Manchester City face their toughest test of the season to date when they welcome defending champions and title rivals Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium.
It’s another action-packed day in the Premier League with some mouth-watering games on the agenda ahead of the final international break of 2020.
City to Take Advantage of Depleted Reds
Liverpool have been lacking options at the back over recent weeks with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho on the sidelines.
Matip could return to the fold, having missed the last two games, to provide a timely boost for Jurgen Klopp at the Etihad.
City are still without striker Sergio Aguero but Gabriel Jesus scored when making his return to action from the bench against Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Jesus looked sharp and will be licking his lips at the prospect of taking on a weakened Liverpool backline and, if he is given the nod to start, the Brazilian is a likely candidate to get on the scoresheet.
The 23-year-old is
7/5 to score anytime and he has previous against the Reds, scoring twice in a 5-0 thrashing in September 2017.
Liverpool aren’t likely to go off at a much bigger price than today’s
14/5 in the Premier League this season, however, that rating isn’t completely based on their defensive issues.
They have lost each of their last three visits to City in the league, failing to win in four encounters and were beaten 4-0 last season.
The Citizens, who can move within two points of the Reds with a win, can be backed at
Tight Game Expected at the King Power
Sunday’s 14:00 kick off also looks to be a hugely interesting affair as Leicester welcome Wolves to the King Power Stadium.
Leicester have made a fine start to 2020-21 and, so far, appear to have found a good balance between domestic and European commitments.
Thursday’s 4-0 win at home to Braga in the Europa League extended their winning run to five matches across all competitions, while they have already beaten Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League this term.
Wolves, meanwhile, are unbeaten in four – winning three and drawing one – and look set to be in the mix for a top-six finish this season.
The two clubs have been in the ascendancy over the past few campaigns but there has been little to choose between them.
Indeed, both of the meetings in 2019-20 finished in goaless draws and Sunday’s engagement has all the makings of another tight clash.
Under 1.5 goals, which can be backed at
19/10, looks the way to go in this one.
Gunners Too Strong for Villa
Arsenal, who can be backed at
20/31, and Villa meet in the final game on Sunday, kicking off at 19:15, with the two clubs separated by goal difference.
Villa have played one game fewer than Arsenal but they sit one place better off in ninth with 12 points to show after a fine start.
Dean Smith’s men won their opening four games but have struggled in recent weeks, losing back-to-back matches.
After losing two successive games, Arsenal picked up a morale-boosting win at Manchester United last weekend and Mikel Arteta will be keen to build momentum.
The most recent meeting finished in a 1-0 win for Villa on home soil but they tend to struggle on the road against the Gunners, losing each of their last four visits.
*All odds correct at time of writing