Million Pound Picks: Squawka Bet’s Tips for Gameweek 20
Get the Squawka Bet expert’s tips for the free-to-play Million Pound Picks game on the midweek slate of Premier League and Championship fixtures.
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Crystal Palace vs West Ham Tip
Michael Antonio has returned from injury in fine form and is looking to help fire West Ham into the hunt for continental qualification this season. The 30-year-old has scored in his last two Premier League outings too, in victories over Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium.
First goalscorer pick: Michael Antonio
Newcastle vs Leeds Tip
Leeds’ expansive style should afford them more chances in this game than Steve Bruce’s rather unadventurous Newcastle outfit. Spanish winger Rodrigo will look to be the difference here – one of his three club goals so far this season came in the 5-2 home win that Leeds enjoyed in the reverse of this fixture at Elland Road.
First goalscorer pick: Rodrigo
Southampton vs Arsenal Tip
Southampton are looking to beat Arsenal for the second time in a matter of days after running out 1-0 winners in the FA Cup tie between the two teams on Saturday. The Saints’ breakthrough in that game came from an own goal but in the Premier League they have largely relied on Danny Ings, who has found the net seven times in 13 appearances so far this term.
First goalscorer pick: Danny Ings
West Brom vs Man City Tip
Are we finally seeing the best of Phil Foden at Manchester City this season? The 20-year-old has scored four in the Premier League so far and his 81st minute strike on Saturday kick-started the Citizens’ comeback win over Cheltenham in the FA Cup. On Tuesday night, he will come up against a West Brom defence that has conceded more than any other team so far this season in the Premier League.
First goalscorer pick: Phil Foden
Chelsea vs Wolves Tip
Chelsea will begin life after Frank Lampard with a very winnable home fixture against a struggling Wolves outfit and we expect the Blues to earn all three points here. Tammy Abraham will expect to start and will hope to find the net again after scoring a confidence-boosting FA Cup hat-trick against Luton Town at the weekend to take his tally for the season to 11 in all competitions.
First goalscorer pick: Tammy Abraham
Burnley vs Aston Villa Tip
Ollie Watkins ended something of a goal drought over the weekend by scoring in Aston Villa’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United. Burnley’s games have been low-scoring of late, but the Clarets have slipped to defeats in three of their last five in the league and their occasionally cumbersome defence may struggle to cope with the pace of the former Brentford man here.
First goalscorer pick: Ollie Watkins
Swansea vs Brentford
The one Championship fixture on this week’s slate sees two promotion contenders go head-to-head in South Wales as Swansea welcome Brentford. The Swans have the home advantage here and their top scorer so far this season has been the excellent Jamal Lowe, who has scored nine times in the league including once in his side’s last Championship outing, a 0-2 win at Barnsley.
First goalscorer pick: Jamal Lowe
Brighton vs Fulham
The visit of Fulham to the Amex Stadium will be seen as a must-win for Graham Potter’s Brighton in their fight to remain in the top-tier this season. In Neal Maupay, they at least have a reliable forward. The Frenchman has seven league goals to his name so far this term, with three of them coming in his last five games.
First goalscorer pick: Neal Maupay
Everton vs Leicester
James Maddison is enjoying a real hot streak in front of goal at the moment, with his strike in Leicester’s FA Cup win over Brentford on Sunday meaning he has now found the net in each of his last four games. Everton have kept just one clean sheet in eight league games at Goodison Park so far this season.
First goalscorer pick: James Maddison
Man Utd vs Sheffield United
Bruno Fernandes came off the bench to win Manchester United their FA Cup tie against rivals Liverpool on Sunday with a stunning free-kick. The former Sporting man now has 16 goals in all competitions and it’s hard to imagine 20th-placed Sheffield United being able to contain him at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.