Liverpool v Chelsea – Wednesday 22 July – Premier League
It is perhaps no surprise that Liverpool’s standards have fallen since confirmation of their Premier League triumph. However, Jurgen Klopp will know the importance of finishing the season on a strong note.
Lampard will be relatively happy with his first season at Stamford Bridge. A top four place is in their hands and they are through to the FA Cup final.
Both Teams to Score has won in Liverpool’s last three games. With both sides flowing in attack but looking suspect at the back, I think this could occur again.
Watford v Manchester City – Tuesday 21 July – Premier League
8-0, 6-0, 3-1. The previous three defeats against City make for grim reading if you’re a Watford fan. Considering they are just three points ahead of the drop zone with a better goal difference than Aston Villa and Bournemouth, it’s crucial they don’t suffer another spanking today.
Having sacked Nigel Pearson in a bizarre move on the weekend, I can only see one winner. Pep Guardiola will want a reaction after they lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final and he will get it today. Over 2.5 Goals is my bet in a big City win.
Sassuolo v AC Milan – Tuesday 21 July – Serie A
Sassuolo are entertaining to watch. Outside of the top four they have the joint most goals scored. However, they have the worst defence of the teams currently sat in the top 14. It is no shock then that Both Teams to Score has won in their last nine fixtures. The same can be said of AC Milan for their last four games. Therefore, goals at both ends is my prediction here.
Inter Milan v Fiorentina – Wednesday 22 July – Serie A
Another game in Italy that should have goals is on Wednesday night. Inter Milan host Fiorentina having only won two of their last five matches. Fiorentina are down in 12th in the Serie A table but are undefeated in their last five games.
On the road, Both Teams to Score has happened in four of Fiorentina’s last five games. Four of Inter’s last five had both teams on the score sheet. For this reason I am backing this again.
Udinese v Juventus – Thursday 23 July – Serie A
Sticking to Serie A football, my final tip of the week is in the Udinese v Juventus game. Over 2.5 Goals has occurred in four of the last five for Udinese and all of the last six matches for the Old Lady. The previous three games ended 4-0, 3-1 and 4-1 in Juve’s favour. It is no shock I’m backing goals again today.