I'VE flagged up some short-priced favourites in the Scottish Cup and down south there's a trio of favourites I can't back against this weekend.
The race for the Premier League title remains red-hot with Liverpool still four clear of Man City and that position shouldn't change.
Liverpool entertain Crystal Palace while City travel to managerless Huddersfield. Add Man United at home to Brighton for a treble that pays 9-10 at Unibet.
That's a similar price to the Scottish Cup fivefold I'm on and it's not to everyone's liking.
So again if you prefer take the big guns on the -1 handicap for a treble that pays a much more appealing 33-10 with Ladbrokes. Some stats to allay the fears of anyone who says a 9-10 treble is asking for trouble.
Liverpool's only defeat of the season was to Man City away and at home they been sublime, winning nine and drawing one with a goals difference of 27-3.
Jurgen Klopp's men have been defensive beasts this season and at home their average result is close to 3-0.
Palace won three in a row at Anfield before losing last season and that's a slight worry – they also beat Man City at the Etihad but since their only win in five was at Wolves.
City can't afford to lose ground and could run up a big score on Sunday against a side whose boss David Wagner quit citing fatigue. Probably tired of losing with the Terriers rock bottom and eight points adrift of safety. It was 6-1 at the Etihad in August and City -1 pays 9-20 at Betway.
United's run of form to continue
A few weeks ago Man United were a massive price to reach the top four but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's turned things around and the dream is back on after six wins out of six.
The Norwegian passed a big test by winning at Spurs last week and should make it a magnificent seven when Brighton visit a now buoyant Old Trafford. United -1 tempts at 20-23 with boylesports with Solskjaer's men winning five by more than one before beating Spurs 1-0.
United are level with Arsenal and six points behind Chelsea and seven off Spurs who will be without Harry Kane until March and that's a massive blow – especially with Son Heung-Min at the Asian Cup.
Paddy Power's 21-10 on United to finish top four looks much more appealing than the 1-3 on offer for Chelsea and Spurs with Arsenal written off at 7-1 with 188BET.
Goals at The Emirates
Solskjaer will be hoping for a Gunners win or draw when Arsenal and Chelsea clash at teatime at the Emirates.
He might well get a draw with four of the last nine ending in stalemate. Not easy to split this pair but I like both to score at 4-7 with bet365 with the previous four in north London going that way.
Nothing much else stands out in the Premier League although I expect Watford to beat Burnley but I want a bigger price than 4-6.
Lower League Round-up
In the Championship it's Tony Mowbray v Paul Lambert as Blackburn welcome Ipswich. Mogga made enough changes against Newcastle in the FA Cup in midweek to suggest his focus is on the league so take the home at 4-5 with McBookie.
Leeds are four points clear at the top and should win at Stoke who lost last week with Nathan Jones in charge for the first time. The Elland Road men must spy another win and are 6-4 at Sky Bet.
In League One best bets are Charlton at 23-25 with Marathonbet at home to Accrington.
Lincoln at home to Grimsby early on and MK Dons at home to Crewe look best bets in League Two.
- Liverpool/Man Utd/Man City
- MK Dons