The lead at the top of the Premier League is getting passed around like a cigarette in a sixth-year common room. Three teams have occupied the top spot in the last 24 hours and from a neutral perspective let’s hope it remains this competitive from now until the end of the season.
City did their bit with a hard earned 2-0 win at home to Aston Villa and things keep ticking along nicely with Liverpool in action on Thursday.
It’s unlikely that many punters would’ve been on Celtic at Livingston given their poor record there and both sides’ recent form so it was no real surprise to see the game finish level but the big upset of the night came in the Copa Del Rey where Real Madrid were bounced out of the competition by third division outfit Alcoyano – who were down to 10 men. Zinedine Zidane might be calling Neil Lennon soon for advice on how to keep his job!
So on to Thursday and Liverpool have somehow arrived at the stage where they can’t afford to drop any points since eveyone around them keeps on winning. They shouldn’t have too many difficulties agianst Burnley although Sean Dyche’s men did come away from Anfield with a 1-1 draw on their last visit in July, ending Liverpool’s 100% home record, but of course the league title was already in the bag by that point.
The Reds have failed to score in their last three and haven’t gone four league games without a goal for 21 years. Burnley to keep a clean sheet is a massive 10/1 at Bet365.
Mis-firing Liverpool are just 2/7 to score at least two while Over 2.5 is a measly 8/15. SlipsTips has cast his eye over the match and you can find his best bets in the match preview below, including a 4/1 card play.
Barcelona will be aiming to avoid being added to the list giant-killing victims in the Copa Del Rey when they visit Cornellá. Meanwhile Atletico Madrid (8/11) have the chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points when they tavel to 15th placed Eibar.
That’s another match that has caught SlipsTips eye and he’s posted a 5/6 BetBuilder that he lives the look of.
In addition to his Abu Dhabi Championship preview, The Caddy has narrowed down his best bets for the American Express in California where a strong field compete for the $6.7m purse.
Thursday’s Racing Tips
Alan Thomson has a trio of bets at Lingfield on Thursday.
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