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Weeknd Football Tips: 23rd & 24th November
by David Lenton
We had a break last weekend to get the last international break of the year out of the way.
Last time out we squeezed out a £5 profit (from £10 stakes) across all the bets thanks to Liverpool beating Man City and both teams scoring… I’m hoping to push that number up this weekend!
With a clear run from now on through to March with no more international breaks, I am hoping we can turn in some good results and especially over the Christmas and New Year part of the season when the games come thick and fast.
So let’s begin this good run of the season with this selection of tips for this weekend’s games in the Premier League across Saturday and Sunday.
Football Tips: Saturday 23rd October
November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019
West Ham lie 16th, they are without a win in their last 7 games.
Tottenham lie 14th, their last EPL away win was at Fulham on 20th Jan.
The teams have met 212 times. Spurs winning 96, West Ham 64 with 52 draws.
The last 16 games between the teams have seen 7 wins apiece, with 2 draws.
A quick look back at the recent history between these teams shows that this is a game where the form book can generally be thrown out of the window. West Ham have lost to Spurs when in good form, and Spurs have done likewise against the Hammers. Last season, both teams only won games on the away ground of their opponent. Spurs winning twice at the London Stadium in the league and in the Carabao Cup, while West Ham won the reverse fixture in the Premier League in April.
The Hammers have proven to be one of the trickier opponents for Tottenham in recent years but it is fair to say that neither side comes into this game in any real great form. West Ham are without a win in seven games in all competitions, while Tottenham’s away form in the Premier League is shocking as they are without a win on the road since a victory in January against relegated Fulham.
I can’t make a very convincing case for either team to win this game based on form, or indeed past history between the teams and although draws between them have been rare in recent years, I think that this is the most likely outcome in this match as neither side has really done enough to convince me that they will be the ones to pick up the three points. I can see goals though and perhaps a 1-1 or 2-2 scoreline.
Brighton lie 11th in the table with 15 points from their 12 games so far.
Leicester are currently 2nd in the table and have won all of their last four.
The teams have met just 33 times. Leicester winning 14 to Brighton’s 13 with 6 draws.
Leicester have won three of the last four between the teams in the EPL.
Leicester come into this relatively rare clash between these two teams in much the better form, having won all of their last four to lie second in the Premier League. Brighton’s form was not too bad either, but it is fair to say that when the Seagulls have come up against better quality opponents from the top end of the table, they have struggled a little this season.
Graham Potter though is doing a good job with the Seagulls and I can see them giving Leicester a few problems, but I also feel that Leicester have so much quality in their squad, especially going forward and with the best defensive record in the Premier League, they don’t let too many goals in the other way either.
Recent games between the teams have tended to finish 2-0 or 2-1 to Leicester and I can see a similar scoreline today. If backing the correct score, I’d have gone for another 2-1 win for Leicester as I can see Brighton being able to grab a goal against the Foxes, but Leicester are looking very strong at the moment and I am backing them to land the win here and the 3 points to keep them in 2nd spot in the table.
Leicester to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £40.00
City lie 4th in the table with 25 points after their loss to Liverpool 2 weeks back.
Chelsea have won their last 6 EPL games to move into 3rd place on 26 points.
The teams have met 163 times, City winning 57, Chelsea 67 with 39 draws.
City have won five of the last six between the teams in all competitions.
Manchester City have a great recent record over Chelsea, including a 6-0 victory over the Blues at the Etihad last season and then following that up with a win on penalties in the League Cup final a few days later.
However, City come into this game having lost two of their last five EPL games, whereas Chelsea have won all their last six to jump one point above City in third. Frank Lampard’s young side may be a but naïve defensively but they have certainly shown that they are capable of scoring goals against anybody in this league.
City will be desperate to bounce back after their loss at Anfield but will have to do so without the suspended Bernardo Silva and with Raheem Sterling under more scrutiny following his England spat with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez. David Silva however should be fit to replace Bernardo in what should be a like for like change.
This game should be a cracker but I just feel with home advantage, City will do enough to claim the win, although I can see Chelsea scoring a goal here.
Man City to win & both teams to score - £10 returns £26.50
Sheff Utd lie an incredible 5th in the table with 16 points from 12 games.
Manchester Utd lie 7th in the league on 16 points from their dozen games.
The Blades are unbeaten in their last five EPL starts & have the 2nd best defence in the league.
United’s only away victory this season in the league came at Norwich in a 3-1 win.
Manchester United have won five of their last six in all competitions, but their away form is still a worry, as evidenced by their poor 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth last time out on the road. They face a tricky trip to Bramhall Lane to face a Sheffield United team that has the second-best defence in the Premier League this season and who are unbeaten in their last five.
The Blades form has been so impressive that they are fifth in the table, above Man Utd, and they will want to keep their impressive form going in front of their home fans against the most decorated team in the Premier League’s history.
Both sides do not score too many goals and I can see this being a very tight game and I would not be surprised to see this finish goalless to be honest. However, I do feel that even if one team scores, the other should have enough to get an equaliser, hence I am keeping all options open for the draw and taking that bet here.
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