Premier League Matchweek 17: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Let's fly
|Having previously beaten Watford 6-1, 5-0 and 5-0 at Anfield, Liverpool can become the first team to beat a top-flight opponent by at least five goals in four consecutive home matches. (Source: premierleague.com)|
Look up, what do you see? Clear weather? By all means, a great opportunity to sightsee across all Premier League grounds, Christmas is in the air, with gifts and great feeling, fasten your seatbelts folks, it’s Footballnus 733 craft and I’m Ramsey, your pilot ready to fly... shall we?
Anfield, our first destination, home of Liverpool, I dare say champions in waiting.
Of course, some monsters of the deep rare heads to chop off Virgil Van Dijk, Sadio Mane, and Alison, outside that, fans of the Kops should prepare their hands to lift the long-awaited cup.
It’s not slipping this time I can hear folks screaming, hey we’re friends, we didn’t come to steal your crown, oh that’s Watford coming, I smell blood I have to run.
I’m sorry we lost our itinerary while running from the angry Kops we don’t even know where we are, hell yeah it’s Turf Moor, home of Burnley, wounded and angry, torn to shreds by Mourinho’s Spurs and now face a team on form, would you believe Newcastle held City?
They have won twice since then and are no doubts a contender here and I bet this would be a cracker but we have to go.
It’s tea time as we approach Stamford Bridge, don’t look at the map, it’s a teleportation affair.
The blues are angry following two losses in three and only have Valencia to thank for helping them stay in Europe.
Fans are watching with smiles on one side of their grimaced faces obviously for the news of the transfer ban that was lifted by CAS in midweek, a story for another day I guess.
I’m not sure Eddie Howe wouldn’t want us to cover this event, Chelsea will definitely look to Mount the Cherries, Mason will have a filled day especially when you realize so many known faces wouldn’t make the trip for the visitors.
Hey, look where we are, it’s the KP Stadium, erm... who are those in mint yellow? Oh that’s Daniel Farke’s Norwich, why are they not smiling?
Guess everyone is afraid of the Foxes now and it’s understandable, these fearless lads are ready for anything and everything, weep not Norwich, it’s only a game and you’ll be fine, maybe not.
Boom! We’re in Bramall lane, grabbing hamburgers and cheese with toppings, Villa in the other room ready to face Baldock and Lundstram.
This is a repeat of what we saw in the championship last season, both are mixing things with the big boys now with different fortunes albeit, we keep an eye on this one while we hit the air again and guess to where?
St Mary’s stadium! Saints hosting West Ham, why is Pellegrini here? Not sacked yet? How? Wait, you lost to a hapless Arsenal on your own porch and you’re still in charge?
Saints will like to do the honors of the final nail but as they did at Stamford Bridge to buy more time, Westham will do it again here of course except they want their manager sacked truly.
Everton hosted Chelsea to a party of defeat, handed them the ball 70% of the time and didn’t bother but ran riot every little time they have the opportunity of running at a tired defense led by an aged Ceaser, not of Shakespeare but the son of Azpilicueta.
Oh Manchester United, the rich smell of Old Trafford blowing through the uncertainties that surround the highly confusing team.
Yes, they just ruined the bookies by coming out of the Etihad unscathed, beat the champions and probably took the fight out of them but what happens when they face lesser teams?
Why do they come out smoking against top guns and then go limp when they face bottom clubs?
That’s a question for Ole to answer and he has to do it against a resurgent Toffees side on Sunday.
On to Molineaux, home of Wolves, through to the next round of the Europa League and well placed in the league, but can they stop Mourinho’s Spurs?
Well, they aren’t all that neither after bottling yet another lead in Europe to allow Bayern do a double against them, priorities differ to be honest so it’s fine but Nuno and co wouldn’t have that. Let’s go.
Yes, we’re at the Emirates, the engineers are working on refueling so we can walk around a bit before our final stop.
so Arsenal beat West Ham at the London stadium and suddenly everything seems back to normal.
They can hear the sound of the Boeing aircraft that brought Pep and the Citizens of Manchester, wounded and angry, regardless of the color of the sky, City will look to dominate.
Fans in north London are optimistic but with David Luiz and Sokratis jumping out in training kit, it’s left to be seen where the mistake will come from.
It’s inevitable, written all over everyone and with Pepe seemingly ready to show why he cost so much, City’s defense will be tested too.
Whew! The engineers are done and we’re off, we’re going just nearby, just across town to Selhurst, Brighton is visiting.
Roy Hodgson has the likes of Ayew and Zaha to offer them and it’s left to be discovered how they react to the hosts’ gifts, not our business to be honest and we’d rather face that which is ours, you know what it is don’t you? Predictions time!
Liverpool vs Watford
Betting prediction: Liverpool to win
Burnley vs Newcastle
Betting prediction: Burnley to win or draw
Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Betting prediction: Chelsea to win
Leicester vs Norwich
Betting prediction: Leicester to win
Sheffield vs Villa
Betting prediction: Over 7.5 corners
Southampton vs Westham
Betting prediction: Both to score
United vs Everton
Betting prediction: Everton to win or draw
Wolves vs Spurs
Betting prediction: Spurs to win or draw
Arsenal vs Man City
Betting prediction: City to win
Palace vs Brighton
Betting prediction: Over 7.5 corners