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Man City, Everton, Liverpool and Man Utd make up Saturday special

| 22.03.2014

Coral offer an enhanced 9/2 on home wins for Man City against Fulham and Everton over Swansea along with away victories for Liverpool at Cardiff and Manchester United against West Ham.

Man City v Fulham
After last weekend’s results Manchester City now find themselves favourites once more to win the Barclays Premier League.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are currently fourth but have games in hand on all their rivals and only the brave (or stupid) can forecast anything other than a sure fire home win here.

This is reflected in the odds with the Sky Blues 1/6 to record their fifth consecutive victory over Fulham.

Only Chelsea have left the Etihad Stadium with anything in the league so far this season and it is hard to see the Cottagers joining their neighbours in doing so.

Although the visitors recorded their first victory under new manager Felix Magath last weekend against Newcastle, they still find themselves bottom of the league .

With Sergio Aguero again missing through injury, Edin Dzeko is expected to deputise and the Bosnian is 11/4 to score first and 1/2 to net in consecutive games.

Everton v Swansea
A place in next season’s Champions League may be out of reach for Everton but they still have a lot to play for this season.

Following recent results, the Toffees now have a real chance of claiming fifth spot along with finishing higher than previous manager David Moyes’ Manchester United.

The Merseysiders are 8/13 to record their eighth successive home win although it took late goals to dispose of both Cardiff and West Ham in the previous two.

Roberto Martinez’s side are another club with a strong home league record with only Sunderland having tasted success at Goodison Park so far this term, although the home side played most of the game with ten men.

Turn the clock back to this time last season and Swansea had just won their first trophy and were enjoying life under Michael Laudrup.

A lot has changed in that time though and the Welsh side now find themselves among the battle for relegation.

The Swans’ have picked up just 12 points on their travels and are 5/1 to find their fourth away success of the season.

Cardiff v Liverpool
A 3-0 demolition of fierce rivals Manchester United has turned Liverpool into genuine title contenders.

Although some may have already felt that they had a chance, the ease in which they took United apart, along with other results has put Brendan Rogers side in with a real shout.

The Reds still have to welcome Manchester City and Chelsea to Anfield which gives them a major advantage.

Before then though they must ensure that they now don’t throw away this great opportunity and the Merseysiders are 2/5 to leave Wales with three points

Both sides have shown contrasting form over recent games with Liverpool having won their last five league matches whilst Cardiff have just one triumph from their last seven encounters.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were unfortunate to go down to a last minute Seamus Coleman goal last time out but they need to start picking up more wins.

Cardiff may not have enjoyed much success this season but they have beaten Manchester City and drew with Manchester United at home and are 13/2 to cause another shock here.

West Ham v Manchester United
Even though they were taken apart by fierce rivals Liverpool last weekend, Manchester United manager David Moyes was finally able to receive some welcome relief following their progression in the Champions League.

Robin van Persie’s hat-trick allowed the Reds to overturn the 2-0 first leg deficit which has now set-up a quarter-final meeting with current holders Bayern Munich.

A mixture of relief and joy was on show at the full time whistle at Old Trafford but it must be remembered the quality of opposition they have just disposed of.

Problems remain for United in the league though sitting in seventh with just 48 points but if there is one team that they have enjoyed playing against in recent times then it is West Ham.

Nine wins and one draw from their last 10 top-flight meetings with the Hammers failing to score in six of those and United are 5/6 to enjoy another visit to Upton Park.

Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against West Ham. The striker is 5/4 to net and 5/1 to score the first goal of the game.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.