Tipster Picks

Welcome to Tipster Picks!

We all need a bit of help sometimes, and our tipping trio are always on hand to share their wisdom on our games. They are:

  • The MailmanBetter service than De Bruyne
  • The TeacherGiving lessons on a weekly
  • Incognito ProThe best spy since Bielsa

Will you follow their advice, or go your own way?


Ahead of the Football Survivor and Big5 2022/23 season finale this May 28, the tipsters have been mining the data once again:

The Mailman says…

  • My pick: The Gunners have proved potent at The Emirates all season long. Their Premier League hopes and dreams may have been crushed under the boot of Pep Guardiola, but that won’t stop Arteta from demanding a send-off for the adoring home fans. Arsenal average 2.66 goals scored per90 at The Emirates, winning in 13 of 18 matches throughout the season. Compare that to Wolves’ away form, albeit under two different managers, and their three victories on the road fall way short of what will be required here.
  • Potential pick: Leeds United arrive in a hopeless state of affairs for the final fixture of the season. Needing a win but without a three-point haul in their last eight games? It’s going to be difficult. But, luckily for them, one could guess that Europa Conference League is an avenue Spurs will want to avoid. Contrastingly, Leeds are scrapping for their lives, so getting behind them may not be the worst idea here.
  • Risky pick: Frank Lampard continues to oversee a stuttering Chelsea side that is not causing much fuss in the Premier League. More wilting than winning, The Blues’ recent loss against Manchester City’s B team wasn’t too surprising. Neither team has anything on the line here on the final day now, with Newcastle clinching Champions League football next season. Yet, with the contrasting feel-good factor in the away camp, it would take some guts to get behind a Chelsea outfit lacking all over the pitch. Chelsea’s 3-1 Bournemouth win still stands as their only win in their last 12 matches.

The Teacher says…

  • My pick:I want my top pick in a game where something’s at stake and that’s the case at Elland Road where both sides need victories for different reasons. Leeds have to win to stand any chance of survival. They’ve at least shown fight under Sam Allardyce, drawing 2-2 here with Newcastle last time out. Spurs could yet make Europe but are in awful form, losing five of their last seven, while away it’s seven of nine.
  • Potential pick: Wolves are the biggest outsiders in Big 5 this week but here they are facing a side, Arsenal, ending the season miserably – the one-time title favourites have won just two of their last eight games. Wolves have won four of their last eight and should also have beaten Everton last weekend, conceding in the 99th minute. They’ve been worse away but they look capable of getting something from a largely meaningless game.
  • Risky pick: With the FA Cup final six days after this game, expect a scratch City team. It will still be strong but it should give the hosts a chance – the Bees must win to stand any chance of reaching Europe and they did triumph at the Etihad. They’ve won four of their last five and although Ivan Toney is banned, it’s worth noting they’ve won 10 of a possible 12 points when he’s been absent.

Incognito Pro says…

  • My pick: Chelsea have delivered one of the most ignominious seasons of any big six club in recent memory, and don’t expect it to end with a bang, with Newcastle, conversely, seeking to maintain their feelgood factor in their last outing of the season. Chelsea conceded 5.31xG against Man Utd on Thursday, and just need this campaign to finish. Now.
  • Potential pick: Fulham have had a strong season, but make their trip to Old Trafford with very little on the line. United should perform well, especially as some of the places in their FA Cup final XI may not yet be decided in Erik ten Hag’s mind.
  • Risky pick: “Does Leeds vs Spurs pit the Premier League’s two most off-form teams together? Allardyce’s Whites may have more to play for, but they haven’t won since early April, and continue to look unconvincing. Kane will want to top the 30-goal mark, needing two strikes to do so.

Good luck!