WHOEVER planned the English fixtures this weekend has a lot to answer for.
Imagine knowing the Carabao Cup Final is scheduled for Sunday then scheduling Man United v Liverpool on the same day.
There was a decent chance United or Pool would have been in the Final anyway which would have postponed their league match.
It's difficult to tell which is the bigger game but I suppose a Chelsea v Man City cup final just edges it ahead of a contest that could have a massive bearing on the title race.
City are aiming to complete part one of a quadruple by beating a crisis-hit Blues at Wembley.
It was 6-0 to City at the Etihad a couple of weeks ago and while Mauro Sarri will be fighting for his life I can't seen anything but victory for Pep Guardiola's side.
They are of course massive favourites at 3-5 with Unibet in 90 minutes while Chelsea are as big as 5-1.
Finals are rarely one side but there's a gulf between the sides and I'm backing City -1 at 17-10 with Paddy Power.
Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick in the 6-0 game and I'll be on the Argentine to score first at 37-10 with Unibet and anytime at 16-13 – as I was in midweek.
He'll have competition from Raheem Sterling who is 11-2 and 7-4 at Paddy Power respectively.
Just before the Final kicks off City will know whether neighbours United have given their title hopes a boost by taking something from Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has passed every test as caretaker except the biggest one against PSG in the Champions League.
This is a chance to prove he can beat the best – although Spurs and Chelsea have been beaten away – but if United lose questions will be asked of him.
However, Liverpool haven't been firing on all cylinders with three draws in four and I can see another here. The last four meetings at Old Trafford have saw both on target so hopefully it will be a scoring stalemate at 9-2 with William Hill.
Not much to look at in the Premier League on Saturday although the live lunchtime game sees Spurs travel to Burnley.
Spurs have recovered from a blip to win four in a row and should edge this at 8-11 with McBookie. Son Heung-Min has been in great form in the absence of Harry Kane and is 4-1 at bet365 to break the deadlock.
Newcastle haven't played at home since beating Man City and look a good shout to see off basement boys Huddersfield who have lost 13 out of 14. Rafa Benitez's men are 9-10 at betfair.
In the Championship there are some big games including Norwich v Bristol City and West Brom v Sheffield United.
Leaders Norwich have netted 16 in five and this could be another high scorer. Back Norwich and over 2.5 goals at 21-10 with Ladbrokes.
I tipped ex-Celtic Teemu Pukki to score first last week and he is 11-10 at BetVictor to net again.
Paul Scholes suffered his first defeat as Oldham boss in midweek and faces another at Bury who sit second. The home pays 9-10 at Marathonbet.
- Son (Spurs) to score first 12.30pm
- Bournemouth v Wolves btts
- Aguero (Man City) to score Sun
- Man United v Liverpool draw Sun
- Norwich & over 2.5 goals
- Pukki (Norwich) to score
- Luton Sun
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