Liverpool can maintain title charge

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There are two Premier League games on Sunday and their outcomes have implications at both the top and bottom of the table, with Liverpool looking to stay firmly in the title hunt.

The highlight is at 4.30pm when title-chasing Liverpool entertain top-four hopefuls Tottenham.

The Reds moved back to the top of the pile before what seemed like a very long international break after a hard-fought 2-1 win at Fulham.

They were not in top gear at Craven Cottage, but at this stage of the season, with what’s at stake, any sort of a win will do.

Liverpool to win @ 5/8

Another three points against Spurs – however they get them – is what’s required this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have only been beaten once in the league all season and it’s hard to see that miserly total rising on Sunday, even if Mauricio Pochettino’s side are clearly dangerous opponents.

Liverpool 2-1 Spurs correct score @ 6/1

Liverpool have a good recent record against the north Londoners, having won eight of the last 13 meetings.

They have not tasted defeat at Anfield in this game since May 2011 and will look to record the double over the Lilywhites after a 2-1 Wembley success in September.

A narrow home win is predicted, then, with 2-1 again appealing at 6/1 in the correct-score market.

Salah to score first goal @ 33/10

Sadio Mane is the main man for Liverpool at the moment after scoring 11 in his last 12 games in all competitions, but don’t be surprised to see Mohamed Salah, who has scored three in his last three against Spurs, end his goal drought.

The Egyptian has not netted since February 9 but following a short holiday, after being rested by his country, he should be refreshed and ready to lead Liverpool’s title charge again.

Salah can be backed at 33/10 to score first and is 10/11 to be on target anytime.

Earlier, relegation-threatened Cardiff host Chelsea, who are now beginning to run out of time in their bid for a top-four finish.

Chelsea to win @ 4/9

The west Londoners are still very much in with a chance of securing a Champions League place but cannot afford many more displays like last time out when they went down 2-0 at Everton.

A visit to south Wales is welcome then to take on a Cardiff outfit who, despite showing considerable fight in their survival battle, do not look good enough to ultimately stay up.

Neil Warnock has done a fine job keeping them in with a chance at this stage but, especially against the top six, they look out of their depth.

Chelsea to win by two-goal margin @ 53/20

The Bluebirds have been unpredictable at home this season, mixing recent heavy losses against Watford and Everton with wins over Bournemouth and West Ham.

But Chelsea, despite their own shortcomings, should be good enough to brush them aside and win with something to spare.

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