What’s this?! A midweek Premier League fixture list?!
Just when you thought Everton didn’t cost you enough money at the weekend, they’re back in action on Tuesday night against Arsenal at Goodison Park. The Toffees have won just once in their last 19 attempts against Arsenal, and have kept just two clean sheets in the process. Throw in the fact Arsenal haven’t lost in the league since the opening day, and you should come to the conclusion that an away win at 10/11 with Ladbrokes is the way to go.
Tuesday’s other fixture sees Bournemouth host Leicester, who are coming off the back of an excellent performance in their 4-2 victory over Man City at the weekend. The Cherries haven’t beaten the Foxes since 1989, but have drawn their last two meetings. Leicester are being offered up at 2/1 for the away win. Surely too big too turn down? It is for me, and it’s my tip of the day.
There’s plenty of Championship action on Tuesday, and there’s a potential banana skin lurking at the Pirelli Stadium, where surprise package Huddersfield travel to face Burton Albion. Burton’s home form is what’s keeping them out of the second tier’s relegation zone, and haven’t lost on their own patch since September. Huddersfield, meanwhile, are stuttering on the road – they’re winless in four – and have only two clean sheets on their travels this campaign. If you’re looking for an odds-boosting leg on your acca, look no further than the Brewers at 17/10.
Huddersfield are not the only promotion pushers that may not have it all their own way on Tuesday. Brighton are heading to a Blackburn side that are undefeated in five at Ewood Park, but the Seagulls are in imperious form. Chris Hughton’s side are unbeaten in 14, and haven’t lost in eight against Blackburn. Even money for the Brighton promotion train to pass through Lancashire without any hitches looks pretty decent.
One place to expect goals in the Championship is Ashton Gate, where Bristol City take on Brentford. There have been 15 goals in the last four meetings, and both sides are struggling for form, which is a recipe for goals. 8/13 for both teams to score isn’t great, but 7/4 for over 3.5 goals is.
Back to the Premier League we go…
Manchester United have kept five clean sheets in their last six games against Crystal Palace, and you can get 7/5 for them to do it again on Wednesday at BoyleSports. If you fancy a United win, be sure to make it a Zlatan wincast for a nice little odds boost. The Swede (not to be confused with a root vegetable of the same name) has scored five goals in as many games in all competitions, and is 6/4 to feature on the scoresheet in an away win.
Stoke have the chance to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal with a home game against Southampton. The Saints have lost their last three on the road, which leaves me slightly miffed at Stoke’s huge price of 21/10 for the home win. Am I missing something? Well, Stoke’s home record isn’t the best – they concede a lot whilst not scoring many at the Bet 365 Stadium – but I’m sensing a change in home fortunes. Back the Potters.
It’s a case of “nothing to see here” at the Riverside Stadium and the Etihad, where there should be easy wins for Chelsea at Sunderland, and Man City against Watford respectively. But stay clear. Chelsea at 1/3 is way too short for an away side in the Premier League, and City were awful against Leicester on Saturday. 1/4 for them to beat the Hornets should be avoided like the plague.
West Ham face a crunch match against Burnley, with defeat plunging them further into relegation trouble. They had an encouraging 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday, while their visitors were excellent in beating Bournemouth the day before. Burnley have been pretty reliable for me this season in my quest for high-priced singles, and if you fancy another Burnley-themed gem, back them to win either half at 2/1.
Now, if I had £1 for every time I wanted to start a sentence in that last paragraph with “The Clarets…” only to quickly realise the other team also play in claret, I wouldn’t need to bother with Cappa’s Acca this week…
El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Leicester at 2/1 with Ladbrokes to win at Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Leicester, Stoke, West Brom and Brighton returns a HUGE £371. Back it here!