Merry Christmas(for tomorrow…) hope you all have a good one. Frustrating week last week…again! All was looking so promising, three from five resulted early into the second half. Southampton were ridiculously unlucky not to notch against Spurs with Lloris pulling off numerous good saves and surviving early pressure. Hull failing to score away at Rotherham is just absurd, only now can I talk about it without getting tears in my eyes! Rotherham have conceded 38 goals this term and Hull have scored 31, Hull are 4th Rotherham are 22nd, Hull are looking to reach the premiership Rotherham are looking to stay up! but even with all that the only thing that really counts is Rotherham scored and Hull..didnt. Still at the prices advised, the bet savvy out there backing singles with level stakes still would have returned profit, due to three from five resulting early in the second half there was hopefully some good cash out’s available to you aswell!.
‘At a Glance’
- Bristol City V Charlton @ 1/1
- Chelsea V Watford @ 1/1
- Hull V Burnley @ 5/4
- Swansea V West Brom @ 11/10
- Ipswich V QPR @11/10
Bristol City v Charlton @ 1/1 (15:00 KO, English Championship)
Two teams at the bottom end of the table Bristol sit 20th whilst Charlton are 23rd. Bristol have scored 21 goals whilst conceding 38. Charlton have scored 19 and conceded 38. Bristol City have already penetrated some tough defences this season including Middlesbrough, Birmingham, Preston and Brighton. Charlton’s goal scoring record is a concern and they seem to go through stages of scoring and then long periods of struggling, they come into this off the back of 4-0 loss to Burnley but scored two in the game previous at Bolton. There isn’t a better fixture in which Charlton will feel they can score goals.
Two teams who usually I wouldn’t be particularly confident in, but at Even money two teams with such a high conceded tally is hard to pass up. In the last five matches three have finished BTTS.
Chelsea V Watford @ 1/1 (15:00 KO, Barclays Premier League)
Chelsea will be looking to build upon a confident display against Sunderland last week, trying to repair whatever is left of their crazy season. Watford also come here in high spirits having beaten Liverpool 3-0 in their last outing. Chelsea were much a better side last time out than we have seen this season, but the record of goals conceded speaks for itself; 27 goals in 17 matches. To go along side this Watford have been a surprise package and managed to net on 21 occasions. Ighalo and Deeney are blossoming as a partnership and I see no reason that shouldn’t continue, Chelsea have also scored 21 times this term and should be looking to dominate a high flying Watford side in a London derby they need to win. Expecting a fair few goals in this one.
Hull v Burnley @ 5/4 (15:00 KO, English Championship)
Another Brighton – Derby situation this one, two very strong teams and there is always a concern they will cancel each other out. Hull have conceded 16, Eight of which have come in the last six games! As mentioned last week they seem to have hit a patch where the defence is leaky. They have managed to score 31 times already and coming up against a Burnley side who have conceded 20 goals this term, should be extremely confident at home. Burnley themselves have netted 30 goals, after smashing four past Charlton last week will be on a high going forward this along with Hull’s recent habit of conceding goals gives me good confidence.
Swansea v West Brom @ 11/10 (15:00 KO, Barclays Premier League)
West Brom have scored 17 goals this season, hardly an incredible record but in their defence they have only failed to score once (A 2-0 loss to Man Utd) in their last nine games, Further to that six of those nine have finished BTTS. Their conceded record looking at the teams below them isn’t too bad sitting at 23. Swansea have struggled for goals this term having only scored 15 goals, conceding a total of 24. Swansea have been poor this season as can be seen by their ‘goals scored’ but issues were clearly addressed in their recent dismissal of Gary Monk. When a side is under performing and the manager leaves the pressure is on the players to prove themselves and cement their place in the new gaffers plans, this type of situation seems to bring the best out of footballers and I expect players like Ayew and Gomis to recapture early season form. At home Swansea will be desperate to push forward and take all three points from a West Brom team they know will be around them in the league come the end of the season. Should be an open game with chances for both sides.
Ipswich v QPR @ 11/10 (15:00 KO, English Championship)
Ipswich have scored 31 goals so far this season failing to score on five occasions, they have conceded 21 keeping seven clean sheets. These records aren’t fantastic they have kept a considerable amount of clean sheets, but when you add in the fact QPR have scored 27 goals whilst not playing particularly well QPR have the firepower to score anywhere. QPR have conceded 28 goals, so they certainly aren’t impenetrable. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has had time to get in and take a number of training sessions with his new QPR squad now and player’s should be beginning to get a feel for his philosophy on football, the job he did at Burton was tremendous, they played a good brand of football and with the higher quality of players QPR have the goal tally will surely rise. Ipswich at home will be looking to close the gap on Burnley in 5Th, they should be looking to control the game and certainly have the attacking prowess to score goals if they create chances like the have all season.
five-fold pays around 40/1.
Good Luck and Happy Christmas!