Our Degsy cannot believe anybody is offering 11/10 for Sergio Aguero to score anytime against anybody right now. And he keeps making money on Aaron Ramsey...
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...
Manchester City v Everton
Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to eat not one but two sh*t sandwiches this week after watching his team slide to defeats against Aston Villa and Bayern Munich. They have shipped six goals in that time and you better believe the jury is out on big Joe Hart. There is a debate in media circles currently as to whether he should be picked for England next week. F*ck that. I'm not sure he deserves a game for Citeh after his recent indiscretions. It's 5/6 that both teams to score at the Etihad and if that price doesn't give you a hard/wide on (delete as applicable) then frankly you are dead.
Betting: Both teams to score at 5/6 (Ladbrokes)
Cardiff City v Newcastle
The Mags were woeful against Everton and punters should not be fooled by the final 3-2 score line. They were totally outplayed and looked clueless at the back for long spells. I fancy the Bluebirds to claim three points here and heap the pressure on Toon boss Alan Pardew. Incidentally, did anyone else clock Joe "judge me on my signings" Kinnear's face in the stands at Goodison Park? I have not seen a man so ill at ease and out of his depth since Prince Edward had a meltdown on It's a Knockout back in the dizzle. Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so...
Betting: Cardiff to beat Newcastle at 29/20 (bet365)
Fulham v Stoke City
Fulham have won their last three against Stoke and despite recent poor form I reckon 'Big Daddy' Jol will have them revved up enough to claim the spoils here in what could be an instantly forgettable encounter.
Betting: Fulham to beat Stoke 1-0 at 15/2 (Ladbrokes)
Hull City v Aston Villa
If you'd have told a Hull fan his side would be above Manchester United after six matches this term he may well have said "'Appen yir talkin' reet sh*te there lad". If said fan happened to be a regular patron of the Silver Cod he'd have presumably then offered you outside for a fist fight. But that's the situation heading into this weekend as Villa roll into town. Hard one to call this with any degree of certainty but given that Hull have shipped just one goal in their last four PL home matches, unders may be the way to go.
Betting: Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (Ladbrokes)
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
The Camel Coats make the Reds this weekend's banker bet with Liverpool no bigger than 2/9 for the win. Palace have been bobbins this season but something within me suggests that this could be closer than the bookies are suggesting and I might take a slice of the 3/1 pie that Palace can avoid a whipping from their Anfield hosts.
Betting: Crystal Palace (+1) at 3/1 (Sky Bet)
Sunderland v Manchester United
As Greavsie used to muse, football is a funny old game. After beating Liverpool 1-0 in the League Cup last week David Moyes had officially made the best start by any Manchester United manager since the legendary Sir Matt Busby (five wins from eight). Yet Saturday's coupon-busting home loss to West Brom then signalled ManYoo's worst start to a league campaign since 1989. Whatever. The Red Devils are under pressure to claim all three points on Wearside here and are heavy odds-on to beat a Sunderland side rooted to the bottom of the league. I think a more solid bet under the circumstances however is Robin Van Persie to score at 11/10. He's been a class apart in this country for the past few seasons and Sunderland's dodgy defence should be meat and drink to the heavily-gelled Dutchman.
Betting: Van Persie to score anytime at 11/10 (Bet Victor)
Norwich v Chelsea
Senor Mourinho has finally swallowed his pride and admitted he was wrong to bench Juan Mata at the start of the season. The Spaniard has been on fire since his re-emergence in the side and I think he can run Norwich ragged here, so I will be mostly punting Chelsea on the handicaps.
Betting: Chelsea (-1) to beat Norwich at 13/8 (Sky Bet)
Southampton v Swansea
The action should be slick and sexy at St Mary's with both of these teams preferring to knock the ball about. Michu's head injury against St Gallen on Thursday reminded me of the first time I went to a nightclub in Leeds. It was the Majestyk circa 1997 and within 15 minutes of paying in I had been bottled over the head by a revved up local. The place was so plush however they had a St John's ambulance crew on site and I was simply patched up (think Paul Ince v Italy) and sent back on the dancefloor. I digress. How will this end? Give me a draw with goals.
Betting: Southampton and Swansea to draw 2-2 at 16/1 (Bet Victor)
Tottenham v West Ham
It's been some start from Tottenham both at home and in Europe. Little wonder then they are a top price 4/9 so see off West Ham at the Lane. Irascible Argie Erik Lamela has only been a bit-part player so far but my sources in north London reckon he will start this and as a consequence I can definitely see myself getting involved in some Lamela to score/Spurs to win business before this one kicks off.
Betting: Lamela -Tottenham Score - Win double at 3/1 (Sky Bet)
West Brom v Arsenal
When I saw Arsenal chalked up at 4/5 to beat West Brom I confess I made a little wincing noise before exhaling deeply. That is a monster monster price given their recent form. However if it ain't broke then don't fix it. I have been doing very well backing Aaron Ramsey to score week on week for the Gunners and while he failed to find the net against Napoli on Tuesday night, he was still voted Man of the Match. The layers are a bit wiser to the Welshman than they were a few weeks ago but 5/2 is still a perfectly acceptable price to fill one's boots.
Betting: Ramsey to score anytime at 5/2 (Betfred/Sky Bet)
What has Degsy been eating? The man is on fire this year- ozilsleftfoot