Buoyed by their derby success over rivals City, Manchester United are a banker at 2/9 (Ladbrokes) to get the better of struggling Sunderland, whose lack of goals lends appeal to both Skybet’s even money marked against a win ‘to nil’ for the hosts and bet365’s 6/1 for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to notch twice without reply at Old Trafford.
The race for fourth took another twist on Sunday, as Everton struck twice in injury-time to convert a potential defeat into a victory against Tottenham. However, Spurs should bounce back on Sunday by getting the better of Swansea at White Hart Lane, a result bet365 quote at 8/13. For their part, the Toffees are a 6/4 chance via Ladbrokes to follow up that triumph over Andre Villas-Boas’ men by beating Stoke but the Potters are unbeaten on their own patch, where they don’t concede many and Stan James’ 9/4 marked against it finishing all square is arguably the best bet at the Britannia Stadium.
Liverpool look to be heading in the right direction having picked up back-to-back victories and the Reds are 2/5 (Ladbrokes) to continue their upward trajectory by making it three-in-a-row against Aston Villa, although Brendan Rodgers’ team may have to ‘settle’ for a 1-0 success, available at 13/2 courtesy of William Hill. Alternatively,
West Brom’s tremendous start to the campaign has been hit by a run of three consecutive defeats but the Baggies should be backed at 21/20 (Paddy Power) to stop the rot as they face West Ham. William Hill meanwhile, price Arsenal at 4/6 to see off Reading on Monday. Finally, at the bottom, winless QPR are 12/5 with Stan James for a fourth draw on the spin as they entertain Fulham and at Carrow Road BetVictor rate in-form Norwich at 6/5 to conquer Wigan.