The afternoon kicks off with Sir Alex Ferguson taking his Manchester United side to Anfield to face a Liverpool team that are yet to win a match this season.
Indeed, looking at Liverpool’s recent home form, the omens do not look good for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they have only won four of their last 15 home games.
However, they certainly raise their game when facing teams of United’s stature and their recent record reads won four, drawn four and lost two.
Also, Liverpool have had by far the better of the head-to-head encounters at Anfield with W3, D1, L1 record, so they should certainly not be ruled out.
Manchester United on the Asian handicap could be the best selection here, and the Red Devils look tremendous value; +0 goals at 19/20 (1.95) with bet365
Moving on to Etihad Stadium, Arsene Wenger takes his much-improved Arsenal to Manchester City, in a mouthwatering clash that I believe could be a very tight affair.
For those who want to put money on a Manchester City win, a better option than backing them to win at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365 is to back the hosts by one or two goals in the winning-margin market.
This pays a shade over 5/4 (2.26) and looks very worthy of consideration as Roberto Mancini’s men have won by the one or two goal margin in all six of their recent home victories to teams of the Gunners’ grading.
For example, to back Manchester City to win by one or two goals for every £10 you wish to stake you place £4.23 on City to win by one goal at 10/3 (4.33) and £4.77 on City to win by 2 goals at 15/4 (4.75) this means if either of these two come in you collect £22.65 (£12.65 profit).
|Manchester United (+0 goals - Asian Handicap) at 19/20 (1.95) with Bet365
||Manchester City to win by 1 or 2 goals at 5/4 (2.26) with Bet365|
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