The return of the Premier League couldn’t be back with a bigger bang; a clash between champions Manchester City and the only club to have halted their relentless march to top flight silverware in recent years, Liverpool.

The two giants meet at the Etihad in a lunchtime kick-off and the outcome could have a big bearing on the destination of the title.

A win for City would take them four points clear and seemingly destined to make it six titles in seven years. A Liverpool victory would not only offer hope to themselves but Arsenal and Spurs who are still within touching distance of the champions.

But the Reds have won just one of their past 14 Premier League trips to City (D5 L8) and travel to Manchester aiming to end City’s run of 23 wins at home so the odds are stacked against them at 16/5 to win. City are 8/11 but there looks better bets on today’s card.

Newcastle’s home form has been pretty solid, only Liverpool have won there in the league thanks to two late goals by Darwin Núñez. They’ve also beaten Man City in the League Cup and PSG in the Champions League at St James’ Park so probably should be shorter than 31/20 to win against Chelsea today.

The Blues have been improving and have won more points on the road than at Stamford Bridge but Newcastle look the value at those odds.

Sheffield United v Bournemouth isn’t a match that stands out but there could be goals at Bramall Lane. 83% of Sheff Utd home matches have seen Over 2.5 goals, while all of Bournemouth’s away matches have gone Over 2.5. It’s 4/5 for three or more today.

Southampton are the form team in the Championship and visit fourth-bottom Huddersfield who have won one point in 12. The Terriers have been struggling for goals, scoring once in their last four outings so the away win looks good for accas at 7/10 as does the 8/11 on two or more Saints goals.

Double that up with another 8/11 shot, Norwich to score two at home to struggling QPR. The Canaries got back to winning ways with a morale-boosting win at Cardiff and can pile more misery on Rangers. The double pays just short of 2/1.

League Two has been good to us for goals this season where matches are averaging three per game.

Pick of the bunch for Over 2.5 Goals looks to be Crewe v Doncaster and Newport v Stockport.

Derek Adams has returned to Ross County for a third time hoping to repeat the kind of success during his previous stints. He could get off to a flier thanks to Kilmarnock being the visitors. Killie have picked up just two points from six away games and had an abysmal away record last season. The Staggies look overpriced at 21/10 to win and 9/5 to score two or more.

St Mirren can get things back on track with a win over Livingston. Livi have suffered five straight defeats, failing to score in the last four. Just one goal in their last nine have come from open play so the problems for David Martindale are obvious.

The Buddies may have won just one in six themselves but two of those were against Celtic and Rangers so will feel they’re due a win and can secure all three points at 8/11.

In the Scottish Cup Partick Thistle can continue to have the upper hand in Glasgow Derbies this season. They host Queen’s Park at Firhill and are 7/10 to win. Goals have been a feature of Thistle matches so take the Jags to score two or more en route to the fourth round.

Gambla Podcasts

Tune in to this weekend's Gambla Podcast with tips from Scotland with Greg Browning, the penultimate weekend in the Eliteserien in the Norway Podcast and Gerry Taylor's best bets for the weekend.

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Super Singles

  • Newcastle to win 31/20
  • Ross County to score Over 1.5 Goals 9/5

Over 2.5 Goals Treble

  • Sheff Utd v Bournemouth
  • Crewe v Doncaster
  • Newport v Stockport
  • Treble pays 9/2 Bet365

Championship Double

  • Southampton & Norwich to score Over 1.5 Goals 2/1 Bet365

Scottish Double

  • St Mirren to win & Over 1.5 Goals for Partick Thistle 17/10 Bet365

Racing Tips

Hold That Taught was a 6/1 winner for Rizzel on Friday, he has three fancies for Saturday's racing with two at Ascot and the other at Haydock.

As always, post your tips for today in the comments section below.

47 Comments
  1. HullShaker 3 months ago

    Morning gents,

    1-1 at h/t boded well for goals last night but neither Rotherham or Leeds added to the tally to down my picks 👎

    Early bird for me in Oz before the big EPL lunchtime KO…

    SYDNEY VS. WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
    (8.00pm)

    SYDNEY FC OVER 5.5 TEAM CORNERS
    (8/11, bet365) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    OVER 12.5 MATCH CORNERS
    (7/4, bet365) ⭐️⭐️

    WSW TO MISS A PENALTY
    (16/1, bet365) ⭐️

    Best of luck today!

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  2. Geezer 3 months ago

    Arsenal to win @7/10.

    Its a must win for the Gunners.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

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  3. Geezer 3 months ago

    I think City will win today, Liverpools form has been hit and miss this season. Klopp lost his mind many years ago and most would say he can’t string 2 words togetter Nevermind a season defining victory in Manchester. His transfer activity has lost all its focus and there seems to be weakness in his squad and starting 11 now that Liverpool 3 worldies can’t compensate for. The man’s an idiot, you only have to watch him on the TV to see that.

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    • jolo210 3 months ago

      Geezer If you think he is an idiot I would have him any day over pep and man shitty who have to be at least dropped to the championship for all their financial crap they have done over the years if what has happened to Everton the start of things to come they must go after Chelski but as always Sky and Man shitty will never let it happen it will drag on for ages I respect your opinion but I don’t have to like it Sky BT sport have ruined football to its core it’s time the fans turned on them and stop subscribing let’s have a level playing field and see who wins the league have a great day bashing the bookies

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  4. audioban 3 months ago

    Win acca insured boylesports 6/1

    Southampton
    Wrexham
    Stockport
    Bolton
    Athletico Madrid

    Bol

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  5. Here2Win79 3 months ago

    Basketball tips from last night:
    Pacers -7.5 ✅
    Pelicans +5 ✅
    Timberwolves -4 ❌
    The Pacers almost made me look an idiot with their awful rebounding before they pulled away in the last quarter to cover the above and my alternate spread bet of -11, whilst the Pelicans – as I predicted- didn’t even need the extra five. Sadly the Wolves got defanged to blow my accas.

    Overall record last night for ref on any future basketball recs I make:
    Pre game handicap 5/7
    Pre game match line 2/2 (not impressive, long negative odds, for accas only)
    Pre game total points 1/1
    Pre game Players props 4/11 (terrible after being 5/5 last time, need to not spread the net so wide)

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  6. cockerspaniel 3 months ago

    No joy with my pen at Rotherham last night LOSER

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  7. Deano86 3 months ago

    Lucerne 🇨🇭
    Twente 🇳🇱

    Over 3.5 mgs double 4.25/1 ,

    Goodluck everyone today with bets 👍

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    • Deano86 3 months ago

      Arghhhh goal short in Twente/PSV game ❌️

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  8. goalden oldie 3 months ago

    Today’s bet
    England championship
    Preston v Cardiff
    Both teams to score
    Ladbrokes. Evens
    NAP

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  9. HullShaker 3 months ago

    Ended up with 17 corners in Oz so could’ve gone bigger! Happy with those though but low stakes stuff 😀

    Onto the big one and I agree with Macca’s post the other night, can see goals and a 90 minute stalemate…the only thing putting me off is the dreaded lunchtime KO curse…

    MAN CITY VS. LIVERPOOL (12.30pm)

    OVER 3.5 GOALS
    (6/5, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    RODRI CARDED
    (3/1, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️

    FULL TIME SCORE = 2-2
    (12/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets 👍

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  10. maccathered 3 months ago

    Brentford v Arsenal
    Newcastle v Chelsea
    Man City v Liverpool
    Btts treble at 3.87/1 b365

    All 3 games to be draws at 55.7/1 longshot
    Best of luck for today

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  11. Alves 3 months ago

    Salah SOT – EVENS WH
    Rodri foul – EVENS Betfair
    Haaland to score or assist – EVENS 365

    Tsimikas, Dias & VVD cards – 34/1+ PP free BB

    BTTS & 8+ corners – EVENS+ BetUK – £10 & £5 free bets to use once settled

    Hopefully this game doesn’t disappoint…

    Also got free fiver wi Ladbrokes on an awfy longshot in Scotland, 2 gls up 4fold…pays £240

    HEARTS v St Johnstone
    FALKIRK v Formartine
    BROXBURN v Buckie Thistle
    Morton v BO”NESS

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  12. MrBigChug 3 months ago

    VAN DIJK 1+ FOUL 7/5 PP

    VAN DIJK/RODRI 1+ FOUL EACH EACH HALF 38/1 PP

    • MrBigChug 3 months ago

      👎👎

      1
  13. mint 3 months ago

    Afternoon,

    Man City v Liverpool k.o 12.30

    Bernardo Silva Booking in 90mins.

    Skybet 7/2 Goodluck.

    Mint… #YNWA

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    • HullShaker 3 months ago

      Mint – mint 😀

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    • mint 3 months ago

      Afternoon,

      Man City v Liverpool k.o 12.30

      Bernardo Silva Booking in 90mins.

      Skybet 7/2 Goodluck.

      Mint… 😉 Won 89th Min! 👌

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  14. Alves 3 months ago

    2+ gls 6fold insured wi Ladbrokes – 4/1

    Luton v Palace
    Newcastle c Chelsea
    Notts Forest v Brighton
    Cheltenham v Oxford
    Derby v Bristol Rovers
    Newport v Stockport

    Mixed acca insured wi PP – 16/1+

    Chesterfield to score 2+
    Notts Forest v Brighton – GIBH
    Shef Utd v Bournemouth – 3+ corners & 1+ cards each team
    Newport v Stockport – GIBH
    Wrexham v Morecambe – GIBH
    Arsenal to score & take 5+ corners
    Twente v PSV – 9+ corners
    Atletico Madrid v Mallorca – 2+ gls

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  15. Chochko0 3 months ago

    Salah SOT, WH banking today. Full of crap….

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  16. HullShaker 3 months ago

    Lunchtime curse again 🫠

    90 minute draw but no joy on my picks – good luck Macca…there’s the first one in!

    • maccathered 3 months ago

      Had a good stake on the draw hull, both teams were pretty flat hardly surprising after an international break.

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    • HullShaker 3 months ago

      Intense first half but faded away – perfect for the draw backers 😂

      Good luck pal – think the Ipswich v Baggies could be stalemate too later

  17. maccathered 3 months ago

    Trent man of the match. What a goal from the right back.

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    • mint 3 months ago

      Maccathered,

      Excellent Strike both goals to be fair.

      Hope all is well.

      Mint…

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  18. whaler 3 months ago

    Bolton v Exeter

    The form team in the division at home to a side with arguably the worst form in the EFL right now. As an Exeter fan I can honestly say I’ve never been more sure of a home banker in this game.. We’re horrendous and Bolton should be 1/4 in my opinion…

    However.. Cheick Diabate (centre back) was tried as a centre forward in the EFL trophy game against Swindon mid week and I believe he’s starting up front again today. @skybet have him priced as 28/1 to score anytime.. Got to be worth a punt!

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    • HullShaker 3 months ago

      Nice heads up Whaler – good luck 👍

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    • MrBigChug 3 months ago

      What a find biggest price ever for someone starting up top by a long long way

      1
  19. cockerspaniel 3 months ago

    Over 1 corner 1st 15 min in the games
    Dundee v Hibs
    Hearts v St Johnstone
    St Mirren v Livi
    Ross County v KIlmarnock
    17/1 Hills

    • cockerspaniel 3 months ago

      Close but not close enough LOSER

  20. HullShaker 3 months ago

    IPSWICH VS. WEST BROM (5.00pm)

    Going for a Hail Mary Betbuilder here…

    90 MINUTE RESULT = DRAW
    BROADHEAD TO SCORE
    HARNESS BOOKED
    (40/1, bet365) ⭐️

    Good luck!

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  21. cockerspaniel 3 months ago

    Corner 1st 10 min in each of the 5 SPL 3pm KO 7/1 Bet365

    • cockerspaniel 3 months ago

      Not to be LOSER

      1
  22. Hayzy1987 3 months ago

    Finally bit of luck had £2 on one of sky bet specials @ 75/1 had BTTS Trippier, Joe Linton and Reece James to be carded happy days 😁 sorry guys wish I’d of posted it but it was a last min thing I only went on to back a tip off here Cheick Diabate ATGS

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  23. fadge 1963 3 months ago

    Anyone experiencing problems with paddy Power

    2
    • Here2Win79 3 months ago

      Yeah I cant get live bets on any games at the moment

  24. Baggy6870 3 months ago

    GERMAN BUNDESLIGA
    E Frankfurt v Stuttgart. 17.30
    E Frankfurt goal before 52 mins.. 5/6 NAP
    🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
    Over 3.5 Match Goals.. 2/1 NB
    🔸🔸🔸
    BET365…. Good Luck…. 🤞

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  25. Alves 3 months ago

    2 out 4 for the specials in the early KO so damage done.

    4/1 gls 6fold winner at Ladbrokes plus longshot 16/1+ mixed 8fold rolls onto last 3 legs.

    Free fiver wi BetUK – 24/1

    Ajer & Zinchenko to be carded

  26. elvis parsley 3 months ago

    Marathón v Lobos UPNFM
    21:00
    Honduran Liga Nacional 🇭🇳

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 10-11 (most bookies got this price). NAP/NB **** double stake **

    Marathon going well and should beat lowly Lobos.
    This fixture has a glorious BTTS history though so hopefully marathon win with BTTS.

    ** The last 10 head to head seen BTTS.

    18 of 22 total historical head to head seen BTTS.

    *** All 10 head to head at this venue since 2018 seen BTTS.

    Reverse fixture in September
    Lobos 1 marathon 3.

    Lobos score away to leaders Olimpia in their last away game and have scored in 15 of their last 17 games.

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  27. HullShaker 3 months ago

    Early Night Owl 🇧🇷

    ABC VS. VILLA NOVA (8.00pm)

    Great odds on away goals here – think Villa Nova could blitz their hosts…

    VILLA NOVA OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS
    (8/11, bet36) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    VILLA NOVA OVER 2.5 TEAM GOALS
    (12/5, bet365) ⭐️⭐️

    VILLA NOVA OVER 4.5 TEAM GOALS
    (19/2, bet36) ⭐️

    Good luck!

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    • elvis parsley 3 months ago

      They should score 2+. hully

      It’s the last game of the season and vile nova are one of many teams vying for a top 4 promotion slot, a win and vile nova should be promoted unless athletico go win by 3 more goals than vile nova do, simples 😮
      while the home team were doomed long ago to relegation.

      Should be easy as ABC as the Jackson’s once sang, shit song though, sounds like a musical youth song if you remember them.

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  28. Here2Win79 3 months ago

    OK I currently can’t bet due to the Paddy issue, so in the spirit of “here’s what I would have done” my basketball picks are:
    76ers to beat okc moneyline (no handicap) – this game is judged bang on 50/50 based on the odds I saw earlier so this is a punt on Embiid back from injury tonight and feasting
    Heat +6 v Nets. Heat gave up a big lead last night, tonight I think they get ahead and stay there and I like the 6 point cushion the bookies are giving us on top
    Hawks v Wizards, handicap is set at 8.5 which is how many the Hawks beat them by earlier in the season. I think Wizards are stronger now than they were then but I don’t trust them enough to beat the spread, and they could just as easily lose this by 20 the way they are playing final quarters. Avoiding.
    Lakers v Cavs – fitness issues with the Lakers that often miraculously disappear half an hour before the game. Avoiding
    Pelicans -2.5 v the Jazz. I like the Pels and they’ve won 5 of their last 6 but they played last night and I haven’t seen the Jazz this season. I’d back the Pels but wouldn’t advise you to follow.
    Mavs -2 v Clippers. Nom nom nom. Clippers played last night, Mavs didn’t, back the Mavs but be prepared to wait for the Clippers’ old legs to seize up in the final quarter
    So if you think I’m the sort of unlucky **** who would have all his picks come through on a night he couldn’t bet, follow the above 😂

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  29. newts68 3 months ago

    Al 10 Brazilian B games 20:00 ko over 1.5mgls
    Just under 15/1 Skybet

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  30. Deano86 3 months ago

    Banfield
    Platense
    Union Santa Fe
    Velez Sarsfield

    Argentinian 4 fold all 4 games o1.5 mgs 3.79/1 ,

    Goodluck and well done any winners today 👍

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    • Deano86 3 months ago

      Think il leave Argentina in future for goal bets lol knew it wasn’t great for goals but thought I’d have a small punt 👎

  31. Jack1 3 months ago

    Tonight’s boxing tip….

    Chantelle Cameron v Katie Taylor.

    There’s no doubt that Katie Taylor’s on the wane….. or so speak, and she is the underdog tonight for her rematch with Chantelle Cameron…. however…. I do think that Katie will have learnt a lot from the defeat in May and will be more savvy tonight.

    This one should go the distance, and Katie Taylor is around 15/8 to win on points.

    GL All 🤞

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  32. Hayzy1987 3 months ago

    Had villa Nova over 1 cheers HullShaker

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