LAST week was the first time in ages I felt confident backing Man United – and they came up trumps at Norwich.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men followed up with a Carabao Cup win at Chelsea to make it three wins and a draw in four since returning from the international break.
United's form surge has been sparked by the return of Anthony Martial and the Frenchman and Marcus Rashford are looking a potent threat up front.
At lunchtime they travel to a Bournemouth side who have turned into United pre-break. Eddie Howe's men can't buy a goal and their last three outings have been two 0-0 draws and a 1-0 defeat.
A trip to the Vitality isn't usually welcoming but United should make it four wins in a row there 6-5 with Marathonbet and that's been cut. The Cherries are out to 12-5 at Betfred.
Rashford has netted four in four and is 7-4 at 888sport to score again and 21-4 to make it the first strike.
Scotland star Scott McTominay has been one of United's best performers this season and hit a neat goal against Norwich. He is 8-1 with Paddy Power to net his fourth of the season.
Man City, meanwhile, face Southampton at home for the second time in five days. A weakened side cruised past Southampton 3-1 in the Carabao Cup so you'd expect a stronger line-up to score more.
According to betfair, since the start of last season Pep Guardiola's men have won all 11 home games against teams in the bottom eight by an aggregate of 44-4.
Saints' minds will still be fragile after conceding nine to Leicester and you have to fancy City to win by at least four.
City -3 pays 8-5 at Paddy Power and for the ambitious City -4 is 7-2.
Leaders Liverpool are no bigger than 2-5 at Marathonbet for their trip to Aston Villa and you could see why.
They've won 13 in a row against promoted sides and lost one out of 18 at Villa Park.
That said it's unlikely to be easy with the Reds scraping a few victories recently and Villa posing a goal threat. Best bet could be Liverpool and both to score at 33-20 with Coral.
In the Championship I'm on Derby to make it four home wins in a row against struggling Middesbrough and Leeds should beat QPR in a game with plenty of goals – Rangers' last four have produced 20.
- Man United
- Rashford to score first
- Man City -3
- Liverpool & btts
- Leeds & over 2.5 goals
- Sunderland -1