Six of the best TV games this weekend

February 21, 2019
Charlie Highbury

West Ham vs Fulham

Let’s be honest neither of these sides have been very good at all. In fact between them they have only won one game in both of their last five. West Ham hasn’t been in the worst form as they have recorded two draws in their last two matches and one notable result against Liverpool who were massive favourites and some might say West Ham deserved to win (does the offside rule apply to Liverpool?). Fulham, on the other hand, are just terrible, however they did get a win against Brighton, somehow. I think this game is simply a win for West Ham as they are too strong and have class players such as Felipe Anderson and they must be backed to win.

Game Changers: Arnautovic, Anderson, Fabianski and Seri

Back West Ham to win at 5/6 with SkyBet

 

Burnley vs Tottenham

Another game that I think, is a foregone conclusion. Burnley have really struggled this year and find themselves three points outside the relegation zone. Their team is simply not good enough and even with the edition of Peter Crouch they are really going to struggle to stay up. Tottenham on the other hand are playing superbly and Heung Min Son is on fire at the moment, playing some extraordinary football. I believe he can really put fear into this Burnley defence. I just think Tottenham are too strong for Burnley and man for man they are much better right across the park.

Game Changers: Peter Crouch, Heung Min Son, Vertonghen and Alderweireld

Back Tottenham to win at 7/10 with SkyBet

 

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace

This is an interesting game. I believe these teams are quite evenly matched. Leicester haven’t won in five and Palace have won one and drew two in their last three. Leicester haven’t been playing great, however, their last three fixtures have been awfully difficult as they have played Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United and I don’t think anyone would’ve expected them to get a result in any of these games. Palace, on the other hand, have been playing well and got some good results. Wilfred Zaha has been on good form and overall Palace play an exciting brand of football and if it wasn’t for a bit of bad luck they would probably have got better results in their last couple of games. Overall I think Place can get a result here.

Game Changers: Jamie Vardy, Wilfred Ndidi, Wilfred Zaha and Andros Townsend

Back Palace and the draw at 4/6 with SkyBet

 

Arsenal vs Southampton

In the reverse fixture this season Southampton won in what was a Danny Ings masterclass. Arsenal have improved since that last game as they find themselves in fifth whereas Southampton are struggling again finding themselves 18th and in a real relegation battle, they need three points to get out of relegation. In all honesty I think Arsenal will win this game as they have an exciting attack of Lacazette and Aubameyang and with players returning from injury I think they can field a near full strength side that can get past Southampton with ease. I expect lots of goals as both sides have had a shaky defence this year.

Game Changers: Aubamenyang, Lacazette, Ings and McCarthy

Back over 3.5 goals at 11/8 with SkyBet

 

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Well it’s one of the biggest derby’s in football and on Sunday its coming to a screen near you. This could be a title decider, if  Liverpool lose they find themselves tied with Man City having played the same amount of games. However if the Reds do win they are 3 points clear at a vital time in the season. United haven’t lost in their last five games and have looked very convincing with Paul Pogba dominating the midfield and Rashford looking very confident going forward. He might cause some problems for Liverpools sometimes questionable defence and could open them up. Liverpool as well, have looked good recently not losing in their last five, however two draws against West Ham and Leicester have made them look poor and an average performamce against Bayern doesn’t really add any fuel to the fire. For me, as its at Old Trafford I think United will take this one and what an occasion to do it as well as United could deny their arch rivals the title.

Game Changers: Pogba, Rashford, Salah and Van Dijk

Back United to win at 2/1 with SkyBet

 

Manchester City vs Chelsea – Carabao Cup Final

The first cup final for Man City this year and let’s be honest it’s probably not going to be their last. Man City are simply an amazing side with a lot of class and some of the best squad depth in the world. Their mid-week late win against Schalke with ten men really showed their class and their only downfall is that they don’t have any fans (sorry couldn’t help myself). Their team is a lot better than Chelsea who have looked really poor this year and I think they will get battered like Arsenal did in last years cup as Chelsea are simply not at Cities level and with the dressing room drama and discontent amongst the players its a perfect time for City to win another trophy. Sarri bye bye, bye bye, bye bye

Game Changers: Aguero, Sane, Hazard and Kante

Back Man City to win at 4/7 with SkyBet.