Million Pound Picks Gameweek 29: Premier League Preview
Ahhh, domestic bliss. The Premier League returns after a week of World Cup Qualifying fixtures. And with that comes the return of Million Pound Picks following a one-week hiatus.
Need reminding of how to play? If so, we’ve got a handy guide right here. But in a nutshell, you pick 10 Premier League goalscorers for a chance to win a million pounds. That’s right, £1M. Ten correct first goalscorers will get you that, three correct will get you a £10 Free Bet… and if you’re our Player of the Week, that’ll be £2000 cash in the bag with our weekly guaranteed giveaway.
So that’s what you can win and how to win, now it’s our turn to offer a helping hand with some Million Pound Picks of our own. We wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s expert advice, but we pull a few out the bag every now and then. So here’s a Premier League preview and our top 10 tips.
Chelsea v West Brom
Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel don’t lose and don’t concede. West Brom do lose and do concede. There’s no doubt that Chelsea pick up the points here, it’s just a case of picking out a goalscorer – Olivier Giroud could be the man. But check the line-ups!
Leeds v Sheffield Utd
Sheffield Utd look like they’re done and dusted – especially without Chris Wilder at the helm. Patrick Bamford did the damage in the reverse fixture and he’s the pick. The Leeds striker was unfortunate to make the recent England squad, here’s another chance to argue his case.
Leicester v Man City
A battle towards the top of the table… sort of. Man City are in cruise control and well on their way to regaining the Premier League title – but this could be tricky. Former striker Kelechi Iheanacho is a man in form, and we’re going for the Fox in the box to give Pep Guardiola something to think about.
Arsenal v Liverpool
The definition of unpredictable. Arsenal were 3-0 down to West Ham before a spirited comeback, and Liverpool were the brilliant champions who now look like mid-table fodder. We’re going with a guy who’s showed recently just why he’s so highly thought of in the footballing world. Martin Odegaard.
Southampton v Burnley
Hardly the standout fixture of the weekend. Ten defeats from 12 for the Saints since beating Liverpool at Anfield, while Burnley have stemmed the tide and gained an excellent win at Everton before the break. We’re going for the talented Dwight McNeil to get things going here.
Newcastle v Tottenham
Harry Kane. Next.
Aston Villa v Fulham
Aston Villa have lost Jack Grealish and lost form, but the Villa skipper could be back for this one, much to Fulham’s dismay. If he is, he possesses the talent to unlock the stubborn Cottagers and Ollie Watkins – after a debut goal for England last week – could be the man to profit.
Man Utd v Brighton
Back-to-back wins for Brighton who have started taking their chances, and they’ll get their opportunities against this Man Utd defence. But the Red Devils are brilliant on the counter and this could be tailor-made for them. It’s hard to look at anyone other than Bruno Fernandes.
Everton v Crystal Palace
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice for England last week, but before the international break it was Richarlison grabbing the goals at Goodison. The Toffees need wins to stay in European contention and the Brazilian could be the man for the job.
Wolves v West Ham
We don’t foresee a Monday night classic here. Two good sides, neither particularly capable of setting the world alight. Low-scoring, low entertainment; we’re low on an opinion – we’ll go with No Goalscorer in a dour Monday night affair.
Premier League Betting
Premier League betting is available all season long with Grosvenor Sport and here are the odds on our Million Pound Picks to score first and anytime this weekend – just in case you were wondering.
*Stated odds correct at time of writing