Premiership Preview 11 January 2013

This entry was posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013

After two 50/1 shots landed in midweek (Bradford’s extraordinary 3-1 win against Aston Villa and Swansea’s astonishing 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge), punters will be looking forward to returning to steadier turf this weekend. Enough cup nonsense – back to the bread and butter! And we’ve got four cracking bets for Saturday to raise some funds ahead of Super Sunday.

Our first selection is to lay Chelsea at 2.02 on Betfair for their trip to Stoke. Never mind the chaos at the Bridge – we are more interested in the fact that it is nearly a year since a Premier League side beat the Potters away. Stoke should also be the fresher having not played since last Saturday, and it is worth noting Chelsea have had to settle for a point on their last two visits to the Britannia.

Sunderland v West Ham is possibly the toughest game on the coupon to predict a result, so we will look at the Overs/Unders market for a profit instead. The Hammers are without a goal in any of their last three away trips, and Arsenal fans will tell you that Chamakh is unlikely to change their attacking fortunes for the better. Sunderland meanwhile, have averaged just one goal per game this campaign. Back under 2.5 goals at 7/10 with Bet365.

Despite QPR’s freak win at the Bridge, we expect Spurs to continue their impressive away form, which has already seen them win six games away from White Hart Lane. Back them to come away with all three points at 5/6 with Ladbrokes.

Our final pick this weekend is slightly risky, but we do think Reading look too big at 2/1 at Bet365 to beat West Brom at the Mad Stad. The Baggies are a fine side at home but have looked less convincing away, winning just thrice – the same number as Wigan. Two defeats on the bounce for the Baggies could become three against a Reading side who have already made two signings this week in a bid to stave off relegation.

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