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Premier League preview: Sunday’s action including Man City vs Spurs

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Premier League preview: Sunday’s action including Man City vs Spurs

Premier League preview: Sunday’s action including Man City vs Spurs

Bournemouth vs Aston Villa

The Cherries have won their last two but are looking to keep that run going against a Villa side that have won seven of their last nine matches. The Villans also turned over Tottenham 2-1 in north London last week.

Unai Emery’s side may be able to bring Bournemouth down to earth with a bump. Back the visitors for the win at Evens.

Chelsea vs Brighton

Consistency is not a virtue as far as this Chelsea team seem to be concerned. While the Blues have looked as if they’re beginning to head in the right direction, there’s still something of the sozzled two steps forward, one step back in their progress.

After playing their part in a thrilling couple of outings before the international break, it seemed reasonable to assume Chelsea would give Newcastle a game last week. Instead, Pochettino must have been aghast as he watched proceedings from the director’s box, serving a touchline ban. Just as it seemed the west London club had found its feet again, the side nosedived to a 4-1 defeat.

Figuring out what to expect from Chelsea is a riddle wrapped in an enigma at the moment. Brighton are a bit of a mixed bag too, but they did arrest a winless run in the Prem when turning over Nottingham Forest last week.

Perhaps it’s better to focus on goals rather than try and call the winner. Chelsea’s last three matches have all featured at least five goals; you can back over 3.5 at 13/10.

Liverpool vs Fulham

Even without goalkeeper Alisson, absent with a hamstring injury, Liverpool should have too much for the Cottagers. The Merseyside team remain unstoppable at Anfield, having won every home game this season – and by at least a two-goal margin.

In fact, in only two home games in all competitions this season have Klopp’s side failed to score at least three goals. So backing over 2.5 goals by Liverpool at 17/20 seems a decent shout against a side like Fulham, who have conceded three times against both Brentford and Villa already this season – while Man City scored five back in September.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace

West Ham lost both their games against Crystal Palace last season. But David Moyes’ team are in decent shape right now, with back-to-back wins against Forest and Burnley in the Prem and five wins from six in all competitions.

Roy Hodgson’s side have lost four of their last five, by contrast. The host’s most likely goal provider may be Tomas Soucek, with the 28-year-old scoring in each of his last five games (for the Czech Republic as well as West Ham).

Souchek is 9/2 to find the net once more on Sunday; West Ham are 19/20 to take victory.

Man City vs Spurs

It’s been a tough few games for Ange Postecoglou and Spurs, and a trip to the Etihad is seldom a remedy for such woes.

If Tottenham go into this one with their customary zeal, they might be able to pose a few problems for Pep’s men.

But Spurs are still without key players, and even given City’s recent slip-ups – draws to Liverpool and Chelsea – it’s difficult to see this finishing with anything but a home win.

City’s odds reflect that of course. But over 3.5 goals is available at 19/20; that bet would have come off in five of the last seven league meetings between these sides at the Etihad.

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