Ryan Liberty previews gameweek 33 of the 2020/21 Premier League season.
I know this isn’t necessarily the platform, but what an incredibly selfish, greedy and downright disrespectful display of the worst side of humanity this Super League conversation shows.
Truly the maxim finding waves on social media holds true, created by the poor and then stolen by the rich.
Anyway, for now we still have football to enjoy – and enjoy it we shall! The league is reaching the business end of things and with it our betting slip can now sit in business class.
Read on to see my thoughts and ideas for the weekend all culminating in a rather voluptuous treble!
Friday 23 April
8/10 Arsenal | Draw 26/10 | Everton 34/10 (21:00)
Arsenal dropping points to Fulham almost seemed to predict itself, you can’t always trust Arsenal for much outside of conceding if I’m honest. I said last time out that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fulham get a result, they ask the right questions of opposing defensive lines and Everton might very well follow suit. Everton have had some injury concerns, but they have enough to make a game of it, I would sit comfortably on the fence here and enjoy the game but for betting purposes, Both Teams to Score is a banker. Get on at 9/10.
Saturday 24 April
1/4 Liverpool | 48/10 | Newcastle 9/1 (13:30)
I can’t believe that Liverpool is 1/4 to beat Newcastle, its laughable. Newcastle have somewhat made it an artform to make me look like a complete idiot at times – but fair play to them! I completely wrote them off prematurely and showed absolutely no regard for their ability to find a sense of belief and have a go in every game they play. They are certainly in with a shout at staying up this season and causing the odd upset along the way. They struggled through serious injuries, and unlike their opposition this weekend, haven’t made any excuses for it. In fact, they got important results and now are able to welcome back the likes of Callum Wilson to bolster their squad. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Liverpool win the game, but at 9/10 Newcastle to score even a solitary goal is like having pickled fish in December – something nobody thinks about but is a rather simple and enjoyable experience, nonetheless. Get involved in the ‘Clean Sheet Home Team: No’ market at 9/10.
37/10 West Ham | 11/4 | Chelsea 7/10 (18:30)
Well, this should make for a tasty London derby. West Ham were sort of humbled at the weekend whilst Chelsea earned their spot in the FA Cup final by dispatching Manchester City – and with them any talk of a quadruple. West Ham might put pressure on Chelsea’s backline, but I absolutely cannot see past a Blue win. And yes, I know you’ve heard it a million times already, from multiple sources but Thomas Tuchel has been incredible. He’s completely upstaged Frank Lampard, raised questions about Mourinho’s defensive superiority and taken the gloss of everything Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are in England. Hell, if you asked our Editor how he feels at the minute he might be calling for a statue outside the bridge! Pile into the 7/10 on offer for the Chelsea to win.
4/1 Sheffield | 51/20 | Brighton 7/10 (21:00)
I reckon Sheffield will potentially become a banana skin side, they don’t have much to play for and as a result might end up playing with a sense of freedom. You’re going to have to go back to the 14th of March to see Brighton pick up all three away from home but that doesn’t tell the entire story. They aren’t a side which will just lie down but they don’t excite me and I don’t trust them. Back the draw at 51/20 – but admittedly it isn’t one for the weekend multiples.
Sunday 25 April
19/10 Wolves | 47/20 | Burnley 31/10 (13:00)
This is a no-brainer, I cannot believe that Wolves is priced up at 19/10, Burnley aren’t nearly as dangerous and their defensive prowess – which was everything which made them anything – isn’t half as decent to be fair. Back the pack – wow! I have missed saying that!
26/10 Leeds | 28/10 | Manchester United 9/10 (15:00)
This could turn into a spectacle, Leeds come into the encounter off the back of two exceptional results. Like I alluded to in last week’s article, all of a sudden everyone is team Bielsa and reverencing the Argentinean maestro. United on the other hand, have managed to see out games and get the job done. Ole continues to disprove his doubters and as much as I might be called crazy – I don’t think the league is done and dusted with a difference of just eight points separating first and second. Of course, it is Manchester City’s league to lose, but stranger things have happened! Nevertheless, back United to close out the league double against their hated London counterparts and for extra value – get both teams to score as well. United + BTTS at 23/10.
15/20 Aston Villa | 26/10 | West Brom 34/10 (20:00)
On paper this is looks cut and dry, but I would be very weary of this Aston Villa side and show a bit more respect for West Brom. Villa should dictate the game but the Baggies will be happy to absorb all of that pressure – and enjoy doing it! I can see West Brom coming away with something here. Back them on the Win/Draw Double chance at 9/10.
Monday 26 April
9/20 Leicester | 32/10 | Crystal Palace 6/1 (21:00)
What a season this could be for Leicester, they have an opportunity to get some silverware at Wembley and are still in the conversation for European places. I’ll say it again, Brendan Rodgers has done an incredible job – I wonder if he might be in the conversation for the Spurs vacancy? But then again, why should he be – might have the chance to win the league for the next 10 years at Leicester! This should be a rather straightforward evening for Leicester, and at 13/10, I am happy to back them on the (-1) Handicap.
TREBLE @ 8/1
Arsenal v Everton (BTTS) 9/10
Chelsea Win 7/10
Wolves Win 19/10