Every week we bring you some top betting tips from our Brand Ambassador John Barnes.
Now the international break is out of the way, it is back to the hustle and bustle of the Premier League. Going into this weekend’s fixtures there are only two points separating the top four with this year’s title race looking like it will be one of the most exciting ever. Add to that another Mourinho vs Wenger encounter, a relegation scrap at the Stadium of Light, and a London Derby, you have got yourself an entertaining weekend of football.
For this week’s predictions, we have asked John Barnes to give us his suggestions for the following three games; Manchester United vs Arsenal, Southampton vs Liverpool, and Tottenham vs West Ham.
Manchester Utd vs Arsenal
The undoubted game of the week is Man Utd versus Arsenal. This will see two old adversaries, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, pitched against each other once again . Mourinho has so far had the upper hand on his managerial rival, with Wenger only winning one out of the fifteen games he has played against the Portuguese tactician. However, Arsenal seem to be made out of stronger stuff this season, and with United’s form being somewhat indifferent so far many pundits are expecting a close encounter.
John Barnes Tip: Our BonusCodeBets ambassador also expects a tight affair with a 1-1 draw to be his likely outcome. If you are looking to place this bet at the bookies then you can expect odds of around 11/2 (6.50).
Southampton vs Liverpool
This clash between Southampton and Liverpool has extra interest given the number of players that have moved from the south coast to the Merseyside club. Ex-Southampton players like Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, and Nathaniel Clyne are performing brilliantly for the Reds this season as they sit nicely placed at the top of the table. Southampton are in good form themselves, and actually won the last outing at St. Mary’s with a 3-2 victory, but most pundits are expecting a different outcome this time.
John Barnes Tip: As an ex-Liverpool man he is also expecting a win for Jurgen Klopp’s men but the game is likely to be an absorbing affair with goals for both teams. Over 2.5 goals is our tip here.
Tottenham vs West Ham
This weekend’s London Derby between Tottenham and West Ham sees two teams with plenty to play for. Tottenham are looking to keep pace with the rest of their fellow title chasers, and West Ham will look to put distance between themselves and the relegation places. Tottenham are likely to see the return of Harry Kane for this weekend’s game, and are hopeful on Deli Alli making an early return to action. West Ham will be hoping their star man Dimitri Payet will be fully focused for today’s game with speculation continuing about a possible January transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
John Barnes Tip: Both teams are struggling of late, but with the expected return of Harry Kane, Tottenham should have enough fire power to see off a struggling West Ham side. Thus, we suspect a home win for this fixture.
About John Barnes Tips: Every week we are asking our brand ambassador, John Barnes, to give us his predictions for some of the top upcoming games. These predictions are then used to give you expert betting tips to help you beat the bookies. As well as that we look to bring you the best bonuses and odds so that you can take full advantage of this advice.