Hi gang! There are big games in England, France and Portugal this weekend, and I think we can look forward to some goals!
This is a big game for Leeds, who are still top despite their last two league games. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday, although they’ve still won four of their last five matches at: Elland Road though. Derby came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Southampton on Saturday, which was their third draw in five matches. I’m going for the same result here.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.60)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Leeds 2 v 2 Derby
Arsenal haven’t won any of their last three away games in the league and this far from easy. West Ham have taken points from Manchester United and Chelsea at the London Stadium this season and had the better chances when these teams met in August. I see a Draw this time and my tip is Both Teams to Score, which has happened in all of Arsenal’s ten away league games this season.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.45)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: West Ham 2 v 2 Arsenal
This is a real relegation “six-pointer”. Cardiff have lost three of their last five games in all competitions but they’ve had more luck against the teams around them in the table. The Bluebirds have won their last three home games against bottom half teams, while Huddersfield are on a dreadful run of nine straight defeats. I’m going for a Home Win.
Match Tip: Cardiff Win (Odds: 2.20)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Cardiff 2 v 1 Huddersfield
What a game we have here! Porto have won 18 games in a row in all competitions and have only dropped points twice this season. However, Sporting are fourth and have a 100% home record this season in the league. In fact, they haven’t lost at home in the Primeira Liga since May 2017, while Porto haven’t beaten them away since 2008. I have to go for a Draw.
Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.80)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Sporting Lisbon 1 v 1 Porto
Both of these sides are in fantastic form right now and I expect a great game. Tottenham are third and have won 12 of their last 15 matches, including a 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday in the League Cup. That said, United have racked up five wins on the spin since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned to Old Trafford. However, they’ll be without the suspended Eric Bailly for this one, while they’ve lost on their last three visits to Spurs. I’m backing Tottenham to win again.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.50)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Tottenham 2 v 1 Manchester United
This is usually an exciting derby but both sides are well below par right now. Marseille have gone seven games without a win and their first team lost to National 2 side Andrezieux last Sunday. Monaco aren’t doing much better. Results have picked up under Thierry Henry but they’re still 19th and have lost seven of their last ten league games. With no clear winner, I’m backing a Draw.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.65)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Marseille 1 v 1 AS Monaco