Friday October 31st, 2014

Manchester City had a three-game winning streak snapped last weekend in a surprising upset loss on the road to West Ham United, and the club will look to bounce back this Sunday hosting Manchester United in a matchup between two of the English Premier League's most popular teams – and heated rivals.

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Manchester City, United looking to restore stability in important derby

On the other side, Manchester United is unbeaten in its last four games with a 2-0-2 record that includes a come-from-behind 1-1 draw against Chelsea last Sunday. The Red Devils will be up against another tough attack this week, but this time the game comes on the road. Manchester City is a -120 favorite to win at home at sportsbooks monitored by at +325 and the draw at +275. City is 3-0-0 in its last three games against United since going 4-9-1 in the previous 14 meetings.

Since starting the season off in a 1-3-3 slump, Everton has bounced back nicely in recent weeks with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and a 3-1 win against Burnley. Everton hosts Swansea City this Saturday looking for its third straight win against a team that is going in the opposite direction with a 1-3-2 record since starting the season off 3-0-0. Everton is a -140 home favorite over Swansea City (+400) with the draw going off at +275. Swansea City is 1-15-5 all-time against Everton.

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West Ham's surprising start down to imposing play from Sakho, Valencia

Southampton has made the most of a soft schedule to start the season, with a 6-2-1 record through its first nine games. The club is a +105 road favorite at sportsbooks monitored by this Saturday visiting Hull City. The home team is going off at +260 to win and at +250 to play to a draw. Draws are common for Hull City as the team is 2-2-5 this season and coming off back-to-back road draws against Arsenal and Liverpool. Southampton is 10-1-4 in its last 15 games against Hull City.

At the top of the table, Chelsea is still undefeated with a 7-2-0 record this season and is a heavy home favorite of -600 against Queens Park Rangers this Saturday. QPR is just 2-6-1 this season and is going off at +1400 to pull off the outright upset and +700 to force a draw on Chelsea.

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