Premiership Preview – 2 May 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
It’s the final Saturday of the Premier League season and it’s a rare treat that the title, relegation and fourth place are still all unresolved with just a couple of games to go. It’s a state of play that gets people saying things like the Premier League really is the greatest in the world. We know.
Mourinho and his Chelsea team were the final English flame to be extinguished in Europe and Norwich will hope to do the same to their Premier League title hopes on Sunday afternoon. Wins for Cardiff and Fulham could see Norwich at the bottom of the table by the time they walk out at Stamford Bridge which could affect how hard they push for the win. Our gut instinct is that they’ll fare better than they did at Old Trafford, but it may not be enough. Goals are surely on the agenda and we’ll back a lively opening 45 minutes. Back over 1.5 goals in the first half at 23/20 with Bet365.
Manchester City travel to Everton, for their toughest remaining test, of their title credentials. That Everton have lost just twice in their last 27 home Premier League games makes the best priced 3/4 on Man City look skinny but these are extraordinary circumstances. Everton’s fourth placed dream is all but over, whilst City have been rejuvenated by their title challenge being placed back in their own hands. We’ll back a lively attacking encounter – City have scored 10 goals in their last five League away games, whilst Everton have 11 in their last five home league games. Over 3.5 goals is 2.5 on Betfair.
Fulham travel to Stoke desperate for points in their bid for survival. It looked as though they’d done enough to beat Hull last week before conceding two late goals. They may well need six points from six to survive. Stoke’s defeat to Spurs last week was their first at the Brittania since January and perhaps a sign of a mid table side tailing off when all is safe. Fulham meanwhile have won away just once in 2014. Cats are said to have nine lives but anything less than a win for Felix and he’ll invariably be a Championship manager next season. Back them to bag a dramatic win at 9/4 with Ladbrokes.
Newcastle were atrocious against Arsenal on Monday night and how they can be priced at just 11/10 to beat Cardiff on Saturday is beyond us. They’ve lost six in a row and the fans are calling for a change at the helm. Cardiff have not shown much fight in a bid to stave off relegation but they have to be the value pick this weekend with their Premier League survival on the line. Either back them to win at 14/5 with Bet365 or lay Newcastle at 2.12 on Betfair.