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Football Betting Tips & Predictions: 15th & 15th December
by David Lenton
Not the best return last weekend, but Leicester’s victory at Villa Park with both teams scoring ensured we only suffered a small loss, which is not bad at all, but compared to some of the blockbuster weekend’s I have had of late, it does pale a little bit.
Still, I supposed I had to have weekend when things don’t quite go to plan and I am sure I am not the only one that picked the wrong team to win in the Manchester derby with both teams to score.
That said, as we start to head towards the real start of the festive fixture list we have a number of interesting games coming up this weekend, especially on Sunday with a number of teams with genuine Champions League aspirations, if not the form to go with it, will go head to head.
I want to bounce back to big money form with this selection of four games across the weekend.
Football Tips: Saturday 14th December
December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019
The Blades earned a fine away win at Norwich last weekend. They lie 8th in the table.
Aston Villa were soundly beaten 4-1 at home by Leicester to remain 17th in the table.
Villa have won 3 of the last 8 between the teams, with 2 draws and 2 wins for the Blades.
England defender Tyrone Mings will likely miss out through a hamstring injury for Villa.
I have noticed a bit of a trend in the Premier League at the moment and there have been a few more surprise results, especially between that large group of teams from 5th place to 19th place in the table and I have also noticed a lot games seeing both teams scoring, which is why a lot of my winning tips have been good value of late as it is a market I back regularly.
This game is one where the form book suggests a home win. The Blades have been generally good at home and Villa come into this on the back of two chastening defeats in a row. However, one thing is notable in United’s home performances this season and that is they have struggled more against the lower table teams.
In contrast, I think Villa are well equipped to go here and perhaps surprise a few and clinch the win. Both teams have been scoring and conceding goals of late, so I do feel both teams will score again here, but although the form book suggests a home win, I just have a sneaky feeling this will be another tricky one for the Blades and I am backing Villa to come away with a win, probably by a 2-1 scoreline.
Aston Villa to win & both teams to score £10 returns £75.00
Burnley have lost all their last three games to lie 13th in the league table.
Newcastle have won both their last two to jump to 10th in the table.
The teams have met 105 times, 43 wins for Newcastle, 42 for Burnley with 20 draws.
Burnley lost both games between the teams last season, 2-1 at home, 2-0 away.
Burnley are struggling for form at the moment with three straight defeats and a couple of heavy ones in recent times, shipping four at home to Manchester City and a short time later they let in five against Tottenham on the road.
As such, I can see Sean Dyche making sure his team are drilled defensively for the trip of Newcastle as they know without that back line being tough to break down, Burnley are going to struggle against the majority of teams in this division.
Newcastle, in contrast to the home side, are in good form and have notched up some very impressive performances of late under Steve Bruce. Having won at Bramall Lane, they then followed that with another win at home last weekend and I think they stand a real chance here.
That said, I don’t think either side is blessed with prolific attacks and this to me has the look of a game that will be decided by a single, perhaps late goal and as such, I am backing Newcastle to win this one to nil with a late set piece winner.
Newcastle United to win to nil - £10 returns £65.00
United’s 2-1 win over Man City moved them up to 5th in the Premier League table.
Everton’s 3-1 victory against Chelsea last weekend saw them move up to 14th.
United have won 7 of the last 11 against Everton, drawing two and losing two.
Everton have won just once at Old Trafford since the Premier League began.
Manchester United fans will have been in seventh heaven this past week after earning the bragging rights in the city following their 2-1 win at the Etihad over Man City last weekend. They return to Old Trafford this weekend to take on more northern rivals in an Everton side, reinvigorated by caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson.
The Toffees battling display and deserved 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park was a light year away from their 5-2 derby day defeat to Liverpool a few days before and Ferguson will likely want a similar battling display against a United side that have struggled to score goals at home at certain times this season.
However, it is fair to say that the win over City should galvanise this team and as such, while I do feel Everton’s lively attack will grab a goal or two, I still feel that the home side will have more than enough in return to win the game and most likely by a 2-1 or even 3-1 scoreline. Whether it is enough to suggest Man Utd have turned the corner however, remains to be seen.
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Wolves draw at Brighton last week extended their undefeated run to 12 EPL games.
Spurs bounced back last week to hammer Burnley 5-0 at home.
The teams sit next to each other in the table, Wolves in 6th, Spurs 7th.
Last season both teams lost their home game and won their away game in this fixture.
After spending a few days in warmer weather training, Wolves will be hoping for a good performance here against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side. The home team have not lost in 12 Premier League games, although a number of them have been draws, while Spurs have won three of their four EPL games under Jose Mourinho (and four in five in all competitions).
However, Spurs have conceded goals in all but one of those games, but the do seem to have found their scoring touch, netting 16 goals in the five games since Jose Mourinho took charge. A factor that Wolves, who looked a little vulnerable defensively against Brighton last weekend, will be wary of.
It is hard to back against Wolves I admit, given their ability to dig a result out and they also have a very good record against the big six. However, I think this Spurs team are starting to click going forward and I also feel that their better quality in attack and midfield will be the key to the win. I do see Wolves scoring once again, but I am backing Spurs to claim their second away win in three games under Jose Mourinho.
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David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter