Premier League: Reds to edge tight game…

Today’s late game in the Premier League is the standout, as Liverpool host Tottenham with both sides in need of the points.

The Reds are now a point behind Manchester City in the race for the title and thus victory here is essential if they are to keep up their challenge. They do, however, have a pretty good record against Spurs at Anfield, losing only once in their last 24 home clashes in this fixture.

Tottenham are in the middle of a bad trot – they have lost five of their last six fixtures in all competitions, conceding twice in each of those games. They will have been boosted by training in their new stadium midweek – they play Crystal Palace there next week – and need to win to keep local rivals Arsenal at bay, but Anfield is a tough place to visit when you’re searching for form.

We’re going to side with the home team, and with Spurs losing two of their last four league games 2-1, that’s the score for us.

The opening game of the day sees Chelsea travel to South Wales to take on Cardiff.

Burnley’s win yesterday will have hit Cardiff hard as the Welsh team are now five points from relegation safety, although with two games in hand. Those games don’t count for much though if you don’t win them, and today’s clash with Chelsea will be tricky.

Chelsea haven’t had it all their own way of late. They have lost four of their five away games in the league this calendar year, but they need the three points desperately in their search for a Champions League place.

We think Chelsea will edge a tight game, and take a punt on central defender Antoino Rudiger scoring during the match.

Recommendations:

Liverpool/Spurs: Liverpool to win 2-1, 1 pt, at 8/1, bet365

Cardiff/Chelsea: Rudiger to score anytime, 1 pt, at 11/1, Paddy Power

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