Give or take the odd bizarre space joke, the international break is over and we’re back to Premier League action with a bang.
When we last left the division two weeks ago, Arsenal and Liverpool were battling it out at the top of the table whilst Manchester United had stopped their rot with an Adnan Januzaj-inspired win at Sunderland.
All three now face winnable games this weekend, and you can back the trio to all taste victory at a boosted price of 14/5 with one of our Red Hot Trebles.
Liverpool are in action in Saturday’s early kick-off, as the Reds travel to face a Newcastle side that they hammered 6-0 at St James’s Park less than six months ago.
They achieved that feat without the banned Luis Suarez too, and with the headline-grabbing Uruguayan having now returned to net three goals in his last two games and Newcastle missing injured skipper Fabricio Coloccini, another Reds goalfest in the north east could be on the cards.
Should Liverpool win, then Arsenal will require a victory to keep pace with Brendan Rodgers’ side at the top.
The Gunners should get just that at the Emirates against struggling Norwich, who enter the game in the relegation zone and having scored just five goals in their seven league games this season. By contrast, Arsenal are the division’s second-top scorers with 14.
Manchester United make up the third leg of the treble, and David Moyes will know that his side can’t afford to slip up at home to Southampton so soon after their Old Trafford humbling by West Brom.
The Saints are in good form and have kept four successive clean sheets, but they’ve picked up just one point in 14 Premier League visits to United, who haven’t lost back-to-back home games for 11 years.
Wayne Rooney scored twice the last time these two met in Manchester in January, and given the form that England’s main man showed at Wembley this week he’ll be confident of firing again.
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