Premier League Preview and Tips for Matchday 14
It was another day at the office for both Manchester City and Liverpool last weekend as both recorded impressive away victories, City earning a 4-0 win over West Ham, while Liverpool put Watford to the sword in a 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road.
However, it was a different story for the only other unbeaten team until last weekend as Chelsea went to Wembley to face Tottenham and were soundly beaten 3-1. Tottenham produced their best display of the season to see off a lacklustre Chelsea, who were defensively shambolic at times, in what was the stand out result of last weekend.
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We landed some nice wins last week with our tips and it was pleasing to see a number of Anytime Goalscorer tips come in. Still I wasn’t satisfied with the number of correct score or full time result bets landed, so I will be looking to improve on that this week.
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This weekend is a special one as not only do we have the first game of the weekend taking place on Friday night, when Cardiff City face Wolves in south Wales, but all three of the games taking place on Sunday to round off the weekend are massive derby games, including the North London and Merseyside derbies.
Other crucial games this weekend see Manchester City hosting Bournemouth at the Etihad in a game that City will be expecting to win comfortably, while Manchester United face a trip to the south coast to face a struggling Southampton side. There are also plenty of key relegation battles too with Crystal Palace facing Burnley, Huddersfield taking on Brighton and Newcastle’s clash with West Ham being the pick of Saturday’s games.
Outlined below are the odds for the Full Time Result market for all of the Matchday 14 games.
*Odds correct as of 9am on Wednesday 28th November 2018
- Cardiff City v Wolves – Draw
Friday night’s game in south Wales sees Wolves try to get some form back away to relegation threatened Cardiff. However the home side have been in good form at home of late and I think with Wolves confidence talking a beating in recent weeks, Cardiff will get something from the game. That said, I just can’t see it being anything more than a point.
Full Time Result – Draw – 11/5
Correct Score – Cardiff City 0-0 Wolves – 7/1
Anytime Goalscorer – No Goalscorer – 13/2
- Crystal Palace v Burnley – Home Win
If Crystal Palace cut out the individual defensive errors and took some of the clear-cut chances they created in games, they would definitely be a top-half team. That is their main problem area and they have to sort it sooner rather than later. Burnley are struggling this season and both teams are finding goalscoring a problem. I can only see one goal in this one and I think that will go to the home team.
Full Time Result – Crystal Palace to win – 11/20
Correct Score – Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley – 11/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) – 7/4
- Huddersfield v Brighton – Draw
Huddersfield Town are in a brilliant run of form at the moment having secured seven points from the last nine available to move out of the relegation zone. They have the chance to make that ten from 12 here against a Brighton side with a poor away record. However, for me, this looks likely to be a game where both sides won’t be too unhappy with a point and as such, I think a draw is just about the most likely outcome.
Full Time Result – Draw – 19/10
Correct Score – Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brighton – 5/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) – 9/2
- Leicester City v Watford – Home Win
Both these teams have suffered indifferent form of late, with good performances interspersed with some poor ones. Leicester will be happy to be back on home soil again and I think they’ll be the slight favourites against a Watford side who tend to win and lose games in streaks. The Hornets are seemingly on a losing run at the moment and I expect that to continue, narrowly, this weekend.
Full Time Result – Leicester to win – 6/5
Correct Score – Leiceser City 2-0 Watford – 10/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 13/10
- Man City v Bournemouth – Home Win
Can I make any case for Bournemouth to get something from this game? Well Eddie Howe’s men have played some lovely football this season, but in truth I cannot see them getting anything from this game and if they don’t come out of it having conceded a fair few goals, then I think that will be viewed as a decent result. City are steam-rollering almost every team in the Premier League at the moment and I think they’ll do so again here.
Full Time Result – Man City to win – 1/10
Correct Score – Man City 4-0 Bournemouth – 8/1
Anytime Goalscorer – David Silva (Man City) – 8/5
- Newcastle Utd v West Ham – Home Win
Newcastle have rocketed up the table on the back of three consecutive league wins, which has eased fears of relegation and seen them leapfrog West Ham in the table last weekend. The Hammers season has been bitty, with some solid performances followed by some very poor ones. Manuel Pellegrini’s team look a little too disjointed for me at the moment and with Newcastle’s confidence soaring, this should be a home win.
Full Time Result – Newcastle to win – 11/8
Correct Score – Newcastle 1-0 West Ham – 7/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) – 12/5
- Southampton v Manchester United – Away Win
Struggling Southampton return to home soil to take on a Manchester United side that are struggling for form and confidence at the moment, particularly at home. In truth, the fact that this game is an away fixture may well suit United, who have shown their best form on the road so far this season. Neither side are the most confident but United by far have the better quality and I think that will be the crucial factor.
Full Time Result – Man Utd to win – 5/6
Correct Score – Southampton 1-2 Manchester United – 8/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Anthony Martial (Man Utd) – 15/8
- Chelsea v Fulham – Home Win
Somewhat oddly, Chelsea come into this game on the back of a defeat, while Fulham come into it with a win behind them and you’d have got long odds on that being the case a couple of weeks ago. In truth, I think the previous results won’t matter a great deal here as I am backing Chelsea to bounce back to form against a limited Fulham side and to secure what should be a comfortable win against one of the clubs former managers in Claudio Ranieri.
Full Time Result – Chelsea to win – 1/8
Correct Score – Chelsea 3-1 Fulham – 11/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 20/21
- Arsenal v Tottenham – Draw
This should be one of the best and most entertaining North London derbies in many a year, and that is saying something for this high quality fixture. Both sides come into the game on the back of a great win and in great form, and while Arsenal have been generally consistent since their opening two defeats of the season, Spurs looked to find a different level with Eriksen and Alli restored to their midfield. As such, I can’t split the teams here and I think both teams unbeaten records will continue with this game ending in a draw.
Full Time Result – Draw –
Correct Score – Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham – 13/2
Anytime Goalscorer – Dele Alli (Tottenham) – 11/4
- Liverpool v Everton – Home Win
The final game of the weekend sees Everton hoping to win their first Merseyside derby clash since 2010 as they face unbeaten Liverpool at Anfield. The Reds will want to win to keep the pressure on Manchester City, as much as getting one over on their old foes, especially after drawing with the Toffees at home in the league last season. Everton are no pushovers though and they will make things difficult for the Reds in what will be a combative game for sure, but I think Liverpool’s strength in defence and their quality in attack will secure them the victory.
Full Time Result – Liverpool to win –
Correct Score – Liverpool 3-1 Everton – 11/1
Anytime Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 6/5