Paul Robinson Previews Sunday’s Premier League Matches
Sunday’s two matches at 14:00 see Arsenal go to Fulham and Spurs take on Bournemouth
Tottenham’s style of play could really play into Bournemouth’s hands here. To have been so open and expansive against Brighton played into the Seagulls hands. Brighton and Manchester City are the two best teams at breaking through the lines and going from back to front of the ball on the floor and they did just that against Tottenham. Does Ange need to be a little bit more pragmatic? A lot of Tottenham fans will argue no, as they're a great watch and it’s refreshing from what they had to sit through for the last couple of seasons. You’re going to get a couple of bloody noses playing that way: that's just the way that it is. Against Bournemouth, with Solanke in the form that he is in, the way that they play, the way that they press from the front, I worry for my for my old team, especially in conceding goals. This is an absolute banker for both teams to score – but that’s one of the shortest prices we’ve ever seen for that!
Spurs will nick it. It'll be a basketball game, end to end and Ange won't change the way that he plays. It's supposed to bounce back. In fact it's not the Bournemouth game that I'm worried about. It's January without all those players.
Tottenham, just….and both teams to score, definitely. That’s 9/5
Arsenal head to Fulham on the back of that lost against West Ham and they will think it's a perfect time to go Craven Cottage. The last three Fulham games they've lost 3-0, 2-0, 3-0 conceding eight goals in the process, not scoring themselves. For Arsenal, it was disappointing for them against West Ham. They had nearly 30 shots. They needs that 20-25 goal striker. Will that stop them winning the league? Time will tell if they don't go to the market in January, but I think it's a good place for Arsenal to go. I can't see anything other than an Arsenal win. Mikel Arteta is good at getting reactions from his team. I think they'll get a reaction. I think they'll go to Fulham.
I think they'll comfortably win to nil – that’s 17/10
Arsenal to nil is the choice of Paul Robinson as they go to Fulham and Tottenham to win and both teams to score as they face Bournemouth. That’s a close to 13/2 double.