Friday 11th December 2020
In Across the Leagues EXTRA today:
The Premier League is fast and furious right now…
This weekend’s action kicks off with Leeds v West Ham on Sky Sports tonight (8pm).
And next week is ‘Amazon Week’ – with a full set of midweek games all live on Amazon Prime Video across Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
The big match this Saturday is the Manchester derby. Let’s take a look at some of the standout stats and prices…
Saturday 5.30pm – Sky Sports
Match odds: United 7/2 (4.5), Draw 16/5 (4.2), City 8/11 (1.73)
Man City are the bookies’ odds-on favourites for the away win. And that’s the unanimous view in our weekend Predictions table, too (see below).
However, Man Utd fans will point to recent history, with United doing the league double over their sky-blue rivals last season, 2-0 at home and 2-1 away.
The Head-2-Head home v away stats in the members-only zone of our Across the Leagues website show that:
In the Most Corners or ‘Corners Match Bet’ markets for Saturday’s derby at Old Trafford, the bookmakers have City as overwhelming favourites, at 4/11 (1.36) at best with BetVictor.
United, in stark comparison, are around 3/1 (4.0) and 7/2 (4.5) in general for that bet, and a top price 4/1 (5.0) with Skybet.
There’s a history-book stat that puts a question mark by City’s short price here:
Man City striker Sergio Aguero is the Even Money (2.0) favourite in the Anytime Scorer list for this game. But in his most recent comments this week, after a just-back-from-injury Aguero scored in the Champions League, City boss Pep Guardiola said that the Argentinean wouldn’t be starting in the derby. You never know, though.
For the red half of Manchester, two men stand out in particular. Especially with odds of 5/2+ (3.5+) each available:
If Man Utd get a penalty on Saturday, it’ll be interesting to see who gets the ball…
In recent times, Rashford and Fernandes have been the go-to men for Man Utd on big occasions, and when in sticky situations. The stats and form say you could do a lot worse than cover these two men on Saturday. At the prices, one finding the net would turn a profit.
Big Match Stats summary:
Mark N is enjoying playing our Predictor game this season:
“Thoroughly enjoy seeing how my predictions fair, and amazed at some of the scores on the leaderboard. Thanks again”
Let’s see how we all get on this weekend…
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Don’t miss tonight’s 8pm deadline for this weekend’s fixtures, with Leeds v West Ham the first game up…
Here are our predictions for this weekend, along with Mark Lawrenson at the BBC.
When our Match Result predictions match up, my colleague Shaun & I roll these picks into an accumulator.
This week we have the same opinions on 7 of the 10 games…
Premier League Acca:
The 7-fold acca pays 80/1 with Boylesports and William Hill.
We have two matching Correct Scores in our Predictions this weekend:
We’ll be back next week with more stats and predictions for you.
Enjoy the football…