Sterling to shine for City

Following the international break, Manchester City will be hoping to pick up where they left off in the Premier League as they look for a seventh successive victory to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the table.

The odds are certainly in their favour as Saturday’s opponents Fulham sit 13 points off safety and look destined for an immediate return to the Championship.

Sorry Fulham unlikely to test Pep’s men

A run of seven straight defeats has been tough to take for Fulham fans, but they will have taken positives from a gutsy display in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool last time out.

Pep Guardiola can expect the hosts to put up a similar performance this weekend, and as a result, makes Manchester City to win and both teams to score a very appealing bet at 2.30.

Raheem Sterling has been in sensational form for club and country in recent weeks, scoring a hat-trick against Watford on his latest league appearance and four goals for England over the international break.

The former Liverpool man will be eager to continue his impressive scoring run and at 4.25, looks a play to score two or more goals at Craven Cottage.

Burnley’s woes set to continue

Nerves are starting to creep in at Turf Moor with Burnley hovering over the relegation zone after a run of four straight defeats.

Things don’t get any easier for Sean Dyche’s men as they face Wolves, a team brimming with confidence after beating Manchester United to secure a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Sitting just outside of the top six in the Premier League, Wolves have had plenty of plaudits this season for their attacking style of play, as well as producing some eye-catching results against the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea.

With just one defeat in their last eight Premier League games, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side look a solid bet at 2.45 to pick up all three points on Saturday afternoon.

Away day blues for the Toffees

Everton make the trip down to the capital on Saturday evening as they face West Ham at the London Stadium.

It is a ground that the Hammers have taken time to adjust to, but things have started to click in recent months, with West Ham unbeaten in their last seven home matches, picking up five wins and two draws.

The chances of them extending that record will be boosted by the fact that they are playing an Everton side who have struggled on the road this season, with just four away victories in all competitions.

Three of those four wins were against sides in the bottom four of the Premier League, so it will take something special for their fortunes to change on their travels.

The Toffees let slip a two goal lead to lose 3-2 against Newcastle on their latest away trip, and having last beaten West Ham away in 2015, a home win looks the most solid option at 2.50.

For those seeking a bit more value, the last two meetings between these two sides have ended 3-1 to the Hammers, so a repeat of that score is worth a look at 16.25.

Mane to put Spurs to the sword

Having lost their last three Premier League away matches, Tottenham head into Sunday’s clash with Liverpool with a bit of trepidation.

The Reds have been exceptional at Anfield this season, dropping just four points in the league, and scoring 12 goals in their last three home matches.

You have to go back all the way to 2011 for the last time Tottenham picked up an away win against Liverpool, with Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric getting on the scoresheet in a 2-0 victory.

Crystal Palace, Burnley and Southampton have all managed to score twice against Spurs in recent weeks, making the 2.20 on a Liverpool win and over 2.5 goals a no-brainer.

With Mauricio Pochettino’s side looking vulnerable defensively, Sadio Mane could be the man to exploit their frailties.

The Senegalese forward just can’t stop scoring at the moment, with five goals in his last three Liverpool appearances, including the opener in the 2-1 win over Fulham last time out.

Mane is 6.50 to break the deadlock on Sunday and also appeals as an anytime scorer at 2.60.