Manchester City go into their fifth meeting with a Big Six side this season having yet to concede a goal.
And five of the last 10 Manchester derbies (4.30pm) have produced UNDER 1.5 total goals.
On my forecasts, UNDER 2.5 goals is too big today at 9/5 (888sport, Unibet) – and that’s the right way to play a tough set of prices.
Worldie hunters will be tempted by the 66/1 City/United ht/ft result.
It paid out on the last derby – and it certainly fits United’s recent rebranding as The Unsinkables.
But I reckon 20/1 (Skybet) ‘no goalscorer’ is the better longshot .
A tight, testy one will surely be Jose Mourinho’s Plan A for upsetting arch-enemy Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. Plan B is leave behind an appalling impression in Pep’s executive khazi.
Over at Arsenal , the mood remains defiantly buoyant too.
Despite blanking in his last three home games, I’ll take brilliant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 5/4 (Lads, Coral) ‘anytime scorer’ against wobbly Wolves (4.30pm).
There are four short-priced home favourites in the Prem today. Bookies would like us to string them all together. Just for a laugh.
Well, we’ve all fancied laughs of this type, blindly scooping acca selections into the bucket until the thing feels weighty enough to be worth the bother of queueing up to pay.
The Woolies Pick ‘n’ Mix betting system. And there’s always something nasty lurking among the foam shrimps. Usually Arsenal.
Today’s jollies roll-up pays 11/4ish (Fred), which as ‘fun’ bets go, is barely raising a titter.
Bet the Sadio Mane/Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang/Raheem Sterling ‘anytime scorer’ treble instead.
It’s pulling the same way, but pays a more amusing 7.6/1 (Lads) .
No prizes for tipping 1/4 Mo Salah to score at Anfield against Fulham (12pm). He’s done it in 25 out of his 35 appearances there but that price is bad, after a long-haul midweek.
Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t travel, and his dead-ball skills are a good fit against Fulham if he starts. Split a stake on ‘first scorer’ at 6/1 (Fred) and 11/8 ‘anytime’.