Three pivotal matches at the top and bottom ends of the Premier League spectrum are taking place this Sunday and the bookies in black and gold at bwin.com, as you’ve no doubt come to imagine, have a fantastic offer on the decisive trio.
Should the three underdogs – Manchester United, Hull and QPR – dodge defeat in against their shorter-price contemporaries – Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton – there’s an enhanced bounty of 15/2 up for grabs.
The prospect of the Tigers preventing Jose Mourinho’s men snaring the spoils is an especially unlikely one, but there’s still enough evidence suggesting a shock result could be recorded. Here’s just some of it.
Man Utd win or draw double chance v Liverpool @ 13/20
A collision between sides of this magnitude is often difficult to call, but it’s certainly worth opposing the Reds’ favouritism.
Louis van Gaal’s troops haven’t been beaten in five of the previous seven dust ups with their bitterest of rivals, while they’ve lost just once on the road in 12 across all competitions.
This solitary defeat – a 2-1 reverse at Swansea – is the only time they’ve afforded their adversary more than one goal in a game and Liverpool have picked up just one win across their last 11 at Anfield having bagged only once.
Hull win or draw double chance v Chelsea @ 33/20
Undoubtedly the most likely leg to see the profit-snaring possibilities of this punt collapse, this match promises to be tough for Steve Bruce’s men, but they can nab a point.
The improving Tigers haven’t lost in four of their last five on the homestead, picking up seven points from the previous nine on offer.
Chelsea’s position at the top of the table is one of prominence, but their recent form hasn’t been that of runaway leaders.
They’ve won a mere four of their last 12 outings across all competitions, drawing seven of these.
QPR win or draw double chance v Everton @ 13/20
If the Premier League table was compiled on home results against sides based in the bottom half, the Super Hoops would be continental contenders.
They’d be six if such rules applied, having won five and drawn one of their last half dozen games.
The toiling Toffees, by contrast, have failed to win their previous three road trips against their lower-echelon brethren.