TAB Betting Blog Some De Bruyne magic and a 49ers rejuvenation

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EPL Round 18 - Manchester City vs Leicester City (Sunday 4:30am AEDT)

It's more than just a battle between second and third - this game could have serious title ramifications!

Manchester City take on Leicester City with both sides still a chance of competing for the title but a drop in points here could all but spell the end of their charge. Currently, Liverpool are 10 points clear of Leicester City and 14 in front of Manchester City but with the Reds not in action this week, this is a chance for both sides to close the gap.

Manchester City aren't the machine they have been, but they are still lethal and with Kevin De Bruyne in superb form, I am thinking they have the advantage here.

Leicester City have been great so far, but a few cracks showed up in their 1-1 draw to Norwich last week. Was it because they had their eyes on this game and the next? They face Liverpool on Boxing Day and a couple of losses would effectively end their title charge.

Pep Guardiola's side have won four of the past five matches between the sides with the only blip being a 2-1 result for Leicester City at King Power Season last season.

Manchester City are too short to take outright unless you are playing multis, so my bet here is for De Bruyne to score.

Tip Kevin De Bruyne to score for Manchester City vs Leicester City at $3.10

NFL Week 16 - San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams (Sunday 12:15pm AEDT)

The San Francisco 49ers lost their grip on top spot in the NFC West division last week and will be desperate to bounce back when they host the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Even with an 11-3 record, the 49ers are now sitting second in the NFC West behind the Seattle Seahawks with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Unfortunately for the 49ers, their three losses have occurred in essentially the last play of the game, including last week's defeat.

The Atlanta Falcons upended the 49ers 29-22 on the road despite another terrific effort from tight end George Kittle, who caught 13 passes for 134 receiving yards. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 22-of-34 for 200 passing yards and one touchdown.

The 49ers may have been looking ahead to the last two weeks of the season after a three-week stretch of big games (37-8 win at home to Green Bay, 20-17 loss away to Baltimore and 48-46 triumph away to New Orleans).

The Rams' playoff chances went up in smoke last week with a 44-21 loss away to the Dallas Cowboys. Todd Gurley was restricted to a paltry 20 rushing yards from 11 carries and Jared Goff's untimely interception just before half-time resulted in the Cowboys extending their lead from 14 points to 21.

The 49ers need to atone for last week's costly loss, and they should be too good for the Rams who could be lacking motivation.

Tip The San Francisco 49ers to beat the Los Angeles Rams by six points or more at $1.80