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Jamie Vardy to score at any time 5/2

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The Leicester striker will make history this weekend if he can score against the Magpies’ porous defence.

Vardy is on t rack to match Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 10-game scoring streak – a Premier Leeague record. Team-mates like Riyad Mahrez will no doubt hand over any penalties to the England forward and Steve McClaren’s Newcastle have the third most generous defence in the league.

If Vardy plays, he’ll surely get it done.

Liverpool and Man City to produce more than 2.5 goals – 1/2

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Mamadou Sakho isn’t Paul McGrath but he’s been a cornerstone of Jurgen Klopp’s defence since the German’s arrival at Anfield. He’s started every game apart from the Capital One cup tie and has performed very well, thank you.

A bad ligament injury picked up in the defeat to Crystal Palce however means the much maligned Dejan Lovren looks likely to start alongside Martin Skrtel. The Croatian up against the likes of Aguero and Silva? Expect goals; and Raheem Sterling may fancy making an impression too.

Chelsea to lead Norwich after 10 minutes – 9/2

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The Canaries are a place above the champions and we’re almost into December. What a time to be alive.

But Jose Mourinho has had an extended period over the international break to scheme in his Stamford Bridge office and prepare for this do-or-die clash with Norwich. Though at times this season he’s looked like he doesn’t care or doesn’t know how to turn this around, expect the Blues to start well.

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Man Utd to go top for a few hours – 3/2

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‘Attack! Attack! Attack!’

Louis van Gaal knows a win will put United top after the early kick-off. Anything else will have a Mr P Scholes writing strongly-worded letters to Old Trafford. Rooney, Carrick and Martial are injured and though the French teenager is a big loss, the absence  of Carrick can be absorbed easily and the team has more balance without Rooney these days.

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