IT'S tempting to go with big guns Chelsea and Liverpool on Sunday – but there is a case for leaving them alone.
That's the difficulty of Premier League betting these days where increasingly most sides can beat any of the others.
Chelsea travel to Everton and Liverpool head for QPR and I'm tempted by two aways even though neither is a given.
There is no doubt Chelsea have steadied the ship under Rafael Benitez and look ready to kick on after four successive wins.
A trip to Goodison is one of the toughest of the season but the Blues won't need to worry about the physical presence of Marouane Fellaini.
Everton remain unbeaten at home and bookies are finding it difficult to separate the pair but I'm willing to take a chance on BetVictor's 8-5 offer on a Chelsea success.
Plenty of people will make the case for a draw anyone who wants to sit on the fence can back two top sides at 23-10 with bet365 to cancel each other out.
Torres is 9-5 at Paddy Power net at any time while Mata is 11-4 at Coral.
Liverpool were really poor last time out as they crashed 3-1 at Stoke and will need a huge improvement at relegation-haunted QPR.
Harry Redknapp’s side have suffered back-to-back defeats and will need a miracle to escape the drop.
Liverpool are the better side but I don't know if 1-1(various) is big enough to back them at Loftus Road.
QPR are hardly worth a look at 3-1 with Skybet having won just once all season while the draw pays 14-5 with BetVictor.
The one game in the SPL sees inconsistent Dundee United entertain a battling St Mirren side.
On Boxing Day the Buddies did well to draw 2-2 at Inverness and they'll need to be at their best against an Arabs outfit who'd be doing better if they could shore things up at the back.
United's last two homes games have been draws – 1-1 against Dundee United and 4-4 with Inverness after leading 3-0 inside 10 minutes.
So boss Peter Houston will be desperate for them to go one better and I reckon they can edge the victory. United are 1-1 at William Hill and I fancy both teams to score at 8-11 with Betfred and Stan James.
Skipper Jon Daly is United's best bet for a goal and is 6-4 at boylesports to net at any time while Saints top scorer Steven Thompson is 5-2 with Skybet.
Torres to score
(9-5, Paddy Power)
Daly to score