West Ham and Bournemouth can pick up crucial victories, and Frank Lampard can free Chelsea’s struggling offense against Wolves.
Saturday at 12:30pm, Man U. vs. Everton.
I have my doubts that Everton can pull off impressive performances away from Goodison Park without a dominant offensive leader or a reliable goal scorer. Hence, even if Manchester United are weak, it appears that they will win at home.
But the player shot market is ripe for the taking thanks to Sean Dyche’s no-nonsense approach. When Dyche took over, Everton’s shot attempts increased to 11.8, and the team’s average touches on the opposing goalkeeper increased to 23.1. These numbers are both almost 20% higher than they were during Frank Lampard’s tenure.
Michael Keane should be brimming with attacking confidence after scoring the game-winning goal in stoppage time against Tottenham on Monday. He looks decent at Evens with Vn88 to record at least one shot on goal. It’s a wager that paid off in his last four games, when he attempted eight shots.
Seven of United’s last eight Premier League games have featured a shot on goal by an opposing center back, so Keane should have opportunities once again.
PREDICTED FINAL SCORE: 1–0
Saturday at 3:00 pm, Aston Villa takes on Nottingham Forest.
Having lost the predicted goals battle in eight of their previous nine Premier League games, Nottingham Forest are in a downward spiral from which there are no clear indicators of an imminent upturn. That’s why odds of 8/13 have been placed on their relegation by Vn88. Villa should have little trouble brushing them off.
Since the Premier League resumed after the World Cup, Villa’s home squad has caught their opponents offside 34 times in their previous eight games. That works out to an average of 4.25 times per game. It’s a demonstration of how bold the back line has been playing under Unai Emery, who has instituted a more aggressive defensive strategy. Forest are only 13th in the Premier League in terms of being caught offside, but at 11/10 with W88, it’s not too appealing to bet on them racking up three offsides.
PREDICTED FINAL SCORE: 2-0
Saturday at 3:00 pm, Brentford takes on Newcastle.
What happens when two extremely tough to beat teams collide? The Magpies have only lost three Premier League games all season, while the Bees have won 17 of their past 19 at home. This is certainly the coward’s answer to my prior query, considering both teams have split 24 league games thus far this season. Rezence has 12/5 for a tie.
My focus is on the corner market, where I think Newcastle will come out on top. Brentford have been taking a lot of punishment since adopting a back five, as evidenced by their corners against stats (12 vs Manchester United and 14 at Brighton).
Furthermore, Newcastle’s track record against opponents in the top six promotion race suggests they will have lots of corner kick opportunities. Brentford has been outscored on corners by a score of 70-29 in their nine meetings against the top six this season. Vn88 offers Evens on Newcastle winning six or more corners, a wager that would have paid off in seven of the club’s last eight matches. This is only one of several possible approaches to this market. Rezence Vn88 offers 4/6 for Newcastle to win more corners than Brentford, thus the club is an attractive option for those who prefer shorter odds.
PREDICTED FINAL SCORE: 1-1
Saturday at 3:00 pm, Fulham will host West Ham.
After covering West Ham’s 5-1 loss to Newcastle, I wanted to acquire a good price on the away win since I knew there would be an overreaction. The markets, however, are much more astute than that. They say the standings never lie, but in this case they are wrong. Vn88 Rezence gives West Ham a 13/8 chance to win while playing away from home despite the fact that they are 12 points and five places below Fulham. That makes perfect sense.
There’s a hypothesis that when a team takes a beating, they’ll focus on defense in their following game. Individual mistakes rather than teamwork problems led to the Hammers’ 5-1 loss to Newcastle, therefore I’m ready to overlook that.
David Moyes, who appears to be in a win-or-get-fired situation once again, will insist on a defensive emphasis on safety. That should set the tone for a rough game where the Hammers will try to play in spurts and rely on their attack to win, like they did against Everton (2-0), Nottingham Forest (4-0), and Southampton (2-0). (1-0). W88 offers (7/2) on a West Ham victory without a second-half score.
PREDICTION OF THE SCORE: 0-1