Jones-Nose, who also sees West Ham spoil Nottingham Forest’s party at City Ground, says a lack of attacking imagination and consistency at Chelsea could lead to a win for Spurs.
Nottingham Forest vs West Ham, Sunday 2pm, live on Sky Sports
Jumping to difficult conclusions at this time of the season rarely bodes well from a betting bank balance perspective, which is why I am happy to forgive Nottingham Forest for such a shy and poor performance at Newcastle last weekend.
Steve Cooper’s men produced a predicted goal number of just 0.28 from five shots on target at St James’ Park and completely dominated key areas of the field, particularly in midfield where Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes Forrest showed how to run a Premier League game.
I anticipate much more enthusiasm and enthusiasm from the Cuper boys as Premier League football returns to town for the first time in 23 years and 82 days, the longest-ever gap between a team’s games in Premier League history. From last week’s starting lineup for Forest, Brennan Johnson and Nico Williams weren’t even born until the last time Forest played at this level and the average pint cost £1.90 for a pint. glory years.
I expect a boisterous, cup-like atmosphere – something David Moyes will be keen to manage for his team in the opening exchanges. They have the experience and class in midfield with the exceptional Declan Rice to tackle themselves early on and then take over as the game progresses.
The Hammers scored 55 percent of their goals after the first half last season and He settles the second half to score the most goals It makes sense for those looking to attack the market.
Predict the score: 0-1
Chelsea vs Tottenham, Sunday 4.30 pm, live on Sky Sports
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
It’s time to apply it.
No matter how scary it may be to put so much faith in Spurs to win a football match at Stamford Bridge, if you are fully invested in the theory that Spurs are a threat in every competition they play this season, then I must simply support them. To beat an undercooked Chelsea team that is as disappointed as the outsiders 21/10 with Sky Bet.
Many of you will now be shouting at me to point out that Chelsea have lost only once in their last 32 league meetings at home with Tottenham, winning 21 games. But this is a new era at Spurs led by Antonio Conte. They are going places and playing high card while Chelsea – on the evidence of the past six months – is in the doldrums.
This is the perfect time for Tottenham to head to West London.
Thomas Tuchel is clearly not happy with the tools at his disposal before the transfer window closes, and that was stamped throughout their slow and steady performance in the 1-0 win over Everton.
There seemed to be a lack of attacking imagination and cohesion as they faltered at an expected goal number (without penalties) of just 0.86 – a surprisingly low amount considering they won 16 corner kicks per game against a team that couldn’t defend set pieces. The lack of imagination in the frontal areas was a concern in 2022. Chelsea have scored just 34 goals from a projected figure of 32.1 since the start of the year with Liverpool (46), Man City (50) and Tottenham (51). Much larger numbers in the last third.
With Chelsea’s defense still performing among the best in the Premier League and Spurs unlikely to run away from the game, I’m happy to be greedy and boost the price by backing Conte’s men to win by one goal at 7/2.
Predict the score: 0-1 | betting angle: Tottenham win by 1 goal (7/2 with Sky Bet – bet here!)
Liverpool and Crystal Palace match, Monday 8 pm, broadcast live on Sky Sports
If Liverpool brought the same lack of starting, fitness, desire and pressure to the table in their 2-2 draw with Fulham, those who take 1/4 with Sky Bet at home could be about to go through some financial pain.
A team that typically scored 19.1 shots per game in the Premier League over the past year and who scores an expected goal number of 2.50 was well below their usual standards, posting just 11 shots and xG 1.23. They also set the lowest distance covered by any team last weekend and were overtaken by Fulham by just under 7km – only Aston Villa (7km) and Wolves (8.6km) were overtaken by a larger distance in the opening weekend.
Jurgen Klopp will be particularly angry and embarrassed by these numbers.
That makes timing too bad for Crystal Palace to head to Anfield. A reaction is expected.
Despite starting their season with a defeat to Arsenal, there were encouraging signs for Patrick Vieira’s style of play, but I wasn’t really convinced that they would score enough goals to make any serious progress in the top eight this season.
The Reds conceded only four goals in their last 14 home matches in the Premier League, and it is expected to achieve a fourth win in a row without conceding a sheet at home against Palace (4/5 with Sky Bet).