Arsenal vs. Manchester United to be cagey, Rooney to score again
Manchester City's failure to keep a clean sheet against Southampton in midweek cost us, but the Premier League action continues thick and fast this weekend with Manchester United's trip to Arsenal among the highlights.
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The Home Banker
Two of the most successful teams of the Premier League era lock horns on Saturday evening, but fans tuning in hoping to see a goalfest could be disappointed. Jose Mourinho's United have come in for plenty of criticism for the way they have set up in high profile games against Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham already this season, while Arsenal have laboured in a few games themselves this term. This fixture finished 2-0 to Arsenal last season and the call here again could be under 2.5 goals at a shade under even money.
The Tasty Treble
The draw looks a big runner at 11/4 when Watford host Tottenham on Saturday. Spurs may be flying in Europe but they've really lost their way domestically and look set to lose further ground in the title race when they go to Vicarage Road. The Hornets have beaten Arsenal and drawn with Liverpool at home this season and can give Spurs a genuine argument here. Elsewhere, Everton (4/6) can build on that big midweek win over West Ham by seeing off Huddersfield at home. The Terriers have now failed to score in six Premier League away games. Finally take Liverpool at 1/2 to win at Brighton in a treble that is paying better than 8/1.
The Euro Wager
Friday's clash between Napoli and Juventus is huge and punters won't go far wrong backing goals. In four league and cup meetings last term both teams scored on each occasion so bet365's 6/5 quote that both teams find the net and there are over 2.5 goals in the match looks appealing.
The Wildcard Tip
Real Madrid's recent form has been very erratic, shipping two in last weekend's win over Malaga while also losing 2-1 at Girona in October. They look very short at 4/9 to win away to Athletic Bilbao, a side who can never be written off at home. The Basques are not enjoying a vintage season themselves but have the players to cause a shock here. Inaki Williams is a bright young talent who has scored in each of his last two starts and he can help heap further misery on Los Blancos, who are losing touch in the La Liga title race.
The Bookie Basher
Wayne Rooney bagged a fine hat trick for Everton in midweek as they walloped West Ham 4-0. That's eight Premier League goals so far for Rooney, not a bad return for a player supposedly past his best. He's a 9/2 chance to score first against Huddersfield and his confidence will be sky high. Doubling Rooney with Jamie Vardy to find the net first against Burnley pays 21/1 and looks worth tickling under the circumstances.