I’m writing this post before the results of Saturday’s Premier league games in which I have advised two bets. Hopefully both of them will provide winners to keep my great run going. It’s pretty hard keeping up with the crammed Christmas period fixture list so I’m up bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning looking for the best football tips.
I think I’ve found a couple of peaches for Sunday’s games, so here goes:
Wigan v Burnley 3.00pm
A game I took a long time to mull over. Wigan have improved since Uwe Rosler took over at the beginning of December and dropped their first points under his charge when drawing 0-0 with Birmingham on Boxing Day.
Wigan actually have a good home record in the Championship; They’ve only lost 2 of 11 at the DW so far this season, although both of them losses have come in their last 4 home games.
A reason I’ve plumped for Burnley or the draw is partly due to the absence of Wigan’s Nick Powell. I’ve seen him in action a couple of times this season and he’s a pretty dangerous player. He also happens to be Wigan’s top goalscorer. Wigan are also missing key defender Emerson Boyce and winger Jean Beausejour.
Burnley haven’t been particularly impressive on their travels in the last couple of months, although they were absolutely on fire up until late October; winning 5 of their 6 away games played.
On a current run of 5 road games without a win, boss Sean Dyche has hinted that he may make a few changes in a bid to freshen things up.
Burnley are a tough side to break down, and with Wigan missing their top scorer and most influential defender, I’m very confident the Clarets will avoid defeat at the DW Stadium.
Bristol City v Stevenage 3.00pm
A real 6 pointer here as both teams find themselves in the relegation zone (21st and 22nd respectively). Both teams have been struggling terribly, for different reasons; but I think Bristol City have more potential coming into this clash, and the odds look good enough for me to wade into.
Bristol City picked up their first win in 7 on Boxing Day, but a good win it was. They beat 8th placed Walsall 1-0 with a combination of good play and hard work. Walsall boss Dean Smith said that they were outplayed, so we could see Bristol City beginning to improve a bit.
Stevenage on the other hand are all over the place. Without a win in 5 games and suffering an embarrassing 0-4 defeat at the hands of Colchester on Boxing Day, things aren’t looking great. In fact, Stevenage boss Graham Westley said after the game “It’s probably as low a point as I can remember having as Stevenage manager.”
Bristol City will draw strength from the visitors weakness, and I think the 10/11 about the home win is a very fair price.