Tipster Picks

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We all need a bit of help sometimes, and our tipping trio are always on hand to share their wisdom in 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 2023/24 season opener this August 12, the tipsters have been mining the data once again:

The Mailman says…

  • My pick: Manchester City have won their last six league games and are undefeated in eight, scoring 20 goals. City face Chelsea at the Etihad having not lost there this season in the league and with the return of Haaland and De Bruyne they look like an unstoppable force. Although Chelsea won away at Selhurst Park last time around, they left it late and looked terrible in the first half!
  • Potential pick: Newcastle seem to be back on track and are undefeated in their last three games, winning two of those and bagging 10 goals! Their opponents Bournemouth have not won in the league so far in 2024, having lost three times and drawing twice. Although Solanke is the third-highest scorer in the Prem, collectively the Cherries have scored only 31 goals so far this season, 20 less than Newcastle with 51.
  • Risky pick: Wolverhampton Wanderers have been inconsistent recently and lost at home to Brentford last weekend. They face a Tottenham side that are undefeated in their last five games, winning all three of their home fixtures and drawing in their two matches away. Spurs with the return of Son to their attack will fancy their chances against a Wolves defence that have conceded 8 goals in their last 3 league games. 

The Teacher says…

  • My pick:Newcastle appear to have turned a corner, winning four of their last six in all competitions, a run which included a last-gasp defeat to Man City and a bizarre 4-4 draw with Luton. Bournemouth, meanwhile, have hit the skids – winless in their last five league games. Away from home they’ve shipped 27 goals; only basement boys Sheffield United have a worse such figure. In short, the hosts should win this.
  • Potential pick: Wolves have won three and drawn two of their last five away games in all competitions and anyone who saw them claim a 4-2 victory at Chelsea should know they have potential against the so-called bigger clubs. Top scorer Hwang Hee-chan is also back from Asian Cup duty now too. Spurs have been picking up plenty of points of late but they’ve struggled past Brighton and Brentford at home and failed to beat lowly Everton.
  • Risky pick: Luton have certainly picked up of late and while last weekend’s home defeat to Sheffield United was a big setback, they should relish bouncing back against one of the big guns. They’ve already drawn with Liverpool and pushed Man City and Arsenal all the way at Kenilworth Road. United’s results have picked up but they remain unconvincing performance-wise – 15 away goals scored is the worst tally in the top half.

Incognito Pro says…

  • My pick: Manchester United had an impressive away win at Villa Park last weekend and are now undefeated in three, with two of those wins coming on the road. More importantly, United’s problems in front of goal seem to be in the past now with 9 goals coming in those three victories and this could be decisive against a Luton defence who have conceded 7 goals in their last two league outings.
  • Potential pick: Spurs have won their last five league games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, scoring 14 goals in those matches. They will be boosted by the return of Son Heung-min and Yves Bissouma from international duties last week and will be looking to add to their impressive tally of 51 goals scored so far this season. Tottenham won this fixture one-nil last season and I expect a similar result on Saturday.
  • Risky pick: Everton have not won in their last seven league outings and have only scored four times in those games. The Toffees have slipped back into the bottom three and although they face a struggling Palace side, Roy Hodgson’s team have at least managed to pick up wins in their last five games against both Sheffield Utd and Brentford.

Good luck!

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