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Football Betting Tips: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th Feb
by David Lenton
So far 2019 has proven to be a bumper year when it comes to the tips. We posted more profit last time out (+£17) which means a hat-tick of tips post all in the green!
This weekend we have a full set of games taking place with just one game not being played over the weekend (Wolves v Newcastle on Monday night).
Let’s hope we can continue to give the bookies a bit of a pasting with this selection of tips from four games taking place this weekend.
Footie Tips: Saturday 9th Feb
February 9, 2019
February 9, 2019
Fulham lie 19th in the Premier League table with 17 points, they are seven points from safety and five points behind Cardiff City in 18th place in the table.
Man Utd are fifth in the league just two points behind Chelsea, they are unbeaten in their last ten games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning nine.
The teams met in the Premier League back in December when goals from Young, Mata, Lukaku and Rashford gave United a 4-1 win at Old Trafford.
Fulham have won just 14 of 83 games against United. Their last win came back in 2009. They have lost nine and drawn two of the last 11 games since.
It is fair to say that Fulham must dread Manchester United coming to visit. The Londoners have won just 14 games against United in their history, the last coming ten years ago back in 2009 and they have picked up just 2 points from the 33 available against United in the games since then.
Add to that the fact that Claudio Ranieri’s team are stuck in the bottom two and are desperate to pick up points against any team, but still show plenty of defensive frailties and you have a major problem that even Ranieri is struggling to find a solution for.
In contrast, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as manager United have been in superb shape. Nine wins and a draw in ten games is testament to how well Solskjaer has done and United moved back into the top five on the back of Arsenal’s loss to Man City last weekend.
United’s defence does look a little susceptible at times and I can see Fulham scoring, but I think that will only be a consolation goal and that in the end it will be a comfortable victory for the visitors on Saturday lunchtime.
Man Utd to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £31.50
Southampton are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2019, this improved form has seen them climb the table up to 16th place and they now have 24 points.
Cardiff City are two points behind Southampton on 22 and two placed below them in 18th. They have won just one of their last six games in all competitions.
Cardiff did pick up three points in the game between the teams back in December when a goal from Callum Paterson in the 74th minute was enough to give them the victory.
Historically, this is an even fixture with Cardiff having 20 wins to Southampton’s 19 and 15 games ending in a draw. Cardiff have won both the last two games by a 1-0 scoreline.
This is a real relegation six-pointer for both these sides. A win for Cardiff would see them leapfrog above Southampton and out of the relegation zone, a win for the Saints and the Bluebirds would be five points adrift of Southampton.
The Saints recent form under Ralph Hassenhuttl has been excellent. The Austrian has had a big impact at St Mary’s since taking over from Mark Hughes and with the same resources has led his team on a fine run of unbeaten games (if you discount their FA Cup 4th Round loss to Derby on penalties).
Cardiff have had the emotional issues of the Emiliano Sala incident to deal with and it has been a tough time for the club as a result. They rallied to secure a fine win at home to Bournemouth last weekend, but away from home they have struggled and I feel they will do so here.
That said, Cardiff have been looking better away from home going forward and they managed a goal at Arsenal. I feel they will find the net here too against a leaky Saints defence but that in the end the home side will come through with the win.
Southampton to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £40.00
Brighton’s poor run of form has seen them drop to 13th in the table, five points behind West Ham and just five points ahead of Cardiff in the final relegation place.
Burnley’s improved form has seen them move out of the drop zone and up to 17th in the table. They have amassed 24 points from their 25 games so far this season.
The Clarets were the victors when the teams met at Turf Moor back in December, a single strike from James Tarkowski before half time the decider.
The teams have met 32 times previously, both teams have 10 wins apiece and they have contested draws on 12 occasions.
Brighton have hit something of a wall in recent weeks and Chris Hughton’s men have seen their comfortable mid-table position being eroded as the teams below them have collected points to close the gap on them considerably.
Although the Seagulls are 13th, their gap to Cardiff in 18th is now just five points and with just one win in their last 12 games, including no wins in their last seven, they are struggling for goals, particularly at home where they have not scored at all in 2019 as yet.
In contrast, Burnley have started to become the doggedly difficult team to beat that they were last season under Sean Dyche. The picked up a great point at Old Trafford and have beaten Huddersfield, Fulham and West Ham of late too.
The Clarets also earned a draw from their trip to Southampton, a game they will feel that they should have won and I think that this sequence of drawn games could well continue here against a Brighton side that don’t concede many at home, but who also don’t score too many either.
Man City went top of the league on goal difference thanks to their 2-0 win over Everton in midweek, although Liverpool do have a game in hand.
Chelsea lie in fourth place in the league table with 50 points from their 25 games so far. Seven points behind Tottenham who are third in the table.
Chelsea inflicted City’s first defeat in the Premier League this season when they emerged as 2-0 winners over City when the teams met back in December.
Chelsea have won 67 times against City, with 55 wins for City and 39 draws. The last 8 games between the teams have been shared with four wins apiece.
This is another crucial game for Manchester City in what has been a pivotal week for Pep Guardiola’s men and they will know that nothing other than a win against Chelsea is likely to be good enough with Liverpool facing a home game with Bournemouth the day before.
City will also want revenge for Chelsea inflicting their first defeat of the season on them in London in early December. That day, Chelsea’s tactics proved to be spot on to secure the win over City and Mauricio Sarri’s men deservedly ran out the winners.
Since then though, Chelsea’s form has fell away somewhat and defeats to Leicester and a bruising 4-0 thumping at Bournemouth have not helped the side close the gap on the top teams, even with City and Liverpool uncharacteristically dropping points in recent times.
As such, even with Gonzalo Higuain renewing his partnership with Sarri, it looks like being a very tough afternoon for Chelsea. They can cause City problems on the counter with Hazard and Willian, but in truth, I feel this is likely to be a game where City get a degree of revenge for that loss in London.
Man City to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £30.00
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