Football Tips : City And Chelsea Could Be A High-scoring Classic
Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat of QPR (tipped at a juicy 14/1) helped us to another profitable Premiership weekend last week, and also saw the odds tumble for them to both win the Premiership and finish top without Manchester City and Chelsea (advised post transfer window).
However, with Chelsea having to travel to Manchester City this weekend, United’s odds could tumble further still if they defeat Leicester away and it may be worth hanging onto our post-transfer window bets for a little bit longer before considering cashing them out on one of the betting exchanges. Meanwhile, Arsenal travel to Villa in what looks the other interesting clash of the weekend.
So without further ado let’s get straight into this week’s football betting tips.
Manchester City vs Chelsea
City 6/4 Draw 5/2 Chelsea 2/1
The last six corresponding fixtures finished 2-0, 0-1, 2-0, 2-1, 1-0 and 2-1 and the fact City have managed to win five of those six games suggests 6/4 represents great value for them to continue the run. This is a new look Chelsea team though and, arguably, their best team in that period. Jose Mourinho’s team have also been scoring freely (especially Diego Costa) but are now up against what is widely considered the best defensive unit in the Premiership. Chelsea have also, uncharacteristically, been conceding goals left right and centre and City certainly have the talent to exploit any defensive weaknesses.
If Chelsea press forward, recent cagey affairs between the teams may be a thing of the past and, especially if there is an early goal, this could turn into a high-scoring end-to-end classic. It’s 9/4 there is over 3.5 goals and 11/2 over 4.5 goals and both look worth backing. Meanwhile 3-2 either way also looks worth a speculative punt.
Over 3.5 goals 9/4
Over 4.5 goals 11/2
City to win 3-2 28/1
Chelsea to win 3-2 33/1
Leicester vs Manchester United
Leicester 11/2 Draw 3/1 United 13/20
It’s over ten years since Manchester United travelled to Leicester for a Premiership game – but they have won the last five corresponding fixtures with an 3-16 aggregate score-line. The new look United team must also all be buzzing after their demolition of QPR, and it’s highly likely they’ll have improved again after another week together on the training ground. Leicester have also been leaking a steady amount of goals and their defence will surely crumble under periods of what is bound to be sustained pressure.
The 13/20 for a United win looks fair, but the 2/1 for there to be more than 3.5 goals looks the value.
More than 3.5 goals 2/1
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Villa 4/1 Draw 11/4 Arsenal 5/6
After Villa’s away defeat at Liverpool, it’s a little surprising to find Arsenal trading at a shade of odds-on. However, whilst Villa have managed to beat Arsenal three times away since 2008, amazingly they haven’t managed a home victory against the gunners since 1998, drawing seven and losing eight of the matches since then. With Villa playing well however, and Arsenal not quite on the money, there looks to be plenty of juice in the 11/4 the draw.