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...
Liverpool v Norwich
I find the furore regarding Luis Suarez and his latest comments about diving a bit puzzling. To me it's a bit like Shane MacGowan going public about the fact he enjoys a peeve. Invented a foul? In the immortal words of the Billy Shakespeare, 'No sh*t Sherlock.' The great thing about El Pistolero though is he thrives on the drama (a bit like Ken Barlow) and given all eyes will again be on him at Anfield I am going to have a few pound notes on his scoring first against a Norwich side who are clearly struggling.
Betting: Suarez to score first at 3/1 (Coral)
Manchester City v Fulham
Citeh go into this one off the back of a very useful away win against Arsenal and try as I might, I just cannot see how they don't give Fulham a paddling here. The Citizens have in fact won six out of their last seven matches and Fulham's stats away from Craven Cottage are pretty woeful. With this in mind, 5/2 about the hosts scoring four or more this weekend look plenty fair.
Betting: Manchester City to score 4+ goals at 5/2 (Sky Bet)
Newcastle United v Reading
I can't trust the Geordies here at odds-on. But I can applaud Loic Remy on his decision to snub Newcastle in favour of QPR. This is purely down to the fact that a member of the fabled 'Toon Army' who I work with almost spontaneously combusted (and simultaneously choked on a sausage and egg McMuffin) when I told him about Remy's decision earlier in the week. Calm down lad, you've still got Fabricio Coloccini. Oh wait...
Betting: Both teams to score at 4/6 (Betfred)
Swansea v Stoke City
Stoke have failed to score in any of their last four matches away from home so if you are going to back the Jacks this weekend, then my advice is to put on some thermal underwear and get involved with some 'Win to Nil' action.
Betting: Swansea to win to nil at 13/5 (Coral)
West Ham v QPR
QPR look a punt here. They have looked immense defensively in their last few outings and with the aforementioned Loic 'I hate Newcastle' Remy in their ranks might just be too hungry for a West Ham side who are missing key men at the back.
Betting: QPR to win at 13/5 (Betfred/Stan James)
Wigan v Sunderland
Huge game at the foot of the table this, and if Sunderland can scale the depths of sh*teness they did in midweek, then Wigan look a mortgage job despite a meagre recent goal return.
Betting: Wigan to beat Sunderland at 23/20 (Betfred/Coral/Ladbrokes)
West Brom v Aston Villa
Villa have been playing like absolute cockhouses for several weeks. Leaking goals and struggling to find the old onion bag themselves, I can't make a case for them winning this Second City derby. And even though West Brom will never be mistaken for Real Madrid on recent form, I think they have enough about them to cover the handicap here as Villa are a Championship side in all but name right now.
Betting: West Brom (-1) to beat Aston Villa at 2/1 (Sky Bet)
Chelsea v Arsenal
First thing's first. Can I say a big 'F*ck You' to all those associated with Chelsea Football Club. At 8:45pm on Wednesday night my lumpy 'Manchester United - Chelsea' double looked in no danger with both teams winning at home against West Ham and Southampton respectively. I'm told Chelsea hit 1/100 in-running on Betfair but they somehow contrived to spunk a two-goal lead against a Saints side that roughly cost as much in relative terms as Fernando Torres' right testicle. I ended the night £360 down and pretty much cried myself to sleep. So for no other reason than pure spite I am hoping against hope that Arsenal and Jack Wilshere (who looked lively against Swansea) put them to the sword this weekend.
Betting: Arsenal to beat Chelsea at 100/30 (Betfred/Ladbrokes)
Tottenham v Manchester United
Is it really almost 12 years since ManYoo's improbable nay outlandish 5-3 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane? That is sheer crazy talk. If you fancy a repeat this Sunday the same score line can be backed at 225/1 with Paddy Power. Not me though. I will be mostly backing Wayne Rooney to score at 15/8. 'Wazza' was back in the groove in the FA Cup in midweek and with ex-Gooner RVP likely to be singled out for specialist treatment by the Spurs defence, the England man with a head like an armchair should find plenty of space to work his magic.
Betting: Rooney to score anytime at 15/8 (Stan James)