Arsenal to beat Manchester City @ 7/5
By the time Manchester City take to the Emirates pitch, they could find themselves eight points behind leaders Manchester United should they secure all three points at home to QPR earlier in the day.
City face a Gunners side that have been in outstanding form of late, recording seven league wins on the bounce before last weekend’s shock 2-1 defeat away at QPR, and they’ll also be desperate for the three points in their bid for third spot.
A 3-3 draw at home to Sunderland last Saturday means Roberto Mancini’s side have picked up just five points from a possible 15 as the pressure appears to be taking its toll, with rumours of unrest among the squad.
City’s record at Arsenal makes for grim reading, with their last league victory recorded back in 1975, and having managed to pick up just two wins from their last nine away games, scoring just five goals in the process, their form is far from spectacular.
Throw in the fact that Arsene Wenger’s side have won 11 and lost only one of their previous 14 league games at the Emirates – and were only narrowly beaten 1-0 at the Etihad earlier in the season – and it’s not hard to imagine that the title race could be all but over come Sunday evening.
PSG to beat Marseille @ 17/20
Given the huge sums of investment in the playing squad at the beginning of the season, things haven’t gone quite as smoothly as expected on the pitch for PSG, who currently sit level on points with Montpellier at the top of Ligue 1 having played one game more.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have faced a minor slump in recent weeks, picking up just two points from a possible nine, and they head into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat away at Nancy last weekend.
This fixture, however, looks to be exactly what the doctor ordered as they play host to a Marseille side that have been in dreadful form since the turn of the year – their last win in the league coming on 29th January.
Since then, they have drawn three and lost five of the following eight league games and they were comfortably knocked out of the Champions League this week after defeat in both legs against Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage.
Motherwell to beat Hibernian @ 27/20
You have to feel for those who own a season ticket at Easter Road this season given Hibernian’s abysmal record at home, which is a major reason behind their current position of second bottom in the SPL.
Hibs have managed to record all three points at home just once this season – way back on 26th September – and a visit from third-placed Motherwell looks unlikely to bring any joy for the home fans.
Only bottom club Dunfermline have shipped more goals than Hibs in the league, with Pat Fenlon’s side having leaked 61 goals in their 32 league games and two in each of their previous three league matches.
Motherwell head into the game on the back of a late 2-1 defeat at home to Rangers last weekend, but they’ll see this a great opportunity to keep up the pressure on last season’s champions in second with a ninth league win on the road this term.
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