4 Bets 4 Your Weekend – Premier League Football
This entry was posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2011
– Arsenal are now available at a lower price to get relegated than they are to win the title. One would imagine they are a shorter price to win the Boat Race than the Champions League. But Bolton arrive in equally miserable form, having not won since smashing the initial version of ‘Premier League QPR’ on the opening day of the season. Suit Ivan Gazidis may have given Wenger a vote of confidence this week, but it is on the pitch where it appears to be in desperately short supply. 4/9 on the Arsenal win isn’t value, but given how badly both sides are playing, under 2.5 goals at 5/4 with Ladbrokes is.
– Champions Manchester United travel to Stoke looking for their sixth straight league win of the season, but we think the wily Tony Pulis may halt the United charge. The Potters’ only home defeat in 2011 came against a Wigan side who needed to win to stay up on the final day of last season and having already held Chelsea last month, we recommend backing the draw at 4.4 on Betfair.
– Sky delivered a truly ‘Super Sunday’ last weekend when Spurs thumped Liverpool before United beat Chelsea, but few will expect QPR v Villa to match it. McLeish’s men were battered by Bolton’s second string midweek in the Carling Cup, whilst QPR have been rejuvenated since their Deadline Day spending spree. We think Rangers will march on with victory – 11/8 with Ladbrokes, whilst 2-0 at 14.0 on Betfair could pay off big.
– Monday Night Football or ‘MNF’ if you prefer, sees Norwich face Sunderland, and whilst animal kingdom experts would expect the Black Cats to catch the Canaries we think this could be a bore draw. Don’t read too much into the four goals Sunderland managed last weekend against a desperately tired Stoke; instead note that Sunderland have failed to score in five of their last eight league away games. Consider backing Under 2.5 goals at 1.86 with Betfair, whilst the draw at 23/10 with Blue Square looks the most likely outcome. For the more confident, there is always the 0-0 at 10/1 with Ladbrokes.