Degsy is backing Newcastle to snatch a draw against Arsenal, meaning Spurs can secure Champions League football with a win against Sunderland...
Degsy is backing Robin van Persie to bag a goal in a United win against Swansea, while he also thinks Wigan will be on the receiving end of a paddlin' in the FA Cup final...
QPR V Tottenham
'Arry Redders goes face to big rubbery scrotum-esque face with his old club Spurs this weekend in an intriguing battle that should be worth a watch. Rangers seem to be stirring under 'Arry and if he gets things right in the January transfer window then I would not back against them somehow managing to avoid the drop. Spurs are odds-on here but if I was betting on this game my dough would go on the draw.
Betting: QPR and Tottenham to draw at 14/5 (Bet Victor)
Aston Villa v Southampton
If you like an odds-on shot then I am assuming you did your absolute conkers on the Capital One Cup in the week and are reading this only because you are poncing next door's Wi-Fi. A full strength Villa side lost 3-1 to those bastions of the English game Bradford, and the upshot of that is I'd rather sever my own chopper off with a with a dull razor than back the hosts here at 6/4 or thereabouts. Make no mistake about it, If Bradford can win at Villa Park then Southampton certainly can and the odds approaching 2/1 should be jumped on here.
Betting: Southampton to beat Aston Villa at 15/8 (Betfred/Hills)
Everton v Swansea
Having backed Arsenal in the FA Cup on Sunday and Chelsea minus a goal on Wednesday night it's fair to say I am not feeling the love for Swansea right now. Indeed if you ask me what I think about Swansea right now I'd almost certainly reply "Swansea? As in Swansea City yeah? Pube rags the lot of 'em." As the old saying goes however 'If you can't beat 'em, Keep Calm and Back Michu'. You can talk about Robin Van Persie all you want. I personally don't think it is even up for debate that the red-hot Iberian has been the buy of the season. £2million? For f*ck's sake that's about the going rate for car insurance for a young male driver with zero no claims these days. He's 11/4 to score at Everton and on current form that'll ding dang do for Degsy.
Betting: Michu to score anytime at 11/4 (Blue Sq)
Fulham v Wigan
Fulham have won their last four against Wigan in West London and I am of the opinion they can make that five this weekend. In fact I wouldn't be surprised to see them do a bit of a number on a Wigan side who will definitely miss Africa-bound Arouna Kone. I also had a dream last Sunday night about Martin Jol. His head was in my microwave spinning round and he kept shouting "Smoke and a Pancake?" Proof, if proof was needed, that this one will end 3-0.
Betting: Fulham to beat Wigan 3-0 at 22/1 (Bet Victor)
Norwich City v Newcastle
The Toon have said Ba-Ba to Demba and yer man Papiss Cisse (13/2 to score first) is now their main goal threat. However given they have not won away in 18 matches and were proper sh*te against Brighton in the FA Cup last week the bet here is surely Norwich to win while not conceding isn't it?
Betting: Norwich to win to nil at 7/2 (Coral)
Reading v West Brom
Obviously it would be wise to get your bet on before you hit the drink on Saturday as writing his surname after 10 Kopparberg's could prove problematic, but I reckon Pavel Pogrebnyak might be worth backing at 13/2 to score first. 'Po the Great' knows where the old onion bag is and West Brom just aren't the side they were seven or eight weeks ago.
Betting: Pogrebnyak to score first at 13/2 (Paddy Power)
Stoke City v Chelsea
I can't be doing with irate Chelsea fans ranting and raving on Talksport and the like about Rafa Benitez, Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard or Bruce f*cking Buck. Listen man, you are the reigning champions of Europe and your owner has raw coin. Every day above ground is a good day, and if you think you have problems, try supporting Hartlepool United. We have never won a trophy, ever (apart from a 'Best Pies in Division Four' award many years ago) and I once watched them go 1,227 minutes without scoring a goal (a British record). Do I think you are pube rags to be booing your own players and manager? Yes. Do I think you will beat Stoke this weekend? No. Rant ends.
Betting: Stoke and Chelsea to draw at 5/2 (Sky Bet)
Sunderland v West Ham
Both teams to score on Wearside. It's a stick on. Easy peasy.
Betting: Both Teams to Score at 10/11 (Coral)
Manchester United v Liverpool
Try as I might I can't think of a bigger game in the Premier League than this. England's two most successful clubs go at it again this Sunday and drama looks assured. It's outrageous to think that ManYoo are already 21 points ahead of Liverpool but despite the points disparity you can bet your ball sack that Brendan Rodgers will have his troops fired up for this one. Luis Suarez has been unplayable at times this season and I honestly reckon he looks a huge price at 2s to score at OT. 'El Pistolero' should get a warm enough welcome from United fans after the carry on with Patrice Evra last season but class is class is class and Suarez is quite simply one of the most complete footballers in the world today.
Betting: Suarez to score anytime at 2/1 (Stan James)
Arsenal v Manchester City
I was reading this week that Manchester City have sent back a good percentage of their ticket allocation for this after Arsenal set the price at £62 for away fans. It's not cheap but what can £62 actually get you these days? A gram and a bit of high quality cocaine? Five JLS albums? Half a Dominos pizza? Anyhow, Sheikh Mansour should do the decent thing and turn up early outside the away end with a bin bag full of notes to compensate those Mancs who have shelled out for this. In terms of a result, I can't help thinking Citeh look a bit of value here at 9/5. Arsenal look so brittle at the back just now and I have a hunch City will do the business.
Betting: Manchester City to beat Arsenal at 9/5 (VC Bet)