Sheffield Utd v Southampton
The Blades have something about them: five points from their opening four matches, with a valiantly-fought draw at Stamford Bridge, will delight Chris Wilder, and they’re a pretty tempting price to beat Southampton at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
The heart they've shown may not be enough to keep them up, but it'll ensure they are right in the race for survival come April and May.
The Saints have shown fairly topsy-turvy form themselves, and a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at home last time out was certainly impressive, but there are still question marks over how they’ll fare on the road this campaign.
The 3-0 opening day defeat at Burnley was dismal, and their victory at Brighton was hugely aided by the Seagulls being reduced to 10 men after half an hour – a match in which they were being comprehensively outplayed in before the sending off.
Pick: Sheffield United @ +150
Man Utd v Leicester
Since their incredible away victory against PSG last season in the Champions League, Manchester United have won just three of their 13 league matches – spanning the end of last season and the start of this one. That’s a pitiful return for one of the most valuable squads on the planet.
No matter what United fans say, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t a manager of Premier League quality—let alone Manchester United quality—and with him at the wheel, the side will continue dropping points at regular intervals.
At +350, I haven’t hesitated to back Leicester against them at Old Trafford.
Since the start of the 18/19 season, The Foxes have taken 12 points from a possible 39 against the big boys, which is a fairly solid return, and there will simply be no better opportunity to beat United at Old Trafford than this.
Jamie Vardy, as we all know, loves playing against the big boys, and there’s no doubt he’ll have a big part to play on Saturday.
That said, United have only lost four league matches at Old Trafford since the start of last season (though one did come against Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago), but +350 is still worth the nibble as a value-based play.
Back: Leicester City @ +350