While the MLS is only just beginning to heat up, the English Premier League is gradually coming to an end, which only means that the remaining games will be more intense than they were throughout the previous months. This season has been another fantastic one with plenty of shocks and drama to go around, so it’s hoped that the Premier League will bow out in a similar way.
There’s plenty of coverage of English football throughout the UK, where it’s rated more than anywhere else, and Footy Accumulators are one of the sites at the forefront of all the action. They provide their own betting tips, previews and the best available odds for their followers to get behind. As the weekend is always the busiest time for the sport, it’s the most enticing opportunity to put a bet on, so we’re looking at some of the best football tips for this weekend.
Early Kick-Off Curse
As many say when it comes to betting on Saturday’s football action, always avoid the dreaded early kick-off. It’s said to be cursed and there’s some solid reasoning behind that claim, as Liverpool were held to a draw at home to Stoke City last Saturday and The Reds had a similar outcome on the previous Saturday, where they also faced another struggling side in West Bromwich Albion.
Many sides have suffered similarly like Chelsea and even league winning Manchester City. This Saturday sees Stoke City hosting Crystal Palace, which is a tough result to call as it is.
Tips for Saturday
Several of this weekend’s games are quite tight in the Premier League, with Bournemouth taking on Swansea City, Leicester City taking on West Ham United and Watford taking on Newcastle United. Tottenham Hotspur are playing away to West Bromwich Albion and, despite The Baggies’ impressive return to form since the sacking of Alan Pardew, we expect Spurs will come out on top, currently given odds of 2/5 with most bookmakers.
Despite it being difficult to pick a winner from the other games, opting for a Both Teams To Score market in some of the other games would make sense, especially in Everton’s tie with Southampton, where both sides are showing some promise. Odds of 4/5 are available for the Both Teams To Score market, which is to expected from a side as defensively weak as Everton and a team fighting for their lives like Southampton currently are.
Sunday’s key meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool
Admittedly, the early kick off between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town should see an easy win for the recently crowned champions, and it’s likely to be the same in Arsenal’s home tie with Burnley, but even if these were games with more prestige, everyone’s eyes would remain fixed to the tense meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool.
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have shown ups and downs in past weeks, with rumours of his imminent departure not helping, but winning their last four games present them as being capable of a bounce back. A win for them would be important in their quest for the top four, as they trail Liverpool by six points and two places. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are unstoppable but continue to prioritise their efforts in the Champions League. They only narrowly missed out on beating Chelsea on home soil in their last meeting, and defeated them in the previous fixture at Stamford Bridge, so backing Liverpool or Draw Double Chance at 8/11 seems safe.