Barcelona's disappointing 0-0 draw with Real Madrid - the first goalless Clasico since 2002 -- scuppered a midweek 5/1 treble for the column last time out. To the weekend, then, when all eyes will be on north London where Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho faces former club Chelsea in the Premier League.
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Frank Lampard takes his youthful Chelsea side to Tottenham to face his old boss Jose Mourinho this weekend, and it should be tasty. Since taking over, Mourinho has led Spurs to four wins from five Premier League games while Chelsea's form seems to have fallen off a cliff. A top-four finish now looks a realistic possibility for Tottenham after a superb turnaround under Mourinho. Less than a month ago Spurs were 12 points off fourth, but they can move back there with a win this weekend.
The Mourinho factor could be crucial here, with the Portuguese having an exceptional record in home matches against teams he has previously managed. In all competitions, Mourinho has won 12 of his 13 home matches against sides he has previously managed, drawing the other. Spurs have also won three of their last five Premier League fixtures against the Blues, so quotes of 11/8 about a Tottenham win here look appealing.
Selection: £6 on Tottenham to win at 11/8 with bet365
The First Goal Flutter
Marcus Rashford, in scintillating form, and 4/1 to score first against Watford on Sunday. Rashford now has 14 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season, beating his previous record in any previous campaign and we're only in December. He has a great understanding with the fit-again Anthony Martial and, with the pair of them likely to start at Vicarage Road, we fancy Rashford to draw first blood against the Hornets.
The Tasty Treble
Both teams to score at 4/6 looks the bet when Manchester City host Leicester City. It's a huge game this but Pep Guardiola's men look a little short in the betting at 1/3 given their defensive frailties. The Foxes have been superb this season and will be relishing this trip to the Etihad, knowing a win would put clear daylight between themselves and third place. Kevin De Bruyne produced a masterclass last time out against Arsenal however and while we are struggling to predict a result we fancy the goals to flow in Manchester.
As stated we also like Spurs at 11/8 to beat Chelsea. Lampard's Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games against pretty mediocre opposition and the young Blues boss might just be feeling the pressure. Finally add in Everton to beat Arsenal at 11/8. The Toffeemen haves taken four points off Chelsea and Manchester United under interim coach Duncan Ferguson and Goodison should be bouncing with Carlos Ancelotti expected to be confirmed as their new boss next week. Arsenal cannot buy a clean sheet at the minute and look likely to struggle on Merseyside. The treble is paying over 8/1 with bet365.
Selection: £3 on the treble at 8.4/1 with bet365
The Euro Wager
The once mighty AC Milan are struggling and currently sit tenth in Serie A. They were held to a goalless draw by Sassulo last weekend and look up against it on Sunday when the head to Atalanta. This will be the last round of fixtures in Serie A before they begin their winter break and we like the hosts at 5/6 here. Atalanta are sixth in the table and have a solid record at home. They have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, have talisman Duvan Zapata back in training and that feel good factor could help them to another three points this weekend.
Selection: £6 on Atalanta to win at 5/6 with bet365
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