Premiership Preview – 1 February 2013
This entry was posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Players and managers being interviewed from their flash cars has become an essential part of Deadline Day, but nobody could have predicted Peter Odemwingie would have been forced to remain in his, after he failed to get his move away from the Hawthorns.
Whilst the West Brom forward remains in limbo, the club he hoped to join managed to snap up Chris Samba, Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas. Yet even without these three galacticos, we suspect the Hoops may have had enough to beat a Norwich side which has picked up just two points from the last 21 on offer in the Premier League. The Canaries have also only scored more than one in only one away fixture in 2012/13 (a stunning 4-3 win at Swansea.) Given The Hoops have cleaned up at the back of late, we have to back under 2.5 goals at 5/6 with Blue Square rather than the Even money we are tempted on the home win.
Aston Villa’s current form is rather desperate but their second half performance against Newcastle caused the Villa faithful to clap their side off despite the 2-1 defeat. Everton could have easily thrown a two goal lead away against West Brom on Wednesday, and it is interesting to note they haven’t beaten a Premier League side by more than a single goal since a 3-1 victory over Southampton in late September. As such, we think backing Aston Villa +1.5 goals on the Asian Handicap at 31/40 with Bet365 is the way forward.
We like the 6/4 Bet365 offer on Reading beating Sunderland, although an alternative could be to back goals – Reading have gone over 2.5 in their last six games in all competitions, whilst Sunderland’s last three league games on the road have all featured at least three. Its an Even money shot at Blue Square.
Finally we’ll back the Champions to get back to winning ways at home to Liverpool. It isn’t often you see Man City creeping close to Even money at the Etihad these days, but 1.9 on Betfair offers great value. Liverpool have however scored on their last nine outings in all competitions, so don’t rule out over 2.5 goals at 4/6 with Ladbrokes.