Friday December 12th, 2014

Manchester United has played itself into the top three in the English Premier League standings with a 5-0-0 record over its last five games, but the Red Devils face a tough test at Old Trafford, hosting Liverpool on Sunday.

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Liverpool enters Sunday's game with a 2-0-1 record over its last three league games and will be looking to find a spark after crashing out of the Champions League. Manchester United is 6-0-1 over its last seven home games and will look to use home field advantage to pick up a win on Sunday as a -135 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Liverpool would pay +350 on a road upset and +290 if the two teams play to a draw. This head-to-head series has been split right down the middle at 4-4-1 in the last nine games between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Arsenal hosts Newcastle United this Saturday and will be looking to do a better job of taking advantage of its home pitch. In seven home games this season, Arsenal has recorded only three wins so far to the tune of a 3-1-3 record. The club is favored to earn a win on Saturday at -230, with Newcastle United going off at +650 to win outright and +350 to force a draw. Since starting the season with an 0-3-4 record to fall into the bottom three in the standings, Newcastle United is 6-1-1 over its last eight games and has climbed all the way up to seventh, its most recent game resulting in the club handing Chelsea its first loss of the season.

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Manchester City has successfully shaken off a slow 2-1-2 start to the English Premier League season with an 8-1-1 record over their last 10 games, including a current stretch of four straight wins. Man City, fresh off qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage, will try to avoid a potential letdown spot on Saturday going up against the team at the bottom of the standings this week in Leicester City, a club with only two wins and a 2-9-4 record on the season. Manchester City is a -230 road favorite on the EPL betting lines at the sportsbooks over Leicester City to win at +600 and a draw at +375.

First-place Chelsea hosts Hull City this Saturday as a -550 favorite looking to bounce back from the loss to Newcastle. Hull City would pay +1400 for an outright upset and +600 to play to a draw.

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