Premier League: Everton to win Merseyside derby…

The Premier League returns after the international break, with a few cracking games to look forward to.

The early game is the Merseyside derby, with league leader Everton hosting defending champion Liverpool. The Reds have an impressive record against the neighbours, having not lost for 22 games in all competitions, but arrive at Goodison Park on the back of a 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa.

Everton, by contrast, are flying. They have won all four of their league games, are full of confidence and will be very keen to put one over their local rivals. A price of 3/1 for a home win looks value.

Saturday’s main match sees Arsenal travel north to take on Manchester City. The hosts have started the season sluggishly, collecting only four points from their first three games. They will be missing star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, and while Raheem Sterling should play, he probably will have to start as the central striker due to injuries.

Arsenal have only lost to Liverpool in the league this season, and were in that end right to the end. In Mikel Arteta they have a manager who knows all that there is to know about City, and could hit the hosts on the break. We think 5/1 for an away win offers value.

The late game sees Newcastle host Manchester United. The visitors arrive fresh off a 6-1 thrashing by Spurs, and the confidence of their defensive lynchpin Harry Maguire won’t have been helped by his red card while playing for England.

The Magpies have won two of their last three league games against today’s visitors, and yet are as long as 15/4 to win today. We’ll try that.

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