Those of you who play Fantasy Premier League will have been eagerly anticipating this game-week, for some time. Liverpool play twice and that means the precious triple captain chip is likely to be employed by literally millions of armchair managers, all hoping for a massive points haul. Whether your hopes are being carried by Salah, Mane, Firmino, or Alexander-Arnold, we wish you the very best of luck! John Newsome provides his predictions, for all matches taking place. You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday
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EVERTON v NEWCASTLE
Game Week 24 is a midweek affair with some of the fixtures live on BT Sports over 3-nights, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
This game at Goodison Park kicks-off in England on Tuesday at 19.30 PM and sees Steve Bruce’s Magpies take on a revitalised Toffees under the guidance of Italian legend Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton gained a valuable point at the London Stadium in the David Moyes Derby, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelling out a West Ham goal just before half-time.
Both goals in the 1-1 draw came at the end of the 1st-half and the remaining 45-minutes was played to a stalemate.
Everton don’t score many goals with the last 7-Premier League games, yielding an average of just a goal a game, so it’s clear to see what Carlo needs to work on.
The Toffees lie in 11th-place in the Premier League table, with 29-points, the same as Arsenal and today’s opponents Newcastle.
At 19.24 on Saturday evening, there was a question on ITV’s The Chase in which Bradley Walsh asked?
‘How did Newcastle beat Chelsea on Saturday? ‘
The contestant on the hit show had no idea as to the answer.
Neither did the 52,217 fans that were in attendance at St James Park.
Chelsea battered Newcastle for 90-minutes but with time running out, Isaac Hayden popped up and put his head or face on the end of Alan Saint-Maximin’s cross and guided it past the Chelsea ‘keeper to give Steve Bruce’s Magpies the 1-0 victory and leave Frank Lampard’s cat in serious danger.
The win for Newcastle went a long way in appeasing the still disgruntled Toon Army who are not happy with the owner Mike Cashley.
Whilst they have a reasonable grievance against the owner, the Toon Army should get behind Brucey and the boys as in truth, Steve is a boyhood Newcastle fan and is doing remarkably well under the circumstances.
With both these teams having 29-points, this really is the proverbial 6-pointer, which could see one of them move away from the other.
These 2-teams only met a couple of weeks back at St James Park in the fixture in between Christmas and New Year.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a brace for Everton, 1 in each half, with Fabian Schar scoring Newcastle’s goal in between Dominic’s strikes, giving Carlo 2-from-2 in his start for the Toffees.
Betway offer Everton at Odds On 1/2, the Draw at 100/30 and 11/2 for Newcastle to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 4/1 that Moise Kean Scores First and 23/10 for Everton to Win and Both Teams To Score.
Home Win 2-1
BOURNEMOUTH v BRIGHTON
As with all the midweek games, these are the reverse fixtures from the Christmas period, with this one kicking off on Tuesday at 19.30 PM in England.
Most football fans love the Christmas and New Year fixtures but in truth, whilst everyone loves the Boxing Day game, to get away from the kids who think football is all about FIFA‘20, the in-laws, who still turned up after last years debacle and the New Years game, to hope their team kick-starts the year in the right way, the game in between Christmas and New Year is maybe one too many and should be binned to give everyone a break, emotionally, spiritually and most important, financially.
Bournemouth suffered yet another defeat against Norwich on Saturday, losing 1-0 against the Canaries at Carrow Rd.
In the 1st-half, Ondrej Duda had a speculative shot at goal which the Cherries goalkeeper Steve Cook made a superb one-handed save to deny Ondrej his goal.
Wait, Steve Cook isn’t the Bournemouth ‘keeper, surely that must be a Red Card.
So it was, despite the save, Bournemouth were reduced to 10-men and Norwich converted the subsequent penalty ultimately resulting in another defeat for Eddie and his Cherries.
Bournemouth are in real trouble now sitting 2nd-bottom of the Premier League table, with 20-points, 3-points from safety.
Eddie Howe is a legend at the Vitality but the hierarchy need to decide whether to keep him in charge and maybe suffer the indignity of relegation or show Eddie the concrete and replace him, which could still result in relegation.
Also, another ask, to factor in is,
Who is out there?
Who could come in and work miracles like Eddie has?
The yang to that yin is Eddie’s voice maybe has become monotonous in the dressing room and on the training pitch, so it could be time for a change.
Hindsight is a great thing, however, the Cherries faithful haven’t the luxury of the old hindsight so for the time being, just need to get behind Eddie and the Cherries Although both teams lie on the South Coast, there are 90 or so miles between the 2-clubs so it’s still a bit of a jog for the Brighton fans and a bit of a fly for the Seagulls.
Brighton earned a point against Aston Villa on Saturday with Leandro Trossard getting the goal in the 1-1 draw.
Leandro’s goal came in the 1st-half but like a bad dog walker, Graham Potter’s men couldn’t hold on to the lead (keep that!) and conceded an equaliser midway through the 2nd-half to put them on 25-points which keeps them just above the relegation places with 5-points more than their South Coast opponents.
At the Amex, Graham Potter’s Seagulls comfortably beat Eddie Howe’s Cherries with Alireza Jahanbakhsh (63-points in Scrabble, keep that!) getting the opener for Brighton after just 3-minutes.
Aaron Mooy scored in the 2nd-half to give Harry’s Boys a great 2-0 victory.
Betway offer Bournemouth at 15/8, the Draw at 5/2 and 7/5 for Brighton to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 21/10 that Callum Wilson Scores Anytime and slight Odds On 10/11 that there are Under 2-5 Goals.
CRYSTAL PALACE v SOUTHAMPTON
Another Tuesday Night affair with this game at Selhurst Park being a 19.30 PM kick-off in England.
Crystal Palace got arguably the result of the weekend with Roy Hodgson maintaining his voodoo over Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Following a 5-0 hammering back in 2017, Roy hasn’t lost in his 2-subsequent visits to the blue side of Manchester.
On Saturday, Palace took the lead in the 1st-half with new loan signing Cenk Tosun scoring the opener in just his 2nd-outing for the Eagles following his move south from the Toffees.
City scored 2-goals after the break but with time running out, Palace equalised through a City own-goal to give Roy’s Boys a great point and effectively call time on City’s Premier League title.
The point gained at the Etihad gives Crystal Palace 30-points so far, which is another excellent return and puts them 9th in the table.
The slight downside to Crystal Palace’s performances is that they have drawn their last 4-Premier League games giving them just 4-points from a possible 12-on offer and is Palace’s 6th draw in the 8-previous games, so it’s fair to say Roy’s Boys are the draw specialists.
Whilst it’s good for the confidence and the Eagle Ultras who can say that they are not losing many games, in reality, it is better to win a game and lose a game than draw twice.
Which basically means, take more risks that could result in a victory instead of playing safe.
Southampton are just 2-points behind Palace so this could be a big game for both teams, not that any other of 37-played are not big games.
After 5-games unbeaten, the Saints brilliant run came to an end on Saturday with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men suffering a 3-2 defeat at home against Wolves.
What will have irked Wreck-It Ralph and the faithful is Southampton took a 2-0 1st-half lead through goals from Jan Bednarek and Shane Long.
Shane’s goal will have particularly pleased him as Big Shane had not scored this season which, for a man of his talent and being a striker, isn’t really good enough.
Shane has had a bit of an injury but has featured 13-times in the Premier League so a return of just 1-goal should be highlighted.
Big Danny Ings failed to fire against Wolves so will want to get back scoring pretty quickly.
These 2-teams played out a post-Christmas 1-1 draw at St Mary’s with Southampton’s Danny Ings cancelling out a James Tompkins opener for the Eagles, to give Ralph and Roy a point apiece.
Betway offer Crystal Palace at 21/10, the Draw at 11/5 and 7/5 for Southampton to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 19/5 that Jordan Ayew Scores Anytime and 5/1 that Danny Ings Scores First.
SHEFFIELD UNITED v MAN CITY
Tuesday Night Football, live on BT Sport, kicking off at 19.30 PM up North in Sheffield, England.
Sheffield United travelled down the M1 to London and came away with a great point from a 1-1 draw against Arsenal.
After going unbeaten away from home, the Blades suffered back-to-back away day defeats over the Christmas period so got back to being unbeaten on their travels at the Emirates following John Fleck’s late equaliser.
Chris Wilder was happy, honest, however, he forgot to tell his face.
James from Swinton was happy too, he’s not been that happy since he found a shilling on the floor and went and bought a packet of snuff with it.
Little Jimbo will be at the Lane early doors, following his shift pretending to mend cars.
Jimbo hates the dreaded VAR, although he does struggle to spell it at times, one thing he definitely can’t spell is ‘fruit Kopparberg’ Little James will partake in the odd fruity drink before he goes singing his John Denver parody and hoping not to be sorned off by the dreaded.
Although, James was surprisingly quiet when VAR helped the Blunts win against West Ham last Friday and was constantly singing ‘R’ ‘A’ ‘V’ ‘R’ ‘A’ V’, hope he doesn’t work for Toyota.
Sheffield United’s assistant manager has the unusual name of Alan Knill, so the Blunts will be hoping it’s Sheffield United 3-Man City Alan Knill (not the best, admittedly) At least Big Alan Knill tells his face when he’s happy, unlike his mate Chris.
Man City drew against Crystal Palace on Saturday by the scoreline of 2-2.
After going a goal behind in the 1st-half, Sergio Aguero scored twice to give Pep’s City a lead going into the final minutes.
Unfortunately, Fernandinho turned the ball past the helpless Ederson to gift Palace a point and effectively end Man City’s Premier League title defence, now lying a massive 16-points behind Champions-elect Liverpool and having played a game more than Jurgen’s Reds.
There’s been a huge story that as developed in the past week regarding the Royal Family if that is what floats folks boats.
The Palace have announced Meghan & Harry have renounced their titles. Meanwhile, at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace have announced Man City have renounced theirs.
At least Pep is not moving to Canada and will now just have to concentrate on getting a 1st Champions League win for the Citizens and maybe a couple of domestic Cup’s to make up for the loss of the Premier League title.
Man City beat Sheffield United by a 2-0 scoreline at the Etihad back in December, inflicting a first away defeat on the Blades who, up until the trip across the Pennines, were unbeaten away from Bramall Lane.
After putting up a resilient display in the 1st-half, Chris Wilder’s boys succumbed just after the break with Sergio Aguero scoring the opening goal.
Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 to give Pep’s Blues the victory.
Betway offer Sheffield United at 7/1, the Draw at 17/4 and Odds On 4/11 for Man City to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 5/1 that Olly McBurnie Scores Anytime and 6/1 that John Stones Scores Anytime.
Away Win 1-3
ASTON VILLA v WATFORD
The 5th of 5 games kicking off at 19.30 PM in England.
Jack Grealish scored a great individual goal against Brighton on Saturday to earn Villa a valuable point on the South Coast.
After trailing at the break, Dean Smith must have got into his Villains in the dressing room as Villa performed much better in the 2nd-half culminating in Jack’s wonderful equaliser.
It could be argued that Jack Grealish is too good for the rest of the Villa players and should be playing at a higher level.
That said, Aston Villa are still finding their feet back in the big time and Jack himself is needed if Villa are to avoid relegation.
The point gained at the Amex still leaves Villa in the bottom three of the Premier League table but are only a point away from safety so there is still plenty of time and plenty of games left to get out of the relegation places, however, this will be a tough ask against a resurgent Hornets who are stinging everyone at the moment.
Under Nigel Pearson, Watford are revitalised with the latest sting being on Jose’s Tottenham at Vicarage Rd in the early kick-off on Saturday.
Watford gained another valuable point in a 0-0 draw against Spurs but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
In the 2nd-half, Watford were gifted a guilt-edged chance to gain the lead when awarded a penalty.
Captain Troy stepped up and usually would have no problem in dispatching his spot-kick but Big Deeney’s effort was saved by the Spurs goalkeeper and the game finished with a 0-0 scoreline.
The draw maintains Nigel Pearson’s great run in the Premier League, with his new look Hornets having lost only once under his command and that was against Liverpool, so certainly no disgrace there.
Since the defeat against Jurgen’s Reds, Nigel and his Watford side have picked up 14-points from 4-wins and 2-draws which as seen them elevated up and out of the relegation places.
Having been bottom of the table at Christmas, which usually means relegation, Nigel has certainly given the Hornets faithful hope.
It’s noticeable that Abdoulaye Doucoure is playing in a more advanced role under Nigel and has begun to score goals, however, not against Tottenham, although he will be wrestling with Big Troy, the next time Watford get a penalty.
After Christmas at Vicarage Rd, a revitalised Hornets side comfortably beat the Villains by a 3-0 scoreline.
Troy Deeney gave Watford the lead in the 1st-half.
Big Nigel’s side had Adrian Mariappa sent off after the break, being shown 2-Yellow Cards in quick succession, to give Adrian an early bath.
Even with 10-men, Watford were the better side and 2-more goals from a Troy Deeney penalty and Ismaila Sarr gave the Hornets the victory.
Betway offer Aston Villa at 9/5, the Draw at 13/5 and 7/5 for Watford to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 2/1 that Jack Grealish Scores Anytime and 5/1 that Troy Deeney Scores First.
Away Win 1-3
CHELSEA v ARSENAL
The final Tuesday Night Football kicks-off at 20.15 live on BT Sport.
Every Chelsea fan in the country and surrounding areas, plus a lot of non-Blues fans will be scratching their heads and wondering just how they came away from St James Park in the late Saturday Afternoon kick-off without at least a point.
After the stats showed, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea had 70% possession, which, to the naked eye actually appeared to be more than 70, Newcastle literally smashed and grabbed all 3-points scoring the winner very late on in proceedings to inflict a 1-0 defeat on Chelsea.
That loss up on Tyneside has left the Blues in 4th-place in the Premier League table with 39-points, 5-more than Manchester United in 5th and 6-less than Leicester in 3rd, so in theory, Frank has to look over his shoulder more than in front of him as to catch Leicester would be a tremendous ask, however, staving off United, or whoever is chasing, to stay in the Champions League places, could be the best option.
Arsenal did get a point on Saturday following a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United at the Emirates.
It probably shows just how far Arsenal have slipped in the Premier League hierarchy with Sheffield United only losing twice on the road, with the losses coming against Liverpool and Man City, who are light-years ahead of the Gunners at the moment.
Youngster Gabriel Martinelli gave Mikel Arteta’s team a 1-0 lead at the break but like a lot of the teams who shouldn’t take a dog for a walk, couldn’t hold on to the lead and succumbed to a 2nd-half equaliser from the Blades.
Gabriel has 8-goals for the Gunners now but the one against Sheffield United was only his 2nd-Premier League goal in his early career at the Emirates.
Back in July, this EveryTip contributor did a column about the 20-Best Young Players in the 2019/2020 Premier League.
Gabriel was named in that 20 and will be a star over the coming years.
Hats off EveryTip!
Mikel Arteta’s new look/old look Gunners are unbeaten since the reverse fixture against Chelsea, however, that was only 3-games ago and 2 of those have been draws, so the Gooners will be wanting more from their idols.
Frank’s Blues left it late at the Emirates but got a great post-Christmas 2-1 victory against Mikel’s Gunners.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 1st-half lead.
Chelsea had to wait until 80-minutes were on the clock to get the equaliser with Jorginho, who was a 1st-half replacement for Emerson, scored a rare non-penalty goal.
Tammy Abraham scored the winner for the Blues to inflict a first defeat on Pep 2.
Betway offer Chelsea at slight Odds On 8/11, Draw at 3/1 and 7/2 for Arsenal to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 14/5 that Tammy Abraham Scores First and Evens 1/1 that Alexandre Lacazette Scores Anytime.
Home Win 3-1
TOTTENHAM v NORWICH
Wednesday Night Football kicking-off at 19.30 PM in England.
Tottenham were held to a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Vicarage Rd against a new-look Watford side.
Although a point gained, in theory, Tottenham were lucky that Troy Deeney took a rubbish penalty.
The Tottenham faithful will argue that it was a great save from Paulo Gazzaniga, however, it was a rubbish penalty from Big Troy, so Dracula got away with a draw instead of a loss.
Jose, aka Dracula, brought a fellow Portuguese player into the Tottenham ranks with midfield youngster Gedson Fernandes, an S not a Z, joining the Spurs collaboration.
Initially on an 18-month loan with a view to a permanent move.
In the olden days, a loan move was for a month or maybe 3 at the most.
Eighteen Months loan? Hello!
Daniel up to his money-saving old tricks again.
Hopefully, after the 18-months, Big Gedson, or Big G as the Spurs faithful are already calling him, proves his worth.
It’s a toss-up though as to who will last longest at Tottenham, Big G or Dracula?
Norwich could argue with Crystal Palace, as to who got the best result of the weekend, beating Bournemouth by a 1-0 scoreline.
Teemu Pukki converted a penalty in the 1st-half conceded when Bournemouth’s Steve Cook made a brilliant one-handed save to prevent a goal.
Fortunately for Daniel Farke’s Canaries, Steve Cook isn’t the Cherries goalkeeper, so not only were Norwich awarded a penalty, they then had a man advantage.
Not for all of the remaining game as Norwich felt sorry for Bournemouth and decided to even up the sides when Norwich’s Ben Godfrey (great name!) decided to attempt to break Callum Wilson’s leg.
After the on-field referee initially just showed Big Ben a Yellow Card, VAR, who it’s rumoured were watching the Masters Snooker from Alexander Palace on BBC2, decided to get involved and advised Paul Tierney to go and look at the pitch-side monitor to review the Yellow Card.
Now the regular readers of this column will know EveryTip’s view on the dreaded VAR and the reason why, up until this weekend, which was Game Week Twenty Three out of Thirty Eight, was the 1st-time that an on-field referee has gone over to a pitch-side monitor.
Even in last weeks prestigious column, John Newsome gave his reasons why.
Following the publishing of this EveryTip column, Mike Riley, the referee’s gaffer, had a change of heart and informed the public that he would allow his referees to go to the monitors when a Yellow/Red Card incident occurred.
Whilst it’s a start and a great initiative, not by Mike Riley, as this should not have taken 23-Game Weeks, the on-field referees should look at the monitors if unsure on any VAR decision.
Remember, the dreaded VAR is not for everything, it’s just for 4-contentious decisions in a game, being,
So it’s not for whether it should be a corner or a throw into the other team.
However, Mike Riley shouldn’t limit his referees to monitor viewing duties just for Red/Yellow Cards, the on-field referees should look at the monitors for anyone of the 4-contentious issues.
It’s a start though and hopefully, for the football fan and game, it does improve.
The most annoyed person at Carrow Rd on Saturday was the person in charge of eBay having to outbid an Ipswich Town fan for an unused monitor.
At first, the Head of eBay Norwich Department bid £4.74 and was winning until the Ipswich Town fan got involved and kept outbidding his fellow Tractor Loving rival.
Eventually, the lad from Carrow Rd bid £17 Million and the girl from Ipswich, who technically could have been his wife or sister or both, backed off and let Norwich have the monitor.
£17 Million though for a monitor, more than Daniel Farke-Life paid for half his squad.
Norwich got a very creditable and deserved 2-2 draw against Jose’s Spurs at Carrow Rd just after Christmas.
Mario Vrancic gave the Canaries an 1st-half lead.
Christian Eriksen equalised just after the restart then within minutes, Serge Aurier deflected the ball past his own ‘keeper to put Norwich back in front.
Harry Kane equalised again for Tottenham late in the game to give both teams a share of the points.
Betway offer Tottenham at Odds On 3/8, the Draw at 17/4 and 13/2 for Norwich to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 6/1 that Gedson Fernandez Scores Anytime and 2/1 that Teemu Pukki Scores Anytime.
Home Win 2-1
LEICESTER v WEST HAM
The 2nd of 2 games kicking-off Wednesday at 19.30 in England, live on BT Sport.
Brendan’s Foxes and the travelling faithful, came away from Turf Moor simply scratching their heads and wondering how they lost the game that they were in control of.
Harvey Barnes scored a brilliant individual goal in the 1st-half to calm the nerves of the fans and following an always inspirational team-talk at the break from Brendan, it was assumed that the Foxes would come out in the 2nd-half and control the outcome.
Although Burnley equalised just after the break, Leicester were awarded a penalty to cement their lead.
Sheffield Superstar Jamie Vardy, who very rarely misses a spot-kick, missed.
Instead of cementing the lead, the cement crumbled and Burnley scored again to inflict a 2-1 defeat on Leicester.
It’s rumoured that Rod Stewart, in his Claret and Blues shirt, was dancing around his Los Angeles home after his once love, Brendan had lost.
Rod’s still not happy that Brendan left Celtic for Leicester and even refuses to sing his famous song You’re In My Heart.
He’s Celtic, United but Brendan has decided that Leicester is the best place to be and Rod doesn’t want to talk about it, how Brendan broke Rod’s heart if Brendan had just stayed a little longer if only Brendan had just stayed.
The defeat still keeps Leicester in 3rd-place behind Man City and Liverpool, with Chelsea chasing them down.
A side-note for the Leicester faithful is that followed Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford’s injuries, Gareth Southgate May just have to go grovelling to the Sheffield Superstar Jamie Vardy and beg him to come back to the England fold, as, without Harry and Marcus, England won’t win the Euro 2020’s with just Tammy Abraham and Callum Wilson.
Like the old World War 2 poster, Jamie “Your Country Needs You”
Put down the nappies Jim V and play for England.
It’s understandable why Jamie stopped, he was going away and getting 4-minutes when Gareth should have played Jim more, instead of going, ‘Harry I love you, you will play all the time’
That’s fine, right up until the point Harry is injured and may just miss the Euro.
Think next time Gareth.
Get Jamie Vardy back on your side.
West Ham gained a point on Saturday following a 1-1 draw against Everton in what’s commonly known as the David Moyes Derby, by absolutely nobody.
Issa Diop scored after 40-minutes for the Hammers to give West Ham the lead but 4-minutes later Everton equalised.
There were no further goals in the 2nd-half which resulted in the 1-1 draw and a point for each.
Most are excited about David Moyes, good luck Bubbles, let’s see in a few weeks.
This Christmas fixture at the London Stadium spelt the end for Manuel Pellegrini’s reign at West Ham.
The Chilean manager was shown the concrete after a 2-1 defeat against the Foxes.
Leicester were awarded a penalty early in proceedings and with Jamie Vardy away on nappy changing duties, Demarai Gray stepped up to take the spot-kick.
Unfortunately, Demarai missed his chance.
Kelechi Iheanacho put the Foxes in front just before the break but there was still time for the Hammers to equalise, with Pablo Fornals scoring to take both teams in at the break level.
Big Demarai made up for his penalty miss, getting Leicester’s winner midway through the 2nd-half to give Brendan’s Wonderful Human Beings the points and gave the owners of West Ham the excuse they needed to get rid of Manuel.
Betway offer Leicester at Odds On 11/20, the Draw at 100/30 and 19/4 for West Ham to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 19/5 that Jamie Vardy Scores First and 7/4 that Leicester Win to Nil.
Home Win 2-0
MANCHESTER UNITED v BURNLEY
The final Wednesday Night game kicking-off at 20.15 in England, live on BT Sport.
Manchester United were taught a footballing lesson at Anfield on Sunday and despite what Social Media says, Sky Sports says and Gary Neville says, United are way off the pace of Liverpool and Man City.
Yes it’s a work in progress and Ole can only play with the cards he’s dealt but like General Custer, needs reinforcements and at the minute, The Equaliser is nowhere to be seen.
The 2-0 defeat against fierce rivals Liverpool wasn’t unexpected unless the delusional Social Media sites were involved, who think Eric Cantona was a great Transfer Deadline Day signing.
Eric was signed in November way before the aforementioned Transfer Deadline Day was invented, back then, signings were made whenever it felt fit.
The Transfer Windows of Summer and January were invented to prevent the disruption of a clubs season, how is that working out?
United put up a decent fight against Liverpool but it really was like Donald Cerrone taking on Conor McGregor, however United lasted longer than 40-seconds.
Apparently, Conor wants to get back in the Boxing arena, well if Conor or his associates want an opponent who will last longer than 40-seconds, get in touch with the EveryTip site as John Newsome is available for a rumble.
A word about Fred, bless him, he’s trying, very trying and Gary Neville, who normally talks sense, said on Sky Sport that Fred, against Liverpool, had been outstanding!
Mmmmm not sure Gary?
He must not have watched the game most had.
The 2-0 defeat still leaves United in 5th, with the bonus that Leicester, Chelsea and Tottenham failed to win too, so no real harm done against Liverpool.
It appears Marcus Rashford has a troubling back injury with double-stress fractures mentioned that could rule him out for the foreseeable future.
Firstly, get well soon Marcus, United and England need you and B, United need a January signing to cover Big Marcus.
Burnley probably matched Crystal Palace and Norwich by getting the result of the weekend gaining 3-points from a terrific 2-1 victory against Leicester on Sunday.
After going a goal behind in the 1st-half, Chris Wood equalised after the break to set up Sean Dyche’s Clarets for an end of game onslaught.
Burnley’s hearts must have sunk when Ben Mee conceded a penalty, from a rash challenge, midway through the 2nd-half.
With everyone’s eyes closed hoping for a miracle, Nick Pope saved the said penalty to give the Claret faithful hope.
That hope was transformed into reality when Ashley Westwood scored a brilliant winner to stun everyone, especially the Foxes and earn Sean Dyche a much-needed victory.
The 3-points gained moves Burnley up a couple of places which the faithful will accept, as anything that keeps them in the Premier League is a bonus.
United comfortably beat a struggling Clarets post-Christmas at Turf Moor, with 2-from the Triple Ms getting the goals.
Anthony Martial opened the scoring just before the half-time whistle. United left it late to seal the 2-0 victory with Marcus Rashford getting the 2nd in the 95th-minute, to keep Ole’s Wheels on track.
Betway offer Manchester United at Odds On 3/8, the Draw at 4/1 and 7/1 for Burnley to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 23/10 that Mason Greenwood Scores Anytime and 6/5 Manchester United Win to Nil.
Home Win 3-0
WOLVES v LIVERPOOL
Wolves surprised everyone on Saturday and matched Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley in getting one of the results of the weekend.
Trailing 2-0 at half-time against Southampton at St Mary’s, Nuno must have given his players a roasting in the dressing room as the Gold and Blacks came out in the 2nd-half and simply blitzed Ralph’s Saints eventually getting a great 3-2 away day victory.
Supermarket sweep man Pedro Neto and a brace from Raul Jimenez gave Wolves the goals to earn the 3-points.
A brace is 2 by the way.
The victory and Manchester United’s subsequent surprise (by absolutely nobody) defeat against Liverpool leaves Nuno’s Wolves level on 34-points with Ole’s Wheels, with only a couple of goals, either way, separating the two.
When Roy Hodgson was appointed manager of Liverpool in July 2010, he promised them that he would guarantee the Reds the Premier League title.
A lot of Reds fans scoffed at that prediction, even when Big Roy left Anfield in January 2011, after a brief 6-months hiatus.
After a brilliant 2-2 draw against Pep’s Low Flying City, the Liverpool fans need scoff no more as Roy has surely come good on his promise.
Liverpool are the new 2019/20 Premier League Champions.
Maybe not officially, maybe not announced on TalkSPORT, who talk about a subject for weeks on end, with Jim White mentioning it a million times, then when it does happen, they come up with the sound bite ‘Breaking News’ For example or as the youths wouldn’t understand, e.g- January 1st, Ashley Young is off to Inter Meeelan, January 5th-Ashley Young is off to Italy, January 8th- Ashley Young is signing for Inter Milan, January 15th-Ashley Young is in Italy for a medical for his proposed move to Inter.
January 17th- BREAKING NEWS- Ashley Young leaves Manchester United and signs for Inter Milan.
How is that ‘Breaking News’? annoying!
Out of utmost respect for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds and a first for this EveryTip column, there are simply no more words to say about Liverpool and their imminent 1st-Premier League title and their 1st-Top Flight title in 30-years.
Only to add to that a Virgil Van Dijk and a Mo Salah goal gave Liverpool their 21st-Premier League victory out of 22 to cement their place at the Top of the Premier League table.
By the way, Virgil Van Dijk is not only the best footballer out there at the moment but he was brilliant in Mary Poppins.
Liverpool got a great professional 1-0 victory at Molineux post-Christmas with Sadio Mane getting the solitary goal just before half-time to continue Jurgen’s Premier League title pursuit.
Betway offer Wolves at 5/1, the Draw at 3/1 and slight Odds On 4/7 for Liverpool to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 6/1 Sadio Mane Scores Two Plus Goals and 3/1 Raul Jimenez Scores Anytime.
Away Win 1-3
WEST HAM v LIVERPOOL
This game takes place at 19.45 PM on Wednesday 29th January and is the one cancelled from the 21st December 2019 when Liverpool were in Doha competing in and winning the World Club Cup.
After a great 2-0 victory against Manchester United, although Jurgen doesn’t want to yet admit it, Liverpool are going to be the 2019/20 Premier League Champions, it’s as simple as that.
To not become Champions would mean Liverpool would have to lose 7-games from the remaining 16-still to play married with Man City winning all their games.
Liverpool will probably go unbeaten and City will probably not win their remaining 15-games, so it’s simple Math as the Americans would say.
At the London Stadium last season Michail Antonio equalised a Sadio Mane opener to give both teams a share of the points from a 1-1 draw.
Betway offer West Ham at 13/2, the Draw at 17/4 and Odds On 3/8 for Liverpool to come away with all 3-points.
Betway offer 5/1 Sadio Mane Scores First and 5/2 Liverpool Win to Nil
Away Win 0-2