The Gurgler’s Own Goal – EPL edition

More EPL action this weekend, and as ever we pretend ot know something about it. Here's our rundown of the EPL games. Enjoy them on Foxtel whilst you can. Who knows how you'll get to watch it next year.

NORWICH v LIVERPOOL – 12:45 pm UK

Before the last start 1-1 draw the last 5 games between these two sides all went Liverpool’s way and a goals for and against of 21-5. But that was mainly with Luis Suarez who has since proved his quality and manners at Barcelona. Liverpool’s away record of 3 wins and 3 losses sees them 3rd in the last 6 form away. Norwich are unbeaten in five home games and last 6 form leaves them 6th in the form tables. Will Liverpool still be licking their wounds after they lost to Man Utd?

GURGLER TIP – NORWICH to win.

 

SUNDERLAND v BOURNEMOUTH – 3:00pm UK

Second last Sunderland have scored more goals than half of the other EPL sides including Liverpool, Watford, Crystal Palace and this week’s opponent Bournemouth despite looking an excellent chance for relegation. Bournemouth have bought a few new players in including Wolves sharp shooter Benik Afobe. Despite the fanfare and well wishers Bournemouth are still just three points from relegation.

GURGLER TIP – OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

WATFORD v NEWCASTLE – 3:00pm UK

Watford are doing the usual for one Championship side each season – a surprising run that gets them within reach of the big boys followed by a gradual slide down the ladder. The gradual slide is courtesy of 4 straight losses. However wedged in the middle of the four losses was a win in the FA Cup over Newcastle. Who knows with Newcastle, they have beaten Spurs away this season.

GURGLER TIP – NEWCASTLE to win

 

WBA v ASTON VILLA – 3:00pm UK

A midlands derby of sorts, and Aston Villa arrive in a rare patch of good form. A drought breaking win over Aston Villa was followed by a draw with table topping Leicester, and then they finally put Wycombe to the sword in the midweek replay. West Brom also got past lower league opponents in midweek too, so fatigue can be an excuse shared.

GURGLER TIP – WBA to win

 

CRYSTAL PALACE v SPURS – 3:00pm UK

Crystal Palace for all their excitement throughout the season have now gone 5 games without scoring. They were within sniffing distance of the top 4 but now can taste the midfield. And Emmanuel Adebayor is on the radar. His ex team SPurs visit and are top of the last 6 form table and will probably be happy to play someone different after a few matches against Leicester.

GURGLER TIP – SPURS to win

 

LEICESTER v STOKE – 3:00pm UK

Hard to imagine this game would be 2nd v 7th at the beginning of the season, but that’s been this season. Leicester’s last four of 3 draws and 1 wins have the I Told You So’s ready to cash in. Stoke;s recent away form goes Draw, Win, Loss, Draw, Win, Loss. So this week is a draw then?

GURGLER TIP – DRAW

 

MANCHESTER UNITED v SOUTHAMPTON – 3:00pm UK

Apparently Manchester United can still win the title according to Louis Van Gaal. Who knows, it’s been that kind of season. Lots of clubs might. Southampton have won two in a row, but lost their last four away.

GURGLER TIP – MAN UTD to win

 

WEST HAM v MANCHESTER CITY – 5:30pm UK

West Ham surprised Manchester City earlier in the season, and given their unbeaten run of 8 games at home (includes 5 draws) and Manchester City’s less than stellar away form (9th overall and 11th last 6) it could happen again. We’ll just pick a draw.

GURGLER TIP – DRAW

 

EVERTON v SWANSEA – 1:30pm UK SUNDAY

Everton may feel robbed after their 3-3 draw at Chelsea, maybe they should be more worried about their home form which is equal third worst this season. They are playing the side with the second worst away form.

GURGLER TIP – DRAW

 

ARSENAL v CHELSEA – 4:00pm UK SUNDAY

This game was a lot more fun with Jose around. The pre game taunts, the rebuttals, and all the associated action. Chelsea have yet to turn the corner they have been expected to, and with Arsenal tasting a first title for over a decade that corner may have to wait. They are still close enough to relegation to worry too if it takes too long.

GURGLER TIP – ARSENAL to win.

 

GURGLER “BEST” BET MULTI

3pm SPECIAL
OVER 2.5 GOALS – Sunderland v Bournemouth
NEWCASTLE to beat Watford
WBA to beat Aston Villa
SPURS to beat Crystal Palace
DRAW – Leicester
$1 for $209

OTHER TIMES SPECIAL
NORWICH to beat Liverpool
DRAW – West Ham v Man City
DRAW – Everton v Swansea
ARSENAL to beat Chelsea
$1 for 106

 

 

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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport. A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time. Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*. A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday. A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport. *Rugby Union not included.