Daniel Farke’s side to keep on fighting
Bet 1: Back Norwich 21/10 – KO 18:00 BST
The Canaries resume with a big task on their hands to retain their Premier League status. They are six points adrift of safety, but the good news is that there are enough clubs down there that a good run should see them catch three of them.
The Saints are in 14th, seven points clear of the relegation zone. Two more wins from their final nine fixtures would take them to the magic 40 point mark, and that should be enough to survive – which would be quite the feat given how things were just after they had lost 0-9 to Leicester.
The value is on Norwich for me. Prior to the break they had won two of their last three at Carrow Road, and only been beaten by Liverpool – which was a narrow 1-0 defeat.
Southampton, meanwhile, had won just one of seven in all competitions and lost five of their last six. Obviously a reset could see all of that go out of the window, but I don’t believe that they should be the favourites here.
A winning return for Jose
Bet 2: Back Tottenham @ 2/1 – KO 20:15 BST
The suspension of the league came just at the right time for Spurs as they had all of their forwards injured and were on a terrible run.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will both start this evening though, according to Jose Mourinho, and there is no way that Jose will allow his team to feel their way back in – especially as they start against United.
Paul Pogba is available again for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it will be interesting to see how he gets on alongside, Bruno Fernandes. Marcus Rashford has also recovered from injury.
A bit like my opening selection, I can’t be having United as the favourites at 7/5, and Spurs are definitely a value bet at the prices.
Barca to come through their Sevilla test
Bet 3: Back Barcelona @ 19/20 – KO 21:00 BST
Barcelona have resumed with a pair of convincing wins, but they face their first real test tonight, as they travel to Sevilla.
Quique Setién’s side can’t afford any slip-ups though, as Real Madrid are only two points behind, and they won’t want to hand their rivals the impetus.
The hosts have taken four points from a possible six since their return – beating Betis in the Seville derby, before drawing 1-1 at Levante.
Julen Lopetegui has done well at Sevilla, and his team are in third place, with a great chance of qualifying for the Champions League. I don’t think that they will be able to hold off Barca tonight though, especially as they won’t have a home crowd to inspire them.