Little injuries, squad rotation, weary legs….those can all be a factor in a diminished performance that comes latterly, and so it is always hard to support those involved in midweek.
Instead, perhaps finding an angle to oppose them is wise….
That’s one angle we’ve adopted this week, plus plenty of others in our Premier League betting tips for Saturday 30 September:
Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm)
We’ve mentioned about the curse of the Champions League, and we suspect of all the teams embroiled in Europe it is Tottenham who will be most burdened.
They rely heavily on the goals of Harry Kane – and why not, he is as prolific as they come – but you do wonder how long his hot streak can continue.
Their weakest performance this season came in the goalless draw against Swansea, which coincidentally or otherwise came three days after the win against Borussia Dortmund.
Huddersfield have kept four clean sheets in six starts this term, and conceded just one goal in 270 minutes on home soil. They’ve only lost once, and in front of their own supporters they might just fancy the job against Spurs.
Huddersfield +1.25 Asian Handicap (24/25 with bet365)
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3pm)
One team is rampant, the other cannot score a goal for love nor money.
Unless there is a surprise result of gigantic proportions at Old Trafford, Manchester United will win this game, win it well and probably restrict Crystal Palace to another goalless afternoon – the Eagles are yet to find the net in the Premier League.
Christian Benteke has suffered a knee injury and will be absent, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that Roy Hodgson’s task at Palace is set to get a whole bunch harder.
Manchester United Win to Nil (7/10 with William Hill)
Chelsea vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm)
Saturday evening’s televised fixture should be an absolute belter, with rampant Manchester City travelling to London to take on the kings of the big match, Chelsea.
The Blues have achieved two cracking results this term – the 2-1 win at Wembley against Spurs and Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid – using a 3-5-1-1 formation that offers stability and a decent foundation to counter attack from.
That system also shuts down the middle of the pitch, where Pep Guardiola’s side are at their best courtesy of David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, and so it’s quite possible that Antonio Conte’s scheming could yield another positive result for his team.
Chelsea +0 Asian Handicap (12/11 with Betfair)