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Back Villa, Saints and United for wins

Friday 13th September 2013 14:47

Christian Benteke: Aston Villa's main goalscoring threat

Christian Benteke: Aston Villa's main goalscoring threat

Aston Villa, Southampton and Manchester United are fancied by TEAMtalk this weekend - and you can get special prices on any of our tips.

Matt Briggs provides expert tips every Friday in his Numbers Game betting blog but we know there are plenty of you that enjoy a more speculative punt on a multiple-team accumulator.

We've all suffered at the hands of a 'dead cert' costing us a fortune with a shock slip up at home to the league's no-hopers, and this season the TEAMtalk writers are going to suffer their humiliation publicly by revealing our long-odds accumulators. Or maybe, just maybe, we can actually beat the bookies for once.

Our friends at Sky Bet are providing price boosts on all of our tips, exclusively to TEAMtalk readers.

Week 4

Tom McDermott: Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace, QPR to beat Birmingham, Bradford to beat Colchester (9/4)

It's a must-win game for United after the defeat to Liverpool, and win it I'm sure they will.

I would be very surprised if QPR didn't beat Birmingham at home, while I fancy Nahki Wells to continue his scoring run for Bradford against Colchester.

Pete Hall: Fulham to beat West Brom, Arsenal to beat Sunderland, Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace (7/2)

At the boosted price of 7/2, this is a great value bet.

United should be a banker, while Sunderland are in all kinds of disarray at the moment - with Mesut Ozil set to make his debut, Arsenal could pick Paolo Di Canio's strugglers apart.

Sunderland's opening-day conquerors Fulham have looked just as bad as the Black Cats since, but it is games like this, at home against a team who could be down at the bottom with them for much of the season, that the Cottagers must win. Darren Bent could edge it for them.

Mark Holmes: Aston Villa to beat Newcastle, Chelsea to beat Everton, Hull to beat Cardiff (11/1)

This is a risky bet by my standards, but Villa should do well this season and, I think, will have enough to see off a Newcastle side that didn't spend a penny in the transfer window, while home advantage should also see Hull to victory against Cardiff.

Chelsea are a bigger punt at Everton, but the Toffees have looked toothless in attack and won't be able to call on Romelu Lukaku for this one. Their best bet is to keep Chelsea out - but I don't think they will.

James Marshment: Southampton to beat West Ham, Middlesbrough to beat Ipswich, Derby to beat Millwall (14/1)

In the Premier League, Southampton should have too much for West Ham, who are likely to be without Andy Carroll and generally don't fare too well on the road.

In the Championship, meanwhile, Middlesbrough signed Kei Kamara in midweek, and I think he can inspire them to an away success at Ipswich, while Derby have been excellent on the road this season and should sweep aside Millwall, who have struggled for points so far.

Matt Stead: Aston Villa to beat Newcastle, Leeds to beat Bolton, Southampton to beat West Ham, Mansfield to beat York (33/1)

Villa have faced three of their biggest tests this season already, and they should bounce back with a win against a demoralised Magpies.

Southampton, meanwhile, are yet to really hit their stride after some big summer spending, but a West Ham side coming off the back of defeat at home to Stoke will be ripe for the picking.

With just two points and three goals from their five league games so far, Bolton look troubled. Leeds on the other hand have conceded just four goals and should have enough to capitalise on the Trotters' poor run going forward.

In League Two, an opening-day win over Northampton represents York's only victory so far, while their four goals have come from one man in Ryan Jarvis. Newly-promoted Mansfield should be able to keep him quiet with their physical style, and they head into the game with a five-game unbeaten run and high spirits.

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