4 for the Weekend (31 December 2011)

This entry was posted on Friday, December 30th, 2011

Liverpool look very skinny to beat a Newcastle side who have managed more away wins this season than Liverpool have done at Anfeild. With Luis Suarez serving part 1 of his bans, this all makes Alan Pardew’s men a tasty looking 7.0 on Betfair to record a victory.

Benayoun, Sessegnon and MG Pederson – not a trio especially known for their aerial prowess, but they have all scored headed goals against Aston Villa this season. The Midlands outfit have conceded an astonishing 57% of their goals this season from set pieces. John Terry already has four Premier League goals to his name this season and is an attractive 25/1 with Ladbrokes to further exploit Villa’s weakness in the air and open the scoring.

Gone are the days where Everton could rely on Tim Cahill to make up for their lack of prolific goalscorers, as he has a grand total of zero goals this season. But we still think they have enough talent in other areas of the pitch to get a result at the Hawathorns and a 1-1 draw is worth a poke at 6/1 with Blue Square.

Brendan Rodgers’ own brand of total football, which let’s face it consists mainly of a lot of neat passing and a lack of goals at both ends should play right into the hands of a Spurs team who look genuine title contenders. The 8/11 that Ladbrokes are offering on Tottenham looks more than fair especially considering Manchester United were as short as 4/9 when they visited the Liberty Stadium last month.

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