CHELSEA and Liverpool have taken advantage of no European football – and both should win today after another free midweek.
Leaders Chelsea face the tougher of tests at home to unbeaten Spurs who have looked jaded in recent weeks.
A scrambled victory against West Ham last week was their first in seven and they were poor as they crashed out the Champions League at Monaco.
Chelsea have kept five clean sheets in six games since Antonio Conte switched to three at the back.
Their last five wins have been to nil and another pays 2-1 at Stan James. It’s risky but Spurs have netted just once in four trips to Stamford Bridge and haven’t there for 26 years.
Second-placed Liverpool followed five wins by dropping two points at Southampton. I don’t expect Jurgen Klopp’s men to suffer another blow at home to Sunderland although they are no bigger than 1-6 at Ladbrokes.
Sunderland’s mood has been lifted by back-to-back victories with Jermain Defoe scoring three against Bournemouth and Hull.
They have drawn on four of their last six visits to Anfield and they can net again on this occasion. Both teams to score pays evens at Betfred while Liverpool and btts is 8-5 with betfair.
First up today are Man City who head for Burnley after sealing their Champions League last-16 spot with a draw away to Monchengladbach.
Pep Guardiola’s men aren’t firing on all cylinders but should win at Turf Moor. A best price of 1-3 isn’t worth taking but they don’t keep clean sheets so consider City and both to score at 19-10 with betfair.
West Brom have been a surprise and were superb in beating up Burnley 4-0 on Monday. After two wins on the spin they’ll be confident of making it a hat-trick at rock bottom Hull. Back the Baggies at 13-8 with Paddy Power or take them to score 2+ at 7-4 at Coral.
In the Championship leaders Newcastle should beat Blackburn but could concede so consider the home win and btts at 12-5 (Ladbrokes).
My Super Single is Reading at home to Bristol City after four successive victories without conceding. They are 7-5 with Betfred against a side with one win in six.
At a bigger price take improved Leeds who are 21-20 at a Rotherham side that’s lost five out of six.
Hazard to score first
Liverpool & btts
Man City & btts
Newacstle v Blackburn over 2.5 goals