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Sam Hendry with the weekend’s best football bets

Wolves vs Southampton – Saturday 3pm

After a difficult start to the season, Wolves appear to be back on track after winning their last two games without conceding a goal.

That includes the Adama Traore-inspired victory over Man City two weeks ago and they look well placed to continue to get their top six challenge back on track with a favourable home tie against a Saints side who have lost their last three, conceding nine goals in the process.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is a good manager, but it doesn’t appear that he has the quality in his squad to avoid anything else than another relegation battle this season.

Raul Jimenez provided the two assists for Traore at the Etihad and it could be time for the Mexican striker to get back on the scoresheet himself.

He may only have two league goals so far, but his prolific return in Europe means he has eight in total for the season and you can get odds of 21/10 on bet365’s bet builder for Wolves to win and Jimenez to score anytime.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford – Saturday 3pm

This is the ideal fixture for Spurs to bounce back with after their disastrous week before the international break where they were comprehensively beaten in consecutive games by Bayern Munich and Brighton.

Watford are one of only two teams in the top four divisions of English football to have not won a league game so far having drawn two and lost six of their opening eight games

Quique Sánchez Flores hasn’t had the desired impact since his re-appointment but he – like his counterpart Mauricio Pochettino – will have been thankful for the two-week break to allow him to take stock of their current situation.

The pressure is all on Tottenham, but I think they will get back to winning ways here.

They thrashed Crystal Palace on their return from the last international break and are 10/1 with bet365 to win 3-0.

Son Heung-min scored twice in that game against Palace and is 5/1 to open the scoring again today.

Manchester United vs Liverpool – Sunday 4.30pm

The league leaders travel to Old Trafford in their most confident mood for many a year as they look to extend their remarkable 100% record.

United’s woeful form and many injuries – Paul Pogba and David de Gea the latest to be ruled out – makes an already difficult task look almost impossible against Jurgen Klopp’s relentless outfit.

In terms of goals, this feels like a day for the unsung hero of Liverpool’s front three, Roberto Firmino whose three goals have all come away from home.

United’s defence has been the strongest aspect of their shambolic season and I expect them to surrender territory and possession here, meaning it could take Firmino’s cunning movement and touch to break them down. He is 5/1 at bet365 to score first.

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