Midweek Premier League Football Tips
Next weekend the FA Cup fifth round is taking place therefore this Tuesday and Wednesday we are treated to ten Premier League matches. There are some excellent games taking place and I’ve previewed a couple of the more important matches below, as well as adding two of my best bets.
Hull City v Aston Villa
On Tuesday evening Hull City host Aston Villa at the KC Stadium in what is a crucial game for both sides. Both managers are under fire and that says a lot about how both of these sides have performed this campaign. Hull are in 18th position in the League table and are certainly relegation candidates however they got a good draw at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, thus giving the squad a big lift. It’s also worth mentioning that Steve Bruce has been unfortunate this season as his squad have been plagued with injuries however many of Hull’s better players are back and fit.
Hull City’s opponents on Tuesday, Aston Villa are only two points ahead of them in 16th position. Paul Lambert’s side have only scored 12 goals this season, which is nine less than any other Premier League side. Goalscoring has obviously been Villa’s problem and I find it astonishing that they have 22 points despite only score 12 goals. During the week Michael Owen suggested that Villa have a good squad and I agree, they should be much higher in the table given the quality of players they have, however if they don’t score goals they could be in real trouble come the end of the season.
My recommended bet is to back Aston Villa draw not bet at a generous price of 2.55 with BoyleSports. At the weekend I was impressed with Villa’s performance against Chelsea and Carles Gil appears to be a very talented player that’ll increase the likelihood of Villa scoring.
Chelsea v Everton
Arguably the encounter of the midweek fixtures takes place at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea face Everton. Earlier in the season these two sides were involved in a classic as Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 at Goodison Park, hopefully we’ll be in store for another excellent match. At the weekend Chelsea won 2-1 at Villa Park and this moved them seven points clear at the top of the table as Manchester City failed to beat Hull. Jose Mourinho’s side have had an excellent season so far, however they’ve still got some work to do and they’ll be without Diego Costa for a third consecutive match on Wednesday.
On the other hand Everton have had a very poor season for their high standards. The Toffees are 12th in the table, however they’re unbeaten in four matches. Last weekend they drew 0-0 against Liverpool and Roberto Martinez appears to have addressed Everton’s defensive issues, they’ve conceded just one goal in their last four matches. Thus leading me to believe that this will be a low scoring encounter. Everton will inevitably sit back against the best side in the league and this favours under 2.5 goals. Over 63% of Chelsea’s games at Stamford Bridge this season have resulted in under 2.5 goals and I’m happy to back that to happen again at odds of 2.1.