Premier League Weekend

This entry was posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011

4 Bets to Watch.

It is one big Premier League weekend ahead of us, and not just for the soppy BBC man trusted to put anodyne questions to Sir Alex. Here are our four tips:
Arsenal have amassed a pitiful five points from the last 27 available to them at Old Trafford. Additionally, they’ve struggled for goals away to United – scoring just once during their last five visits. The Red Devils meanwhile have won 21 of their last 22 home league games and should be too strong again. Back Fergie’s men at 1/2 with Ladbrokes.

Bolton travel to Liverpool on Saturday for the late kick off, but history suggests they’ll return empty handed. They’ve picked up just one point from twelve Premier League fixtures at Anfield. Wanderers have however scored six goals in their opening two league fixtures, so whilst we expect Liverpool to win at 1.45 (Betfair), don’t rule out a Bolton goal. A correct score-line of 2-1 at 9.2 (Betfair) looks like value.

Sunderland play Swansea in a battle of two sides who were embarrassed in midweek by lower-league opposition in the Carling Cup. Both sides have only scored once in their three games this season, so we’re expecting a tight affair. The 0-0 draw could be tempting value at 8/1 with Bet365, but more reserved punters may fancy under 2.5 goals at 11/20 also with Bet365.

Wolves have won, lost and drawn in their three matches at Villa Park in the Premier League, but we think they’re due a defeat on Saturday to end their 100% start to the season. Villa looked solid on their opening day draw at Fulham whilst they swept aside Blackburn with ease last weekend. Crucially all three strikers, Bent, Heskey and Agbonlahor scored and we think Wolves won’t be able to contain them. It may be a narrow victory but at even money with Bet365, it’s a generous price.

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