goal of the game, he is 14/5 to repeat that feat at Villa Park on Sunday.
Chelsea will be boosted by the returns from injury of several key players including Christian Pulisic, and the winger is 13/8 to score on his return.
Everton v Liverpool (Sun, 19:00)
A Merseyside Derby with no fans will be a bizarre experience. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 27 of their 29 fixtures so far and they are 4/7 to continue that run at Goodison Park on Sunday evening.
The Toffees have a wretched record in this fixture, their last league victory over their city neighbours came back in October 2010. Everton are 9/2 to end that hoodoo.
Liverpool’s 5-2 thrashing of the Toffees in the reverse league fixture saw Marco Silva’s reign at Goodison Park come to an end. Over 3.5 goals on Sunday is 3/2 with both teams to score 2/3.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in fine form for Carlo Ancelotti and is enduring his best goal scoring return of his career. The striker is 7/4 to score anytime. Richarlison is 13/2 to score first.
For the Reds, Mohamed Salah is Evens to score anytime with Sadio Mane (13/10) and Roberto Firmino (11/5) on the same market.
Best of the rest
Brighton (19/10) versus Arsenal (11/8) is another tricky encounter for Mikel Arteta as the Gunners try to get their European ambitions back on track at the AMEX Stadium.
Wolves (11/10) have been one of the most exciting teams in the league and they travel to the capital to take on West Ham (5/2) in their first game back, having claimed the most points from losing positions so far this campaign. Both teams to score is 4/5.
Sheffield United are 13/10 favourites for their trip to St James’ Park against Newcastle United (23/10). A cagey affair seems likely with a draw priced at 2/1.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.