It’s Friday afternoon, and we’re all gradually drifting through those last few hours of the working week, watching the clock and waiting for the weekend to finally begin.
There’s no better way to fire up your Friday Feeling than by looking ahead to the weekend’s football fixtures. Have you made your fantasy football transfers and picked your team this week? In that case, it’s time to think about putting on a bet for the weekend’s action.
Here are our football accumulator tips for this week – at least when it comes to Chelsea.
As recently as a year ago, you could just add Chelsea to your slip and be pretty comfortable they would pull off a win, no matter who they are facing. Our form since the turn of the year has really changed all that. Now you can’t ever be too confident we’re in line for 3 points, and in fact we’ve lost more games than we’ve won in recent weeks.
Our odds are lengthened even further by our opposition tomorrow. Live on Sky Sports’ evening kick off we will take on Newcastle at St James’ Park under the lights.
Our record up there was pretty poor even through the long spell where the Magpies were rubbish. Now they’re actually good – and have the reigning Premier League player of the month Miguel Almiron playing for them – we really don’t like our chances.
It will be a crazy atmosphere, with the sleeping giants finally feeling like they’re a rising force once again. Those fans won’t get to see their team play again for over a month, so they’ll be desperate to send them off on a high. Not only that, but we’re also a perfect opposition for them to want to beat. It would be a real staging point to show their progress from relegation battlers to top side, and would also do huge damage to our chances of catching them in the top 3 race.
Eddie Howe’s team will be fresh, playing at home, highly motivated and in the best form in the league. Graham Potter’s team are low on confidence, ravaged by injury, playing poorly collectively and individually, and looking extremely shaky. We don’t want to be negative, but that’s the reality.
So what’s our suggestion for a bet? Well, how about over 2.5 goals? That way, you get to celebrate each and every Chelsea goal for how it helps your bet as much as your team – plus every Newcastle goal has a strong element of consolation to it.