Degsy fancies Man United at 17/10 to beat Spurs while he's also tipping a big win for Liverpool against Hull. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is tipped to add to his tally...
Degsy has a good feeling about Liverpool as they travel to Goodison for the Merseyside derby, while he's also backing Arsenal to only draw against Saints at the Emirates...
Norwich City v Aston Villa
With every passing week Villa's 3-1 opening day success at Arsenal is looking more and more like a false dawn. And defeat to Newcastle at home last time out suggests another season of struggle may be afoot. Norwich are hardly blazing a trail themselves at present but look a perfectly acceptable price at 7/5 to win Saturday's early kick-off.
Betting: Norwich to beat Aston Villa at 7/5 (Coral/Hills/Ladbrokes)
Liverpool v Southampton
The Reds lost their 100% record after being held by Swansea but have still enjoyed a fabulous start and are top of the pile ahead of their home clash with Southampton. I have been getting a bit of stick on these pages from the Mersey Mafia for not tipping Liverpool to win often enough and someone actually had the audacity to scratch the word 'TOOL' into the side of my car the other night. Neighbours report seeing a male with a loose perm in a shellsuit fleeing the scene shortly after midnight. All joking aside, I do fancy the Reds to get the job done comfortably here and will be having a lumpy bet on them covering a goal handicap at Anfield.
Betting: Liverpool (-1) to beat Southampton at evens (Stan James)
Newcastle United v Hull City
Steve Bruce, the only man who can hold a candle to Jimmy Nail in the Tyneside dodgy nose stakes, returns to the region with Hull this weekend. The Mags may look a bit short to some punters at odds-on but really need to kick on after their crucial away success at Villa Park last time out and might be worth considering at 2/1 to score in both halves. Any team containing Yohan Cayabe, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy and Papiss Cisse will score goals and if they can get an early breakthrough against Hull then I expect the goals to flow.
Betting: Newcastle to score in both halves at 2/1 (Sky Bet)
West Brom v Sunderland
The good news for Baggies fans is that they have picked up twice as many points as Sunderland so far. The bad news is they languish just one place above the Wearsiders, who are bottom having picked up a solitary point from their four games. No team has conceded more top-flight goals than the Black Cats, who are a top price 16/5 to claim their first win of the season. Paulo Di Canio described The Hawthorns as a "hot environment" this week, but I would warn against Sunderland fans rocking up in Speedos and flip flops. It will be cold and the game could be a snoozer.
Betting: No Goalscorer at 10/1 (Boylesports)
West Ham v Everton
I threw the mortgage money at Chelsea last week, and was wrapped in a cocoon of hurt after watching them slide to defeat at Goodison Park. Give Everton their due, they were combative and physical and if they can show the same type of qualities in the East End I fancy them to claim a point here.
Betting: West Ham and Everton to draw at 12/5 (Sky Bet)
Chelsea v Fulham
Don't talk to me about Chelsea. Not only did I do my conkers backing them to win at Everton, they also blew in a 3/1 midweek European treble after a feeble home capitulation against Basel. Samuel Eto'o is not fit, Jose Mourinho simply doesn't fancy Fernando Torres, and for whatever reason 'The Special One' cannot bring himself to play last season's star man Juan Mata either. Good luck to anyone steaming into the home win here at 3/10 or thereabouts, but I would rather cut my toes off one by one with a rusty tin opener while listening to One Direction. 23/20 about both teams to score however looks right up my street given how uncertain the Blues looked at the back in the week.
Betting: Both teams to score at 23/20 (Bet Victor)
Arsenal v Stoke City
I don't think anyone can argue that Aaron Ramsey has been the best top flight player we have seen so far this season. On Wednesday night he bagged his sixth goal of the season for the Gunners against Marseille, and three years after that shocking leg break he suffered against Stoke we are now seeing the very best of the Welshman. I am amazed therefore that some firms are as big as 11/1 about him scoring first against Stoke at the Emirates. The man is on fire, and I'll be tucking into this along with my beef dinner on Sunday afternoon.
Betting: Ramsey to score first at 11/1 (bet365/Bet Victor)
Crystal Palace v Swansea
After putting three past Valencia at the Mestalla, Swansea are 7/5 to complete a fine week by winning beating Crystal Palace. Not only do I think they will achieve this, they'll do it without conceding too.
Betting: Swansea to win to nil at 31/10 (Ladbrokes)
Cardiff City v Tottenham
Considering they had a European game on Thursday night, and that Cardiff have already turned over Manchester City on their own patch, punters should think carefully before backing Tottenham at odds-against here. The Bluebirds have made a decent enough start to life in the big time and are currently 12th. They will settle for that in May and have enough quality to avoid defeat against the North Londoners.
Betting: Cardiff and Tottenham to draw 1-1 at 7/1 (Bet Victor)
Manchester City v Manchester United
And so to the big one. The Manchess'dah derby innit? Both teams have made spluttering starts to the season but a win for either here will turn an indifferent start to the 2013/14 campaign into a decent one. Both teams have won two, drawn one and lost one so far in the league and both enjoyed creditable wins in Europe in the week. Wayne Rooney was brilliant against Bayer Leverkusen, and can even be forgiven for slinking about in a headband that would have made Mark Knopfler blush. Wazza may have a face like a robber's dog, but when he is in the mood he can still be unplayable. That said I really, really fancy the hosts to win this. I think home advantage will be crucial and like the way Pellegrini's team have gone about their business at home so far. If they do win on Sunday, they will send out a message to the rest of the league...and hopefully allow me to do a Poznan in my pants.
Betting: Manchester City to beat Manchester United at 6/5 (Betfred/Paddy Power)
Degsy's curse strikes Liverpool. Please sir, always bet on opposite team when Liverpool play. You are making us lose too many points.- IndianScouser