Introduction: Nothing Like a 10-Club Rush For Fans, Bettors and Oddsmakers?
English Premier League soccer Matchday 21 was a unique one, together with three Home teams and three Road teams winning and four matches attracted. Six of the 10 matches had 4 goals or more scored in them and at the four of the 10 in which 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 the Favorites? No money for Kleenex to shout in evenk, bruh, as only two chalks, Southampton and Stoke City, both priced around +100, arrived as winners. Like many professional sports, World Football (Soccer) could be unpredictable as anything, as upstart newly promoted side and 2nd place (only by GD) Leicester City (12-7-2) reminds us of that weekly.
And Bookmakers and Bettors have taken note, betting the Foxes down all the way to 12/1 (bet365) at most betting sites today 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 just 2 Losses, Leicester City has proved it’s no fluke and will be playing top flight English football again next year but February, March, April and May will separate the wheat from the chaff in this league at a broad open season where it honestly seems about seven nightclubs could make a run in the championship. And Wednesday’s 1-0 win for Leicester City against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane revealed we must all forget about The Past very fast and concentrate on The Now and The Future my friend as matters that have never occurred seem to be happening all of the time. Check out Donald Trump and Drones. When Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs all fail to triumph on a given matchday and no one gives it any hassle, then you understand we are all closer to becoming in that Future than we believed. Or, The Large Meteor is close. One of those two. Welcome to the New Age EPL, where Foxes and Hammers are hanging together with the Big Boys, for the time being . Let us take a fast, thumbnail sketch appearance at the coming Week 22 EPL fittings and see if there are some angles in any of those 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 a.m. EST/4:45 a.m. PST): White Hart Lane in London is the site of this Week 21 English Premier League lidlifter between sponsor and 4th-place Tottenham Hotspur (9-9-3, 34 GF-17 GA) and visitors along with 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 goals against 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-by-side by Leicester City, 1-0 here on Wednesday. The Black Cats utilized a Jermain Defoe Hat-Trick to quiet Swansea City at Wales, 4-2, but nevertheless sit in 18th place with 18 points barely in 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 currently 14th-place Chelsea (6-6-9, 28 GF-31 GA) play host to 11th-place Everton (6-10-5, 36 GF-29 GA) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in this British Premier League Matchday 22 fixture in West London between two clubs who are likely shocked to be out 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 on the Road this EPL season, with 15 points earned 10 matches with 6 Draws following Wednesday’s 0-0 tie at Manchester City and only 1 Loss (Arsenal) in that span.
And because that setback to the Gunners in North London, Romelu Lukaku (15 goals, +200 Anytime Goalscorer, Sky Bet) and the Toffees have gone an impressive 7-6-2 in most contests. On Wednesday, Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion played with a 2-2 Draw here in Stamford Bridge as Blues Defenders C??sar Azpilicueta and Kenedy scored with Pedro starting in place of the wounded Eden Hazard (Hip) in the AMF for the Blues and Guus Hiddink (4-3-4 in Home, 17 GF-16 GA). Hosts Chelsea (150/1 to acquire EPL, Stan James) will seem to Diego Costa, Oscar and Willian for scoring here while people Everton (750/1 to acquire 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: Both 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) at Bournemouth, Dorset is the website of the game between sponsor and 16th-place AFC Bournemouth and 15th-place Norwich City in a game that’s likely about survival with both clubs hovering so near 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 leading scorer for Norwich City (+275 to become 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 fell to West Ham, 3-1, here at Home and with Norwich City 1-5 that the L6 on the Road–the Lone Win arrived at Old Trafford against Manchester United–backing Bournemouth seems wise here.
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