Manchester City to win both halves vs. United? Alvaro Morata to score first for Chelsea?
Juventus somehow snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against Manchester United meant a midweek loss for the column. The Red Devils face another crunch game this weekend when they head to the Etihad to face champions and Premier League leaders Manchester City.
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Manchester City have smashed 24 goals in just six home Premier League games this season and, despite Manchester United's sensational win over Juventus in midweek, it's seven games without a clean sheet for Jose Mourinho's men and you fear for them defensively against a City side who've hit six goals in each of their last two matches. Pep Guardiola will know a derby win is well overdue -- City have won just two of the last eight Manchester derbies, and not won one at home since 2014 -- and if his side can get out of the blocks quickly they have the players to take this game by the scruff of the neck.
It's even money that City are ahead at half-time and at the end -- having been in front at the break in nine of their 11 games so far this season that looks the way to bet.
The First Goal Flutter
Alvaro Morata has finally found his scoring boots for Chelsea and the Spaniard can help his side on their way by scoring first against Everton on Sunday. Chelsea have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League matches so it's surprising to see them as big as 12/1 to win the title with some bookmakers.
Selection: £2 on Morata to score first at 9/2 with bet365.
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The Tasty Treble
Tottenham (3/4) can maintain their positive momentum by winning at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Spurs have won their last three and Harry Kane will be buzzing after his midweek brace in the Champions League. Arsenal (8/15) look a banker bet against a Wolves side who've now lost three matches on the bounce. The Gunners are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions and improving all the time under Unai Emery. Finally Bournemouth (8/5) are a tempting proposition to beat Newcastle. The Magpies claimed a first win of the season last weekend but rode their luck outrageously at times against Watford and Eddie Howe's side -- who have scored seven goals in their last two away games -- will surely not be so wasteful in front of goal. The treble is paying a shade under 6/1 with bet365.
Selection: £3 on the treble at 5.97/1 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
Thierry Henry took over as Monaco boss last month and has yet to win a game. Indeed the club are without a win since the opening day of the season and face Paris Saint-Germain this Sunday after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat to perennial Champions League whipping boys Club Brugge on Tuesday night. It's clearly not a great time to be mixing it with the Ligue 1 leaders and PSG could run up a cricket score in the Principality.
The Wildcard Tip
Bayern Munich have struggled to find their form this season and could be vulnerable when they head to Borussia Dortmund. You can get 4/1 for Dortmund to win the game with both teams scoring, while adding Spurs to beat Crystal Palace in similar fashion gives us a double with bet365 paying a tempting 16/1.