City now the favourites in a three-horse title race

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After the weekend set back against Chelsea, Liverpool are now a best price 11/8 at betvictor for the Premier League title with Manchester City Betway’s new favourites at 17/20 and the Blues 16/1 at Skybet.

Nevertheless, all the Reds can do is ensure they take the three points and they’re 2/5 with Paddy Power to do just that at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace are 15/2 via bet365 to continue their strong finish to the campaign.

William Hill chalk the stalemate up at 7/2 but Brendan Rodgers’s troops can’t possibly be opposed, despite the dogged determination of Tony Pulis’s well-organised Eagles outfit and another narrow away victory for the confident Reds looks to be the on the cards.

Skybet make Liverpool 3/1 to scrap out another success on the road by a one-goal margin, it’s 8/5 courtesy of Ladbrokes for them to prevail to nil and more accurately a 2-0 success for Rodgers’s charges possesses plenty of appeal at 8/1 ( along with a 3-0 victory at 11/1 at Betvictor.

All but three of Liverpool’s 18 away fixtures to date have produced three or more goals, a sequence that looks a banker at 1/2 with Stan James to continue in this one and bet365 mark 8/13 against both teams finding the net.

On Saturday, Everton can do their neighbours a favour by getting the better of Manchester City at Goodison Park and keep their hopes of a top four finish alive in the process.

However, bookies believe it’s the visitors that will come out on top, Betvictor installing Manuel Pellgrini’s team at 5/6 to acquire a maximum haul.

Everton’s resilience in their own backyard will make Bet365’s 11/4 about an inconclusive affair a popular choice amongst punters, who can also tackle William Hill’s 15/2 for a 1-1 scoreline or any score draw, at 7/2 via Paddy Power.

Alternatively, betvictor mark 8/1 against City edging towards title glory and Stan James go 17/4 against them doing so following a drawn first half, in a match that is 4/7 at William Hill to yield three goals or more.

Despite losing to Sunderland in their last Stamford Bridge outing and following that upset at Anfield, Chelsea are home banker material as they host Norwich.

Jose Mourinho’s team are just 2/9 ( to hamper the Canaries’ survival hopes and even money at Skybet to defeat them ‘to nil’ and keep the pressure on their rivals.

Also set to pick up a maximum haul are Arsenal (3/10, Paddy Power), who entertain West Brom and the Gunners double up with Chelsea at a safe-looking 11/20 courtesy of Ladbrokes.

At Upton Park, Bet365 post 13/5 against West Ham and Tottenham being inseparable after 90 minutes while battling Sunderland have picked up some stunning results on their travels of late and Ladbrokes price them at 9/2 to collect a point at outgoing champions Manchester United.

Elsewhere, Betvictor quote Stoke at 6/5 to see off Fulham, Stan James offer 2/1 about a Southampton success at Swansea and Hull are 9/4 via William Hill to grab a share of the spoils at Aston Villa.

Finally, Newcastle are even money (Paddy Power) to send Cardiff back to South Wales empty-handed and put a further nail in their relegation coffin.

Amir Khan faces Luis Collazo in Las Vegas in his first fight for just over a year and the Bolton fighter is Paddy Power’s overwhelming 1/3 favourite to grab a 29th career victory at the MGM Grand.

Beaten by Ricky Hatton in 2006, Collazo has suffered five defeats over the course of his 40 bouts but will be in confident mood having won his last four so Khan can’t take anything for granted.

However, the 27-year-old should be too quick for the American and looks decent value at 3/1 (Skybet) to triumph inside the distance.

On the same card, Floyd Mayweather, a 1/10 favourite via William Hill, should be a far too elusive and clever for Marcos Maidana.

Bet365 rate the unbeaten champion at 15/8 to counter-punch his way to a knockout and 4/7 for victory to be decided by the judges.

In tomorrow’s (Fridat) big televised Super League action, Leeds get the nod at 4/7 (Betvictor) as they welcome reigning champions Wigan (7/4 Stan James) to Headingley and William Hill chalk Brian McDermott’s men up at 10/11 in the handicaps, where they kick-off just four points in arrears.

Those fancying the visitors, on the other hand, can benefit from a 6 point advantage at Skybet at 10/11.

Bet of the week: Everton to beat Man City + 1 goal 11/10 (Paddy Power).

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