Arsenal 8-1 for top four after Everton romp

Aaron Ramsey scored a hat-trick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also on target as Arsenal thumped Everton 5-1 on Saturday. The correct score had been available to back at 40-1.

The Gunners are still 8-1 with Sky Bet to finish in the top four. Liverpool and Tottenham, who meet at Anfield on Sunday, are 2-9 and 8-11 respectively.

Manchester City and Celtic have set high standards in the English and Scottish top flights but both suffered rare setbacks.

The Citizens took the lead at Burnley through a super strike from Danilo but a late goal from Johann Berg Gudmundsson meant the 3-10 shots dropped points for only the fourth time this season.

Kilmarnock landed a 12-1 shock as Youssouf Mulumbu scored the only goal to inflict a second league defeat of the campaign on the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders.

A frantic day in the Premier League relegation battle saw Southampton climb out of the bottom three with a 3-2 win at West Brom while Brighton beat West Ham 3-1.

The Baggies are 4-6 for the drop with Huddersfield, who lost 2-0 at Manchester United, 4-7 and Swansea, who gained a 1-1 draw at Leicester, 11-8.

Bournemouth came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 and the Potters are 7-4 to go down.

Manchester United are 5-6 favourites with Sky Bet to win the league without the Citizens. Liverpool are 11-4, with Chelsea 9-2 and Spurs 9-1.

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Pacos Ferreira v Benfica

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Benfica have scored three goals or more in five of their last six games
Expert verdict
Benfica are the second-highest scorers in the Portuguese top flight and can continue their rampant ways at the expense of lowly Pacos de Ferreira. An eighth away league win of the season is on the cards for the Lisbon giants, who are 35 points superior to their hosts.

 

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