Tottenham – West Brom
Fourteen versus four, that is the amount of points these teams have earned in their last 6 league games. Perhaps begged, borrowed and stolen in West Bromwich Albion’s case! Spurs meanwhile are rampaging their way through teams like there is no next season. In fact the future looks bright for Spurs next season and the next, but they may feel chasing down Leicester this season may be considerably easier than the big four next season. I am, of course basing a massive presumption that normal service will be resumed in 2016/2017 season. Where money matters right?
I digress. Tottenham, of course, will win this game. The odds for that simple but lazy description are not worth the non paper (digital bets) they are written on. If you don’t tend to score in the first half against Stoke, you don’t tend to score at all. Pulis strengthening the team with the addition of four more centre backs at half time, taking the total to eight. Preserving the no score bore draw at all costs.
Tottenham to win half time/full time – ¾ – Coral
Sunderland – Arsenal
On to the other North East team in the relegation scrap. Although less talented than Newcastle, their players have more fight in them, playing for the team and not just the paycheck. Their fight against Arsenals reported lack of it (mental strength anyone) will be interesting. Defoe ironically could have been the best underwhelming signing that Wenger has never made. His shot conversion rate dwarfs, the admittedly much taller Giroud. With the same amount of chances that the Frenchman evidently gets (thanks Opta) Defoe would genuinely have Sunderland close to the Champions League than the Championship.
This game, I suspect will be a tighter affair than previous Arsenal games. Sunderland keep it tight and rely on Jermaine’s might. I foresee a draw for some reason and with the handicap betting I fancy a flutter on the Mackems.
Sunderland to win +0.5 – 6/5 – Bet Victor
BET OF THE WEEK: Leicester – Swansea
The inevitable wobble came last week, or so they said – Leicester drawing a game! With 10 men! How dare they! Classic collapse syndrome that is. Never mind the fact they rallied back and scored a controversial penalty to nick an all important point.
This wouldn’t suit the narrative and does not help the media redeem themselves with the ubiquitous opinion that Leicester are due a dip, a collapse – and not a question of if, but when.
But if one draw in their last six is a wobble then Arsenal are a vat of Jelly. It would heed people to remember that’s a return of 16 points, the indestructible force Tottenham have 14, remember!
Everyone seems to have missed the point, apart from the bookmakers; sadly! So the odds are not great for a home win. But then again, good odds are not good if you don’t win.
So, if you followed my confusing logic there, then you will probably follow this tip.
Leicester to win – ⅚ – Bet365
All prices correct at time of submission
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