IT'S difficult to forget Paolo di Canio's sliding celebration as his Sunderland side won 3-0 at St James's Park last season.

It's Sunderland who are on the slide now and I can see Newcastle wreaking revenge in today's big derby.

Gus Poyet has replaced Di Canio but didn’t exactly make the ideal start to life as his side crashed to a 4-0 reverse at Swansea last weekend.

Despite home advantage Sunderland will kick off as slight outsiders at 19-10 with BetVictor while Newcastle are inviting at 13-8 with bet365.

I've been impressed with Newcastle in recent games and they did well to draw with Liverpool last week with 10 men. Yohan Cabaye's made a hug difference since resolving his dispute and is x-x to net at anytime.

The big game in England is of course Chelsea v Man City and it's difficult to split the two title challengers. City have only won there once in six seasons though and there are questions marks over their away form but wins at CSKA Moscow and West Ham have eased those fears.

Chelsea have won their last four and netted 14 goals and while I'm tempted by the draw if I had to pick a winner it would be the Blues.

Ladbrokes13-4 for Chelsea to win by one is worth a look and I reckon Jose Mourinho will just get the better of his old La Liga rival Manuel Pellegrini.

Both teams are likely to score and that pays 8-13 at BetVictor. City's last five have seen both on target and Chelsea conceded in their only recent home outing against Cardiff.

Europa League campaigners Spurs and Swansea are also in action against Hull and West Ham respectively.

Spurs should win but Hull deserve respect for their displays so far. Andre Villas-Boas has been quite clever with his use of Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe and I'll be on the rested Spaniard to hit the opener at 9-2 with bet365.

Swansea blew it late on against Kuban and with the Hammers having won 3-0 at White Hart Lane I'm slightly put off the home win even though it's likely – it's just a bit short at 4-5 with William Hill.

So how about this for a left-field tip. Ex-Man Utd kid Ravel Morrison impressed at Spurs and his pace could test the Swansea defence. Try him at 5-1 with BetVictor to net at anytime.

Recommended Bets

Newcastle (1.30pm)
(13-8, bet365)

Cabaye to score
(9-2, bet365)

Chelsea to win by one (4pm)
(13-4, Ladbrokes)

Soldado to score first (4pm)
(9-2, bet365)

Morrison to score (4pm)
(5-1, BetVictor)

  1. John 7 years ago

    The big downside to betting on Soldado is the Spurs midfield don’t give him the ball, my money would be on the likes of Townsend, Sigurdsson or even Eriksen,

  2. Nsubuga Stephen 7 years ago

    Please am requesting you to send for me expected teams on my email!

    • Mr Fixit 7 years ago

      Stephen, you’ll see all the tips here, not by email.

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