Mythbusters: 4 favourites to avoid on Sunday
We search the Premier League and Europe for the underdogs who could cause a shock this weekend.
Tottenham not to beat Liverpool –
Spurs were edgy in recording their first league win at Wembley last weekend, so the value certainly lies with Liverpool this time around.
The Reds have only lost one league match this season – paying for Sadio Mane’s early red card at Manchester City – and have lost just two games against top-six rivals since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment in October 2015.
A thumping 7-0 win at Maribor on Tuesday suggests that the visitors are nicely poised to claim at least a point at the national stadium.
Atalanta not to beat Bologna –
Bologna are in encouraging form, and are good value to take something from Atalanta on Sunday.
Roberto Donadoni’s side have won their last three matches – two of which were wins to nil away from home – and held second-place Inter to a draw last month.
Atalanta have been good at home this season, but were forced to play in the Europa League on Thursday evening, and had not won any of their four previous matches before overcoming Apollon Limassol.
Atletico Madrid not to beat Celta Vigo –
A 0-0 draw with Qarabag on Wednesday did little to suggest that Atletico are about to reverse their unconvincing start to the season.
Diego Simeone’s side are now without a win in four, scoring just twice in that run, and have been held in five of their seven away matches this season, including at Girona and Leganes.
Celta Vigo have avoided defeat in their last three home matches, and are a good bet to manage the same on Sunday.
Lyon not to beat Troyes –
Troyes served Mythbusters well last week, securing a 2-2 draw at Lille, and are good value to repeat the trick against Lyon on Sunday.
In beating St-Etienne 2-1 in their last home match, the recently-promoted side proved that they are also dangerous on their own patch, having already beaten Nice and Metz away.
Lyon have not won any of their last three league away matches, and are a good bet to drop points again just three days after a game at Everton.