It feels like a pivotal Sunday in the Premier League’s top flight – our informant Jones knows how to look at it all?
Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Sunday 2pm
Graham Potter’s lack of adaptability has not done him any favors at Chelsea. He just needs to make it harder for Chelsea to score, and if it goes against his instincts, so be it. His defenders don’t look ready or at the level required to play in the Premier League at the moment.
It was embarrassing that Kalidou Koulibaly and Trevor Chalobah were so far from their best form against Fulham, while the team’s continued inability to organize defensive set-pieces was inexplicable. That’s up to the manager.
I’m not sure many would pick Sky Bet for a home win at 4/6, depending on how weak Chelsea are in both boxes. Play Palace Double Chance at 6/5 odds with Sky Bet.
Score prediction: 1-1
Newcastle vs Fulham, Sunday 2pm live on Sky Sports – play SUPER 6 here!
Newcastle have taken some time to knock out teams lately, so I hope their shots and shots on goal are as expected because Fulham are in the game. There’s no such thing as more value, but I’d be surprised if Bruno Guimaraes wasn’t involved in keeping his shot tally high in a game where Newcastle should get the job done. He and Sean Longstaff in the center of the pitch understood the one-sit-down one attacking box well. This resulted in the Brazilian seeing a lot of attacking action.
Despite a string of good results from Fulham, I still don’t believe they will defend the core of the pitch with conviction so that opposing teams can take advantage there. Guimaraes has 12 shots in his last six games. 11/10 at Sky Bet has him on target.
Score prediction: 2-1
Tottenham vs Arsenal, Sunday 4.30pm live on Sky Sports – play SUPER 6 here!
If someone gave me 12/5 Tottenham beat Arsenal at home with Sky Bet at the start of the season, I’d break your hands off. However, my confidence in Spurs having a title-challenging season is outrageous, and it is their north London rivals who have made huge strides.
Arsenal are 23/20, with Sky Bet taking the top score. Using only the naked eye to assess performance, it’s hard to say they’re the most likely winners in all metrics. But, as with previous North London derbies, I’ll be looking for a bet on the card market.
In the past four seasons, no game has resulted in more yellow cards than Tottenham’s game against Arsenal. To be precise, we have seen 43 yellow cards and 5 red cards in the last nine games. I expect this game to be a tight rivalry in a heated atmosphere with both teams on the fringes.
With that in mind, I think we can chase the high booking line, 2/1 of 70 or more booking points is attractive. Six of the pair’s last nine Premier League meetings have been wagers.