IT'S Easter Sunday and it's a Super Sunday for the city of Manchester as City and United continue their head-to-head fight for the title.

I expect United to charge eight points clear at the top by winning the early kick-off against QPR (1.30pm). If that's what happens City will feel they have to beat Arsenal but it's a tall task for them at the Emirates.

So let's start with the champions who are no bigger than 1-5 with William Hill and Coral to beat former striker Mark Hughes' side.

United have found form at the perfect time, winning five in a row without conceding, and it's difficult to see anything other than a convincing win for the home men.

But remember with another match in midweek they aren't likely to go hell for leather so best bet here is possibly United minus one at 4-7 at Betfred.

For first scorer Wayne Rooney's always worth a look and he is 11-4 at Betfred. For anytime scorer I backed Antonio Valencia against Blackburn in midweek and he was a star turn and a major threat. He is 11-4 at Skybet.

QPR beat Arsenal last time out so deserve respect but even at a biggest 18-1 with BetVictor I'll not be backing them.

Around 45 minutes after United's game finishes it's City's turn at Arsenal and it's a game I'm looking forward to.

They haven't beaten Arsenal away in the league since 1974 and on their last four visits to the Emirates haven't even scored.

Sergio Aguero is set to return after injury but the best I reckon City will get is a draw.

The Gunners have won their last three against Aston Villa, Newcastle and Spurs and scored 10 goals, including five against their north London rivals.

City have only won one of their last four – against Chelsea – and it's not the form of title contenders.

A draw pays 5-2 with the likes of Coral and BetVictor while Arsenal are 6-4 (various) and City 2-1 at William Hill.

It should be under 2.5 goals at 21-20 with bet365 but reckon under 3.5 is worth taking even at 2-5 with Paddy Power.

It was 1-0 to City at the Etihad, 1-0 in the Carling Cup at the Emirates and the last six meetings have been under 2.5 goals.

For first scorer the favourite is of course Robin van Persie at 4-1 with Paddy Power. Aguero is 13-2 with Stan James for first, 2-1 any and Mario Balotelli 7-1 for Stan James and 2-1 respectively.

There is one game in the SPL and it's a big one for Hibs who tackle Motherwell at home.

Pat Fenlon's men received a massive lift from last week's win at Inverness and following Dunfermline's defeat the Easter Road remain six points off the bottom.

The home side are a biggest 12-5 at William Hill but have won just one out of 16 at Easter Road all season so a 10th draw could be the shout at 5-2 with bet365.

Motherwell are 13-10 favourites at BetVictor but that doesn't look great value on a side that's lost three of their last four.

Leigh Griffiths and Garry O'Connor both scored fine efforts at Inverness and with Motherwell posing a threat from players such as Henrik Ojamaa, Michael Higdon and Jamie Murphy there should be goals.

It was 4-3 when the sides last met at Fir Park and over three goals looks on at 21-20 with bet365.

O'Connor is 13-2 with Ladbrokes to score first and 9-4 with Stan James to grab his 14th of the campaign at any stage.


Man United -1

(4-7, Betfred)

Arsenal v Man City draw

(5-2, BetVictor)

Over 2.5 goals at Hibs

(21-20, bet365)

O'Connor to score

(9-4, Stan James)

Leagues Tipped:
  1. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Ive went quite big on over 2.5 goals at easter road. heres hoping for a 5 each! Gonna stay away from the two epl games – no value on utd and other game too hard to call. Save my money for monday ;)

  2. Chris 12 years ago

    Here are my tips for the real Madrid game:

    Rather than bet on Ronaldo to score 2 goals or more at a best price of 13/10 look at him scoring in both halves at odds of 3/1 with Skybet.

    Finall you could take real Madrid to be winning after 15 mins at 12/5 with Ladbrokes but to be on the safe side take them to be winning after 30 mins which is priced at evs also with Ladbrokes. This represents much better value than real Madrid to win in 90 mins at 1/5 or ht ft at 8/15 with the same firm.

    Good luck everyone

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, like the after 30 minutes one, after 15 could be too soon, and I’ll be all over the handicaps.

  3. Oliver D 12 years ago

    Nice done once again with O’connor! Had him on a single for “to score a goal” at 2,60 and 6 times the money “to score first”
    Keep them coming, brilliant work!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Oliver, thanks for that. O’Connor’s one of those streaky players. Seems to get his goals in sequences so I fancied him after he ended his drought with a well-taken strike at Inverness last week.

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