Sousa well backed to take over at Southampton

MANCHESTER UNITED fans have fond memories of Mark Hughes as a player but the Southampton boss can expect few favours from his former club on Saturday.

Betway go 1-8 that the clash with United is Hughes's last match in charge of the Saints while it is 9-2 that the experienced manager is still in charge for Wednesday's trip to Tottenham.

Former Swansea and Leicester manager Paulo Sousa has been well backed to replace Hughes, trading at 4-6 on Friday night with Garry Monk 7-2 and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers 15-2.

Betway are betting on which of Sunday's Premier League derbies produces the most booking points with ten awarded per yellow card and 25 for each red.

Arsenal versus Tottenham is 10-11 favourite from Liverpool against Everton at 6-5.

The meek west London rivalry between Chelsea and Fulham is 9-1 to be the dirtiest derby.

The Gunners take on Spurs on Sunday before a midweek trip to Manchester United and bet365 make them 7-1 to win both games.

Unai Emery's men, who are 13-8 to finish in the top four this season, are 9-2 to lose both fixtures.

United forward Alexis Sanchez could be out for up to six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in training on Thursday.

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Huddersfield v Newcastle

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Key stats
  • Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings
Expert verdict
Huddersfield are back into the relegation places but, before last week’s defeat to Arsenal, had notched in five consecutive Premier League games. The visiting Magpies have scored five goals in their last four matches on the road and can contribute to a high-scoring affair at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

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