Gunners to slay struggling Spurs

  • By: Dale Tempest
  • Last Updated: March 14 2014, 12:19 GMT

Sky Bet's Dale Tempest brings you his thoughts on this weekend's football with Arsenal fancied to win the north London derby.

Tim Sherwood: Huge pressure heading into their derby game
Tim Sherwood: Huge pressure heading into their derby game

Manchester United v Liverpool

It's time to rip up those stats books regarding Manchester United. This is a different team, different manager, a different era altogether.

They've won eight of their last nine home games against Liverpool but this is a very different side who are arriving at Old Trafford.

Brendan Rodgers' men have scored 47 first-half goals this season - more than their hosts have managed in total. They go out and blitz teams early but can fade late on so Liverpool half-time/draw full-time makes appeal at 14/1.

I also wouldn't put anyone off the 7/2 about Liverpool to win and both teams to score.

Swansea v West Brom

At the other end of the table, we have some teams that look to be in a bad way. West Brom are still awaiting a first win under new manager Pepe Mel and I don't think it will come this weekend.

Swansea are somewhat in and out but at least they can concentrate on the league following their Europa League exit and look a very solid bet at even money to win this one.

Fulham v Newcastle

Fulham's survival in recent seasons has all been built around their Craven Cottage form but they've lost 14 from 18 at home this season.

Newcastle aren't the most reliable of sides but have won four times from five visits to London this term and look the bet at the prices here.

Tottenham v Arsenal

Finally, Tim Sherwood looks a man under pressure going into the North London derby with Arsenal. The implosion at Chelsea was followed by an uninspired defeat at home to Benfica.

Arsenal have had two extra days to get ready for Sunday's game and that could make a big difference. I'll be with the Gunners at 7/5 here.


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