Arsenal vs Tottenham – Spurs more consistent than Gunners
Tottenham Hotspur finished as runners-up in the Premier League title last season. The Spurs would like to repeat last season’s performance. Tottenham hope to close the gap on Premier League leaders after this next match with Arsenal. A game between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is something you just can’t miss. The last three meetings for these clubs at Emirates Stadium have ended in 1-1 stalemates and Spurs haven’t won at this venue since 2010. Overall, it will be a difficult game for both teams and another tight contest is likely here. The Gunners will meet the Spurs at 12:30pm BST/7:30am ET on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal lost to Manchester City 3-1 last weekend but were second best for most of that match in our view. The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger got aggravated at a penalty awarded to the Blues and felt their third goal was offside. The Gunners were grateful to goalkeeper Petr Cech for keeping the score down. The substitute forward Alexandre Lacazette did make a goal to make it 2-1 just after the hour mark. Arsenal looked vulnerable on the counter-attack as their central defenders could not keep up with City’s pace and movement. Arsene Wenger’s side have scored in 21 straight home games versus Spurs and should create chances again, but we’re thinking both teams to score in this fixture.
Tottenham Hotspur were not at their best when beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Wembley this last weekend. It looks like the Spurs are suffering some kind of hangover from a 3-1 Champions League defeat of Real Madrid. The Spurs midfielder Dele Alli was out against Crystal Palace due to injury. Forward Harry Kane left the game with 15 minutes to go. The backup goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga had a great performance. The manager Pochettino hailed the Argentine goalkeeper as an unbelievable option to have at his disposal.The experience gained from being involved big matches should stand Tottenham in good stead. Sportsbooks Games thinks the Spurs now look more comfortable in such big fixtures. They have a four point advantage in the Premier League table and that will allow them to play with more freedom. Spurs are strong on the counter-attack and we like the chance for an away win.
Manchester City host Arsenal next Sunday at Etihad Stadium
Manchester City have been virtually unstoppable this season. City has a remarkable 35 goals in only 10 matches with a goal difference of plus 29.
City’s recent form has sparked talk of an unbeaten season, which Arsenal achieved in 2003-04. The Citizens are on top of the table by five points and the only team without a loss in 2017-18. Arsenal is fifth in the Premier League table, nine points off Guardiola’s leaders. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has called upon Sanchez to help continue its impressive record against City. The Gunners have only lost just once in the last eight meetings and won four times. This Premier League fixture is scheduled for Sunday, November 05, 2017, at 9:15 AM ET/2:15 PM BST at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are currently flying at the top of the Premier League. City has nine wins and a draw from 10 games. Their form, along with their style of football, already has some predicting that they’ll go the whole season unbeaten. City have an array of attacking talent within their ranks, none more lethal than forward Sergio Aguero. However, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger thinks the pressure will get to City eventually.
Arsenal have an attacking trident of Mesut Özil, Alexis Sánchez and Alexandre Lacazette. They are good enough to give any team some problems. The Gunners haven’t been sweeping teams aside like City , but their recent form has been pretty good. Watford are the only team to beat Arsenal in their last 12 matches in all competitions. Top Sports Blog thinks Arsenal will have the opportunity to hand City their first defeat of the season on Sunday. That being said, City still has the momentum and advantage in this fixture.
As Liverpool FC await, Tottenham Hotspur needs to do more at Wembley Stadium
The Tottenham Hotspur fans should feel relieved as their side managed to finally win a game at home. The Spurs won 1-0 against Bournemouth but find it really tough to produce the kind of performance they would have liked to deliver. The Spurs defensive performance in home fixtures is pretty disappointing as of late. With Liverpool coming next week, manager Mauricio Pochettino knows that his team will have to do much better if they are to avoid losing more points at home. This Premier League fixture is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 22, at 11 a.m. ET / 4 p.m. GMT at Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool FC has won just once since August and it appears they have lost a little bit of their form. However, The Reds remain unbeaten when playing against the Spurs in 10 games. Not since September 2011, has the Tottenham club managed a win over Liverpool. This is an opportunity for manager Jurgen Klopp to turn the tide for his team and propel it back toward the top of the league. Liverpool goes into the game eighth in the league, four points behind the Spurs in the Premier League table. Klopp does not have his star forward Sadio Mane, so far this season, for six weeks due to injury. He now has just introduced midfielder Philippe Coutinho into one of the league’s most lethal attacks.
Tottenham Hotspur FC is in form with seven wins in the last eight games. The Spurs forward Harry Kane has been prolific. Harry Kane is one of the Spurs most important players. The 24-year-old has already scored six goals in eight league appearances for the club. The real problem is that none of those goals came at Wembley, the Spurs home ground. The Spurs are finding it hard to secure points in home fixtures. During the Spurs win last Saturday against Bournemouth, their defense was exposed on more than one occasions. At home in Wembley Stadium, manager Mauricio Pochettino has seen his team win only once in the Premier League. Sportbooks Games gives Liverpool an edge, who has enjoyed success at Wembley, winning 20 times at the national stadium.
AFC clash coming on Sunday as Pittsburgh Steelers visit Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium
The Pittsburgh Steelers had some early-season struggles but don’t count out them out in this one. The Steelers have some of the most potent weapons in the league. Pittsburgh would restore a great deal of confidence if it can pull the upset. The Chiefs will remain undefeated on the season with a win in this one. This NFL football game in Week 6 is scheduled take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 4:25 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Kansas City Chiefs has taken on some tough injurys. The Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Texans. Also, Kansas City’s wide receiver Chris Conley will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles. The Chiefs defense isn’t what it was earlier in the year. Quarterback Alex Smith is playing at a high level and will fight hard in this one.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a bad day last time out. Big Ben threw for 312 yards against the Jaguars but threw five interceptions in a blowout loss. The Steelers has one of the best wide receivers in Antonio Brown in the NFL. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant and running back Le’Veon Bell are also big weapons. The Steelers need to get their passing game in better form. The Steelers have become a dependable defensive team this season, ranking fourth in yards allowed and first against the pass. If Ben has a good day Sportsbooks Games thinks the Steelers will announce themselves back among the best teams in the AFC.
Liverpool title challenge is over if Manchester United wins at Anfield
Liverpool FC will host their rivals Manchester United at Anfield on October 14 with kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm, BST. This fixture will be Manchester United’s biggest test of the season so far. Manchester United sits at second in the Premier League on points with leader Manchester City.
Liverpool knows a win on home ground will send a message to the rest of the top flight. The Reds will be desperate to make a statement against the Red Devils. Liverpool went into the international break seven points behind United after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. The Reds lack of a world class striker proved to be costly once again. Newcastle also exposed some weakness in the middle of Liverpool’s defense. Other than hammering Arsenal 4-0, Liverpool has been patchy all season. The pressure will be on to produce more in such a high profile fixture. The Reds are thrilling and infuriating at the same time. Liverpool has a brilliant attack but with a weak defense they sit seven points off the top.
Manchester United has an unbeaten run of nine wins and a draw featuring mostly modest opposition. Only two of their opponents so far finished in the top 10 last season. The Red Devils looked very good against their rivals with four goals netted in six different matches. The Red Devils are looking very impressive as of lately. They kept the opposition scoreless in six of seven Premier League games. They are well placed to soak up pressure and unleash their speed on the counter attack. During their last match, they attacked Chelsea’s weak spots with vigor. Manchester United forced the Chelsea full-backs to play wide and in turn created space in the middle for their attacking midfielders. Sportsbooks Games thinks if visiting Manchester United can survive an early onslaught, they will come away with the win.
Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers both bring 3-1 record into Ford Field on Sunday
The Detroit Lions knocked off the Minnesota Vikings on the road last weekend. The Carolina Panthers handed the New England Patriots their second home loss of the season. The Panthers offense got rolling last time out and will need it in this game as a road underdog. The Lions defense has been playing in good form so far. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been playing well and Detroit has the look of a playoff contender. This regular season Week 5 NFL game is scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. ET at Ford Field.
The Carolina Panthers (3-1) has won five of the seven all-time meetings with Detroit. The last time the Panthers visited Ford Field, in 2011, the Lions won 49-35. The Panthers are a hard team to figure out right now. One minute they look good and the next they look poor. In their 33-30 win against New England, Cam Newton completed 22 of 29 passes for 316 yards with 3 touchdowns and one interception. The Panthers offense are averaging 19.5 points and 318.5 total yards per game. The defense are giving up 17.5 points and 282.0 total yards per game.
The Detroit Lions (3-1) are tied atop the NFC North after their 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 19 of 31 passes for 209 yards. The Lions offense are averaging 24.8 points and 299.8 total yards per game. The defense are giving up 17.5 points and 322.5 total yards per game. The Lions defensive lineman Antony Zettel has been a huge contributor thus far with four sacks in four games. If the defensive line can put together a nice group effort they could keep Cam Newton contained. The Lions have the home field advantage, and Sportsbooks Games picks them for another win in this one.
New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers meet for first time at Gillette Stadium in regular season game since 2009 season
The Carolina Panthers are 2-1 on the season but are coming off a 34-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The New England Patriots are sitting at 2-1 this year as well. New England lost the opener against the Chiefs, then got wins over New Orleans 36-20 and Houston 36-33. The NFL game will kickoff on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.
The New England Patriots isn’t running on all cylinders quite yet and the defense has had some issues. New England escaped in that Texans game and now remains in a comfortable spot in the standings. So far this season, Brady has 1092 yards and eight touchdowns. Running back Mike Gillislee is the Patriots top rusher with 145 yards, four scores and 45 attempts. Cooks is New England’s leading receiver with 256 yards, two touchdowns and 10 receptions on 18 targets. New England does have some problems on defense, giving up a total of 95 points in three games.
The Carolina Panthers offense has not been very good to start the year and that could be trouble for the team. In the first three games so far, Cam Newton has 566 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Running back Jonathan Stewart leads the rushers with 45 attempts and 162 yards. McCaffrey is tops on the Panthers with 23 targets, 18 receptions and 173 yards. The Panthers need more out of Newton to make this a competitive game. The defense allowed only six combined points in wins over the 49ers and the Bills, but the Saints dominated through the air and the Patriots aren’t going to be slowed down either. Sportsbooks Games thinks this is a bad matchup for Carolina. Take the Patriots to cruise to the victory in this one.
The Premier League gives way to the 7th round this weekend in England with the Chelsea versus Manchester City game
Manchester City are unbeaten and sit on top of the Premier League with 16 points along with Man United. City stomped Crystal Palace with a 5-0 win on last Saturday. City is the first English team since Blackburn Rovers to score five or more goals in three consecutive matches. Chelsea are three points behind, with four wins from five games, including a 4-0 victory at Stoke on Saturday. Manchester City have not won the Premier League title since 2012/13 and 2013/14. Chelsea have been champions for two of the last three seasons. These two genuine Premier League title contenders will square off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 30, at 12:30 ET.
Chelsea won the title last season and will look to end Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the new season. Former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has adapted very swiftly to the Premier League. He made it six goals in as many games with a superb hat-trick at Stoke City. Morata and Pedro capitalized on defensive mistakes against Stoke with a 4-0 win. The Blues were good enough to claim the title last season, but more may be required this time. We expect both teams to score on home ground of Chelsea, and Morata will again be a threat.
Manchester City looks to be on another level when it comes to attacking weapons right now. The Citizens have scored an incredible 16 goals in their last three Premier League games. So far this season, Guardiola’s Man City have scored an average of 3.2 goals per game. The difference this season is the strength in depth of the forwards. Sergio Aguero is alongside Morata and Romelu Lukaku at the head. The midfielders Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, and Fernandinho are scoring compared to last year. City will be at home against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League during midweek. Chelsea has to travel to Atletico Madrid during midweek. Sportsbooks Games thinks Guardiola’s side will be fresher for this most excellent fixture.
West Ham United takes on Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur needs to get back into the top four of the English Premier League at this juncture. This will be their first chance to put some pressure on a top team of the Premier League table in Match Day 6. The Spurs travel to West Ham United this weekend. This English Premier League fixture is scheduled on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. ET at London Stadium. The duel will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
West Ham United has a great defense as of late. West Ham didn’t play great against Bolton in the EFL Cup earlier in the week, but the 3-0 win was a good result. They had a scoreless draw against West Brom on the road also. The 2-0 victory at home against Huddersfield Town gives their defense 270 straight minutes of scoreless football. West Ham’s biggest problem is that it can’t get it’s offense on the field at the same time. Slaven Bilic continues to insist that he can’t play Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez on the pitch together.
Tottenham Hotspur has yet to concede a goal yet away from home, and it has all six points possible. The Spurs have already lost at home to Chelsea and drawn to Burnley and Swansea City at home. On the road, the Spurs has outscored Everton and Newcastle 5-0 on aggregate. Most recently, the Spurs picked up a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the EFL Cup. Sportsbooks Games thinks Tottenham Hotspur will escape with a draw from its crosstown rivals, but this will be a tough one for them to get.
Atlanta Falcons will take on the Detroit Lions in Week 3 on Sunday
The Detroit Lions started the season with a comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals. They played their second game of the season with a 24-10 win against the New York Giants on Monday night. The Atlanta Falcons are playing well again this year and are building momentum. The Falcons are 2-0 after defeating Green Bay 34-23 last weekend. This NFL game in Week 3 is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. ET at Ford Field.
The Detroit Lions could turn heads with an upset victory but it will be tough against the Falcons. Quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t have a great day against New York on Monday night. Stafford threw for just 122 yards and lost a fumble. However, the Lions never trailed in their 24-10 win. The difference in this game was Detroit’s swarming defense. The defense is continuing to get better. If the Lions have any chance of slowing down the Falcons, they must keep Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones in check. That responsibility could fall on Darius Slay, the Lions top cornerback. Slay and the rest of the Lions need to force the other wideouts to beat them in this one.
Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan had a dominating victory against the Green Bay Packers Sunday night. Ryan threw for 252 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones finished with five catches for 108 yards. Freeman rushed for 84 yards, and Tevin Coleman had 42 yards on the ground plus a touchdown catch. Trufant scored a defensive touchdown and a crucial interception near the end of the first half. The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of weapons on offense that can still put up a lot of points even without Jones. However, if Jones cannot be contained Atlanta will light up the scoreboard. The scoring total should be high with a ton of passes. Sportsbooks Games take the Falcons to win this game.