4 to Watch – 9 November 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012

That Barack Obama and Barcelona were the same price for success this week (yet produced such vastly differing outcomes,) shows how difficult betting can be. There simply is no such thing as a dead cert. Here are 4 however.

Southampton’s loss to West Bromwich on Monday night may not have been a surprise, but it was only the second time this season that they have failed to score in the league. It is Swansea City’s turn to beat the Saints this weekend, and they’ll be hoping to improve on an away run which has seen them fail to score in their last three league trips. If there is a team you can be confident of scoring against however, it is Adkins boys, who have shipped 28 goals in their ten games so far. We think this will be an entertaining match and are happy to take the 4/7 on both sides scoring.

Stoke have incredibly won just once in their last 16 Premier League outings, although with statistics being the naughty things they are, Tony Pulis would no doubt prefer the stat that shows they are unbeaten at the Britannia since February. Tomorrow they welcome a QPR side who haven’t won away in the League for 357 days, so we think the Potters should edge a low scoring affair. Stoke’s home matches have averaged just a goal a game, and Blue Square offer a tempting 4/5 on U2.5 We’ll also have a small stake on Stoke winning 1-0 at 6/1 with Ladbrokes.

Having picked up a useful point in Schalke in midweek, Arsenal welcome a Fulham side who have seen all five of their league away games feature over 2.5 goals. But given the Gunners recent shy form in front of goal, you’ll have to be braver than we are to back it once more at 4/7 with Bet365. Instead, we’ll back the game to be a draw at Half-Time which has happened in three of the Gunners four home league games so far this season. It’s at 6/4 with Bet365.

Our final selection of the weekend is Newcastle to beat former manager Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United. The Toon have taken 10 points from their five home league games, and no side has scored fewer on the road than the three the Hammers have so far this season. West Ham’s pitiful performance at Wigan last time they were on the road also gives us belief that the 2.06 price on Betfair is one to get on.

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