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Blues vs Reds, Torres vs Suarez

by Ross Payne on May 04, 2012

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You really couldn’t ask for better finish to the English football season.

It’s going down to the wire for the EPL title following City’s win at the Etihad Stadium. Last week City were $2.70 to claim the crown while United sat $1.47 favourite. That single Vincent Kompany goal has completely reversed the market. City now $1.42 with two matches to go to claim their first ever Premier League title and punters say United fans will have to wait for a record 20th title - $2.75 says it’ll still happen this season.

A huge weekend with the FA Cup final also happening. Chelsea will head in $2.38 favourites to claim a seventh cup whilst Liverpool is $2.95 to claim their eighth FA Cup. $3.35 says it’ll finish all tied after 90 minutes. Let’s see how much their shock losses midweek in the league affects them on Saturday Night.

The race for third and fourth has really hotted up in the EPL with slips by Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea in the last seven days, only Spurs have managed to buck the trend to win dual fixtures. First up Saturday night the Gunners $1.24 should just about seal third against Norwich $11 but any slip could see them miss Top 4 altogether, that’s how tight it is. Newcastle’s redemption at Stamford Bridge midweek will boost their confidence but they do host title favourites Man City $1.60, the Magpies are $5.30 for two upsets inside a week. Tottenham has bounced back, but another tricky away fixture to Villa should settle the score if they want Top 4. Spurs $1.89, Villa $4. Finally, the weekend winds up with what should be a ‘banker’ against Swansea, United $1.19 for three points against the Swans $13. A real defining weekend.

Our special this week is pinning two of the most talked about strikers in England head to head to score the most goals in the FA Cup final. Liverpool’s number 7 Luis Suarez is $1.70 and former Kop favourite, now wearing Chelsea blue is $2.15. Dead heat rules apply.

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Until our final blog of the season next week, happy punting!