Premier League preview: Can Man United continue Champions League charge?
Another weekend arrives and the Premier League run in continues apace.
The battle for Europe is heating up with Sheffield United and Wolves well in the mix, while it’s nail-biting at the bottom with a six-way scrap to avoid relegation.
With nine matches taking place across Saturday and Sunday, we’ve picked the best of the bunch with lots still to play for.
Manchester United v Bournemouth (Saturday 15:00)
Man United are on the charge and are 4/9 to finish in the top four. They’re facing a Bournemouth side in free-fall and are in desperate need of three points to avoid the drop.
But with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and co, the Red Devils are a slim 2/11 for victory, while Eddie Howe’s men are 18/1 to win.
Anthony Martial is 5/2 to break the deadlock, while Fernandes is 3/2 anytime. The Cherries’ Josh King is 5/1 anytime to score against his former side.
Wolves v Arsenal (Saturday 17:30)
Arsenal are coming off the back of three straight wins in all competitions and are 9/4 to make it four. But they’re facing a Wolves side they haven’t beaten since the home side returned to the Premier League in 2018.
Nuno Espirito Santos’ side are the 5/4 favourites to continue their impressive season and stay in the Champions League race.
Wolves won 3-1 in this fixture last season. A repeat of this result is 18/1, while Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to score in an away win is 14/5.
Liverpool v Aston Villa (Sunday 16:30)
Liverpool were mauled by Man City on Thursday night, but with Jurgen Klopp expected be around for a while yet, he’ll want a strong response from the champions as he builds a team to retain the title.
The home side are 1/3 on to win, while Villa, who arguably need the win more, are chalked up at 8/1 for victory.
Liverpool shipped four goals away at the Etihad this week, with both teams to score here at 3/4. Mo Salah is well in the running for the Golden Boot, he’s 7/2 to score 2 or more.
Best of the rest
Leicester City are looking over their shoulder in their bid for a top-four spot. They’re 2/3 to beat Crystal Palace, while the Eagles are 9/2 for victory.
Chelsea are 4/9 to bounce back from defeat against West Ham and beat Watford on Saturday night. But the Hornets, who’ve already beaten Liverpool this season, are 6/1 for victory.
Fancy Manchester City to beat Southampton? It’s a short 1/3 with our traders.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.