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).



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Tunisia have won only one of their six matches in 90 minutes at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and their stubborn qualities may frustrate Nigeria in the battle for third place. The Eagles of Carthage dumped out Ghana on penalties in the last 16 and took Senegal to extra-time in the semi-finals.

 

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