Football in the Premier League and elsewhere in Europe will continue this weekend.
So which team should you bet on and what are the important storylines? Our analysts are on hand to provide you with all the information you need for EPL and more.
Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.
Manchester United (+325), who have won their last nine games in all competitions, host City (-130) at Old Trafford. City recently beat Chelsea 4-0 in the third round of the FA Cup, boast the best goal difference in the Premier League (+29), and beat Manchester United 6-3 in their first derby of the season. Who do you like this time?
Paul Carr: United have won all three games since the end of the first half with an aggregate score of 7-0. However, all three of those victories have been against bottom-six teams, so I don’t believe United will suddenly find an airtight defence. City have been largely their usual dominators since Boxing Day with two wins and a draw as they beat Everton 16-2. Manchester City have won three consecutive games against Manchester United, and they have all been multi-goals. I see no reason to expect anything else in this game.I need to city.
Darren Cuff: United appeared to have turned the corner before the World Cup break and continued afterward. That said, I still think City are in a different class. It’s just the Carabao Cup, but City looked lifeless after a surprise 2-0 loss to Southampton on Wednesday knocked them out. All that, plus City are still eyeing Arsenal and playing against their opponents, I think we’ll see the best they have to offer. I’m with Paul. city Win – the juice is also down.
Daniel Thomas: Wow! Who would have thought this would even be a debate at the start of the season? United are in fantastic form at the moment, while City, to use a better word, are odd. You just don’t know what you’re going to get from Pep.I’ll go after some value and accept Unity get the job done.
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Speaking of derby replays, Tottenham Hotspur (+225) take on leaders Arsenal (+114) on Sunday.While Arsenal drew their first meeting of the season 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium, Tottenham have won each of these teams’ last three meetings Their home field. Can they make four in a row?
Carl: perhaps? The two teams have met twice since Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham. Last May, Spurs won 3-0 at home after a 22nd-minute Harry Kane penalty opener, beating Arsenal 16-9 in the process. The Gunners won 3-1 in October, scoring three strikes in the first 35 minutes before relying on Aaron Ramsdale to make several superb second-half saves. Both scripts are likely to come up again, and I anticipate the goals one way or another.I need to Over 2.5 goals at -130.
cuff: First, the standard disclaimer – I’m an Arsenal fan, so biases will be exposed. The Gunners had a long-term lead over Spurs in their clash earlier this year. Spurs have problems with a slow start so I’m leaning towards Arsenal to score, first half -110. forget it.originally planned arsenal to win on the way.
What are your thoughts on other European leagues?
Thomas: It’s the Spanish Super Cup final live on ABC, with Barcelona taking on Real Madrid. Both sides made it to the final on penalties and I’d be surprised if that wasn’t the result of Sunday’s draw.i will take Draw after 90 minutes.
What’s the best option for the weekend?
Carl: I will go two teams to score At Nottingham Forest – Leicester City (-130). Forest have been doing well at home all season, scoring 11 goals (and 12 expected goals) in 12 games, scoring in all but one of them. Leicester are doing well away from home, scoring 17 goals (13 xG) in nine games, with goals in every game. Both teams have a bottom-five defense, so goals should come – as they usually do in away games at Leicester.
cuff: They didn’t get the results they deserved, but I like the way Wolves look and how they’ve played since Julian Lopetegui took over. I think they looked lost at times against West Ham at home – especially away (5 points from 9 games), wolves Get the coveted three-pointer (+165).