Paddy’s football ambassador Phil Thompson is back to offer more elite insight to this weekend’s games and he’s turned his steely gaze towards the pick of Sunday’s clashes.
The Liverpool legend and all-round top man had a chat with our friends at PPTV and picked the bones out of Wolves v Newcastle at 4.30pm and Arsenal v Leicester at 7.15pm to serve up a dishy double.
Wolves will be in plenty of accas this week especially as they’re coming up against Newcastle. I can’t believe it, Steve Bruce is coming in for more hassle from the fans because they got beat last time.
Don’t forget there were three late goals in that 4-1 loss to Manchester United. That’s the nature of the game! This week Newcastle are playing against, I believe, a very, very good Wolves side who have had a difficult first couple of games to the season.
THOMMO’S TIP: Wolves are two games unbeaten and I do fancy Wolves to Win here. I think they’ll be too strong for Newcastle.
I think everybody will be expecting Arsenal to win this and I’ll be going along with them as well. I do believe that Arsenal will come out on top. I think it will be quite close, though.
Arsenal have changed a bit. Everybody’s talking about Mikel Arteta being like Pep Guardiola and this high press, but I think where his solidity has come from is that they’re defending a lot deeper because of David Luiz in there at centre back, who I don’t think has got the legs to play a high line. But, counter-attacking, they’re absolutely ruthless.
I don’t know what’s happened to Leicester, it was a desperate defeat against Aston Villa and it was in the last minute as well.
THOMMO’S TIP: I do think Arsenal will just have too much. These two have both got the same record this season, both have won three and lost two. Something’s got to give for this one and I do fancy Arsenal, just, a 2-1 scoreline for this one.
Thommo’s Sunday double
Based on everything I said earlier this Sunday’s double has to be Wolves and Arsenal to Win. I feel this one. I feel this one in my bones sitting here on Merseyside! Good luck!
Thommo’s tips for Sunday
*All odds correct at time of publication and they’re always bang up to date on our clever betting widgets.
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