All eyes on top two ahead of pivotal weekend

It's a sprint rather than a marathon now with just ten matches remaining of the Premier League season as leaders Liverpool look to hold off the challenge of Manchester City heading into a potentially pivotal weekend.

City are red-hot favourites away to Bournemouth and 8-13 for the title, whereas 13-8 shots Liverpool, who are one point clear, have a tricky Merseyside derby against an Everton side that would dearly love to dent the Reds' championship ambitions.

Betway are offering a market on the points collected by the title rivals for the remainder of the season with City 5-6 for at least 25 points from a possible 30 with Liverpool at 8-11 for 23 or more.

Goal difference is 10-1 with bet365 to be needed to separate the sides come the end of the campaign with the most likely outcome a winning margin of between 1-3 points at 11-10.

It has become a two-horse race over the last week following defeats for third-placed Tottenham, first at Burnley and then at Chelsea on Wednesday, adding pressure to the north London derby against Arsenal.

Spurs are 4-11 for a top-four finish with Manchester United 11-10 to be in the final four. Chelsea are 6-5 and Arsenal 15-8, while the Gunners are 7-2 to end the season above Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Pochettino is also 3-1 with Ladbrokes to be Real Madrid's manager on the opening day of next season.

Remaining Premier League fixtures

Liverpool: Everton (a), Burnley (h), Fulham (a), Tottenham (h), Southampton (a), Chelsea (h), Cardiff (a), Huddersfield (h), Newcastle (a), Wolves (h).

Man City: Bournemouth (a), Watford (h), Fulham (a), Cardiff (h), Crystal Palace (a), Tottenham (h), Man Utd (a), Burnley (a), Leicester (h), Brighton (a).



Match in Focus

00:00 Tu 18Jun PREM

Japan v Chile

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Chile have lost only one of their last 12 Copa matches
Expert verdict
Japan haven’t performed up to their usual standards in recent internationals and they will need to up their game if they are to compete with two-time defending champions Chile. The Chileans are hard to trust entirely but recent results in friendlies suggest they should have enough to pinch victory.

 

Competitions

Whether it's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or the Champions League, Soccerbase will ensure you don't experience a big cup upset

Teams

Agonising over Aberdeen?
Yearning for Yeovil? Our database is crammed with every football club you could possibly wish for

Players

A plethora of players ranging from Adebayor to Zamora. All you need to know to find out who is the best bet to score next

Referees

Card-happy control freak?
Astute arbiter? Make the right decision on any referee with the help of our specialist pages

Managers

From Allardyce to Zola, our massive manager database, with histories and win ratios, is sure to get your vote of confidence