Boxing Day 4 to Watch

This entry was posted on Monday, December 26th, 2011

It may well be the season to be jolly, but not if you support Blackburn Rovers. Next up for Rovers is a trip to BNP FC Liverpool at Anfield, and whilst the Reds haven’t overly impressed at home so far, (drawing five of their eight games,) they should have enough to edge Kean Out’s men. Blackburn have lost 11 in the league so far – seven of those have been by a single goal so we think the 1-0 Liverpool win at 7/1 with bet365 is good value. Equally, under 2.5 goals looks a fair investment at 11/8.

Manchester United don’t win titles by dropping points to Wigan – in fact they barely concede a goal to them, winning seven of the previous eight meetings to nil. That outcome is available at 8/11 with bet365, and you can also get 9/1 with Blue Square on 4-0 and 14/1 on 5-0 with Ladbrokes.

Newcastle’s Demba Ba has scored 13 league goals already this season, and he is priced up at an attractive 2.46 on Betfair to score at Bolton – the side which has conceded 21 goals at home so far this season, more than any other side.

We’re all wearily familiar with matches described as a, “great advert for the Premier League.” Stoke against Aston Villa is whatever the opposite of that is. Not only are both sides long-ball merchants, but they are a little goal-shy. Stoke have scored just 18 goals in their 17 games and Villa have only scored three in their previous six, so we think a bet on under 2.5 goals at 4/5 with Blue Square looks fair.

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