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Weekend Football Betting Tips: 10th & 11 November
by the Cheeky Punter
We made a small profit last weekend in the Premier League.
This weekend includes a rather unusual split of games, with most of the top ten teams playing on Sunday, and most of the teams in the bottom half of the table and mid table playing Saturday.
The big game at the weekend is the Manchester derby, which sees City take on United at the Etihad.
Due to the better odds, I’ve gone with most of my weekend tips from Saturday’s game with just the Manchester derby for Sunday.
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 10th November
November 10, 2018
John Smith’s Stadium
November 10, 2018
John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield’s win over Fulham on Monday moved them off the bottom & into 18th place in the table, level on points but worse off on goal difference behind Newcastle.
West Ham’s 4-2 win over Burnley last week moved them onto 11 points and into 13th in the table, three behind Brighton in 12th and three ahead of Palace in 14th.
Both teams have similar records over their last five, winning just one, losing three and drawing one of those games.
Huddersfield lost both games in the Premier League against West Ham last season, losing 2-0 in London in September followed by a 4-1 defeat at home in January.
There’s no doubt that Huddersfield fans will be delighted following their 1-0 win over Fulham on Monday and with West Ham the next visitors to the John Smith’s stadium, they may feel like they have a chance of winning against a Hammers side with a poor away record this season.
However, I feel that Manuel Pellegrini is slowly starting to see his team come together. They were excellent in attack when beating Burnley last week and against a toothless Huddersfield frontline, I cannot see their weaknesses in defence being too exposed on Saturday.
In addition, the form that their key players in attack most notably Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic are showing at the moment, means that the Hammers are likely to grab at least a couple of goals against a Town defence that has been one of the leakiest in the Premier League this season.
As such, I am backing West Ham to claim the win here but I do feel Huddersfield will grab a goal to keep things interesting.
West Ham to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £52.00
Leicester have drawn and won their last two games after losing two in a row before that. They lie in 10th place in the table with 16 points from their 11 games.
Burnley have lost three in a row following a run of better results. Those defeats leave them in 15th place in the table with 8 points from their 88 games so far.
Burnley have won the last two games at Turf Moor between the teams, but their last win in Leicester was way back in November 2007. Leicester have won 8 of the last 12 games.
The teams have met 110 times in total with Leicester accruing 35 wins in that time, Burnley have 45 wins with 30 draws between the teams.
It is going to be an emotional day for Leicester fans and players as they return to the King Power just two weeks after the dreadful incident that saw five people, including the Foxes Chairman, lose their life in the helicopter crash.
Driven on by the raw emotion of the home support, I can’t see anything other than a Leicester win here and the fact that Burnley, a team who have lost their last three games, are their opponents is almost irrelevant. Indeed, had Manchester City been the visitors, I still fancy Leicester would have given them a real game.
The fact that Burnley have dipped in form once again combined with Leicester winning last week at Cardiff means that I strongly fancy the Foxes to not just secure a win, but to grab a very strong win and an eyecatching performance in front of their home fans. In that way securing a fitting tribute for their former owner.
Leicester City to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £35.00
Crystal Palace defeat to Chelsea last week meant they remain on 8 points from 11 games and they now occupy 14th in the Premier League table.
Spurs win last week over Wolves on Saturday night moved them up one place in the table into fourth. They have 24 points from their 11 games so far.
Palace have won just two of the last 11 games between the sides, and just one of the 10 last matches between the teams in the Premier League.
Seven of the last 11 matches between the teams have finished in 1-0 scorelines including 6 of the last 7 matches between the teams.
I do find Crystal Palace one of the most frustrating teams in the Premier League. I watch them at times and think they are just a player or two short of being a genuine top half side, but then they seem to have a moment of madness somewhere along the line and throw away all the good work they have done beforehand.
Similarly, Tottenham have been somewhat poor in defence especially this season, with Vertonghen’s injury I think proving costly. I also think Lloris has been well below his best and as a result, Spurs defensive poise has not been evident in recent games, particularly away from home.
As such, I think even Crystal Palace’s shot shy attack could grab a goal at home to Spurs, but I still feel Spurs will win. This run of 1-0 wins for Spurs in this fixture has to come an end at some point and with both defences looking somewhat leaky of late, I feel this fixture will be the one.
Tottenham to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £35.00
City are top of the Premier League on 29 points from 11 games and have scored an incredible 33 goals, conceding just four during those games.
Utd have recovered well from a poor start to 20 points from their 11 games to lie in 7th spot in the Premier League with 19 goals scored and 18 conceded.
United have not lost to City on City’s home turf since November 2014. They have won twice and drawn once in the three games at the Etihad since then.
Over their histories the teams have met 176 times, with United having the most wins with 73 compared to 51 for City and 52 matches between the teams have been drawn.
After two superb wins in the Champions League in midweek for both these teams, it has whetted the appetite to see if City can continue their demolition of their opponents, or whether United, after ending Juventus unbeaten record, can do likewise against their nearest rivals.
In truth, in terms of performance, United have been light-years behind City this season and it is hard to see how they can stop the home side from scoring at least a couple of goals, which makes their chances of turning this into a win all the more difficult.
However, that is precisely what they did last season and with Jose Mourinho’s tactical acumen never in doubt, could United spring a surprise here again? They could do, but I just don’t feel it is likely given the way City are playing at the moment, they simply look too good with too much strength in depth for the vast majority of teams they have faced.
As such, I am backing City to win the game here, but I am expecting United to make a real game of it and, as with all the games yesterday, I am backing both teams to find the net in a fixture which does tend to produce goals at both ends.
Man City to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £26.50
The Cheeky Punter is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.