Each week, I will use this space to tell you what I think are a few of the best bets heading into the weekend. I will also throw in an upset of the week, which will be a team that is at least a touchdown underdog that I am picking to win outright.
Ahead of this weekend's Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Leicester have lost all four of their away league games so far this season - the only reigning champion in the history of the top-flight to lose their opening five were Everton in 1932-33, whose losing run was halted by a 2-2 draw at Filbert Street with Leicester in the next game.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ty Montgomery can line up split wide on one play for the Green Bay Packers and take a handoff the next as a running back. He's listed as a receiver on the roster, but lately Montgomery has spent just as much time in the backfield. In just two games, Montgomery has gone from non-factor to key contributor in Green Bay.
Pep Guardiola will bounce back from his long winless run with Manchester City and end up winning trophies in England while playing impressive football, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday. Former Barca and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola is without a win in six games in all competitions, culminating in Wednesday's 1-0 League Cup loss to Manchester United, his worst run of results since entering management in 2008.
Carlo Ancelotti is not worried by the goal droughts of Bayern Munich front men Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. Lewandowski struck 30 times in the Bundesliga last season, but, after making a fine start to this campaign, is without a goal in five league matches. Bayern beat Augsburg 3-1 at home in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday, but Ancelotti is expecting the dynamic to change for their second meeting in four days.
I mentioned in last week's guide that we had two top-1o matchups to watch, and it marked the eighth time this season it had happened, which is rather rare. They're suddenly a team we should all be paying attention to, and in a week that's a little light on Satuday morning, this is a great week to get started.
One of the most fiercely-contested encounters in the Serie A calendar will take place in Turin on Saturday, as Napoli travel north to take on Juventus. Top of the table after 10 games, the Bianconeri are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with bet365 to tighten their grip on pole position by coming out on top against last season's runners-up.
'It was very important for the players to win it and to give back to the fans, not the compensation for the bad defeat because there is no compensation, but to give the fans a good feeling to win against a City rival and progress in competition in which Man United has not been successful in the last years.
Of late, the South African minister for sport has made it a prerequisite of selection that the team should include six players of colour, but 50 years ago, no one with a hint of "colour" was allowed any nearer a Test match pitch than the "cage" - an enclosure that kept them segregated from their fellow white human beings.
Two seasons ago, Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin both made the breakthrough into the senior side and have since gone on to establish themselves as vital players in Wenger's squad. Iwobi did not look like a first-teamer in waiting when he made his senior bow in a League Cup tie away to Sheffield Wednesday a little over a year ago.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists it is too early to talk about a potential Premier League title challenge. Former United boss Alex Ferguson did not name Chelsea among the title contenders when asked for his view this week, despite having witnessed the emphatic defeat of his old side last weekend.
That's according to Jose Mourinho who believes the 35-year-old still has plenty to offer the Red Devils in the twilight of his career. Many fans have called for Carrick to be included in United's starting line-up for Premier League matches, but the Special One has preferred Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.