YOU get the impression almost anything can happen in football after spine-chilling drama in the Champions League.
Ajax and Man United overcame the odds to KO Real Madrid and PSG respectively after losing their home legs.
A double on both to qualify paid around 200-1 and before their injury-time VAR-assisted winner in Paris you could have 300-1 on the Reds to win the Champions League – they are now a best 10-1 with Man City clear favourites at 5-2.
Brendan Rodgers must have been an interested observer as he watched underdogs Ajax show the poor can roll over the rich.
At Celtic he never managed to bridge the financial gap, sufferinh heavy defeats to the likes of PSG and Barcelona. which is one reason he moved to Leicester.
His Foxes reign started with a battling defeat at Watford and he'll be confident of notching his first win at home to second-bottom Fulham today. Leicester are a best 3-4 at Marathonbet against a side that's lost five in a row and manager Claudio Ranieri.
Jamie Vardy netted the first goal of the Rodgers era and is 15-4 at bet365 to hit the opener.
I backed Brighton last week but I'm going against the Seagulls at Crystal Palace in the lunchtime kick-off. Roy Hodgson's side have started to pick up points, although they've been better away, and are nicely priced at 9-10 with Marathonbet.
Newcastle have also run into form and Rafa Benitez's men have climbed six points clear of safety with the help of four home wins in a row.
They are 15-8 at BetVictor to add a fifth against an Everton side who raised their game to draw with neighbours Liverpool last week and have been generally disappointing.
Game of the day could be Southampton v Spurs if the home men play like they did at Old Trafford last weekend.
Saints went down 3-2 to a late Romelu Lukaku strike and deserved a point for their attacking intent.
They face a side whose defeat of Dortmund was a first win in four and while a home win looks big at 17-5 with betfair I'm backing goals. Both to score has landed in five out of six at St Mary's and three of those have gone over 3.5 goals. Back btts and over 2.5 goals at 23-20 with William Hill.
The tea-time kick-off sees Man City entertain Watford and the champs are as usual short at 1-6. They've won all five Premier League meetings at home by at least two and City -1 pays 2-5 at McBookie.
Watford crashed 5-0 at Liverpool in their last away game and could struggle to keep this close.
In the Championship there don't look to be many easy games barring West Brom at home to an Ipswich side almost doomed. They are 3-8 at 188BET.
Sunderland celebrated reaching Wembley for the Checkatrade final in midweek but Jack Ross would much rather be promoted than win a cup. His side are going for five wins in a row at Wycombe and are 53-50 with Marathonbet.
Barnsley should take care of Accrington and Peterborough can win at Bradford.
In League Two best bets are Bury at Stevenage and Mansfield at Port Vale.
- Crystal Palace
- Vardy to score first
- Southampton v Spurs btts & over 2.5
- Man City -1