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.