I have one rule and one rule only for the next couple of months, do not go anywhere near Manchester United!
Last weeks 7/1 fourfold looked to be sailing in with the three 3pm selections all doing the job, we were just waiting on both teams to score in the evening game between Brentford and Manchester United… Brentford certainly did there bit and you are thinking surely we get some form of response from Manchester United, one goal surely? And I don’t need to tell you the outcome of that.
This Weekend’s Enhanced Odds Football Offers
Super Sunday treble pays 19/5 with Paddy Power
Manchester City to beat Newcastle and over 2.5 match goals
As much as I don’t like backing against my team I have to be real and the head-to-head record doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Not only have we lost our last six games against the Citizens, we have conceded 22 goals in the process. In the two meetings last season Manchester City won the home fixture 5-0 in May and the away fixture 4-0 in December. As good as Newcastle have been under Howe, they still have some way to go before they can match Guardiola’s men.
Chelsea to beat Leeds
Leeds have made an impressive start to the new campaign with four points from their opening two games, if anything they will be disappointed it isn’t six after blowing a 2-0 lead at Southampton last time out. Chelsea also have four points show for their efforts, again they will feel it should have been six points were it not for some dubious refereeing decisions and a late goal conceded against Spurs. Leeds have lost frontman Patrick Bamford to injury once again and I think their weakened forward line could struggle against Chelsea’s new look back four. Koulibaly has looked a rock at the back and Cucurella has slotted in well for the Blues. The last time these sides met at Elland Road Chelsea won 3-0 so they know how to handle the hostile atmosphere.
West Ham vs Brighton - both teams to score yes
West Ham have made a sluggish start to the campaign having lost their opening two games against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City. In truth Moyes side have not looked at the races since April with just five points from their last nine games. Their only two wins from their last 11 games have come against Everton and Norwich so something clearly isn’t clicking into place for the Hammers right now. As for Brighton they are flying under Graham Potter and are unbeaten in seven Premier League games. They have put in strong showings against Manchester Untied and Newcastle to take four points from their opening two games. This weekend I am fancying both teams to score with all seven of the previous encounters between the sides seeing both teams on the scoresheet.