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Crafty acca should help make my Sunday super

IT'S one of the greatest days in the history of televised football.

Everton v Liverpool, Ajax v PSV, Arsenal v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid, Milan v Napoli, PSG v Marseille and Dallas v Houston (yeeeehaw!).

But I won't be around to see this Super Sunday. Mrs Bunter has talked me into a day trip to an arts and crafts fair.

I can't backtrack on it, because I've already said an enthusiastic yes - she said "October festival" to me a few months back and all I heard was Oktoberfest.

But that won't stop me watching the games on my phone in between visits to the artisan confetti stall and the matchstick art gallery.

I'm going to plump for an ambitious acca which will either leave me crying into my ethically produced floral handkerchief or buying Mrs Bunter a ring which has been delicately hand-hammered by 1,000 mice.

So in time order, here goes: Everton-Liverpool draw, Ajax, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Napoli and, for a final flourish, Marseille.

I'm leaving the Dallas v Houston game alone.

It's not that I'm hopeless at punting on MLS - I just don't want to get greedy.

Anyway, by then I suppose I'll be safely back in bed, enjoying my new hand-sheared alpaca wool blanket.

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Everton v Liverpool

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  • Six of the last ten ­derbies have been drawn
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Five of the last six Merseyside derbies have ended in a draw and the latest installment could end the same way. Everton haven’t won any of the last ten derbies but the Toffees have the attacking options to prey on the visitors’ defensive fragility to take a point from the Goodison Park encounter.