I’m plumping for the ‘new manager’ effect in my betting tips this weekend.
The new managers, the not-so-new manager and the already started to look worn down manager.
All those bases are covered in the football games I’m assessing.
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion (January 20, 23:00 GMT+8)
They’ve got no points, no goals and haven’t even mustered a shot on target in the Premier League yet this month.
I think it’s what they call a dry January!
That is about to change and some with new £20 million recruit Theo Walcott an exciting arrival.
Everton now have three eminently winnable home matches out of the next four and manager Sam Allardyce will demand a response after what he called an ‘unprofessional’ loss at Spurs.
Another new boss Alan Pardew guided West Brom to their first league win since August last time out and ended the club’s worst ever run.
They will come down to earth at Goodison, however.
I’m going for a 🌟🌟 punt of First Half 1X2 Everton @ 2.88 and a 🌟🌟🌟 tip of Asian Handicap -0.50 [email protected] 2.17.
Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town (January 20, 23:00 GMT+8)
There are only 11 points between nine teams at the foot of the table.
That Stoke and Huddersfield are two of the them outlines the importance of this contest.
Stoke are 18th in the Premier League table, a point from safety, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two side Coventry City.
Fellow strugglers Huddersfield are falling fast and have not won in the league since defeating Brighton on Dec 9.
Both are desperate for victory.
Stoke, under new manager Paul Lambert, will be that bit more desperate.
I expect the new manager effect to guide the Potters to a home success and another 🌟🌟 tip is Asian Handicap -0.75 Stoke City @ 2.44.
Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur (January 21, 23:59 GMT+8)
This is Mauricio Pellegrino versus Mauricio Pochettino.
The former must have that worn-out look. The look that says what else can go wrong.
His Saints haven’t won in 10 consecutive league games and were denied victory last weekend by a goal which should never have stood.
An ‘injustice’ was how Pellegrino described Watford’s equaliser.
Now he comes up against his namesake, less than a month after they were trounced 5-2 by the same opponents.
Spurs can sniff fourth place and are in their best form of the campaign.
Another 🌟🌟🌟 tip is Asian Handicap: -1.00 Spurs @ 2.23.
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