Six of the Best Televised Football games this weekend

February 8, 2019
Charlie Highbury

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United

The battle for promotion in the championship is a fascinating one, with a win Sheffield could go top of the league above both Leeds and Norwich. The Blades have five wins in their last seven games and are on some top form at the moment, however, their away form has been poor with one win in their last four which must give a shaky Villa side some confidence going into this huge clash at Villa Park. On the other hand, the Villians are on fire at home this season only losing twice and are scoring and conceding plenty which in my eyes will produce a top quality clash with lots of goals.

Game Changers: Grealish, Abraham, Sharp and Mcgoldrick

Back over 2.5 goals at 8/11 with SkyBet


Fulham vs Manchester United

United can’t be stopped they just keep winning under Solskjaer. They haven’t lost a game and if the Premier league started when Solskjaer had taken over and ended now United would win as they have gained the most points of any team in that period of time. The Red Devils superb form is also down to the recent brilliance of Paul Pogba who is simply spectacular and definitely, in my opinion, one of the best midfielders in the league, if not the best. Uniteds attack is simply scary and they are scoring goals for fun but their most dramatic improvement has been the improvement in form of Lindelof. Fulham are in a difficult situation finding themselves in regulation and even with January signings of Babel and Markovic their form is poor with four losses in their last five games and against a great United side I think they will struggle. Fulhams leaky defence and Uniteds killer attack lead me to believe that United will win this one easily.

Game Changers: Seri, Pogba, Lindelof and Rashford.

Back United to win at 3/5 with SkyBet


Brighton and Hove Albion vs Burnley

This one is an interesting one as Brighton find themselves higher up the table, however on current form Burnley seem more likely to win as they haven’t lost a game in their last five and got a huge draw at Old Trafford making this game a difficult one to call. I feel Brighton can bounce back stronger from this difficult patch there in where they haven’t got a win in five games and but they can get a result in this one. They are at home and Burnley have looked really poor this season and I don’t think their defence can hold out.

Game Changers: Knockeart, Ryan, Tarkowski and Crouch (yes I put him in Crouch= GOAT)

Back Brighton to win at 11/10 with SkyBet


Tottenham vs Leicester City

Huge game here as Tottenham find themselves in a title race after poor form from Liverpool and Manchester City. Being only five points behind puts them in a strong position to finally win some silverware this season (let’s be honest it’s not going to happen), however, their current form means it will be difficult for any team to get a result against them especially away. Tottenham’s injuries are a concern with star scorer Kane out but filling the void is Heung Min Son who is on fire and a huge threat. Leicester have got a really tough schedule and have played Liverpool and United in their last two games and now Tottenham it doesn’t seem really fair. Leicester do look a really solid side as they have only conceded two in the United and Liverpool games collectively. I think this one will be tough for Leicester but I’m up for a risky, rewarding bet and think that they have a huge chance here and can win or at least get a result.

Game Changers: Son, Erikson, Vardy and Maguire

Back Leicester at 6/5 with SkyBet


Manchester City vs Chelsea

Another huge clash in this weekends fixtures with what is simply a massive game. This is huge for Chelsea as it would help them get needed points to solidify their top four place whereas City needs it to stay top of the table. It’s simply a huge game. After an impressive display against Arsenal on Sunday City look a real threat and their huge squad depth means any side they field against Chelsea will be a problem. Chelseas win against Huddersfield for me only papered over the cracks they have shown this season. I think City will tear them apart with their attack and I think they will score a few .

Game Changers: Aguero, De Bruyne, Hazard and Kante

Back City to win at 1/2 with SkyBet


Wolves vs Newcastle United

Last but not least the Magpies travel down to the Molineaux to play the giant killers, Wolves, who impressive form this season has meant that they now find themselves in 7th place which isn’t bad for a side that got promoted last year. Wolves have made a name for themselves this year as the giant killers as they always seem to get results against the big sides and have infact struggled more against the smaller teams, but their recent 3 – 1 trouncing of Everton at the weekend means I am very confident they will produce in this game. Newcastle have been a mixed bag this year as they beat City not so long ago but then make silly mistakes that have ultimately cost them places in the table. For me after winning in the reverse fixture earlier this season I think Wolves have got this one with their excellent attacking play and flair.

Game Changers: Neves, Jota, Rondon and Dubravka

Back Wolves to win at 7/10 with SkyBet