Live on Skysports 1: Sun 13.30 & 16.00: Man United travel to Chelsea and are 23/10 (Betdaq) to grab a point and keep their unbeaten record.
Manchester United’s narrow victory over Arsenal took them two points clear at the top of the Premiership having played a game less than their rivals and as a result Sir Alex Ferguson’s men head to champions Chelsea as Stan James’ 6/4 favourites to wrest the title from their opponents.
Those odds notwithstanding, bookies actually fancy the Blues to be the first team to defeat United in the league, Paddy Power chalking Carlo Ancelotti’s side up at 6/5 to collect all three points and bet365 posting 13/5 against a victory for the leaders. However, it’s hard to recommend Chelsea with any conviction given that they have managed just one league win in seven and on that basis, United look worth considering at 7/10 with to retain their unbeaten record.
Furthermore, as Fergie’s charges have drawn six out of seven on the road, Betdaq’s 23/10 for the spoils to be shared at Stamford Bridge, catches the eye, especially as the hosts have registered three successive stalemates themselves. That trio of fixtures have finished one-apiece, a scoreline that at 11/2 courtesy of 888Sport shouldn’t be discounted here and draw-fanciers might also contemplate Totesport’s 4/1 for both halves to end all-square.
In attack meanwhile, Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney fluffed their lines from the penalty spot last time out but they’re both just 11/2, with Coral and Betfred respectively, to make amends by breaking the deadlock here.
In Sunday’s early game, Wolves might warrant a modest speculation at 5/2 (Partybets) to battle their way to a point at the Hawthorns, where they face West Brom.
At Bloomfield Road, expect goals galore as Blackpool take on Spurs. The contest is just 8/15 at Betdaq to produce three or more but William Hill price a goal tally higher than 3.5 at 5/4 and Tottenham, Stan James’ 7/10 favourites, are 12/1 (Betfred) to run out 3-1 winners.
On Monday, Man City (8/11, ), with or without Carlos Tevez, should have too much for misfiring Everton at Eastlands, where Betfred post 6/1 against Roberto Mancini’s troops grabbing the only goal.