Derby clashes top the bill


Sunday is the headline day in the Premier League this weekend, with the Manchester and Liverpool derbies sharing top billing.

The Merseyside clash at Anfield comes first and the meeting of Liverpool and Everton is always a feisty one.

However, there has only been one red card in the last 11 Premier League meetings of the Stanley Park rivals, so 43/20 for there to be over 0.5 red cards does represent something of a long shot.

Everton have not won in the league at Anfield since 1999, but a home win offers little value, so if you are seeking a better option then 19/4 for a draw is probably the way to go.

Later in the day at Old Trafford, United play host to runaway league leaders City in what already has the feel of a must-win game for the Red Devils.

However, recent history in this fixture is on the side of the Citizens, who have won on four of their last six league visits to their neighbours.

City, though have only scored in one of their last four league clashes with United, so there may not be as many goals as you might think.

Both teams not to score at 11/10 could be a surprise option for those not dazzled by the City attacking force, while 13/2 for a goalless draw and 13/2 for a 1-1 draw are also tempting options.

Saturday’s fixtures see a number of key match-ups among teams struggling to avoid being relegated come the end of the season.

Notably Swansea City play host to West Brom, where the positive effect of Alan Pardew taking charge means the visitors are good value at 2/1 to claim victory at the Liberty Stadium.

Also, Crystal Palace should enjoy home comforts against Bournemouth and 17/2 for the Eagles to win 2-0 is worth consideration.