Watford handed surprisingly long odds to beat United

Raheem Sterling will be up against his former club when Manchester City face Liverpool this weekend
Raheem Sterling will be up against his former club when Manchester City face Liverpool this weekend

There’s an intriguing Saturday lunchtime clash in the Premier League, with Watford facing Manchester United at Vicarage Road.

And it’s a surprise to see the Hornets at 4/1 (William Hill) to win this BT Sport-televised clash.

Quique Flores’ team sit 11th in the table and have won two of their previous three games, with the Hertfordshire team making themselves difficult to beat since enjoying promotion from the Championship last season.

The draw is a 12/5 chance (bet365) and United are the odds-on favourites at 5/6 (Ladbrokes) should you think the Red Devils will oblige with a victory.

The Sky Sports-televised encounter on Saturday evening also looks worth watching.

Manchester City entertain Liverpool in a north-west battle which will see Raheem Sterling face his former club for the first time since making that controversial summer move.

City are 7/10 (William Hill) to record three points against their Merseyside opponents, with the visitors 19/4 (BetVictor) to follow up that Stamford Bridge victory with another triumph on the road.

The draw is available at 3/1 (Stan James), with Jurgen Klopp hoping his team can nullify Sterling and Co.

Chelsea have found wins a rare commodity this season although they are predictably 4/9 favourites (Paddy Power) to record victory against a Norwich side sitting one place higher in the Premier League table.

The Canaries are 6/1 (Sky Bet) to become the latest team to win at the Bridge this season.

Everton won their last home game by a 6-2 scoreline and the Toffees will be a popular coupon selection at 4/7 (Winner.com) to beat Aston Villa this weekend.

However, Remi Garde’s team enjoyed a point against Manchester City and Ladbrokes have 5/2 that this game ends all-square, with the visitors 5/1 (Paddy Power) to land a shock victory.

Newcastle are the 2/1 outsiders (bet365) to beat Leicester City at St James’ Park, with the Magpies looking to stop Jamie Vardy scoring for the 10th game in succession.

BetVictor make the England man a 15/4 chance to break the deadlock, while the Foxes are a 6/4 poke (William Hill) to win the match.

Southampton are 8/13 (Sky Bet) to beat Stoke at St Mary’s, with the Potters 3/1 (Winner.com) to record a point and 5/1 (Paddy Power) to come away with all three from their long trip south.

Swansea manager Garry Monk seems likely to leave the Liberty Stadium although his team are 10/11 (Stan James) to beat a Bournemouth side who are struggling. William Hill make them 15/4 shots for this game.

Meanwhile, high-flying Arsenal travel to The Hawthorns and the bookies are taking no chances with their 1/2 quote (BetVictor) about a Gunners win against West Brom.

Nevertheless, the Baggies can often pull out something special against the big teams and 6/1 (Stan James) about them winning looks pretty meaty.

On Sunday afternoon, Tottenham host West Ham for a London derby and Spurs are the 4/7 favourites (Sky Bet) to claim a maximum haul as they bid to continue their fine form.

The Hammers will look to rediscover that magic touch on the road and perhaps the 6/1 (BetVictor) is too big about a side that has won at the Emirates and Etihad this term.

Nevertheless, Harry Kane has been in fine form recently and he’s predictably favourite at 5/1 (Paddy Power) to open the scoring at White Hart Lane, while Dele Alli enjoyed his first England goal on Tuesday night and the young midfielder is 14/1 (Winner.com) to break the deadlock in this clash.

Finally, on Monday Crystal Palace face a Sunderland side who continue to look hopeless despite Sam Allardyce recently becoming manager.

The Eagles are 4/7 (Paddy Power) to beat the Black Cats in front of a noisy Selhurst Park, while the visitors are 11/2 (Winner.com) to record the three points.

Big Sam will be looking for a vast improvement from a defence that shipped six goals at Goodison Park when they last took to the road, with the draw a 3/1 chance (Ladbrokes) although Palace won their last game at Liverpool and they can be backed at 5/2 (Sky Bet) to enjoy a half-time and full-time lead against the whipping boys of the Premier League.

BETTING TIP: Harry Kane to score first v West Ham @ 5/1 with Paddy Power.

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