Football Tips: Thommo’s best bets for this weekend’s action

The big man runs the rule over three massive clashes in the Premier League.

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Saturday 12.30pm: Wolves v Manchester City
Manchester City to Win 2-0
Erling Haaland to Score Anytime

Saturday 3pm: Newcastle v Bournemouth
Newcastle to Win 2-0
Alexander Isak to Score Anytime

Sunday 12pm: Brentford v Arsenal
Arsenal to Win 2-1
Gabriel Jesus to Score Anytime

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Saturday 12.30pm: Wolves v Manchester City

TV: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

Wolves will be pretty nervous about this, coming up against Manchester City who are unbeaten in 18 Premier League games, winning 13 of those. They’re on one of those runs again.

They’re the top scorers in the Premier League despite Liverpool scoring nine in one game! But City actually have more. They’ve gone 21 unbeaten away which is a club record. They keep smashing records!

Erling Haaland has 13 – THIRTEEN – in nine games. Truly astonishing. But Wolves, in fairness to them, they’ve got the best defence in the Premier League, only conceding four. They’ve only scored three goals so we’re not expecting them to net against City.

As Wolves have a good defence I’ll only go 2-0 to Manchester City. Erling Haaland’s been extraordinary. He had two hat-tricks in about four days. This fella’s getting out of hand! It’s got to be Haaland to Score Anytime.

Saturday 3pm: Newcastle v Bournemouth

It’s the Eddie Howe derby! 19 years he spent at Bournemouth which is quite astonishing. He’s doing really well, he’s surprised me. I thought he might have been a makeweight there and might not have lasted but he’s done teriffic. I got it completely wrong.

They haven’t had a win in five games, drawing four of them. Their only defeat was that 98th minute goal that Liverpool scored to make it 2-1. They’ve only lost that one in their last 13 in the Premier League.

So Newcastle are not doing badly. Bournemouth had a bit of a leg up coming from 2-0 down to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 which will have done them great. Gary O’Neil’s unbeaten in his two games but I can’t see any further than Newcastle. Alexander Isak looks the real deal. I’m going for Isak to Score Anytime and for Newcastle to Win 2-0.

Sunday 12pm: Brentford v Arsenal

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

This could be an interesting one. Early on last season Arsenal got turned over by Brentford. I don’t think that’s going to happen this time. We’ve seen a different Arsenal this season.

At one point in that Manchester United game Arsenal looked like they were going to go on and win it. They’ve had five wins from the opening six games, other than that Man United loss. They’ve won two of the three away Premier League games. Gabriel Jesus has scored three in six. You can guess where I’m going with my goal scorer in this one…

Brentford have done alright, they’ve scored 15 goals and only City have scored more on 20. They’re unbeaten in three at home this season and they put five past Leeds last time out. I’m going for a slight Arsenal victory in this game, 2-1 to Arsenal.

Ivan Toney will be flying after getting picked for the latest England squad but I just think Arsenal will have too much. So it’s 2-1 to Arsenal and Jesus to Score Anytime.

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