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Gary’s Predictions for Sunday!!

SUNDAY 26TH JULY

 

Leicester City 5 v Man United 3r– UNITED away win over 2 goals total

Leicester City has dropped 15 points since the Premier League’s (PL) restart (W2, D3, L3), but a win here would secure a top-four place. Scoring first could be vital, as Leicester have won 75% of the PL games in which they’ve netted first (W15, D1, L4). Regardless, 22.39% (15) of Leicester’s 67 PL goals have arrived beyond the 80th minute.
The ‘Foxes’ are unbeaten in four PL home soccer games (W3, D1) keeping a clean sheet each time. Those three wins saw Leicester score 2+ goals, which has been the case in 12 of their 18 PL home games.
Manchester United only need to avoid defeat to guarantee a top-four finish – something they have done in their last 13 PL games (W8, D5) whilst keeping eight clean sheets in the process. Crucially, United have netted an average of 2.5 goals per soccer game since the restart, compared to just 1.52 before.
The ‘Red Devils’ have won their last three PL away soccer games ‘to nil’ scoring 2+ goals each time. Low-scoring matches have been the norm recently though, as eight of United’s last ten PL away matches have produced exactly two-match goals. Six of those, including their latest, featured a 2-0 FT scoreline.
Players to watchJamie Vardy has four career PL H2H goals, three as Leicester’s first scorer. Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood has been United’s first scorer in three of his last four PL scoring games.
Stat attack: Leicester has won just one of their last 14 top-flight home H2Hs (W1, D5, L8).
Leicester have conceded seven PL penalty goals, while United have scored nine penalties – both league-leading.
United haven’t won their last away match of a PL campaign since 2011/12 – D6, L1 hence.
United have scored 29.17% (seven) of their 24 PL away goals between 21-30 minutes.

 

Chelsea 4th V Wolves 6th – CHELSEA win over 2 goals total

 

 

Champions League hopefuls Chelsea need only a win, and they have indeed won in each of their last five Premier League (PL) home games, averaging 2.40 goals per match. Naturally, Chelsea will be aiming to start quickly, and notably, three (60%) of those five victories saw Chelsea open the scoring inside the first 30 minutes.
Each victory in the above run also saw them win the first half ‘to-nil’ (by an average margin of 1.40 goals). However, a superstitious facet of H2H history implies that Chelsea will be lucky to do this, with none of the last four PL H2Hs seeing the home side on the day score before HT.
Ongoing the UEFA Europa League soccer campaign aside, only a win can fully guarantee European qualification for Wolves. They travel to Stamford Bridge having lost just twice in PL action since the start of February (W7, D4, L2), with two of the three goalless draws therein coming against current top-five opposition.
Though outsiders, Wolves have a strong PL away record against last season’s top six finishers so far this term (W2, D2, L1). Both victories in that group saw Wolves win the second half 2-0, though they were level or worse at half-time in each game (HT: D2, L3).
Players to watch: Olivier Giroud has opened the scoring for Chelsea inside the first half in each of their last four competitive wins.
Wolves’ primary poacher Raúl Jiménez scored the opener in last season’s corresponding fixture (D 1-1). Four of his last five goals have proven decisive in victory.
Stat attack: None of Wolves’ four post-restart PL away games (W2, D1, L1 – GF 4, GA 2) have seen any match goals scored/conceded before the hour mark.
Chelsea has recorded an average winning margin of exactly 2.00 goals across their last five PL home wins.
Wolves have avoided defeat in 64.29% of their PL games entered as betting outsiders this term.

West Ham United 15th V Aston Villa – VILLA WIN over 2 goals total.

 

An impressive 1-1 draw at Manchester United secured West Ham United’s Premier League (PL) status and made it three games unbeaten (W2, D1) after netting a first-half opener in each. Although worryingly, the ‘Hammers’ last six PL draws have now involved them dropping points after netting a first-half opener.
Three wins with both teams scoring across their last five home games (L2) – all three of which saw West Ham net three goals – has boosted their goals scored per PL home game average to 1.61. Furthermore, five of the hosts’ six PL home victories this term saw them lead at HT.
Aston Villa’s 1-0 win versus Arsenal last time out hauled them out of the relegation zone, and a victory here should see them into next year’s soccer competition. A multi-goal margin lead would help ease any final minute nerves, however, five of their last six competitive wins came by just a one-goal margin, although four of those six did see Villa lead at HT.
Favorites here, the visitors are winless in seven straight PL away games (D3, L4), but have only trailed at HT in five of their 12 away league losses this season. That’s mainly because Villa has conceded a whopping 27 of their 36 shipped away league goals after the break (75%).
Players to watch: Michail Antonio has scored six goals across West Ham’s last three games, grabbing the opener each time. Meanwhile, Trezeguet has netted three goals across Villa’s last two wins – two came before HT.
Stat attack: West Ham has won only 50% of the PL home games in which they scored first (W5, D3, L2).
Villa has seen a joint league-high five HT away draws turn into FT defeats.
The last two H2Hs saw a red card, and seven straight have featured under 2.5 goals.

 

Southampton 12th V Sheff United 8th – SOUTHAMPTON win under 3 goals total

Southampton are unbeaten in six Premier League (PL) soccer games (W3, D3) and avoiding a final-day defeat could see them leapfrog Everton to finish the season in 11th place, and subsequently accrue extra prize money. Often quick off the mark recently, they’ve netted inside the first 20 minutes in three of those last six league games.
Despite being two PL matches unbeaten here (W1, D1), the ‘Saints’ have struggled at home this season (W5, D3, L10) with only Norwich City picking up fewer points as hosts this term. Both teams have scored in 61.11% of their league home matches this season, with their last five games at St Mary’s all producing under 2.5 goals.
Sheffield United’s impressive season threatens to finish with a whimper after two consecutive PL losses ‘to nil’, although a top-ten finish is guaranteed. A typical defensive start is expected from the visitors, and they have notably netted just one PL goal inside the opening 15 minutes of play all season.
Moreover, the ‘Blades’ have scored only once in their last five away league games (D2, L3) and have not registered a first-half goal on the road in nine PL outings. However, when scoring first away from home, they have an unbeaten league record this term (W3, D1).
Players to watch: Danny Ings has bagged six goals in eight PL matches since resumption, netting Southampton’s opener in each goal-scoring game therein.
Sheffield United’s Oliver McBurnie has netted two league goals since resumption with four of his six PL strikes this term coming after the break.
Stat attack: Southampton leads the PL H2H stakes (W2, D2, L1) with three of the last four competitive renewals featuring under 2.5 goals.
Their last five meetings in all competitions each featured exactly one red card.
PL games this season involving Sheffield United have produced a league-low average of exactly 2.00 goals per game.

 

 

Eric’s Picks 7/26/20 EPL – All matches 11:00 am EST.

 

Chelsea(4) -117 vs Wolves(6) + 341 Draw +281

This season-ending match at Stamford Bridge has serious implications for both squads. Chelsea fighting to keep a Champions League spot while the Wolves trying to hold onto 6th in the table and a Europa League bid.

H2H over the last six soccer matches Chelsea has the edge with four wins with the Wolves claiming only one win.

Since the resumption of play, Chelsea has won 5 and lost 3. All 3 defeats came on the road. The Blues have also kept a clean sheet in 3 of the last 4 home games and have won by 2 or more goals in 3 of the last 5.

Wolves coming off a 2-0 win at home over Palace. That was their 3rd successive soccer match without a loss with a 3-0 win over Everton and a draw at Burnley. Wolves are undefeated in 6 of 8 games since the resumption of play. With 9 clean sheets in the last 13 matches have only held opposition from scoring twice in the last 7 away games.

Eric’s picks – Chelsea to win(-117), over 2.5(-109), Both teams will score

 

Leicester City(5) +226 vs Manchester United(3) + 127 Draw +255

Leicester City hasn’t lost in 20 of the last 24 home soccer matches. Leicester however this year, has struggled to win against the top 5 teams. Leicester will be without the services of James Maddison, Christian Fuchs, Ricardo Pereira, and Ben Chilwell. Center-back Soyuncu will also be missing due to a sending off. Leicester’s lack of quality fullbacks to stop teams in wide areas has been a huge problem. Leicester has been out of form scoring only 8 and conceding 10 goals in the last 6 matches.

United have won 4 consecutive away games in all competitions. OGS has nearly a full squad with his only issue being Luke Shaw’s fitness with the possible return from an ankle injury. United had the chance to further separate themselves from Leicester in the midweek match from West Ham however was only able to salvage a tie due to West Hams pressure.

H2H drastically favors United with 6 wins and a draw.

Eric’s picks – United to win(+127) and the over 2.5 goals(-113)

 

West Ham(15) +206 vs Aston Villa(17) + 131 Draw +269

West Ham has secured their return to the Premiership however Villa has plenty of work to do Sunday. West Ham is 4 points clear of the drop zone while Villa is only out on goal difference. A single goal! A win for Villa would secure their stay in the top league however other results going their way could help them survive if they lose.

West Ham undefeated in 5 of 6 most recent league soccer matches.

Villa has a 3-game unbeaten streak putting them on the brink of survival. This run brought a win vs Palace, draw vs Everton, and an impressive win over Arsenal.

H2H – 4 of the last 7 have ended in a draw.

Eric’s picks a draw(+269) in this one and the under 3(-126)

Burnley(9) + 137 vs Brighton (16) + 213 Draw + 249

Brighton has a long road trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley. Brighton has already secured another year in the top league while Burnley’s hopes of Europa League are now out of reach.

Burnley has experienced only 1 defeat in the last 15 league matches propelling them to the top half of the table.

Brighton with recent back to back draws vs Southampton and Newcastle will be safe from relegation. Victories vs Norwich and Arsenal have also helped their cause.

H2H little has separated these 2 squads with 6 draws in the last 8 meetings. Neither team has anything to play for however both will want to end the season on a high note.

Nick Pope GK for Burnley is a top candidate for Golden Glove award for the season and will be eager to keep another clean sheet.

Eric’s picks –  Burnley to win(+137) and the under 2.5 goals (-107). GO BURNLEY!!

 

Everton(11) +127 vs Bournemouth(19) +199 Draw +290

Goodison Park will play host to Bournemouth Sunday. This season has been mixed at best for Everton who will secure 11th spot in the table regardless of the outcome. Coming off a 1-0-win vs Sheffield would certainly like to continue with that type of play. Bournemouth even with a win Sunday need other favorable results for them to avoid relegation. Bournemouth however needs to treat this as a must-win situation and will most certainly be on the front foot.

Gylfi Sigurdsson for Everton will be hoping for a number of chances on the break.

Bournemouth will be without the services of Nathan Ake, Simon Francis, Charlie Daniels, and Chris Mepham.

Eric’s pick Everton to win.

 

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We have the final weekend of the English Premier League and it should be a tremendous Sunday for soccer fans to enjoy. If you’ve been tailing me since the restart and wagered $100 dollars on every pick I’ve made, you’d be up nearly seven units or roughly $700 dollars.

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Watford (+284) vs Arsenal (-105)

Total: Three Goals, Over (+102), Under (-117)

Draw: +294

 Watford has the most to play for on Sunday when they host Arsenal. If Watford scores one point and Aston Villa lose to West Ham, Watford could escape relegation. I don’t think Watford is going to defeat Arsenal and I expect The Gunners to take the pitch determined to end its season on a high note. Cash with Flash suggests picking Arsenal to defeat Watford in this matchup.

 

Brighton Cove Albion (+212) vs Burnley (+138)

Total: 2.5 Goals Over (-107), Under (-108)

Draw: +248

This is going to be a tight one but Burnley has been very good for us since the restart and I suspect they will come out to win this game. Three of their last six meetings have ended in a draw but I suspect the inspired and red hot Burnley side will leave the pitch with a well-earned victory. Cash with Flash suggests picking Burnley to defeat Brighton Cove Albion in this matchup.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers (+338) vs Chelsea (-115)

Total: 2.5 Goals Over (-107), Under (-108)

Draw: +282

Both sides are in the hunt for a Champions League/Europa spot and this should be a terrific game to watch. I like the Wanderer’s a LOT but  Chelsea victory will secure a spot in the top four and I suspect that Chelsea will leave their home pitch with a solid victory. Conversely, Wolverhampton could secure a spot in Europa with a win but I don’t see that happening. Cash with Flash suggests picking Chelsea to defeat Wolverhampton on Sunday.

 

Bournemouth (+199) vs Everton (+130)

Total: Three Goals Over (-106), Under (-109)

Draw: +287

 Everton hosts Bournemouth in this clash between two clubs heading in opposite directions. The hosts are hoping to end its season in style whereas Bournemouth is hoping to avoid relegation by winning this match. I don’t see Bournemouth winning this game despite the fact the sides are 1-1-1 over their last three meetings. Cash with Flash Best Bets suggests picking Everton to win this match on Sunday!!

 

Manchester United (+129) vs Leicester City (+225)

Total: 2.5 Goals Over (-114), Under (-101)

Draw: +253

A Champions League berth is at stake on Sunday and host Leicester City needs a home victory in order to make their Champions League dream come true. Sadly, the hosts have injury woes and will surely miss midfielder James Madison among others. This is the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to pick up a road win and I think that they will. Cash with Flash suggests picking Manchester United to defeat Leicester City on Sunday.

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