City credentials to be fully tested

Manchester City saw their dream of a possible quadruple disappear as they crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Tottenham, who are also the next opponents for the Citizens.

Having lost out on away goals to the Lilywhites, City get an immediate opportunity for revenge in a Saturday lunchtime Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

City still have the upper hand

Spurs may have taken the bragging rights in midweek, but they are a lengthy 10.00 to win on Saturday for the simple reason that the men from Manchester have won four of the last five meetings between the two sides.

They have scored 12 goals in that time, although two of the three matches so far this season have been decided by the only goal of the game.

However, you have to expect goals on Saturday, so while both teams to score at 1.80 may be a little skinny to offer any great reward, a City win and both teams to score at 2.40 does look like an enticing prospect.

Molineux no place for goals

Also on Saturday, Brighton will try to halt their slide towards the relegation zone when they head to Molineux to take on Wolves.

The Seagulls have lost five games in a row in all competitions and have not scored in any of them, while none of the last eight meetings between these two sides have produced more than two goals.

And, with Albion being so much out of form, they are likely to try and keep things tight in the Black Country, so 2.75 for under 1.5 total goals in the game and a Wolves win to zero at 2.45 both have plenty of merit.

United in a sticky situation

Moving on to Sunday, Manchester United, like City, will be looking to forget their Champions League exit, with the Red Devils facing a tough trip to Everton.

The hosts remain frustratingly inconsistent, having lost 2-0 at Fulham last time out, a result that came after winning their previous three games without conceding a goal.

United have certainly hit the buffers in recent weeks, losing five of their last seven, but they do have a good recent record at Goodison, claiming two wins and a draw in their last three league visits.

That may be enough to suggest a United victory come Sunday, but the draw with both teams to score at 4.05 is surely one to watch.

Among the individual goalscorers options, Anthony Martial at 3.10 to net at any time in the game worth considering, as he has got on the scoresheet in all three most recent meeting of these two sides.

Two is the magic number

The game with the greatest importance on Sunday takes place in South Wales, where Cardiff City – reborn in their bid to beat the drop – play host to title-chasing Liverpool.

The Bluebirds moved to within two points of safety with a 2-0 victory at fellow strugglers Brighton on Tuesday evening, having lost their previous two games by the same scoreline.

And the visitors have scored twice in three of their last five games, so it seems that fate is pointing towards the number two being important come Sunday.

With that in mind, it is hard to see City taking anything from this game, despite their motivation to try and avoid relegation, with the Reds so full of confidence after winning eight games in a row in all competitions.

Liverpool are 5.10 to claim a 2-0 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium, while Sadio Mane is 2.10 to score at any time, having found the net twice in the 4-1 Anfield win over Cardiff earlier this season.

Blues still hunting top-four spot

Monday has just one game on the schedule, with Chelsea welcoming Burnley to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues buoyed by their progress to the last four of the Europa League.

A top-four league finish is also on the cards for the Londoners to return to the Champions League next season, something that appears a minimum requirement.

However, the Clarets are not to be taken lightly, having lost just one of their last three league visits to the Bridge and secured a 3-2 victory in this fixture last season.

Also bear in mind that Burnley have won their last three to glide away from any lingering relegation danger and boss Sean Dyche is sure to allow no let-up in the final few games of the campaign.

Therefore, the draw at 6.05 could bring about quite a return should it come off, while Clarets striker Chris Wood (5.00 to score at any time) will be in a confident mood after scoring three times in his last two appearances.

Llorente delivering for Spurs

Brighton are back in action on Tuesday evening when they head to Tottenham’s new ground to try and take something, but the attacking talent on display from the hosts is likely to mean they leave empty-handed.

One to watch in this game might just be Fernando Llorente, who scored what turned out to be the vital goal in the Champions League success against Man City.

He has been used mainly due to the absence of Harry Kane and has responded with some positive displays, so the Spaniard at 2.05 to score at any time and 4.75 to net the first goal of the game might just tickle your fancy.

Derby wraps things up nicely

The pick of the two games on the programme on Wednesday is undoubtedly the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

The last two stagings of this fixture have seen the Citizens edge 2-1 victories and they will be desperate to put three points on the board once again at the home of their city rivals.

You can take 7.00 on City coming through by that 2-1 scoreline once again, while at 4.50 Ilkay Gundogan is to score at any time for the third Manchester derby in a row.