WTF, Aston Villa!!!
You lost 1-0 to 10 men Sheffield United with 72% possession. It was an embarrassing performance from Dean Smith’s side, and it cost me 3 Units. My Under 2.5 Goals bet cashed as Chelsea produced their best performance under Thomas Tuchel to make it 5 home defeats in a row for Liverpool for the first time ever. That meant I finished this midweek round of games down 0.8 Units.
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MANCHESTER CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING TIPS
If you read my posts regularly on High Press Soccer, you know I’m not a fan of Manchester United or Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. A lot of pundits in England are ex-United players and friends with the Norwegian. They don’t scrutinize him as much as they should, and he’s been getting a free ride for far too long but not from me.
I have called United Charlatans in this title race and stated they don’t have what it takes to finish first. Looking at their recent form, it’s safe to say I have been proven right.
They go into this game 14 points behind Manchester City and looking like they could get dragged into the race for a Top 4 spot. If West Ham and Everton win their game in hand, just 4 points will separate 2nd and 6th. Failure to qualify for the Champions League will have a massive impact on their transfer dealings this summer. Long-term target Jadon Sancho would definitely think twice about joining a side that isn’t participating in Europe’s elite competition.
Pep Guardiola’s side is on cloud nine at this moment. They have a massive lead in the title race, the League Cup Final on April 25th, FA Cup Quarterfinal in a couple of weeks, and looking good to progress to the next round of the Champions League. The Quadruple is well and truly on, and they have set a new winning streak record of 21, which is unbelievable.
Manchester United is bottom of the Top 6 form table with 5 points all from 0-0 draws, 2 defeats, 1 goal scored, and 7 conceded. That is atrocious form and shows they can’t compete with the Premier League’s best. Solksjaer needs to show more ambition in these games, and it would be a big feather in their cap if they ended City’s record-breaking run.
Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening. What should be one of the games of the season, two city rivals in first and second going all out to win, will more than likely unfold as two sides going all out not to lose.
I’m backing a low-scoring game with a slight lean towards City getting the 3 points.
Prediction – 2 Units: Under 2.5 Goals +118 | 1 Unit: Parlay Under 2.5 Goals and Manchester City Money Line +310
CHELSEA VS EVERTON BETTING TIPS
After 10 games, Thomas Tuchel remains undefeated with 7 wins and 3 draws. He has achieved this by switching Chelsea to a back 3 and shifting their way of playing to a possession-based style. These changes have yielded 8 clean sheets in 10 games and just 2 goals conceded. 9 of his 10 games have now finished under 2.5 Goals.
Their opponents this weekend are Everton, who has also been involved in low-scoring games of late, with 4 of their last 5 games finishing Under 2.5 Goals. Summer signing Allan has returned from injury to boost Carlo Ancelotti’s options in the middle of the park. The Brazilian international is great at anchoring the midfield and breaking up play.
All the signs are pointing towards a low-scoring game, and I cashed on Under 2.5 Goals with Chelsea midweek. I’m backing that again.
Prediction – 2 Units: Under 2.5 Goals -108
SEASON BETTING RESULTS
TOTAL WINS: 20
TOTAL LOSSES: 37
WIN %: 35.08%
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