Four Bets for the Weekend – 25 November 2011

This entry was posted on Friday, November 25th, 2011

Premier League Preview.

In a week in which we found out what type of money-grabbing louts represented England at the Rugby World Cup, what a pleasure to focus instead on the altruistic, monastic world of the, ahem, Barclays Premier League.

Stoke have lost their four league matches on the bounce, but welcome generous old Blackburn Rovers to the Britannia on Saturday. Steve Kean’s men have however scored three in both of their last away fixtures, so a good bet could be to back both sides to score at 1.8 on Betfair.

Sir Alex did his annual walkout of a press conference this week, taking offence to a question suggesting the Manchester clubs were struggling in Europe. He’ll walk at Old Trafford tomorrow in need of a morale boost, but we think there may be value in backing Newcastle to nick something. Manchester Utd are as short as 1.42 on Betfair, so it is a definite lay.

Arsenal have won their last five Premier League games and 11 of their last 13 in total. But given Robin Van Persie has bagged 12 goals in his last eight, backing him at 3/1 to be the first goalscorer with Paddy Power is a standout price.

Whilst the Baggies beat lowly Bolton last weekend, they offered little resistance to both Liverpool and Arsenal in their two previous results. Back Spurs to win at the Hawthorns tomorrow with a -1 handicap – 5/2 with Paddy Power.

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