Three horse race for the Premier League title after bookies are the only winners at Anfield

It’s always said that the bookmakers love a good old 0-0 draw, and in the biggest Premier League match of the season to date, that’s exactly what they got.

Unfortunately for us fans, Liverpool V Man City didn’t live up to expectations. It was an intriguing watch though, and what the result also did, was give us a three way tie at the top of table, with City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, all neck and neck on 20 points from their 8 matches. It also added another nice win to our free football tips.

As we head into the upcoming break for international football, there is pretty much a five horse race now on for the Premier League (for the time being anyway), with Arsenal and Spurs respectively sitting in 4th and 5th places, both on 18 points, just 2 behind the top 3.

I’m not sure about the credentials of the two north London sides in retaining their challenges. Arsenal are still finding their feet under their new boss, and they’ve already lost to City and Chelsea this season, showing that they’re maybe not ready to beat the top sides. Something they will need to do if they are to sustain a challenge.

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While Spurs have shown glimpses of what they can do, winning 3-0 at Old Trafford, but have at times flattered to deceive. It could be said that their squad isn’t the strongest, and they did seem to struggle to beat Cardiff last Saturday without the creative services of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli in midfield, suggesting a lack of strength in depth could hurt them if they get a few injuries to key players.

Latest Premier League betting sees Man City still favourites at 4/6. Next is Liverpool at 5/2, Chelsea can be backed at a good value 9/1, Tottenham 33/1, and Arsenal are 40/1.

Liverpool V Man City free betting tips

Arguably the biggest Premier League match of the season to date, and I’m struggling a bit to know what to expect today.

The main reason for my confusion is Liverpool, I just don’t know what to expect from them. Will we get the Klopp Liverpool of last season, and the one that destroyed PSG just a few weeks back? The quick out of the blocks, pressing high, and free scoring Liverpool.

Or will we get the slightly misfiring almost unrecognisable Liverpool that lost 1-0 in Naples on Wednesday night? This is the dilemma when it comes to tipping this match.

The bookies are struggling to separate these two as well. Both teams are 17/10 in the 90 minutes betting market with Betfair, with the draw at 13/5.

If you are expecting goals, Over 2.5 Goals is 7/10, with Over 3.5 Goals coming in at 7/4. If we get the Liverpool that played PSG, then I expect both of these bets to come in.

In First Goalscorer betting, it is a very open market. Depending on which bookmaker you are using, you can get 4/1 on both Aguero and Salah to score first, with Paddy Power and Betfair offering 5/1 on the Argentine.

Next in First Goalscorer betting is Gabriel Jesus, who is 6/1 with the same two bookies, as is Sadio Mane. Daniel Sturridge is a best price of 13/2 with 888Sport.

The Anytime Goalscorer betting market is also very competitive. Aguero and Salah are both 17/11 with Unibet and 88Sport, with Sturridge at 23/10, and Mane at 11/5, with the same two layers.

Another market to take into consideration if you fancy goals, is Both Teams To Score. At the moment the best odds here are 4/7 on Yes with Betfair, and 13/8 on No with Betvictor.

Personally, I am leaning to the thinking that this is a good time for City to be playing Liverpool. Although I wouldn’t be massively surprised to see Liverpool win (and I do believe all 3 outcomes are possible here), I do believe that City won’t lose today.

For this reason I am betting – tentatively – on the Double Chance market, and I am going on Man City/Draw, at 1/2.

Recommended Bet – 5 Points on Man City/Draw in the Double Chance market at 1/2 with Betway.

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I’m banking on the tentative Liverpool that played Napoli turning up today. The Reds are three matches without a win, and I’m thinking that they might lack a bit of confidence today, and that City will notice that and punish Klopp’s men.

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Add to that the pressure – unfairly – being heaped upon Mo Salah, with idiotic remarks being made in the media about Klopp needing to drop him, and you can see why I’m leaning towards Liverpool not winning.

The Egyptian hasn’t scaled the heights of last season yet. If manages to do 80% of what he achieved in the last campaign, he will be doing well. I believe it will be almost impossible for him to repeat that success.

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90 minutes betting sees the bookies unable to separate the two teams. Betfair have Liverpool and Man City both at 17/10, with the draw coming in at 13/5.

What Time Does Liverpool V Man City Kick Off At, And Where Can I Watch It?

The match kicks off at 4.30pm, and is live on the Sky Sports network. Coverage starts at 4.15pm, on the ‘Sky Sports Main Event’ and ‘Sky Sports Premier League’ channels.

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The match is being played at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium. The corresponding fixture last season seen Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool come out 4-3 winners, in one of the most exciting matches of the season.

Liverpool were more comfortable than the scoreline suggests, and it was 4-2 heading into injury time, before City pulled another goal back, leading to a frantic couple of minutes at the death.

Tottenham V Cardiff Free Betting Tips

The Cardiff road show rolls into London today as they face Tottenham on their lap of honour of Premier League grounds, and I can’t see them getting anything other than another beating.

Neil Warnock’s side look destined for an immediate return to the Championship (through no fault of Warnock). The Welshmen are finding life in the Premier League very hard, and there was next to zero improvement in their playing squad during the summer transfer window.

Last week Cardiff went down 2-1 at home to struggling, but slowly improving, Burnley. This was a match Cardiff needed to win if they are too have any chance of surviving for more than one season with the footballing elite.

Last week Spurs brought in two of our free football tips, by beating Huddersfield at -1, and Harry Kane to score anytime. Both those bets look a touch too shot to back this week.

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Can Harry Kane find the net again today?

Harry Kane is 4/9 with William Hill to score anytime, and 2/1 with Betfred to be first goalscorer. The England man is an appealing looking 15/8 with Betway to score two or more.

In handicap betting, Spurs are 4/6 at -1, and starting the match at -2, they are 2/1 with Betfair. While I fully expect -1 to win easily, if Spurs do have a slight Champions League hangover, and only win by the odd goal, it would be disappointing to lose at such short odds.

I’d rather go all in at 2/1 and get on -2, and if that loses, at least it would be at decent value.

I’m a bit unsure what to recommend today. I like to try and keep tips at around the Even money mark, but this weekend the odds seem to be either be falling too short, or where the odds are decent, the bet is a touch risky.

As I can’t see anything other than a Spurs win, I’m going for Poch’s men in the Half Time/Full Time market at 5/6, as this looks better value. But I’m not going in with the full 10 Points recommendation, just the 5 this time.

Recommended Bet – 5 Points on Spurs to be win Half Time/Full Time with Coral or Ladbrokes.

In 90 minutes betting, Spurs are just 2/9 to be victorious. The draw is 5/1, with an unlikely Cardiff victory at 14/1.

The match is at Wembley, Tottenham’s temporary home ground while they await their new stadium to be finished. The match kicks off at 3pm, on Saturday.

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Zidane odds on favourite to replace Jose at Old Trafford

Mourinho’s Manchester United put in an improved performance tonight in their 0-0 draw with Valencia in the Champions League, but it is still a result that will do little to relieve the speculation around Jose’s job, speculation that has now seen Zinedine Zidane go odds on to replace the Portuguese should/when he get the sack.

Zidane is now a best price of 8/11 with Betfair to take over the hot seat at United, with ex Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte the second favourite at 10/1.

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Mourinho is still odds on to be the first manager to go in the sack race betting, with online betting website Oddschecker reporting that a staggering 79% of bets (percentage taken when article was written at 13.51 on Tuesday) on this market were placed on Mourinho following the 3-1 debacle at West Ham on Saturday.

I though the players put in a shift for Mourinho against Valencia tonight, if anything, their problems looked to be more down to a lack of confidence. What has caused the erosion in their confidence is another argument though.

Attention will now move to Saturday, when struggling Newcastle visit Old Trafford. They will be another team who will sit back and look to frustrate, and I’m fairly sure that old adversary, Rafa Benitez, will happily try and hammer another nail into Mourinho’s coffin.

Jose Mourinho goes odds on in sack race betting

The pressure on Jose Mourinho seemed to ratchet up on Monday, as first we seen stories linking Zinedine Zidane with the managers job at Old Trafford, and then there was another bizarre press conference with Mourinho again criticising some of his players in public, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.

As a result, we have now seen Jose go odds on in the sack race betting. He is currently at 8/11 with Betfair and Paddy Power, and a best price of 4/5 with Betvictor. On Sunday, he was still odds against, so this represents a big shift.

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Is it time to say bye bye to Jose again?

The story out of the club at the moment is that Mourinho still has the backing of Ed Woodward and the Old Trafford hierarchy, but how long is that going to last if the performances on the pitch don’t improve? And looking at the body language of the players last Saturday, it’s hard to see it improving too much, if at all.

Ed Woodward does have the consolation that the next Premier League match is against the hapless Newcastle United, but even if the Red Devils do win that, it probably won’t be too long until the next crisis appears on the horizon.

And what if they can’t beat Newcastle, and it looks like the players are downing tools? Then it really would look terminal for the Portuguese.

Before the Newcaslte match on Saturday (kick off 5.30pm) at Old Traffoord, United have the small matter of Valencia to overcome in the Champions League, also at home (kick off 8pm, Tuesday).

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Other reports today suggested that Mourinho has these two matches to save his job. It wouldn’t surprise me to see United win them both, but I do believe that it is only a matter of time before Jose goes, I just think he has upset far too many players in the United dressing room.

Premier League Round Up – City still favourites and Jose 6/5 for the sack

Saturday’s Premier League action was both entertaining, and dramatic. We seen a major heavyweight tussle between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Bridge, and there was dramatic action at the London Stadium, where Manchester United slumped to another defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Our free football tips returned to winning ways, with both yesterday’s bets winning, Spurs to beat Huddersfield at -1, and Harry Kane to score anytime. This gave our tipping results a much needed boost after last weekend’s setback, when Manchester United failed to win.

Where do we start with yesterday, Man City going back top? Sturridge’s wonder strike? No with Jose and Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand was quite – constructively – damning in his analysis on BT Sport, stating that “There will be conversations at the top level about the future of the manager and the squad.”

In next manager to leave his position betting, Jose is now a best price of 6/5 with Betvictor to be the next manager to go.

It has been pointed out in some quarters that United aren’t a sacking club. They waited until United couldn’t qualify for the Champions League before giving Moyes the bullet, and they also waited until the end of the season to get rid of Louis van Gaal.

While this is true, I wouldn’t let it cloud my judgement in the current situation. United may well not be a sacking club, but if Jose has totally lost the dressing room, and the evidence is pretty much in front of everyone’s eyes, then what option will the club have?

He’s picked fights with players last season, and spent the summer at loggerheads with executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward. If you add all that up, it amounts to a totally different scenario to what previously faced United with the futures of Moyes and van Gaal.

Moving on from the Red Devils, and without fully hitting their straps yet this season, Manchester City returned to the top on goal difference, after beating Brighton 2-0 at the Etihad.

The return to the top of the table was down to Liverpool dropping points at Stamford Bridge. As I have previously stated, I believe Chelsea to be credible title contenders, so in the bigger picture the 1-1 draw was a good result.

And what about Sturridge’s equaliser, what a strike! If Liverpool can keep him fit and firing like that all season, it will certainly help their chances.

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City are still favourites in the Premier League betting, they are currently 4/6 with Betfair. The best price on Liverpool is 9/4, and Chelsea, 12/1, both with Betvictor. Liverpool host City at Anfield next Sunday, so that could see a massive hole blown in those odds.

Spurs make up the top 4 after their second win in a row. They are only there on goal difference ahead of Arsenal, who – despite their dodgy looking defence – are starting to quietly sneak up on the inside.

It would be foolish to totally rule out a team like Arsenal. I suspect they will come unstuck somewhere along the line, but they have already played Man City (home) and Chelsea (away) this season, so they have two of the big tricky matches out of the way already, and who knows how things might turn out when the squad get used to the new manager’s ways.

I suspect Arsenal’s main target this year though, must be a top 4 finish, and they are looking like serious contenders to Spurs and Man United for that 4th place. At the moment Spurs are 4/6, Arsenal are 7/4 (both with Betfred), and Man Utd are 7/2 with Betvictor.

Huddersfield V Tottenham Free Betting Tips

Huddersfield host Tottenham at the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend, and the Premier League’s bottom placed club’s struggles look set to continue.

So far this season ‘The Terriers’ have just 2 points from their 6 matches, in which they have only managed the 3 goals, the same amount as Harry Kane alone.

Huddersfield have one word written all over them this season, relegation. They did remarkably well to retain their Premier League status last season, but their stay may well be coming to an end this time around, unless they can find some goals from somewhere, and fast.

Although Spurs have recently gone through a somewhat sticky patch by their standards (they did end that by grinding out a 2-1 win away at Brighton last week), it is still hard to see anything but a comfortable win for the Londoners in this match.

Spurs make up the basis of this weekend’s free tips (after being let down by Man Utd last weekend, I’m steering clear this time out, even though I think they will beat West Ham.

I did consider going Half Time/Full time on Spurs at 13/10 with both Coral and Ladbrokes, but I have instead decided to hedge my bets on a couple of outcomes.

Recommended Bets – 5 Points on Spurs to win at -1 on the handicap with 13/10 with Coral and Ladbrokes.
5 Points on Harry Kane to score anytime at 8/11 with Betway.

Spurs won here 4-0 last season, almost a year to the day, and Kane bagged himself a brace that day. This fixture, again this season, just has Harry Kane goals written all over it for me.

In 90 minutes betting, Spurs are heavy favourites at a best price of 1/2 with bet365. The draw is next best at 18/5 with Betfair, and an unlikely Huddersfield win is 15/2 with Betfred.

The match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, and is being played at Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium.

Jose cut to 3/1 in sack race after latest Pogba row

Jose Mourinho was the subject of a major gamble today after his latest spat with French world cup winner Paul Pogba.

Some bookies now have Mourinho as short as 6/4 in the next (Premier League) manager to leave his post, betting. The best price currently on offer is 3/1 with Betfair, Paddy Power, and Coral.

The latest disagreement between the two warring parties looks to be the worst to date, and this time it seems to have a terminal feel about it for one of them, or maybe even both of them?

On one hand Mourinho has to establish authority over his squad, and can’t have players seemingly undermining him on social media, or any media for that matter.

Paul Pogba

Pogba’s tweet seemingly criticised Mourinho’s tactics in the wake of United’s 1-1 draw with Wovles at the weekend, and this followed on from his recent cryptic remarks when away with France on international duty recently.

Mourinho’s patience seemingly gave way with his world cup winner this week, when he said that Pogba won’t captain United again, at least not while he was in charge. And then today, there was video footage of what looked like a very frosty exchange between the two at United’s training ground this morning.

On the flip side to Pogba’s behaviour, is that of the Portuguese. Jose also leaves himself open to criticism of his man management of Pogba, and today’s exchange further highlighted this. I don’t think there is anyone naive enough to not think that Jose knew exactly what he was doing with his put down of Pogba in full view of the TV cameras.

There is an argument that there was no need to do it so publicly, and it is also reported that Mourinho informed Pogba of the captaincy decision in front of the whole squad. If Pogba is popular with the other players, how would that go down? And also, knowing Jose and how he operates, how was the captaincy message delivered to the Frenchman? One can only imagine, not with too much tact.

If Mourinho has annoyed a lot of the squad with his handling of the Pogba situations, then – despite his current reported support from Ed Woodward – you can only ultimately see one outcome for the Portuguese.

Pogba can’t go anywhere until January, and that is a hell of a long time for things to go further wrong at Old Trafford for Jose.

Whether Jose’s stance is correct or not, if things continue to deteriorate at the club, then there can only surely be one outcome for Mourinho.

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Man Utd V Wolves Free Betting Tips

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United team host newly promoted Wolves today, and we think the Reds look good value to continue their recent good form, with another 3 points today.

Betway have United at an attractive looking 4/6, which looks a good enough bet in itself. The draw is 14/5, and Wolves are 5/1.

Since losing 3-0 at home to Spurs – when it was all doom and gloom for United, the Reds have won 3 on the spin in all competitions. Two Premier League victories, away at Burnley (0-2), away at Watford (1-2), and a 3-0 win away at Young Boys in the Champions League, last Wednesday night.

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More positives for United have been the form of Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku. French world cup winner Pogba scored twice against Young Boys, while Lukaku has been banging in the goals for both club and country over the past month.

In the Premier League, Lukaku scored twice against Burnley, and followed that up with a goal in the win over Watford.

If you think the big Belgian can carry that form into today’s match, he is 6/5 with Betway to score in the anytime goalscorer market, while he is 15/4 with Betbright to be first goalscorer today. 6/5 on Lukaku to score anytime on current form does look a good bet, and it was also our winning tip last week (at better odds of 6/5) – Tipping Results so far this Season.

Although I wouldn’t talk anybody out of backing the big man to score today, it isn’t our recommended tip. We are looking at the match result and over/under 1.5 goals market for our tip today, as we fancy a United win with a couple of goals.

Recommended Bet – 10 Points Bet on Man United to win and Over 1.5 Goals in match result and over/under 1.5 goals market, with Coral, at 19/20.

United seem to have found their mojo again after a dodgy start to the season. Despite Wolves fairly solid start to the season, it’s still hard to see them getting anything at Old Trafford today.

The men from Molineux currently sit 9th in the Premier League table with 8 points. Their two away matches so far this season have seen them losing 2-0 to Leicester (in a match they apparently played very well in and were unlucky), and they won 1-0 away at West Ham, who were fairly hapless at the time.

Today’s match kicks off at 3pm, a rarity for Mourinho’s team in the Premier League these days, and is at United’s Old Trafford Stadium.

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