Every week, Southampton’s legend Matt Le Tissier will bring you his top 3 picks of the Premier League
Crystal Palace vs. Wolves
After beating champions Manchester City at the Etihad, Crystal Palace host Wolves in the Premier
League on Saturday. Palace came out on top 1-0 when they last met Wolves at Selhurst Park in January
but since then Wolves changed their manager and their playing style. They enter this game on the back
of 5 unbeaten Premier League games, winning 4 of them.
Crystal Palace shocked everyone last weekend beating City on the road. The Citizens were with Phil
Foden, Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo on the pitch but struggled to
create clear-cut chances against a Palace side who were very organized at the back. Palace know how to
suffer and are deadly on the break. We love our home teams at plus money so we will take them again.
Pick: Crystal Palace to win at 2.55
Leeds vs. Leicester
Nothing seems to be going in favor of Marcelo Bielsa, but we cashed last week with Leeds winning on
the road to bottom placed Norwich. It was not an easy win, but we will take it. This time they host
Leicester who lost last weekend 2-0 to Arsenal but it was just one of those days when the opposition
keeper was everywhere (Aaron Ramsdale)
Leicester played well, they were very dangerous in the final third and it’s time for them to bounce back
against a struggling Leeds. Again, we are going with the value and with the better team at plus money.
We expect them to find the rhythm this time and score at least two goals on their own.
Pick: Leicester to win at 2.5
Everton vs. Tottenham
The Toffees have been struggling in the Premier League ever since key players suffered injuries.
Richarlison is back but Doucoure, Calvert-Lewin, and Andre Gomes. Doucoure is the most important
piece of the puzzle. Without him they suffered two defeats in a row, and they conceded 7 goals in the
Spurs sacked Nuno Espirito Santo after the 3-0 defeat to United and appointed a world-class manager,
Antonio Conte who won Serie A last season with Inter. He will still rely on Son and Kane, but he will
definitely bring top players in the winter transfer window.
New manager, major impact for the players, new tactical plan… Tottenham will look totally different
under Conte. He’s a great tactician and he will probably use his favorite 3-5–2 formation, with three
central defenders, with wing backs that will push high and provide width in the attacking third. The
players will need some time to adapt but we should see more energy and determination.
Pick: Tottenham to win at 2.6