4 to Watch – Prem Preview 15 September 2012
This entry was posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012
The summer of sport was officially ended at Wembley on Tuesday night, but fear not – the autumn of sport with our overpaid, arrogant footballers is back into the swing of things on Saturday. Sadly there’s no market on how many hands Anton Ferdinand will shake but there are plenty of other betting opportunities.
Manchester United have faced Wigan seven times at Old Trafford at Premier League history and the aggregate score line reads a rather startling 24-1. They may have made a slightly stuttering start, but we can’t envisage Wigan getting in their way on Saturday. We think the 17/20 Bet365 will give you about United winning by two or more goals is an investable price.
Norwich v West Ham looks set to be a goal fest. Nobody kept fewer clean sheets than Norwich last season, whilst West Ham looked shambolic on their most recent away trip, a 3-0 drubbing at Swansea. Whilst Norwich have leaked goals, they are usually good to find one themselves – only Liverpool have kept a clean sheet at Carrow Road since February. Both teams to score could be a bet at 1.7 (7/10) on Betfair and we can’t put you off the Evens Bet365 give you on over 2.5 goals or the 12/5 on over 3.5 goals.
Fulham v West Brom looks slightly unpredictable and the days of backing The Cottagers at home and laying them away may finally be over. West Brom have been hugely impressive in their first three games and the way Fulham collapsed at West Ham means we can’t back them at a best priced of 11/10. We’d happily lay them at that price on Betfair.
It’s obviously been an emotional week on Merseyside but we think Sunderland will get the better of Liverpool in the late kick off. Liverpool’s price of 13/10 is totally unappealing so we suggest getting involved with the 3.5 (5/2) Betfair currently offers on Sunderland. Given how toothless Liverpool looked against Arsenal, we can’t rule out a Sunderland clean sheet, and the Black Cats are 5/1 with Bet365 to win to nil and 10/1 to win 1-0 with the same firm.