Football Bets Review October 4th 2021
The Premier league this weekend saw match week 7 in which teams battled it out to move up the table and for some teams, get their first win of the season.
Manchester United 1-1 Everton
The first Premier League fixture of the weekend saw Everton travel to Manchester to play a United side who had lost their previous Premier League game against Aston Villa. The game saw United make 5 changes, one of which saw Cristiano Ronaldo start on the bench. Manchester United took the lead on the brink of halftime after Anthony Martial finished in style. Everton then equalised 20 minutes into the 2nd half after a counter-attack from a United corner, Andros Townsend equalised and celebrated in front of the travelling Everton fans doing the famous Ronaldo celebration.
Chelsea 3-1 Southampton
Chelsea got back to winning ways when Southampton travelled to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea took the lead from academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah despite Chelsea dominating the possession Southampton managed to level the score from the penalty spot when James Ward Prowse sent Mendy the wrong way. Despite the high of getting on the scoresheet Ward Prowse then saw red 10 minutes later which then meant Southampton had to play the remainder of the game with 10 men. In the closing stages of the game Chelsea managed to make the extra man count with 2 quickfire goals, the first from Timo Werner who will hope this leads to more goals in future games, the 3rd goal then came from England international Ben Chilwell who struck the ball with his left foot resulting in the ball rocketing goalwards.
Wolves 2-1 Newcastle United
Fans at Molineux saw new Wolves signing Hwang Hee-Chan bag a brace in front of the home crowd. The first came 20 minutes in and then the 2nd came after halftime. However, despite the brace from Chan, a goal from Newcastle came in between. Irishman Jeff Hendrick found the net 4 minutes before the break.
Burnley 0-0 Norwich
Despite being 6 games in, the 7th game at Turf Moor was called by many a relegation 6 pointer between two sides who were yet to find their first victory of the season. The game didn’t contain a lot of chances but the best of the lot came from Dwight Mcneil who found the ball fall to him at the back post but was unable to convert. No team was able to get the all-important goal meaning the game ended 0-0 and therefore Norwich remain bottom of the table on 1 point and Burnley 3rd bottom on goal difference.
Leeds United 1-0 Watford
The Hornets travelled to Elland Road to take on a Leeds side who have struggled to match their form of last season. The game was decided by a single goal which was scored in the 18th minute by Spaniard Diego Llorente in front of a sold-out crowd. This result meant Leeds managed to get their first win of the season and Watford manager Xisco Munoz depart from Vicarage road meaning Watford are now in search for their 7th manager in 2 years.
Brighton 0-0 Arsenal
The game at the Amex saw to inform sides clash and allowed Arsenal fans to get an accurate indication of how good they have been recently. The game didn’t live up to the expectations and lacked quality from both sides. The points were shared between the two sides and meant Brighton’s good form continued and Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 4 games.
Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa
In one of three 2 pm kick-offs on Sunday Aston Villa travelled to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium to play a Spurs side coming off the back of a defeat to rivals Arsenal. Tottenham took the lead when midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg scored after 27 minutes. Villa then levelled when Ollie Watkins got his first of the season before Tottenham retook the lead from a Matt Targett own goal. As a result, Tottenham sit in 8th and Villa sit two places below in 10th.
West Ham 1-2 Brentford
West Ham hosted Brentford in another of the 2 pm kick-offs on Sunday. The newly-promoted side went to East London after a 3-3 draw versus Liverpool. Brentford took the lead through impressive Bryan Mbeumo 20 minutes in, Brentford then held this lead for an hour before Jarrod Bowen scored with 10 minutes remaining to level the score. However Brentford summer signing Yoane Wissa had other ideas, the substitute came off the bench to score a dramatic late winner to claim Brentford all 3 points. Brentford’s impressive start to life in the top flight sees them placed in 7th after 7 games and the defeat sees West Ham in 9th.
Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City
In the final 2 pm kick off the foxes travelled to Selhurst Park to take on the Eagles. Both sides were hoping to get back to winning ways after draws on matchday 6 but this wasn’t the case in fact both sides made it back to back draws. Leicester took the lead when Iheanacho dispossessed Andersen and slotted home, the Foxes then doubled their lead when Jamie Vardy scored making it 3 in 2. However, after a half time team talk, Patrick Vieira’s men came back out and took the game to Leicester with the hope of getting something from the game. The first goal for Palace came from substitute and new signing Michael Olise, Palace then equalised through another substitute Jeffery Schlupp who after 47 seconds of stepping foot on the pitch put the ball in the net to make Palace didn’t come away from the game empty-handed.
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City
In what was built up as the game of the season so far both sides showed that they have real quality throughout the 90 minutes. The game began with Liverpool starting fast and racing out of the blocks with the home crowd on their side however this soon changed after 15-20 minutes Man City dominated the game right through to halftime and may have seen themselves as unlucky not to go in at half time 1 goal up. The second half was when the game really came alive, Sadio Mane opened the scoring after receiving the ball from Salah before then carefully slotting the ball home. Liverpool’s lead only lasted 10 minutes, Phil Foden then showed the footballing world what he is capable of doing with the ball. Foden struck the ball from the left of the box into the right side netting giving Allison no chance. Liverpool then retook the lead through a stunning goal from Mo Salah which sent the Anfield crowd crazy. However, the drama was not done there City then equalised and made sure of a point after Kevin De Bruyne shot deflected off Joel Matip into the net. As a result of the points being shared Liverpool go into the international break 2nd placed behind leaders Chelsea while City sit in 3rd.
LATEST OUTRIGHT PREMIER LEAGUE ODDS:
Man City 10/11
Manchester United 16/1
This week saw the 11th round of fixtures in the Championship. Results saw teams that needed points to pick up 3 points and a few surprising results were thrown into the mix also!
Stoke City 1-0 West Brom
The Championship action began on Friday night under the lights at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke hosted West Brom. The game saw each side have 11 attempts on goal with Stoke managing 6 on target and West Brom only 2. The game was decided in the 79th minute when former Manchester United player Nick Powell opened the scoring and put Stoke ahead. The Potters were able to hold onto the lead and secure 3 points which saw them climb to 4th and West Brom remain 2nd on goal difference.
Coventry 4-1 Fulham
In what turned out to be the shock of the weekend in the Championship Coventry beat last year’s Premier League side Fulham by 4 goals to 1. Fulham took the lead when Coventry player Kyle McFadzean scored an own goal. However, in the second half, Coventry managed 3 goals within 14 minutes. The first coming from inform Viktor Gyokeres making the score 1-1. Coventry then took the lead when Matt Gooden scored from the spot. Gykokeres then added to his goal tally by increasing Coventry’s lead to 2. The points were then fully secured when Ian Maatsen scored with 20 minutes remaining. After this impressive win, Coventry sit in 3rd going into the break while Fulham drop to 5th.
Cardiff City 0-1 Reading
Cardiff hosted an inform Reading side at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. Cardiff went into the game after suffering 4 straight defeats and was hoping this game would end this run but despite their 27 attempts created in the game, they were unable to score. However, Reading were through Junior Hoilett 38 minutes in meaning Reading took all 3 points and Cardiff are without a point in 5 games
Barnsley 0-1 Millwall
A struggling Barnsley side was hoping to not make it 3 defeats in a row when Millwall travelled to Oakwell. The game’s only goal came from Milwalls Murray Wallace in the 89th minute to ensure the 3 points and back to back victories for his side.
Bournemouth 2-1 Sheffield United
League leaders Bournemouth took on Sheffield United who were hoping to kick start their season and hoping to find some form. The Blades took the lead when Wolves loanee Morgan Gibbs White scored 10 minutes into the second half. However despite taking the lead, it wasn’t to last long, Bournemouth equalised 6 minutes later from the spot when Dominic Solanke slotted home and then Bournemouth took the lead 3 minutes after equalising through the forever impressive Philip Billing. Scott Parker’s side lead the pack going into the internationals and following on from the defeat Sheff United remain in the bottom half of the table in 14th.
Hull City 2-0 Middlesbrough
The game between these 2 sides was seen as an opportunity to get 3 points from both. Hull were desperate for the points after picking 6 points up from their first 10 games and Boro was hoping a win would start their climb up the table. The home side took the lead with a helping hand from Boro player Joe Lumley in the 81st minute and then doubled their lead in the 93rd minute to claim the victory and a win that sees them climb out 21st.
Blackpool 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
The Lancashire derby took place at Bloomfield Road where both sides were hoping to gain victory after being able to do so in their previous match. The Seasiders took the lead within 4 minutes and then doubled their lead 24 minutes in when striker Jerry Yates converted his chance. This meant Rovers now had to chase the game which may leave opportunities for Blackpool to extend their lead but this wasn’t the case. Rovers managed to pull 1 back with 40 minutes remaining but were unable to find another goal so therefore came out as the losing side.
QPR 3-2 Preston
In one of 2 games that had a 3-2 scoreline this weekend, QPR took all 3 points when Preston travelled to the capital. Lyndon Dykes opened the scoring for QPR before getting pegged back 10 minutes later when Jakobsen equalised. Preston then took the lead a minute after the restart when Josh Earl scored, Preston were able to hold onto the lead for 25 minutes before former Burnley player Jimmy Dunne equalised. Rangers then used the momentum of the second goal to grab a third 3 minutes later to make the score 3-2 and give Rangers all 3 points.
Peterborough 2-3 Bristol City
The other 3-2 scoreline took place at The Weston Hones Stadium but on this occasion, the away side came out victorious. Peterborough took the lead after Szmodics scored his first of the afternoon in the 22nd minute. City then replied with a goal of their own without one of their players scoring, Nathan Thompson scored an own goal to make the score 1-1. 6 minutes later City took the lead when George Tanner scored 5 minutes before the break. Despite scoring late on in the half this wasn’t enough to go in ahead at the break, Szmodics grabbed his second of the game to make the score 2-2. The second half wasn’t as eventful but saw the most important goal of the game, the winning one, Chris Martin put the Robins ahead with 5 minutes to play and Peterborough were unable to reply and ended up losing the game
Luton Town 0-0 Huddersfield
The game between these two teams saw very little effort on target and not many talking points throughout the game and as a result, saw the points shared which can only be seen as a fair result based on the performance of both sides.
Derby County 0-0 Swansea
A so far underperforming Swansea side travelled to take on the Rams in a game in which 3 points would have benefited both sides massively. The game saw Swansea create 15 attempts but only 2 on target and Derby create 6 attempts with 5 on target but neither side was unable to find a breakthrough within the 90 minutes. Derby stay bottom of the league on 2 points after being deducted 12 for entering administration.
Birmingham 0-3 Nottingham Forest
A Forest side under new management travelled to St Andrew’s to play a blues side who were without a win in 4. Steve Cooper’s side took the lead after 11 minutes and then doubled their lead after 29 minutes to heap the pressure on the home side. The home side tried to nick a goal and to get into the game but was unable to do so and instead Forest scored their 3rd, Djed Spence scored in the 53rd minute to extend Birmingahms poor run of food and to ensure back to back wins in Coppers first 2 games as boss at the Forest ground.
LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP OUTRIGHT ODDS:
West Brom 5/2