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bet365 Football Betting Show: Premier League Top Goalscorer race heats up and FA Cup semi-final preview

Sam Matterface and Steve Freeth reflect on the latest twist in a dramatic Premier League title race and look ahead to this weekend’s action, including the FA Cup semi-finals.

Premier League

To Win Outright

Manchester City back on top

Not even the most optimistic Manchester City supporter could have envisioned the results that unfolded on Sunday afternoon.

Little over 24 hours after dispatching Luton Town 5-1 at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola's side watched on as both Liverpool and Arsenal succumbed to surprise home defeats that have completely altered the complexion of the title race.

Ebere Eze's goal was enough for Crystal Palace to sink Liverpool at Anfield before Aston Villa strengthened their top four credentials by overcoming Arsenal at the Emirates, meaning Man City are now perched at the top of the Premier League having started the weekend in third.

The Citizens are now 2/5 to secure an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title and it will take something special to halt them at this stage of the campaign, with Arsenal now priced at 4/1 to lift the Premier League trophy and Liverpool further back at 6/1.

Top Goalscorer battle intensifies

Manchester City's return to the Premier League's summit coincided with Erling Haaland scoring in back-to-back league matches for the first time since November.

His second half penalty saw him move onto 20 league goals for the campaign but he's not alone on that milestone, with Cole Palmer's four-goal haul against Everton moving him level with the Norwegian in the goalscoring charts.

Haaland is now 4/7 to retain his Top Goalscorer gong, while Palmer has shortened into 3/1 after a remarkable run of 10 goals in his last five appearances.

Another in contention is Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins, who netted his 19th goal of the season in the 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Watkins is 6/1 to finish this season as Top Goalscorer and the 28-year-old is also priced at 7/1 in the Most Assists market, having registered the joint-most assists in the Premier League this campaign.

Four remain in the FA Cup

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Coventry City all remain in the FA Cup and we're set for a pulsating weekend of action at Wembley.

Back-to-back trebles remain on the cards for Man City and Pep Guardiola's outfit are 8/13 favourites to defend their crown.

Their path to FA Cup glory will not be straightforward, however, as they face a Chelsea side they have failed to beat in both of their Premier League meetings this term.

In the other semi-final, Manchester United take on Championship outfit Coventry City and the Sky Blues are 3/1 to produce a major upset and progress to their first FA Cup final since winning the competition in 1987.

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