BETTING PREVIEW: Manchester Comes To A Standstill For The Derby

After wins against Leicester at St James Park followed by away triumphs at Tottenham and Manchester City,Geordie fans have renewed faith in Alan Pardew and his men. They deserved their win in Capital One Cup on Wednesday which surely was a shock to even the most ardent Black and White fan when he saw the makeshift team with 7 changes from Sunday’s outstanding second half comeback against Spurs.

Newcastle are a decent price at 11/4 to make it four in a row against Liverpool who somehow scrapped a place in the last 8 of The Capital One Cup with two late goals against Swansea. I have not been convinced by Liverpool yet and this season’s lack of pace is a problem, Daniel Sturridge is a key player missing and Liverpool need him back quickly, Liverpool might well win at Newcastle on Saturday as they have a great record against The Mags but at Evens are plenty short enough when you can back Newcastle and The Draw at around the same price.

Arsenal should be too strong for Burnley at The Emirates but it is factored in the price at 1/4. Burnley are 11/1 for their first Premier League win of the campaign but I will be suprised if it comes here and think it much more likely to come at Turf Moor even a draw at 5/1 may be beyond The Clarets on Saturday.

If Arsenal are short at 1/4 to beat Burnley then what about Chelsea at 1/6 to beat QPR at Stamford Bridge. This West London Derby is often a feisty affair and may be tougher than the odds suggest, Chelsea unbeaten this season were unlucky not to leave Old Trafford last Sunday with 3 points, whilst QPR followed up their decent display in defeat to Liverpool with three crucial points against Aston Villa at Loftus Road on Monday night where Charlie Austin took his goals superbly. The value play here is Draw half time /Chelsea full time at 11/4 with a 1-0 win for Chelsea available at 13/2. QPR are 16/1 for a huge shock and 13/2 for a suprise point but it is hard to see them stopping Chelsea this weekend.

Everton at 8/11 will be popular to see off Swansea whom return to merseyside after Tuesday’s unlucky loss in Capital One Cup. Swansea started the season really well and look to have stability under Gary Monk whom has recieved some unjust harsh criticism in my opinion but I expect Everton with a rejuvenated Samuel Eto’o to be too strong and claim all 3 points at Goodison Park.

Southampton are on a roll and so is Graziano Pelle whom will be popular at 4/1 to score first against Hull this weekend but surely Hull who are no mugs as last Saturday showed at Anfield are too big at 13/5 for the home win watch out for a big display from Hatem Ben Arfa here.

The Midlands Derby between Leicester and WBA looks overpriced at 12/5 to end all square while West Ham have a decent chance of continuing there fine run by gaining a rare win at Stoke who will really miss the suspended Peter Crouch and look value at 11/5 for the 3 points.

The Manchester Derby should be a thriller on Sunday at 13.30 and City are odds on at 17/20 to bounce back to winning ways after a dreadful week losing to West Ham and Newcastle. Derby games are hard to call with United a big price at 3/1 here I expect goals and like 7/5 on 4 or more, Wayne Rooney is a tempting 8/1 to score first on his first match back after suspension. Ladbrokes are taking a chance in offering a refund of up to 25 pounds if both team score, it should be some game on Sunday.

Aston Villa need 3 points on Sunday nearly as much as QPR did against them on Monday, after a great start to the season the goals have dried up and I fancy a really tight game on Sunday against Spurs whom also cannot afford to lose, 12/5 on a point each here.

Crystal Palace were robbed of 2 points in last week’s draw at West Brom, and must be backed against rocky Sunderland at Selhust Park on Monday night I am really suprised to see they are as big as 23/20 to win this match which concludes the 10th round of Premier League matches this season.

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