Premier League Football Tips: Dubious Defences Should Mean Manchester Derby Goals
The Premier League continues to be as unpredictable as an English Summer, but there are some great looking games to look forward to this weekend with the Manchester Derby and in-form Newcastle playing host to Liverpool.
Arsenal and Chelsea are also in action – and we’ve got our usual array of Premier League football tips to add some betting fun to the best of the action.
Manchester City vs Manchester United
United and City may have shared the last four titles, but City have dominated their head-to-heads in that time winning five and drawing one of those eight Premier League matches. However, when they have had home advantage, their record is only two wins and one draw from four matches.
Odds of 10/11 for City look about right statistically, but it’s hard to be pragmatic about either side this season after some in-and-out results.
City have managed only two Premier League clean sheets all season, which worsens further when you consider they’ve only managed one other clean sheet in five games in other competitions, and that was against Sheffield Wednesday.
United are in a similar boat having kept just two clean sheets in nine Premier League games, and then only against whipping boys Burnley and QPR.
With both teams having managed to score in five of their last eight Premier League clashes the 4/6 available for both teams to score looks slightly underpriced but, with both team’s defences looking much more out of sorts this season, it may well prove the best value in a very unpredictable game.
For those looking to play at bigger odds, the 13/1 for a 2-2 score-line makes most appeal, whilst thrill seekers could do worse than back a 3-3 draw at 50/1.
5 points both teams to score @ 4/6
1 point 2-2 @ 13/1
1 point 3-3 @ 50/1
Newcastle vs Liverpool
Both sides have struggled for consistency over the last few seasons and the scores of the last five years of this fixture contrast remarkably 2-2, 0-6, 2-0, 3-1, 1-5.
However, as Newcastle have managed to win two of those five fixtures, odds of a home win at 29/10 looks on the big side. Confidence on St James Park will also be high after three straight victories which include away victories at both Spurs and Manchester City (Capital One Cup).
Meanwhile, Liverpool are unbeaten in four but couldn’t break down Hull last time and look beatable, especially with Newcastle starting to fulfil the potential of their talented squad after a poor start to the season.
2 points Newcastle @ 29/10
Neither Chelsea (2/11) nor Arsenal (2/7) should have much trouble respectively disposing of QPR and Burnley, and most of the big-hitters will be lumping on the double – paying just over 1/2.
6 points Chelsea and Arsenal double @ 1/2