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StevieDay1983

Premier League Predictions > Feb 22nd - 24th

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Cardiff vs Watford

The Premier League returns after a breakk for the FA Cup action and we're treated to a Friday night double header. One of those games is between Cardiff and Watford at the Cardiff City Stadium in a 7:45pm kick-off. Why is it on Friday? Well, it's only the Wales versus England match in the Six Nations on the Saturday and those two can't clash!

Cardiff have experienced a turbulent start to 2019 but now the emotional side of things is subsiding there's an opportunity to maintain focus and build on the back-to-back wins the Bluebirds have earned against Bournemouth and Southampton. Those 6 points gained have proved the critics wrong and kept Cardiff outside the drop zone. Had they lost both of those matches then they'd be 5 points adrift and looking fairly helpless.

Watford continue to enjoy a decent season. Javi Gracia has led his team to 8th in the table and the Hornets booked their place in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals this past weekend. Unfortunately, it's only 1 win in their last 4 league matches so there are slight concerns amongst the Watford fan base that cup distractions have rocked their league form.

These two sides met rather recently on 15th December when it was Watford that came away as 3-2 winners. It was probably a less comfortable score-line than the whole 90 minutes suggested. As a Cardiff fan, I can honestly say that first half was one of the most one-sided displays I've seen my side suffer with Watford really missing the chances to take a 5-0 or 6-0 lead into half-time. However, it did show how easily they could be broken down if we backed ourselves a bit more.

Luckily, Neil Warnock has appeared to embraced a new attack-minded approach and it's paying dividends. We've been the better team in both of the games we've just won and our players are finally playing with a belief that they belong at this level. That's something only a few of them have had. The signing of Oumar Niasse and inclusion of Bobby Reid has also helped. The anticipated return of Victor Camarasa is an added bonus... even though we won both league games without him playing.

Watford have had the better of us over recent meetings with Watford winning the last two head-to-head clashes. We have only won 2 of the last 7 encounters. That said, I fancy us to get something from this game. Confidence is growing in the Cardiff camp. Warnock gave our players some time off with their families to get some perspective, inspiration, and rest. I hope the break does us good rather than damage but I am quietly hopeful we can get a point and even sneak a win here on Friday night.

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i was not impressed but wolverhampton in last match. i think bournemouth are different side when playing at home and will bounce back probably with a win

leicester needs to win their match but i'm very wary of crystal palace counter attacking threat. they have some very quick and pacey players.

i'm not getting involved in newcastle match. they should win but i wouldn't underestimate huddersfield resilience to fight for a result albeit it wouldn't be worth much to them anyway

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West Ham vs Fulham

My second preview is the televised match on Friday night between West Ham and Fulham kicking off at 7:45pm at the London Stadium. I couldn't resist picking this game because right now I'd back a plastic Tesco carrier bag to get the better of the Cottagers over 90 minutes.

West Ham are in 10th place in the league but their fans will be quietly optimistic they could sneak into Europe if the right teams win the right competitions this season. It's likely that the Europa League qualification spot could go down to 7th place this season but the Hammers will need to improve on this run of four league matches without a win.

Fulham appear to be joining Huddersfield in that small group of teams destined for Championship football next season. Claudio Ranieri has so far failed to inspire a set of players that had £100 million worth of investment over the summer. The club is currently in 19th place and 8 points adrift of safety. 5 defeats in their last 6 league games shows they buckle easily when teams get the better of them.

The main problem for Fulham here is their away record this season. The club have failed to pick up a single win on the road this season and have only managed to earn 2 points in total on their travels in the league. To give that some perspective, the closest team to that awful record is Huddersfield with 6 points.

When they get going, West Ham can give most teams in this league a game. Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to address the four game winless streak in the league but having only suffered 1 defeat in their last 7 home matches in all competitions he'll be determined to use this match as a stepping stone back to better form.

West Ham to Win @ 1.87 with SportPesa

West Ham HT/FT @ 3.00 with Ladbrokes

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Premier League

Fulham have conceded 2 goals or more in each of their last 6 matches in Premier League.
Cardiff City have scored 42% of their goals after the 75th minute in Premier League.
32% of Watford's conceded goals occurred after the 75th minute in Premier League.
33% of West Ham Utd's conceded goals occurred after the 75th minute in Premier League.

You can find interesting 81 Football Betting Streaks for 22.02.2019 on this link ... https://eurofootballrumours.com/football-facts-and-streaks-22-02-2019-13525

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West Ham v Fulham FC

West Ham: Samir Nasri (2/0 m), Manuel Lanzini (0/0 m)(both doubtful), Fabian Balbuena (17/1 d), Winston Reid (0/0 d), Andriy Yarmolenko (9/2 f), Jack Wilshere (5/0 m), Carlos Sanchez (5/0 m)

Fulham FC: Alfie Mawson (13/0 d), Marcus Bettinelli (7/0 g)

 

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21 hours ago, sajtion said:

i was not impressed but wolverhampton in last match. i think bournemouth are different side when playing at home and will bounce back probably with a win

leicester needs to win their match but i'm very wary of crystal palace counter attacking threat. they have some very quick and pacey players.

i'm not getting involved in newcastle match. they should win but i wouldn't underestimate huddersfield resilience to fight for a result albeit it wouldn't be worth much to them anyway

Did you take into consideration that Brooks and Wilson are off from that match and be honest,they look a different team without them

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Agree with @StevieDay1983 on West Ham who are now 1.95 to win (betfred).  Fulham have drawn 2 and lost 11 of their PL away games, so really can't understand why West Ham are such a big price to win this one.

For similar reasons, i'm going  with Newcastle who are 1.9 to beat Huddersfield.  I don't like this as much as the West Ham price but still feel the price is too big on Newcastle.  Huddersfield have given up while Newcastle have a great chance to move clear of the bottom 3 with a win here.  I'd have Newcastle at more like 1.7 for this so see some value in the price with betfair.

Last up i'm going to jump on the Man Utd bandwagon and take them to beat Liverpool.  Man Utd at 3.1 are too big a price for me in their current form at home and won't need any buoying up for this one.  Liverpool aren't exactly in bad form so definitely a bit of a risk to this one, but its more of a price play for me as I think the two teams should be roughly the same price, but Liverpool are quite big favourites at 2.4 to Utd's 3.1, so see value in Utd, especially as the home team.

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22 minutes ago, MaliMisko12 said:

Did you take into consideration that Brooks and Wilson are off from that match and be honest,they look a different team without them

Agree that Brooks in particular makes Bournemouth a better team.  For me, this is the hardest game of the lot to pick a result for in the PL this weekend so leaving this one well alone

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The more I look at the Leicester Palace game, the more I like the look of the Palace price.  Leicester are in poor form, 4 defeats in the last 5 games, although they did get a good draw at Liverpool in that run.  However, Leicester have managed to lose at home to Cardiff and Southampton recently, and Palace are at least as good as those two so capable of getting at least a draw here.  

You never quite know what you are going to get from Leicester but they strike me as a team that raise their game against the bigger teams, and don't seem to have the same motivation when the smaller teams come along.  I don't see Palace losing, so tempted by a small stake on Palace outright at 3.7, with a small saver on the draw.

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The Man U and Liverpool game seems to be a massive game for both clubs.Add to the mixture that Michael Oliver will be the ref,the sometimes fragile Man u defence  and the way Salah goes down,betting for at least a penalty in the match small stake.

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Premier League

Burnley have been undefeated in their last 7 matches in Premier League.
Crystal Palace have scored in each of their last 6 away matches in Premier League.
Tottenham have won their last 4 away matches in Premier League.
Bournemouth have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last 4 home matches in Premier League.
Wolverhampton have scored in 75% of their away matches in Premier League.
Huddersfield have scored 29% of their goals in the first 15 minutes in Premier League.
Leicester City have lost their last 3 home matches in Premier League.

You can find interesting 109 Football Betting Streaks for 23.02.2019 on this link ... https://eurofootballrumours.com/football-facts-and-streaks-23-02-2019-13543

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More effective than ever seen in the season is Tottenham, who is still a key title contender. He is currently playing at Burnley's headquarters and if he succeeds in winning, he will temporarily reduce his distance from the top to the two. He may not let this opportunity go to waste
BURNLEY FC vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR @@ TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, odds 1.70

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Leicester vs Crystal Palace: Palace +1

Roy Hodgson saved Palace from the dead last season & has led them to a more stable position in the table in his first full season in charge and the odds for Palace to be relegated are now 30/1. Last season was not the only one when Hodgson saved a team from relegation coming midseason as he also did that in 10/11 with West Brom. The following season West Brom under Hodgson finished 10th with 13 wins/8 draws/17 losses and 7w/5d/7losses from the away games. Palace were also saved from relegation by Alan Pardew coming midseason in 14/15. The following season Crystal Palace finished 15th with 11 wins/9 draws/18 losses and 5w/6d/8losses from the away games. 

Anyway, I went with the average of those 2 seasons and that suggests 2 wins, 3.5 draws and 0.5 losses from remaining 6 away Palace games (5w/2.5d/4.5 losses overall in last 12 matches). 

Leicester also lost 3 games, drew 2 times and won just once vs the next 3 teams in the table last season(including 2 losses vs Palace). This season the Foxes have lost once and drew 2 times vs the next 3 teams in the table(including a loss vs Palace).

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding Premier League

Liverpool have scored in each of their last 13 away matches in Premier League.
Arsenal have won their last 6 home matches in Premier League.
Southampton have been undefeated in their last 4 away matches in Premier League.
Manchester Utd have been undefeated in their last 9 matches in Premier League.

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Manchester United vs Liverpool

Well, the less said about that Cardiff game, the better! This weekend has been a complete write-off for me after that loss, a 10 hour round trip to Longleat due to the abysmal M4 traffic, and a range of other issues. So let's hope I can get something positive out of it from this Manchester United versus Liverpool game that takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2:05pm from Old Trafford.

Manchester United have leap frogged Arsenal and Chelsea to move into the 4th place spot over recent weeks. It's now 8 wins from their last 9 league games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club has regained its spirit and it looks certain that the Norwegian will be made full-time manager at the end of the season. Can he derail the title hopes of United's arch rivals here?

Liverpool continue to draw some scepticism from a number of pundits after recent results. The draw at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 would ordinarily been seen as a positive outcome but such are the higher expectations of the Reds now that many saw it as a missed opportunity. Jurgen Klopp's men are 2nd in the league on goal difference to rivals Manchester City but do have a game in hand.

United come into this game full of confidence not only after their superb run of league results but the fact they know that despite recent turbulent times they have won 7 of their last 9 home league games against Liverpool. The last time Liverpool won at Old Trafford was back in March 2014. When the two teams met earlier this season it was Liverpool who prevailed as 3-1 winners but this is a different United side now.

The Reds may well have only lost once this season in the league but they are actually without a win in their last 7 away matches against sides that were in the top four at the start of the day's play. It does leave me questioning if Liverpool can win this game. Right, now I have to favour a score draw in what could be a thrilling encounter.

Draw @ 3.50 with Bet365

BTTS @ 1.67 with William Hill

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The biggest derby in the Premier League is Manchester United - Liverpool. Solskyer's "Red Devils" threaten Liverpool champion and they definitely want to cut points. Both teams maintain a good standard of performance over the last time and are expected to be a big fight. The match can go everywhere, but it is better to score both teams

MANCHESTER UNITED vs LIVERPOOL FC @@ Both team to score, odds 1.60

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16 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Well, the less said about that Cardiff game, the better! This weekend has been a complete write-off for me after that loss, a 10 hour round trip to Longleat due to the abysmal M4 traffic, and a range of other issues. So let's hope I can get something positive out of it from this Manchester United versus Liverpool game that takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2:05pm from Old Trafford.

Manchester United have leap frogged Arsenal and Chelsea to move into the 4th place spot over recent weeks. It's now 8 wins from their last 9 league games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club has regained its spirit and it looks certain that the Norwegian will be made full-time manager at the end of the season. Can he derail the title hopes of United's arch rivals here?

Liverpool continue to draw some scepticism from a number of pundits after recent results. The draw at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 would ordinarily been seen as a positive outcome but such are the higher expectations of the Reds now that many saw it as a missed opportunity. Jurgen Klopp's men are 2nd in the league on goal difference to rivals Manchester City but do have a game in hand.

United come into this game full of confidence not only after their superb run of league results but the fact they know that despite recent turbulent times they have won 7 of their last 9 home league games against Liverpool. The last time Liverpool won at Old Trafford was back in March 2014. When the two teams met earlier this season it was Liverpool who prevailed as 3-1 winners but this is a different United side now.

The Reds may well have only lost once this season in the league but they are actually without a win in their last 7 away matches against sides that were in the top four at the start of the day's play. It does leave me questioning if Liverpool can win this game. Right, now I have to favour a score draw in what could be a thrilling encounter.

Draw @ 3.50 with Bet365

BTTS @ 1.67 with William Hill

I think that Liverpool will win this one,because this is second clash of OGS with some experience manager,second one is overlaping the full backs of Robertson and Arnold,especially Robertson who have pace and stamina and Young will be in trouble.Van Dijk is back and I think that will be huge motivation for players upfront,be realistic who you feel when you know that you have some in defense who is reliable.Also I think that Klopp will man mark Pogba who is in fantastic form.Man United full back will not be able to stand against pace of Liverpool full backs and wings especially Salah and Mane who likes to cut inside and we all know that style of Liverpool football is vertical and I repeat,the weaknesses of United full backs will get out to the surface.

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