Here’s a look at the weekend’s Premier League card and how it could effect Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. This week the bulk of the fixtures are as appetising as the Chick King on Tottenham High Road is to a xenophobic vegan.
Southampton versus Chelsea is a great opportunity to puttee Saints out of their misery. They are so desperate for the points, even a point, and they aren’t going to get any joy here. The demoralising truth is that they’ve not beaten the Blues since 2015, and that wasn’t whilst they were languishing at the foot of the division. Away win.
Burnley entertain Leicester and this is as close to a meaningless game as you’ll find. Burnley went off the boil for a while there and drifted, but are unbeaten in their last 5. Trouble is, everyone above them is now out of reach and even if they finish strongly, there’s a fixed limit upon what they might achieve. City continue to bumble about to little good purpose and have to be one of the most unpredictable sides in the league. I suggest you exercise caution and leave this one out of you accumulator.
Palace play Brighton and this is another tough one to call based upon neither side exuding much in the way of character. Crystal Palace desperately need points to keep out harm’s way but are they capable, even at home? Home win. But only just.
Huddersfield versus Watford is another glamour tie. Huddersfield are ripe candidates for a last minute relegation scare and they are unlikely to see many chances as fair as this to grab a win. Both sides ins poor form but nevertheless, a Home win.
Swansea host Everton which also may not be one for the purists. Everyone are 9th says a lot more about the muck bobbing around – like abandoned fizzy pop cans in a park pond – beneath them. Swansea have pulled their socks up and now won’t get relegated, but that wasn’t certain a few weeks ago. I’m unconvinced that Everton merit much praise. Draw.
Liverpool host Bournemouth and one has to wonder if the Champions League has depleted the Scousers energy levels. I hope it has. It will have needed to as Bournemouth’s form is pretty abject. One win in six and that was against mighty West Brom.
I had occasion to go to West Bromwich this week and the area generally and specifically around the stadium were desperate. Think Haringey, but with less glamorous amenities. A 26,850 capacity stadium and not a local business benefiting to be seen. Maybe they just need some £2,000 seats and a Cheese Room, that must be it. Or a walkway.
Liverpool should be too much for the Cherries but I’m thinking about a Draw.
We play Man City and at 1945hrs on a Saturday night. Is this a stupid, in fact abhorrent bit of scheduling? Yes, it is. I fancy us to win 2-0 and so Home win.
If you placed £5,00 on these punts, you could lose £5,00.
A less likely outcome is that you’ll trouser £2, 548.62.