Premier League Preview – 3 October 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
It’s another weekend of Premier League action and that always needs our attention – we wonder if Alan Pardew will be saying the same thing in a few weeks time. ‘Pards’ is favourite to go in the sack race and with his side only kept off the bottom by a side unable to score goals (Burnley) it’ll surely be a long season ahead for the Geordies.
One manager that is going nowhere with his team top of the table is Jose Mourinho and his side welcome London rivals Arsenal in an exciting Super Sunday battle. That Chelsea are 4/6 with Bet365 to win the game, tells you everything you need to know in terms of who the bookies think will come out on top and we wonder if Arsenal’s 6-0 failure last season has been built into the price. Surely Arsenal will fare better this season. Arsenal +1 (where the money is returned should Arsenal lose by one goal) is 8/11 with Ladbrokes and that looks a fair bet. Arsenal will need to surely score first if they can win the game – why not the in form Welbeck at 17/2 with Bet365?
Manchester United are a bigger price to beat Everton than Chelsea are to beat Arsenal for surely the first time in Premier League history. United at 7/10 with Paddy Power won’t appeal for many having seen the Red Devils only cling on to victory against West Ham last time out. Everton however will be returning from a Europa League draw in Russia on Thursday with a near full strength team and that surely will come into play. Everton have been leaking goals and United could punish them – over 2.5 is a play at 1.65 on Betfair whilst we like the look of Manchester United to win in a game where both teams score at 2/1 with Ladbrokes.
Spurs face second placed Southampton in an intriguing battle at The Lane on Sunday and the value looks to be with the away side, who have silenced all critics suggesting they would fall apart with the sale of some key players. Spurs were poor against Arsenal and fortunate to take a point and suffered a late blow only drawing at home to Besiktas on Thursday night. For us it’s a simple lay of Spurs at 2.2 on Betfair. The Saints to lead at Half-Time and Full-Time is tempting at 5/1.
The final match on Sunday sees The Hammers face QPR and the home fans will be expecting the win. Rangers have zero points on the road and just one goal. The Hammers look to have turned a corner at home with a convincing win against Liverpool and the price of 1.97 on Betfair is good enough for us. 2/1 on the home side winning at half-time and full-time also looks good.