Man United might be favourites going into Sunday's clash with Liverpool, but Degsy is getting into some 2/1 action on an away win. He also tips Arsenal to beat Spurs...
Most of his goals have come against the worst teams this season so it Degsy is backing him to score and Man United to win at West Brom this weekend...
Newcastle v Liverpool
The Reds are odds-on across the board for this one but I don't see them as punting material given the fact a host of their top boys were on international duty in the week. Luis Suarez for instance has only just touched down back on English soil after a midweek sojourn to South America so I am not so sure how fresh 'El Pistolero' will be. The Mags have also had players on international duty of course but not in such numbers. These two have played 38 times in the Premier League and there has always been at least one goal. Cue a rancid snoozeathon brightened temporarily by the sight of some overweight Geordies jumping about in the stands topless. But only if it rains.
Betting: No Goalscorer at 16/1 (Coral)
Arsenal v Norwich City
Wild rumours did the rounds on Twitter late Tuesday night claiming Mesut Ozil had suffered a naughty injury while playing for Germany. Happily for Arsenal, if less so for Norwich, 'Der Rabe' is fit and should start in North London while Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla are also set to return. With attacking options bolstered, and considering Norwich have failed to score several times away from Carrow Road already this season, I like the look of Wenger's men to win this by three or more.
Betting: Arsenal (-2) to win at 2/1 (bet365)
Chelsea v Cardiff City
I cannot see Chelsea losing this, and given I have them in a 38/1 outright title treble that also includes QPR and Barcelona I f*cking hope they don't either. Juan Mata seems to have finally proved he belongs in Senor Mourinho's first team and having notched for Spain in midweek I reckon he is worth a bet at 7s to score first against a Cardiff side who may be unsettled somewhat by the outrageous recent utterings of the irascible Vincent Tan.
Betting: Mata to score first at 7/1 (Ladbrokes)
Everton v Hull City
Hull have exceeded expectations thus far and sit proudly in eighth spot, just a place and a point behind Saturday's opponents Everton. This should be a fairly open, entertaining affair but one I ultimately see Everton winning. Bet365 go 16/1 that the first goal scored comes direct from a free-kick. How do ya like them apples?
Betting: First goal method - free-kick at 16/1 (bet365)
Manchester United v Southampton
If you had suggested a few years ago that you would get 4/7 about a home win between these two at Old Trafford in a league match you would have been punched repeatedly and branded a 'worthless simpleton'. Yet that's the scenario this weekend. The Saints have looked red hot in recent weeks while the fact that ManYoo are ninth says everything about the start they have made this season. I'd be more inclined to back Wayne Rooney to score in the match. 'Wazza' has looked really sharp in recent weeks and he is operating at something near his best right now. The Dire Straits headgear is proving a lucky charm for him and I make 13/10 about him notching plenty acceptable.
Betting: Rooney to score anytime at 13/10 (bet365)
Stoke City v West Brom
Stoke have been poor so far this term and are a side struggling for goals. Notoriously slow starters, I reckon there may be mileage in having a few pound notes on the Baggies being ahead at the break in this.
Betting: HT Result - West Brom to win at 100/30 (Bet Victor)
Swansea v Sunderland
Swansea have been pony at home in the league for weeks now while Sunderland are at time of writing officially the worst side in the top flight. Will Gus Poyet galvanise his troops in his first game in charge? Maybe, but I still fancy this to finish all square.
Betting: Swansea and Sunderland to draw at 100/30 (Bet Victor)
West Ham v Manchester City
What about that Ravel Morrison, eh? If he isn't the future of the English game then I'm Chuck Norris. He scored a sublime goal at Spurs the other week and another for England U21s on Tuesday night. The kid is on fire and looks a bet to me to turn on the style again against Citeh. He truly is some boy. In fact, I heard last week that when Alexander Bell invented the telephone, he had three missed calls off Ravel Morrison.
Betting: Morrison to score at 13/2 (Betfred)
Aston Villa v Tottenham
Andros Townsend may not be able to fill the void left by Gareth Bale but the Spurs youngster has proved in this past week that he is world-class operator and I wouldn't bet against him putting in another 'worldy' in Sunday's live game. Hand on heart I am not totally sure how this one will pan out but I see 10/1 quotes about Townsend being named Man of the Match as decent value.
Betting: Townsend to be MoM at 10/1 (Bet Victor)