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All eyes on the Etihad



Home soccer returns this weekend as we start the run-in to the tip of the season.

All three title contenders play on Sunday, with Liverpool kicking issues off towards Brighton. Then Man Metropolis and Arsenal meet on the Etihad at 16:30.

On the backside, Nottingham Forest return to motion for the primary time since being deducted 4 factors for breaching Premier League revenue and sustainability guidelines. They host Crystal Palace on Saturday.

As all the time, we’ll have nice gives on all of the motion, together with Nicole Holliday’s picks, Enhanced Odds and far more. And, in case you’ve not used it already, don’t neglect your Epic Enhance is obtainable earlier than you get a brand new one on Sunday.

To get you prepared, let’s have a look at three of this weekend’s Premier League matches…

Forest slipped into the underside three following their factors deduction. Can they climb straight again out with victory over Crystal Palace this weekend?

They welcome Crystal Palace to the Metropolis Floor – a aspect with no win of their final eight away league video games (D3 L5).

Palace have an eight-point cushion on Forest forward of their journey to Nottingham. Oliver Glasner has 4 factors from his first three video games answerable for the Eagles.

Listed below are some high bets for Forest v Palace:

Match end result – draw – 12/5

  • Forest have drawn 4 of their seven Premier League conferences with Palace.
  • Palace have received certainly one of their final 12 league video games towards Forest (D5 L6).
  • The Eagles are winless of their final eight away league video games.

Chris Wooden to attain the primary objective – 7/2

  • Because the begin of final season, Forest have scored the opening objective in additional Premier League video games that they’ve didn’t win than some other aspect (18 – D9 L9).
  • Wooden is one objective away from scoring 10 within the Premier League this season, netting six in his final seven video games.

Jean-Philippe Mateta to attain & Palace to win – 11/2

  • Mateta has been concerned in three targets in his final 4 league appearances for Palace (2 targets, 1 help).
  • His 5 targets this season is already his joint-most in a single Premier League season.

With their title rivals going through off afterward Sunday, Liverpool might transfer again to the highest of the desk for just a few hours with a win over Brighton at Anfield.

The Reds will nonetheless be licking their wounds from an extra-time defeat to Man Utd within the FA Cup – a end result that ended their quadruple hopes.

Brighton have had three weeks with no Premier League sport because of the FA Cup and worldwide break. They solely have the league to give attention to now after exiting the Europa League.

Listed below are some high bets for Liverpool v Brighton:

Brighton to win and BTTS – 9/1

  • Having received every of their first six Premier League video games towards Brighton, Liverpool have now received simply certainly one of their final seven towards them (D4 L2).
  • The Seagulls are unbeaten of their final three away league video games towards Liverpool (W1 D2).
  • Because the begin of final season, Brighton have received 12 Premier League away video games.

Salah to have a shot on track in each halves – 6/4

  • Salah has hit the goal with 50% of his pictures this season (35/70). That’s greater than some other Liverpool participant.
  • He’s averaging a objective or help each 76 minutes within the league this season, the very best price of anybody to play no less than 180 minutes this time period.
  • Salah has 14 objective involvements (8 targets, 6 assists) in 13 league appearances towards Brighton.

Pascal Gross to supply an help – 9/2

  • No participant has offered extra assists within the Premier League this season than Gross (10).
  • The German winger ranks second for possibilities created (76).
  • He’s additionally certainly one of two gamers, together with Fulham’s Andreas Pereira, to create 30+ possibilities from each open play (46) and set performs (30) this time period.

It’s a mouth-watering conflict to finish the spherical as Arsenal journey to the Etihad to face title rivals Man Metropolis. Solely a degree separates them forward of kick-off.

In all competitions, Metropolis are unbeaten at house since November 2022, a run of 38 video games (W33 D5). That run features a 4-1 victory over Arsenal final April.

Arsenal’s current away kind has seen the targets stream. They’ve netted 19 within the final 4 to spice up their objective distinction and provides them the benefit within the title race.

Listed below are some high bets for Man Metropolis v Arsenal:

Metropolis to win to nil – 11/5

  • Metropolis have received 12 of their final 13 Premier League video games towards Arsenal.
  • Arsenal have misplaced every of their final seven league away video games towards Metropolis.
  • Metropolis are unbeaten of their final 38 house video games in all competitions (W33 D5).

Arsenal over 2.5 match targets

  • Arsenal have scored 33 targets of their final eight league matches.
  • That’s a median of 4.1 per sport.

De Bruyne & Havertz to attain – 20/1 with Construct #YourOdds

  • Kevin De Bruyne has scored extra targets towards Arsenal in all competitions (8) than he has towards some other opponent for Man Metropolis.
  • Kai Havertz has scored in every of his final 4 league appearances, the one German participant to attain in 4 in a row within the competitors’s historical past.
  • A objective on this one would see Havertz be part of Thierry Henry in scoring in 5 successive video games in a debut season for the Gunners.