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Football Betting Tips: 7th, 8th & 9th July

Author: Published: July 7, 2020

Premier League TipsWe made a tidy profit of £16.30 across our four bets last weekend, despite landing just the two.

Leicester and the draw between Sheffield United and Burnley proved to be the winning bets for me and it is nice to head back into a profit after not managing to land a positive return in the week.

This week, in a rather rushed set of tips given that the games are coming thick and fast at the moment, we have another round of games in midweek taking place from Tuesday night through to Thursday evening and we then have a Friday night break before the next round of games takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

We will bring you tips for those games just before the weekend, but for now we are looking at the midweek games and once again, I have gone predominantly for matches were at least one, if not both, of the teams competing still have plenty to play for this season.

Let’s have a look at the tips I have picked for this midweek selection of games, starting on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Premier League Tips: Tuesday 7th July

Arsenal VS Leicester
07/07/2020 8:15 pm GMT

Key Stats

Arsenal lie 7th in the table, 3 points behind Wolves in 6th and 9 behind Leicester.
The Foxes are 3rd in the table one point ahead of Chelsea in fourth.
Leicester have won three of the last four between the teams, all at the King Power.
The Foxes have not won an away game at Arsenal since a 2-0 win in Sept 1973.

Analysis

Both of these teams recorded much-needed wins at the weekend, Leicester were emphatic 3-0 winners over Crystal Palace at the King Power, a game in which Jamie Vardy netted his 100th and 101st Premier League goals, while Arsenal produced arguably one of their best performances of the season to earn a battling 2-0 win over a Wolves team that were six points clear of them.

That result moved Arsenal up to seventh in the table and within striking distance of the top six but Mikel Arteta’s side are going to have to keep up the form they showed against Wolves in all of their final games to stand a chance of improving their league position.

Leicester equally need to try and secure Champions League football this season but with Chelsea and Manchester United both winning, the Foxes will also need to ensure that their rather poor form, which was ended only at the weekend, does not return to haunt them.

I can see both teams scoring here and I was very tempted to go with the draw, but I just think both sides will know that a win is a must here and a draw doesn’t really help their ambitions any. As such, I think home advantage could be key so I am backing Arsenal to claim a narrow win, most likely by a 2-1 scoreline.

Prediction

Arsenal to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £43.30
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Football Prediction: Wednesday 8th July

Sheffield United VS Wolverhampton Wanderers
08/07/2020 6:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

A point at Burnley saw the Blades move down to 8th in the table at the weekend.
Wolves defeat at home to Arsenal saw them remain in 6th.
The teams have played 114 times, 39 Wolves wins, 38 Sheff Utd wins, 37 draws.
Sheff Utd have won just one of the last eight games between the teams.

Analysis

With just five games of the season to go, we are now reaching the crunch time for both these teams. Both harboured European qualification hopes at the start of the return of fixtures, but since then some indifferent form, especially for the Blades, has hampered their chances of earning a shock spot in European competition next season.

I don’t think Chris Wilder would mind too much about that given how well his team has performed this season, but for ambitious Wolves, another season in Europe would be very much expected after a solid show this year but that defeat at Arsenal at the weekend, combined with wins for all their main rivals, has really dented their Champions League qualification hopes.

Even so, Wolves still look set for a Europa League spot at the very least but to hold off charging teams like Arsenal and even today’s opponents, they will need to pick up difficult results on the road and I think they will do that here. Wolves are not beaten often (only Liverpool have fewer defeats in the EPL this season) so I am backing this one to be a battling draw between the two teams.

Prediction

Draw - £10 returns £32.00
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West Ham VS Burnley
08/07/2020 6:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

4 points from their last 2 games has moved West Ham to 16th in the table.
Burnley’s 7 points from the last 9 available has moved them into 9th in the table.
A win for West Ham here would make them almost certainly safe from the drop.
Burnley won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Turf Moor back in November 2019.

Analysis

Have the real West Ham United finally woken up from their slumber? David Moyes must be wondering why his team could not produce the level of performance that they have showed against Chelsea and Newcastle United in their last two games more often this season as if they had done, they would be miles clear of the relegation battle.

That win over Chelsea was followed by a fine display at Newcastle to earn a point, in a game they perhaps should have won. Having had two good performances going forward, the Hammers will be hoping to do the same against an in-form Burnley side.

Sean Dyche’s men smashed West Ham 3-0 back in November, and his team are in good shape heading into this game having picked up seven points from the last nine available, but I feel the Hammers have more quality individually than Burnley and that could be key here.

A week or so ago, I’d have backed Burnley to win this one here and while the Hammers leaky defence does worry me, I feel their reinvigorated attack could lead them to a crucial victory in their fight to stay in the Premier League.

Prediction

West Ham to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £45.00
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Football Tips: Thursday 9th July

Aston Villa VS Man Utd
09/07/2020 8:15 pm GMT

Key Stats

Aston Villa lie 18th without a win in their last 10 games.
Man Utd are unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions and lie 5th.
The teams drew 2-2 when they met at Old Trafford on December 1st 2019.
Villa have won just 2 of the last 48 games between the two sides.

Analysis

It is almost impossible to make any case at all for Aston Villa to win this game. They are badly out for form, in the relegation zone, their main man, Jack Grealish, appears to be carrying a niggling injury and they are facing a team that are the form team in the Premier League at the moment and who have scored 14 goals in their 5 games since the restart, winning the last four of those games.

Add to this Villa’s record of two wins over Manchester United out of the last 48 games the two teams have met, and you’d have to be the most cheery of Villa optimist to be backing them to win this game, even at home.

That said, Villa have been playing ok in patches without much reward of late, as they did at Anfield at the weekend. They have also drawn with United at Old Trafford earlier in the season. But for me, United’s improvement of late means that they are making a real push for Champions league football this season and I feel they will take another step towards it here.

I do feel Villa will end their run without a goal by netting one here, but I am confident United will run out comfortable winners on the day.

Prediction

Man Utd to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £30.00
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