Premier League Football Tips: 13th & 14th February
Big frustration in midweek. We landed a winner in the Manchester United v West Ham game as my under 2.5 goals tip came in for £25, however despite Everton beating Spurs 5-4, my Everton to win and Both Teams to Score tip didn’t land as the Toffees required extra time to get the win!
That is frustrating as that bet alone was worth £45 in profit and would have meant a tidy profit on the week.
I guess when things are not quite going for you, this kind of things happen. Doesn’t make it any less frustrating though, especially when a couple of similar near misses cost me a profit last weekend too.
Anyway, we are back this weekend with a full slate of games in the Premier League and there are a couple of crackers to enjoy here.
This includes Leicester City taking on Liverpool at the King Power as third takes on fourth in the table.
We also have a very important game at the Etihad this week as Manchester City take on Tottenham in what is a massive test for Jose Mourinho’s Spurs team against a City side that are just steamrollering every opponent in their way at the moment.
Here’s my top tips for the action this weekend.
Premier League Tips: Saturday 6th February
Liverpool have won both their last two away games at West Ham and Tottenham so they won’t be too daunted to face a Leicester side whose home record isn’t the best in the Premier League. That said, in terms of form over the last eight games, Liverpool’s 8 points collected is relegation form, rather than a team battling for a top four spot.
It’s an indication of just how much Jurgen Klopp’s team have struggled in recent weeks and I think a combination of injuries, a lack of freshness and fatigue just mean that the team cannot play as they want and they are struggling as a result. Throw into that some crazy personal mistakes and it is a recipe for disaster.
Leicester have been superb on the road this season but their one defeat came at Anfield in November and they will know that a defeat here could see them drop a bit too far behind City and United to be genuine title contenders. If Vardy is fit, I’d give them a better chance but I think the Reds will nab the win here despite their dismal recent form.
My gut feeling here is that this will be a 2-1 win for the visitors.
When you consider how dominant City have been in recent weeks, and how Spurs have struggled for any semblance of form, you would think that the home side would walk this game. However, a look through recent matches suggests this could be tougher than many people expect.
City have won just one of the last four Premier League clashes between the team, a 1-0 win back in April 2019. Spurs drew 2-2 here last season and they have won both the home games between the two in the EPL by a 2-0 scoreline since then.
Harry Kane is back for Spurs and that is a huge positive for them, but even with the likes of Aguero and De Bruyne injured, City have been looking superb against teams and with the likes of Sterling, Foden and Gundogan in outstanding form, it is hard to look past them for the three points here.
I do think Tottenham will score a goal in this game. City’s defence is good I know but Kane is a real threat, but I think City will run out winners by a 3-1 scoreline.
Football Tips: Sunday 7th February
A quick glance at the recent record between these two teams reveals some heartening news for Baggies fans as they have won three of the last seven games between the two, all three of those games by a 1-0 scoreline.
However, they are facing a United side that are unbeaten in over a year on the road in the Premier League and who have won on their last two visits to the Hawthorns, as well as when the teams met earlier in the season.
Add to that West Brom’s porous defence, a worrying lack of form for Sam Allardyce’s men and the fact that United are chasing Manchester City hard at the top of the table and you have all the ingredients for a game that the visitors are going to be far more confident and motivated to win.
I can see West Brom grabbing a goal but I think it will be a consolation as I reckon Manchester United will get at least three goals in the game, if not more, to secure a comfortable victory.
I have to admit that the first game between these two teams was hugely disappointing and I had expected a fair few goals. I think this one though has the potential for goals and I also think it has potential for something of a surprise.
I did think Arsenal were coming through their slump in form a couple of weeks back, but they seem to have fallen back into some bad habits once again and their recent form doesn’t fill me with any confidence that they can get a result here against a Leeds side that are playing very well at the moment.
You always know what you are going to get with Marcelo Bielsa’s team and they have been producing the goods more often than not in recent weeks with some fantastic performances and wins under their belt in that time. That should see them head into this game full of confidence.
Unlike the first game, I can see both teams scoring here, but I am backing Leeds forthright approach to be decisive and for them to pick up a surprise win here.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.