Weekend Football Predictions – 25th & 26th September
Last week we made a loss of £7 on our weekend tips.
However, we were literally seconds away from a profit of £78 on the weekend. Damn!
Antonio Rudiger’s very late injury time goal in the Tottenham v Chelsea game made my 2-0 Chelsea win prediction prove to be incorrect in the most cruel way possible.
This weekend, we have a cracking selection of games and the potential for some good returns. We have a massive game starting things off on Saturday between Chelsea and Manchester City and then on Sunday we have the North London derby as Arsenal take on Tottenham with the fortunes of the two teams reversed in the last couple of weeks compared to the start of the season.
So, without any further ado, here’s my tips for this weekend’s action.
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 18th September
What a fantastic game to kick off the weekend, a repeat of last season’s Champions League final and a game that Manchester City fans will feel is one their team cannot afford to lose, seeing as they are already three points behind the top two in the Premier League, and with away trips to Liverpool and Manchester United coming up in the next few weeks.
Chelsea though have remained in great form over the course of the season so far, only dropping points away at Anfield against Liverpool and they have been rated as the Champions elect by many pundits following their start and their signing of Romelu Lukaku to bolster their attack.
Certainly that move, along with City’s failure to secure a replacement for Sergio Aguero, does make me feel Chelsea are the better equipped of the two and I also think that in terms of balance, Chelsea are also the better team.
City will dominate possession in this one I feel, but I think Chelsea will stick to the game plan that has served them well against City in recent games and I can see the Londoners coming out on top of this one as 2-1 winners.
There’s no real way of sugarcoating the fact that Aston Villa have an absolutely horrendous record against Manchester United. They have beaten United just three times in the Premier League in their history and their recent record of 13 defeats in the last 15 games with no wins, does not bode well ahead of this game.
United have started the season well at home and with the attacking talent at their disposal in the likes of Pogba, Ronaldo, Sancho, Cavani, Fernandes and Martial, it is little wonder that they have been scoring plenty of goals in those home games too.
Aston Villa did earn a superb 3-0 win last weekend over Everton, a result which should give them real confidence heading here, but in truth, I can’t really see anything for Villa in this game and it should be a relatively run of the mill win for United.
Given the attacking quality United have, I think this is looking like a difficult game for Villa and I am backing United to run out 3-0 winners in the game.
This is a tricky one to predict. Until recently West Ham had been flying but a defeat and a draw in their last two games has seen them drop off the pace a little at the top of the table. Leeds have only lost twice this season, but are yet to win a game, drawing three.
There’s no doubt that Leeds are a team that are overdue a win but they have looked a little susceptible defensively at times and that is something that I think this West Ham side can take full advantage of if they can break quickly as Leeds push forward.
It is going to be interesting to see England team mates Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips go head to head too and whoever comes out on top in that battle may well give their team the edge to go on and win the game.
That said, I still feel that this game is most likely to finish as a draw as I think with home advantage, Leeds will cancel out any slight advantage the Hammers have in terms of form and confidence. With decent odds available, I’m going for any draw, rather than the better odds available on taking both teams to score too.
Premier League Tips: Sunday 19th September
North London derby games are always special affairs and Sunday’s game at the Emirates won’t be any different. Three games ago, Spurs were top and Arsenal were bottom of the table, now a win for Arsenal could see them move above Spurs in the formative Premier League table.
The Gunners have hardly set the league alight with narrow wins over Burnley and Norwich in their last two games, but they have given them six much needed points and lifted a lot of the doom and gloom that had settled over the Emirates in the early weeks of the season.
In contrast, two 3-0 defeats to London rivals Crystal Palace and Chelsea have seen Spurs deposed at the top of the table and tumble down to seventh and Nuno Santos will know that he needs to get his team playing well and winning games once again to ease the pressure on him.
That won\’t be easy in a North London derby game, especially on a ground where Spurs have such a poor record, but I also feel Arsenal are still not as strong as Spurs and as such, this game looks like being a draw to me.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.