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Another productive week came our way last week with the predictions for Anytime Goalscorer doing particularly well across the ten games last weekend, we also had another full house in the Bournemouth v Arsenal game and only missed out on a couple more by a single goal and add to that a number of correct Full Time Result predictions and it was not a bad week for us at all.

I was most pleased with the Arsenal game as in addition to getting the Gunners to win the game correct at even money, we also landed a 17/2 shot on the Correct Score market and followed that with an 11/10 winner thanks to Aubameyang grabbing a goal for Arsenal.

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Other correct score tips who duly obliged with a goal this weekend included Raheem Sterling (6/5), Andre Schurrle (11/4) and Glenn Murray (7/4).

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There’s no doubting where the most notable result of last weekend came from in the ten games and that was at Wembley where Tottenham produced their best performance of the season to defeat Chelsea 3-1, inflicting on the Blues their first defeat of the season and in the process, Spurs leapfrogged over Chelsea into third place in the table.

It wasn’t so much that Spurs won that was the shock, but the manner of their victory. In all areas of the pitch, Tottenham were much the better side and should have scored more than the three goals that they did get. Chelsea, defensively in particular, looked absolutely woeful at times and even manager Sarri was moved to call the performance a ‘disaster’.

Manchester City kept up the pace at the top of the table with a comfortable 4-0 win over West Ham, extending their run of superb victories at the London Stadium with another masterclass. Liverpool remain hot on their heels following an equally impressive 3-0 win at Watford, although Jordan Henderson’s sending off will have marred their celebrations slightly.

Everton moved into the top six with a narrow 1-0 win over Cardiff while Manchester United could only draw 0-0 at home to Crystal Palace in what was another lacklustre display by the Red Devils.

It was a big weekend for three teams at the foot of the table too as Fulham earned only their second win of the season, with a 3-2 win over Southampton in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. Huddersfield followed that with a superb 2-0 victory over Wolves, while Newcastle claimed their third win in a row as they defeated Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor.

As always, outlined below is the results from Matchday 13, the league table and goalscorers chart before we move on to our tips for the games taking place this week.

Premier League Results – Matchday 13

  • Brighton 1-1 Leicester City
  • Everton 1-0 Cardiff City
  • Fulham 3-2 Southampton
  • Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace
  • Watford 0-3 Liverpool
  • West Ham 0-4 Manchester City
  • Tottenham 3-1 Chelsea
  • Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal
  • Wolves 0-2 Huddersfield Town
  • Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United

Premier League Table

Pos Team Ply F A Pts Gd
1 Manchester City 13 40 5 35 35
2 Liverpool 13 26 5 33 21
3 Tottenham 13 23 11 30 12
4 Chelsea 13 28 11 28 17
5 Arsenal 13 28 16 27 12
6 Everton 13 20 15 22 5
7 Manchester United 13 20 21 21 -1
8 Bournemouth 13 22 18 20 4
9 Watford 13 17 17 20 0
10 Leicester City 13 18 17 18 1
11 Wolves 13 12 15 16 -3
12 Brighton 13 14 19 15 -5
13 Newcastle United 13 11 16 12 -5
14 West Ham 13 14 22 12 -8
15 Huddersfield 13 8 22 10 -14
16 Crystal Palace 13 8 17 9 -9
17 Burnley 13 13 27 9 -14
18 Southampton 13 10 24 8 -14
19 Cardiff City 13 11 26 8 -15
20 Fulham 13 14 33 8 -19

Leading Goalscorers

  • 8 Goals – Aubameyang (Arsenal), Aguero (Man City)
  • 7 Goals – Mitrovic (Fulham), Hazard (Chelsea), Murray (Brighton), Kane (Tottenham), Salah (Liverpool), Sterling (Man City)
  • 6 Goals – Martial (Man Utd), Mane (Liverpool), Sigurdsson, Richarlison (both Everton), Wilson (Bournemouth)

The action this weekend kicks off on Friday night with Cardiff facing Wolves in an 8pm kick off, a game which both sides will feel they have a good chance of winning. Saturday sees six more games taking place including Manchester City facing Bournemouth, Newcastle taking on West Ham and Huddersfield facing Brighton in clashes at the top and bottom of the table. The evening game sees Southampton take on Manchester United at St Marys. Sunday is derby day with three huge derbies starting with Chelsea taking on Fulham at Stamford Bridge, followed by the North London derby as Arsenal host Spurs and then the Merseyside derby as Liverpool take on Everton at Anfield in what should be a feisty affair.

*Odds shown were correct as of 9am on Wednesday 28th November 2018

  • Cardiff v Wolves

Friday night’s game sees two teams badly in need of a win clashing in South Wales in what should be a very evenly matched contest. Wolves have had the better campaign so far, but Nuno Santo’s team have been poor of late, whereas Cardiff’s form, especially at home, has picked up a little after a slow start. Neil Warnock will have his men fired up for this one and under the Friday night lights, I think the home side have a good chance of securing the three points.

Full Time Result – Cardiff to win – 13/5

Correct Score – Cardiff 2-1 Wolves – 14/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) – 10/3

  • Crystal Palace v Burnley

I think of all the managers in the Premier League, Roy Hodgson is the one I feel most sorry for. His team plays some fabulous football and often matches the bigger names in this division, but individual mistakes in defence and an inability to take chances just haunts them. Burnley are not in a position to take advantage of this though as they are in a poor run of form themselves and as such, I can’t see may goals in this game, but if there is one, I fancy the home side to get it.

Full Time Result – Crystal Palace to win – 11/20

Correct Score – Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley – 11/2

Anytime Goalscorer – Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 6/4

  • Huddersfield v Brighton

Huddersfield have hit some excellent form at just the right time and it has moved them out of the relegation zone. They have a chance to extend their run of three games unbeaten with a home game against a Brighton side without a win in three and still with one of the poorest away records in the Premier League. This will be another tight game and perhaps it will be just the one goal that wins it, but once again, I think the home side will be celebrating at the final whistle.

Full Time Result – Huddersfield to win – 11/8

Correct Score – Huddersfield Town 1-0 Brighton – 11/2

Anytime Goalscorer – Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) – 15/4

  • Leicester v Watford

Leicester have been somewhat inconsistent this season, whereas Watford have been more consistent but have hit rocky periods and the Hornets seem to be having one of those glitches right now. Leicester are always a tough prospect at home and with Jamie Vardy back amongst the goals, I am backing the Foxes to claim a good win and crucial three points.

Full Time Result – Leicester to win – 6/5

Correct Score – Leicester City 2-1 Watford – 9/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 11/10

  • Manchester City v Bournemouth

After their 2-2 draw with Lyon in midweek, Manchester City will come into this game having not had it all their own way in the Groupama Stadium, but at home to Bournemouth, I think it will be business as usual for City. Bournemouth have started the season well and have a great manager in Eddie Howe, but City are a class apart and I think they will win this game with relative ease.

Full Time Result – Manchester City to win – 1/10

Correct Score – Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth – 7/1

Anytime Goalscorer – David Silva (Man City) – 8/5

  • Newcastle v West Ham

Rafa Benitez will be delighted with the three wins in a row achieved by his Newcastle side and he has a great chance of making it four against a West Ham side that are poor on the road and who have been worryingly inconsistent this season, despite heavy investment in the squad in the summer. If Newcastle can nullify Arnautovic, then I feel they could be the team to claim the victory.

Full Time Result – Newcastle to win – 11/8

Correct Score – Newcastle Utd 2-0 West Ham – 11/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Kenedy (Newcastle) – 3/1

  • Southampton v Manchester United

Southampton dropped into the relegation zone on the back of their 3-2 defeat at Fulham last weekend and it gets no easier for the Saints as they now face Manchester United. United drew with Palace last week and were fortunate to beat Young Boys in the Champions League. However, their best performances this season have come on the road and I fancy them to pick up a relatively comfortable win on the south coast.

Full Time Result – Man Utd to win – 5/6

Correct Score – Southampton 0-2 Manchester United – 17/2

Anytime Goalscorer – Juan Mata (Man Utd) – 10/3

  • Chelsea v Fulham

Chelsea were handed a lesson last week when going down to a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham, especially defensively as their performance in that area of the pitch was very poor. Fulham come into this game on the back of a rare win, but in truth, I cannot see those trends continuing. Chelsea will want to bounce back strongly against their local rivals and that is precisely what they will do.

Full Time Result – Chelsea to win – 1/8

Correct Score – Chelsea 3-0 Fulham – 7/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – 5/6

  • Arsenal v Tottenham

North London derbies have tended to go with the home side in recent times, but given the excellent form of both these teams, I fancy this one could buck that trend. Arsenal have not lost a league game since their second game of the season, while Spurs have won all their last five (not including their Champions League game on Wednesday night). This will be close and I feel, potentially the best game of the weekend and I feel a high scoring draw is the bet to back.

Full Time Result – Draw – 12/5

Correct Score – Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham – 10/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 5/6

  • Liverpool v Everton

Everton have not had a win in the Merseyside derby since 2010 and while nine of the 17 games since then have finished in draws, Liverpool have won all the other eight and I think it will be the Reds that come out on top here. This is always a pressure cooker atmosphere and Everton would love nothing better to get one over their rivals, but Liverpool seem to be finding better form in the league and as such, I think a home win is the likely outcome in what will be a hard-fought game.

Full Time Result – Liverpool to win – 4/11

Correct Score – Liverpool 2-0 Everton – 7/1

Anytime Goalscorer – Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 6/5