Bank on City to tear Saints apart

The Racing Paper - - Football - By Mar­lon Ket­tle

EV­ERY acca needs a banker and the one for to­day is MAN CITY who take on Southamp­ton at the Eti­had.

The book­ies have them at long odds-on for a rea­son and they can tear apart Mark Hughes side who have tight­ened up in re­cent weeks and gone back to ba­sics but as much as they will de­fend they will not be able to keep out Pep Guardi­ola’s well-oiled ma­chine.

There could well be a few goals in this game with City hav­ing all the pos­ses­sion de­spite the lat­est in­jury to Kevin De Bruyne.

De­spite City be­ing short, they add a valu­able div­i­dend to our acca, just as Liver­pool did in our suc­cess­ful four­some last Satur­day.

An­other Pre­mier League side is the choice for our sec­ond team to beef up our mul­ti­ple this week­end.

Brighton travel to Good­i­son dis­play­ing prob­a­bly their best form since ar­riv­ing in the Pre­mier League and Glenn Murray de­fy­ing his age to record six league goals al­ready this sea­son.

Their op­po­nents though are best suited at home and they will be look­ing to bounce back af­ter an un­lucky de­feat to United at Old Traf­ford last week­end.

The Tof­fees are a much bet­ter side this sea­son than last and have more at­tack­ing op­tions avail­able to them than in pre­vi­ous years.

The ad­di­tion of Richarli­son from Wat­ford has proved a master­stroke by Marco Silva and he can help EVER­TON to an­other three points.

The com­pet­i­tive League One is the des­ti­na­tion for our next pick with Rochdale play­ing host to LU­TON TOWN.

The Hat­ters would be mad to pass up the op­por­tu­nity of gain­ing three points at Spot­land that would keep them well within touch­ing dis­tance of the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion places.

At present they lie in fifth place just three points off third placed Sun­der­land who have played a game less.

They have for­ward Danny Hyl­ton in fine form hav­ing hit five in eight games since his free trans­fer from Ox­ford in the close sea­son in­clud­ing a hat­trick against fel­low high fly­ers Ac­cring­ton two games ago.

League Two sees sec­ond bot­tom Chel­tenham play host to 10th placed MANS­FIELD.

The Stags can help us pun­ters jump for joy by win­ning at the home of the world-fa­mous race fes­ti­val.

They have lost just once this sea­son and their only down­fall has been their in­abil­ity to score the goals their play has de­served.

That said, they are tight at the back hav­ing con­ceded just ten goals in their first 14 games and with Chel­tenham find­ing goals hard to come by David Fl­itcroft’s side can just get their nose in front and edge home.

De­pend­ing on which bookie you use and their odds, a win­ning acca would add up to around 15/2.

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