4 To Watch – Midweek Premier League Preview
This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Many football fans will be more concerned with events off the pitch on transfer deadline day, but our eyes are firmly on it, as we look for value amongst the midweek fixtures.
Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium, hoping to be only the second side (after Manchester United), to pick up maximum points there this season. Indeed, Arsenal are the only team to score more than once at Swansea, and with Chelsea arriving on the back of four clean sheets, we don’t fancy many goals. The 4/5 available with Blue Square on under 2.5 goals looks very fair indeed. In fact, don’t rule out a blank for both sides – no goalscorer is available at 10/1 also with Blue Square.
Liverpool travel to a Wolves side without a win for 11 games, and it could be a night where they add to their eight league clean sheets so far this season. The Reds have won five times on the road in the league this season, four of them by a 2-0 scoreline, so we can’t resist the 2-0 at 9.0 on Betfair.
Harry Redknapp will be out of court to take charge of his Spurs side who have won eight of their 11 home league games thus far. Whilst most people will fancy them to notch victory number nine, we think there could be value in Wigan. Spurs only scraped past Watford on Friday night, whilst their two previous results were a defeat at Man City and a home draw versus Wolves. We’ll take the 11/2 bet365 are offering on the draw. Indeed, we’ll have a small play on the 1-1 scoreline at 14.5 on Betfair.
Arsenal showed their fighting spirit with three second half goals to see off Aston Villa on Sunday, and we believe they’ll get their 4th place ambitions back on track on Wednesday night. The 8/11 with Blue Square is the best price but we also like the Arsenal win at half time and full time, something they’ve achieved in their two previous league away wins, at 9/5 with the same firm. Nobody in the top flight, has however has let in more away from home than the Gunners, so we’ll back over 2.5 goals, at 5/8 with bet365.