Premier League Tips: 7th & 8th November
We were back to winning ways in the Premier League last weekend for the third Premier League weekend in a row.
It wasn’t a life-changing win, but any profit, even one of £13.20 is one that should be savoured over the bookmakers.
We have a busy weekend of games to look forward to including games between the four teams from Merseyside and Manchester as Man City and Liverpool face off on Sunday but 24-hours before that we see Everton hosting Manchester United at Goodison Park, with the Toffees seeking a win that would move them nine points clear of United.
A long trip to Turkey in midweek won’t help United prepare for that game and similarly, Liverpool will have to deal with a trip to Italy on Tuesday ahead of their crunch clash with City on Sunday.
Second placed Leicester City host sixth placed Wolves in a really interesting game in the Midlands and we also see Leeds and Crystal Palace lock horns at Selhurst Park with just goal difference separating the two teams in the Premier League at the moment.
Premier League Tips: Saturday 7th November
It is rare that we have had this fixture and seen Everton in 4th place in the table with Man Utd in 15th, but that is the situation we find outselves in for this game at the weekend. The Toffees have won two and drawn one of their EPL games at home this season and they are certainly very tough to beat on home soil.
However, Manchester United’s only two wins in the EPL have come on the road, a fortuitous win at Brighton and then a good 4-1 win at Newcastle. They have also beaten PSG in Paris this season and it does appear as if this United side is set up best to hit teams on the counter attack, rather than force the pace themselves.
That may well play into United’s hands in this game as Everton will likely be without both Richarlison and Rodriguez, although Digne should return after serving a one game suspension for a sending off against Southampton.
This should be a cracker and despite that good home form, I feel United have some really attacking players on the counter that could be the difference maker in this game so I am backing the visitors to land a knockout blow here, although I do feel both sides will find the net.
Two teams with very experienced managers who tend to operate very different systems will clash at Selhurst Park this weekend. Leeds come into this game on the back of a 4-1 thumping by Leicester City at Elland Road on Monday, while Palace have won just one of their last three and that came against Fulham.
Palace’s home record isn’t great once again this season with just one win at home since the start of the campaign. Similarly, two of Leeds United three wins this season have come on the road (against Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
What does seem clear is that both teams can score goals but also have a propensity towards conceding them too and it is worth noting that historically, six of the last eight games between the teams have seen both teams score a goal.
I was tempted by the draw here but I just feel that Leeds are the kind of team not to let a bad result turn into a bad run of form and that combined with Palace’s lacklustre home form means I am backing both teams to score, but Leeds United to grab the win.
Football Betting Tips: Sunday 8th November
Both of these midlands-based sides will be very happy with their performances at the start of the season. However, it promises to be a very tight game at the King Power, given that the two matches between these teams last season failed to produce any goals in either game.
That said, both teams come into this game on a good run of form and pushing hard at the top of the table and both will also know the value of keeping that run going. Leicester’s main concern will be to replicate their away form at home as while the Foxes have been great on the road, they have been very beatable at home.
Wolves are very well organised and play some very attacking football under Nuno Santos, but they have a very strong back line that is more than capable of blunting even the best attacks. As such, I don’t think there are going to be too many goals going in at either end on Sunday afternoon.
This will be close and I think one goal either way may well be enough to win it but with their better form of late and after a fine display at Leeds on Monday, I am just edging towards a narrow win for Leicester here.
This fixture is always a massive clash and last season, despite Liverpool being proclaimed Champions a short time before, the Reds were hammered 4-0 by City in this fixture. City though are struggling for options in attack with both Aguero and Gabriel Jesus out injured for large chunks of this season so far.
That has blunted City’s cutting edge at times but they are still playing some great football at periods during games but they also still look somewhat susceptible on the counter attack and I think Liverpool’s attack, whether that includes the in form goalscorer Diogo Jota or not, could well profit.
However, the Reds issues in central defence are a real concern, especially when you consider the number of goals they have shipped in the league already this season (15). Only West Brom have a worse record than that and with only Joe Gomez fully fit, possibly Joel Matip about to return, the Reds do look like they have some real issues defensively.
That’s the problem for me here as although I can see Liverpool scoring, I just can’t see them keeping City out and that makeshift back line means for me, I see City claiming a 2-1 win here.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.