Mythbusters: 4 weekend favourites to consider swerving
We search all over Britain and the rest of Europe for the underdogs who could cause a shock on Saturday and Sunday.
Southampton v Manchester United
Manchester United’s thumping start to the season has revolved around their form at Old Trafford, with life a little trickier away from home.
Jose Mourinho’s side didn’t make their superiority truly felt until the 80th minute at Swansea – where the running was made by Paul Pogba, who misses this one – before they were frustrated by Stoke in a 2-2 draw.
Southampton won their first game of the season at Crystal Palace last time out, and have kept three clean sheets in five so far this season, meaning they are at least in position to make their visitors’ life similarly difficult.
After they held United to a 0-0 draw in this fixture last season, back the Saints not to lose this game at .
Leicester v Liverpool
Such is the form of these two sides that a positive result for Leicester would come as one of the least surprising surprises of the seasons.
The Foxes were handed a devilish start to the season, but beat Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, and will welcome back Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy for this game.
September has not treated Jurgen Klopp’s side kindly, with their vulnerable defence wobbling ever further with every error it makes.
Back the hosts to take advantage and secure at least a point at .
Atletico v Sevilla
Atletico Madrid have not enjoyed a fluent start to the season, drawing two of their five league matches and only securing one of their victories by more than one goal.
The form of Sevilla, therefore, should concern Diego Simeone.
Saturday’s visitors are second in La Liga, having only conceded once in their five matches, and are available to continue that impressive form by avoiding defeat at .
Juventus v Torino
Despite a 100 per cent start to their Serie A defence, Juventus have not started this season wholly convincingly.
In losing Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan, Max Allegri’s side have lost the impenetrable defence that that defined them last term.
The Old Lady have conceded three goals to both Lazio and Barcelona so far this season – the best two attacks they have faced – and will struggle to deal with Torino’s hotshot Andrea Belotti on Saturday.
Spearheaded by Belotti and Adem Llajic, back the visitors to earn at least a point from this fierce local derby at .
*Odds subject to change.