MAN CITY look unstoppable just now and even the wily Rafael Benitez may struggle to slow down the juggernaut.
Since beating Liverpool 2-1 they've netted 28 goals in six games and conceded none.
Okay, three were against Burton and Rotherham in cups but Saturday's 5-0 FA Cup win against Burnley proved City are a cut above the rest.
Tonight they travel to a Newcastle side they've taken 46 out of 48 points against and it's why bookies go no bigger than 2-9 with Marathonbet.
That makes value bets hard to find but even if Rafa parks the bus you can see a free-scoring City covering the -2 handicap and that pays 6-4 at McBookie. For accas City -1 is fine at 4-7.
One amazing stat is Benitez's side have won four out of six against top-two teams at St James' so if you see a shock you can have 17-1 at betfair – and I don't think I've seen Newcastle a bigger price than that at home.
If Gabriel Jesus starts I'd take the form man for first scorer but wait for teams before having a punt.
Man United are the team of the moment having notched eight wins in a row under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and should make it nine when Burnley visit.
Arsenal are generally 1-4 at home to a Cardiff side mourning the loss of £15m striker Emiliano Sala. How Neil Warnock's side react to that tragedy is anyone's guess but going with the manager's comments yesterday it seems he and his players are struggling to come to terms with what's happened.
It's a game that's possibly come too early for them and it's against tough opposition too. Can't see anything other than a Gunners win against a side who travel poorly and Arsenal -1 should land at 4-6 with bet365.
I'm not touching Fulham vs Brighton or Huddersfield vs Everton but I fancy Wolves at 11-10 with McBookie to beat a West Ham side shambolic in their 4-2 FA Cup defeat at Wimbledon and who have lost their last two away games 2-0 at Bournemouth and Burnley.
- Man City -2AH
- Man Utd & over 2.5 goals
- Arsenal -1