Weekend Football Tips – 19th & 20th February

Author: Published: February 18, 2022

Premier League TipsWe made a nice profit of £30 last weekend on our Premier League tips, but drew a blank in the Champions League, although I got the results right, the both teams to score element didn’t come off in any of the games.

That’s frustrating, especially after a few weeks where wins have been thin on the ground, so I am shaking things up a bit this week and taking a look at some different markets that have, in the past at least, been good to me at times.

We do have some interesting games to look at this week with a full set of games across Saturday and Sunday, starting with an intriguing game in London where West Ham take on a resurgent Newcastle United.

Then in the late game on Saturday, we have Manchester City facing Tottenham seeking another three points in what looks like being another inexorable run towards another Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s team.

Then on Sunday we have Leeds United facing Manchester United in a game that will certainly show that there is no love lost between the two teams and then we finish with Wolves taking on Leicester in what is going to be an interesting clash between the two Midlands sides.

I do feel the football gods have been unkind to me over the last few weeks. A goal here or there would have made a massive difference and seen a much better return, but every now and then some new bets is the way to go to keep myself fresh and try and change my fortunes a bit.

Here’s my tips for this weekend.

Football Betting Tips: Saturday 19th February

West Ham VS Newcastle United
19/02/2022 12:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

West Ham lie 4th in the EPL table. Newcastle lie 17th.
Newcastle are unbeaten in 5 games, taking 11 points from those games.
Both teams have scored in around 65% of these two teams’ games this season.
The last 5 games between the two have seen 22 goals scored, Newcastle winning 3 games.

Analysis

Newcastle will come into this game feeling very confident after their recent upturn in form saw them win all their last three games. Not only have they moved out of the relegation zone on the back of that, but they also have a good recent record against West Ham in the Premier League.

However, they face a West Ham team that have been superb for the past 18 months or so and deservedly sit fourth in the Premier League table. The Hammers also ran out 4-2 winners at St James’ Park earlier in the season, their first win in five games against the Toon Army.

Eddie Howe was backed in the transfer window with some big signings and they seem to have paid off, although Kieran Trippier’s injury is a worry for Newcastle as he has been so influential since signing and also weighed in with a couple of key goals.

For me though this game is about two players who have shone of late, Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle and Jarrod Bowen and I wanted to bet on either of these players and I felt the best option was for the in form Bowen to grab the first goal of the game here.

Prediction

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) to Score First - £10 returns £70.00
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Crystal Palace VS Chelsea
19/02/2022 3:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

Palace are 13th in the EPL on 26 pts. Chelsea are third on 47 points.
Chelsea have won one of their last five, Palace are without a win in five games.
Chelsea have won all the last 8 and 10 of the last 12 between the two teams.
The last draw between the teams was in 1995 (0-0). 21 games ago.

Analysis

One thing seems certain here, Crystal Palace fans won’t be looking forward to this game. They have lost all the last eight between the teams, winning two of the last 12 only, both back in 2017. Furthermore, Chelsea have scored 14 goals against Palace in the last four games between the teams.

So, it’s not looking good on a Palace win here and when you look at the wins, three of the last four have seen both teams score, two of those games taking place at Selhurst Park. Plus Palace have been finding goals hard to come by in recent times, scoring more than once just once in the last five games.

However, the statistics show that at home, Palace do tend to score a goal, but I think the form of Chelsea is such that Thomas Tuchel’s men badly need the boost of a win here to keep on the shirt tails of Liverpool and Manchester City above them.

So working through all the options, I do actually feel as if the Both Teams to Score bet is the one to make here and although a draw is tempting given both side’s recent form, I just feel Chelsea have that extra touch of class to get the win here.

Prediction

Chelsea to win and both teams to score - £10 returns £38.00
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Man City VS Tottenham
19/02/2022 5:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

City are top of the Premier League table with 63 points from 25 games.
Tottenham lie 8th but have played just 22 games and have 36 points.
Spurs are one of the two teams to beat Man City this season, a 1-0 win on the opening day.
City have won three of the last seven between the two, Spurs also winning 3 with one draw.

Analysis

Is there any case to be made for anything other than a Manchester City victory here? I’m not sure there is to be honest. Antonio Conte’s Spurs have had a few false dawns in the last couple of months, but they are still nowhere near the team they were just a few years back.

However, Spurs did beat City on the opening weekend of the season, a 1-0 win, and over the years they have given the Citizens a few problems, but moreso when they have played them at home. City have been the dominant force when they face each other at the Etihad.

So it’s a Manchester City win for me here but the question is will that fearsome Tottenham forward line be able to get something going in this game. I am not so sure that it will as they have struggled for form and confidence this season.

With City’s defence being the meanest in the Premier League and the home side not looking likely to drop points any time soon, I am backing City to pick up a solid win here without Spurs troubling the scoresheet.

Prediction

Manchester City to win to nil - £10 returns £21.00
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Football Betting Tips: Sunday 20th February

Wolverhampton Wanderers VS Leicester
20/02/2022 4:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Wolves are 7th in the EPL table, Leicester are a lowly 11th place, 10 pts behind.
Wolves have won four of their last five games, Leicester just the one.
Four of the last seven games between the two have finished 0-0.
Only two goals have been scored in the last 5 games between the two teams.

Analysis

A look at the stats of these two teams reveals that in terms of goal scoring and goals conceded, they are somewhat polar opposites. Leicester have the highest percentage of games with both teams scoring in the Premier League, Wolves the fewest and in all other goalscoring categories you find these two teams at either ends of the table.

Add to that a history of games where very few goals have been scored and you have the recipe for a low scoring game here. However, occasionally, you can get goals such as the 4-3 between the two teams back in January 2019.

So what does this tell us? Well, in truth not a lot. Form says a Wolves win by a 1-0 scoreline. However, that goes against all the trends for Leicester which suggest that both teams will score, so does that make a draw more likely? I’m not so sure.

So with that uncertainty, I have gone for the anytime goalscorer market and I feel Wolves striker Hwang Hee Chan is overdue a goal at this point and with Raul Jimenez likely to attract most of the attention, I am backing him to use that to his advantage to grab a goal here.

Prediction

Anytime Goalscorer – Hwang Hee Chan (Wolves) - £10 returns £34.00
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*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.

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