Our tipster Jones Knows is backing Dwight McNeil and Reece James to score this weekend and is hoping his dreams come true combining the pair in a 275/1 double.
How did we get on last weekend?
My theory on backing West Ham when Michail Antonio has had seven or more days rest was left as a non-runner as David Moyes decided to give the Hammers striker another rest. Nothing lost, nothing gained there.
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With only a few weeks left of the season and a healthy profit in the bank guaranteed, there isn’t much sense in trying to block my way to maintain the current levels of profit. I do find setting short-term bankroll targets is a sensible way to keep motivated when trying to punt for profit. My aim is to reach three figures of profit come the end of the season. We’re not going to get there backing 5/1 pokes are we? So, let’s swing for the ropes between now and the end of May.
Starting this week, with Dwight McNeil and Reece James focused punts that have exciting potential.
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1pt on Dwight McNeil to score and have two shots on target vs Watford (25/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
The increased confidence sparked by a manager change is absolutely flowing through the feet of Dwight McNeil who looked like a player reborn in the wins over Southampton and Wolves for Burnley.
The 22-year-old fell down the pecking order under Sean Dyche after struggling with his form. However, a change at the top, he has revelled in his position off the right where he can cut in. He has fired six shots at goal in his last appearances with two of those hitting the target.
His shots prices are a strong fancy of mine this weekend against arguably the worst team in the Premier League. He has the quality to find the net, too. McNeil has had more shots (42) and more shots on target (12) without scoring than any other player in the Premier League this season. The last player to have more attempts on target without finding the net in a single season was Jesús Navas in 2014-15 (17).
This could be his weekend to end that wacky stat.
1pt on Reece James to score and have two shots on target vs Everton (10/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
Reece James can bag his sixth of the season this weekend
The man at the heart of Chelsea’s fine performance that merited more than a 1-1 draw with Manchester United was Reece James, who was in rampaging form having switched back to his attack-minded wing-back role after a few weeks of playing in the back three. When he’s on song, Chelsea are a different animal.
He had the most touches in the opposition box of any Chelsea player in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford (10) and the most touches overall (113) which showcases just how involved he was. There were also four shots on goal from James to an expected goals return of 0.33. He should have had an assist with Kai Havertz to blame for not converting following a delicious cross.
“What a player Reece James is,” said Roy Keane on his performance.
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“He looks like a boxer. His distribution, movement, strength. He seems like a nice kid too. He’s a clever lad who could play in any position. Chelsea are a lucky club to have him. Outstanding.”
With him fully fit, confident and playing against a team likely to be relegated, James is a fantastic bet across a variety of markets this weekend. The 5/1 with Sky Bet on him to bag his sixth goal of the season is a beauty and I’m happy to throw in his shots on target chances against Everton, who are likely to soak up plenty of pressure on their goal.
0.5pt on Dwight McNeil and Reece James both to score first (275/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)
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