Saturday 11th January 2020 Fixtures
Watford vs Spurs (12:30pm)
Arsenal vs Sheffield United (3pm)
Brighton vs Aston Villa (3pm)
Man City vs Crystal Palace (3pm)
Norwich vs Bournemouth (3pm)
Southampton vs Wolves (3pm)
West Ham vs Everton (3pm)
Newcastle vs Chelsea (5:30pm)
Sunday 12th January 2020 Fixtures
Burnley vs Leicester City (2pm)
Liverpool vs Manchester United (4:30pm)
Watford to Win (Draw No Bet)
Watford have been in excellent form since the appointment of Nigel Pearson. Watford only have one defeat (and that was against Liverpool) in the seven games Pearson has took charge in. Can Watford capitalise on a unsettled Spurs side? It certainly looks a trickier game for Mourinho than it would have been before Xmas.
Tottenham just about managed to overcome Championship opposition in mid week against Middlesborugh. If you fancy Spurs to record another 2-1 victory, Coral are offering 8/1 which is a very realistic scoreline.
Watford have new signing Ignacio Pussetto in contention while Spurs have their new signing, Gedson Fernandes also available to play.
Jose will be keen to build on any momentum his side can muster at the moment. Jury is out as to whether Tottenham have really improved since Poch lost his job. With only one win in their last 6 games and no Harry Kane it's hard to get excited about 5/4 odds from Unibet on Spurs to win the game.
Watford look a very solid side and I can see this game being extremely competitive, perhaps worth a small bet on a red card to be shown at 5/1 with Betfair! The game has a decent record of red cards particularly in recent years.
Spurs haven't lost three consecutive league games since November 2012, but I think Watford have a good chance of breaking that record.
I like the energy and positive style of this Watford side and I think the Hornets will get the three points I'm going for a Watford win ((draw no bet) you get your stake back if the game is a draw) at 11/8 with Bet Victor!
Gritty Everton win to nil against Moyes
David Moyes faces Everton for a Saturday 3pm clash. If things turned out slightly differently then Moyes could have been managing Everton instead of Carlo Ancelotti!
Everton do look a much more slicker and professional team under the Italian manager. Even if Everton don't play that well you fancy them to get a win or not lose. Everton draw no bet looks pretty solid at 3/4 with Bet Victor!
Moyes has had a relatively easy start to his second stint as the Hammers boss, but things won't be easy with a run of tougher games coming up. West Ham are without Lukasz Fabianski, Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio, and Masuaku.
Everton are without Richarlison (twisted knee) and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Yerri Mina is expected to be back. Given those absentees that makes odds on Bernard or Theo Walcott to score anytime tempting as an outside shot (9/2 with Betfred and 8/1 with Betfair respectively).
Moyes has lost five of his past six matches against Everton. Also West Ham have won just a few of the last 23 Premier League games against Everton and therefore I fancy the run to continue.
Backing Everton at evens with Betfair looks a good bet. However i'm going to for a little more return (given Moyes's defensive outlook) and back Everton to win to nil at 10/3 with Betfair!
Comfortable Liverpool win against Manchester United
What more can you say about Liverpool's football this season? Not even in February and realistically the league is all but won!
It's very difficult to conjure up a reason for Manchester United to win this game, let alone not lose it! However remember Manchester United are the only team in the league take points off Liverpool so far this season (1-1 draw back in October) - Coral offering 8/1 on another 1-1 scoreline. Also Utd did beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad just before Xmas, if they can repeat the score at Anfield you can get 25/1 on it from Bet Victor!
Liverpool have further boosts as Fabinho and Matip should be back in the squad (not that they need reinforcements!), but Milner, Keita and Lovren are out. Utd have doubts on the fitness of Rashford, Shaw and of course Pogba is not in contention.
Despite Firmino's recent good form, an interesting fact to note, is that Firmino last score a home goal for Liverpool in the Champions League match against Porto in April! Salah meanwhile has failed to score or provide an assist in his previous four matches against Man Utd.
I think we're likely to see a similar scoreline to that of the game last season when the match finished 3-1 (11/1 with Betfred). Amazingly that was the one win out of the last eleven Premier League games for Liverpool facing Manchester Utd.
Liverpool win at 4/11 looks solid as rock, but I'm going to go with Liverpool win and over 2.5 goals at evens with Paddy Power as my pick!
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