Having only just finished counting my winnings from Boxing Day, there’s already another set of matches to price up!
Did I learn anything from the last set of games. Not really. I was a little surprised that Everton didn’t come back to get at least a draw, having not lost at Goodison all year. I also didn’t expect Stoke to get hammered the way they did but having played most of the match with 9 men pretty much explains that one. I was also quite surprised that United managed to complete the comeback from being 2-0 down at Hull. They are showing signs of developing the character they had last season but the quality is still lacking for me.
Some intriguing matches this weekend that are very difficult to call. I couldn’t comfortably tell you who will win most of the matches this week in particular but am of course looking for the value selections.
The matches on Sunday look more exciting than the Saturday ones and a few people are tipping up Newcastle to do well against Arsenal. I have it as sight value on Arsenal but Newcastle do perform well with Cheick Tiote in the side and he’s back for this one.
Everton Southampton in particular is a difficult one to call. Everton are usually superb at home despite the blip against Sunderland but Southampton beat most and have proved capable against some of the big boys. Tim Howard and Gareth Barry are also suspended for the Toffees.
I think Tottenham are a tad low at home to Stoke. Spurs seem to struggle at home andhave only won 3 of their 9 matches at WHite Hart Lane. I know they have much more quality than Stoke but I’m not sure the inexperienced Tim Sherwood can be trusted to guide them to plenty of easy victories. I’m not sure he’ll organise them well enough and they could concede easy goals. Paulinho is back for Spurs and Stoke are without the 2 that were red carded against Newcastle though (Whelan and WIlson).
Bet of the Weekend – Arsenal to beat Newcastle at 2.0 with Bet365.