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Sergio Aguero and Manchester City to halt Leicester's title charge

A look at the weekend's betting tips, starting with a title showdown at the Etihad ...

Manchester City to dent Leicester's charge

Leicester's incredible rise this season has taken everyone by surprise but I don't see them taking three points at Manchester City on Saturday. They'll do well to get one.

City's decision to announce that manager Manuel Pellegrini will be replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer was an interesting one, especially in terms of timing.

In some cases, players can switch off with the manager effectively a lame duck but here, I don't think they will. They will want to win a second Premier League title under Pellegrini to give him a great send off and they will know this is their chance to impress Guardiola, who will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on his new side despite being preoccupied with Bayern Munich.

In Jamie Vardy, Leicester have a striker in the form of his life, topping the charts with 18 league goals this season, and they have pace and class in a few areas. But winning at City is going to be incredibly difficult.

Pellegrini's men have won four of their past five games in all competitions, knocking in 14 goals in the process. Crucially, Sergio Aguero is back to top form after injury, though it will be worth waiting until the teams are named before betting on this match as the Argentina forward did pick up a minor knock in midweek.

Regardless, I can only see a City win and though 4/7 with bet365 is fairly tight, it is worth taking in a game of such importance. For a bit of extra value, take the 7/5 they are leading at half-time and go on to win.

Goals at a premium at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea remain in the bottom half of the table but they are now unbeaten in 10 games. They don't look like smashing in the goals but then neither do Manchester United, the visitors at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. This could easily be a 0-0, so take bet365's offer of 13/2 on there being no goalscorer (thereby covering the chance of an own goal).

Gunners to lead treble

If Arsenal are to get back into the title race they have to win at Bournemouth on Sunday. A defeat and draw in their past two matches has dropped Arsene Wenger's side back and although Bournemouth had a great win at Crystal Palace in midweek, the Gunners should win this one at evens with bet365.

Southampton are enjoying a much better run of late -- three straight wins and then the draw at Arsenal in midweek -- and they can beat West ham at 4/6. Throw in Tottenham as a banker at 4/9 to beat Watford and you get a treble worth around 4/1.


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