Will the near misses of the past affect Leeds United’s run-in?

Leeds United Near Misses

Leeds United fans have seen it all before. A solid Championship campaign that looks to be heading towards promotion until the wheels come off at the last. That’s what happened last season, where Leeds were regulars in the automatic promotion places throughout the campaign before a sticky patch of form towards the end left them to battle it out in the play-offs. A semi-final defeat to Derby County followed, and the Elland Road faithful were, once again, left lamenting what might have been.

Is History About To Repeat Itself For Leeds United

There is a sense that the current campaign is following a similar pattern. For most of the season Leeds have been in the top two, running neck and neck with West Bromwich Albion in a quest for the Championship title. But recent weeks have seen both sides stumble somewhat, and the nature of the division is that any slip-ups will inevitably be punished by the chasing pack, all desperate to reach the promised land of the Premier League.

At the time of writing, Leeds sit in second place in the Championship, three points ahead of third-placed Fulham, and are consistently favourites in the odds on the English Championship title winner.

The Championship Is A Close Fought Race

Behind the Cottagers, the table has never looked tighter, with only six points between Fulham and ninth-placed Cardiff City. This is the time of the season when teams begin to build momentum, and the frontrunners for promotion come to the fore. Leeds lost two games in a row, to Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest respectively, but have since arrested that slide with a hard-fought away draw at Brentford and a win over Bristol City.

In what is shaping up to be an enthralling final leg of the Championship promotion race, it will be interesting to see whether Leeds suffer from the same mental shortcomings that seemed to affect them in prior campaigns. Time and time again, they have threatened to earn promotion, either automatically or through the play-offs, and have consistently fallen short in the end.

That is bound to leave a mark on the players. Leeds are a massive club with a rich history, and when they were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, few would’ve believed that 16 years later they wouldn’t have returned to the top flight. It seems that with every year that goes by, the pressure on Leeds to make it back to the Premier League builds and builds.

Is Bielsa The Man To Take Leeds To The Promised Land?

But there is also a feeling that under head coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds are better placed than ever to break their duck and make it back to English football’s top table. Bielsa is, in the opinion of many, the best coach in the division, and his tactical nous has brought Leeds to another level since his arrival in the summer of 2018.

Last season’s disappointment will have stung Leeds badly, but lessons will have been learned and this team will now be steeled for the hard-fought, nail-biting run-in that awaits them. There are few leagues in world football as intense and competitive as the Championship – Leeds have found this out more than most – but with Bielsa in charge it feels as though this team is ready to finally win promotion back to the top flight. There’s going to be one heck of a party if they do.

Liverpool’s Champions League Future In The Balance

Liverpool’s defence of the Champions League Trophy took a hit on Tuesday in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

The current Champion’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, now puts their chances of making the quarter-finals in real jeopardy. And with the Spanish side being masters of foul play, Liverpool know it won’t be easy in the return leg.

Liverpool can take heart from happened to Diego Simeone’s men last season though. After beating Juventus 2-0 in the 1st leg at the same stage, the Spaniards then lost the 2nd leg 3-0 in Italy. Thanks in the main to Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick on the night.

Quite remarkably, Liverpool are still second favourites to lift the trophy again. They are 11/2 with the bookies, just ahead of German giants, Bayern Munich. You can compare the best UK betting deals on bettinglounge, and use the offers to bet on the Champions League.

Liverpool Champions League hopes hang in the balance this season
Jurgen Klopp had a job biting his tongue in Madrid

Klopp Just About Managed To Restrain Himself

He managed to get himself booked during the 90 minutes, and despite this, I thought Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did a reasonable job of containing his tongue in the after match interview on BT Sports.

While resisting the chance to bemoan Diego Simeone’s antics (and lets face it, Klopp’s no stranger to running up and down the touchline like a lunatic), he did leave them with the remark “Atletico fans who can a get ticket… welcome to Anfield.”

“I’m not sure if Diego Simeone saw a lot of the game because he was continually animating the crowd.”

Quote from Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s manager was clearly frustrated with the behaviour of the Spanish side, and their manager. This is part and parcel of the game with Atletico though, and the German must surely know he can’t get distracted by the side-show likely to take place in the second leg.

Liverpool’s attack minded left back Andy Robertson was less diplomatic. In his after match interview, he accused the Spanish side of celebrating “as if they’d won the tie.”

Before adding “We gave them the best possible start and that gets the fans behind them and then they start falling over and getting under the skin a bit.”

It’s safe to say, Robertson wasn’t impressed with Atletico’s antics and style of play.

Betting Odds On Liverpool To Progress To Last 8

With Liverpool still being second favourites to win the Champions League outright, I was half expecting to see them as favourites to progress to the last 8.

It’s pretty much neck and neck with the bookmakers for who will win this tie though. The majority have Atletico as their slender favourites, with some pricing it up as a 50/50 call.

In 90 minutes betting for the return leg, the Reds are around the 1/2 mark to win. The draw is 16/5, with an Atletico win at around 7/1.

One thing is for sure, it’s going to be a hell of an atmosphere at Anfield in the 2nd leg. Liverpool will be up for it, as will Madrid. Let’s hope the match lives up to expectations.

4 Betting Tips for Football Lovers

Call it football or soccer but there is no doubt it is the biggest sport in the whole world. There are hundreds of countries that have football as their biggest sports event. Like other sports, football is also a big attraction for bookies and betting on football is now an old tradition in many countries. But betting on football is not too easy, you need to learn some tips and tricks for it.

For every game, there are some tips and tricks that help a person to master it. For betting it is essential you have completed research in the niche to avoid major losses. Today, you can bet not only on cricket, football, wrestling, and ice hockey leagues but you can also bet on online games such as 888 poker. All you need are strategies and tactics to master it. Today we will reveal some essential football betting tips and strategies that guarantee higher-earning possibilities for you in 2020.

1. Decide Type of Better You Are

There are two types of betters, the ones who bet for fun and then those who bet to make a living from it. If it is for fun than making a budget for it and if it is for your living, then try to formulate a strategy and always remain cool minded with a focused mind to bet at the correct point.

2. Complete your Research

If you are up for betting in sports such as football than be sure to know about all the terminologies and teams of it. Keep a track of the statistics of each player’s performance, their transfers and other relevant information. This research helps in making accurate predictions and profitable betting.

3. Start your Betting Career with Simple Strategies

There are three simple strategies to start your betting career.

The Over/Under 2.5 Strategy

As per stats, the average number of goals in any football match is 2.5. Through this, you can predict the upcoming match will have more than or lower than 2.5 goals. To increase the accuracy of your football betting predictions you must bet on the teams who consistently score 3 or more goals in a match.

Betting on Underdogs

You can easily bet on a team you believe is going to lose the upcoming match. For this, you need to have thorough research on the team and be sure enough that they won’t be able to perform better than the competing team.

Bet on a Draw

If you desire to bet on a draw match than this too requires a lot of research work with pattern analysis. This strategy usually works better for smaller leagues that might have an average number of goals.

4. Trusting on Football Prediction Sites

There are some reliable football prediction sites whereas some are not. Therefore, it is recommended to complete your own research first and then look out for some prediction site. Never look for shortcuts when it comes to betting. Unless you have your own research work, your prediction won’t go astray.

Matchday 6: three fixtures to look out for

Premier League Fixtures

The first few weeks of the Premier League season have been nothing short of entertaining, with the three newly-promoted sides adapting adequately to life in the top-flight; Liverpool asserting their early dominance over the current champions, Manchester City; and Wolverhampton Wanderers not living up to their performances of last campaign. As matchday six rolls around, let’s take a look at three of the most mouth-watering ties of the weekend.

Southampton v Bournemouth

Friday night sees the ‘other South Coast’ derby, as Bournemouth travel the 30-odd miles to Southampton to take on their neighbours (not rivals, as many Cherries or Saints fans will point out). Since Eddie Howe’s side joined the elite ahead of the 2015-16 season, the two have met on eight occasions, with Bournemouth winning just once and a further four games ending in honours even.

The stage will be set at St. Mary’s, with the two, not only vying for points on the board but bragging rights over Hampshire. Both Bournemouth and Southampton have had similar starts to the season – they sit ninth and tenth, respectively, in the Premier League table; with two wins, one draw and two losses from their opening handful of games. For the winner, it could mean a push up the table and possibly into the top six. While for the loser, it could be a precarious drop into the lower half of the table.

Prediction: With their home advantage, we think Ralph Hasenhüttl’s boys have it in the bag. Although they need to start scoring more goals if they wish to win games and propel themselves up the table.

Manchester City v Watford

On paper, this is a bit of a David v Goliath battle, as second meets twentieth. City may still be early favourites in English Premier League winner odds, but their positive start to the campaign took a turn last weekend as they suffered a shock defeat at the hand of newcomers, Norwich City.

However, all eyes will be on their Argentine striker Sergio Agüero, who will make history at the weekend, should he score a goal – and become one of three players to reach a century of league goals at his home ground. It looks likely too, with Agüero the division’s current joint-top-scorer with seven goals.

It’s been a winless start for Watford, who sit rooted to the foot of the table. They have just two points from their opening five games. After 20 months in charge, the Hornets parted company with manager Javi Gracia and the rest of his team following the Hertfordshire club’s dire start to this campaign. His replacement, Quique Sánchez Flores, is no stranger to Vicarage Road and picked up a point against Arsenal during his first game in charge.

Prediction: despite the potential change in fortunes under a new manager, we can’t see City dropping points here – especially at the Etihad. City to win and Agüero to score to make history, once again.

Chelsea v Liverpool

An early battle between two of the sides in the ‘top six’, as current-leaders Liverpool make the trip to West London, to take on a Chelsea side that have thus far defied the critics. Nobody could predict as to how the Blues would get on this season. Club legend Frank Lampard is now at the helm, with a vastly inexperienced and young side, and the departure of Eden Hazard still firmly at the forefront of minds. But two wins and two draws from their opening games, plus the free-scoring nature of young Tammy Abraham, has meant it’s been a fairly successful start for life back at Stamford Bridge for Lampard.

Liverpool, however, have continued from where they left off last season. Five wins from their opening five games, with 15 goals scored means that Jürgen Klopp’s side already have an early five-point advantage over Manchester City. The trio of Roberto Firminho, Mo Salah and Sadio Mané will no doubt prove deadly over the course of the season.

Prediction: The Reds have been merciless and clinical thus far, and we can see that continuing on Sunday. Chelsea may have scored 11 goals, but they’ve conceded the same number. Defensive frailties could well be their downfall against a powerful Liverpool side.

Premier League: The early race for the Golden Boot

Race Golden Boot

The start to this season’s Premier League has been an exciting one. So far we have seen plenty of early surprises and an abundance of goals – 145 in fact. Liverpool are the only side to boast a 100% record and there are already five points separating them from Manchester City in second. Of the newly promoted sides, Norwich City have fared best, with two wins from their opening five games and as we take a look at some of the early contenders for this season’s Golden Boot, we begin with Carrow Road’s main man.

Teemu Pukki (Norwich City)

The Canaries’ Finnish star fired them to the Premier League last season, with 29 goals in the Championship and his rich vein of form has certainly continued this campaign. Scoring Norwich’s third goal in their shock 3-2 win over the current champions, Manchester City at the weekend, Pukki has netted six goals so far. Averaging at a goal every 74 minutes, he’s also turned provider for two of Norwich’s goals. This return sees the club sit in 13th after five games. Pukki may be a mere 13/1 for the Premier League Golden Boot, but there’s no denying he’s got what it takes in the top-flight. If you agree, find all the latest Premier League odds, including top scorer, here: https://www.paddypower.com/football/english-premier-league.

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Another Championship star from last season, Abraham spent the campaign on-loan at Aston Villa from parent club, Chelsea. He set the second-tier of English football alight with his pace, trickery and goalscoring prowess. Scoring 26 league goals to cement Villa’s place in the play-offs and then earn them a place in the final. Abraham has thus far proved his worth amongst the elite. A hat-trick (and unfortunate own goal) at the weekend in Chelsea’s 5-2 demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers sees Abraham on seven for the season – taking just 47 minutes to score each goal.

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Every season, Manchester City’s Argentine striker Agüero is there-or-thereabouts for the Golden Boot and this campaign is no different. He currently shares his place at the top of the table with Abraham, having scored seven goals. Agüero is also averaging at a goal every 51 minutes. He’s broken plenty of records during his time at the Etihad and just last weekend, joined an exclusive goalscoring club in becoming the third player to score in each of the first five games of a Premier League season. With 171 goals to his name, Agüero is sixth in the all-time Premier League goal standings – and should he score this weekend at the Etihad, he’ll make it a century of home league goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Last season’s joint Golden Boot winner has continued with a good start to this campaign. Arsenal have started (reasonably) brightly. They have two wins and two draws from their opening handful of games, but should the goals from Aubameyang continue. It will undoubtedly fire them up the table. A brace at the weekend gave the Gunners a two-goal lead, which they eventually gave away to Watford – and the Gabonese International wasn’t scared of being critical of his fellow players, post-match. Last season, Aubameyang netted 22 league goals. If he continues his average of a goal every 90 minutes this season, he will surpass that tally with ease.

Free Premier League Predictions 15th September

Two more free Premier League predictions today (15th September), with Bournemouth hosting Everton, and Watford at home to Unai Emery’s Arsenal side.

Pretty difficult day for our free Premier League tips yesterday, with Manchester City’s loss away to Norwich, the biggest shock result of the football season so far.

I should have been more confident in Chelsea, and maybe I tried to be too smart with my draw prediction at Old Trafford, although there was good reason for tipping that.

Anyway, hopefully today, we can get back on track with a couple of winners.

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Free Premier League Predictions 15th September

Bournemouth V Everton – Draw

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side have a win, a draw, and two defeats to their name so far this season. The two defeats have come at home to Man City, and away at Leicester, so it’s hard to criticise them for that.

Hard to know what to expect from the Cherries, and the same can be said for Everton on the road. At Goodison, form is consistent. Away, they are unpredictable.

So far this season, Everton have won both home matches, and drawn away at Crystal Palace, and lost pretty convincingly at Villa Park.

This one almost comes down to whom I mistrust the least. I can’t rely on Bournemouth, and I can’t trust Everton away. As is generally the case in the Premier League, it isn’t easy to win away, so for these reasons I’m going with the draw here.

Watford V Arsenal – Away Win

Will Watford get the immediate new manager bounce, with Quique Flores returning to the club, to replace the sacked Javi Gracia.

Arsenal already have a win on the road under their belts this season, having won 1-0 at Newcastle on the opening weekend.

Watford are anchored to the bottom of the table with just 1 point from 4 matches. Have to go with the Gunners on this one, especially with them being price up at around Even money, and better.

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Free Premier League Predictions 14th September

The Premier League returns today after the first international break of the season, and Liverpool at home to Newcastle kicks off our free predictions for Saturday 14th September.

There can be a lethargic feel to Premier League fixtures after international breaks. Some players have had arduous trips across the globe and back, with some arriving back at their respective clubs late in the week, and probably a bit the worse for wear come the weekend.

Let’s hope that’s not the case, and we get plenty of exciting action across the weekend. There is 7 fixtures on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, with a Monday night match between Aston Villa and West Ham completing the weeekend. Here is our free Premier League predictions for Saturday.

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Liverpool V Newcastle – Home Win

Hard to make a case for Newcastle, but I probably said the same thing when they travelled to the new White Hart Lane a few weeks back.

The early fixture after an international break can sometimes be drab affairs after players travelling long distances.

I still expect a home win for the Reds, but it could be closer than we think.

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Brighton V Burnley – Draw

Both these two teams have made solid starts to the season, with 4 points each from 4 games.

Brighton are still trying to get used to their adapted playing style under new Head Coach, Graham Potter, while we all know what we are going to get from Sean Dyche and Burnley.

The Clarets are hard to beat, and Brighton are still finding their way, so I’m going to go with the draw on this one.

Man Utd V Leicester – Draw

Another one of these close to call matches. In theory it should be a home win, but which United will turn up? They were inspirational against Chelsea in the opening match of the season, but the Blues turned up to play and left gaps for United to expose.

When United faced Palace, a side that were prepared to sit back and defend, they struggled. Brendan Rodger’s won’t have failed to notice this, and I can see his Leicester side causing United problems today. Going for the draw in this one.

Sheff Utd V Southampton – Home Win

5 points from 4 matches is a decent start to the season for the Blades. They’ve had a mixture of results, with a home defeat to Leicester sandwiched in between a win over Crystal Palace, and a credible draw away at Chelsea.

The Saints have had a similar start. After a couple of defeats in their first 2 matches, they have now picked up 4 points from their last 2 matches – a 2-0 win over Brighton and a 1-1 draw with Manchester United. I expect a tight match here, and am going for a closely fought 1-0 win for the Blades.

Tottenham V Crystal Palace – Home Win

Both these sides have had up and down starts to the season, meaning form is fairly unpredictable. In their last outing Spurs – arguably – chucked away a 2 goal lead at the Emirates, which followed on from a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle.

For all the doom and gloom surrounding Palace after their opening 2 matches, they now sit 4th in the table following wins over Manchester United and Aston Villa.

Can’t see Palace winning here, so it’s between a home win and a draw for me. I’m coming down slightly on the side of home win.

Wolves V Chelsea – Draw

This looks a great fixture on paper, and would probably have made a decent live TV match. No doubt it will be a drab 0-0 draw after that prediction.

Anyway, a really hard one to predict. Wolves tend to do well against the big sides, and Chelsea look to have the beating of anyone of their day. This one could go either way, so I’m going for a scoring draw.

Norwich V Man City – Away Win

When it comes to Man City and Liverpool matches, it’s a bit of a procession when it comes to predictions. It’s pretty easy to predict a City win, but for 95% of the matches in the Premier League involving Pep’s team, how can you not.

For sure, they will slip up from time to time, but apart from when City and Liverpool play each other, it’s hard to predict anything other than wins for the big 2.

All I can predict for this one is a Man City win. I expect Norwich to take the match to Man City, so there could be a lot of goals in this one. Don’t rule out over 5.5 goals in this one, or a high scoring overs bet coming in.

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Free Premier League Predictions 1st September

The final two matches before the international break make up our free Premier League predictions for Sunday 1st September.

The opening match sees Everton hosting Wolves, with the North London Derby between Arsenal and Spurs completing this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures.

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Everton V Wolves – Home Win

The Toffees will be looking to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat of the season – away to Aston Villa last weekend – when they take on Wolves at Goodison Park.

Everton’s home form has been excellent of late, and with Wolves having just done the dreaded Thursday night shift in the Europa League, it’s hard to see past a home win.

Arsenal V Spurs – Draw

The final Premier League fixture before the international break, and an equally as intriguing, as it difficult, match to call.

I can see both teams scoring, but am finding it hard to pick a winner. Arsenal look in the slightly better place, and have home advantage. But I’m sitting on the fence with a draw here.

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Free Premier League Predictions 31st August

Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool all feature in our free Premier League predictions for Saturday 31st August. The weekend gets under way with United visiting Southampton at St Mary’s, in what is the last round of Premier League fixtures before the international break.

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Saturday 31st August

Southampton V Man Utd – Away Win

The Saints put up a more than impressive show in their last home match, a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, but I don’t see them beating United today.

The Red Devils are better suited to playing on the counter attack. They dropped points at home to Palace last weekend, but the Eagles came to defend. Southampton will take the game to United more, and with the pace of Martial and Rashford, etc, I expect United to get the 3 points.

Chelsea V Sheff Utd – Home Win

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are fast becoming my favourite team to watch in the Premier League. A young attacking side, dodgy at the back, they are very entertaining to watch. It’s also great to see a young English manager given a chance at a big club.

Sheffield United have won, lost, and drawn their opening three matches. A position they would probably have happily accepted at the start of the season.

The bubble slightly burst in the home defeat to Leicester last Saturday, but it was always going to happen in the Premier League.

I can see the Blades scoring today, both teams to score could be a decent bet. But overall I can only predict a Chelsea win.

Crystal Palace V Aston Villa – Home Win

Palace had a great win last weekend, as did Aston Villa. To be honest, this match could go either way today, but I’m going for Palace.

The Eagles are at home, and Villa are inexperienced in the Premier League. A very tight call this one, but I’m playing safe with the home team.

Leicester V Bournemouth – Home Win

The Foxes are looking impressive this season, and I expect them to pick up another 3 points today. Leicester had a decent win away at Sheffield United last weekend, and they were very unlucky to only leave Stamford Bridge with a point.

I seem to remember writing on Week 2 that Bournemouth don’t travel very way, and they went and won 2-1 at Villa Park. I’m sticking to that theory today!

Man City V Brighton – Home Win

Not really much I can say about this one, can anybody make a case for Brighton? City are 1/9, and I’ve seen 35/1 available on Brighton.

The only chance the Seagulls might have, is I imagine Pep might do a bit of rotating, and bring in some of the rubbish back up players he has. Donkeys like Mahrez, Jesus, Foden etc.

Newcastle V Watford – Draw

Could go either way this one, a very tough match to predict. Both teams are desperate for a win, both teams are at the bottom of the Premier League table, and both managers are already under pressure. A match neither side can afford to lose, which is why I’m going for the draw.

West Ham V Norwich – Home Win

Since the opening day thrashing at the hands of Man City, the Hammers have done well with 4 points from two away matches. A draw away at Brighton, was followed with an away win at Watford.

Norwich have started well with 3 points from their opening three matches. Their two defeats have been at the hands of Liverpool and Chelsea, nothing to be upset about there.

That said, I’m going for Premier League experience today, and expect the Hammers to come out on top.

Burnley V Liverpool – Away Win

A lot of pundits have noted that the Reds haven’t started the season as fluently as they were last season, while it’s been a decent start for Burnley, with 4 points from 3 matches.

It’s still hard to make a case for Burnley, and it would take a very brave man to back the Clarets to pull off a shock victory today. I wouldn’t totally rule out the draw, but this is the sort of match Klopp’s team have to be winning if they are serious about winning the Premier League this season.

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Free Premier League Predictions 24th August

Free Premier League Predictions: Six Premier League matches taking place today, with four matches at 3pm, one lunch time kick off, and an evening kick off.

Frank Lamaprd’s Chelsea get the day going, when they visit buzzing Norwich at Carrow Road. With Liverpool hosting Arsenal at Anfield in the final fixture of the day. In our football betting predictions today, we are going for two home wins, three draws, and an away win.

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Saturday 24th August

Norwich V Chelsea – Away Win

The Premier League’s top goalscorer, Norwich’s Teemu Pukki, comes up against Chelsea’s misfiring Tammy Abraham. On paper it looks like a mismatch. Fortunately for Chelsea, it shouldn’t come down to a straight shootout between the two.

Norwich followed up their decent second half at Anfield with a good win over Newcastle last weekend. While Chelsea have performed well at times in all their matches this season, but have failed to sustain it for 90 minutes. Tough one to call, this is, but I’m going for Chelsea to finally secure 3 points under Lampard.

Brighton V Southampton – Draw

Brighton have had an excellent start to the season, with 4 points from their opening two matches. The Saints on the other hand have zero points, but there were good signs in last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool.

Another tough one to call, but I’m going for honours even in this one.

Man Utd V Crystal Palace – Home Win

Easy call this one, Palace have had a woeful start to the season, and can’t see it get any better for them at Old Trafford this weekend. Let’s just hope we don’t need United to score a penalty for our home win predictions to come to fruition.

Sheffield Utd V Leicester – Draw

Another tough one to call at this early stage of the season. Leicester put in a brilliant second half away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last Sunday, and were unlucky to not leave with all 3 points.

On the same day, Sheffield United gained a good home win over Crystal Palace, and at this stage of the season with the feel good factor at Bramall Lane in full flow, it would be brave to back against the Blades.

Watford V West Ham – Draw

Could be a good day for a roll up of draws, as this is yet another one of those fixtures that is hard to call. Watford are bottom of the league table with zero points, but any team in the Premier League is hard to beat at home.

West Ham are not faring much better. They started with a home thrashing at the hands on Manchester City, before gaining a credible 1-1 draw away to Brighton at the Amex last Saturday.

Liverpool V Arsenal – Home Win

After all the draws so far in today’s football predictions, we are now going for a home win. Yes, Arsenal have had a good start to the season, but this is a real test for the Gunners. Will be interesting to see how this one turn out, and we will quickly find out whether the Gunners are the real deal or not.

That said, this is predicting, and we can only really predict a home win for this one.

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  • Football Betting Predictions – here at Football Gambler we offer weekly free football betting predictions on the Premier League.

We also cover the Champions League, World Cup, European Championships, and international qualifiers.

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  • Women’s Football Betting – the women’s game is booming, and here at Football Gambler we see it as an exciting new betting market place.

We will bring you football betting predictions on the Women’s Super League, and Women’s Champions League. And every 4 years, we have the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

  • Spread Betting Explained – ever thought about betting on football – and sports in general –  in a different way? Well, football spread betting could be your alternative, and it works on other sports as well.

We have a spread betting explained page that gives you all the help and advice you need for spread betting. Enabling you to get started with spread betting on the Premier League.

  • Best Football Betting Sites – a good football betting website has to offer more than just odds on weekend matches. So these days good football betting sites have to improvise and work harder to keep existing customers.

This means the best betting sites need to have competitive offers for existing customers. These offers need to include enhanced odds, and money back specials on big matches.

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New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please see the Betfair website for further details.