We’re expecting a tight Manchester derby but more goals at Anfield when Liverpool clash with Leicester
A Manchester derby at Old Trafford conjures memories of a Michael Owen injury-time winner, a Wayne Rooney bicycle kick and a Mario Balotelli t-shirt. What delights await us on Saturday?
Manchester United v Manchester City 12:30
Sergio Aguero is missing for City although Pep Guardiola will send out a team to win the derby. Kelechi Iheanacho could lead the line, with a rejuvenated Raheem Sterling looking to grill a jet-lagged Antonio Valencia.
However, United are a rugged defensive outfit who will look to squeeze their arch-rivals and they have the weapons and home support to edge this encounter. Zlatan doesn’t do international football any longer and perhaps his freshness could be telling.
CORRECT SCORE: Manchester United 1 Manchester City 0
BETTING TIP: Manchester United to win @ 13/10 with bet365
Arsenal v Southampton 15:00
The Gunners are getting into gear, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez ripping Watford apart a fortnight ago. Laurent Koscielny also makes Arsenal solid at the back and we can see a routine win for the London side here.
CORRECT SCORE: Arsenal 2 Southampton 0
BETTING TIP: Arsenal win to nil @ 7/4 with Ladbrokes
Bournemouth v West Brom 15:00
Tricky one to call. Jack Wilshere might have signed for Bournemouth but you have to question why Arsenal have released him on loan if he’s really all that. You know what you’ll get from the Baggies who already have two clean sheets this term.
CORRECT SCORE: Bournemouth 1 West Brom 1
BETTING TIP: Draw @ 12/5 with Betfred
Burnley v Hull 15:00
A dour affair expected at Turf Moor between two teams expected to scrap against relegation. At the prices, you have to fancy a Tigers team who have already beaten Leicester and Swansea, while they were unlucky not to draw with Man United.
CORRECT SCORE: Burnley 0 Hull City 2
BETTING TIPS: Hull 13/10 Draw No Bet with Betfred
Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace 15:00
Christian Benteke has ridden into Selhurst Park like a knight in shining armour, although the Belgian can’t be expected to score bucketloads and Middlesbrough have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the campaign.
Aitor Karanka’s side are strong defensively and we’re expecting a low-scoring affair at the Riverside.
CORRECT SCORE: Middlesbrough 1 Crystal Palace 1
BETTING TIP: Draw @ 21/10 with bet365
Stoke v Tottenham 15:00
Wilfried Bony has arrived at the Britannia although the Ivorian is short of match fitness and Stoke have started the campaign badly. Mauricio Pochettino’s side won this fixture 4-0 last season and Moussa Sissoko can add energy to a team needing more goals.
CORRECT SCORE: Stoke 0 Tottenham 2
BETTING TIP: Draw HT Tottenham FT @ 4/1 with BetVictor
West Ham v Watford 15:00
Dimitri Payet is set to return for the Hammers and the Frenchman could swing a tight game in favour of Slaven Bilic’s team. Watford have looked good in attack but six goals conceded in three games tells its own story.
CORRECT SCORE: West Ham 3 Watford 1
BETTING TIPS: West Ham win and BTTS @ 13/4 with Coral
Liverpool v Leicester 17:30
A tasty fixture to finish off Saturday’s programme and Liverpool are way too skinny for success. This is especially after an international break and against a Leicester side who have spent big this summer. Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani can help the Foxes to a “surprise” victory here.
CORRECT SCORE: Liverpool 2 Leicester City 3
BETTING TIPS: Leicester +1 @ 13/10 with bet365
All odds were correct at time of posting.