KevMac previews Saturday's action in England.
Manchester United v Manchester City
OLE GUNNAR Solskjaer will be hoping his superb record in the Manchester derby continues as he looks to ease some of the pressure on him with a win at Old Trafford today.
The Manchester United boss has come under fire again after crashing out of the Champions League with a loss in Leipzig.
Serious questions are being asked about his future and there will be calls for his head if Manchester City inflict another defeat today.
But United bossed the derby last season, winning three of their four clashes in the Premier League and League Cup.
City’s defence just couldn’t cope with the pace of Solskjaer’s attack on the break and he will use the same template for this clash.
It bodes well for goals with two of the four derbies last term seeing over 2.5 strikes.
McBookie have a special on City scoring and winning over 5.5 corners which is well worth a bet at 4/6.
Raheem Sterling ended a six-game scoring drought with a goal against Fulham last weekend and is a decent 9/5 with 888Sport to grab another against United.
Everton v Chelsea
There’s another big clash in the Premier League tonight as Chelsea head to Goodison Park.
Frank Lampard’s men have emerged as genuine title contenders, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insisting the Blues are the favourites.
Everton have gone off the boil after a flying start but still have the players to hurt Chelsea if Lampard’s players are not fully focused.
So I fancy both teams to score here which pays 8/13 at SportNation while over 2.5 appeals at 10/17 with the same firm. Doubling up those bets increases the odds to a more appealing 158/100.
Wolves v Aston Villa
A Midlands derby between Wolves and Aston Villa gets the English action underway and it promises to be a tight game.
Their last three meetings have all ended in a one-goal winning margin and a repeat pays 5/4 with Betway for this one.
Newcastle v West Brom
Today’s other Premier League clash sees West Brom head to Newcastle and it’s not a game that screams excitement.
The Magpies have drawn blanks in two of their last three games while the Baggies have netted just three times in their last eight.
Betting against BTTS is a decent evens at BetVictor while under 2.5 goals is priced 5/7 at SBK.
- City to score and over 5.5 City corners (4/6, McBookie)
- BTTS no in Newcastle v W Brom (evens, BetVictor)
- (3/1, 888Sport)