The second round of returning games is coming this weekend. The first two games we witnessed were covered with controversy. Sheffield United had a clear goal that the officials managed to get wrong even with the Video Assistant Referee and goal-line technology. Arsenal looked even worse after the restart with a 3-0 defeat to Man City.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
Friday 19th June, 2.15 p.m.
A match where both teams aim for a top 4 position. Tottenham is sitting in eight place and a total of 7 points behind Chelsea who currently sit in fourth. Man United are a bit closer sitting just 3 points behind Chelsea. This is going to be one of the most difficult games to predict as both sides had several injuries before lockdown that have since returned.
Jose Mourinho is known for bringing some unusual but effective tactics to a game. It will be interesting to see what he has up his sleeve against his former side. Some big names return to the Spurs line up including Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. On the other hand, United will see Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford eligible for selection.
Tottenham will be without Dele Alli due to suspension. With only 9 matches remaining for either side a push for a top 4 spot will require big results. Surprisingly, Marcus Rashford is favourite to open the scoring at (+350) while Harry Kane is the second favourite at (+400). A Tottenham win is (+200) but take Manchester United at (+145) with CanPlay.
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Saturday 20th June, 11.30 a.m.
The Hammers back playing in their home ground. It will most certainly be strange for the players not hearing the West Ham fans singing and shouting in the background. A very lacklustre season for the London side as they are in 16th place missing out on a relegation place on goal difference. The break in play could be just what David Moyes side needed to get back to the level expected from them.
On the other hand, Wolves were in great form before the break. Wolves were a fearless side that went out on the pitch and made it difficult for every single team. Just five points from fourth place side Chelsea. Their goal for this season will be to get European football but they will need to kick off right where they left off.
Sebastian Haller is (+550) to start the scoring. While Wolverhampton’s Diogo Jota is (+225) to score anytime. Wolves are favourites for the game at (+110) but West Ham is (+265). West Ham has a strong side but suffers inconsistency. This game is likely to be a scrappy affair and it is best to go for the draw at (+240) here at CanPlay.
Everton vs Liverpool
Sunday 21st June, 1 p.m.
An old classic, the Merseyside Derby. One of the best rivalry games on offer in the Premier League. Everton is sitting in twelfth place while Liverpool is galloping home in first 22 points clear of second-place Man City. Liverpool is just two wins away from officially winning the Premier League.
Surprisingly, the last Merseyside Derby that Everton won was in October 2010 in Goodison Park. The last meaningful results for Everton were drawing against Liverpool causing them to drop enough points to not win the Premier League. There are some doubts over Mo Salah as he missed the behind closed doors friendly against Blackburn Rovers. However, he likely will not be missed with the other talent available in the side.
Mo Salah is still the favourite to open the scoring at (+350) providing he plays. Followed by Sadio Mane at (+400). Dominic Calvert-Lewin is favourite Everton’s favourite to score first in the game at (+400). It is difficult to go on form after such long break, but it is doubtful Everton will break a 10 year cycle of not winning the Merseyside Derby. Take Liverpool at (-170) at CanPlay.