Premier League Betting Battle news
The Betting Battle returns after the international break, with all five editors in the green. Dan remains the clear leader, with the other four tightly bunched. Here's where their tenners are headed… You can prefer to the soccer tip page!
A quiet start for Mourinho
Back 0-0 Half Time Score in West say mê v Tottenham @ 11/4
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As not enough has been written about Jose Mourinho replacing Mauricio Pochettino in the lead role in the Amazon movie on Tottenham's season, I thought I'd add my two pennies' worth.
Spurs have been backed in on the Exchange since Wednesday and are trading at an extremely short 1.80 at the time of writing. While I agree with the Football...Only Bettor panellists who are laying Spurs at that price (see latest episode of the podcast below), the price on a goalless first half has grabbed my attention.
Defence would have been Mourinho's focus in the short time he's had at the training ground and, with West say mê in poor form and desperate not lớn lose in what is always their biggest game of the season, I'm anticipating a slow start- According to the jackpot soccer tip page!
Add in the early kick-off lớn the mix and 11/4 on 0-0 at the break looks a tasty price.
Dan Thomas 2019-20 P/L: +£94.20
Blades can blunt Ole's progress
Back Sheffield United @ 3.75 to beat Manchester United
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Sheffield United have undoubtedly been the surprise package of this season's Premier League so far. Chris Wilder's men sit fifth in an admittedly congested table, but I fancy they'll consolidate that position with a famous victory of Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
In all honesty, if this match came down lớn ability then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men should prevail. United produced their best performance of the season just before the international break when beating Brighton 3-1 at Old Trafford in a game where they could easily have scored six.
But those kind of performances have been few and far between for the Red Devils this season. In fact, in some games away from home they've been absolutely dire. And now they face one of the hardest working, most organised teams in the division.
Wilder's men might not have the ability of some of their opponent's star names but what they lack in that department they more than make up for in courage, team spirit, morale etc. And if the game is decided on those factors then I fancy Wilder massively to get the better of Solskjaer.
That's not lớn say the Blades can't play some lovely football themselves. They've already proved in some fabulous wins this season - and in defeat - that they can play some good attacking football, and they go into this game having recorded back-to-back home wins against Arsenal (1-0) and Burnley (3-0), proving they can get the better of quality teams and hard-working teams alike.
Mike Norman 2019-20 P/L: +£12.80
Believe in Potter magic
Back Brighton or Draw Double Chance and Neal Maupay to score anytime @ 3.95 (around 3/1) in v Leicester (Same Game Multi)
Leicester are the team nearly everyone backed to break up the obvious Top Four (and Top Six) suspects this season. They've been achieving that by winning six of their last seven Premier League games (L1), most recent four of which was by an aggregate score of 15-1 and keeping a clean sheet in their last three. Our previous battle bet, which was a winner, came in the the game before the international break- a 2-0 win over Arsenal.
So why on Earth am I siding with Brighton?
The layers have underestimated Graham Potter's side. His style of play, which has been more attacking, has suited the team and he's creating a strong foundation at the Amex Stadium. In what has been a competitive and unpredictable season, they're only two points off fifth-placed Arsenal even though they're 11th in the table.
They've won their last three home games, including Tottenham and Everton. There's no reason why they shouldn't cause Leicester problems and at least go toe-to-toe with them. I will be backing them in the Home or Draw double chance market but lớn bolster this price, I'm also backing Seagulls attacker Neal Maupay to score in a Same Game Multi on the Betfair Sportsbook.
He's Brighton's top scorer with four goals lớn his name (double of any other player), with three in his last eight.