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THE STRIKER: previews the first Super Sunday of the new Premier League season. It’s WEST BROM v LEICESTER at 2pm and TOTTENHAM v EVERTON at 5.30pm. Both matches previewed with a recommended BETDAQ BET and exclusive MATCH STATS.


The Striker is a professional football punter who focused solely on football in the UK. He has over ten years of experience using exchanges and he’s been a full-time professional punter for more than five years. UK football is his edge and he sticks to it!

Thankfully The Striker has agreed to share his best bets with BETDAQ Tips! He will use a staking system between one and five points to give readers a clue as to how confident he is with each individual bet. He uses his own analysis to price up matches and loves advanced stats like xG, goal stats and current form.

WEST BROM V LEICESTER

2pm The first Super Sunday of the new Premier League season starts with West Brom hosting Leicester. West Brom came straight up from the Championship without needing the Playoffs, and will be a good opening test for Leicester who finished last season very poorly. I can see a very close game here, and the 2.02 on Leicester looks more than a little short. Of course, West Brom had to hang on at the end of last season too – finishing the last four Championship games without a win! Looking at xG though, they were pretty unlucky not to win their home games.

I feel from a value point of view, laying Leicester at 2.02 is the play here. Their underlining numbers were very poor at the end of last season and it’s not like they had nothing to play for either. They were playing for a Champions League spot. They might be able to outclass this West Brom side who come back up to the Premier League but I fully expect the game to be much closer than odds of 2.02 reflect.

The Striker Says:
Two points lay (liability) Leicester at 2.02 with BETDAQ Exchange.

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MATCH STATS

  • West Bromwich Albion have lost their last four Premier League home games against Leicester City – their longest ever losing streak at home to the Foxes.
  • Leicester City have never won five consecutive away Premier League games against a single opponent, with their four straight wins versus West Brom their joint-best such streak in the competition (also vs Newcastle in January 2020).
  • The home side has never won in eight previous Premier League meetings between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester (D2 L6) – only Bournemouth v Watford (10) has been played more in the competition without the home side ever winning.
  • West Brom and Leicester City have both lost six times on the opening weekend of a Premier League season, although the Baggies have won their last two such matches and the Foxes are winless in four (D1 L3).
  • West Brom have won their opening league match of the season in three of the last four campaigns (L1), having won just twice in their previous 18 (D6 L10).
  • Leicester have won their opening Premier League match of the season in just one of their last 11 attempts (D5 L5), though that win came in their title-winning season in 2015-16, (4-2 against Sunderland).
  • After collecting 24 points in an eight-game winning run between October and December 2019, Leicester won the same number of points in their final 22 Premier League matches of the 2019-20 season (W6 D6 L10).
  • Leicester have faced newly-promoted sides on the opening day in the top-flight on six previous occasions and won none of those (D3 L3), losing most recently in 2016-17 as reigning champions against Hull City.
  • West Brom’s Matheus Pereira assisted 16 league goals in 2019-20, second only to Kevin De Bruyne (20) in England’s top four tiers. The only previous Brazilian to appear for the Baggies in the Premier League was Sandro in 2016 (12 appearances).
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored in all four of his away Premier League appearances against West Bromwich Albion – the only player in Premier League history to play more away matches against an opponent and score in each match is Ruud van Nistelrooy at Newcastle (scored in all five).

TOTTENHAM V EVERTON

4.30pm The Jose Mourinho shows starts for another season on Sunday afternoon as his Spurs side get their season underway against Everton. I have to say, love him or hate him, Mourinho is box office. You have to watch! He didn’t last long after a bad start to last season with Manchester United, and with a bad start with Spurs who knows what will happen. Given the world situation with Covid19, it’s hard to see any major signings and it won’t be long before that comes out in his post-match press conferences.

Spurs managed to get a Europa League spot last season, but the underlining numbers clearly suggest that Mourinho hasn’t improved them. If they keep playing like they did they won’t be challenging for a Top Four spot again and we could easily see dressing room problems. Everton have added some nice signings and Ancelotti had them playing well last season until lockdown. That didn’t happen after lockdown though, and he will need to get his players focused again. I think Spurs are too short here at 1.93 and the draw looks good value at 3.7. I can see a very close game with little chances in front of goal.

The Striker Says:
One point win Draw at 3.7.

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MATCH STATS

  • Spurs are unbeaten in each of their last 15 Premier League matches against Everton (W8 D7) since a 2-1 defeat back in December 2012 under André Villas-Boas.
  • Everton have won just three of their 28 away Premier League matches against Tottenham (D8 L17), with all three wins coming in consecutive seasons between 2006-07 and 2008-09 – they are winless in 11 visits since November 2008 (D4 L7).
  • This is the 11th time Spurs and Everton have met on MD1 of a top-flight season – three times more than any other fixture in top-flight history.
  • Spurs have won on the opening day in their last three seasons – they haven’t done so in four consecutive league seasons since winning four between 1964-65 and 1967-68.
  • Everton have had a player sent off on MD1 in each of the last two Premier League campaigns, and could become the first side in the competition to receive a red card in three consecutive opening matches.
  • Everton have won just one of their last 19 Premier League games in London (D7 L11), winning 2-0 at West Ham in March 2019. Only Newcastle (79) have ever lost more Premier League away games in the capital than the Toffees (78).
  • Spurs boss José Mourinho has managed more games on MD1 without losing than any other manager in Premier League history, winning nine and drawing one of his 10 games.
  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has ended on the losing side just once in his 21 league matches on MD1 in his career (W15 D5), losing 1-2 against Bologna as AC Milan manager in the 2008-09 season.
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored nine goals in his last nine Premier League appearances against Everton – he has only scored more top-flight goals against Arsenal (10) and Leicester (14).
  • Everton keeper Jordan Pickford has conceded more Premier League goals against Tottenham than he has versus any other side in the competition (22). The England international has never kept a clean sheet in his eight appearances against Spurs in the top-flight.

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