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Get all the football gossip from the National Papers1

Paper Talk: Carrick to replace Jose?

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United future continues to dominate the back pages.

Jose Mourinho in the Anfield dugout2

BREAKING: Man United sack Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United after two-and-a-half years as manager.

Our tips for the latest Carabao Cup games3

Carabao Cup betting preview

With 8/1 and 16/1 winners in the past few days, Tom Carnduff takes a look at Tuesday's Carabao Cup action.

Michael Carrick on the Man United bench4

Carrick favourite for United job

Jose Mourinho's time as Manchester United manager has come to an end and we look at the main contenders to replace him at Old Trafford.

Samuel Saiz (left) in action for Leeds against Middlesbrough5

Leeds confirm Samuel Saiz exit

Unhappy Samuel Saiz will leave Leeds United due to personal reasons and join Getafe.

RECAP BLOG: Look back on how today's Premier League and EFL action unfolded

Track your Super 6 predictions and your Saturday bets here alongside our in-play recommendations
Track your Super 6 predictions and your Saturday bets here alongside our in-play recommendations

Welcome to our. Football Betting Blog, live with you every Saturday. Scroll down to relive the day's action from the Premier League and the Sky Bet EFL with our updates, photos, videos and tweets.


1730 Thank you and goodnight

Thank you for joining our live blog today, we hope you enjoyed it and found it useful. Please spread the word and get your mates following us too. We'll be back next Saturday!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep visiting us at Sporting Life for the latest sporting news and betting insight.


1728 🎧 SPORTING LIFE CHAMPIONSHIP PODCAST - OUT MONDAY

Please look out for and listen to our latest Sky Bet Championship Podcast, which is out on Monday.

Former Leeds, Boro, Derby, Millwall and Coventry striker Noel Whelan joins our EFL expert Tom Carnduff and host Gareth Jones to discuss all the key results and big talking points from England's second tier. We also have signed shirts to give away!

It is totally FREE to listen to and you can hear via iTunes and Soundcloud. We will advertise here at sportinglife.com and have the links to it here too.


1725 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

A Final Price boost of the day for you to cover tonight' action

Head here to back Barcelona, Inter Milan and River Plate all to win - was 6/1, NOW 7/1


1720 Coming up on Sunday

So there is plenty of action to still come this weekend and we have previews and free betting tips for them, so please check them out by clicking on the images below

Bournemouth v Arsenal in the Premier League
Bournemouth v Arsenal Preview and best bets

Sporting Life's Premier League preview
CLICK HERE for Sporting Life's preview and betting tips for Wolves v Huddersfield

Our best bets for Aston Villa v Birmingham
Our best bets for Aston Villa v Birmingham


1705 💹 LEAGUE MOVERS 💹

So this is how the league's look now...

Premier League

Manchester City are still top on 35 points, two ahead of other unbeaten side Liverpool. Everton are up to sixth, one ahead of Manchester United after their respective victory and draw today.

Fulham's second win moves from to eight points, and only in drop zone on goal difference. Cardiff are third bottom, with Southampton, who lost at Craven Cottage fourth bottom.

Sky Bet Championship

Norwich City remain top, as they move to 36 points. Leeds United are second outright now, three points behind. WBA, Boro, Sheffield United and Derby make up the play-off place. Forest are a point out of it after winning at Hull.

Ipswich remain bottom after defeat last night, Hull and Bolton make up the other relegation places. Millwall stay just out of it thanks to their late equaliser against Bolton.

Sky Bet League One

Sunderland's draw today has them second, four points behind leaders Portsmouth, who won again. Barnsley, Luton, Peterborough and Charlton are in the top six too.

Bradford City got a vital and rare win over relegation rivals Oxford and move to 14 points. However they are still bottom as AFC Wimbledon also won - both are four points from safety now

Sky Bet League Two

Lincoln City are back to the top, despite conceding an equaliser in the 93rd minute at home to Mansfield. That's because former leaders MK Dons lost late at Stevenage, who themselves are now only out of the play-offs on goal difference. Colchester are into third.

Macclesfield are still bottom, seven points from safety; Notts County are second bottom on 15 points, two adrift from Cheltenham.


1703 MORE ACTION TO COME

It is Tottenham v Chelsea at 1730, check out the key stats for the game with this video, and our full preview below

Tottenham v Chelsea at Wembley in the Premier League
CLICK the photo for a full preview for Tottenham v Chelsea at Wembley


1655 ⌛️FULL TIMES ⌛️

Get full classified scores here

Get updated League tables here

PREMIER LEAGUE

Brighton 1-1 Leicester City

Everton 1-0 Cardiff City

Fulham 3-2 Southampton

Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace

Watford 0-2 Liverpool

West Ham 0-4 Manchester City

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Hull 0-2 Forest

Leeds 2-0 Bristol City

Millwall 1-1 Bolton

Preston 4-1 Blackburn

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Derby

Stoke 2-2 QPR

Swansea 1-4 Norwich City

Wigan 0-0 Reading

Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield United

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE (selected results)

Barnsley 1-1 Doncaster

Bradford City 2-0 Oxford

Charlton 3-1 Bristol Rovers

Scunthorpe 1-2 Portsmouth

Walsall 2-2 Sunderland

SKY BET LEAGUE TWO (selected results)

Lincoln 1-1 Mansfield

Carlisle 1-2 Forest Green

Northampton 2-2 Grimsby

Stevenage 3-2 MK Dons

Crawley 3-0 Crewe


1654 EVERYTHING COVERED - DON'T GO ANYWHERE

So please stay with us, as the full time whistles blow around the country we will bring you all the scores from the Premier League and Championship; and stand out results in League One and League Two.

We'll have all the key details from those games and how the tables have changed in all the leagues

Plus we will preview the late kick offs


1653 🕵 MAN ON THE SPOT 🕵

Full time - Hull City 0-2 Nottingham

Our EFL Expert Tom Carnduff at the game

"Forest showed that they are a quality outfit this afternoon. Impressive going forward while also limiting opportunities against them. Hull struggled to get going after the goals and there was no sign of a comeback.

"The question is can Forest maintain that consistency in both results and performance? They add to their decent away record with a 2-0 win."


1651 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

West Ham 0-4 Manchester City - Sane, 93

And the full time whistle is blown there too, so Manchester City still top and still unbeaten in the Premier League


1650 ⚽️ Man United to strike in Fergie time?

Paul Merson says Crystal Palace are settling for the point at Old Trafford and it could be dangerous. The hosts are 7/2 for the win now...

Back it here if you think they will leave it late


1647 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Leeds United 2-0 Bristol City - Hernandaz, 86

Leeds are going outright second on 33 points, 3 off top spot Norwich, as they seal the win here

Preston 4-1 Blackburn - Browne, 85

Preston are climbing to 16th as they extend their lead

Millwall 1-1 Bolton - Skalak, 83

Bolton are denied a vital win to stop their slide, as Millwall level late on


1645 🔴 RED CARD 🔴

Henderson receives a second yellow card and is sent off for Liverpool at Watford, but it doesn't make a difference as...

Watford 0-3 Liverpool - Firmino, 89


1643 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

Brighton 1-1 Leicester (Leicester down to 10 men)

Everton 1-0 Cardiff

Fulham 3-2 Southampton

Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace

Watford 0-2 Liverpool (Liverpool down to 10 men)

West Ham 0-3 Manchester City


1638 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Brighton 1-1 Leicester, Vardy Pen, 79

Losing since the 15th minute, and down to 10 men since the 28th, Leicester may now be taking an unlikely point from the AMEX as sub Jamie Vardy tucks away a pen.


1637 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores against Southampton
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores against Southampton

🔥 MITRO'S ON FIRE!

Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored twice against Southampton so far, with four attempts in total.

Sky Bet have now Price Boosted him to get a hat-trick from 10/1 to 12/1. With confidence up and around 10 minutes to go, it looks like a great price - back it here


1637 😂  WHAT SPORT ARE THEY PLAYING?

Kayal and Ndidi appear to forget it is football they are playing, as the former looks to score a try for Brighton

Brighton's Beram Kayal (right) battles for possession with Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi
Brighton's Beram Kayal (right) battles for possession with Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi


1633 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Fulham 3-2 Southampton - Mitrovic, 63

Fantastic game at Craven Cottage, and Ranieri is being put through the mill as he looks to make it one win from one game as the new Fulham boss. Will the McDonald's he promised his new players for a win happen tonight?

Watford 0-2 Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold, 76

After riding their luck by not conceding what most appear to think was a penalty for Watford at 0-0, Liverpool are now in total control and will still be unbetean!


Mo Salah scores for Liverpool at Watford
Mo Salah scores for Liverpool at Watford


1627 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Leeds United 1-0 Bristol City - Roofe, 69

United make their man advantage pay and finally take the lead having pushed and pushed for so long - it was coming and Bristol's problems continue

Swansea 1-4 Norwich - Pukki, 60

However Leeds won't be catching Norwich at the top today, as they extend their lead back to three in Wales

Stoke 2-1 QPR - Allen, 61

Stokes climb up the table is continuing - if it stays like this anyway - as they come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 now


1626 🕵 MAN ON THE SPOT 🕵

Hull 0-2 Forest - Grabban, 61 & Lolley, 64

Tom Carduff is at this one for us

"Forest lead! Remember the 'taxi' feature from Soccer AM back in the day? That Hull defending would feature. Weak shot comes in and in an attempt to clear it, the defender deflects the ball up for Lewis Grabban to connect with six yards out. The visitors were looking the likelier of the two sides to score.

"In the words of Alan Partridge 'AND ANOTHER!' - Joe Lolley's effort from the edge of the area is deflected past a helpless David Marshall.

"Also, how Forest have gotten away without picking up a card there is beyond me. Hull counter attack stopped as Tobias Figueiredo commits the foul, textbook yellow but nothing given! Even worse is that the referee gave Jack Robinson a talking to instead and he wasn't near the incident!


1625 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Watford 0-1 Liverpool - Salah, 67


1622 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Still going well for Brighton, leading Leicester 1-0, who have been down to 10 men since the 28th minute after Maddison was sent off for two bookable offences.

Glenn Murray to score a brace is now Price Boosted to 5/1


1618 🌩 EFL UPDATE 🌩

Leeds United can go outright second in the Sky Bet Championship if they can beat Bristol City at home.

Now the visitors have gone down to 10 men, with City's Josh Brownhill shown a second yellow and Marcelo Bielsa's side now have around half an hour to benefit from their advantage.

Leeds are now 5/6 to win this game, with the draw 6/5 and a City win 8/1.

CLICK HERE to check this market out.


1617 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Everton 1-0 Cardiff - Sigurdsson, 59

It's been coming with the home side applying the pressure and Cardiff have finally cracked. Everton are at 70% possession and 4 shots on target to Cardiff's 1


1615 Liverpool let off

Watford's Will Hughes goes down under a challenge in the box, but the ref immediately waves away the appeals from all players. The Sky Sports Soccer Saturday pundits all say it WAS A PEN!


1614 ⏹ GOAL DISALLOWED ⏹

Manchester United have a goal disallowed correctly for offside against Palace. That means both clubs have had one chalked off in this game


1612 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Fulham 2-2 Southampton - Armstrong, 53

What a game at Craven Cottage as the visitors level it up


1610 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Preston 2-1 Blackburn - Graham, 48

First goal in the second half in the Championship and Blackburn have one back at Preston. Whatever Tony Mowbray said at the break is working!


1607 Slow start

Slow start to the second half in both the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship

However in League One, Walsall lead at home to Sunderland 1-0, thanks to Josh Gordon's 46th minute strike


1604 SPORTING LIFE - Home of the EFL

If you didn't know, we are the home of the EFL - with exclusive rights to all EFL highlights. So follow us on twitter @sportinglifeFC and like us on facebook.com/sportinglifeofficial as we will post loads of match highlights, great goals, talking points and funny moments from the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two each week.

We also have exclusive interviews with the monthly Manager and Player of the Month Award winners and goal of the month.

And here are the League One and League Two nominees Goal of the Month for October.



1601 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

More to come at the London Stadium? You can back David Silva or Leroy Sane to score a brace at 6/1 and 11/2 respectively, while a 5-0 full-time scoreline is available at 11/2...

Click here for more in-play odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets


⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ️⚽️

So our EFL ACCA this week had Wigan, Charlton, Forest Green and Northampton all to win at 16/1.

At half time we have

❌ Wigan 0-0 Reading

🤜 Charlton 2-1 Bristol Rovers

🤜 Carlisle 0-1 Forest Green

❌ Northampton 1-1 Grimsby


1559 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Sadio Mane has hit the target once so far and he is available at 7/2 to find the back of the net anytime; while Liverpool to win 2-0 has been Price Boosted to 13/2

The visitors have had 3 shots on target and 64% possession

Click here for more in-play odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets


1557 And relax, for a few minutes anyway

OK, let's take a breath and take stock at half time


1555🕵 MAN ON THE SPOT 🕵

Our EFL Expert Tom Carnduff is at Hull v Forest today:

Half-time here. Hull starting to get back into a bit more and have had an appeal for a penalty turned down. Forest having the better of the chances though with Lewis Grabban and Matty Cash coming close.

One Hull card in that half but it does feel like one of those games where there could be a few more in the closing stages


1553 😅 PHEW!

The ball was in the back of the net at Old Trafford, but it was disallowed. Good news for us - not cos we are Red Devils fans, but because George tipped for more goals in the second half.

It's now goalless at the break!

A second-half in-play bet to consider - Jesse Lingard is 10/1 with Sky Bet to score the game's next goal. The midfielder has already had three attempts, with one of them on target.

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard in action v Crystal Palace
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard in action v Crystal Palace


⏳ HALF TIME SCORES ⏳

Get full live scores from all the Divisions here.

Premier League

Brighton 1-0 Leicester (Leicester down to 10 men)

Everton 0-0 Cardiff

Fulham 2-1 Southampton

Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace

Watford 0-0 Liverpool

West Ham 0-3 Manchester City

Sky Bet Championship

Hull 0-0 Forest

Leeds 0-0 Bristol City

Millwall 0-1 Bolton

Preston 2-0 Blackburn

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Derby

Stoke 1-1 QPR

Swansea 1-3 Norwich

Wigan 0-0 Reading

Full time - Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield United


1545: ⏹ GOAL DISALLOWED ⏹

Cheikhou Kouyate think he's puts Crystal Palace 1-0 up at Manchester United, but then it is disallowed for offside, correctly.


1544 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Fulham 2-1 Southampton - Schurrle, 43

Fulham are flying, coming back from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 at home to luckless Southampton


1541 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Swansea 1-3 Norwich

Championship leaders Norwich went 3-0 up in Wales, but the home side have got a ray of light going into half time, as James pulls one back

Millwall 0-1 Bolton

Bolton have struggled of late and are bottom of the Championship form table, but Beevers has them in the led at the New Den

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Derby

From 1-0 down to 2-1 up, Frank Lampard's side are now in control


1540 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Sterling loving London Life - A great first half for Manchester City and England's Raheem Sterling - his side lead 3-0 at West Ham and he's scored one and set up the other two!!

Sky Bet have Price Boosted Raheem Sterling to score the 4th goal to 7/1

Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane celebrate at West Ham
Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane celebrate at West Ham


1538 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

Fulham 1-1 Southampton - Mitrovic, 33

Ranieri see's his first goal as Fulham manger - but how does that affect your Super 6 predictions?


1537 😴 SOMEONE SHOOT ALREADY!

Half an hour in at Vicarage Road and there's been NO SHOTS from either side. Not on target - just none at all.

Not that we're complaining, it bodes well for George's Liverpool to win/under 3.5 total goals recommendation!


1535 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH 🌠

West Ham 0-3 Manchester City - Sane, 34

This is getting a long day for West Ham already, should we start looking at their biggest ever loss to City yet, or is it too soon?


1531 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Derby - Wilson, 29

Wow, Derby needed that one, they are level in Yorkshire

Bradford City 2-0 Oxford

A battle of two clubs in the Sky Bet League One relegation zone and it's the home side that lead. That takes them off the foot of the table and puts AFC Wimbledon for the time being


1529 🔴 RED CARD 🔴

OFF - James Maddison for Leicester at Brighton

He wasn't meant to be fit to play today for Leicester today and I bet he wishes he hadn't made the game, as he sees a second yellow card within the first 30 minutes.


1527 🕵 MAN ON THE SPOT 🕵

Sporting Life's EFL Expert Tom Carnduff is at Hull City v Nottingham Forest today and has this update:

"Forest looking dangerous at the moment. Had a couple of corners but also weary of those potential counter attacks too when they drive forward from their own defence. Forest currently at 11/10 to score the first goal."

Hull and Forest will be two of the clubs we focus on in our Sporting Life Sky Bet Championship Podcast, which will be out on Monday - please look out for it and take a listen


David Silva puts Manchester City ahead at West Ham
David Silva puts Manchester City ahead at West Ham


1526: 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Stoke 1-1 QPR - Berahino

A mistake by QPR defender Joel Lynch allows Stoke to level at home


1525 ⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ️⚽️

A good start for the Sporting Life Accumulator, with three teams winning after the opening 20 minutes 🤞🤞

⏱️ Wigan

✅ Charlton

✅ Forest Green

✅ Northampton

At 16/1, here's hoping!


1522 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Swansea 0-1 Norwich City - Hoom OG

The international break has stopped Norwich's momentum. The Sky Bet Championship leaders are continuing their excellent form in Wales so far


1518 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

Brighton 1-0 Leicester - Murray, 15

This goal has been coming, with Leicester's Evans particular struggling at the back, allowing chances for the home side, and Murray's taken one

Fulham 0-1 Southampton - Armstrong, 18

Ranieri hasn't been able to solve Fulham's major defensive problems just yet and he is losing his first game in charge.

West Ham 0-2 Manchester City - Sterling, 19

The defending Champions are cruising in the first 20 here


1514 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Preston 2-0 Blackburn

What a start for Preston, they've really picked up now after such a tough start to the season, Currently unbeaten in the last five

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Derby

Wednesday are building on their draw with Sheffield United, and lead Derby, who are trying to respond from their hammering by Aston Villa


1511 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

West Ham 0-1 Manchester City - Silva, 11

Sky Bet now have David Silva 2+ Shots On Target at 4/6


1510 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Stoke 0-1 QPR - Rangel, 7


1507 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Championship - Preston 1-0 Blackburn

League Two - Northampton 1-0 Grimsby


1503 ⏹ GOAL DISALLOWED ⏹

Watford thought they'd scored straight away against Liverpool, but the goal from Deulofeu is disallowed for offside


1501 🛑 GAME DELAYED 🛑

Hull City v Nottingham Forest is delayed as referee Graham Scott is injured in the warm-up, fourth official Matt Donohue replaces him.

He hasn't done a Championship game this season, although seems to hit that 4/5 card per game mark in League One and League Two. I'm remaining hopeful for now

40+ Nottingham Forest booking points was our tip before the game, as Scott gives 4/5 cards per game


1500: 🥅 KICK OFF 🥅

So the 3pm games are underway and we will have instant goal and key incident updates for all Premier League games and key EFL matches.

We'll bring you video highlights, social media interact and the latest betting advice and offers.

A reminder of the Super 6 games we'll keep you up to date with

  • Brighton v Leicester
  • Everton v Cardiff
  • Fulham v Southampton
  • Manchester United v Crystal Palace
  • Watford v Liverpool
  • West Ham v Manchester City

And we'll let you know how our Sporting Life ACCA is getting on. We back Wigan, Charlton, Forest Green and Northampton all to win enhanced to 16/1


1457: ⌛️ FULL TIME SCORES ⌛️

So let's just round up the early kick offs before trhe madness of the 1500 games:

Sky Bet Championship: Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield United

Sky Bet League Two: Lincoln 1-1 Mansfield

Scottish Premiership Hamilton 0-3 Celtic

La Liga: Eibar 3-0 Real Madrid


1453: 🌩 SCORE FLASH 🌩

Lincoln City 1-1 Mansfield - Mellis, 90

Oh, we spoke too soon, Mansfield level up at Sincil Bank.


1449: 🌩 SCORE FLASH 🌩

Lincoln City 1-0 Mansfield - Gordon, 85

The Imps didn't play last weekend and were knocked off the top of Sky Bet League Two by MK Dons. It looks they are responding in the perfect way


1448: GOAL OF THE MONTH

While we wait for Kick Off, let's enjoy some great goals. Here are the contenders for the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month for October. We will have the winner next week and exclusive interviews with the winner.


1447: GROUP BETS

Sky Bet have introduced their latest feature - Group Bets. All you have to do is set up a group and invite your friends to get yourself prepared, before building an accumulator together with this brand new way to bet.

Once all group players have chipped in with their selection, you can choose whether you want to back it as an accumulator or take out a leg of the bet, in case you think one of your mates has thrown in a dodgy choice.

The Sporting Life team have made our selections, check them out here


1445: 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Lukaku. Subs: Jones, Sanchez, Rashford, Grant, Fred, Valencia, Fellaini.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer, Townsend, Zaha. Subs: Ward, Sorloth, Ayew, Schlupp, Guaita, Kelly, Puncheon.

Sky Bet have:

Over 1.5 goals, 5+ Manchester Utd corners, 3+ Crystal Palace corners and 10+ booking points each team at 9/4

Manchester Utd to win, BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 20+ booking points each team at 22/1


1442 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

West Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Diangana, Rice, Obiang, Antonio, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic. Subs: Cresswell, Carroll, Adrian, Noble, Hernandez, Ogbonna, Lucas Perez.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane. Subs: Muric, Kompany, Stones, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden.

Sky Bet have PRICE BOOSTED:

Marko Arnautovic to score first to 12/1

Sergio Aguero to score first to 11/4

Manchester City to win 3-0 to 17/2

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR BETS


1440: 6⃣ SUPER 6 PREVIEW 6⃣

Super 6 also includes Everton at home to Cardiff - CLICK HERE TO PLAY

Here's the team news:

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison.

Cardiff: Etheridge, Morrison, Manga, Arter, Ralls, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Cunningham, Camarasa, Bamba, Harris.

What’s Merse calling here?


1433: 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

Here are the line up's for the Fulham v Southampton game

Fulham: Rico, Sessegnon, Odoi, Chambers, Mawson, Cairney, Schurrle, Le Marchand, Christie, Seri, Mitrovic. Subs: Bettinelli, Kebano, Johansen, Ayite, Ream, Bryan, Kamara

Southampton: McCarthy, Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett, Armstrong, Lemina, Gabbiadini, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Austin. Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Stephens, Davis, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Obafemi.

Sky Bet have for this one:

Over 1.5 goals, 5+ Fulham corners, 3+ Southampton corners and 10+ booking points each team at 9/4

Fulham to win, BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 20+ booking points each team

CLICK HERE to place your bets


1431 6⃣ SUPER 6 PREVIEW 6⃣

So after that drama, let's go back to Super 6 and still time for you to enter for FREE to try and win £250K!!

Manchester United host Crystal Palace in another Super 6 match today, this is what Merse is thinking


1426 ⌛ FULL TIME ⌛

Rotherham United 2-2 Sheffield United

Late drama earns Rotherham a draw against their South Yorkshire Rivals. It was a cracking, energetic derby game, played in the right spirit and the draw seems fair. However following their 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday, that's two South Yorkshire derbies the Blades should have won, but have only taken 2 rather than 6 points from.

This seems the Achilles heel for Chris Wilder's side currently, just lacking that quality and ruthless edge to win games. It's cost them going top today, so will it cost them in the long run too?

That's something we will discuss in Sporting Life's Sky Bet Championship PODCAST, which will be out on Monday - as former pro Noel Whelan, Gareth Jones and Tom Carduff discuss all the key news and talking points from the league.


1423: 🌩 SCORE FLASH 🌩

Rotherham United 2-2 Sheffield United - Proctor, 93

In the third minute of the five of injury time Rotherham equalise. It's poor defending from the Blades as the ball is tamely crossed into the box and somehow finds Proctor, who finishes nicely.


1412: 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

At Goodison Everton are unchanged as they welcome Cardiff City. It means Michael Keane makes his 50th appearance for the club

For Cardiff, Sol Bamba starts and is 17/2 to score in 90 minutes after scoring the winner against Brighton a few weeks ago.


1416: 🌩 SCORE FLASH 🌩

Rotherham United 1-2 Sheffield United - Basham, 85

It's a big goal, as Sheffield United retake the lead at Rotherham United, to go 2-1 up.

Sky Bet boosted BTTS in the second half to 5/2 and we told you to go for it, as both goals looked vulnerable - we were right, but did you take it up? Congrats if so


1415: 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

Could Manchester City go unbeaten in the Premier League this season? Well it’s one game at a time for Pep’s men and today it’s West Ham.

This is another Super 6 game and Sky Sport's Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson calls this one


1412: 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

Brighton make 4 changes as they host Leicester City, which include Bruno and Bernardo starting.

For Leicester - Maddison starts, despite being a doubt originally - he is 7/1 to score the first goal today with Sky Bet


1410: 🚨SOCCER SATURDAY PRICE BOOST 🚨

Back Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester City all to win this afternoon as Sky Bet’s Soccer Saturday Price Boost has enhanced the odds from 7/2 to NOW 11/2. They face West Ham, Watford and Brighton respectively.

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1404 📰 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS 📰

Liverpool are at Watford and despite a big game in the Champions League this coming week, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all start for Jurgen Klopp's side - maybe he's taking Gary Neville's advice after all (LOL).

For Manchester City there's no Bernardo Silva, while Riyad Mahrez is on the bench. For West Ham Andy Carroll is a sub for first time this season.

At Old Trafford Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba return from injury for Manchester United, as does Wilfried Zaha for Crystal Palace.


1401 🕵 EFL TIPS🕵

So on the subject of the Sky Bet EFL, let's take a look at Sporting Life's EFL expert Tom Carnduff's tips for today....

40+ Nottingham Forest booking points at 4/1

Forest's poor disciplinary record sets them apart from the rest of the league. Their 44 yellows and one red is seven clear of Bolton in second, while their 26 cautions on the road also gives them the worst away record.

This could actually be quite a frustrating game for Forest given the Tigers' upturn in form in recent weeks. They have already shown that they can pick up cards in games where they are frustrated, the seven yellows in their away defeat to Brentford being a good example.

Each team to have 30+ booking points in Sheffield Wednesday v Derby at 7/1

The Owls have seen at least three yellows in their last two games, while their win over Bristol City last month saw a total of five. They have picked up at least a card in every home game this season.

Derby also had 30 booking points in their last game, a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa, and like their opponents have seen multiple cards frequently in their league games this season.

The referee could be the deciding factor here. A total of 19 yellow cards have been shown in his last three league games, with 14 yellows and two reds in the two games before that.


1358 🌩 SCORE FLASH 🌩

Rotherham United 1-1 Sheffield United - Taylor, 66mins

The Millers equalise in the South Yorkshire derby. We said at half time they had had plenty of chances, and this goal was coming. Yet again, the Blades have been punished for not taking their chances to be further ahead.


1355: 6⃣ SUPER 6 PREVIEW 6⃣

So Claudio Ranieri takes charge of Fulham for the first time today and it’s a Super 6 game too.

🍕 He famously gave his Premier League title winning Leicester City side pizza when they kept clean sheets, and he’s promised McDonald’s for his new Fulham players when they claim a win. Could that happen in his first game? 🍕

Here’s Merse's view on today’s game against Southampton:


1345: ⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA ⚽️

Every week we put together an EFL Accumulator, we then team up with EFL sponsors Sky Bet to get it Price Boosted for you.

It's already come in a few times this season and hopefully we'll get more success today.] Championship returns this weekend and we have a four-fold enhanced to 16/1 by EFL title sponsors Sky Bet.

CLICK HERE to back Wigan, Charlton, Forest Green and Northampton all to win enhanced to 16/1

Wigan (to beat Reading)

Wigan are a fantastic side at home with just one home loss in all competitions since March. They have five wins in eight games at the DW Stadium this season and they face a Reading side who only have one away victory. That leaves them level on points with the relegation zone.

Charlton (to beat Bristol Rovers)

Charlton have the third best home record in Sky Bet League One and their last two games have ended in victory. That has moved them up to sixth in the table and they'll fancy their chances at home to Bristol Rovers, who have only won two games on the road this season.

Forest Green (to beat Carlisle)

The only away selection in this week's accumulator, but Forest Green find themselves as the fourth best away side in Sky Bet League Two. They have also lost just three league games this season. Carlisle's home record hasn't been great in recent weeks with just one win in their last six, they also sit 17th in the home standings.

Northampton (to beat Grimsby)

The hosts are on a four-game unbeaten run which has pushed them up to fourth in the form charts. Four is the lucky number here with their last four home games all ending with three points. They take on Grimsby who have lost their last three away games.


1335: 🚨SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

We are just underway in second half at the New York Stadium, with Sheffield United leading their Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United 1-0.

Sky Bet have Boosted the following:

Billy Sharp to score the game's second goal at 5/1; Mark Duffy to bag a brace is now 10/1; while BTTS in the second half is available at 5/2...

The latter offer could be worth a look, Rotherham have had 3 shots on target so far, with the Blades 2 on target and the goal, of course. We've also seen McGoldrick have a tap in cleared off the line and the United keeper Henderson make a couple of cracking saves, so there is a good chance of more goals in this one from both sides.

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1330: 6⃣ SUPER 6 PREVIEW 6⃣

Once the Premier League team news starts coming in at 1400 we will let you know and have all the key details.

In the meantime let's look in more detail at today's Super 6 games, which you can enter for FREE here.

Liverpool remain unbeaten as they go to Watford this afternoon, and Sky Sport's Soccer Saturday Pundit Paul Merson is calling a shock for his Super 6 prediction here


1327: Early Kick Off Half Times

At the break in the Sky Bet Championship Sheffield United lead 1-0 at Rotherham United, which would be good enough to put the Blades top of the table on goal difference from Norwich City, who are Swansea at 1500 GMT.

In Scotland, Celtic lead at Hamilton 1-0 in the Premiership at the interval thanks to Christie's goal on 13 minutes.

In Sky Bet League Two, Lincoln City and Mansfield are goalless after 27 minutes at Sincil Bank


1324: 🚨SOCCER SATURDAY PRICE BOOST 🚨

Back Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester City all to win this afternoon as Sky Bet’s Soccer Saturday Price Boost has enhanced the odds from 7/2 to NOW 11/2. They face West Ham, Watford and Brighton respectively.

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1320: ☔ The Rain in Spain....

....Falls mainly on Real Madrid at the moment - would you believe in La Liga they are 3-0 down at Eibar after 62 minutes!!!


1315: 🔎 George's Premier League Tips 🔎

So here are George's Premier League tips - we know nothing is certain in the football or betting world, but what we do know is that George has profited from the last two rounds of Premier League 3pm kick offs, as well as success in Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League matches, so here are his tips.

1pt Everton to be beating Cardiff at half-time at evens

The Toffees have been strong at home under Marco Silva so far, collecting 13 points from a possible 18, and that is why they are well fancied by the bookies for this one. A key stat for Cardiff is that they have trailed at the break six times this season, four of them coming away from home. 

· 2pts Fulham to beat Southampton and under 3.5 total goals at 5/2

The Cottagers have conceded 31 goals in 12 games since returning to the top flight. They undoubtedly have the talent going forward, so Claudio Ranieri’s first remit will be to tighten up at the back - and Italians usually know how to defend.

To face a Southampton side short in front of goal, it points towards a home victory with few goals for the visitors. Fulham to win and under 2.5 total goals at 5/1 is tempting, but the hosts and under 3.5 gives you a safer margin at 5/2.

· 1pt Highest scoring half - second in Man United v Palace at 21/20

Palace have never beaten Man United and are on a poor run after a tough fixture list of late. The favoured bet is for the most goals to be scored in the second half. This means there is no onus on the result - and with Jose Mourinho's side you never know - and involves the league's worst second-half team in Palace. The Eagles have conceded 14 in the second period this term while United have scored 11, often leaving it late in the game.

· 1pt West Ham's Pablo Zabaleta to be carded v Man City at 5/2

The Hammers have the worst disciplinary record in the league so far, with 28 yellows and a red. Zabaleta faces his old club and against City's rapid, inter-changing attack he faces a tough 90 minutes and 5/2 to be shown a card looks very generous.

Pellegrini's side have shown improvement, scoring four in their victory over Burnley last time out at the London Stadium, but a City side - potentially without Bernardo Silva as well as Kevin De Bruyne - will need a real off day to come away without the points after starting the season convincingly and without complacency.


1310: 6⃣ SUPER 6 6⃣

So today’s Super 6 has £250,000 up for grabs and there is still time to play and put your predictions in for today’s games – ALL FOR FREE.

The games for this round are below and you can enter by clicking here:

· Brighton v Leicester

· Everton v Cardiff

· Fulham v Southampton

· Manchester United v Crystal Palace

· Watford v Liverpool

· West Ham v Manchester City


1305: EARLY UPDATE

So let's straight away update you on the early kick offs and head to New York - well Rotherham's New York Stadium.

In the Sky Bet Championship it is a South Yorkshire derby as the Millers' host Sheffield United.

After 32 minutes it is advantage to Chris Wilder's side, who lead 1-0 thanks to Duffy's strike on 8 minutes. As it stands it puts the Blades top of the Championship.


1300: WELCOME

Hello, welcome to the latest Sporting Life Saturday Football Betting Live Blog!

How you all doing today? Hope you are all well and looking forward to a full programme of domestic action following the latest international break

We will keep you up to date with all the latest goals, major incidents, talking points and news from all today’s key games. We will also have instant updates on the progress of Super 6; the Sporting Life ACCA and all our recommended bets today.

We’ll also have the latest Sky Bet Price Boost offers throughout the afternoon.


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