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ESPN – Premier League’s best weekend bets

James Milner and Manchester City meet Raheem Sterling and Liverpool on Sunday. It's been a difficult week for Premier League clubs in European competition, with Manchester City and Arsenal suffering defeats at the hands of Barcelona and Monaco, respectively, in the Champions League, and then Liverpool and Tottenham crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday night. The biggest challenge here for some of England's leading clubs could be putting those setbacks behind them and re-focusing on domestic matters — such as Liverpool and Manchester City, who meet on Sunday. Here's a look at the best value bet for that match as well as three others, including Manchester United-Sunderland, Newcastle-Aston Villa and Stoke City-Hull City. Manchester United (home) vs. Sunderland Asian handicap: Man Utd -1.25 (-122) vs. Sunderland +1.25 (+114) 3-way line: Man Utd -282 / Sunderland +988 / Draw +427 PickCenter public consensus money line pick: 82 percent picked United Total: 2.5 (Over -116, Under +106) You need a masochistic streak to back Manchester United this season. Just when you think Louis van Gaal's side have turned a corner, they hit the wall, or drive into a dead end. …

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