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Football betting tips: Werner to finally net, Aubameyang goal plus Newcastle vs Man Utd – Premier League predictions

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THE Premier League is back after the international break – and we’ve betting tips to bring you from four huge top-flight matches.

It’s been all about goals in this bizarre behind-closed-door season, with plenty more expected as Southampton travel to West London for a Saturday afternoon clash.

 Lampard's side got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Palace last time out

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Lampard’s side got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Palace last time outCredit: AFP or licensors

Chelsea vs Southampton, Saturday 3pm

The international break came at just the right time for Frank Lampard.

Although his Blues side got back to winning ways with a flattering 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last time out, you felt he needed to hit a reset button after a sluggish start.

It’s now two wins from four in the new Premier League season for a Chelsea side trying to bed in a number of new faces.

One of those is Edouard Mendy – who is already in the treatment room.

This then could be the redemption – or the final nail in the coffin – for the much-maligned Kepa between the sticks.

Southampton began the campaign with two defeats to Palace and Spurs, but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side showed last season they’re not ones to linger on a loss.

As such, they’ve stormed back with two impressive victories over Burnley and West Brom, so will see this one as a free hit.

In Danny Ings they have one of the most lethal strikers in the English game at the moment, with his overhead kick for England against Wales showcasing his fearless attitude.

And will Saints have anything to fear at an empty Stamford Bridge? No chance.

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They won here WITH fans last season after all and are unbeaten on their last two trips to West London.

Four of the last five meetings between the sides on this ground have featured two goals or less, but this is no ordinary season.

Goals are flying in all over the place and there have been SIXTEEN in Chelsea’s four matches so far.

With Saints on the march and Kepa most likely back between the sticks, both teams to score is our favourite bet of the entire weekend at 4/6.

The 4-0 win over Palace looks emphatic on paper, but it wasn’t a fluid performance from Frank’s men.

It was goalless at half time and we like the look of that again at a massive 29/10, with the game to open up in the second half.

Timo Werner has made a slow start to his Chelsea career and plenty of Blues’ fans want him to be more involved through the middle of the pitch.

He’s far too good to keep that drought up and we reckon this is the game he ends it after scoring for Germany in midweek – back Werner to bag anytime at 11/10.

SunSport’s best bets

  • Both teams to score: 4/6 (BET HERE)
  • Goalless at the break: 29/10 (BET HERE)
  • Timo Werner to finally net in Premier League: 11/10 (BET HERE)
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Man City vs Arsenal, Saturday 5.30pm (Sky Sports)

It’s the Master vs the Apprentice at the Etihad.

Think back to June and the whole drama surrounding Project Restart, with Arsenal arriving to face Man City as fans were buoyant to see the return of Premier League football.

A disasterclass from David Luiz later, Gunners fans were taking to social media demanding the season be cancelled.

That all seems a long, long time ago and it shows on the team-sheet with Eddie Nketiah, Matteo Guendouzi and Pablo Mari all starting for the away side that night. 

Arsenal have won three of their opening four matches and will be buoyed by the FA Cup Final win over City back in July.

The international break came at a good time for Pep Guardiola, with his side held at Leeds and still reeling from a 5-2 home defeat to Leicester.

One thing is for sure – you can’t trust either of these teams in the win market.

Man City are heavy odds-on favourites, which we won’t be going anywhere near.

 How Thomas Partey compares to Arsenal's other central midfielders

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How Thomas Partey compares to Arsenal’s other central midfielders

They might have won the last four Premier League meetings here, but the Gunners have netted in three of those defeats.

We see them doing the same again, but it’s best to play on goals with the Premier League proving a real basket case at the moment.

Arsenal seem to have a renewed focus under Arteta, more bite, and Thomas Partey will provide some real grit in the centre of the park.

Games involving the Gunners this season are averaging more than three goals per game and over 2.5 goals is priced up accordingly at 4/9.

We do however like over 3.5 goals at an excellent 11/10, which would be a winner in the four of the last seven H2H’s at the Etihad.

And with goals on the menu, both teams to score in BOTH halves is a huge 9/1. Definitely worth a small play.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the FA Cup hero and he’s had nearly a fortnight with his feet up after pulling out of the Gabon squad.

He’s a massive 7/4 to net anytime, or 11/2 if you fancy him to bag first.

With City’s leaky defence, you take those prices.

SunSport’s best bets

  • Over 3.5 goals at the Etihad: 11/10(BET HERE)
  • Both teams to score in BOTH halves: 9/1 (BET HERE)
  • Aubameyang to net: 7/4 (BET HERE)
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Newcastle vs Man Utd, Saturday 7.45pm (Sky Sports)

Two weeks on from the Spurs shambles, it’s time to see if Man Utd can pick themselves up off the canvas.

Jose Mourinho’s men ran riot at Old Trafford before the international break, tearing United apart in a 6-1 drubbing which leaves Ole’s men languishing in 16th.

Reports over the past fortnight suggest Ed Woodward is ready to pull the trigger – and Solskjaer needs three points here to stem the tide.

That will be easier said than done though against a Newcastle side who have proved themselves to be a resolute unit already this season.

Two wins from four, just one defeat and only five conceded – that’s an excellent start from Steve Bruce’s men.

They showed last season that they can beat the Red Devils on home turf, as Matty Longstaff fired in a late winner last October to hand Toon a 1-0 victory.

One criticism we can level at this Bruce side is you’ve no idea what you’re going to get.

Against Burnley, they were strong, committed and clinical in putting away one of the division’s most difficult teams to break down.

But against Brighton, they were timid and tired as the Seagulls romped to a comfortable 3-0 win at St James Park.

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Toon are 4/1 to win the game and that’s high, we won’t put you off backing that but it’s not our recommended selection.

Instead, go for Newcastle to win EITHER half – so playing it safer – at a mammoth 7/4.

United have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season and we reckon they concede again, with no major defensive reinforcements picked up in the transfer window.

Both teams to score is an excellent 7/10, while we also liked Newcastle to score first a massive 9/5.

Toon were fast starters last time out against Burnley and that’s a big price for the same to happen again.

For United, they have the weapons going forward but it’s a case of keeping things out at the other end – and they could be without Harry Maguire who looks completely out of sorts following a dire half hour for England in midweek.

Marcus Rashford was on target for the Three Lions last weekend and will once again be trusted with leading the line in the absence of the suspended Anthony Martial and a quarantined Edinson Cavani.

At 7/4, he’s the value pick to net anytime.

SunSport’s best bets

  • Newcastle to win EITHER half: 7/4 (BET HERE)
  • Both teams to score at St James Park: 7/10 (BET HERE)
  • Toon to score first: 9/5 (BET HERE)
  • Marcus Rashford on the scoresheet again: 7/4(BET HERE)
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Leeds vs Wolves, Monday 8pm (Sky Sports)

The league’s great entertainers are back.

We expected Leeds to hit the ground running this season with their high-intensity style, but even the most optimistic of fans in West Yorkshire must be delighted with this start.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men held Man City last time out in a pulsating 1-1 encounter at Elland Road, with both sides having chances to snatch the three points.

Wolves got back to winning ways against Fulham, which was needed after an uncharacteristic thrashing at West Ham.

Nuno Santo’s side pride themselves on their ability to bounce back and it’ll be fascinating to see how they approach the tactical dilemma of this swarming Leeds outfit.

They will be targeting a European place again this season and can kickstart a run here with Newcastle, Palace, Leicester and Southampton to come next.

We see goals under the lights at Elland Road – and plenty of them.

Two of Leeds’ four top-flight games have featured three or more goals so far, but that doesn’t tell the entire truth.

Their 1-0 win over Sheffield United could and perhaps should have finished 3-3, while you could say something similar about the wide open draw with City.

 Leeds are the top tacklers and hardest workers in the PL

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Leeds are the top tacklers and hardest workers in the PL

Bielsa won’t change his style for the opposition and expect Leeds to be at it from the off after a fortnight to regroup.

Over 2.5 goals is a massive 23/20 and we think it should be an odds-on shout.
As decent as Wolves’ defence is, Leeds are hardly brilliant at the back and have conceded eight in four games.

We can see another score draw and as well as three or more goals, so back both teams to score in the first half at a very generous 17/4.

That was a winner in Leeds’ games with Liverpool and Fulham, while Wolves showed when they visited South Yorkshire in their season curtain raiser that they can start fast.

On that occasion, they led 2-0 after six minutes. Rapid.

Expect goals and expect them fast – there’s big profit to be had.

Patrick Bamford is riding on the crest of a promotion wave and continues to be preferred by Bielsa over big summer signing Rodrigo.

We’re not convinced that stays the case for the remainder of the campaign, but right now the softly-spoken frontman is showing a clinical side he lacked over the past two seasons in the Championship.

Get him while he’s hot – another Bamford goal is 21/10, which is £31 return for a tenner.

SunSport’s best bets

  • Over 2.5 goals at Elland Road: 23/20 (BET HERE)
  • Both teams to score in first half: 17/4  (BET HERE)
  • Bamford to continue hot streak: 21/10 (BET HERE)
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Man Utd ace Ighalo accuses Nigerian government of ‘killing your own citizens’ as Anthony Joshua vows to support ‘heroes’

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ODION IGHALO accused the Nigerian government of ‘killing your own citizens’ as he called for the world’s leaders to step in and help his homeland.

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has also showed his support following reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters in Lagos.

Manchester United ace Odion Ighalo said he was 'ashamed' of the Nigerian government

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Manchester United ace Odion Ighalo said he was ‘ashamed’ of the Nigerian governmentCredit: Twitter @ighalojude
Anthony Joshua shared a heartfelt message with his 11.5million Instagram followers

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Anthony Joshua shared a heartfelt message with his 11.5million Instagram followersCredit: Instagram @anthonyjoshua

A number of people in Nigeria’s biggest city are taking part in a protest against police brutality.

Local media reports claimed up to 12 individuals had been killed.

Following United’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Ighalo addressed the issue in a video message.

He said: “I’m sad and I don’t know where to start from.

“I’m not the kind of guy who talks about politics – but I can’t keep quiet anymore about what is going on back home in Nigeria.

“I would say [to the] government are a shame to the world – for killing your own citizens, sending military to the streets to kill [unarmed] protesters because they are protesting for their rights. It’s uncalled for.

“Today, 20th of October 2020, you people will be remembered in the history as the first government to send military to the city to start killing your own citizens.

“I am ashamed of this government. I am tired of you guys. I can’t take this anymore.

“I’m calling the UK government, calling all those leaders in the world to please see what is going on in Nigeria and help us – help the poor citizens.

“The government are killing their own citizens. We are calling [the world’s governments], the United Nations, to see the matter.

“I want to tell my brothers and sisters back home to remain safe. Be indoors, please don’t come [outside].

“Because this government are killers and they will keep killing if the world does not talk about this. God bless you all. Remain safe. One Nigeria.”

Heavyweight champion Joshua has also insisted he is sending ‘care packages’ to Nigeria and plans to go there after his upcoming fight.

Speaking in an Instagram video message, AJ said: “This is a message to the people of Nigeria, even though I’m not there with you in the physical, we’ve been making some tangible efforts to try and support your protests on the ground.

“I know it’s getting to a stage where things are heating up and tensions are high, but in my prayers at night I’m praying for peace and positivity.

“I know the people on the ground are not trying to be heard for their own benefit, it’s in benefit of the next generation.

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Thousands of people in Nigeria are protesting against police brutality Credit: Reuters

“Me, myself, I’ve had to take time to understand the issues that the people in Nigeria are facing.”

Before he added: “Even though I’m in my training camp and we are in London, we can support you guys from a distance.

“On December 12 I am competing, but after that I am going to try and make some plans to come out to Nigeria and meet some of my friends and family and meet some of the people trying to make a long lasting change.

“But for sure, from London and far and wide, your voices are being heard so keep on pushing, keep on striving. You have my support through and through.”

The WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion moved with his mum to her African homeland as a child while she set-up a business.

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A long list of celebrities have reached out in support of the people of NigeriaCredit: AFP or licensors

Joshua, who will fight Kubrat Pulev in December 12, revealed how life in Nigeria helped him to toughen up.

Beyonce, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell are among the celebrities who have also backed the #EndSars movement.

The Nigerians are protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad – known as Sars for short.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s hairstyles through the years, from new shaved look to blond streaks, top knot and ‘toilet brush’

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WHEN you’re one of the top sports stars on the planet, how you look is crucial to your commercial value.

Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has sponsorships coming out of his eyeballs, and his ever-changing appearance is of vital importance to brands.

 Cristiano Ronaldo's latest look is this fully-shaved effort
Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest look is this fully-shaved effort
 Cristiano Ronaldo has experimented with his hairstyles through the years
Cristiano Ronaldo has experimented with his hairstyles through the yearsCredit: AFP or licensors
 Georgina Rodriguez braids Ronaldos hair
Georgina Rodriguez braids Ronaldos hairCredit: Instagram

Through the years, the Portuguese legend has experimented with his locks – from streaky highlights, frosted tips, to shaved lines.

Last season, he sported a top knot, and let partner Georgina Rodriguez braid his hair.

And now, he’s thrilled fans by showing off a brand-new look… fully shaving off his locks.

We take a look at CR7’s hairstyles through the years…

BOYISH CURLS

Ronaldo naturally has curly hair.

As a kid, his boyish curls were evident in various throwback photos he’s shared on social media through the years.

At that point, he hadn’t discovered the beauty of hair gel yet – so he sported more of a bouffant haircut.

Other times, he’d just have it shaved short…. a solid number three all over. Simple but effective.

 As a boy, Ronaldo had a curly mop of hair
As a boy, Ronaldo had a curly mop of hairCredit: Twitter
 As he got older Ronaldo began to shave his hair short
As he got older Ronaldo began to shave his hair shortCredit: Twitter

HELLO BLONDIE

When Ronaldo first arrived at Old Trafford, his curls were still evident in his first training session.

They were accompanied by blond streaks in his first Manchester United  photocall, but a ribbing from United team-mates forced him to change it up and go for something shorter.

The streaks remained, mind.

 When Ronaldo arrived at Old Trafford in 2003 he sported these blond streaks
When Ronaldo arrived at Old Trafford in 2003 he sported these blond streaksCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Ronaldo was ribbed by his team-mates at Man Utd for his haircut
Ronaldo was ribbed by his team-mates at Man Utd for his haircutCredit: Getty – Contributor

SHORT BACK AND SIDES

The trimmer came into play from 2004 onwards on Ronaldo’s locks.

At Euro 2004, the backs and sides were shaved short. On top, it was also a little shorter and the front flicked up to reveal frosted blond tips.

It was Ronaldo’s first ‘trendy’ hairstyle.

 In 2004 Ronaldo began experimenting with shorter styles
In 2004 Ronaldo began experimenting with shorter stylesCredit: AFP – Getty

MULLET

The longest we’ve seen Ronaldo’s hair was during the 2006-07 season, when he was coming into his own in the Premier League.

A throwback to the mullet, it was long at the back and spiky on top.

It was a hairstyle that didn’t last long though.

 Ronaldo sported a mullet once upon a time
Ronaldo sported a mullet once upon a timeCredit: Getty – Contributor

TOILET BRUSH

When Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid, he knew he had to keep reinventing himself being one of the best players in the world.

Again, short on the back and sides – the top was cut short so it spiked up – just like a toilet brush.

Blond frosted tips also matched his now ever-present tan.

Arguably, it wasn’t his best.

 As one of the world's best players Ronaldo had to continue to change his look
As one of the world’s best players Ronaldo had to continue to change his lookCredit: Getty – Contributor
 This hairstyle, however, was reminiscent of a toilet brush
This hairstyle, however, was reminiscent of a toilet brushCredit: Getty – Contributor

EMBRACING THE CURLS

In 2018, Ronaldo went back to basics.

With curls back in fashion, the ex-Sporting Lisbon forward embraced his luscious locks, growing them long and adding frosted blond tips all through it.

But he kept it short and sweet on the sides.

 In 2018 Ronaldo embraced his curls again
In 2018 Ronaldo embraced his curls againCredit: Getty – Contributor

SHAVED LINES

It must be a World Cup thing.

Because at the tournaments of 2014 and 2018, Ronaldo sported shaved lines in his hairdo.

First one was shaved into a thick main of hair, the second was etched into a shaved look.

It’s fair to say, the latter suited him better.

 In 2014 Ronaldo began sporting shaved lines in his locks
In 2014 Ronaldo began sporting shaved lines in his locksCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Ronaldo repeated the look for the 2018 World Cup but with a shorter cropped style
Ronaldo repeated the look for the 2018 World Cup but with a shorter cropped styleCredit: AP:Associated Press

JUVE GOT STYLE

Although Ronaldo’s only been with Italian giants Juventus since 2018, he’s managed a whole host of different hairstyles.

One, was slick, short and on top it was parted and glued down with wax.

Then he experimented with an Alice band pulling his longer locks off his face while he played.

And little did we know that he was growing it so he can have a top knot.

What’s your favourite Ronaldo hairstyle?

 A slick, waxy look kick-started Ronaldo's Juve career
A slick, waxy look kick-started Ronaldo’s Juve careerCredit: EPA
 An Alice band was used when he grew his hair longer
An Alice band was used when he grew his hair longerCredit: AFP or licensors
 Ronaldo's enjoyed a top knot for much of 2019-20
Ronaldo’s enjoyed a top knot for much of 2019-20Credit: Getty Images – Getty
 Ronaldo got out the trimmers for his latest hair-do, shaving it all off
Ronaldo got out the trimmers for his latest hair-do, shaving it all off

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Solskjaer sick of Greenwood’s attitude with Man Utd ace late for training TWICE before recent axe

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MASON GREENWOOD has infuriated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after twice turning up late for training.

The Manchester United manager had already warned him about his conduct following his expulsion from the England squad last month.

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Mason Greenwood needs to buck his ideas up if he is to get in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s good booksCredit: Getty Images – Getty

But the teenage star has now been axed from the last two United squads for the 4-1 win at Newcastle and midweek triumph over PSG.

Solskjaer has also grown sick of the striker’s general attitude so far this season.

His performance level has dropped significantly too not least in the 6-1 drubbing by Tottenham in United’s last home game at Old Trafford.



Solskjaer claimed ahead of the PSG game that it was not a disciplinary issue and that he was out the squad because he had a ‘niggle’.

The manager, however, refused to say what that ‘niggle’ was or when he got it.

Greenwood, 19, was also pictured swerving between posts during full training before the team flew out to Paris.

He now has some work to do to get back into Solskjaer’s good books.

It is unlikely he will start in the weekend’s home game against Chelsea given that United have produced two impressive performances without him.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left unimpressed with Greenwood’s timekeepingCredit: Getty Images – Getty

It was the start of last month that Greenwood was expelled from the England camp after his debut against Iceland.

He and Phil Foden invited two girls back to the team hotel after the game in Reykjavik breaking strict team and Covid protocols.

Southgate was understood to be furious and left both players out of the Three Lions squads the three most recent internationals.

Solskjaer tried to defend Greenwood at the time claiming that the player had needed a physical and mental rest and should not have been called up for international duty.

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