Our tipster Jones Knows has two main bets to attack this weekend with an 11/1 shot that ‘oozes value’ when Chelsea face Manchester United.
How did our bet go last weekend?
Some say that Ole Gunnar Solskjær had a bad weekend. They obviously did not follow my efforts.
Unless the fired Manchester United coach picked up £ 7.5 million to be useless. No wonder he was happy with his interview with the club after the firing.
All I had was cheese and beans on toast to enjoy.
It was a tough weekend with results for yours truly. Fortunately, these weekends do not happen often, otherwise I would seriously question putting so much of my life into this pursuit. Stamp collecting seems less stressful.
It was three points lost as Leicester were in a pathetic mood against Chelsea who failed to put pressure on Thomas Tuchel’s impressive team. My sure two point effort of over 2.5 goals, BTTS and the battle to have 27 or more shots at 7/2 never had any hope of landing with Leicester lacking such confidence.
It also got a lot worse …
The 1/1 treble of Leicester vs Chelsea to have 25 or more shots, West Ham to beat Wolves and Lucas Moura to have a shot on goal vs Leeds lost on every single leg. Embarrassing.
We’re on a pickup mission this weekend. I have two doubles to follow. Let’s get back on track.
P + L = +28
1 point at Southampton for having four or more corner kicks vs Liverpool & Tariq Lamptey for having one or more shots vs Leeds (11/4 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
I like Southampton and especially their impressive manager when they travel to play the big boys. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s style always encourages its players to break out whenever possible.
It has made me show interest in the number of corner kicks Southampton can win at Anfield. Southampton have won the third most corner kicks in the Premier League this season (75) and have compiled a statement that reads: 8,6,8,10,7 from their last five matches as the attacking nature of their back results in plenty of opportunities for corners near by-line.
Sky Bet’s line to win four or more on 11/10 definitely has a chance to land. The Saints managed to win five corner kicks at Manchester City this season and have won four or more corner kicks on their last three visits to Anfield under Hasenhuttl, including winning 11 in the 4-0 defeat in the 2019/20 season.
I double the Saints with yet another low-cost selection that has a good chance of landing.
Tariq Lamptey is wildly overpriced in the market for player shots with Sky Bet for Brighton against Leeds. Since returning from a long hiatus, he has played much louder, almost like a right winger. He had Brighton’s best chance of the match last weekend at Aston Villa, but his effort was knocked off by Emiliano Martinez and he was responsible for two shots on goal in the last home game against Newcastle.
The triangle of him, Pascal Gross and Adam Webster found some dangerous positions in the defeat to Villa, but space was limited. They will find more here and Lamptey is a very strong effort to score a shot on goal at 4/5. The double pays 11/4 with Sky Bet.
1 point on Reece James must have one or more shots on goal and Antonio Rudiger must have two or more shots (11/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
This is a bet that should interest you a lot on Super Sunday – and one that has a fair chance of landing on 11/1.
Chelsea’s ability to find goals from across the pitch is not yet really taken into account by the markets.
Thirteen of Chelsea’s 30 Premier League goals have been scored by defenders – no other team has scored more than four goals from defenders.
There are a number of angles to consider in the market for shots and goals for Chelsea’s players. With Harry Maguire missing, United will be vulnerable from set pieces. That makes Antonio Rudiger (9/1 with Sky Bet), Thiago Silva (8/1 with Sky Bet) and Trevor Chalobah (9/1 with Sky Bet) all runners in the goal market at any given time. Rudiger, who also loves an attack from distance, has managed at least one shot on goal in his last 11 appearances in all tournaments and has had two or more shots in five of his last eight Premier League matches. It’s a 5/2 chance with Sky Bet to happen again and is a big part of value.
Reece James is also a must-back in the shooting markets, but this time in shots on target selection. James is Chelsea’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with four, as the quality of his attacking play has risen to another level. He has an attacking instinct for goals from wing-back – just look at his efforts against Juventus in midweek. It was outrageous.
James has had seven shots on goal in his last five games across all tournaments and averaged 0.8 shots on goal per game. 90 minutes this season. Sky Bet has kindly praised the James and Rudiger angles as a very tasty 11/1 shot.
A price that oozes value.