Something strange has been happening in the Premier League this season, and I'm not just talking about Chelsea looking a shadow of the side that won the league just a few months ago.
It's the fact that home advantage -- for so long an important factor when it comes to betting -- seems to be fading away. After 30 matches, only six have been won by the home side and with that in mind, we'll kick off with more away day success ...
Rooney and Manchester United to kick on
United are a side who can look pedestrian one minute and full of goals the next. Defensively they've been a revelation so far this season, still to concede a goal in the league and fresh from a 4-0 over Brugge win in midweek that took them into the group stages of the Champions League.
That victory was important because it saw Wayne Rooney break his goal drought, with a hat-trick that suggests his confidence was not quite as low as some observers might have suggested.
Rooney is a player who can score a hatful of goals when he's really in the mood and he is worth backing again this weekend, at 6/4 with Bet365, to score at Swansea.
The Welsh side did the double over United last season and have looked good again this term but that's just added incentive for United to continue their solid start.
Manchester City to rout Watford
City have looked the only team in top gear so far and I wouldn't want to be in Watford's shoes this weekend when they meet at the Etihad. Watford have done well so far with three draws out of three but they could get turned over this Saturday.
City's most important players -- David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero -- all look on-song and if that continues, the goals will flow. I like the look of a split-bet between a 4-0 City win and a 5-0 City win, which is 11/1 and 20/1 respectively with Bet365.
Tottenham to lead treble
It's tempting to back Crystal Palace at Chelsea this weekend at 15/2 but not quite enough to make them as part of our treble. Instead, Everton have not won at Tottenham since 2008 and though Spurs have started slowly, let's try them at 10/11 to continue their mental stranglehold over the Merseysiders at White Hart Lane.
Jermain Defoe is high on confidence following his Capital One Cup hat trick against Exeter and he looks a big price at 3/1 to score any time for Sunderland at Aston Villa. Southampton can kick-start their season with a home win over Norwich at 10/11 and that treble works out at more than 13/1.