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bet365 Football Betting Show: Arsenal keep Man City honest in Premier League title race

Sam Matterface and Steve Freeth dissect the latest round of Premier League action and look ahead to the concluding weeks of the season.

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Arsenal keeping Man City honest in title race

Arsenal laid down the gauntlet on Sunday with victory over Tottenham in an epic North London derby but whatever the Gunners conjure, Manchester City keep mustering up an answer.

Mikel Arteta's outfit turned up the pressure on their title rivals after extending their advantage at the summit to four points and while Man City were far from their lustrous best, the defending champions got the job done against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

With Liverpool dropping points yet again, this time away at West Ham, it's now a straight shootout between Arsenal and Man City for Premier League glory.

Priced at 4/11, Pep Guardiola's team remain the favourites in their pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive title, while Arsenal are into 9/4 to end the Citizens' reign.

Kevin De Bruyne's charge for Most Assists gong

Kevin De Bruyne registered his eighth assist of the Premier League campaign against Nottingham Forest, which is impressive considering he missed half of the season through injury.

The midfield maestro has received the Playmaker of the Season award in three of the last six seasons since its inauguration and De Bruyne is likely to play a pivotal role in the final hurdles of Manchester City's title quest.

Can he overhaul Ollie Watkins at the top of the assists chart with four matches remaining? Odds of 28/1 would suggest it's a tall order but it would be naïve to rule the Belgian out of the equation.

Watkins is two clear of Pascal Gross (25/1) and Kieran Trippier (33/1) in the assists leaderboard and is 2/7 to finish top of the pile after a tremendous individual season.

Burnley's resurgence too little, too late?

Burnley's unexpected resurgence continued as they claimed a point against Manchester United at Old Trafford, making it one defeat in their last eight matches.

Unfortunately for the Clarets, there have been too many draws and not enough victories. Not that they haven't been in positions to secure all three points, having taken the lead in matches against West Ham, Wolves and Brighton.

Vincent Kompany's men are two points adrift of safety and have tough encounters against Newcastle and Tottenham to come before hosting Nottingham Forest on the final day.

Forest have a chance to put some breathing space between themselves and the bottom three when they travel to basement side Sheffield United on Saturday, while all eyes will be on Kenilworth Road on Friday as Luton host Everton.

Forest remain the favourites to avoid the drop at 2/5, with Luton and Burnley both odds against at 4/1 and 9/2 respectively.

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