Premiership Preview – 16 November 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012

Both sides in North London have been on the end of negative press that wouldn’t look out of place being given to 1970s Television presenters yet when they lock horns on Saturday lunchtime coming out on top will mean everything to the fans.

Arsenal at odds on can’t be value given they’ve won just two of their last eight home games, whilst Spurs at 3/1 can’t get us excited either. Instead we’ll predict goals. Nine of the last ten meetings between the sides have gone over 2.5 goals but we’ll stick our neck out and take the 2.54 currently on Betfair on over 3.5 goals. It’s happened in four of their last five meetings.

Everton have become the first side in Premier League history to recover from going a goal behind to claim at least a point in six successive games and we won’t rule it out happening yet again. We’re given even more confidence given that Reading have taken the lead but not won in four of their last six Premier League outings. Reading are the Premier League draw kings with six of their ten games ending in a stalemate. Ladbrokes will give you 7/1 about Everton coming from behind to draw the game which is too good to resist. Reading to be leading at Half-Time and the match to end in a draw is 16/1 at Blue Square.

West Brom have taken 15 from a possible 18 points available at home this season and are enjoying the dizzy heights of fifth in the Premier League. Chelsea are unbeaten on the road in the Premier League this season but were held 1-1 at Swansea last time on their travels. It’s a tough game to call but we think the Baggies should have enough to avoid defeat which makes us want to lay Chelsea on Betfair at the current 2.06 price.

How a side that hasn’t won any of their opening 11 Premier League games can find themselves odds on this weekend is truly baffling. QPR welcome a Southampton side which has knocked in 15 goals already this season, almost twice as many as the eight QPR have scored. We can’t convince ourselves the Saints can find a victory given their defensive problems but we’re more than happy to back them to get at least a point. Again we’ll head to Betfair, this time to lay The Hoops at 1.99.

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