Premier League Preview - Game Week 13Thursday, November 23 2017
Is it me, or is this weekend as dull as it gets in the Premier League? Apart from Liverpool v Chelsea, perhaps.
Anyway, the Tap-ins are exactly that. Most will be short-price only really any good for topping up Doubles, Trebles and Accas. You’ll get my pick of the best in Friday’s Coupon Busters post.
The Smart Money bets show you the best way to squeeze the bookies’ pips for a bit of value.
The Scorecasts are for tackling things like Sky’s Super 6 £250k or Colossus’ £5k - £5 million jackpots
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West Ham v Leicester
David Moyes can expect a reaction from his first week in charge. But it might not be the one he wants. Leicester are handy away to mid/ lower table fodder – three draws and win so far.
Tap in: Leicester Double Chance at 4/9
Smart Money: Draw & Both Teams to Score at 13/4
Scorecast: A Desmond - 2-2.
Crystal Palace v Stoke City
Roy has restored a bit of faith at home (W1 D2) and could resurrect Christ-ian almighty this weekend. Still don’t know what to make of Stoke this season. Apart from a loss.
Tap in: Both Teams to Score at 10/11
Smart Money: Draw & Both Teams to Score at 7/2
Scorecast: Four 2-2 draws between them in their last five. 1-1 it is.
Man United v Brighton
United are better than City. At home. So far. Brighton have won their last two on the road but are yet to find the net against a team outside the Bottom Seven. Looks like another bullying.
Tap in: Home Win but don’t you dare at 1/5.
Smart Money: Win to Nil or Utd/ Utd in the HT/FT market. Both 4/6
Scorecast: Can’t keep hitting 4s. 3-0.
Newcastle United v Watford
Just one point and two goals v teams outside the Bottom Seven for Toon so far. And they’re missing some much needed muscle. Watford are revelling their Top Eight status and have scored twice in every away game.
Tap in: Watford Over 0.5 Goals at 4/9
Smart Money: Watford & Under 3.5 Goals at 13/4
Scorecast: 0-1. No, 0-2. No, 0-1.
Swansea v Bournemouth
Five defeats on the bounce (and seven from eight) has got the Swans in a tailspin. Firing seven blanks in 12 matches is as big a worry as Bournemouth’s current upswing.
Tap in: Bournemouth Draw No Bet at 4/5
Smart Money: The Away Win looks decent at 17/10. Bournemouth Win To Nil even better at 17/5.
Scorecast: One will do v Swansea, so 0-1.
Tottenham v West Brom
A trip to Wembley with no manager might be just what Albion need after a punishing couple of months. Shame Tottenham will be there all pumped up on Champions League bonuses.
Tap in: Home Win, but 1/4 can fuck off. Especially when…
Smart Money: …Tottenham & Under 3.5 Goals will double your money at Evens.
Scorecast: At a canter 2-0.
Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool are on a run of four clean sheets at home. But you have to fancy Chelsea to wipe their arses on it come Saturday teatime. They like a draw these two – six in the last 12 – and neither would turn their nose up.
Tap in: Both Teams to Score at 4/7
Smart Money: The Draw & Both Teams to Score pays 13/4.
Scorecast: If it’s level after 70 mins, both will settle for 1-1.
Southampton v Everton
Southampton never seem to beat anybody, but survive on their efficiency against the Bottom Third. Everton are treading water until they buy a new manager, but it must feel shit.
Tap in: Pfft! The smart move here is to put your money behind a bar somewhere. That hasn’t got Sky.
Smart Money: There’s a bit of value in the Draw/ Southampton HT/ FT at 17/5.
Scorecast: Saints could edge it 1-0.
Burnley v Arsenal
Only goal difference separates the teams. Burney have won their last three and conceded just twice at home all season. Meanwhile, Arsenal have lost four from six on the road (W1 D1), failing to score in three of them. So naturally they start 8/15 favourites…
Tap in: Burnley (+1) Match Handicap at 8/15. Same price as the Arsenal win, folks.
Smart Money: Burnley & Under 2.5 Goals has to be backed at 11/1.
Scorecast: Suspect Arsenal will get a 1-1 (but value is value).
Huddersfield v Man City
Huddersfield have acquitted themselves well at home, losing just once (to Tottenham, who were ahead early) and have already beaten Man United. So there could be a surprise in store. Or maybe not.
Tap in: Away Win but don’t go anywhere near 1/6.
Smart Money: Man City to Nil at 17/20 is short enough.
Scorecast: A ruthlessly efficient 0-3.
Check in tomorrow for my Coupon Busters and get the pick of the best Doubles, Trebles and Accas to take into battle this weekend.
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