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Weekend Football Tips: 6th & 7th April 2019
by David Lenton
After a solid weekend last time out which saw me post a healthy profit (+£65 overall) thanks to both my Sunday tips coming in at decent odds, I am happy that we are getting back to winning ways.
It’s a bit of an unusual weekend this time out… we have a mixture of six Premier League games taking place from Friday through to Monday, plus two FA Cup Semi Finals taking place at Wembley.
I have decided to pick from both the Premier League and FA Cup games to get the best odds available and as such, the selection below features three Premier League games plus one of the FA Cup ties.
Let’s take a closer look at my football betting tips for this weekend:
Football Tips: Saturday 6th April
April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019
Bournemouth lie in 12th place in the league table with 38 points from their 32 games. They have won just one of their last five matches, however.
Burnley ended a four-game losing streak last weekend with a vital 2-0 win at Wolves which moved them five points clear of Cardiff in the table.
Burnley ran out rampant winners when the teams met earlier in the season recording a thumping 4-0 victory at Turf Moor.
The teams have not met that often, just 39 times in the past with Burnley winning 12 games, Bournemouth six and eleven matches have finished as a draw.
Bournemouth have won just two of the last ten fixtures between these two teams and they were on a hiding last time they met at Turf Moor when a previously out of sorts Burnley found their form to thump the Cherries 4-0 at the start of the first run of improved form this season.
Burnley’s form has been such that they tend to get results in clusters, a string of defeats followed by a string of wins and better results and Sean Dyche will be hoping last weekend’s win at home to Wolves will signify an upturn in form.
Bournemouth’s form has been inconsistent and but for a good start to the season, they could well have been embroiled the relegation battle at the foot of the table.
They are a quality side, with Angus Fraser catching the eye this season in particular, but I feel they are not quite consistent enough to get the results they need and with Burnley breaking their losing streak last week, I feel a draw is the most likely outcome here.
Newcastle are unbeaten at home in the league since the 2nd Jan and they have won all five of the games that they have played in that period since.
Crystal Palace have won two of their last three away from home, their sole defeat in those games coming on Wednesday night away to Spurs.
The game between the teams at Selhurst Park earlier in the season finished in a somewhat dour 0-0 draw between the teams.
The teams have met 44 times in their history, Newcastle have by far the better record with 26 wins compared to 9 for Palace and 9 matches have finished in draws.
Both these sides have had somewhat similar seasons, and both sit in the lower reaches of the table, with Palace just one place and one point better off than their hosts. However, Newcastle’s home form of late has been superb and includes a come from behind 3-2 win over Everton in their last game in front of their home fans.
Palace though are very strong away from home with two wins out of their last three and they will be confident that they have the attacking quality and pace to cause this Newcastle team a few problems. However, in contrast to that, Newcastle’s defensive qualities have been shown time and time again this season.
I feel that Newcastle’s back line should be able to cope with what Palace can throw at them and while I can’t see this one being decided by a deluge of goals, I feel that one goal for Newcastle, or possibly two, should be enough for them to claim the victory in front of their home fans. A win which could be enough to keep them in the Premier League next season.
Everton come into this game in 10th place in the table with 43 points from their 32 games. They have won both of their last two games.
Arsenal are in fine form dropping just two 2 out of the last 15. They are 4th in the table but with a game in hand over Spurs with 63 points.
Arsenal ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Everton earlier in the season when the teams met at the Emirates. Lacazette and Aubameyang scoring the goals.
The teams have met 211 times previously, Arsenal winning 106 times, Everton 60 times and 45 games between the teams have finished in a draw.
Arsenal have won eight of the last nine fixtures between these two teams, a couple of them by a very heavy scoreline in their favour, indeed, they won the corresponding fixture at Goodison Park last season by a 5-2 scoreline, so Everton have it all to do if they are to end Arsenal’s recent resurgence in form here.
The Toffee’s recent form has been better with two wins in their last two games, but they have struggled at times this season at home, especially against top six sides and with Arsenal chasing the Champions League places, it is going to be a tough ask for the home side to stop the Gunners when they are in this form.
Everton do have some talented players and when the likes of Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Walcott get it right, they can be a threat against any team but for me, I feel the Gunners are coming into form at just the right time to land that Champions league spot and I think they’ll collect three points here to help them in that aim.
Watford have beaten Woking, Newcastle United, QPR and Crystal Palace to reach the semifinals of the FA Cup.
Wolves have had a tougher route defeating Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Bristol City & Man Utd to reach the same point.
The teams met at Molineux in the Premier League earlier on in the season, Watford winning 2-0. The return game at Vicarage Road takes place in a couple of weeks.
The teams have met 45 times previously, Wolves winning 13, Watford winning 14 and 18 of the matches between the teams have finished in a draw.
The second of the FA Cup Semi Finals also takes place at Wembley and pits seventh against eighth in the Premier League. With just one place and one point separating these teams in the league, it promises to be a very close and tight encounter between Watford and Wolves.
Both sides form coming into the game has been a little indifferent, although both will be boosted by a solid win in their last Premier League game in midweek, Wolves defeating Manchester United 2-1 while on the same night Watford’s 4-1 win over Fulham saw the London side relegation confirmed.
The teams are well matched and play similar styles, strong and physical but also with some creative and talented players. For me though, Watford have dealt better with this kind of opponent, whereas Wolves have been stronger against teams above them in the table this season.
In truth, I can’t split the two teams and I think a draw is most likely and then extra time and possibly penalties could even be required to decide the winner.
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter