As another full schedule of Premier League fixtures await us, we take a look at the bets you should be considering ahead of the weekend action.
This is the last round of matches before yet another international break – do they ever end? – as the 20 top flight sides do battle.
Leaders City have what should be a routine afternoon at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday, with Pep Guardiola’s side 2/9 to add three more points to their tally.
Backing the hosts to win both halves (11/20) looks better value-for-money, though, and is likely to come in.
Arsenal take on Spurs in an eagerly-anticipated north London derby on Sunday lunchtime, with a win for either side ensuring bragging until their next league meeting in the spring.
The Gunners are the 19/20 favourites to get the better of Mauricio Pochettino’s slightly under-performing side, with the visitors 11/4 for the win.
Equally, selecting over 3.5 goals in the game (11/8) would be a shrewd decision, given the Reds’ brilliance in front of goal, and rather leaky defence.
The Blues are 11/20 to seal a win at Stamford Bridge, but Everton‘s odds of 5/1 look tempting, even though they have been woeful away to the top teams in recent years.
The draw is 3/1, which is also very reasonable value.
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Man United have made a surprisingly poor start to the season, with Jose Mourinho not having the impact many expected him to have.
Liverpool’s bitter rivals face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, with odds of an away win currently 8/11. For all their current struggles, that looks worth a punt, given the fact that Swansea are 19th in the table.
Should you feel that United will lose again, however, Bob Bradley’s hosts are 4/1 for the victory, with the draw 11/4.
It seems hard to see anything other than a home win for Eddie Howe’s men, and 4/6 is very generous when you consider Sunderland have drawn two and lost eight of their 10 league games so far this season.
Instead, backing former Reds striker Christian Benteke to score first (5/1) makes more sense.
The east Londoners are 21/20 to win in front of their increasingly frustrated fans, while Mark Hughes’ Potters side are 3/1 to heap more misery on them.
A Saints win is to be expected, regardless of their efforts on Thursday evening, so get your money on an away win (7/10).
Jamie Vardy is due a goal, having only scored twice in the league in 2016/17 to date, and backing him to score (9/2) first or anytime (8/5) should not be ignored.