Premier League Tips – 27th & 28th November
Well, we had a great start to the midweek action, posting a profit of £32 on the Champions League tips, and at the time of writing, I still have the Europa League tips to go on Thursday evening and if I can post similar results in those games, then I will be very happy with the week so far.
We have a double-header of games coming up in the Premier League with the first midweek selection of games taking place next week over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, so keep your eyes peeled for our tips on those games going live Tuesday morning.
For now, we are focused on the full set of games taking place on Saturday and Sunday this week and we have an even split of games, with five on Saturday and five Sunday, although the majority of games that affect the top of the table will be taking place on Sunday.
As such, I have tended to focus my tips this week on games on Sunday, with just one selection from Saturday’s games.
We have a huge couple of games to look forward to on Matchday 13 including Manchester City and West Ham locking horns and then this will be followed by Chelsea taking on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge which is a crucial game for both teams.
Arsenal kick things off on Saturday with the lunchtime game against Newcastle United, who are still searching for their first win this season. Norwich can make it three wins in a row against Wolves, while Liverpool will want to put the pressure on the top teams around them by landing a win over Southampton.
It should be an exciting weekend of games to look forward to and here’s my tips for four of them.
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 27th November
Two midfield powerhouses of the Premier League era will put their managerial capabilities to the test against each other here as Patrick Vieira and Steven Gerrard lock horns as managers of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa respectively.
There’s no doubt that Palace are the side in form in this game, albeit with a lot of drawn games in their seven-game unbeaten run and with home advantage, you would think that they will feel pretty good about their chances of landing a win against a Villa side that had been out of sorts.
However, since Steven Gerrard came in, Villa have landed a key win over Brighton last week, ending their run of five successive defeats and it appears the ex-Rangers boss is already starting to make an impact at the club in a positive way.
Villa do have the worst away record in the Premier league with just one win in six, losing the other five, but given Palace’s propensity to draw games at home (four out of six have finished all square in the EPL) and with Villa winning last week, I do feel the draw is the sensible option here.
Football Betting Tips: Sunday 28th November
These teams have met 17 times in total and Brentford actually hold the upper hand with 8 wins, to Everton’s seven with two matches drawn. However, only one game, a League Cup tie which Brentford won on penalties in September 2010, has been played since 1954.
So there is not much recent history between these two teams, so in these situations it is very much a case that recent form very much needs to be considered and even here, there’s nothing to separate the two teams, with both losing four and drawing one of their last five games in the Premier League.
Brentford’s best performances at home have come against the bigger clubs, beating Arsenal and drawing with Liverpool, but they have lost the other four and I think that their early season surprise factor is now wearing off on teams who are starting to know what to expect from the Bees.
I’m sure Rafa Benitez will have meticulously prepared for this game and with some of his star men starting to come back from injury, I feel that the Toffees may earn themselves something from this game, but I can’t see that being any more than a point.
Having come from behind in midweek to earn a 2-1 win over Paris St Germain, thus clinching top spot in their group, Manchester City will come into this game against a dangerous West Ham side in great spirits and in pretty decent form themselves.
The Hammers have already tasted victory at the Etihad this season, knocking City out of the League Cup on penalties after a 0-0 draw, but this is a very different game although City may well be missing a couple of key players for this game.
For me, one of the key things here to consider is preparation time, City have not only had a further 24-hours to prepare for this game, they haven’t had to travel, while West Ham have played a day later and also had to travel to and from Vienna ahead of this game.
I think that will likely have a major impact on how this game goes and I can see Manchester City having much more of the ball, working West Ham hard and then perhaps taking control of the game late on and I think the correct score bet here of a 3-1 win for City looks good value.
This game has taken a whole new turn over the last week or so with Manchester United sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend and appointing Michael Carrick to be his short-term replacement while they search for a new, or at least interim manager to take them through to the end of the season.
United’s poor form, which has seen them lose four of the last five in the league, has seen them drop well off the pace at the top of the table and another defeat here against the league leaders and a team with the best defence in the country, could be a fatal blow to their hopes of even a top four spot.
Chelsea thrashed Juventus 4-0 in midweek in a superb display which will likely hand them top spot in their group, but United also progressed in the Champions League thanks to a solid 2-0 away win over Villarreal.
Even though that win will have given United a boost and the fact that Chelsea’s recent record against United isn’t that great, I still feel that the Red Devils are going to struggle here and while they may score a goal, I think Chelsea will still win the game very comfortably.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.