Intro: Nothing Like a 10-Club Rush For Fans, Bettors and Oddsmakers?
English Premier League football Matchday 21 was a unique one, together with three Home teams and three Road teams winning and four games attracted. Six of the 10 matches had 4 goals or more scored in them and at the four of the 10 where there weren’t 4+ goals there was a Clean Sheet. And seven, count‘ em, 7 teams went Over the posted Totals by themselves as a grand total of 34 goals were scored (3.4 gpg). And should you bet all the Favorites? No money for Kleenex to cry in evenk, bruh, as just two chalks, Southampton and Stoke City, both priced around +100, arrived as winners. Like many professional sports, World Football (Soccer) can be unpredictable as anything, as upstart newly promoted side and 2nd place (only by GD) Leicester City (12-7-2) reminds us of the every week.
And Bookmakers and Bettors have taken note, gambling the Foxes down all the way to 12/1 (bet365) at most gambling sites now after still being at 2000/1 (Coral) on Oct. 8 to win the Premier League crown. With two of the top scorers in the league in Jamie Vardy (15 goals) and Riyad Mahrez (13 goals) and only two Losses, Leicester City has demonstrated it’s no fluke and will be playing top flight English football again next year but February, March, April and May will divide the wheat from the chaff in this league at a broad open season at which it honestly seems about seven nightclubs can make a run in the championship. And Wednesday’s 1-0 win for Leicester City from Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane revealed we should all forget about The Past really fast and focus on The Now and The Future my buddy as things that have never happened appear to be happening all of the time. Look at Donald Trump and Drones. When Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs all fail to triumph on a particular matchday and no one gives it any hassle, then you understand we are all closer to becoming in that Prospective than we believed. Or, The Big Meteor is close. One of those two. Welcome to the New Age EPL, where Foxes and Hammers are hanging with the Big Boys, for the time being . Let’s take a quick, thumbnail sketch appearance at the coming Week 22 EPL fixtures and see if there are some angles in any of these 10 matches.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sunderland [12:45] (NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra (US), BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultra HD (UK); 7:45 Gamble EST/4:45 a.m. PST): White Hart Lane in London is the website of the Week 21 English Premier League lidlifter between sponsor and 4th-place Tottenham Hotspur (9-9-3, 34 GF-17 GA) and traffic and 18th-place Sunderland (5-3-13, 26 GF-41 GA). Spurs (20/1 to win EPL, Paddy Power) will appear to striker Harry Kane (11 goals), Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli (5 targets ) for targets from the Black Cats here on Saturday as Sunderland has allowed the most goals (41) from the EPL, making the Over worth a shot, particularly against a mad Tottenham side stifled by Leicester City, 1-0 on Wednesday. The Black Cats used a Jermain Defoe Hat-Trick to silence Swansea City at Wales, 4-2, but nevertheless sit in 18th place with 18 points barely from the Relegation Zone.
Chelsea vs. Everton [15:00] (USA Network, NBC Sports Live Extra (US); Setanta Sports 1 (UK); SKY M??xico (CRI, DR); 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST): Defending English Premier League winners and now 14th-place Chelsea (6-6-9, 28 GF-31 GA) play host to 11th-place Everton (6-10-5, 36 GF-29 GA) in Stamford Bridge on Saturday in this English Premier League Matchday 22 fixture from West London between two clubs that are likely shocked to be outside of their top 10 places at the league table on January 16th. Everton (3-6-1 on Road, 13 GF-9 GA) and Manager Roberto Mart??nez have strangely been considerably better about the Road that EPL season, with 15 points earned 10 matches Draws after Wednesday’s 0-0 tie at Manchester City and only 1 Loss (Arsenal) in that span.
And because that setback into the Gunners in North London, Romelu Lukaku (15 targets, +200 Anytime Goalscorer, Sky Bet) and the Toffees have gone an impressive 7-6-2 in most competitions. On Wednesday, Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion played to a 2-2 tug here at Stamford Bridge as Blues Defenders C??sar Azpilicueta and Kenedy scored with Pedro starting in place of the injured Eden Hazard (Hip) in the AMF for the Blues and Guus Hiddink (4-3-4 at Home, 17 GF-16 GA). Hosts Chelsea (150/1 to win EPL, Stan James) will seem to Diego Costa, Oscar and Willian for scoring here while people Everton (750/1 to win English Premier League, Sky Bet) will rely on former Blues striker Lukaku and Kon?? to get tallies. The Blues are 5-5-0 in their L10 meetings against the Toffees here at SW6.
Soccer Pick: The two Groups To Score’Yes‘ -125 (Betfred)
Bournemouth vs. Norwich City [15:00] (NBC Sports Live Extra, Premier League Extra Time (US); 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST): Goldsands Stadium in Dean’s Court (Vitality Stadium) in Bournemouth, Dorset is the website of this game between host and 16th-place AFC Bournemouth and 15th-place Norwich City in a game that’s likely more about survival with the two clubs hovering so close to the Relegation Zone. Norwich City won 3-1 from the first-ever EPL meeting involving the Cherries and Canaries back in August. Nathan Redmond (4 goals) is the top scorer for Norwich City (+275 to be Relegated, bet365), who lost 3-1 to Stoke City on Matchday 21, while Callum Wilson (5 targets ) is the top scorer for Bournemouth (+500 to be relegated, bet365). On Tuesday, the Cherries dropped to West Ham, 3-1, here in Home and also Norwich City 1-5 that the L6 on the Road–the Lone Win came at Old Trafford against Manchester United–backing Bournemouth seems sensible.
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