Our Premier League Tips for the Weekend 15/01/22

Ben Wylie

Aston Villa vs Manchester United: BTTS and United to win

For the second consecutive game, Aston Villa face Manchester United with Steven Gerrard's side aiming to exact revenge following an FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford on Monday night. Despite being the losing side, Villa were arguably the better team, having the ball in the net twice only for VAR or the officials to intervene on both occasions.

In securing Philippe Coutinho for the remainder of the season, Gerrard has bagged a world class player having already lit up the Premier League during his time with Liverpool and will no doubt improve Gerrard’s attacking options.

Whilst we back Villa to find the goal they deserved at Old Trafford this weekend, the Red Devils have been consistent in front of goal this season, only failing to score on four occasions. With this in mind, our tip is for both teams to score and for United to just about get the job done.

North London Derby: kane to score and win

This weekend sees the latest edition of the north London Derby in what may prove to be a crucial game at the end of the season. Neither side covered themselves in glory in last weekend’s FA clashes, with Tottenham edging past League One Morecambe and Arsenal crashing out to lower league opposition in Nottingham Forest, losing 1-0 at the City Ground. At the same time, Spurs lost in the League Cup too.

In the league, both sides are in decent form, with Arsenal winning four of the past five, and rivals Spurs winning three from five, continuing their resurgence under new boss Antonio Conte. Despite only scoring four league goals this campaign, Spurs hitman Harry Kane has three in his past four games and with 11 goals and is the all-time north London Derby top scorer.

With forward Heung-Min Son out injured, the Englishman looks to be the Lilywhites chief threat this weekend, and we back him to find the net and to win.

Wolves v Southampton: Wolves to win 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1

Wolves welcome Southampton to Molineux this weekend in what looks destined to be a tight affair. Conceding just 14 times, Wolves boast the league's fourth-best defence with Bruno Lage’s side keeping clean sheets in their last two outings against Chelsea and Manchester United and having seen no more than one goal scored in their past eight league fixtures.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men enter this one unbeaten in their past four and high on confidence after beating Brentford 4-1 on Monday night, however, the Saints have struggled on the road recording just victory one against Watford in late October.

Despite their recent good form, we think Wolves' steadfast defensive style will prove too much for the visitor's this weekend, with Wolves to win 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1 priced at 2/1.

Liverpool vs Brentford: Over 3.5 goals

Brentford face a trip north to face a depleted Liverpool team at Anfield this weekend off the back of a disappointing loss to Southampton. Jurgen Klopp’s side has had a dip in form of late, failing to win in their last three, drawing to Chelsea and Spurs and losing to Leicester City.

However, the Bees haven’t had much better fortunes than the Reds, losing three of the past five, and picking up two wins against Watford and Villa.Despite their recent poor form, goals haven’t been lacking in either side's recent games though, with each team seeing a respective nine goals in their last three matches with four of these six games having over 3.5 goals.

Considering this, and the reverse fixture being a thrilling 3-3 draw earlier in the season, we expect to see a high scoring affair at the weekend, with our tip over 3.5 goals priced at 13/8.

Manchester City vs ChelseaLeague

League leaders Manchester City play hosts to Chelsea at the Etihad this weekend as Pep Guardiola’s side will look to extend their lead at the top of the table and all but put one hand back on the title. City are 10 points clear of the second-placed Blues, having won a staggering 14 games on the bounce as they close in on their record of 18 wins in a row.

On the other hand, Chelsea have struggled recently, recording just one win and four draws in their past five games. Both sides have seen plenty of goals recently with City alone scoring 20 in their past five fixtures, and with Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice keeper Edouard Mendy representing Senegal at AFCON, we expect the Citizens to take full advantage.

Our tip for this one is City to continue their winning streak in style and the game to see over 2.5 goals.


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