The rise and fall of the Super League has dominated Soccer for the last 72 hours. You can check out High Press Soccer’s initial reaction and take on the major events right here.
We only have eight fixtures in Matchday 33 due to the League Cup Final taking place on Sunday.
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TOTTENHAM SACK JOSÉ MOURINHO
In 2001, government aide Jo Moore sparked public outrage after it was leaked that she suggested the September 11 attacks were a “good day to bury bad news.” She resigned the following year, but it brought to light the idea that organizations might look to “bury” news stories during big events.
Daniel Levy’s choice to part ways with José Mourinho the day after the Super League was announced stinks of this. On any other day, his sacking would have dominated football media around the world. We all knew Mourinho’s days at Spurs were numbered, and I wrote about it last week in my Betting Lines Matchday 32 post. He was brought in specifically to win trophies, and it’s harsh to do this six days before the League Cup Final.
The reigns have been handed to former player Ryan Mason who retired in 2018 after a serious head injury. The 29-year-old becomes the youngest manager in Premier League history. I’m all for seeing opportunities given to new managers, but I feel he’s a little bit too young. To put it in perspective, Gareth Bale is two years older than him at 31-years old.
I’m pretty confident Mason will be successful in the short term as he rides the ‘new manager bounce’ wave over Mourinho’s toxicity. He will struggle in the long term, and his tenure won’t go beyond the last seven games of this season.
Here are the 2020-21 Premier League Matchday 33 Betting Lines.
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 33 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- Leicester City should easily beat Crystal Palace who have nothing to play for. With James Maddison back from injury back The Foxes -1.5 Goals at +138.
- Back Brighton on the Money Line at -137. Graham Potter’s side will collect the 3 points to all but confirm their Premier League status for next season.
- Invest in Everton or the Draw at -113. The Toffees condemned The Super League clubs in a scathing statement (Pissed off they weren’t included) and will put a big performance in against The Gunners.
WHERE TO BET THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.