Football Tips: Phil Thompson and our trader’s Premier League picks for Sunday

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It might not be a truly Super Sunday but it’s a pretty good one with two interesting games on the menu. First up it’s Manchester City v Everton at 2pm followed by Tottenham v Leeds at 4.30pm.


Who better to run the rule over Sunday’s spectacle than Liverpool legend turned Paddy Power ambassador Phil Thompson and Paddy football trader Emmet O’Keeffe? No one, that’s who. With plenty of tips on the way, let’s get into it.

Manchester City v Everton tips

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EMMET: Everton are going into this game with two of their best players, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, out. We’ve seen a real drop off from Everton since the injuries.

Rafa Benitez is a really good manager but I can’t see them keeping City out for 90 minutes. Even though it’s a short price, I think Manchester City to Win to Nil is worth including in your weekend accumulators.

THOMMO: I’m going for City to Win this but they do have a lot of different scorers, that’s why in the goal scorer markets it is very difficult but they’ve failed to score in two of the last three at The Etihad so that is not Manchester City like.

But, I can’t really see Everton breaching this defence. They’ve only faced 72 shots in the Premier League this season – that’s 37 fewer than any other side. They’ve seven clean sheets. I can’t see Everton, without Calvert-Lewin, breaching this defence.

It’s more what score can City rack up? I’ve actually got down here 3-0 to City. I do think Everton are very, very nervous at this moment in time. They’ve only got one point from their last three away. Their only win on the road this season was Brighton.

City have lost this game just once in the last 16 Premier League meetings. It’s all pointing towards a Manchester City victory. I’m going for 3-0 with Gabriel Jesus to Score Anytime.

Tottenham v Leeds tips

4.30pm: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

THOMMO: Leeds have been difficult, haven’t they? Last season they were everybody’s favourite other team, loved to watch them play, attacking teams, going at everybody. You could get any result from winning 4-1 to losing 6-2.

But they’ve had a right wobble. Their two wins have come against Norwich and Watford but they’re now unbeaten in their last three games so maybe there’s a bit of confidence coming back into this side.

But I think Spurs have to turn up. They’re unbeaten in two under Antonio Conte, they’ve not won and not scored in their last three Premier League games which is very, very worrying. Harry Kane won’t play against San Marino every week so let’s see how he gets on.

Listen, they’ve had no shots on target in their last two Premier League games so this is going to be a very, very difficult one for people to call. I am looking at it and I’m trying to see trends. The home sides won both last season so I’m going to go with that, but it’s going to be close. I’m going to go for Spurs to Win and the score to be 2-1.

EMMET: Everything about Leeds screams a team that’s right in the mix for relegation this season. I’m a believer in Harry Kane, I think we’ll see a different Harry Kane here. He’s a big price to be Premier League top scorer at the moment.

I know he’s way off Mo Salah, but Salah will go to the African Nations’ Cup so he will miss time. I think he’s worth looking at there and in this game at the weekend I like Kane to Score 2 or More Goals.

I think last season he was the best striker in the Premier League and I think he’ll be rejuvenated under Antonio Conte against a pretty weak Leeds defence. I think we’ll see the real Harry Kane starting this weekend.

Sunday football tips

2pm: Man City v Everton

Emmet: Man City to Win to Nil
Thommo: Manchester City to Win, Manchester City to Win 3-0, Gabriel Jesus to Score Anytime

4.30pm: Tottenham v Leeds

Thommo: Tottenham to Win, Tottenham to Win 2-1
Emmet: Harry Kane to Score 2 or More Goals

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