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Clock Icon Friday, 2nd December 2016

Saturday 3rd December, 12.30pm - Man City v Chelsea

The first live fixture of the weekend is Manchester City against Chelsea and what a good game this promises to be. We have two genuine title challengers going head-to-head at The Etihad and I wonder if both teams might be happy with a point here.

I'm not totally convinced by City yet as they have been very good at times this season but they are not the finished article by any means and there are still question marks about them defensively. As a team they might need to work a bit harder when they haven't got the ball but having said that they certainly aren't a million miles away from where they want to be.

This will be a proper test against Chelsea, who showed they have a bit about them to come from behind and beat Tottenham 2-1 last weekend. They were fortunate to still be in that game at half-time but they were more positive with their system in the second-half as they pushed their wing-backs on and eventually picked up a seventh win on the bounce.

That winning run might come to a halt at The Etihad, where a draw would suit both teams and the 1-1 is my pick in the correct score bracket. 

Man City v Chelsea Odds.

Saturday 3rd December - 12.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Man City v Chelsea
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Tips The Draw    Best Bet @ 13 / 5  
1-1 correct score @ 13 / 2  

Saturday 3rd December, 5.30pm - West Ham v Arsenal

West Ham and Arsenal are involved in the later kick-off on Saturday and both come into this game off the back of defeats in the League Cup in mid-week. West Ham were atrocious during their 4-1 loss at Manchester United and they almost played in slow motion during what amounted to little more than a training match.

The Hammers players looked like they didn't want to be there and they haven't shown enough so far this season for me to be able to make a case for them this weekend.

Arsenal, who were beaten 2-0 by a good Southampton side in the cup, should have too much quality and I'll back the Gunners to win 2-1.

West Ham v Arsenal Odds.

Saturday 3rd December - 5.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: West Ham v Arsenal
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Tips Arsenal to win    Best Bet @ 4 / 5  
Arsenal to win 2-1 @ 8 / 1  

Sunday 4th December, 1.30pm - Bournemouth v Liverpool

I'm looking forward to Sunday lunchtime's televised match as Bournemouth take on Liverpool and I reckon there will be goals in this one. Eddie Howe has been allowed to spend proper money and he has built a really good squad with some very decent forwards who will cause the opposition problems.

I was at this game when Liverpool were really comfortable last season but I expect this to be a closer affair and I'll back the visitors to come out on top in a 3-2 thriller.

Bournemouth v Liverpool Odds.

Sunday 4th December - 1.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Bournemouth v Liverpool
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Tips Liverpool to win    Best Bet @ 3 / 4  
Liverpool to win 3-2 @ 22 / 1  

Sunday 4th December, 4.00pm - Everton v Man Utd

We've then got two teams who have been ultimately disappointing this season as Everton and Manchester United meet at Goodison Park. The Toffees were woeful during their 1-0 defeat at Southampton last Sunday and Ronald Koeman must have been looking at his old club thinking 'that's where we want to be'.

Everton never really laid a glove on an impressive Saints side and they are going to need to spend proper money during the coming transfer windows because they are a mid-table outfit judging by what we have seen in recent weeks.

Manchester United have hardly been pulling up trees either and I'm going to have to sit on the fence with a 1-1 draw as neither team has produced the goods on a consistent basis this season.

Everton v Man Utd Odds.

Sunday 4th December - 4.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Everton v Man Utd
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Tips The Draw    Best Bet @ 5 / 2  
1-1 correct score @ 6 / 1  

Monday 5th December, 8.00pm - Middlesbrough v Hull

Finally, it's Middlesbrough against Hull on Monday night and I really worry for Hull now as they have fallen into a proverbial hole. Since winning their opening two games of the season, Hull have taken five points from eleven league matches and that is relegation form in anyone's book.

Middlesbrough will be too strong in a game that they have to win. There will be a different kind of pressure on Boro in this one though as the fans will be expecting them to win rather than hoping that they get a result so it will be interesting to see how the players respond.

Aitor Karanka's side have done very well against some decent opposition so far this season and I'm going to back Boro to win 2-0.

Middlesbrough v Hull Odds.

Monday 5th December - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Middlesbrough v Hull
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Tips Middlesbrough to win    Best Bet @ 5 / 6  
Middlesbrough to win 2-0 @ 7 / 1  

Steve Claridge Weekend Treble

Steve Claridge TrebleOddsWon/LostBet
Tips: FAC: Blackpool v Brackley - Home Win @ 1 / 2  
FAC: Bristol Rovers v Barrow - Home Win @ 2 / 5  
FAC:Millwall v Braintree - Home Win
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@ 3 / 10  
Treble Returns: @ 15 / 8  

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Arsenal Tipped To Earn Their Spurs In The North London Derby 03 Nov 2016
Arsenal Liverpool Everton and Chelsea Tipped For Big Weekend Wins 28 Oct 2016
Man City and Chelsea Tipped For Big Wins On Super Sunday 20 Oct 2016

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