Weekend Preview // English Football


A very good start from me last weekend –  4 wins from 6, and so nearly 5!

Another set of 6 for this weekend – with the Premier League kicking off again I have included just one from it:

Low Risk

Hull vs Leicester: Leicester Win Either Half @ 1/2 (12:30‬ KO, Premier League)

Champions Leicester face off against newly promoted, manager less Hull. Naturally Leicester – much like last season will be a real threat in front of goal with talisman Jamie Vardy and providing they can keep the services of Riyad Mahrez – and have added Ahmed Musa who looks a real threat.

Hull had the second strongest defence in the Championship last season conceding only 35 goals. They managed to find the net on 69 occasion with the third most ‘goals for’ tally. Leicester conceded 36 goals last year and scored the third highest amount of goals in the league with 68. Leicester should be licking their lips at this opportunity, and with the uncertainty currently facing Hull I think Leicester could win this with a considerable margin.

Burton vs Bristol City: BTTS ‪@ 3/4 (15:00‬ KO, English Championship)

Newly promoted Burton play their first home game after a narrow 4-3 defeat last week to Nottingham Forest. Last season in League One Burton held the best defensive record by some way conceding only 37 goals, their goals for tally was also quite considerably low for a team finishing second in the league with only 57 scored. As was shown in their opener against Nottingham Forest the promotion to the Championship has brought out a different Burton side having been involved in a seven goal thriller.

Bristol City did well as a promoted side to finish 18th and avoid relegation by some 12 points. They left a lot to be desired defensively conceding 71 times, but scored an impressive 54 goals. Bristol City should be confident heading into this and come off the back of a 2-1 victory against another newly promoted side in Wigan, but they struggle defensively and Burton notching three goals in their first Championship game shows they are not the team we were used to seeing last season.

Medium Risk 

Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday: Over 2.5 Goals @ 23/20 (‪15:00‬ KO, Championship)
Norwich opened their season with an impressive 4-1 away victory at Blackburn last weekend, and will be looking to build on that immediately. Sheffield Wednesday are a tough task they opened their account with a 1-0 win against relegated Aston Villa last Sunday. Norwich only managed 39 goals all of last season but seem to have blown any goalscoring doubt out of the water with last weeks result. Wednesday only won by the one goal on the opening weekend but looked threatening throughout carving numerous opportunities, they face what would seem a much more dangerous opponent in Norwich and this should be an open game.

Leyton Orient vs Newport: Leyton Orinet -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 6/5 (15:00 KO, League Two)

Leyton Orient finished last season in 8th place 9 points behind the last play-off spot, whilst Newport finished a place off the relegation zone. Leyton Orient should be battling for the automatic promotion spot come the end of the season and if that’s going to be the case they need to be winning games like this convincingly. Leyton Orient drew their opening game 1-1 whilst Newport lost 3-2 to Mansfield.  Orient scored on 60 occasions last season whilst Newport conceded 64. The two teams have met on two occasions and Orient hold a 100% record.

High Risk

Wimbledon vs Bolton: Bolton Win @ 2/1 (15:00 KO, League One)

Bolton won their first game after relegation 1-0  At home to Sheffield United. Wimbledon head here off the back of a heavy 3-1 loss to Walsall. Bolton naturally should be one of the strongest sides in the league and although not renowned for goal scoring prowess, should be looking to massively overpower a newly promoted side who conceded 50 goals in League Two. Nothing is certain but a Bolton win is about as near as you’ll find and against a frail Wimbledon side!

Hull vs Leicester: Leicester -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 7/4 (12:30 KO, Premier League)

As mentioned in my tip for them in the low risk category – they should really be hammering a very poor Hull side who are rudderless and have lost multiple key players. A front line likely to consist of Musa, Vardy and Mahrez should tear them apart, as Musa did to Barcelona a few weeks ago!

A 1 goal win is the absolute minimum, but I think they could bag plenty!