Obviously quite a bit of the admin in the Champions League group stage is already done, dusted and polished, but Daniel Storey finds five matches that still have plenty at stake...
Moyes is lacking 'charismatic authority', Kieran Gibbs is defended, Chelsea's problems are examined and a dreadful chant attacked. It's a glorious mailbox...
Manchester City v Hull City
A Tale of Two Cities. One of which has spent over £80million this summer. The other has brought in a plethora of undisclosed signings, free transfers as well as making a few loan deals. Little wonder then the Citizens are as short as 1/7 in places for the win. They must have bust a few coupons last Sunday in losing to Cardiff but one man who did play well in Wales was Edin Dzeko, who also starred in their week one romp against Newcastle. I reckon the Bosnian, who has attempted more shots than any other PL player so far, is worth a punt at 9/2 to score first here given it's likely he'll start against the Tigers, who should be well out of their depth.
Betting: Dzeko to score first at 9/2 (bet365)
B>Cardiff City v Everton
I'm not sure I could have less respect for a football club than I do for Everton right now. Not only did they ruin my summer by not appointing Malky Mackay as their new boss (a decision that literally cost me several hundred pounds), they also cost me £340 last Saturday, being the only side of my four-match acca not to win. I'm all over Cardiff here, who showed against Citeh last week that they will prove a proper handful at home this season.
Betting: Cardiff to beat Everton at 23/10 (Sky Bet)
B>Newcastle United v Fulham
The Mags have yet to score this season and you get the feeling that all is not well on Tyneside. Joe Kinnear, brought in as Director of Football to oversee transfer matters, has not had the impact he was hoping for (that Talksport interview notwithstanding) and with Yohan Cabaye/Kebab (delete as applicable) set to leave things could get worse before they get better. When you consider that the Geordies have had just one shot on target this season so far, I certainly think 11/10 about either or both of these teams failing to find the net this weekend looks a peach of a bet.
Betting: Both Teams to Score - No at 11/10 (Sky Bet/Stan James)
B>Norwich City v Southampton
I cannot understand the Camel Coats' fixation with making Norwich outsiders in every match they play. They are a team with goals in them and at 2/1 here have to be backed to claim their first win of the season against Southampton, who were lucky to claim a point at home to Sunderland last weekend.
Betting: Norwich to beat Southampton at 2/1 (Bet Victor)
B>West Ham v Stoke City
I've been mighty impressed with West Ham so far. Two games unbeaten and yet to concede a goal, the layers go a whopping 23/10 they can win without conceding against Stoke in East London. How do ya like them apples?
Betting: West Ham to win to nil at 23/10 (Coral)
B>Crystal Palace v Sunderland
Both teams chasing their first win of the season here with Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon already having bagged a few points earlier in the week after being charged with drink driving (what a tool). The Eagles - who beat Watford in the Championship play-off final - have made a poor start to life in the Premier League, losing to Tottenham and Stoke City respectively. Hard one to call with any authority but I reckon this could be quite lively with a few goals and so might have a few shekels on a 2-2 score line.
Betting: Crystal Palace and Sunderland to draw 2-2 at 17/1 (Bet Victor)
B>Liverpool v Manchester United
ManYoo face their second huge test in as many games as they travel to Anfield to renew hostilities with bitter North West rivals Liverpool this weekend. The aggro is so bad that social networking sites are probably best avoided between the hours of 1pm and 3pm on the day. Certainly the balance of power has firmly shifted from Merseyside along the M62 thanks to the legendary exploits of Sir Alex Ferguson and it will be interesting to see how the Red Devils handle their first match against the Reds in the post-Fergie era. Both teams are a top price 14/5 if you shop around and Liverpool, who have started the season well, will no doubt have their backers at said odds. I personally though like the looks of Moyes' men at evens or thereabouts in the 'draw no bet' market as their recent record at Anfield stands up to scrutiny.
Betting: Manchester United 'draw no bet' to beat Liverpool at evens (Hills/Sky Bet)
B>West Brom v Swansea
Both of these teams have been woeful thus far with West Brom yet to find the net and Swansea already bottom of the league. I'd be surprised if they stayed there though and would not be shocked to see them get some points on the board by winning at the Hawthorns. This is not a match to be steaming in with the rent money given how both have started the season but I am going to throw caution to the wind and have myself five English pounds on the Swans claiming a 4-2 win in this one. If the correct score comes in so help me Jesus I will be at church every Sunday thereafter til Christmas and donate 10% of my winnings to GamCare...or something.
Betting: Swansea to win 4-2 at 100/1 (Stan James)
B>Arsenal v Tottenham
The Gareth Bale transfer saga claimed its first fatality on Thursday when a 67-year-old man from Skegness died of chronic boredom. It looks as though the whole sorry soap opera is set to reach an amicable conclusion at some point this weekend but Spurs fans have bigger fish to fry anyway. Arsenal-shaped fish. The first North London derby of the season should be a corker and Spurs go into it as one of only two clubs (Liverpool being the other) with a 100% record. They will fancy their chances at the Emirates, where Arsenal bombed to a 3-1 opening day defeat to Aston Villa. They have improved since, thanks in no small part to the performances of Aaron Ramsey. Team-mate Theo Walcott reckons Ramsey has taken his game to a 'new level' and provided he starts against Spurs (he picked up a groin injury and was withdrawn after starring on Champions League duty on Wednesday night) I reckon he is worth a punt at 10s to be named Man of the Match on Sunday.
Betting: Ramsey to be MOM at 10/1 (Bet Victor)