We round up the weekend's Premier League action, examine the updated futures betting markets and take a look at the early odds for next weekend's games.
<h2>Weekend Recap</h2><p>Newcastle moved 10 points clear of the drop zone with a fine victory over in-form Leicester on Friday night and that should guarantee their survival. Spurs continued their impeccable form in their shiny new stadium by thrashing bottom club Huddersfield 4-0. Harry Kane was not missed as Lucas Moura stepped up with a brilliant hat-trick. Ten-man Brighton suffered a 5-0 home defeat against Bournemouth and their form is alarming right now, but Eddie Howe will be delighted with his team’s efforts. The Seagulls are down in 17<sup>th</sup>, but they remain five points clear of Cardiff, who lost for the third game in a row, this time at the hands of Burnley. Fulham surprised everyone by ending their nine-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Everton.</p><p>Two penalties from Paul Pogba handed Man Utd a 2-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was a laboured performance, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will just be pleased to leave with all three points. Man Utd had lost four of their previous five matches. Man City returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday, but Liverpool then beat Chelsea 2-0 to leapfrog them once more. Sadio Mané put the Reds 1-0 up and then Mohamed Salah banged in a screamer two minutes later to vanquish the Blues.</p><h2>Futures Update</h2><p>Liverpool are now two points clear of Man City, but Pep Guardiola’s men have a crucial game in hand. There are just a handful of matches left this season and the title race looks set to go right down to the wire. Bet365 makes Man City the 8/11 (1.73) favourites, with Liverpool now into 11/10 (2.l0) after that fine victory over Chelsea. City play Tottenham and Man Utd in their next two league games, so Liverpool will be praying they slip up.</p><p>Spurs are now 2/9 to finish in the top four after a second consecutive home win. They will need the likes of Moura, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to deliver the goals in Kane’s absence, but they are in a good position. Arsenal, who play Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night, are 10/11 (1.91(for a top four finish, while Chelsea have drifted out to 11/8 (2.38) following that defeat to Liverpool. Man Utd are 2/1 (3.0) outsiders. Cardiff are just 1/20 (1.05) to go down, with Brighton out at 11/1 (12.0). Salah has now moved level with Aguero in the top scorers chart, with 19 apiece, and he is now the 6/4 (2.50) second favourite to win a second consecutive Golden Boot.</p><h2>Early Odds For Week 35</h2><p>Man City are just 1/3 (1.33) with many bookmakers to beat Tottenham in the opening game on Saturday and there is little value on offer there. Bournemouth look a more attractive prospect at 13/20 (1.65) to beat Fulham at the Vitality after their 5-0 victory over Brighton last time out. Those odds look likely to drop over the course of the week, and you might need to give the Cherries and Asian handicap. Watford are 39/50 (1.78) to away at Huddersfield and it typically pays to oppose the Terriers. Wolves have a chance to return to winning ways at home to Brighton and the 78/100 (1.78) available at William Hill on them looks attractive.</p><p>Everton host Man Utd at Goodison Park and the Red Devils could be a little fatigued from their midweek Champions League trip to Barcelona. Marco Silva’s men were excellent in their last home game, beating Arsenal 1-0, and Everton to win at 12/5 (3.40) with Bet365 might appeal. The Gunners are far better at home than on their travels, and the 9/10 (1.90) available on them to beat Crystal Palace at The Emirates with a -1 Asian handicap looks tempting. Liverpool have kept clean sheets in their last two matches and Cardiff have drawn blanks in their last two games, so Liverpool to beat Cardiff to nil at 10/11 (1.91) with Boyle Sports looks interesting.</p>