The Daily Star’s Chief Football writer, Danny Fullbrook, is backing an easy win for United; they are 6/1 (Blue Square) to beat Blackburn 3-0.
Man United v Blackburn, Sat 31st, 12.45, ESPN
Manchester United have won their last 2 games by 5-0 margins and they could make it three in a row against Blackburn Rovers. Ladbrokes chalking 16/1 against another 5-0.
Steve Kean’s side are struggling despite their draw at Anfield and will do well to avoid a spanking. It will be interesting to see if they play Berbatov again, and if they do I have him down as first goalscorer, 7/2 with Betfred, with a 3-0 scoreline (6/1, Blue Square).
West Brom v Everton, Sun 1st, 12.30, Skysports 1
The Sunday games will not be as emphatic with West Brom taking on Everton. The Baggies did brilliantly last time out agaisnt Man City and are on a roll, but they find it difficult to win games. At the same time Everton find it hard to score goals.
Sunderland v Man City, Sun 1st, 15.00, Skysports 1
Also on New Year’s Day is Sunderland against Manchester City. Roberto Mancini will have been stunned by the Baggies’ result and not scoring a goal. They will be on all out attack. The Stadium of Light is a tricky place to go but with City in the mood, they are 8/15 to win (bet365), I don’t think the Black Cats will keep them at bay. I fancy Sergio Aguero to score twice (7/2 first goal, Stan James – 9/2 to net twice, Totesport) in a 2-0 win (6/1, )
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