Today we have a preview of the weekends football action and Premier League football tips from Tipster Warehouse…
Premier League Preview
With the excitement of the FA Cup now firmly behind us we once more focus on the Premier League race this weekend. All of the top four clubs will be looking to capitalise on facing weaker opposition and hope to pull away from the chasing pack. As always seems to be the way in this great league one of more of them is likely to fail in that pursuit and this Saturday I have a feeling that Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea men have the hardest task.
Chelsea play Everton in the early afternoon televised clash and although in previous years their form at the Bridge has been superb they do have an air of vulnerability about them this season. Roberto Martinez has managed to turn his squad of players into an effective but not consistent side and they will need to be at their very best to match the Blues. Although big favourites to win I have a feeling that these sides will nullify each other and a draw will be a fair result.
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This would of course open up the top spots for those just behind them in the most exciting of title chases in recent memory. Both Arsenal and Manchester City play in rare 3pm Saturday kick offs and they will be hoping to jump on any mistakes made by Chelsea. The Gunners have what on paper looks to be an easy tie against Sunderland. The form of the Black Cats has improved enormously over recent months as Gus Poyet gets his feet under the table – 3 wins and a draw in the last 5 games is testament to that – but will this be enough to stop the juggernaut that is Arsenal? I suspect not and with Arsene Wenger’s men dispatching lower league opponents with aplomb this season I expect a 3 or 4 goal margin and a stroll for the gunners.
As for City they need Chelsea to lose and Arsenal to fail to pick up all three points if they are to top the table this weekend. With home form that is just truly stunning this season most of us would expect a trouncing for Stoke but I would utter a few words of caution. They are one of only four clubs this season who have managed to keep a clean sheet against City after their scoreless draw back in September and City have failed to register a goal in 180 Premier League minutes now. If I had to predict a result it would still be a heavy loss for Stoke but maybe just maybe they could get something from the game.
The last of the top four Liverpool play on Sunday and have what on paper is an easy match with Swansea. Luis Suarez has now failed to net in three games and with his form as good as it is I suspect that he will punish a club severely very soon. This could be Garry Monk and his not so merry men this weekend. A brace or hat trick from Suarez in a convincing win for the Reds looks likely.
One last match that seems good value for taking candy from the bookies is Crystal Palace against a resurgent and fired up Manchester United. Although in poor form of late I just can’t see Messrs Rooney and Van Persie failing to run riot in South London and rack up a cricket score. Palace are playing better football of late but that is when faced with less tough opposition. United will be too strong for them and I expect a good away win.
Double Tip this weekend
I fancy Manchester clubs both United and City to win convincingly and reap some fine rewards for punters. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous I’d add Arsenal and Liverpool to the mix for a nice little foursome.
Manchester City + Manchester United both to win gives odds of 1.94
Manchester City + Manchester United + Arsenal + Liverpool all 4 to win gives odds of 3.36
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