Cheeky is working overtime and has provided us with these mid-week Premier League betting tips. If you like all of Cheeky’s picks, Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance will refund all punters whose 4+ bet accumulators are let down by just a single selection.
Sheffield United v Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says it’s “morally wrong” for football to continue whilst there are increasing Covid-19 outbreaks at clubs. Maybe Brucey knows this game actually could be more dull than cleaning the bathroom. Bottom plays 15th and the Blades are averaging 0.47 Premier League goals per game this season. The Toon ain’t faring much better either (1.13 goals per game) and the draw looks a decent shout at 2/1. The Blades are still looking for that elusive first win of the season but Mr Bruce’s dogs of war can dig in and claim a share of the spoils.
Burnley v Manchester United
Huge game for the Red Devils and it’s never easy at Turf Moor. Burnley is one of the less salubrious away days out there and I’ll never forget going there years ago with Hartlepool as it was the only time I’ve ever seen police horses inside a pub. These teams have met 12 times in the Premier League with United winning six of those, but it was the Clarets who emerged as shock 2-0 winners at Old Trafford last season. Marcus Rashford has scored six goals in seven Premier League away matches this season and could be worth a punt to notch first. Can you keep a secret though? Am not sure about Alex Telles’ hair. He should have to start every game on a yellow card just for that barnet, in my humble opinion.
Wolves v Everton
The hosts are 6/4 here and with Adama Traore on fire for just now that looks a decent price. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have lost just once in six matches at home to the Toffees, and that was way back in 2011 during the Mick McCarthy era. Everton blow hot and cold and if Wolves can keep Richarlison quiet they can win this.
Manchester City v Brighton
Manchester City are still fifth but sit handily with games on hand on those above them. These teams have met six times in the Premier League and the Citizens have won the lot, scoring 20 goals and conceding just two. Paddy Power go 17/10 on the handicap that Pep’s mob win this by more than two goals and that looks juicy. A fifth Premier League title in 10 years cannot be ruled out with Ruben Dias and John Stones now looking as solid as two big solid rocks in defence.
Tottenham vs Fulham
Instead of facing in-form Aston Villa, Tottenham will take on whipping-boys Fulham this Wednesday night. Spurs have won eight of their last nine games against the Cottagers and they’re big favourites to do so again this mid-week. Scott Parker’s men haven’t won a league game since November and are meandering in the relegation zone. Jose Mourinho’s side shouldn’t break a sweat in picking up all three points.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
The Gunners could have done without going to extra-time against Newcastle on Saturday evening with Palace on the horizon this Thursday. One thing that struck me about that game was even though Kieran Tierney is all kinds of awesome, Arsenal massively overload down the left-hand side. They were dog sh**e down the other flank and looked quite unbalanced as a result. Tierney has been Arsenal’s best player this season by a country mile, though I’m not really sure I am ready to start calling him ‘the Scottish Roberto Carlos’ just yet.
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