Thursday October 23rd, 2014

Manchester United has started to restore its home-field edge at Old Trafford, winning its last three games there, but the club faces its most daunting home test yet in welcoming undefeated Chelsea to the hallowed grounds on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea is a +140 road favorite to win the big game according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, with Manchester United going off at +190 and the draw paying +250. With a 7-0-1 record and the league's top attack with 23 goals, Chelsea currently stands as the team to beat atop the EPL table. Chelsea is 4-0-2 in its last six games against Manchester United, but to extend that streak it's looking likely that the Blues will have to do so without the injured Diego Costa.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool narrowly escaped with a win against lowly Queens Park Rangers last weekend, benefiting from an own goal in the 95th minute to win 3-2 on the road. Back at home against Hull City this Saturday, Liverpool will be looking for a much less stressful game as a -250 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Hull City is just 1-13-4 in 18 all-time meetings with Liverpool, and would pay +700 on an outright upset or +370 to force a draw.

Manchester City is on the road to face surprising West Ham United this Saturday. The defending Premier League champion is unbeaten in its last five games with a 3-0-2 record and has won its last three matches. Man City is a -185 road favorite over West Ham United at +500 and the draw at +325. West Ham, sitting in fourth place in the table, is 0-8-2 in its last 10 games against Manchester City and has lost each of the last three games in this head-to-head series by two goals or more.

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​Southampton sits behind only Chelsea and Manchester City in the standings with 16 points and a 5-2-1 record. Since starting the season off 0-1-1, the Saints are 5-1-0 over the last six games including an 8-0 blowout win over Sunderland at home last weekend. The club will go for an encore performance this Saturday hosting Stoke City as a -175 favorite. Stoke City is going off at +500 to win the game and +300 to play to a draw. Each of the last four games between these two teams have ended in a draw.

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