DID everyone enjoy the Take Zlat show at Wembley last week? Bookies didn't have their Greatest Day.

They were taken to the cleaners as Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted first and last in Man United's EFL Cup Final win against Southampton.

I tipped the super Swede to Shine and insisted it Could be Magic if he netted first.

Big Zlatan's back in the limelight at lunchtime today as Bournemouth visit Old Trafford in the live TV showdown.

It's another United win for me although that's hardly a tip at a best 1-4. Jose Mourinho's men have lost just one in 23 at home while Bournemouth are in freefall after seven defeats in 10.

The last two meetings between the side have finished 3-1 United so consider them -1 at 8-13 with McBookie while another 3-1 pays 11-1 at bet365.

And what about that man Zlatan? I'm on him to score first at 12-5 with Paddy Power but he's no bigger than 8-13 with William Hill to score after netting seven in six outings.

Elsewhere in the Premier League I like West Brom at home to Crystal Palace. The Baggies have won eight and drawn one in nine meetings with teams below them.

Palace edged out shot-shy Middlesbrough last week but have lost six out of eight and West Brom look overpriced at 5-4 with McBookie.

Talking of Boro – they're on a nightmare run with just three goals scored in nine games. No one draws a blank at Palace but they did and that's no goals in three Premier League outings.

Stoke were stunned Spurs last week but Mark Hughes kicked butt at half-time and they didn't concede again after trailing 4-0 at the break.

After a sunshine break to Dubai the players owe Hughes one and are unbeaten in seven at home. Back Stoke at evens with Stan James and risk them at 2-1 with McBookie.

Leicester were back to their best post Claudio Ranieri as they trounced Liverpool 3-1 on Monday.

They face an even bigger game today with relegation rivals Hull the visitors and I wonder if they can reach the same level.

That display will have taken a lot out of players and they proved a point. Leicester will tempt many at 5-6 with McBookie but I prefer over 2.5 match goals at 6-5 with Paddy Power.

If Jamie Vardy gets the same service as he did against Liverpool he'll score again and the England man is 17-10 at Paddy Power.

The big game tonight is Liverpool v Arsenal and while Jurgen Klopp's men were rotten at the King Power we know they're a different animal at home to the top teams.

Liverpool are a little short at 23-20 to win but a bet I like is Sadio Mane to net first at 13-2 with Skybet. He bagged a double in the club's last win against Spurs when a fast start shocked the Londoners and I imagine Klopp will repeat the tactics.

In the Championship I like Fulham at home to QPR while both should score in the big game between Huddersfield and Newcastle. If forced to pick a winner I'd go with the Terriers.

Last Saturday I tipped Bury strongly and on Tuesday picked James Vaughan to score for Lee Clark's men. He netted first and is 7-5 with Ladbrokes to net at home to Gillingham as the ex-Killie boss goes for four wins in a row.

Fleetwood are League One's form side and will leapfrog Scunthorpe into second spot if they win at Glanford Park. They are big at 13-5 with Betfred so consider them draw no bet at 7-5 with bwin.

Bets to Consider

Man Utd -1

Ibrahimovic to score first

West Brom


Mane to score first


Huddersfield v Newcastle btts


Vaughan to score

Fleetwood dnb


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