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ERIC DENMAN

With Chelsea beat­ing Manch­ester City it has put a lot of in­ter­est back into the Pre­mier League and one more draw or loss for City will bring Spurs, City and Arse­nal back into the equa­tion. Be­fore the first game of the sea­son we rec­om­mended to read­ers, with 5-1 Liver­pool and 6-10 City, that Liver­pool were the bet­ter value so hold on tight to your long-range ticket and en­joy the ride through to May if you took my ad­vice. In fact, we have three dif­fer­ence leagues di­vid­ing the 20 teams. The top five teams are a mas­sive five-points clear of the mid-ta­ble bunch, and those teams have a mid­bog­gling + 113 com­bine goal dif­fer­ence. The mid-ta­ble group, 6 to 13, have a com­bine goal dif­fer­ence of -4 and the bot­tom seven rel­e­ga­tion teams have a shock­ing goal dif­fer­ence of -109. In to­day’s early game at 2.30pm, Manch­ester City host Ever­ton and sur­pris­ingly this score ended 1-1 at to­day’s venue last sea­son. City are 2-0, but for a small fun wa­ger at 11-1 and 6-1 the draw looks good value. On re­cent form the Crys­tal Palace, Le­ices­ter game is a lot­tery given the fact that both teams have only won one game each in their last nine at­tempts. In the rege­la­tion dog-fight Hud­der­s­field are just one point be­hind their guests New­cas­tle. Last sea­son both games fin­ished 1-0 to the home side but I would stay out fi­nan­cially. Wat­ford should get all three points at home to­day as vis­i­tors Cardiff have only recorded one point out of a pos­si­ble 21 in their last seven away games but are out of the rel­e­ga­tion bot­tom three be­cause of three straight home wins. Wolves host­ing Bournemouth is my only draw bet to­day and Spurs should stay third with a vic­tory over Bur­ley. The Lon­don derby could see the in-form West Ham col­lect all three points in their short jour­ney to Ful­ham. To­mor­row is or day to get money with three of the top sides in ac­tion. At 3.30pm, Chelsea are 5-10 against Brighton to form the first leg of our Sun­day tre­ble. Chelsea won this fix­ture 4-0 on the south coast and 2-0 in Lon­don last sea­son. Arse­nal, now un­beaten in four league games and 21 over­all, also travel to the south coast when they take on Southamp­ton. I don’t think Arse­nal fans can be­lieve the price of 19-20 and I will con­fi­dently an­chor them for the send leg. The fi­nal leg has Liver­pool at 13-20 to beat Mour­inho’s clowns at 4-1. Only six teams have con­ceded more goals than United while un­beaten Liver­pool have the best de­fence con­ced­ing six in 1140 min­utes of play. Liver­pool are on course to fin­ish an em­bar­rass­ing 38 points above United come May. The tre­ble is 4-1. I let Phil Drake off the hook last week as Leeds United beat Bolton, but I won’t take his money!

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