10 Midweek Boosts on the Premier League

The F.A. Cup may have taken up the majority of the weekend’s thinking across England & Wales, but it’s all out Premier League for the midweek, and we’ve got 10 Boosts to keep you in the game this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Let’s do this!

Tuesday’s Premier League Matches

Arsenal vs Cardiff – Arsenal last home game saw them two down just after the half-hour mark.
Two goals in two minutes, one from former Gooner, Alexis Sanchez, made it an uphill battle for Unai Emery’s men, but we fancy them to have the better of it for the visit of Cardiff.

Fulham vs Brighton – Fulham had the weekend off after getting knocked out of the F.A. Cup by Oldham. Brighton, who played out a 0-0 draw with West Brom at the weekend, may just be a tad leggy having played the extra game, and might not be up for a chilly Tuesday tussle at the cottage.

Wolves vs West Ham – Both these sides were in action at the weekend and won’t necessarily be best pleased with the outcomes, albeit, for very different reasons.
Wolves managed a 2-2 draw and now will have to welcome Shrewsbury back to the Molineux for a fourth-round replay. West Ham, on the other hand, lost 4-2 to AFC Wimbledon.
The way in which Pellegrini’s side were beaten may have some lasting effects on the players; Tuesday may come too soon for the battered and bruised Hammers.

Huddersfield vs Everton – A similar situation here as to the Fulham/Brighton match. Huddersfield got the weekend off, while Everton were beaten 3-2 by Championship side Millwall.
Given the extra rest and home-field advantage, we think the terriers could muster up a result here.

Newcastle vs Man City – So, the guys and girls here at Rizk HQ sat down over a coffee and we tried to make a case as to how the Magpies could dig out a result against the formidable Manchester City.
In short, we couldn’t, and instead found ourselves embroiled in a debate as to how many Man City will score on their way to a win. Sorry, Newcastle Fans, we’ll get you next time.
We figured over 2.5 was far too short of a price and over 4.5 was a bit of a stretch (at least some of us did!).
It’s fair to say we met in the middle.

Man United vs Burnley – Much like the above fixture, the discussion surrounding this match centred around just how many goals United can win by. Burnley have drawn one and won three in their last four, so are we writing off Sean Dyche and Co. unfairly? I guess we’ll find out!




Wednesday’s Premier League Matches

Southampton vs Crystal Palace – Southampton have certainly turned a corner since new manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, was appointed following the sacking of Mark Hughes earlier on in the season. Crystal Palace have been playing well of late and bagged a decent win over Spurs at the weekend.
We think that win will spur the Eagles on to another victory at the St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Bournemouth’s recent form won’t install much confidence should you be looking for an upset down on the south coast of England. You could say that the Cherries biggest win this month is keeping hold of their star striker, Callum Wilson, who looked to be on the way out during the window, but remains with just a few days to go.
Chelsea’s latest acquisition, Gonzalo Higuain, has made the jump, and we fancy both strikers to have an impact on the game.

Liverpool vs Leicester – Well, we touched on a few of the underdogs possibly benefiting from a much-needed break over the weekend, so what does that mean for Liverpool following 10 days off?
Thankfully, Leicester were also knocked out of the cup in the third round and thus should be able to match the Reds (at least in pre-match energy levels).
The Foxes have caused trouble for some of the bigger teams on the road this season, so we’re not expecting a formality here, though a good 3rd or 4th gear performance from Klopp’s side should be enough to get them over the line.

Tottenham vs Watford – The Qatari national team players may have felt a strong sense of will emanating from the West when they took on South Korea in their Asian Cup match last Friday. That was most likely the Spurs fans hoping for the middle-eastern side to win, and thus releasing one of their star players, Heung-Min Son, from International duty.
They did win, and now the South Korean forward is back in London ahead of Tottenham’s visit of Watford. There’s a chance of an upset hear given the injury crisis at Spurs, but having at least one of their stars back should give Pochettino’s side a kick up the back-side and get them over the line.

That’s your midweek round-up. Head on over to Rizk Sportsbook to get in the game.