All articles by: Ieuan Ivett

Liverpool vs West Ham United – Match Preview

Liverpool vs West Ham United
Monday 24th February
 2020
FA Premier League, Anfield

Live on Sky Sports Football HD – Kick Off: 20:00 GMT

Premier League leaders Liverpool will play host to West Ham United this Monday evening.

The two clubs are experiencing rather different campaigns in the English topflight. Liverpool are the impending league champions – just a number of wins away from winning the league and unbeaten all season with just one draw. Meanwhile, West Ham have slipped into the relegation zone. David Moyes has just one Premier League win to his name.

Liverpool are heavy favourites for this match and are priced at 1/6 to win the match by SkyBet. How can we continue to praise Liverpool? I’m running out of superlatives to describe Jurgen Klopp’s side. 26 matches, 25 wins, 1 draw. Simply sublime. They have seven straight clean sheets at Anfield. Good luck, West Ham. Period.

Going forward, Mohamed Salah has been his usual clinical self on the right wing. The Egyptian has 14 Premier League goals this term and is priced at 23/10 to score first.

West Ham will have a difficult evening on their hands and are priced at 14/1 to win the match and end the Reds unbeaten season. David Moyes is having a tough time at the Olympic Stadium. He has managed just one win despite having a squad worth millions of pounds. They are winless in six league outings – and face their toughest test this Monday night.

Summer signing Sebastian Haller has been hit and miss but could still cause issues for Virgil van Dijk and company. The Frenchman has six goals and is priced at 4/1 to score anytime

Liverpool vs West Ham United for this match will be John Moss. The official has not been shy when reaching for his pocket this season and has an average of 38.3 booking points from his 18 topflight matches in charge.

Liverpool vs West Ham United will be televised on Sky Sports Football HD and kicks off at 20:00.

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 West Ham United

– The Reds should have yet another easy match in the league this Monday night. I’d be surprised if the Hammers score.

Suggested Tips – Arsenal vs Everton – (BET 365)

  • Correct Score – Liverpool 3-0 – 7/1.
  • First Goalscorer – Mohamed Salah 13/5.

Suggested Tips – Arsenal vs Everton  – (SKYBET)

  • Correct Score Group Betting – Liverpool to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 11/4.

Markets last updated at 13:56 on Monday 24th February 2020.

 

Leicester City vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Leicester City vs Manchester City
Saturday 22nd Februar
y 2020
FA Premier League, King Power Stadium

Live on Sky Sports Football HD – Kick Off: 17:30 GMT

Two Premier League titans face off as Leicester City host Manchester City on Saturday evening.

The Foxes are hoping to shorten the four-point gap between themselves and their opponents in second place. Brendan Rodgers side have been impressing throughout the campaign and hope to cement a Champions League spot in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Man City are dealing with off the field issues with UEFA but will want to widen the gap on the hunting Foxes. They were victorious in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Leicester City are priced at 16/5 to win the match by SkyBet against some stiff competition at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes have been one of the surprise packages this season with such a high points return. However, they have failed to win their last two matches against Wolves and Chelsea.

In attack, Jamie Vardy leads the race for the golden boot with seventeen goals. He is priced at 13/8 to score anytime.

Manchester City are favourites for this match and are priced at 3/4 to claim a crucial victory away from home. The Citizens will want to prove a point in their travels to the midlands after their last away match against Spurs that resulted in a loss. Pep Guardiola’s side are still the free flowing, attacking minded outfit that can punish teams for fun.

Going forward, Sergio Aguero is showing age is just a number with 16 league goals to his name. he is priced at 13/5 to score first.

The referee for this match will be Paul Tierney. The official has been understanding at times this season with an average of 35.3 booking points from his 18 topflight matches. SkyBet are offering 11/10 for 40+ booking points.

The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League HD and kicks off at 17:30.

Prediction: Leicester City 2-2 Manchester City

– It would take a brave punter to call this match.

Suggested Tips – Leicester City vs Manchester City – (BET 365)

  • Correct Score – Draw 2-2 – (link no longer available).
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Jamie Vardy – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Leicester City vs Manchester City  – (SKYBET)

  • Correct Score Group Betting – Draw 1-1, 2-2, or 3-3 7/2.
  • Both Teams to Score in Both Halves – Yes – 11/2.

Markets last updated at 07:06 on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

Brentford vs Blackburn Rovers – Match Preview

Brentford vs Blackburn Rovers
Saturday 22nd February
 2020
The Championship, Griffin Park

Live on Sky Sports Football HD – Kick Off: 12:30 GMT

Brentford will host Blackburn Rovers in SkyBet Championship action this Saturday lunchtime.

The Bees are flying high in the second division this season and have their eyes set on pipping automatic promotion. They are unbeaten in four matches. Meanwhile, Rovers are also performing well in the Championship and are currently eighth in the table, three points from the play-off places.

Brentford are favourites for this match and are priced at 8/13 by SkyBet to claim a home victory. The hosts are in good form but haven’t managed to make their home ground a fortress with just one win in four at Griffin Park. They are fluid in attack and have great creativity through Said Benrahma and a clinical edge in Ollie Watkins.

It is the latter who is fighting for the league’s top scorer accolade with 20 goals to his name. Watkins is priced at 23/20 to score anytime and is in red hot form in front of goal.

Blackburn are priced at 19/4 to win the match and provide a shock to the system for Thomas Frank’s in-form side. The visitors are finding their feet at the right time of the season and have lost just once in their last seven matches. Four of those have been victories. On the road, however, they have struggled defensively and conceded 24 goals from 16 away matches.

Going forward, Adam Armstrong has been one to watch with nine goals and six assists this term. He is priced at 3/1 to score anytime.

The referee for this match will be Tim Robinson. The official has been one of the more lenient in the second division this season and has an average of 32.9 booking points from his 19 Championship matches in charge.

The match will be televised on Sky Sports Football HD and kicks off at 12:30.

Prediction: Brentford 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

– The hosts are in fine form and will be determined to chase down Leeds United in second place.

Suggested Tips – Brentford vs Blackburn Rovers – (BET 365)

  • Correct Score – Brentford to win 3-1 – (link no longer available).
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Ollie Watkins – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Brentford vs Blackburn Rovers – (SKYBET)

  • Correct Score Group Betting – Brentford to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2.9/2.

Markets last updated at 06:49 on Saturday 17th February 2020.