United are slight favourites for the Manchester derby

Sam Allardyce will lead Sunderland into the big derby with Newcastle United this weekend

Sam Allardyce will lead Sunderland into the big derby with Newcastle United this weekend

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There’s another exciting round of Premier League matches this weekend and we start at Old Trafford for the first Manchester derby of the season.

United are slight favourites (13/8 BetVictor) to land a victory which would see them leapfrog their City rivals, while the visitors can be backed at 7/4 (Stan James) to claim the bragging rights and a very important win.

The draw is on offer at 12/5 (bet365) although the Red Devils will feel confident of beating opponents missing their best two attacking players in Silva and Aguero. William Hill go 16/5 that United lead at half-time and full-time, with Wayne Rooney looking like a good shout at 13/2 (BetVictor) to break the deadlock.

Also on Sunday we have Liverpool’s first Premier League home match under Jurgen Klopp.

Winner.com make the Reds a 10/11 chance to beat a Southampton side who did land a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge recently and some might regard the Saints as a cracking bet at 3/1 (Sky Bet).

Another Liverpool draw can be backed at 12/5 (Paddy Power), with Klopp still missing key personnel, while the visitors are sure to be dangerous and perhaps the best bet is both teams to score at 4/5 (BetVictor), while Over 2.5 Goals is on offer at evens (Winner.com).

Then we have the Tyne-Wear derby on what is definitely a Super Sunday and Sam Allardyce will desperately want to land victory against one of his former clubs.

William Hill offer 11/8 that the Black Cats win their first match of the campaign, although Newcastle won 6-2 last weekend and the Magpies are 2/1 (Stan James) to follow that up with a famous win here.

On Saturday evening, we have another televised fixture in the form of Arsenal v Everton and the Gunners are predictably big favourites to go top of the Premier League with a win.

Arsene Wenger’s team are a 4/9 chance (Paddy Power) to claim a three-point haul and a tempting 11/10 (Sky Bet) to lead at half-time and full-time. The Toffees are 7/1 (bet365) to stun the home supporters with a surprise win.

Tim Sherwood is current favourite in the Sack Race market and his Aston Villa side are as big as 2/1 (William Hill) to beat Swansea on Saturday, with Garry Monk also under pressure after a poor run from the Swans. The visitors are 8/5 (Winner.com) to claim victory at Villa Park and the draw is a 12/5 chance (Stan James).

Leicester and Crystal Palace have both enjoyed bright starts to the campaign and the Foxes are 13/10 (Paddy Power) to beat the Eagles.

However, Alan Pardew normally gets his tactics spot-on for away games and the London side are 11/5 (bet365) to come away from the Midlands with yet another away win.

Norwich City are even money (Sky Bet) to beat a West Brom side who ground out a win against Sunderland last week and the Baggies look a big price to do a number on a Canaries side that lost 6-2 to Newcastle last Sunday. Back Tony Pulis’ side at 3/1 (Ladbrokes) if you fancy the away victory.

Stoke and Watford clash at the Britannia Stadium, with the Potters enjoying a winning run and they are 11/10 (Stan James) to get the job done again. The Hornets will look to keep things tight and BetVictor have a massive 29/10 that the visitors win, although Under 2.5 Goals looks on the cards at 8/13 (William Hill).

West Ham are probably too big (3/1 Paddy Power) to overcome a Chelsea team who had a Champions League date on Tuesday, with the Blues 19/20 (bet365) to record consecutive victories for the first time this season in the Premier League.

Finally on Sunday, we have Bournemouth entertaining Tottenham and the Cherries can be backed at 9/4 (Stan James) to land a much-needed three-point haul after being demolished at Manchester City.

Spurs will look to capitalise and Paddy Power quote 13/10 that the visitors have too much for the Premier League new boys.

Can anyone stop New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup? The All Blacks were 5/4 before the tournament began although Winner.com now offer a best price 8/13 about them claiming the William Webb Ellis Trophy for the third time.

The Kiwis face South Africa on Saturday and bet365 offer 2/7 that they book their place in the World Cup final with a win, with the Springboks looking to cause an upset at odds of 11/4 (BetVictor).

Meanwhile, the second semi-final between Australia and Argentina could be a much closer affair, with the Pumas surely overpriced at 12/5 (William Hill) after steam-rollering Ireland in their last eight match to ensure a comfortable victory.

The Wallabies are 2/5 (Sky Bet) to secure their spot in the final, although we think that Argentina with a +6 handicap at 10/11 with bet365 looks like a tremendous bet, with the Pumas ready to serve it up as underdogs.

Betting Tip: West Brom to win at Norwich @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes.

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