Dave Tindall’s Pick 4 Premier League Preview
This Saturday we have an all Premier League Pick 4 £30,000 Correct Score pool kicking off with Leicester v Crystal Palace. Dave Tindall has previewed his Syndicate ticket below and you can join his ticket here.
Leicester v Crystal Palace
Leicester are on a roll with four straight Premier League wins taking them up to eighth spot. Palace are feeling good too after picking up four more points in the last week, including a dramatic 2-1 home win over Watford with a goal down with just minutes to play.
It’s fairly well documented that Roy Hodgson’s men are yet to score an away goal but it’s also worth noting that they’ve conceded just twice in their last four road games. Leicester score more on their travels when given more freedom to play so this could be a fairly low-scoring contest with Hodgson looking to shut up shop.
Prediction: 1-0, 2-0, 0-0, 1-1
Arsenal v Newcastle
Even in his Liverpool days, Rafa Benitez struggled at Arsenal and his Newcastle side are in woeful form having taken just a single point from their last eight games. Before the defeat to Man Utd when David de Gea performed heroics, Arsenal had won seven out of seven at home and they seem more reliable than most at putting away the weaker teams when hosting.
History shows that the Gunners have won their last nine games against the Magpies and in that run they’ve had a 4-1, a 3-0 and a 7-3 at the Emirates! ‘Other Home Win’ could be our friend in this one.
Prediction: 3-0, 3-1, OHW
Brighton v Burnley
Consistency and continuity have been the keys for Burnley this season and boss Sean Dyche has made just 13 changes to his starting XI in 17 matches (eight less than anyone else). However, he does have doubts over defenders Ben Mee and Stephen Ward.
That said, Dyche knows how to set a team up and Burnley’s away games tend to be low scoring affairs – five of the last seven show three with a single goal and two 1-1s. Brighton have only netted nine times in their eight home games but have kept it pretty tight too apart from a 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool. Goals could be few and far between.
Prediction: 0-0, 1-1, 0-1
Man City v Tottenham
And on and on they go. A 4-0 win at Swansea made it 16 wins out of 17 for Man City and Everton remain the only team to stop them taking all three points. That was back in August!
Spurs came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in this fixture last season and were in fine form on the road earlier in the campaign but their last four away games show defeats at Man Utd, Arsenal and Leicester and a 1-1 draw at Watford. City have won five of their last six matches by a 2-1 scoreline so we’ll make that one of our two correct score options.
Predicition: 2-1, 3-1