AS Gary Lineker was sharp to tweet, “We might just have ourselves a title race.”
The Leicester City fan was quick off the mark following Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool, a result that left Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl more than a little emotional on the touchline – as if there weren't enough tiers in England at the moment!
That's just two wins in six for the Reds who have opened the door for the chasing pack to close the gap in recent weeks and in Manchester United's case to overtake them at the top. This year's Premier League title race could be the most exciting in years.
Attention turns to the Carabao Cup with the winners of Wednesday's Manchester Derby lying in wait for the victors of Tuesday tie between Spurs and Brentford.
The Bees have been going well in the Championship where they're unbeaten in 16 and there's no doubt Jose Mourinho will be taking this one seriously stating, “Of course we always have important matches… but I would say a semi-final is always a very important match. The only one more important is a final.”
SlipsTips shares his thoughts on the game in his match preview and his his featured piece for Tuesday;
- Tottenham vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Tips
- SlipsTips Tips: Spurs to take the sting out of the Bees
Jamie Kennedy has also lined up a 7/1 Four-fold for Tuesday that takes in the National League North, Ligu2 in France and the Duth Eerste Divisie plus there's an early chance to have an early look at that Manchester Derby in KevMac's Preview.
- Accumulator Tips: Tuesday's 7/1 Four-Fold Acca
- Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction and Betting Tips
Well done to everyone that posted winners on Monday – the pick of the bunch probably cockerspaniel's shout on Liverpools' Andy Robertson picking up a booking. As ever please post your tips for Monday in the comments below.
Tuesday's Racing Tips
Alan Thomson has a trio of all-weather tips on Tuesday
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