Matchweek 17

Last Weekend: 5-6
All-Time Record: 132-115-26

The run of 6 straight winning pick batches came to an end this weekend, and oddly enough there were no pushes even with 6 possible pushes. But hey, can’t win ’em all. Luckily for us, December footy literally never stops and is back this week some midweek action for all of you degenerates who are sad about college football not being on until the weekend. Sooooooooooo let’s grip it and rip it.

Quick Update: Man City defeated Man U by a score of 2-1, making their lead 11 points from second place and 14 points to third place. This win almost assures that they will win the Premier League this season not even halfway through the season, an unheard of start to a season. They now have set the record for the longest win streak in the league, with 14 and now have odds of -2000 to win it all.

Tuesday:

Stoke City @ Burnley (Pick -120) Burnley have been great all year, especially at home.

Chelsea @ Huddersfield Town (+1½) Yeah, it’s bold I know. But Chelsea have been shaky and without Morata, they may have trouble scoring goals. Huddersfield are also in form at home.

Watford (+½) @ Crystal Palace After a shockingly bad start to the season, Palace haven’t lost in their last 5. But 4 of those matches have been ties and I like the points here.

Wednesday:

Everton (Pick +115) @ Newcastle United Similar to Palace, Everton had a historically bad season for their standards, but have climbed back to crack the top 10. Their huge draw to Liverpool this weekend, preceded by 3 straight wins, should be the spark this team needs to climb back to the top 7.

Manchester City (-2) @ Swansea City Yup.

Leicester City (+½) @ Southampton  Leicester have won 3 straight and Southampton have been playing inconsistent this season with 1 win in their last 7 matches.

Brighton @ Tottenham (-2) – I hate Spurs with that many points and because they’re either playing like one of the best teams in Europe, or like a bottom-half of the table club. YOLO!

West Brom (+2) @ Liverpool  Liverpool showed their weakness after trying to cruise to a victory in lackadaisical in the Merseyside Derby and paid for it, letting in a late equalizer. The last 7 matches between these two have been decided by a goal or less.

Bournemouth @ Manchester United (-1½) – What do good teams do? They bounce back after a bad loss, and that’s what United will do here.

Arsenal (-1) @ West Ham I had my sister’s dog pick this one and she chose Arsenal.

That’s all for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Kulla will be posting a blog this week (FINALLY), so that will be nice. Plus, I will probably be writing a Power Rankings along with a Champions League Round of 16 preview soon so get ready for that.

Stay Kickin’ It. Peace

Twitter: @nicodegallo   @canikickitblog

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