High-flying City hit Watford for six

MANCHESTER CITY are 11-10 to win the Premier League after thrashing Watford 6-0 to move top of the table.

A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero and goals from Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling extend the ruthless Citizens’ unbeaten league run to 12 games – their best sequence under Pep Guardiola.

Crystal Palace became the first club in top-flight history to lose their first five games without scoring as Roy Hodgson’s first game as manager ended in defeat against Southampton.

Steve Davis’s first-half strike was enough to separate the sides at Selhurst Park and with Palace’s next three games being against the Manchester clubs and Chelsea, bet365 are expecting the Eagles wait for a first win to go on.

Palace are 12-1 to get off the mark at City, 14-1 for their first victory of the campaign to come at Old Trafford and 6-1 to beat the champions on October 14.

The firm are also betting on when Palace will net their first goal of the season and go even money that the Eagles end their drought at the Etihad.

Tottenham’s wait for a first home league win of the season continues as they were held to a goalless draw by Swansea.

Newcastle gained a second win in succession as they beat Stoke 2-1 at St James’ Park and Leicester came from a goal behind to gain a point at Huddersfield while Liverpool had 35 shots against Burnley at Anfield but could only draw 1-1 with the resolute Clarets.

In the Sky Bet Championship Leeds lost the division’s remaining unbeaten record as they were beaten 1-0 at Millwall. They remain top of the second tier on goal difference from Wolves and Cardiff.

Harry Redknapp has left Birmingham after the Blues slumped to a sixth straight defeat at home to Preston. The 70-year-old departs St Andrew’s with Birmingham second from bottom in the Championship and 3-1 for relegation with Paddy Power.

Match in Focus

17:30 We 13Dec BT3

Hoffenheim v Stuttgart

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Stuttgart have taken one point from a possible 24 away from home this season
Expert verdict
Hoffenheim were beaten 2-0 at Hannover last weekend but their previous home game was an impressive 4-0 win over RB Leipzig and another victory looks likely against poor travellers Stuttgart. Leaders Bayern Munich and high-flying Schalke have also lost at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena and Stuttgart could be facing an eighth road defeat.

 

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