The FA Cup Final this weekend is the focus point of my talkSPORT tipping column but there’s also a huge battle for relegation in the Premier League and at the other end a fight for the title.
The final will be a fantastic game but I don’t think this will be a walkover for Liverpool.
We were all worried that Chelsea would implode after the trouble with the club, they’ve had a couple of hiccups but they’ll bounce back now especially after the win at Leeds.
Up front is it Timo Werner, is it Romelu Lukaku? He also found his goal scoring touch again so he could give Liverpool a lot to think about.
Elsewhere, the relegation battle is causing quite the upset for Burnley, Everton and Leeds.
It does look like it will be Leeds or Burnley now. I think Everton will just creep out of it and every point is massive for Burnley now.
Chelsea v Liverpool betting tip
Lukaku looks as if he has found his goal touch again and looks confident after Wednesday night’s goal against Leeds.
Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea might just think Lukaku’s power against Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, he might be the answer.
You never know with Tuchel and what he’s thinking but I think in the midfield Chelsea are good so I expect a real close game. We’ve had some cracking games between these two sides before too.
I think there will be goals, not end-to-end mind you but a goal draw really seems likely this weekend.
I hope it’s a game like that and it goes to extra-time – and I’d be going for a 2-2 in the 90 minutes and maybe one of them to find the winner in the extra 30. Liverpool are favourites of course but it won’t be as easy as what some people think.
Tottenham v Burnley betting tip
First we’ve got Tottenham v Arsenal on Thursday evening and if Spurs win that they’ll go on and thump Burnley too.
If it goes the other way, Burnley will be in with a shout. I still think with Spurs Antonio Conte is so demanding so I’m going to predict a 3-0 for Tottenham with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane scoring.
If they beat Arsenal, the place is going to be rocking and I don’t see any joy for Burnley going into this game, but they’ve done it before – in the reverse fixture.
As I said, every point is massive for Burnley but I think Spurs will be too strong for them.
When you talk about goal scorers concerning Tottenham you can’t look away from Kane and Son with the moods they’re in at the moment.
I think Harry will score in the north London Derby first and then Son will score against Burnley, or even the other way around with how they’re both scoring.
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West Ham v Man City betting tips
We were worried how the Champions League would affect City, bang! Kevin De Bruyne smashes in four…
West Ham had a big disappointment in the Europa League so they’ll make it hard for City, but I can still only see one outcome. I think it’ll be City by a couple of goals so 2-0 or 3-1, you never really know how many they’ll score.
For goal scorers in this game, De Bruyne as I said four goals on Wednesday, he’s just been magnificent, but Bernardo Silva who’s playing great, Phil Foden could get one – you never know with City who they’re going to play but it wouldn’t surprise me if De Bruyne does it again.
Leeds United v Brighton betting tip
There’s no Patrick Bamford, where are the goals coming from for Leeds?
Leeds are fighting for their lives to be honest, I don’t know what to make of them, they’ve lost their discipline and that’s a problem.
I hate to say it because I love Leeds as a club and I don’t want to see them go down, I’m going to go Leeds 0-2 Brighton.
Graham Potter likes to swap his strikers doesn’t he? I think if Neal Maupay plays, he’ll score. And from a set-play I can see a centre-half getting a header in, Lewis Dunk could probably punish the Leeds defence.
Brighton have got plenty of goals in them but not a prolific goalscorer, the goals come from all over – if Maupay’s in the starting lineup then he’d be my bet, if not Dunk to score a header.
Brighton are busy, Maupay is busy and they’re buzzing especially after the United win, whereas Leeds might feel they’re down and it could be 2-0 it could be more.
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