Can Man City put the boot into Jose Mourinho this weekend?

Martin Green

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 4:52 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 4:52 PM UTC

Man City host Man Utd in the pick of the Premiership clashes this weekend, but there is also plenty of value on offer elsewhere.

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Huddersfield picked up a first win of the season on Monday as they picked up a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers. That represented the first goal they have scored at home all season, which should embolden them ahead of West Ham’s visit on Saturday. Yet the Hammers will represent far more dangerous opposition for David Wagner’s men. Record signing Felipe Anderson was on fire as West Ham battered Burnley 4-2 last time out and he could wreak havoc once more in this game. West Ham have a lot of talent going forwards, including Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, and they should be too strong for Huddersfield in this game. They are +130 with William Hill to pick up a precious away win and that looks like a great price.

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Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Palace have lost seven out of 11 league games this season and they were recently dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Middlesbrough. They have not won in almost two months and confidence will be low among the Eagles camp. Spurs have been unspectacular but effective in recent weeks, picking up back-to-back wins against West Ham and Wolves to climb back into the top four. They will have their work cut out as they bid to contain the lively Wilfried Zaha, but Tottenham’s full-backs are strong. Spurs are blessed with an embarrassment of exciting attacking options, with the likes of Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min all vying to support the prolific Harry Kane. They have won their last six matches against Crystal Palace, a run stretching back to 2015, and they should be able to extend that on Saturday. Tottenham are -117 with Pinnacle to win this game and that looks really attractive.

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Liverpool v Fulham

This looks like the biggest mismatch of the weekend as an exceptionally strong Liverpool attack prepares to face a woefully leaky Fulham defence. The Cottagers have conceded 29 goals in just 11 games this season, the worst tally in the league, and they sit bottom of the table with a mere five points. They have lost six games in a row, and they have conceded an average of 2.66 goals per game away from home. It is therefore not exactly a great time to be facing one of the most devastating attacking triumvirates in world football. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have the pace and intelligence to absolutely rip Fulham apart in this game. They thrashed Cardiff 4-1 in their last home fixture and they should be able to pull off a similar result in this game. Liverpool -2.5 Asian handicap is -133 with Bet365 and that looks good.

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Arsenal v Wolves

Arsenal are on a nine-game unbeaten streak in the league and that has carried them up to fifth in the table. They still look a little suspect at the back, but new manager Unai Emery has made them more disciplined and tougher to break down. Going forwards they are intermittently sensational, blessed with two superb strikers in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette and a potential wonderful playmaker in Mesut Ozil. Wolves have lost three on the bounce and dropped to 11th in the table, so they will be low on confidence. Arsenal to win and over 1.5 goals looks great at -120 with Ladbrokes and various others.

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Man City v Man Utd

This represents a great opportunity for Pep Guardiola to lord it over his old nemesis Jose Mourinho. Guardiola’s Man City are on fire and they sit top of the table after rattling off five straight wins. They have not lost in any competition this season and they look all but certain to add more silverware to their bulging trophy cabinet. Mourinho’s Man Utd have staged a revival of late after the Portuguese axed Romelu Lukaku and put his faith in young forward Anthony Martial, but they still lie a full nine points behind their local rivals in the table. Man Utd won the Manchester derby 3-2 when these teams last met, and the City players will be keen for revenge. They have won all six home games this season, scoring an outrageous four goals per match and conceding just 0.5 goals per game. Man City are just -333 to win this with the likes of Bet365, so you will need to look at alternate lines to find value. Man City to win and over 2.5 goals looks interesting at -120 when you consider than Man City home games have seen 4.5 goals on average this season and Man Utd away games have seen 3.5.

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