The Prophet got 7/10 with his Premier League Tips last week and has his eyes set on MatchDay 19. Last week warm favourites Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all claimed the important three points. The Prophet’s 4 legged Premier League multi included all the favourites and delivered.
Here are his tips for MatchDay 19:
Hull City V Everton:
Hull City have recorded three consecutive losses and one draw in their past 4 premier league matches. Furthermore, over the past three weeks they have scored 0 goals and conceded 7. Hull need to show some signs of improvement, especially in-front of their home crowd. Everton put on a performance last week, defeating Leicester City 2-0. Their main man, Romelu Lukaku looks set to explode and will help Everton get on the scoreboard. I’m expecting Hull to score their first goal since MatchDay 15.
Burnley V Sunderland:
Burnley have beaten Sunderland just once in the top flight with a win at Turf Moor in 2009. Sunderland have an exceptional record against Burnley, losing one of their last 18 and having kept clean sheets in both encounters in the 2014/2015 season. Sunderland have scored just five away goals all campaign. A tight one for sure.
Chelsea V Stoke City:
The league leaders made it twelve league victories in a row against the Cherries, a new club record. Whilst Stoke were dismantled by a well drilled Liverpool side. Last season Chelsea were unable to defeat the Potters on either occasion, however a new look Chelsea under Antonio Conte make it difficult seeing a Stoke success.
Leicester City V West Ham United:
The champions are undefeated in their last three games against West Ham, winning two and grinding out a title defining draw late last season. However the Foxes have conceded in their last 11 Premier League matches, their worst run since 2014. I expect a reasonably open game with both teams having their fair amount of chances to win the game.
Manchester United V Middlesbrough:
United are finally starting to find their charisma under Jose Mourinho as they look for their fifth consecutive victory in the league, putting them in touching distance of the top four. A spirited Boro stand in their way this week, who will be wanting to make amends for their heart breaking loss to Burnley earlier in the week. Having not lost in their previous seven meetings with Boro, United look likely in this one, for value go goals market.
Southampton V West Bromwich Albion:
The Saints’ defensive record at home was crushed on Boxing Day by a ruthless Spurs side, however on this occasion they face a much more defensive sided Baggies. Having lost just once in their last six meetings, the Saints should get the job done again. Just once in their past 12 meetings have both teams scored in this fixture, with the Baggies finding the back of the net just once in the last six.
Swansea V Bournemouth:
Despite my constant faith, the Swans continue to let the punters down and midweek, patience was lost in Wales as Bob Bradley was sacked by the struggling side. The Swans scored a total of 4 goals against the Cherries last season, yet failed to win either of their fixtures. I again expect an open match between these two at the Liberty Stadium.
Liverpool V Manchester City:
Liverpool and Manchester City sit in 2nd and 3rd place respectively on the Premier League table. With only one point separating the two, both teams will be eager to claim the all important victory. Manchester City’s attacking stocks will be bolstered by the return of Sergio Aguero whilst Liverpool will be without Philippe Coutinho and Joel Matip. Expect goals in this one.
Watford V Tottenham Hotspur:
Spurs will be aiming to take out two league away victories in the space of a week against Watford on Sunday. The Hornets have never beaten Tottenham in the league, drawing twice and losing four. Watford have lost their opening fixture in a calendar year for five consecutive years whilst Spurs haven’t lost an opening fixture since 2009. A recent run of below par performances from the Hornets make it hard to see Spurs coughing up points.
Arsenal V Crystal Palace:
The Gunners made tough work of their 1-0 win over West Brom on Boxing Day and now face a Palace side aiming to make big imporvement on their five 2016 victories. Arsenal have not lost in their last eleven encounters with Palace, winning eight and drawing three. New manager, Sam Allardyce has never beaten Arsenal at home, despite a run of poor form from the Gunners, I would say its safe to back them in this one.