Fri, Sep 30, 2:43pm by Staff Writer
Everton should continue their march up the Premier League table when they host Crystal Palace in the opening match of round seven on Friday local time.
Despite suffering their first loss of the season last week at Bournemouth, Ronald Koeman’s Everton side will be bolstered by the news that Romelu Lukaku has recovered sufficiently from an injured toe to start the match.
Crystal Palace dramatically won its third league game in a row at Sunderland last week, but are still paying $4.80 to win on the William Hill board.
Also Friday, fellow Merseysiders Liverpool are the heavy favourites to take the points when they head to Swansea.
In-form Liverpool are one spot ahead of Everton on points and manager Jurgen Klopp’s only dilemma is whether to start returning defender Dejan Lovren or stick with Ragnar Klavan for the encounter against the Welsh side.
Manchester United are six points behind home-town rivals and league-leaders Manchester City, but are still the unbackable favourite to turn its season around and beat Stoke City on Saturday.
The Red Devils could theoretically climb to the second on the ladder with a home win over Stoke and other results go their way.
Manchester City are expected to have a much tougher match when they travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
With four wins and two draws, Tottenham are just two points behind City but has the better defensive record.
Also Sunday, third-placed Arsenal are the short price favourite to win away at newly-promoted Burnley
Chelsea have a chance to move into the top-five with a win on Saturday.
The London club has had a mixed start to the season, winning three games and losing two, but are favourite to take the points at $1.50.
Bet of the Round: Multi up Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City to win for $5.14
Markets: (William Hill)
Everton vs C Palace
Home Win: $1.72 Draw: $3.80 Away Win: $4.80
Swansea vs Liverpool
Home Win: $8.00 Draw: $4.50 Away Win: $1.42
Hull vs Chelsea
Home Win: $6.50 Draw: $4.25 Away Win: $1.50
Sunderland vs West Brom
Home Win: $2.45 Draw: $3.10 Away Win: $3.10
Watford vs Bournemouth
Home Win: $2.30 Draw: $3.25 Away Win: $3.20
West Ham vs Middlesbrough
Home Win: $2.15 Draw: $3.30 Away Win: $3.50
Man Utd vs Stoke
Home Win: $1.30 Draw: $5.50 Away Win: $11.00
Leicester vs Southampton
Home Win: $2.25 Draw: $3.25 Away Win: $3.30
Tottenham vs Man City
Home Win: $3.00 Draw: $3.50 Away Win: $2.30
Burnley vs Arsenal
Home Win: $9.00 Draw: $4.80 Away Win: $1.36
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