So, you were seconds away from a slap in the face from SuBo…
That’s for the people who read my blog at the beginning of the week. And for those who didn’t: sort your life out and read it here. Things will become a lot clearer.
Anyway, enough with the Mickey Mouse EFL Cup; give me some proper football.
You’re treated to a few half-decent games in this weekend’s set of Premier League fixtures. The first one is at Old Trafford, where Manchester United host Leicester City.
Wayne Rooney was doing the rounds on Twitter with his showing in Sunday’s defeat at Watford. His performance reminded me of my darkest days on Tinder: Not the player I once was, and living off past success.
You can get a best-priced 7/10 for a United home win, which on first glance isn’t terrible value, but remember the Reds had lost their previous three games before they somewhat stumbled past Northampton Town in the EFL Cup in midweek. Leicester meanwhile just ran out of legs against Chelsea on Tuesday with half of their second string.
A fresh Leicester forward line will be raring to go at Old Trafford, and 4/1 looks huge for an away win for the defending champions. Both sides will take a draw for different reasons, and so should you. Nailed on at 3/1.
In the three o’clock kick offs, Spurs travel to Middlesbrough and at 11/10, they’re a cracking bet. Boro have only won once in their last six games in all competitions, whilst Spurs have only lost once all season. Even without Harry Kane, they should have enough firepower to leave Teeside with three points.
The Undertaker didn’t need Kane as he dominated WWE, so why should Spurs?
Worst. Football and wrestling link. Ever.
Anyway, Man City were 2-1 winners over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in the EFL Cup in midweek, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a repeat scoreline in the same fixture in the Premier League this weekend. There’s pressure on Swans’ gaffer Francesco Guidolin so they’ll be fighting, but I don’t think it will be enough against Pep’s imperious City. Get 7/1 for a 2-1 Man City victory.
The evening kick off is the 650294th London Derby in Premier League history, as Arsenal host Chelsea. The two sides have had solid yet unspectacular starts, and their games have featured plenty of goals so far this season.
Chelsea haven’t lost against Arsenal in the Premier League for nearly five years, and 21/10 for that to continue courtesy of an away win is decent value. Chelsea to win with both teams to score is even better at 4/1.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba had a frightening goalscoring record against the Gunners, with 16 goals in 17 games against them. Diego Costa is a similarly combative type of striker that Arsenal defences usually struggle to cope with. Back him at 17/10 with Ladbrokes to score anytime. No prizes for guessing for who I’m backing to get three points in that game.
Time to briefly drop down into the Championship for my tip of the day. Birmingham City are unbeaten away from home since the start of April, and travel to west London to face a QPR side that are on the rocks following a patchy spell of results. You can get odds of 2/1 for a cheeky away win.
El Capitano’s tip of the day: Birmingham City to win at QPR at 2/1 with BoyleSports