Soccer Picks: Week 25 Premier League Parlay Predictions
Tottenham vs Manchester United: Spur of the Moment
It's becoming an unenviable task trying to figure out which Tottenham team will show up from game to game. So when Manchester United visit Wembley Stadium this Wednesday, January 31st at 3PM EST, will we see the Spurs who smashed Everton 4-0 a couple of weeks ago or the side that just drew away games at Southampton and Newport County?
And what of this new Manchester United; will Jose Mourinho unleash a more wide open brand of football or play it tight to the vest as usual away from home against a strong side?
As with many things in life, I think the truth will lie somewhere in the middle.
Tottenham are not a deep team, and when they don't have their best XI fully fit they can look average. Manchester United's best outfield players are all attackers yet they hired a manager whose winningest teams performed best without the ball.
Will the Manchester United hierarchy stand for a gameplan of sitting back behind the ball with the stars on their roster? It seems like there are lots of questions about this game and about these teams and with so much uncertainty I have to revert back to what I know to be true.
Jose Mourinho away from home plays not to lose. Against what feels like a tired Tottenham squad who recently had a virus run through some key members of their team, a point for each feels all too realistic.DRAW (+225) William Hill
Newcastle vs Burnley: Games You Would Never Watch II
And since I am relying on things I know to be true lets stay with that theme.
For this one we go all the way back to the Matchday 21 article where I suggested parlaying the Newcastle-Brighton and Huddersfield-Burnley games to go under 2.5 goals.
And looking back on that week I realize what a chicken I was. Both games ended nil-nil and there was a missed opportunity for much larger payouts.
On Wednesday we get a shot at redemption when Burnley head to St. James Park and face Newcastle. Both the Rams and Toon sides are near the top of the table for fewest defensive errors committed and are both in the bottom half for chances created.
Both teams will take pride and being able to keep the other from scoring and hopefully, there will be many proud men by the end of this one.Both teams to score NO and Under 2.5 goals (-138) William Hill Exact score 0-0 (+600) William Hill
Manchester City vs West Brom: Partytime with Pardew
Don't look now, but West Bromwich Albion are playing great. Coming off a string of good results they went to Anfield on Saturday for an FA Cup clash against Liverpool who fielded their A squad. After Liverpool scored early it looked like it could be an easy day and a probable romp - but the Baggies had other plans. They shocked the Reds and came away with a 3-2 win.
Now they take their good form, led by the sudden goal scoring machine that is Jay Rodriguez, to the Etihad to take on that Manchester City team that already clinched the title in early December.
At home Man City score 3.5 goals per game on average. Two-thirds of their games go over 3.5 goals and they have only kept 4 of a possible 12 clean sheets in their home Premier League games this season. West Brom are feeling their oats as City have been all year which makes the prospect for a high scoring game more likely and a very good price to boot.OVER 3.5 goals (+110) Bodog
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