Manchester City can go top with win at Everton

Manchester City replaced Liverpool at the head of the Premier League betting on Monday and they are 3-10 favourites to take over at the top of the table by beating Everton at Goodison on Wednesday.

Liverpool are hoping their Merseyside rivals can do them a favour but Everton have lost six of their last nine league games and are as big as 10-1 for an upset victory.

Man City are 10-11 to retain their title with challengers Liverpool and Tottenham 23-20 and 18-1.

Everton's ambition is to break up into the Premier League's elite group but they haven't beaten a big-six side in 25 attempts with six draws and 19 defeats dating back to a 4-0 victory over City on Merseyside in January 2017.

The Toffees slipped to ninth place with a 3-1 loss at home to Wolves on Saturday and the pressure is building on their boss Marco Silva, who is 5-2 with Paddy Power to be the next top-flight manager to lose his job.

The same firm are betting on the next Everton manager and make David Wagner the 7-2 favourite. Mikel Arteta, Eddie Howe and David Moyes are prominent in the betting at 9-2, 5-1 and 6-1.

City will finish off the week by taking on fourth-placed Chelsea at the Etihad on Sunday.

The Blues have a free week to prepare but they have been rocked by comments from their star player Eden Hazard, who claims to have made a decision on his future amid intense speculation over a summer move to Real Madrid.

The Belgian's contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of next season.

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Leicester v C Palace

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  • Palace have won their last three meetings with Leicester by an aggregate of 9-0.
Expert verdict
Crystal Palace boast a fine recent record against Leicester and should continue their dominance. The Eagles have fought their way up to 13th while Leicester are fading fast, taking just one point from the last 15 on offer – everything points to another Palace defeat of the Foxes.

 

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