This promises to be one of the biggest weekends of the English Premier League season so far with six of the top eight going head to head: Everton v Liverpool, Arsenal v Southampton and Manchester City v Tottenham.
City look the best bet in those matches, given their strong home record and Tottenham's low-scoring and slightly questionable form.
This is the ninth big-six clash of the season and it is interesting to note that home teams have done well so far, with six wins and two draws. The best of those home wins was City's 4-1 demolition of neighbours United, which reflects how much better City are at home than on the road.
Manuel Pellegrini's side have won all five home league games this season, by an aggregate of 20 goals to two, and Sunday's visitors do not appear to have the ammunition to match them in attack. Tottenham have managed only nine goals in 11 league games and just one of those was scored against a top-half side.
That puts the onus on Tottenham's defence to stop City and, although they have conceded only six goals so far, it will be difficult to keep a clean sheet. City have not been shut out at home in the league for more than three years and they have won 47 out of 55 during that scoring run, a win rate of 85 per cent.
The problem for Andre Villas-Boas is that his strikers are not stepping up when the defence is breached. Tottenham have conceded in just four of their 11 games, but they have taken only one point from those four games, in the 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea.
Roberto Soldado, the big summer signing in attack, has yet to fire (three of his four goals have come from the penalty spot) and Tottenham's scoring problem is most evident against the better sides. They have failed to find the net in three of their four games against top-half teams, with two draws and two defeats in those matches.
All that adds up to City being an attractive bet at the odds and Sergio Aguero, whose partnership with Alvaro Negredo is blossoming, is worth considering for first goalscorer.
Aguero is joint top scorer in the Premier League with eight goals, the same tally as Liverpool SAS partners Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, who will be seen by many as the key to the outcome of the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool's statistics with Suarez and Sturridge in the team are not wholly convincing, however.
Between them the pair have scored 19 goals in the 13 Premier League matches they have started together since Sturridge's arrival in January, but despite that hefty total Liverpool's win rate in those matches is little better than 50 per cent (seven wins out of 13).
That suggests the balance is still not quite right in Brendan Rodgers' team, although punters have been able to profit by backing over 2.5 goals when Suarez and Sturridge have started. Ten of their 13 games together have gone over that mark.
Everton lack the attacking flair of Suarez and Sturridge but this match could prove they are better balanced than their neighbours.
They still retain the defensive discipline instilled by David Moyes, with six clean sheets in 11 games, but under Roberto Martinez they are more likely to win even when they concede. They are the only Premier League side unbeaten after conceding the first goal (in two games).
Everton's only defeat this season was away to Manchester City and at home they have had a win and a draw against top-six sides Chelsea and Tottenham. Their solid figures make them the handicap pick.
Southampton have won at Liverpool and drawn at Manchester United, which suggests they are not in third place by chance. Another good result at Arsenal cannot be ruled out, but the negatives are that they are a low-scoring side and have won only once when they have conceded.
Arsenal have scored in 10 of their 11 games (the best record in the Premier League) and have won eight of those scoring games. They are far from a banker at short odds, but should have enough to win.
Manchester United also look plenty short enough away to Cardiff City, although they have won all five games against bottom-half sides and most of their problems this season have been against the elite sides.
The two teams that catch the eye in the lesser matches are Hull at home to Crystal Palace and Newcastle at home to Norwich. Newcastle, whose only poor result was the derby defeat at Sunderland, are the pick.
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