Thursday 9 May 2019 5:37 pm

Football Betting Tips: Defences on top as Pep seeks to claim another league title

Ben Cleminson writes about sports betting

Ben Cleminson writes about sports betting

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IT SEEMS a long time ago since Vincent Kompany scored one of the goals of the season to secure Manchester City victory against Leicester on Monday night.

Since then we have witnessed two of the Champions Leagues’ greatest comebacks, with Liverpool and Tottenham booking their places in the final.

At the start of the season, City fans would have hoped and probably expected to be in the position their rivals find themselves in, but with one trophy already sewn up and two others within touching distance, I’m not sure many will be complaining with how their season, particularly domestically, has panned out.

There is still a job to do, though, and City will arrive at the Amex on Sunday to face Brighton fully aware of what can happen if complacency sets in.

They know a win will crown them Premier League champions for the fourth time, but will be conscious that any slip up will probably be capitalised upon by Liverpool.

Fortunately for City, they arrive on the back of 13-straight league wins with just three goals conceded in that time and an impressive 28 netted along the way.

In Ederson they have one of the world’s very best goalkeepers and he’s unlikely to be troubled by a Brighton side who have failed to record a win in their last nine attempts.

The Seagulls may have secured their Premier League safety with draws against Newcastle and Arsenal in recent games, but they have netted just twice in nine games and they look unlikely to threaten here.

With three 1-0 wins from their last four matches, goals have dried up for the Citizens as they look to avoid making any mistakes in the title run-in.

An away win looks the most likely, but winning titles is never easy and City might not have things their own way on the South Coast.

Under 2.5 goals looks the value play at 2/1.


Under 2.5 goals 2/1

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