Tottenham's defeat at Old Trafford cost us a winning night on Wednesday, though we did tip a 7/4 winner in the Merseyside derby. The Premier League action continues this weekend and all eyes will be on Saturday's Manchester derby.
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Manchester City face Manchester United in a huge derby game this weekend with Pep Guardiola's men keen to keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table. The Citizens ran out 4-1 winners over Burnley on Tuesday while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a satisfying win over former boss Jose Mourinho as United beat Tottenham 2-1 on Wednesday evening.
The Red Devils were good value for that victory over Spurs and are up to sixth in the table as a result. However, they look up against it this weekend having taken just six points from the seven Premier League games they've played away from Old Trafford so far. City know they simply cannot afford to lose further ground in the title race and the bookies make them warm 4/11 favourites here for the win.
One man who could throw a spanner in the works is Marcus Rashford. The England star now has 12 goals in 13 games for club and country this season, and his nine Premier League goals leave him just one short of his previous best. With Rashford up top, the Red Devils will always be dangerous but the pick here is for Guardiola's men to win a game that should feature a few goals.
The First Goal Flutter
Tammy Abraham got back among the goals as Chelsea beat Aston Villa in midweek and he looks a fair price at 100/30 to score first on Saturday against crisis club Everton. The young England striker is proving indispensable to Frank Lampard this season and now has 11 goals in 14 appearances for the Blues. He will travel to Goodison looking to add to that tally against an Everton side who are leaking goals and bereft of confidence.
The Tasty Treble
After seven straight wins, Leicester City look a great bet at 3/4 to beat an Aston Villa side struggling at the wrong end of the table. The Foxes have conceded only one goal in their last five games and going forward they've been a breath of fresh air at times this season.
Elsewhere, Chelsea look a sound bet at evens to see off Everton. Marco Silva is widely expected to be sacked as Toffees boss after his side's 5-2 defeat to Liverpool in midweek left them in the Premier League's relegation zone. Everton have lost nine of first 15 games of the season which is a shambolic return given the money they spent in the summer.
Finally, add in Sheffield United at 11/8 to win at Norwich. The Blades are still unbeaten away from home and look a tempting price at odds against to see off a misfiring Canaries at Carrow Road. The treble is paying over 7/1 with bet365 and looks interesting.
Selection: £3 on the treble at 7.31/1 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
The Old Firm do battle in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday with Celtic out to continue their domestic dominance. With both teams also battling it out at the top of the SPFL, this is a hugely significant game but it's interesting to note that the odds compilers have Rangers as bigger than 2/1 outsiders here.
Historically, Rangers have enjoyed more success in this competition (27 League Cup wins against 18 for Celtic) and the Ibrox outfit look to have unearthed another gem in Alfredo Morelos. The Gers have been excellent on their travels this season (just one defeat in 17 away matches so far) and they look the value pick at 11/5 to win in 90 minutes.
Selection: £2.50 on Rangers to win at 11/5 with bet365.