Premiership Preview – 1 November 2013
This entry was posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013
That Arsenal and Liverpool are still the Premier League frontrunners along with Chelsea is a major surprise to many punters and it’ll be a real sign of intent if either side can win the headline fixture of the weekend on Saturday evening.
It’s a home fixture which Arsenal have won just once in the last six attempts, but Liverpool themselves only have one victory over Arsenal, home or away in the last nine fixtures between the two. The Gunners are 13/10 with Bet365 with Liverpool a 23/10 shot. Liverpool have failed to score on the road in the League, just once in their last seventeen, whilst Arsenal have smashed in seven goals in their last two home league games. We smell goals and both teams scoring at 8/15 with Paddy Power is one of our selections. Over 3.5 goals at 2.8 on Betfair also seems a good price.
Hull and Sunderland are the leagues lowest scores, both hitting just seven goals in their nine games so far. Hull are yet to score more than one in a home league game, but have picked up eight points from a possible 12, whilst Sunderland too haven’t scored more than once on the road this campaign. Certainly, it makes the 1.75 appealing on under 2.5 goals this weekend. Some will look towards ‘No Goalscorer’ as a viable play at 10.0 on Betfair.
Chelsea’s second XI showed their strength by easily brushing off Arsenal in the Capital One Cup in midweek and there’s a real strength about their squad at the moment and a sense of good fortune going their way after fortuitous goals against Arsenal and Man City. If you still get a price of 4/6 on Mourinho’s men getting a seventh straight win in all competitions, we’d take it. The 9/5 price with PaddyPower on the Blues winning to nil may appeal – it’s something Chelsea have done in three of their last four away games.
Our final pick is to back Crystal Palace to cause a shock at West Bromwich Albion. Palace impressed for large chunks of their match with Arsenal last weekend and sooner or later they’ll pick up a result nobody is expecting. We predict they can take something from the trip to the Hawthorns, where the Baggies have won just one of their last eight League games. We’ll lay West Brom at 1.57 on Betfair.