Premier League 19/20 MatchDay 10: Champions League Final Rematch And Manchester United Look To Hold Off Norwich


Ayooo! It’s Thursday and that means the Premier League is making its weekly appearance to finish out our week! Last week we saw another piss-poor performance by Tottenham, Everton coming to life against West Ham, Manchester United with an impressive draw against Liverpool, and Arsenal losing to newly promoted Sheffield United. A cluster fuck of results that still sees Leicester City in the top three and Manchester United in 14th-place. What a world we live in. What a Premier League season this has turned out to be.

Southampton vs. Leicester City

Southampton played a dominant performance away against the Wolves where only 1 point was rewarded. The Wolves were dominating possession but were struggling to get organized after turning the ball over. Southampton was dangerous on the counter attacks but struggled to hit the target. Leicester City played a strong Burnley side whom they buried after Burnley dared to score against the foxes. Once Chris Wood scored in the 16th-minute, that led to a flipped switch that Leicester needed to bring them to victory through Tielemans, and of course the party of Jamie Vardy. This is a strong matchup as Southampton are looking for their first victory in 4 Premier League fixtures.


  • Southampton are looking for consecutive wins vs. Leicester (First time since 2001)
  • Leicester have won their last 2 away vs. Southampton
  • Leicester have never won a Friday PL fixture

In recent years Southampton had little success versus the foxes of Leicester, and that trend will likely continue into Friday night. But the confidence I had for Leicester diminished after reading they have never won a Premier League fixture on a Friday. They have drawn two and lost 5 games. I’m not a big streak ‘guy’ but I do think Leicester will break Friday run and beat Southampton away.

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa

Manchester City set their minds back into the Premier League after thrashing Italian side Atalanta after a Sterling hattrick. City look like they may have their shooting boots back on and are making their case to being ‘the best team in the world’ according to many others. I’m still not buying it. But their goals against Atalanta were astounding and the Pep system was flourishing through his players. Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last three Premier League fixtures thrashing Norwich, beating Brighton, and tying Burnley in late September. Villa had an extraordinary finish against Brighton where Matt Targett thumped the ball past Ryan’s hands in the 94th-minute, sending Brighton home with 0 points. Villa have a tough task against the Cityzens, especially at the Etihad.


  • City have won last 9 PL matches vs. Villa (agg. 30-4)
  • Pep has never lost back-to-back home fixtures in his managerial career
  • Last time Villa won 3 consecutive PL games was in 2010

I tell you what, those oddsmakers are sons of bitches. They know so much information that it makes you second guess everything. The Over/Under for this fixture is allocated at 4.5 goals. Five goals to win the bet?? As exiting as that sounds and the hype that is being built for gamblers around this fixture, I have to take the Under on this. Over 4.5 goals is ludicrous and I hope I’m wrong because that would be a hell of a game to watch.

Burnley vs. Chelsea

Burnley are continuing their tradition where they have a great first half of the season sitting in eighth place in the Premier League standings. Don’t be shocked if they start dropping to 14th by February, but they put up a good fight at Leicester scoring early in the fixture. But Burnley was out possessed and tackled every player in sight to stop the Foxes counter-attack. Chelsea played a scrub game against Newcastle where their offense was lacking in efficiency. They were able to squeeze only one shot past keeper Dubravka after 16 shots, eight on target. But the Blues came away with the three points sitting in fourth place after Arsenal’s blunder against Sheffield.


  • Burnley have won 1 of last 10 PL fixtures vs. Chelsea
  • Chelsea have won 4 of last 5 away PL fixtures vs. Burnley
  • Burnley achieved 9 points of possible 12 points at home this season

Two names. Tammy Abraham, and Mason Mount. These are the names you will worship and become friendly with because these names are going to win you money. And a lot of it. Burnley at home has been very impressive with the only loss coming against Liverpool, which was not a 3-0 game as the scoreboard suggests. I very much love Chelsea in this fixture. I would take Under 2.5 goals as well, but I’m too much of a pussy to pull the trigger. I’ll end up betting the Under stumbling home at 4am.

Norwich City vs. Manchester United

Norwich City look to continue their momentum from Bournemouth into the visiting Manchester United team. Although it was an even game against the Cherries, I felt Norwich was the more deserving team to come away with three points, but Pukki and Co. couldn’t hit the target after so many good build up plays. But that’s the name of the game. Manchester United shockingly didn’t lose 10-0 against Liverpool, but instead led a majority of the fixture where the Red Devils managed to gain a point from Old Trafford, a stadium that he has yet to win in. Manchester United are seeking for their first win in four Premier League matches, yet their form away from home is something to jump on in the betting world.


  • In the last 12 fixtures, this matchup never finished level
  • United won 6 of last 8 PL away matches vs. Norwich
  • Norwich could be the first promoted side to beat both Manchester clubs
  • United are winless in 8 PL away matches

This will be a low scoring game. Manchester United has hit the Under in every game except for two (Chelsea + Leicester City) this season in all competitions. They have a lot of injuries up front that helps fuel the excuse train for Ole, but boy has the Under been a gold mine for you if you continued with that trend. I will continue with that trend as well and tell you to bet the Under!

A top 6 matchup to end yet another weekend in the Premier League. The suffering Spurs are heading into the fortress of Anfield where the North Londoners can only hope for a stomach virus that prevents Klopp’s men from taking the pitch. Sadly, that is ethically wrong and that still wouldn’t help the Spurs’ case to travel home with some points. A 5-0 win against Red Star in the Champions League doesn’t justify tying last placed Watford at home. Liverpool will have some fire under their asses as the Reds were unable to beat City’s record win streak of 18 consecutive Premier League wins. I’m sure they are more worried about their current six point gap to Manchester City that will be reduced as the season goes by. Why am I so sure? It’s Liverpool, let’s see where we are with the standings by January.


  • Liverpool lost 1 of last 13 PL matches vs. Spurs
  • Spurs are winless in last 8 PL away matches
  • Tottenham have lost 23 straight away matches vs. top of the table

Listen, this is Anfield. It’s not the Emirates, it’s not ‘Die Gelbe Wand’ or Dortmund, it’s fucking Anfield. Liverpool does not lose at Anfield. The last time the Spurs beat Liverpool at Anfield was in 2011. Betting Liverpool at -190 is an easy money maker, almost too easy where I’m also going to include locking in the Over at 3.5 goals. I’m feeling spicy.

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