Cheeky advice Man United win, Lacazette goal, FA Cup drama

With a busy Easter weekend ahead, Cheeky is back to preview all the action from the Premier League and FA Cup, with Betfair odds throughout.

Tottenham v Brighton
Spurs have won all four of their home Premier League games against Brighton and are favorites here having won six of their last seven in the top flight. To be fair, they were also extremely unfortunate in the one they didn’t win, losing 3-2 to Manchester United in a game where Cristiano Ronaldo really dunked the clutch.

Spurs looked broken after that late defeat at Old Trafford but the momentum is certainly with them now and they are no bigger than 4/11 to finish in the top four. The Seagulls did Antonio Conte’s men a huge service with that shock win at Arsenal last weekend, but should be swept away here with minimal fanfare with Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski pulling the strings again. Since Kulusevski’s first Premier League start for Spurs in February, no player has more Premier League assists than the Swede. It is 23/10 to lie on another in this area.

Bet: Kulusevski attends anytime 10/23 (Betfair)

Manchester United v Norwich City
Word around the campfire is that Manchester United are working to draw up contracts this week to announce Erik ten Hag’s appointment as soon as possible. It can’t come soon enough for the Red Devils, who have looked soulless and uninspired for weeks. Hopes of a top-four finish seem to have faded, with the red men winning just three of their last 11 games. Would you honestly have your house, your Shih Tzu or your nan on them to beat Norwich at 1/5? I’m not that confident and their 1×2 price is honking given their recent pace. Instead, give me 11/4 action, they win by exactly one goal.

In other news, I just paid £8.90 for fish and chips. I tell you there must be riots in this country as soon as possible.

Betting: Manchester United will win by exactly one goal at 11/4 (Betfair)

Southampton v Arsenal
Both sides threw shocks last weekend, but Southampton’s 6-0 loss to Chelsea grabbed the headlines and raised just as many eyebrows. To be fair to Arsenal, poor decisions and the lack of an end product in the final third contributed to that loss to Brighton. The Gunners are still in the mix for the top but can’t afford a slip here. Alexandre Lacazette has been involved in seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Southampton (five goals, two assists), so there’s literally no need to look anywhere else for a first goalscorer.

Paris: Lacazette will score first at 4/1 (Betfair)

Watford v Brentford
No team has lost more Premier League games this season than the Hornets, who have already been sunk 21 times. Roy Hodgson’s men have also failed to score in four of their last six games. The Bees, meanwhile, are a decent team to watch under Thomas Frank.

Brentford more than 6/4? This price should not be simply skipped over. It should also hang in the Louvre.

Paris: Brentford winner at 31/20 (Betfair)

Newcastle United v Leicester City
Tyneside is a happy hunting ground for the Foxes, with Leicester having won each of their last five Premier League away games at Newcastle.

The Toon are actually unbeaten at home in the league in 2022 but look a bit short in betting here. A few guys from a WhatsApp group, I’m in Newcastle. I do not have it. In fact, please put your unsolicited advice up your ass. I have a bump on Leicester at 5/2.

Bet: Leicester win at 5/2 (Betfair)

West Ham v Burnley
The Hammers have done well against the smaller Premier League lights this season. Indeed, West Ham have won 25 points from their last 27 available in home games against teams from the relegation zone.

Burnley have won just four times all season and only once on the road. The only saving grace for the Clarets is that West Ham could be jaded after their Europa League clash against Lyon. Draw, here I think, with David Moyes looking smug again during post-match handshakes.

Bet: Draw on 27/10 (Betfair)

Manchester City v Liverpool
These two played out in a thrilling 2-2 Premier League draw last Sunday and all eyes will be on Wembley this Saturday afternoon as they face off in a thrilling FA Cup semi-final. Liverpool will not be short of support given their recent form. Trent Alexander-Arnold lashing out sexy passes has been a feature of the Scousers season. TAA has 17 assists this season, which is phenomenal considering the best Stevie Gerrard ever in a campaign was 16.

The Citizens took the lead twice last weekend, however, and could have won had it not been for some bizarre decisions in the final third. You could also get them to shade the draw at Anfield in October. In truth, there isn’t really much to choose from between England’s top two teams, but Manchester City could be the call here as Liverpool could opt to rest a few star names with the game coming up just three days before. a critical clash with Manchester United in the League.

Paris: Manchester City winner at 13/10 (Betfair)

Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Thomas Tuchel said there were ‘no regrets’ despite Chelsea’s cruel elimination after coming so close to what would have been a stunning comeback against Real Madrid in midweek. The Blues have been sensational during long spells in Spain but now have to bow down and try to book a place in the FA Cup final.

They could be forgiven for feeling a little tired having already played 54 games this season and it could be closer than the bookmakers are making it. Palace have had a decent season under Patrick Vieira and they could make life difficult for Tuchel’s men. Under 1.5 goals is a scream of 13/5 and could land in a game that could take a while to heat up.

Paris: Under 1.5 goals at 13/5 (Betfair)

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