A Football TV Feast
Football fans are getting well and truly treated this weekend, and we’ve analysis and tips for Friday Night’s match between West Ham and Tottenham, Saturday’s Lunchtime match between Man City and Crystal Palace, and Sunday’s two matches between Liverpool and Southampton, and Arsenal and Manchester United.
West Ham vs Tottenham (Friday 8.00)
3-Points would be enough to secure West Ham’s Premier League Status for next season but, with just 1 win in their last 11 games, it’s hard to see them taking all 3-points against a Tottenham side who are bidding to make it 10 consecutive Premier League wins. West Ham have won 2 of the last 3 renewals of this fixture however, having taken just two-points from their games against the Big-6 this season, it’s hard to make a case for anything but a Tottenham win.
Tottenham @ 4/9 (William Hill, Betvictor, Boylesports)
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 12.30)
Crystal Palace haven’t claimed a single-point at Manchester City this century in 5 attempts, however City have been wilting in recent weeks in the heat of the battle to finish in the top-4, with draws against Middlesbrough and Manchester United. Crystal Palace do come here on the back of two defeats, but had been playing great against this class of opposition before that with wins over Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Palace need just 3 more points to be assured of staying-up and, with the pressure on City to rescue a season that promised so much but delivered nothing, Palace could just surprise at 11/1.
Crystal Palace @ 11/1 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Liverpool vs Southampton (Sunday 1.30)
There’s a danger that the fact Liverpool have got more to play for will sway this in their favour, but the market has that angle priced-up about right. Therefore, it may be worth considering that Southampton have been one of Liverpool’s biggest bogey-teams over the last few seasons, winning 3 and drawing 2 of the last 6 head-to-heads. Southampton have also won the last two and, with Liverpool the team under the most pressure to perform, it could just be worth laying them at around 1.64 on the exchanges.
Lay Liverpool @ 1.64 (Betfair Exchange)
Arsenal vs Manchester United (Sunday 4.00)
Matches between these two high-profile teams have been close run things in recent seasons, with 3 wins for United, three draws and two Arsenal wins in the last 8 encounters. Arsenal, 6-points behind Manchester City with a game in hand, surely need to win this game to have any chance of qualifying for a Champions. However, Manchester United would still have a chance of nicking fourth with a draw, especially if this week’s predictions for Liverpool and City prove correct. Therefore, with Mourinho such a master at not losing games, the 27/10 for a draw looks the value.