Matt Le Tissier Premier League Preview And Acca Tips
I read that you could have got 89/1 on both Manchester United and Manchester City losing last weekend so fair play if any of you had the foresight to have that as a double!
It’s certainly a strange start to the season and, for both Manchester clubs, a poor one. United should not be losing at home to West Brom and the way Bayern Munich absolutely annihilated City at the Etihad on Wednesday (after they’d been beaten by Aston Villa) suggested the latter’s European troubles are set to continue.
Manuel Pellegrini must be feeling some pressure as, unlike his opposite number at United, David Moyes, he is unlikely to be given the time and support of the club’s hierarchy should City suffer many more defeats.
The prospect of welcoming Everton tomorrow lunchtime will be a daunting one. The Toffees are the only unbeaten team in the division and boast a phenomenal record over the Citizens. They’ve won nine of the last 12 and four of the last six at the Etihad.
The 9/2 for an away win with bet365 is probably a little on the big side considering the way Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku among others have been playing. But the hosts can’t afford another defeat and the draw at 16/5 with BetVictor looks the way to go.
I fancy a few goals to so maybe a punt on the 2-2 correct scoreline at a massive 17/1 with BetVictor could be worth a few quid.
Their city rivals United got a credible draw in Ukraine in midweek but Shakhtar Donetsk don’t have the talent of the last few seasons and they made the Red Devils work really hard for a point.
A trip to bottom side Sunderland looks the perfect opportunity to silence a few critics with a big win, but this could be tight. The Black Cats were actually quite good in the second half against Liverpool last week and if they improve again then they’ll make it hard for the champions.
Man United are 11/5 with Ladbrokes to win by one goal and I’ll take that.
Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea has hardly set the world alight yet and Carrow Road can be a hard place to go. But Norwich’s main problem is a lack of goals – just four scored all campaign and that’s despite splashing the cash on the likes of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper.
The Blues warmed up for this with a good 4-0 win in Romania on Tuesday and should have enough to win by at least two goals which is 4/1 with our friends at BetVictor.
Tottenham’s great run is continuing. They were probably a little unfortunate not to beat Chelsea last week but went to Russia for a tricky test against Anzhi Makhachkala and ran out easy winners keeping yet another clean sheet in a 2-0 victory.
They have another London derby this Sunday against West Ham. Sam Allardyce’s men are another team struggling badly up front, hitting just two goals in their last five games and they were in the same game.
Roberto Soldado has impressed me when he’s played and I’ll chance him at 4/1 with William Hill to open the scoring.
If you’re looking for a speculative longshot this weekend then look no further than Daniel Sturridge at 20/1 with Sky Bet to score a hat-trick versus Crystal Palace. The visitors to Anfield have been pretty woeful and Sturridge is one of the most in-form strikers in Europe at the moment.
Remember to tweet @freebets with your score predictions for the Man City v Everton game and the Sunderland v Man United match using the hashtag #challengeMatt and if you’re right you win a massive £60 bet from Coral. I’ve gone 2-2 and 0-1. Bring it on!
MATT’S WEEKEND TREBLE
Man City and Everton to draw
Man United to win by one goal v Sunderland
Spurs v West Ham under 2.5 goals
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