Sterling on target for Palace clash

Manchester City are still on for the quadruple (49.00) after their midweek League Cup success and the next team to face Pep Guardiola’s juggernaut is Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have lost 5-0 on their last two visits to the Etihad and their Premier League away form this season – two wins in nine matches – doesn’t suggest anything other than a comfortable home win.

Man City to win by four or more goals this time can be backed at 3.20, while the goalscorer market is also worth checking.

Raheem Sterling goes into the match having bagged three in the last five league games and has also scored three goals in the last two home matches against Palace. Having started on the bench in midweek, the England international is likely to start and is 5.00 to score the first goal on Saturday.

Magpies on course for Festive cheer

Football’s Christmas schedule normally separates the haves from the have-nots and it looks like being another key period in this season’s Premier League.

This weekend begins the start of three games in a week for Premier League teams and there are some crucial matches at both the top and bottom.

Rafa can add to Ranieri woes

The arrival of Claudio Ranieri at Craven Cottage has not brought the instant, desired impact for Fulham, who remain bottom of the table.

After a victory in his opening match against Southampton, the Cottagers have not won any of their next four and look particularly poor on the road – as they prepare to face Newcastle at St James’ Park this Saturday.

Fulham, who are 2.50 to stay up, have scored just one goal in their last four away games and conceeded nine during that run.

Newcastle (2.00 to collect the points) have lost their last two at home, but an away win at Huddersfield will have boosted confidence and they will see this as the perfect chance to pull further clear of the relegation zone.

Wolves can test leaders Liverpool

Two teams that have won their last three games meet at Molineux on Friday night, with Wolves aiming to end Liverpool’s unbeaten league run.

After a sticky patch which saw them go on a six-match winless run, Wanderers (6.45 to win) look to have rediscovered their early season form and appear to raise their game against the ’bigger’ teams.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have beaten Chelsea and drawn with Manchester City on home soil, as well as claiming draws at both Arsenal and Manchester United.

Liverpool (3.25 to win the title) have won 3-0 on their last two visits to Molineux, but Wolves did knock the Reds out of the FA Cup in the 2016-17 season and are a much-improved side from their previous stints in the Premier League.

The hosts have shown they are more than capable of rising to the occasion and a draw looks a decent bet at 4.20 – a 1-1 scoreline can be backed at 7.50.

Ole can lead Utd to much-needed win

How many times do we see a new manager have a quick impact, especially in charge of one of the top sides, and it looks likely to happen again this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of Manchester United (1.58) for the first time on Saturday eveing, when the caretaker manager comes up against his former club Cardiff.

Many feel a complete overhaul is needed at Old Trafford, others think the handbrake just needs to be taken off – you can certainly bet that it will be a more attacking Red Devils side under Solskjaer than it was under Jose Mourinho.

Cardiff have won their last three home games, but this will prove a different challenge and that’s why the Bluebirds are 6.10 to win the points.

Whilst others have struggled to make an impact in recent weeks, Marcus Rashford has been one United player who has still made an impact and the England man is 2.55 to score at anytime on Saturday.

Spurs look value bet in Goodison clash

There is only one Premier League match on Sunday, but it promises to be an entertaining clash at Goodison Park (Match Odds – Everton 3.25, Draw 3.40, Tottenham 2.25).

The heartbreaking Merseyside defeat at the start of the month seems to have dented Everton’s confidence, with Marco Silva’s been failing to win any of their last four fixtures.

On the same day as Everton’s defeat at Anfield, Spurs lost the North London derby at Arsenal – but they have responded with three straight league wins and a draw in Barcelona.

Tottenham have won the last three meetings between the sides, including a 3-0 success at Goodison last season. A Spurs win to nil this time can be backed at 3.85.