Football Tips & Predictions: 23rd, 24th & 25th June
I was a Craig Dawson overhead kick stunner in injury time away from landing two out of two with last Saturday’s tips.
That said we managed to land a saucy win and both teams to score bet on Aston Villa v Chelsea game which brought home a tidy £11.50 profit overall on the round.
It’s nice to be back to winning ways.
I’m looking to build some momentum now the Premier League is back in full flow. This set of tips covers the games from Tuesday to Thursday this week, let’s take a look at how we see four of the games across those nights going.
Premier League Tips: Tuesday 23rd June
In their opening games since the restart, I felt Tottenham were a little unlucky not to beat Manchester United, I felt United’s penalty was somewhat soft in that game and had Spurs been a little more clinical in front of goal, they could have ended their long run without a win.
West Ham’s home loss to Wolves was a salutary lesson for the Hammers as they produced another below par performance and were put to the sword by Wolves late on. They don’t have a bad record against Spurs in general, although they have won just one of the last four between the teams, but I just don’t see any conviction in this West Ham side.
That’s strange as they have some good players but for whatever reason David Moyes and those before him, have struggled to make this team into an effective unit. It is defensively I fear for West Ham here with Harry Kane back and itching for goals plus Dele Alli set to return after a one-match ban.
I am backing Spurs to end their long run without a win here but I can see the Hammers scoring once, but I feel Tottenham will get two or three in return to claim a solid victory.
Football Prediction: Wednesday 24th June
I felt Manchester United were a little fortunate to earn a draw at Spurs in their first game back. While they had some decent chances, I felt the penalty from which they scored was very soft and the second, which was rightfully rescinded by VAR, was a disgrace to award in the first place.
However there is no doubt that over their most recent matches, United have been moving very much in the right direction and this crucial game with a Sheffield United side who were well beaten by Newcastle at the weekend, is a great chance for the home side to pick up a win over a rival challenging for a Champions League qualification spot.
Sheffield United looked solid at Newcastle at the weekend until they went down to ten men and after that they somewhat fell apart defensively. Chris Wilder will want a reaction from his team but Old Trafford is not the place you generally see that.
With a couple of key centre halves likely out for this game, I don’t fancy the Blades chances and I can see Manchester United picking up a confident win here without conceding a goal.
Football Tips: Thursday 25th June
It’s been a torrid restart for Arsenal, two defeats away from home against Man City and Brighton plus three players lost to long term injuries, Mikel Arteta will be wary of any more bad luck befalling them on their third away trip in a row against Southampton.
The Saints were comfortable 3-0 winners away to bottom club Norwich, a result which moved them up to 13th in the table and all but ensures their safety. Their recent form isn’t that great but they have picked up vital wins against teams lower than them in the table which has assisted their climb up the table.
The Saints did look very sharp, but it was against a poor Norwich side. Arsenal have not been as bad as their last two results suggest and I think this is the game where they will put things right. I am backing the Gunners to claim a much needed win here against an inconsistent Southamopton.
City’s record against Chelsea in recent times is excellent with six wins from the last seven and though both teams recorded wins in their first games back (and City play tonight against Burnley), I thought that City were the team that looked most like they found their groove more quickly.
Chelsea did well to come back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park though and Frank Lampard’s men have been doing well at home of late recording wins over Liverpool and Everton in their last two home matches before the break, without conceding a goal in either game.
City though will offer a much sterner test in my view than a weakened Liverpool side and an Everton side still finding their feet and I think that Pep Guardiola’s men are the team to win this game. I do see both sides scoring a goal, but I can see City coming out as 2-1 winners.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.