All articles by: Stephanie King

Everton vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Everton v Manchester City
Saturday 28th September 2019

FA Premier League, Goodison Park

Live on Sky Sports Main Event – Kick Off: 17:30 BST

The Saturday late kick-off sees Man City travel to Goodison Park to take on the Toffees.

Manchester City may not be at the top of the table but they absolutely annihilated Watford last week with an impressive 8-0 masterclass. Their level of play this season so far has been different gravy, apart from that shock Norwich defeat. They are five points behind top of the league Liverpool so really need to focus and win points whenever they can to close that gap.

Everton come into this having suffered two successive defeats to Sheffield United and Bournemouth. However, their goal form at home was pretty decent until the last match against the Blades. They created good chances but only had the one shot on target, their performance was a lot better than the final score.

City will come out all guns blazing to keep their bid for the title alive. They were spectacular against Watford and having read Watford’s keeper Ben Foster’s comments after the game “They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.” I can see them scoring a few goals again this time out.

Everton have conceded seven goals in their last three league matches so their defence looks to be a problem. With this in mind, City to win 3-0 is currently 17/2 with bet365 and looks to be a bet for me.

Since Marco Silva took charge, Everton haven’t really made much of an improvement and seem to making the same mistakes over and over again. They also seem to have a problem with scoring goals at times which is another reason I feel it could be goalless for them.

Raheem Sterling was back on top form on Tuesday night when they played Preston in the EFL Cup. Having not played in the Watford game, he nicked a goal and a nice assist all within 35 minutes. Bet365 are top price 4/1 for him to be first goalscorer. Richarlison looks to be Everton’s most likely first goalscorer and at may tempt a lot of punters with the 11/1 available at Skybet.

I just cannot see Everton beating City and it’s no surprise to see City 3/10 to win the game. .

Everton vs Manchester City will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports with kick off at 17:30 BST.

Prediction: Everton 0 – 3 Manchester City

Suggested Tips – Everton v Manchester City (BET365)

  • Correct Score – Man City 3-0 – (link no longer available).
  • First Goalscorer – Raheem Sterling –(link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Everton v Manchester City (SKYBET)

  • Total Corners – Under 8.5 – 5/2.
  • HT/FT – Draw/Man City – 3/1.

Markets Updated at 15:00 BST on Friday 27th September 2019.

Sheffield United vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Sheffield United vs Liverpool
Saturday 28th September 2019

FA Premier League, Bramall Lane

Live on BT Sport – Kick Off: 12:30 BST

Liverpool will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak when they head to Bramall Lane for the early kick-off on Saturday.

Klopp’s men are in top form at the moment winning all of their six games on the bounce to kick start their 2019/20 Premier League season. They have already opened up a five-point lead over second in the table, Manchester City

However, The Blades will be fielding a full team following their midweek 1-0 defeat against Sunderland. Chris Wilder’s side are currently sitting 10th in the table and have started the season in decent fashion, not giving points away easily.

It’s really hard to see this going Sheffield’s way even at the 8/1 available with bet365, I couldn’t back them for the win, even with counterfeit money. I can see them coming out and going for it like Norwich City and playing on the front foot but I just don’t see the same result.

Sheffield have a fairly talented squad truth be told but they are just lacking class finishers. Liverpool however ooze attacking skills and I could see them winning this with a score like 3-1, which at best price 11/1 with bet365 is a bet for me. The Blades have only failed to score in one of their six EPL games this season, so I have a feeling they might bang one in.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold against Chelsea saw Premier League history made as they became the first side to win their first six opening games in consecutive seasons. With all this in mind I just cannot see Liverpool not coming out of this with three points.

The referee for the match will be Anthony Taylor. Taylor has shown more yellow cards early on the season than any other referee. He has refereed five United games, and sent off Basham in a 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last season. The Blades have however been given three penalties across the five matches from Taylor.

Sheffield United vs Liverpool will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport with kick off at 12:30 BST.

Prediction: Sheffield United 1 – 3 Liverpool

Suggested Tips – Sheffield United vs Liverpool – (BET365)

  • Correct Score – Liverpool to win 3-1 –(link no longer available).
  • First Goalscorer- Roberto Firmino – (link no longer available).

 Suggested Tips – Sheffield United vs Liverpool – (SKYBET)

  • First Team Booking – Sheffield United – 4/5.
  • Total Corners – Under 9.5 –  6/4.
  • Over 2.5 Cards to be Shown –  5/4.
  • Penalty in the Match – 2/1.

Markets Updated at 17:00 BST on 26th September 2019.

Watford vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Watford vs Arsenal
Sunday 15th September 2019
FA Premier League, Vicarage Road

Sky Sports Premier League – 16:30 BST

The Gunners head to Watford for the late kick-off on Sunday, as the Premier League returns after the International break.

Arsenal’s last two games are a bit of a sore subject in our house, after they failed to beat Liverpool and then drew with Spurs. The Hornets are still searching for that elusive first win this season, and will maybe be lacking in confidence following the  sacking of Javi Garcia at the weekend and sitting at the bottom of the table.

Arsenal have a great record against Watford so the evens for the win with skybet isn’t much of a surprise. The 13/5 for a Watford doesn’t look appetizing even though returning boss Flores will be desperate to nick the three points.

I expect to see lots of goal chances with the likes of Lacazette, Aubameyang & Pepe in attack, however a poor Arsenal defense could see Watford put a goal away, so the 1/2 with bet365 for both teams to score could be a bit of value here.

This is the start to a very busy string of engagements for Arsenal, who will play five games in just 15 days. However, I see the Gunners being confident given Watford still just have one point from five games.

There’s also further good news for Arsenal as Willcock will be available after his calf problem, however Xhaka looks doubtful due to Achilles pain the past few weeks. Mavropanos is still out but Bellerin and Tierney both returned to training but won’t be lining up this weekend.

Deeney is still out of action for The Hornets but apart from that they seem to have a fighting fit squad.

With all that in mind I do think The Arsenal definitely have the firepower to win this clash but need to sort out their weak defensive display as shown in the Tottenham game. That said – it doesn’t seem as though Watford’s is any better!

The referee for the match will be Anthony Taylor. Taylor refereed the gunners last defeat and has average 40 booking points in the 4 games he’s refereed so far this season. With this being a London derby I can’t see his frequency of cards decreasing so would recommend a maximum 50 booking points for this game.

Watford vs Arsenal will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League with kick off at 16:30 BST.

Prediction: Watford 1 – 2 Arsenal

Suggested Tips – Watford vs Arsenal – (BET365)

  • Correct Score – Arsenal to win 2-1 – (link no longer available).
  • First Goalscorer – Nicolas Pepe – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Watford vs Arsenal (SKYBET)

  • Half Time/Full Time Result – Watford /Arsenal – 25/1.
  • Total Corners – Under 9.5 – 5/4.
  • Popular Player Stats RequestABets – Aubameyang to score 2+ goals and Watford to miss a penalty – 125/1.
  • Popular RequestABets – BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 10+ booking points each team – 9/4.

Markets Updated at 19:25 BST on Saturday 14th September 2019.