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Sam Hendry with the weekend’s best football bets

Fulham vs Manchester United – Saturday 12.30pm

Even a price of 4/6 (general) seems rather generous for a Man United side in this kind of form going up against one of the favourites for relegation.

Fulham’s 4-2 win over Brighton 10 days ago gave them hope, but they came crashing back to earth with a disappointing defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend.

It would take a near miracle for their unreliable defence to keep out a United attack which has well and truly found its groove again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Since the Norwegian’s arrival nobody has been involved in more goals than Paul Pogba, and a double of a United win and Pogba anytime goal will give you odds of 12/5 (Paddy Power)

Watford vs Everton – Saturday 3pm

After an acrimonious departure from Watford, Marco Silva’s move to Everton was meant to be his chance to show the world he had the qualities to become an elite manager.

But things have turned sour around Goodison Park of late and The Toffees are on track to post a lower points tally than Sam Allardyce managed last season.

Silva will not be given a warm welcome on his return to Vicarage Road and Watford have not missed him at all due to the excellent work of his replacement Javi Gracia.

Abdoulaye Doucoure could be fit again for the hosts after missing the last four games while Richarlison – who cost Everton £50 million to sign from Watford last summer – and Gylfi Sigurdsson should return to the visitor’s line-up

Only a point separates these two sides in 8th and 9th in the Premier League and I expect a tight game to reflect those positions.

But I fancy Watford to pile more misery on their old manager and the half time draw/full time Watford win appeals to me at odds of 5/1 generally

Manchester City vs Chelsea – Sunday 4pm

City have bounced back impressively from their surprise defeat to Newcastle by recording back-to-back wins over Arsenal and Everton and they will have the chance to go, at the very least, top on goal difference with a win on Sunday.

Chelsea earned a much-needed convincing win last weekend when they thrashed hapless Huddersfield thanks to doubles from Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain – his first goals for the club – but this will be a much sterner test.

City have the strongest home record in the league and will be keen for revenge after Chelsea inflicted their first loss of the season when they beat them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December.

After going toe-to-toe with City and Liverpool for the first few months of the campaign, Chelsea have now fallen 12 points behind the leaders, and I think Pep Guardiola’s team will prove too strong for them.

Chelsea should at least fancy themselves to get on the scoresheet, though, and a Man City win with both teams to score will get you odds of 2/1 generally

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