Premiership Preview – 17 January 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014
4 to Watch
Sunderland vs Southampton
The good news (or is it) for Saints fans is that despite their chairman dropping the shoulder, their current gaffer has no plans to follow. Yet. And the truth is, a summer exit dangling over the squad for the next five months is possibly worse than Pochettino just walking right now. Consider how disastrous Sir Alex’s mid-season retirement announcement in 2002 was – United won nothing that season. Sunderland meanwhile are on a bit of a roll following last week’s tanking of Fulham, and we fancy them heavily to capitalise on the Saints insecurity at 19/10 with Ladbrokes.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City
Another home win here for us. Stoke have yet to really convince under Sparky, whilst if anyone should know how to burn down the Potteries house, it will be the man who constructed it. Paddy Power offer 13/10 on the Palace, and we like a bit of that very much indeed.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United
Another home manager with a grudge, this time Big Sam welcomes the Toon. Conveniently, the away boss used to coach the home team – crazy Premier League hey. With Fabricio Coloccini out, it is unclear how much the Toon will fancy the rough stuff. And this could be the perfect match for another man against his old club – a certain Mr A Carroll. Take the 2/1 with Paddy Power on a happy Hammer on Saturday afternoon.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Villa won 3-1 at Anfield last season. A Benteke-inspired repeat is a 60/1 shot at Betfair.