Andrew Hughes thinks Liverpool will pick up a point at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and help to land another weekend multiple in the process.
“The Reds have had a miserable 2017, but back to back home wins have steadied the ship somewhat and their record suggests they shouldn’t be underestimated.”
Manchester City still have the FA Cup to play for, but their shock exit from the Champions League at the hands of Monaco may take a while to get over and I think Liverpool can take advantage of City's fragile confidence on Sunday.
The Reds have had a miserable 2017, but back to back home wins have steadied the ship somewhat and their record suggests they shouldn't be underestimated.
As detailed in the Opta Stats Preview, Liverpool have an excellent record against the better teams in the Premier League, winning five and drawing four of their nine matches against fellow top six sides this season. They've also won five of their last six games against Manchester City. With the City defence looking shaky, Jurgen Klopp's side should be able to bag a valuable point at the Etihad.
Vancouver Canucks still have a chance of claiming one of the NHL's Western Conference wild-card play-off spots, but they're struggling for form at the moment and I can't see them getting anything out of this game.
The Canucks have lost their last three, including what could turn out to be a crucial defeat to Wild Card rivals Dallas last time, and are up against an Oilers side that pulled off an impressive victory over Boston last time. Edmonton are stronger in all departments and look a solid bet.
Mike Ford's Toulon side are looking good for a play-off spot in the Top 14 and can secure their place against lowly Grenoble on Sunday.
Toulon saw off Bayonne in emphatic style last time, racking up 82 points in the process, and they should be too strong for a Grenoble side that has been battling hard in recent weeks, but finally succumbed to relegation with a 42-14 defeat at Bordeaux last weekend. Back the visitors for the win.
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2017 Weekend Multiple P/L
Staked: 21 pts
Returned: 18.4 pts
P/L: -2.6 pts