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Leicester look for title win at Man Utd, Man City to sink Saints in Premier League

| 01.05.2016

Lee Gormley | April 29, 2016

Having begun the season as 5000/1 outsiders to do the unthinkable and lift the Premier League title, Leicester City take to Old Trafford on the cusp of the biggest upset in betting history, with a victory over Manchester United set to see them amazingly be crowned champions.

Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes against the Red Devils is the pick of super Sunday’s top-flight action, as they look to create history, while Southampton also host Manchester City, and Swansea City welcome Liverpool to the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City v Liverpool

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 1st
  • Kick-off: 12:00 BST
  • The Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Live on BT Sport 1

Swans seek Reds result in Wales

In Sunday’s early kick-off, Liverpool will look to bounce back from their midweek Europa League defeat to Villarreal when they visit Swansea, but they will be confident of grabbing three points having won the last five successive fixture meetings.

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Jurgen Klopp’s Reds earned a narrow 1-0 victory in the reverse clash last November, thanks to a strike from James Milner, and the Merseysiders are also boosted by the fact they have lost just once on their travels to Swansea since 1982.

Francesco Guidolin’s Swans had been enjoying a solid run of form this year, including a win over Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea, but back-to-back thrashings to Newcastle United and Leicester have seen them drop to 15th position, and they are 6/4 with Coral to face a third straight loss to Liverpool.

In-form Milner a threat

After his second-half winner in the reverse meeting, England midfielder Milner is 7/2 to dispatch again anytime on Welsh soil, having enjoyed a brilliant year personally, racking up more league assists in 2016 than any other player.

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Daniel Sturridge has thrived against the Swans so far in his career, having bagged four goals in seven meetings and the Reds frontman has never been on the losing side, making him 9/2 to open proceedings on his latest appearance.

Key Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho could be key to unlocking Swansea and he is 7/4 to fire in anytime, while home attacking dangers Alberto Paloschi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis are all 2/1 to get on the scoresheet.

Manchester United v Leicester City

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 1st
  • Kick-off: 14:05 BST
  • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Foxes hunt top-flight crown at Old Trafford

There’s no denying most of Sunday’s focus will upon Old Trafford, where Ranieri’s Leicester are on the verge of making history, and the visiting Foxes are 13/5 to secure the win that would seal their remarkable achievement.

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Although, Louis van Gaal’s men have been in strong form of late and will be out to ruin the Leicester title party on their own patch, with a sharing of the spoils 23/10 to occur after the 1-1 reverse stalemate last year.

The visitors have only managed to overcome Man Utd on one occasion since 1998 and the hosts are 23/20 to continue that streak by earning three points this time out in the afternoon kick-off.

PFA winner Mahrez to star again?

Jamie Vardy was the opening goalscorer in that reverse draw at the King Power Stadium, but the England international striker is still serving his suspension, meaning Shinji Okazaki will be trusted with leading their line and is 10/3 to strike anytime.

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Riyad Mahrez was recently crowned PFA Player of the Year and the Algeria international attacker will be aiming to prove exactly why by helping his side reign supreme. He is 13/2 to score first in what could be a historic day at Old Trafford.

Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel won five Premier League medals while at the club and he could witness his son Kasper lift the title for Leicester on the ground he enjoyed years of success on in red. The current Foxes stopper is 5/1 to play his part in an away triumph to nil.

For the hosts, Marcus Rashford is 6/1 to continue his impressive run by netting the game’s last goal, while Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are 7/4 and 2/1 to find the target anytime.

Southampton v Manchester City

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 1st
  • Kick-off: 16:30 BST
  • St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Saints welcome Man City to south coast

When Man City kick-off in the evening there could have already been new Premier League champions crowned, which will be a sickening blow to Manuel Pellegrini’s men who dominated early in the campaign, but they are 13/8 to overcome Southampton in their latest outing.

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The Sky Blues held Real Madrid to an underwhelming goalless draw in midweek and could rest key names ahead of the return leg in Spain, making Ronald Koeman’s Saints 19/5 to prevail and both teams to score at St Mary’s.

It’s the visitors that have won the previous four meetings on the bounce, and they require three points in order to keep on track for a top four spot this term, with Arsenal and Man Utd breathing down their necks with this one of three games to go.

Long shot for Southampton

Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long was on target in the 3-1 defeat to City last year and he is 7/4 to net again anytime on home turf, while key Italian marksman Graziano Pelle is available at the same price for a goal of his own.

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Kelechi Iheanacho may see plenty of game time this weekend and the young poacher is 6/4 to strike after coming off the bench against Los Blancos in midweek, with Argentine attacker Sergio Aguero 5/1 to bag a brace or more.

Former Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling is 11/4 to end his stuttering run of form by dispatching on the south coast, while Frenchman Samir Nasri is 11/2 to find the target.


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Coral’s top tip: Back Shane Long at 7/4 to net anytime for Southampton against Manchester City.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.