Premiership Preview – 14 March 2014

This entry was posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014

It was another sobering week for English hopes in European competition ended up with the Benfica boss waving three fingers at Tim Sherwood. Whether the Tottenham boss would have preferred the more traditional one or two finger gestures is unclear but he didn’t seem happy.

He may have reason to be even less pleased by the time The Gunners leave White Hart Lane after Sunday’s North London Derby. Whilst Wenger’s side are out of Europe, two battling displays against Everton and Bayern give Arsenal some momentum as the season comes to a close. Spurs by contrast were hopeless against Chelsea and outclassed by Benfica. Whilst their recent record at home to their biggest rivals is good (unbeaten in the last four league meetings) we think it is time for an Arsenal win. Back it at 6/4 with Ladbrokes.

Fulham’s hopes of survival do not appear to have increased despite a second change of manager this campaign. They are without a win since January 1st, and are the most out of form side in the division. Newcastle’s 4-1 win at Hull will be best remember for Pardew’s headbutt, however it took attention away from a very impressive performance. On the road the Geordies have celebrated victory at Villa, Man Utd, Spurs, Cardiff and West Ham already this season. At 2.58 on Betfair we’ll back them to make it 15 defeats from Fulham’s last 19 home league games.

Having had consecutive weekends of cup action, Sunderland return to league action, desperately needing a result against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Despite a revival under Pulis, The Eagles have still only scored six times on the road this season (the lowest in the division) and its also worth noting the away side hasn’t won this fixture in the last ten meetings. We’ll take Sunderland at 23/20 with Bet365.

Our final selection is to take a punt on Hull inflicting further misery on Manchester City. The Citizens have to go back 104 years for their last win at Hull and with Jelavic and Long able to renew their impressive partnership after missing the FA Cup quarter final they’ll believe they can take something from the game. With City travelling back from Spain we’ll take a chance and lay Man City at 1.57 on Betfair.

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