Left things a bit late this week with the tips, sorry about that. Was off enjoying Norm MacDonald in Ottawa, and also eating a lovely treat called “pizza cones”. It’s exactly as it sounds – an ice cream cone with pizza inside it – and it was amazing!
Speaking of amazing, let’s get onto this weeks tips as I attempt to further distance myself from Bookie Bill, and win the $10k prop bet…
Wolves vs Aston Villa: Red Card = YES @ 3.55
This is a big derby game between these two clubs, and I think it’s the best chance of a red card this weekend – from either team. Wolves especially like to kick their opponents all over the park, and things have been frustrating for Villa. Although Houllier is in and settled, I can see this being a very rough and tumble game from both teams, with Villa retaliating to the booting they will get off Wolves. This won’t be a pretty game – but it should be pretty for our wallets, as we back there being a red card in this one. Back the sending off.
Spurs to beat West Ham @ 2.16
The form would suggest otherwise on this one. Tottenham Hotspur have been looking weak, and Redknapps mind games backfired in an embarrassing fashion during the week against Arsenal. West Ham have notched up two unbeaten games and have the momentum going for them. However I really think Redknapp understands how important games like these are if they want to make it into the upper echelon of the EPL sides, and will consider this a “must-win”, even more important than the European midweek game.
Man City to beat Chelsea @ 3.8
I’ve thought long and hard about this one, and I think Mancini’s men are going to get a huge win to put them back on track against Chelsea. Chelsea have looked unstoppable, but Mancini has did everything he can mind games wise going into this match, by declaring Chelsea champions to get them overconfident, and basically admitting defeat due to his injured defense. I believe these two factors will really make Chelsea overconfident, while spurring the City midfield and attack on to a historic victory.
I’m probably just crazy though, especially considering Chelsea have won more away wins against Man City than any other team. Time to break that duck City!
Everton have not been performing up to expectations this season – to the point that David Moyes is starting to feel some pressure. Fulham will be parking the bus in this game for the most part, as Mark Hughes attempts to grind out yet another draw(12 in his last 16 matches). Look for this one to be a very low scoring affair, with one goal in it. The under 2.5 is at 1.6 odds so it’s not worth betting on.