Premier League Preview – 29 August 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014
Like Manchester United we had a rather disastrous week in the Capital One Cup failing to find success with our tips. It’s never easy knowing how strong a side some of the top outfits are going to put out and quite frankly we’re delighted to be back to the stability of the Premier League.
Talking of United, just how much longer can their terrible form continue? Without a win this season now in three games, they travel to what on paper should be the easiest away game of the League season – at Turf Moor for Burnley. Chelsea demolished Burnley after an early scare and surely this is where United finally start their season in earnest. Angel Di Maria should feature and we can’t help but think they will have too much going forward. Back United at 3/5 with Paddy Power.
QPR are priced as favourites as they welcome the Black Cats to London this weekend but we really like the look of Sunderland to take the points. QPR were so abject at White Hart Lane this week and despite it being a much changed side, losing at League Two Burton was nothing short of a disgrace. Sunderland were excellent against Man United in securing a point last week and have the better team in our books. Back them to win at 23/10 with Bet365.
Manchester City looked nothing short of imperious in their victory over Liverpool, with clinical finishing being the difference between the two sides. City’s bench on the night was frightening with the likes of Navas and Aguero ready to leap into action if needed. Stoke got off to a terrible start with a home defeat against Villa and this looks the sort of game where the floodgates could really open. Stoke have visited them six times in Premier League history, losing every single time and they’ve never even scored. We expect City to win easily and will back them -2 on the handicap at 29/20 on the Betfair Sportsbook.
West Ham face Southampton and for us this has draw written all over it which will appease both sides. The Hammers were excellent against Crystal Palace last week but it’s hard to read too much into what was a disorganised performance from the South London side. The Saints meanwhile are slowly embedding all their new boys and have been unfortunate to only take two points from their opening two games. The bookies can’t decide who to make favourites and that is helping us take the easy option – draw at 12/5 with Bet365.