Why I’m Joining The Athletic (Just Kidding, Footy Picks)

d_buckets here, back like I left something. (insert the emoji that’s blowing smoke out his nose that the athletes always use when talking about #grindmode or #savageszn or whatever the fuck) Alright enough time wasting, here are 5 of my picks for the weekend. #grindmode #bagszn #ihatewhenwhitepeoplesaynocap

CRYSTAL PALACE under 2.5 (-120)

Palace have looked like nothing but a relegation level side. Not a believer in first year boss Patrick Viera or there talent/depth. But they should be desperate for a result after 2 draws and a loss in their first 3 games. Add that to an international break, a Spurs team who have yet to concede a goal OR score more than 1, and a 12:30 kickoff.. and it has all the ingredients for an under.

SOUTHAMPTON over 2.5/3 (-106)

Southampton haven’t shown many signs of an improvement on defense and West Ham have picked up right where they left off last season. The team is flying and playing open, attractive football. Look at West Ham as a potential parlay team this weekend, although they are on the road so tread cautiously.

LIVERPOOL -.5/-1 (-110)

Liverpool struggled last year vs Leeds but they did that against pretty much everybody. VVD is back and there’s plenty of depth to not worry about the UCL lookahead just a few days later. Raphinha and that luscious Leeds attack should certainly cause problems, but Liverpool should cause, and convert, more. If Fabinho starts, which he should, then the midfield battle between him and Phillips may decide it. Like Fab to keep him in check. (Note: Van Dijk just sustained an injury for Netherlands, but said he’s fine)

LEVANTE under 2.5 (-122)

Rayo have the most xG conceded thru 3 games, but neither of these teams have the firepower/style to scare me out of 2.5. Relatively even squads should make for a cagey affair. It’s La Liga, take the under.

ESPANYOL under 2/2.5 (-116)

Like that Espanyol are home, should be tougher for Atléti to score. 1 goal total in 3 Espanyol games and an xG and xGA both under 3 total. Both teams in top 6 in xGA. It’s La Liga, take the under.


PREMIER LEAGUE  18-10  6.38

LA LIGA                     6-3     3.72


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