Tipster Picks

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We all need a bit of help sometimes, and our tipping trio are always on hand to share their wisdom in our games. They are:

  • The MailmanBetter service than De Bruyne
  • The TeacherGiving lessons on a weekly
  • Incognito ProThe best spy since Bielsa

Will you follow their advice, or go your own way?

Ahead of the Football Survivor and Big5 2023/24 season opener this August 12, the tipsters have been mining the data once again:

The Mailman says…

  • My pick: Wolves travel to St. James’ Park on Saturday while undefeated in their last four away games, winning three of those, and scoring four goals at both Chelsea and Everton! Meanwhile, Newcastle’s home form has dropped, only winning one in their last five at St. James’ Park in the league. Wolves’ win over Sheffield United last weekend moved them above Newcastle in the league and the gap could widen even further on Saturday!
  • Potential pick: Bournemouth will fancy their chances against Burnley on Sunday as Vincent Kompany’s team has the worst home record in the League so far this season. Burnley have not won this calendar year, and their only home victory was back in early December against Sheffield United. Although the Cherries are also without a win in 2024, they have picked up three draws and had a nice run of form at the end of last year which they will be looking to reignite against a struggling Burnley team.
  • Risky pick: Although Chelsea are coming into this fixture off the back of a lackluster performance in the League Cup final, it is Brentford who have not been getting the results required in the Premier League. Brentford lost to a West Ham side that had lost three games in a row before Monday’s game and the Bees are now only five points clear from the relegation zone. Brentford have now lost three games in a row themselves and worryingly conceded 9 goals in those games.

The Teacher says…

  • My pick:Burnley have lost 10 of 13 home games and are seemingly heading back to the Championship. They’ve shipped 32 goals at Turf Moor – the worst home figure in the division. Yes, Bournemouth haven’t won in five but they’ve drawn three, including at Newcastle where they conceded late on, while last week they pushed Man City (losing 1-0). Only Haaland and Salah have more PL goals than Dominic Solanke. He can fire the Cherries to victory.
  • Potential pick: Chelsea shouldn’t have been featuring in this ‘potential’ category this season but the reality is they’ve failed to deliver. However, away form has picked up with wins at Palace and Villa, plus a draw at Man City. Now they face a Brentford side who have lost 10 of their last 12, the latest defeat seeing them well beaten by an out-of-form West Ham. The Blues aren’t hugely reliable but they look a decent price here.
  • Risky pick: Wolves come into this one sitting above Newcastle in the table and may underline that fact at St James’ Park. After beating Tottenham and Chelsea, Wolves have the seventh-best away record. Overall, they’ve taken 16 points from their last eight games; across the same period Newcastle have collected eight points. The Magpies have gone four without a win at home and, since New Year’s Day, have the worst expected-goals-against figure in the league.

Incognito Pro says…

  • My pick: Although Spurs were beaten by Wolves in their last league appearance, I fancy them to be refreshed after their break, and getting their push for the top-four back on track. Tottenham have won this fixture at home the last five times against Palace, with the Eagles only managing to score once! Crystal Palace have picked up wins against Burnley and Sheffield United in 2024 but have been beaten convincingly by teams above them in the league, conceding 12 goals in these three games and Spurs will be looking to inflict the same!
  • Potential pick: City were on fire in the FA Cup against Luton on Tuesday night, with De Bruyne and Haaland linking up beautifully. They head into the Manchester derby having not lost in the league at home this season, while United’s recent form came to a grinding halt with a 2-1 loss to Fulham. If you compare the goal difference between the two Manchester teams, City are +33 goals ahead of their rivals and are strong favourites for the derby!
  • Risky pick: The Magpies were heavily beaten 4 -1 by Arsenal last time around which meant that they have conceded 12 goals in their last four games, and 20 goals this calendar year! They face a Wolves side looking to make it three wins in a row and who have had recent impressive away wins at both Tottenham and Chelsea.

Good luck!

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