Seeley’s Selections – Sunday’s Live Premier League Games
THIS weeks Super Sunday is a massive one for teams chasing Champions League spots and in particular for two giants of the Premier League to see if they can bounce back from bitter midweek disappointments.One, I think will be OK and the other, well I expect more misery to be heaped upon them.
Chelsea v Southampton
Let’s start with the clash at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Southampton. Is this a good time to face the Premier League favourites?
Well that is the million dollar question when betting on this one. Jose Mourinho’s side produced their worst performance under the not so “special one” in midweek in the 2-1 defeat against Paris St Germain and I expect some kind of reaction from his players on Sunday.
His team look dead on their feet against the TEN men of PSG and I’m expecting a few changes to be made by Mourinho.
Keyman Nemanja Matic looks set to miss out: he was clearly unfit in midweek, rushed back early from injury and I expect a few more be given the old spanish archer for this vital clash.
The Blues are just 6/10 to win this which does look on the short side, but I really do expect a reaction and a typical Mourinho performance is what I can see with them winning, but ugly.
Chelsea have only won four of their last 11 games, which is a danger if you are contemplating taking the short odds, but the visitors arrive in the capital in no form either, with just two wins from their last seven and even at BoyleSports very tempting 11/2, I will pass thank-you.
The big problem for Ronald Koeman is the goals have dried up. The Saints’ have become sinners in recent weeks with just two goals in their last six matches and that is why I don’t fancy them on Sunday.
I really don’t think they will have the firepower to gun down a vulnerable Chelsea team, but saying that Shane Long has scored two in his last three visits to Stamford Bridge at 9/2 to score anytime the Irishman will be a popular choice amongst BoyleSports punters.
The last six Southampton games have all featured under 2.5 goals and at 3/4 with BoyleSports that looks a play for the bigger punters among you, as does both teams not score which was also a winner in those six games and at 7/10 that also looks a bet.
The Blues have kept 16 clean sheets in their last 21 Premier League games and the 7/5 with BoyleSports on them to win to nil is the best bet for me in the whole game rather than take the odds on about them just to win.
I can see this being a dull affair and very typical, efficient Chelsea performance and a 1-0 win is my preference on the correct score betting at 5/1 with BoyleSports.
Diego Costa still remains the man for goals at Stamford Bridge and providing the volatile striker can stay on the pitch for the 90-minutes he really is the only goalscoring option for the home side and even at 3/1 with BoyleSports he’s the bet.
REMEMBER “Double Bubble” if your winning first goalscorer selection scores inside the opening 20 minutes in any Premier League match this weekend BoyleSports will double the odds on your winning selection; I’m sure Costa won’t see red inside 20 minutes, will he?
Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/4
Both Teams To Score – No @ 7/10
Chelsea To Win To Nil @ 7/5
Diego Costa First Goalscorer @ 3/1
Man Utd v Tottenham
THE final game of this weekend comes from Old Trafford and it’s a huge one in the race for a Champions League place between Manchester United and Tottenham.
This might sound bullish, but as a former football odds-compiler I really can’t understand why Man Utd are 20/23 with BoyleSports to win this one, well I can, you lot keep backing them as though defeat is out of the question.
This is a price that I would genuinely stand to lose a MILLION pound for any company I was working for; now you can see why I failed at that game.
What have United done to justify these odds? Absolutely nothing. They are a very, very poor side and without goalkeeper David “different bloody” De Gea they would be a mid-table side.
The manager is clueless and has been found out with his crazy decisions all season, none more so than to offload Danny Welbeck and bring in Falcao on 200k per week: genius.
If this was David Moyes doing all this he would have gone by now but the myth of Louis van Gaal lives on.
They were awful against Arsenal in the FA Cup and it was great to see Welbeck get the winner; anybody taken the short prices about the home win, even if you get it right on this occasion you will do it in over the months and years ahead.
Angel DiMaria is missing and he probably looked at the upcoming fixtures and didn’t fancy it and with games coming up starting with this one, Liverpool and Man City, I think both Man Utd and van Gaal will be found out for just how poor they both really are over the next couple of weeks.
Tottenham are a side that for years could never beat Man Utd, but they are now unbeaten in their last five matches and have won at Old Trafford in their last two visits and at a massive 10/3 why can’t they win again here?
This young Tottenham side are the fittest in the Premier League and nobody scores more late goals than Mauricio Pochettino side. I can see their extra legs being the difference against a very lacklustre United team.
The main problem for Spurs is that they NEVER keep a clean sheet they’ve only managed one in their last 12 away Premier League games and they probably won’t in this one either.
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between these two and it also happened in Spurs’ last two visits to Old Trafford when they won them both and at 7/10 with BoyleSports that is probably the best bet for the neutrals.
Tottenham won this game last season 2-1 and that scoreline has incredibly been the scoreline in 11 of Spurs’ last 24 winning matches and at 12/1 that has to be a bit of value.
Harry Kane is bidding for a bit of history on Sunday, the Tottenham striker has scored in the last six Premier League away matches and only one player in Premier League history has scored in seven, you know who it was?
No,not Emile Heskey it was Robin Van Persie and at 8/5 to emulate that with a goal at Old Trafford, I’m liking my chances.
I also like the 6/1 on him scoring the first, with the hope that it’s an early one to land the “Double Bubble” with BoyleSports who will double the odds on all winning first goalscorer selections if your player nets inside the opening 20 minutes.
Come on you Spurs.
Both Teams To Score – YES @ 7/10
Correct Score Tottenham 2-1 @ 12/1
Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer @ 8/5