Manchester City travel to Newcastle United in Saturday’s early kick off, knowing victory could, even for just a view hours, close the gap at the top to just two points.
Last weekend’s loss to Manchester United was their first defeat in the league since April, and the bookmakers have them odds on to bounce back in style.
William Hill offer the best price of 1.73 (8/11) for the away win, with Newcastle available as highly as 5.8 (24/5) with Stan James. The draw is a 4.0 (3/1) shot with the same firm.
Norwich City, who stretched their unbeaten run in the league to nine games with victory in a seven goal thriller at Swansea City last weekend, host a Wigan Athletic side who slipped into the relegation zone following Sunderland’s midweek victory over Reading.
2.25 (5/4) is the best price on offer for the home win, whilst Wigan are widely available at 3.4 (12/5) with the draw roughly the same price with most firms.
Bottom of the table Queen’s Park Rangers continue their search for a first league win as they host Fulham, who ended a seven game winless streak with victory over Newcastle on Monday night.
Harry Redknapp’s men go in to the game as favourites with Bet Victor offering the best price of 2.45 (29/20), with Fulham a 3.0 (2/1) shot with a variety of bookmakers. The draw is available at 3.4 (12/5).
Stoke City, who sit in ninth place having gone six games without defeat, host an Everton side who ended a run of three draws with a last gasp victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Toffees are favourites to get the three points, with 2.5 (6/4) the best price on offer, with Stoke widely available at 3.1 (21/10). The draw is 3.3 (23/10) with several companies.
Sunday’s games see Tottenham Hotspur host Swansea before West Ham United travel to West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs are favourites to win the lunchtime game at 1.67 (4/6), with Swansea, who would go above their opponents if they get all three points are 5.8 (24/5) with Stan James. The draw is a 4.0 (3/1) shot.
Finally, West Brom are 2.05 (21/10) with Bet Victor to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon, with West Ham generously priced at 4.0 (3/1) with Bwin. The draw is available at 3.5 (5/2).