Seeley’s Selections – Saturday’s Live Premier League
Two live games in the Premier League this Saturday which concern matters both at the top and the bottom of the table.
Everton v Sunderland, Saturday 12:45, live on BT Sport 1
The first one is from the foot of the table when strugglers Sunderland travel to Goodison Park to take on a rejuvenated Everton side and despite this game not looking the most attractive of match-ups, I think it offers some of the best bets of the weekend.
Why are BoyleSports 4/5 on Everton to win this? I don’t know either and that price just has to be taken and fast. The boys and girls in Dundalk will point to the fact that Everton have nothing to play for and Sunderland need the points. Well I will point to the fact that Sunderland are rubbish.
The Blues had nothing to play for in their last home game against a Man United side who had everything to play for and United got smashed and I can see a similar performance again in this one.
After a very quiet start to the campaign Everton are going out on a real high.
Roberto Martinez’ side have now lost just once in their last 14 games and against this Sunderland side who haven’t won a game in their last EIGHT away matches
and who are bidding to win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season, they are banker material for me.
I would go as far to say that Everton also look a great bet to win to nil at 9/5 with BoyleSports. The Toffees have now won to nil in their last four home matches and this looks a perfect opportunity to make that five. The visitors just don’t score enough goals and anybody taking the 17/4 on offer with BoyleSports on them to win this; well you are doing it all wrong.
Conor Wickham is their top goalscorer this season with just five goals and there lies the problem. The stats aren’t on their side either. They’ve only won two of their last twenty Premier League games against Everton, but they did win 1-0 here last season and that’s 11/1 with BoyleSports to happen again but don’t even think about it.
The last four meetings between these two sides have all seen under 2.5 goals settled as a winner and I can’t see many goals in this one either. Under 2.5 goals is 3/4 with BoyleSports and that does look a decent bet. I like the look of a 2-0 home win at 7/1 as well with BoyleSports.
REMEMBER “Double Bubble” – BoyleSports will double the odds on your winning first goalscorer selection if your player scores the first goal inside the first 20 minutes and with the home side being so strong from set-pieces, I’m going to take a chance on centre-half Phil Jagielka getting his head on one at a massive 28/1.
Everton To Win @ 4/5
Everton To Win To Nil @ 9/5
Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/4
Correct Score: Everton 2-0
Phil Jagielka First Goalscorer @ 28/1 (56/1 Double Bubble)
Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Saturday 5:30, live on Sky Sports 1
Saturday night’s game is from the top of the table where Champions League chasing Manchester United travel down to London to take on Crystal Palace. A victory for United will all but secure them a top four finish which was the objective at the start of the campaign for Louis van Gaal’s side and they are 10/11 to get maximum points from this one with BoyleSports.
When you need the points, a trip to a mid-table side with nothing to play for would be high on your list; well that’s what Man City thought last month and Liverpool presumed at this stage last season and both came unstuck.
Palace are always cheered on come rain or shine by some of the best supporters in the country and the place will be rocking for this one. The atmosphere might be electric, but I don’t think they will witness a classic in this one with both sides arriving at this stage of the season in a bad run of form.
United have lost their last two matches 1-0 with a surprising home defeat last weekend against West Brom and at Chelsea a fortnight ago also. Van Gaal’s side have now failed to score in their last two away games and if they don’t find the net in this one, it will be the first time since April 2005 that they have gone three games without a goal.
Palace are also presently struggling for form and goals and that’s a concern for anybody taking the 18/5 with BoyleSports on the home side. The Eagles have lost their last three games without scoring and I can’t see many goals in this one either and both teams not to score at BoyleSports’ 20/23 is a bet I like as is the game to see less than 2.5 goals at the 3/4.
Man Utd have a great record against Palace winning eleven and losing none of their last thirteen meetings. They’ve kept clean sheets at Selhurst Park in their last four visits and I can see them doing so again.
This is going to be tight, but I can see the visitors coming away with a massive three points and edging this 1-0 which is 11/2 with BoyleSports. Palace have now failed to score in eight of the last 10 meetings with Man Utd and instead of taking the 10/11 on the visitors winning this, maybe the better bet is the 21/10 with BoyleSports on them to win to nil.
Wayne Rooney is back on penalty duties after last weekend’s miss by Robin Van Persie and the England skipper is 4/1 with BoyleSports to open the scoring and hopefully Wazza can do so inside the opening 20 minutes to land the Double Bubble and make that a juicy 8/1.
Man Utd To Win To Nil @ 21/10
Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/4
Correct Score: Man Utd 1-0 @ 11/2
Wayne Rooney First Goalscorer @ 4/1 (8/1 Double Bubble)