Seeley’s Selections – Sunday’s Premier League Stats & Tips
Everything might be done and dusted at the top of the Premier League table but the action at the bottom is far from over going into the final weekend of the season.
Who would have thought a couple of months ago that Newcastle would be fighting for their Premier League lives?
Well fight isn’t exactly the right word as they don’t have much of that in them, but they are in big, big trouble.
The demise of Newcastle has been quite fun to watch over the last couple of months and anybody considering betting on them in this one at BoyleSports’ 5/6 hasn’t been watching them recently.
The Magpies have only one point from a possible 30 and they just can’t be trusted at these odds-on quotes.
In saying that though, the visitors are West Ham and with two wins in their last 16 Premier League games, I wouldn’t be rushing to back the 18/5 on them with BoyleSports either, despite the money coming for them in the last 48 hours.
A draw will be good enough for the home side, providing Manchester United beat Hull and of all the three match outcomes, the draw is the only one worth backing at the bigger than normal 29/10 with BoyleSports.
This looks set to be Big Sam Allardyce’s last match in charge at West Ham and he would love to send his former employees down, especially after the way he though he was treated in Newcastle, but I’m not so sure they can.
Earlier in the season West Ham won 1-0 at the Boleyn Ground and with so much at stake and the St James’ Park faithful really feeling the tension, this looks set to be a tense, boring affair. Not many goals are expected and I like under 2.5 goals at a rather large 6/5 with BoyleSports.
In-running punters should have one eye on the action at the KC Stadium as goals in that one will effect the way that this one is played for sure and all the pre-match advice could go out of the window.
I’m going to take the two to play out a 1-1 draw at 6/1 with BoyleSports. If I was looking for a first goalscorer which is tricky in this one, then I would take West Ham skipper Mark Noble at 16/1 with BoyleSports to open the scoring as he takes penalties and plays a major role in most set-pieces.
REMEMBER it’s double bubble for the last time this season on Sunday where BoyleSports will double the odds on your winning first goalscorer selection if your player nets the opener inside the first 20 minutes.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 6/5
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6/1
Mark Noble First Goalscorer @ 16/1
Hull v Manchester United
Hull take on Man United at the KC Stadium knowing that they have to win to have any chance of Premier League survival.
Steve Bruce has never won against his former side as a manager and you might think I’ve gone mad, but I really like their chances.
We have all seen from the Man United end of season awards that Louis Van Gaal has already got the party started.
The Manchester United boss was the star of the show at the Red Devils’ end of season shindig, and after what has been a reasonably successful season the beach is now calling. I just can’t have any bit of the 5/4 with BoyleSports.
This is the biggest game of the season for Hull and in recent performances they haven’t got the results they deserve but I think “Brucey” will play his cards right in this one against a United side that are expected to ring the changes.
Wherever Van Gaal has rocked up at he has always played the kids on the final day of the season and as a famous TV pundit said once before: “You can’t win anything with kids”. He might just be right on this occasion.
The team news on this match is going to be crucial and I’m sure the prices will change on the back of the starting XI put out, but I’m predicting it won’t be positive for United backers.
I really like the 13/5 about the hosts with BoyleSports as everything goes out the window in the season finale and the Tigers’ need for points might just see them through.
One thing is for sure though, this game will be tight and I can’t see the goals flying in here.
Historically there are goals in this fixture but this is much different to all the rest.
United have started their summer holidays early and Hull must win. Under 2.5 at a 20/21 with BoyleSports, looks very tempting especially when you consider that in eight of the last 11 Hull games unders would have been a winner on that market.
I really like the 10/1 with BoyleSprts about a Hull 1-0 win.
The last time the Tigers picked up three points it was also in 1-0 victory at home to Liverpool and I fancy them to get the same result against another team with nothing to play for.
At a big price I’m taking a chance of Michael Dawson to score the opener at 33/1 with BoyleSports and let’s hope and pray he can bang one home inside the opening 20 minutes to land a monster 66/1 double bubble bonus on the last day of what has already been a very profitable season.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 20/21
Hull To Win @ 13/5
Correct Score Hull 1-0 @ 10/1
Michael Dawson First Goalscorer @ 33/1
Chelsea v Sunderland
It’s party time at Stamford Bridge when the Premier League champions host Sunderland in the season finale.
The Blues have been the best side in the country this season without question and they rightfully deserve to collect their trophy in front of their own fans at the weekend.
The visitors will still be buzzing after guaranteeing Premier League survival with a 0-0 draw at the Emirates and they will also want to end the season on a high and not play a bit part in the party.
Chelsea throughly deserve their title and even though they’ve not been at their best for a while now, they did the business at the start of the season. I think they win this one as well, despite their 3-0 defeat at West Brom last week.
Jose Mourinho will want a positive reaction after Monday night and I believe he will get one.
The Special One doesn’t lose at home, that’s a fact.
The only time his side have tasted league defeat at the Bridge in either of his Chelsea reigns was against this weekends opponents, but I can’t see it happening again.
Even the most loyal of Sunderland fans can’t honestly get involved with the 10/1 with BoyleSports on the Black Cats getting a win here after the emotional high of Monday night.
Chelsea are too short also, though, at the 4/11 with BoyleSports, but there are a couple of markets that I want to get involved with the Blues in on this one.
The Blues have the meanest defence in the league and this is a Sunderland side that haven’t scored in their last two matches – they don’t score that often, at all.
I really like Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 20/21 with BoyleSports and I also like the home team to win to nil at 6/5 which is so much better than backing them just to win at the 4/11.
It’s the end of very successful season for BoyleSports’ followers of this column, so we couldn’t go out without a score prediction.
I’m a big fan of the 2-0 Chelsea win at 11/2 and I’m going to take John Terry to do the business yet again for us with the opening goal at 14/1.
JT landed us the double bubble for with the opening inside 20 minutes against Liverpool and what a way it would be for JT to cap a fantastic personal season with the first goal before he goes up to lift the Premier League trophy yet again.
Chelsea To Win To Nil @ 6/5
Chelsea To Keep A Clean Sheet @ 20/21
Correct Score Chelsea 2-0 @ 11/2
John Terry First Goalscorer @ 14/1
Thanks for reading this season and hopefully it’s been a profitable one for you all.