It’s a true Super Sunday this weekend ahead of a busy week of Premier League football.
The relegation battle, top four contest and title race will all be impacted by Sunday’s results. Cardiff, who start the weekend in the bottom three, host top-four chasing Chelsea.
Tottenham, currently in limbo between the top two and the rest, head to the northwest to face Liverpool. We’ve picked out some of this Sunday’s best betting options in the two Premier League matches below.
Cardiff City vs CHELSEA
Cardiff looked to be slumping towards the drop before the break. A win against West Ham in their last match has given renewed hope to the south Wales faithful, however.
With their relegation threatened foes all in action on Saturday, they could be five points away from safety by the time this match kicks off on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea are the outsiders for a Champions League qualification spot right now. A 2-0 defeat to Everton in their last league outing has heaped the pressure back on Maurizio Sarri – Chelsea have only picked up seven points from the last 15 available in the Premier League.
Neil Warnock’s Cardiff have been solid at home this year. Crucial wins like the one against West Ham have been mixed with thrashings, though.
Their two prior home matches saw heavy defeats to Watford and Everton and Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City have all won convincingly at Cardiff City Stadium.
Though Chelsea remain hard to predict, and had plenty of players busy during the break, 888sport’s football betting has them as strong 4/9 favourites to win this one.
Cardiff will look to frustrate, sit deep, and force Chelsea to find the creativity they have lacked so often this season. Eden Hazard’s role as a creator will be significant, particularly if Sarri leaves Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the bench once again.
The visitors should have enough quality to take three points. It might not be as comfortable as their top four peers, though.
Liverpool enjoyed the fortnight away from domestic action sitting at the top of the table. Manchester City’s game in hand – which will be played in midweek – looms large.
Liverpool’s two point lead could be a one point deficit by Saturday afternoon, and there really is no margin for error for Jurgen Klopp’s side from here on. Meanwhile, Tottenham are in a bit of a rut, losing three of their last four in the Premier League.
Champions League progression and positive news about the new stadium have been a welcome distraction as Mauricio Pochettino’s side begin to look over their shoulders at the chasing pack.
Liverpool’s attack has been dominant at Anfield. Tottenham’s defence has shown vulnerabilities of late, with the midfield too easily taken out of the game.
There has been a total of 12 goals in the last three matches between these two – we can expect plenty more on Sunday afternoon. Over 3.5 total goals looks a good bet at 7/4.
The full-backs will be crucial to Liverpool’s attacking efforts. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been making chances at will of late, but he pulled out of the England squad with an injury and is a doubt for this match.
His availability is key, while Spurs are crossing their fingers that Harry Winks is available with Eric Dier ruled out after being forced off at Wembley last Friday.
Spurs had a league-best away record until three straight losses. Liverpool have dropped four points at home all season, justifying their 3/5 odds to get the win.
Klopp’s side have been solid defensively for much of this season, but the 4/6 on both teams to score is a worthwhile bet in what will be an open match.