Mythbusters: Beware including these 4 favourites in your weekend accumulator
We present the case for the underdog in seemingly one-sided matches from England and on the continent...
Liverpool v Everton
Liverpool’s home form has improved of late, but they remain vulnerable as Everton travel across Stanley Park for the Merseyside derby.
Jurgen Klopp’s team were decidedly unconvincing in beating Burnley in their last match at Anfield, and must face the league’s in-form team on Saturday lunchtime.
No team has picked up more points in the last 10 matches than the Toffees, who will also field the league’s top scorer in Romelu Lukaku.
Ronald Koeman’s side are still in touch with the top six, and will be motivated by the fact that victory here would move them even closer to the Premier League’s elite.
The visitors are available at to win the game, while the draw can be backed at .
Watford v Sunderland
Watford are sleepwalking into the relegation battle, and represent a good opportunity for Sunderland to pick up a valuable win.
Walter Mazzarri’s side have won just one of their last six home league games – against 10-man Burnley – and have failed to beat other strugglers Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road during that run.
So the Mackems will be hoping for a repeat of their 1-0 victory in this corresponding fixture in December.
David Moyes’ side won 4-0 away at Crystal Palace last month, too, so are clearly capable of turning it on in big matches.
The two sides have been much of a muchness in 2017, so the visitor’s price of is certainly tempting.
The draw may be the best bet, though, at .
Schalke v Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund’s disappointing away run is showing no sign of abating, after they lost 2-1 at Hertha Berlin in their last league game on the road.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have won just three of their last 11 away matches, and kept only one Bundesliga clean sheet on their travels all season.
That opens the door for Schalke to enhance their chances of finishing in the Bundesliga’s top six.
The hosts have not lost any of their last five home matches, and went on a run of seven straight home league wins earlier in the season.
Markius Weinzierl’s side can be backed at to win this game, while the draw is available at .
Monaco v PSG
France’s best two teams meet in the Coupe de la Ligue final on Saturday, with PSG odds-on favourites to win the game.
Ligue 1 leaders Monaco, though, are the side in better form.
Leonardo Jardim’s side have only lost to Manchester City in their last 19 matches, and have scored 37 goals in their last 12 – impressive stuff.
And while PSG also win most of their games, they have not been quite as convincing in doing so.
That their last three wins have come by only one goal suggests that it’s actually Monaco who look a good bet at .
The draw, meanwhile, is out at .