Weekend English TV Betting Preview – 4 tips

Our Analyst previews the big TV games that take place over the weekend, beginning with the Steel City derby. Four matches, four tips.



Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday – FRI 1945

The Steel City derby kicks off this weekends live action, with both teams coming into this game very much out of form. Sheffield United have won one of their last nine league games, while their neighbours have won just one in 10. The Blades have struggled to generate chances of late, leading to a lack of points and them falling out of the play-off places. The Owls begin a new era after sacking Carlos Carvahal over Christmas, with Jos Luhukay the man tasked with turning things around. This is a real baptism of fire for the new man, who is being thrown straight into the deep end with this derby game. It is expected that he will set up to frustrate in his first game in charge, with few goals as a result.

SelectionUnder 2.5 goals @ 8/11


Cardiff vs Sunderland – SAT 1230

Cardiff had a bad Christmas, losing all four of their league matches in that time. This run of results has seen them slip out of the top two, though they were very unfortunate to lose against QPR last time out, a game in which they created the better of the chances. Sunderland sunk to the bottom of the Championship after another home defeat, this time going down to Barnsley. They continue to create very few chances in matches, and Chris Coleman has a real job on his hands if he is to keep them up. With both teams out of form, a tight, low-scoring game is anticipated.

SelectionUnder 2.5 goals @ 8/11



Tottenham vs Everton – SAT 1730

Tottenham remain fifth in the table and three points behind Liverpool in fourth after a 1-1 draw with West Ham in their last league game. They finished top of the ‘Christmas table’, so are carrying form into this game, with their performances deserving of their results. Everton, on the other hand, are winless in four league games, with their latest defeat to Manchester United emphasising how they are still short in attack. They will be hoping that new signing Cenk Tosun can provide them with an extra edge, but this is expected to be a tall order at Wembley. Spurs are looking good, and a high-scoring game is expected as a result.

SelectionOver 2.5 goals @ 8/11


Bournemouth vs Arsenal – SUN 1330

Bournemouth have been performing a lot better in recent matches than earlier in the season, creating a lot more chances in the process. They have generated 6.1 xG in their last three matches, and just 16.2 xG in their previous 19 games – showing the improvement in attacking play. Arsenal are unbeaten in seven league games, but have won only three of those meaning they have fallen five points off the pace of the top four. They have been creating chances on a consistent basis, but worryingly for Arsene Wenger, they have been conceding more than they have been creating (9.1 xGF and 10.3 xGA in their last seven matches). With both teams in free-scoring form, an open and entertaining game is expected with plenty of goals.

SelectionOver 2.5 goals @ 8/15


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