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Football Betting Tips: Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st Jan
by the Cheeky Punter
After the weekend of FA Cup Fourth Round action, Premier League teams take to the field once again with a full complement of fixtures taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week.
There’s a number of intriguing games taking place, particularly on Wednesday night with a massive clash between two of the top five in the Premier League.
We have already enjoyed a fantastic start to the year and needless to say I’m keen to keep that run going with this set of football tips and predictions.
Football Tips: Tuesday 30th January
January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018
Huddersfield come into this game in 14th place in the league table with 24 points, two clear of the relegation zone.
However David Warner's team have won just one of their last six games and that was in the FA Cup away at Bolton.
Liverpool's sixteen game unbeaten run came to an end away at Swansea City in a performance Jurgen Klopp labelled as "disappointing".
The Reds are currently fourth in the Premier League table on 47 points, two ahead of Tottenham in fifth and three behind Chelsea in third.
Neither of these sides will come into this game particularly happy with their most recent Premier League showings, although Liverpool's defeat at Swansea City is the one which undoubtedly was the biggest surprise.
David Warner has done well with his Huddersfield Town team this season and they have beaten Manchester United on home soil, but their form of late isn't great and they are being slowly drawn into the relegation battle in the bottom half of the table.
Jurgen Klopp will know that nothing less than a win after his sides capitulation at Swansea will do here and he is up against an old friend in Warner although he won't expect the Terriers boss to do him any favours here.
That said, I think Liverpool's ability to hit teams on the break and the way Huddersfield play, are well suited to Jurgen Klopp's team and while I can see Huddersfield scoring against a leaky Liverpool defence on the road, I expect the visitors to come away with the points.
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Everton remain in 9th place in the league (28 points), but their poor run of recent form has them just 6 clear of the drop zone.
The Toffees have now not won a game in six matches and they have lost on four of those occasions - they need some points.
Leicester's improvement under Claude Puel continues as they have moved into 7th place in the Premier League table, ahead of Burnley on goal difference.
The Foxes are unbeaten in four and won the corresponding fixture between the teams 2-0 back in October 2017.
After the initial brightness following Sam Allardyce's appointment, Everton's form has been as bad as their attacking football in recent weeks although to be fair, Allardyce has tried to address this by bringing in two attacking players in Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun.
Whether that can offer Everton the threat they need going forward remains to be seen as they face a Leicester City side that have, in my view, been the best of the rest this season by a quite considerable margin when considering teams outside of the top six.
The Foxes defeated Everton 2-0 last time out and I think in the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, they have attackers that can hurt any team, especially an Everton side that is struggling for goals and really lacking confidence at the moment.
Goodison Park's faithful have been getting on the home team's back at times in recent weeks and I can foresee them struggling again here. I don't expect many goals here, perhaps just the one, but if one team is going to get it, I see it being the visitors.
Newcastle United currently lie in 15th place in the Premier League table and they have lost just one of their last five games.
Newcastle's tally of 22 is the 6th worst in the league (only Burnley, Huddersfield, Brighton, West Brom & Swansea have fewer).
Burnley remain in 8th place in the Premier League having amassed 34 points from their 24 games so far this season.
The Clarets however are enduring their worst run of the season having lost all of their last four games, including all of their last three Premier League matches.
Newcastle have blown hot and cold this season, sometimes putting together a run of decent results, but then having a run of poor results which has ensured that Rafa Benitez' team have remained in the bottom half of the table for some time now.
With all the off-field issues to contend with and Benitez not even knowing if he would be allowed to sign anyone in the Transfer Window, it's been a torrid time on Tyneside but the visit of Burnley does give the home fans cause for hope.
Sean Dyche's men were brilliant in the early part of the season but have struggled in their last few games, losing all four and they are finding picking up points much tougher now, especially having scored just 19 goals all season long.
I expect another defensive game like the one at Turf Moor earlier in the season. That finished 1-0 to Burnley and while I do think this will also finish 1-0, I believe it will be the home fans celebrating a much needed victory here.
Tottenham have taken 45 points from 24 games to lie fifth in the Premier League table. They are currently eight points adrift of 2nd placed Manchester United.
Harry Kane is in a rich form at the moment having scored 5 goals in his last 3 games for Spurs, as well as 13 goals in his last 10 games (11 in the Prem).
Manchester United new signing Alexis Sanchez could make his Premier League debut for United against Spurs in this game.
In the last fixture between the teams, Manchester United earned. 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League back in October 2017.
This promises to be a cracking clash at Wembley as fifth hosts second in the Premier League in a game that both teams will feel that they need to win if they are to further their ambitions this season. For Spurs this is the first of a three game run that will see them take on top five teams (Liverpool and Arsenal being the games following this).
As such, Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for the best boost possible by going into those two games with a win here and with Harry Kane bang in form, he will be the biggest threat to a United defence that has the best record in the Premier League this season.
Kane was sorely missed when the Red Devils won 1-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season and he could be the difference maker here, but United are so difficult to beat at the moment and come into the game on the back of a four game winnig streak.
United also have a superb record away to Spurs over the past few years and while Spurs can beat anyone at home, they have also come unstuck at times, notably against Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City this season. I can't see the home side losing here, but I think United will do enough to ensure they get a share of the spoils.
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