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Sporting Life Accumulator: Matchday 41

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Tuesday evening's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 25/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

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With the weekend preview returning profit for the third week in a row - Tom Carnduff takes a look at the best bets for midweek action.

Paper Talk: Ruben Neves, Ademola Lookman and Roberto Firmino all feature3

Monday's Paper Talk

Premier League giants consider £60m Ruben Neves bid, £22m offered for Lookman, according to the back pages.

Our best bets for Aston Villa's clash with Brentford4

Villa v Brentford betting preview

Wednesday night's live TV game comes at Villa Park as Aston Villa host Brentford. Tom Carnduff has picked out a goalscorer best bet.

Jose Mourinho: The Portuguese faces an uphill battle at Manchester United5

3/1 Mourinho 'gone by Christmas'

Lee Sharpe believes Jose Mourinho is living on borrowed time at Old Trafford and expects the Man United boss to be gone by Christmas.

Five talking points after Premier League fixtures revealed

Last Updated June 15 2018, 07:17Football
Unai Emery is the new Arsenal boss
Unai Emery is the new Arsenal boss

The Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 were announced on Thursday and Simon Lovell takes a look at some of the talking points.

Manchester City can really make hay

Pep Guardiola's team do not appear to need much help, having dominated the Premier League as they did last season. However, facing the league's newest six teams in their first eight games will have their title rivals wincing. Although they start at Arsenal and have a trip to Liverpool in October, in between Guardiola's men face Huddersfield, Wolves, Newcastle, Fulham, Cardiff and Brighton.

Oh no, Unai

Arsenal start the post-Arsene Wenger era with two tricky matches. Although Unai Emery's first competitive match is at home, champions Manchester City are not the ideal opponents. A trip to Chelsea follows on the second weekend of the season.

Home help for Tottenham

Tottenham have until Friday to decide whether to return to Wembley next season while work on their new stadium is completed. Starting at Newcastle - for the second successive season - may not be a bad thing. The question is, will Fulham be the first visitors to Spurs' new home on the site of White Hart Lane on the weekend of August 18? Or might Liverpool, due to visit in mid-September after Spurs helpfully have two away matches, be the glamorous opponents who mark the opening of the new ground?

European relief

Domestic fixtures following European action have often proved to be a contentious subject for frustrated Premier League managers trying to balance the demands of different competitions. This season,

Liverpool are the main beneficiaries, with an Anfield Premier League contest scheduled to follow all six of their European matches. Although none of England's other European qualifiers have done so well, none appears to have been dealt an especially bad hand.

Newcomers get a fair start - but run-in is tough on Bluebirds

The early-season calendar appears kind on the three promoted teams, Cardiff, Wolves and Fulham. Although all have one of the top six in their opening four games, other teams have more daunting starts. New boys Huddersfield had a tough run-in last season, however - and it is the same story for Cardiff in 2018-19. Their last seven games include fixtures against Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.

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Sporting Life Accumulator: Matchday 41

Sporting Life Accumulator

Tuesday evening's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 25/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action2

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

With the weekend preview returning profit for the third week in a row - Tom Carnduff takes a look at the best bets for midweek action.

Paper Talk: Ruben Neves, Ademola Lookman and Roberto Firmino all feature3

Monday's Paper Talk

Premier League giants consider £60m Ruben Neves bid, £22m offered for Lookman, according to the back pages.

Our best bets for Aston Villa's clash with Brentford4

Villa v Brentford betting preview

Wednesday night's live TV game comes at Villa Park as Aston Villa host Brentford. Tom Carnduff has picked out a goalscorer best bet.

Jose Mourinho: The Portuguese faces an uphill battle at Manchester United5

3/1 Mourinho 'gone by Christmas'

Lee Sharpe believes Jose Mourinho is living on borrowed time at Old Trafford and expects the Man United boss to be gone by Christmas.

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Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

With the weekend preview returning profit for the third week in a row - Tom Carnduff takes a look at the best bets for midweek action.

Our best bets for Aston Villa's clash with Brentford

Villa v Brentford betting preview

Wednesday night's live TV game comes at Villa Park as Aston Villa host Brentford. Tom Carnduff has picked out a goalscorer best bet.

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