LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Everton keeper Tim Howard celebrates the second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on September 17, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
The bookies like Liverpool to beat Manchester United, because they are crazy.
Can there be a "Super Sunday" in September? Probably not, seeing as there are eight months left in the season, but that is the beauty of betting -- every day is as important as the next because money (and degenerate gambling) does not discriminate on the basis of date.
This Sunday is pretty exceptional, with the possibility of Liverpool hitting a new low at Anfield and their rivals Manchester United undoubtedly giddy at the prospect of being the bully who kicks the kicks the kid on the ground in the fetal position. There is also Manchester City hoping they left their tears in Madrid because Arsenal are coming to Eastlands hoping to prove that they aren't just feasting on the weak and battered.
But while the rest of the world is waiting on Sunday, you can have your Saturday fill too! Money made on Reading and West Brom is just as good as money made on City or United. Unfortunately, money lost is too, but maybe you have the worst bookie in the world who doesn't know that. Fingers crossed.
Manchester United pick 'em (-115) at Liverpool
When rivals square off, you toss out the record and form, am I right? Of course not.
The reality is that Liverpool have been dreadful this season. They are winless and they don't deserve any better, with eight goals conceded to just three scored. Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini are their only two non-teenage strikers and they are a mess at the back. Simply put, the Reds are bad.
But you can't discount the advantage of playing at Anfield, right! Wrong.
Liverpool have won just two of their last 11 Premier League matches at Anfield. So no, being home doesn't do them much good.
Manchester United aren't great, but they are still the same Sir Alex Ferguson led club that manages points no matter their form. Also, Liverpool are really bad, if you hadn't picked up on that.
Robin van Persie to get more mentions during City vs. Arsenal than in Liverpool vs. United (+400)
Without Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie will get all of the attention, but consider the focus that will be on him at Eastlands.
Are Arsenal really title contenders without him? When will Olivier Giroud come good as his replacement? Can Lukas Podolski make up for the scoring van Persie left behind if Giroud doesn't find form. Can Arsenal's suddenly strong defense carry the team now that van Persie isn't there to?
Every question about Arsenal ties back to van Persie. It is nauseating.
There are two great criticisms of soccer in America: There isn't enough scoring and matches can end in draws. Unfortunately for those dolts, only one of those will be done away with in this match. Swansea and Everton are in top form and are gorgeous to watch so count on goals, but also count on a draw.
There isn't much separating these teams this season, with each on seven points and the Toffees are experts of the draw. Everton drew eight times away from Goodison Park last season, second most in the Premier League. They'll get another this week.
A player's child is cuter than Luka Modric's (+infinity)
The answer is no.
The Saints' defense is extraordinarily poor. They have conceded 14 times in their first four matches so even if their defense gets two times better, they are going to give up two to Villa. Southampton has yet to score more than two this season so worst case scenario, this is a push.
Important bonus point: Saints do not beat Lions. Ever.
Last Week: 1-2. Season: 5-5.