Find out our top tips for a bumper weekend of action – and how you can stream Borussia Dortmund’s huge trip to Bayern Munich and the Madrid derby with bet365...
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Everton vs Liverpool (1:30pm BST)
Merseyside favourite Gary Neville cheekily referred to this one as a “mid-table clash” on Monday Night Football – but he’d be doing fifth-placed Everton a bit of a disservice there. The Toffees head into this one a point but four places ahead of their Red rivals after a four-game unbeaten run – making them 6/4 favourites at Goodison – though 9/5 Liverpool finally ended a barren run with victory over Aston Villa last weekend.
The returning Daniel Sturridge (5/1 to score first, 8/5 anytime netted twice upon his long-awaited comeback, and has been kept fresh by being rested for Thursday night’s Europa League game against FC Sion. With his brace, Sturridge overtook Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez to brag the best goals-per-game rate of any Liverpool player in Premier League history.
Everton came from behind brilliantly to beat West Brom on Monday night and have now netted four more goals than their unsettled rivals, so Roberto Martinez’s men will be looking to cause further problems for a side who’ve scored fewer (7) goals than they’ve conceded (9) this term. Certainly, it’ll be a full-blooded affair: the fixture has produced an incredible 20 red cards since the Premier League began, the highest of any fixture. Over 2.5 goals is a tempting 1/1 (2.00) with bet365.
Arsenal vs Man United (4pm BST)
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Arsenal and Manchester United have met 221 times to produce some memorable results over the years, including a phenomenal 8-2 United win back in 2011. That followed the Gunners’ 1-0 win at the Emirates six months earlier – their last home win over the Old Trafford side. It’s a worrying trend, though: the Gunners have won just 1 of their last 13 league games against United.
Wayne Rooney has netted the most goals in this fixture (11 in 25), and at a tempting 15/2 might just be a value first goalscorer choice after breaking his duck against Sunderland last weekend.
Arsenal are evens favourites, however, and will be very pleased with Alexis Sanchez’s (6/1 first, 15/8 anytime) own return to the scoresheet following a brilliant hat-trick at Leicester and equalising goal against Olympiakos in the Champions League.
United moved to the top of the Premier League table with their convincing win over the hapless Black Cats, which also ensured them the league’s joint-best defensive record. This will be a true test for two sides eyeing a return to title-winning ways. Draw/Man United on the Double Chance at 5/6 (1.83) looks a worthy shout. If you want to go all the way, back the Red Devils at 11/4 (2.75) for the win.
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Bayern vs Dortmund (4:30pm BST)
The first Klassiker of the season is already looking a must-win for Dortmund after dropping four points in their last two matches, but Thomas Tuchel’s side are rejuvenated this season after a bright start and you’ll be wanting to stream this one with bet365. After skipping to five straight wins at the start of the season, BVB were held by Hoffenheim and then newly promoted Darmstadt, while their all-conquering tormentors – 8/15 favourites at the Allianz Arena – have marched to seven wins from as many matches.
Bayern have won the last three titles and look good for a fourth after scoring 23 goals already this campaign. Ex-Dortmunder Robert Lewandowski is the man in the spotlight after his staggering five-goal salvo against Wolfsburg, which he followed with a brace against Mainz last weekend and a hat-trick past Dinamo Zagreb in Europe. But Dortmund have their own man in form: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the first player to score in the first seven matches of a Bundesliga season, and is gunning to equal Klaus Allofs’ record of netting in 10 consecutive games (for Köln in 1984).
The Gabonese speedster and Lewandowski are tied on 20 league goals for 2015. Dortmund have recorded back-to-back score draws but look capable of scoring past any side right now, but their opponents are sweeping aside all in their wake right now. Bayern Munich to win and Both Teams To Score at 15/8 (1.88) looks like a logical selection this weekend. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to stream the game if you’re in Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, San Marino or the USA. Sorry.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid (7:30pm BST)
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Just two points separate the capital clubs after six games, but having both dropped points in their last matches, neither will want to lose. Villarreal caused an upset by defeating Atletico 1-0 to go top of the table, while Los Blancos were held by Malaga (meaning Rafa’s lot have conceded just once so far).
Last season the two sides met six times competitively, which produced three draws, two Atletico wins and one Real Madrid victory with an average of 2.3 goals per game. Only once before have the Bernabeu side conceded a single goal after six La Liga games (1997/98).
Real Madrid win and Both Teams Not To Score is 11/4 (2.75) if you fancy Rafa’s side to register another shutout, or alternatively, a Draw and Under 2.5 goals is 3/1 (4.0).
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All odds above are accurate as of 11:00 BST 02.10.15 and are subject to change.