Cheeky Punt: Backing ‘sh*t on toast’ Liverpool and Rooney

Date published: Friday 11th May 2018 8:12

Burnley v Bournemouth
Amazingly, the Clarets will be hitting Europe next term and can round off a season for the ages with victory over Bournemouth. Burnley have lost just one of 13 home games against teams below them this season and look a cracking shout at 6/5.

Betting: Burnley to win at 6/5 (Hills)


Crystal Palace v West Brom
Palace have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks (12 in their last five to be exact) and should be too hot for a Baggies side who finally wave farewell to the Premier League after a nightmare season.

Betting: Crystal Palace (-1) to win at 85/40 (Bet Victor)


Huddersfield Town v Arsenal
Does the fact Arsenal’s price has been trimmed across the board suggest David Wagner has had his side on the mother of all booze benders following that dramatic 1-1 draw with Chelsea? Wagner looks the type who would get the full squad on the Jägerbombs while dancing topless to Taylor Swift, so avoid backing the Yorkshire outfit here at all costs. Amazingly Arsenal have still to register a point on the road in 2018 but the Gunners will surely want to say ‘Au Revoir’ to their departing patron with a win.

Betting: Arsenal to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (Ladbrokes)


Liverpool v Brighton
Lost. Lost. Drew. Liverpool’s recent form since that incredible 5-2 win over Roma has been absolute sh*t on toast. The Reds however know they need to beat Brighton to guarantee Champions League football next season. And beat them they will.

Betting: Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 19/10 (888 Sport)


Manchester United v Watford
It’s been a weird season for United, with Jose Mourinho aware he will need to win the FA Cup to avoid being lampooned by those sophisticats on Sunday Supplement. A second-place finish and no trophy just won’t cut it, with Oliver Holt getting hot under his Alice band while insisting Jose’s ‘style’ has actually killed football. They should ease to a final-day success over Watford though, whose struggle for goals on the road this season has been real.

Betting: Manchester United to win to nil at 6/5 (Hills) 


Newcastle United v Chelsea
So the Magpies beat Arsenal 2-1 at home hot on the heels of beating Leicester away by the same score, then lose four off the belt, scoring one goal during that turgid sequence? Any chance the Toon players can nip back from the beach to do a job on Chelsea here? Not for me, Clive.

Betting: Olivier Giroud to score first at 9/2 (bet365)


Southampton v Manchester City
If the Saints can avoid a truly merciless spanking against City they are staying up, and while a cricket score might be beyond them you’d have to fancy the champions to win this and make it to a century of points for the season. Southampton have won just four league matches at St Mary’s this term, so 6/5 about Pep Guardiola’s side being ahead at half-time and at full-time looks tasty.

Betting: Man City – Man City Half-Time – Full/Time at 6/5 (Coral)


Swansea v Stoke City
At the start of this week Swansea were freely available at 7/4 to be relegated. They are now 1/1000 and looking for miracles on the sabbath. They have scored a league-low 27 goals in 37 games this season and in a nutshell, that’s why they are going down. Stoke have been a shambles for much of the season themselves and much of that has been down to some questionable recruitment. However they do have some appeal here at fancy prices given they should now be playing with the shackles off.

Betting: Stoke City to win 1-0 at 14/1 (bet365)


Tottenham v Leicester City
Spurs have kept just three clean sheets in their last 10 matches and are hardly finishing like a train. Leicester will always have goals in them while Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are on the scene (which admittedly might not be for too much longer), so both teams to score looks a strong shout here.

Betting: Both teams to score at 4/5 (10 Bet)


West Ham v Everton
Sam Allardyce would love to end a turbulent season by getting one over on a former employer. But the narrative is surely Mr Rooney. A £12million MLS move to DC United is on the table and would you really bet against him signing off a frankly outrageous Premier League career by scoring the winner at the London Stadium? Nor would we…

Betting: Rooney to score last at 13/2 (Boylesports)

Degsy Bilton


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