Premiership Preview – 2 November 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012

After a week which saw over £6.6m traded in-play on Betfair for Reading to beat Arsenal at odds of 1.1 or lower it’s fair to say many punters will have had unforgettable betting experiences this week, one way or another. Let’s hope after a successful week last time out, we continue to give you some winners.

Gooners will have celebrated long into the night after the Miracle of the Madejski but they’ll likely be brought back down to earth at Old Trafford for the Saturday lunchtime game. The Red Devils have won five of the last six meetings between the two sides but with United a best priced 1.74 on Betfair it’s perhaps a little bit short for us. Arsenal have improved defensively to the extent it’s the best defence in the Premier League against United who have the best attack, which makes playing the Unders and Overs market difficult, but we’ll select under 3.5 goals at 1/2 with Bet365 as our best bet.

Whilst no team has scored more than Man United nobody has less than Sunderland who welcome Aston Villa this weekend. In fact, the two sides between them have just 13 goals, which is less than Southampton have managed on their own. You simply have to back Under 2.5 goals here on current form at 4/6 with Blue Square, whilst backing ‘No’ in the both teams to score market is a 1.93 shout on Betfair. Given that Sunderland have just one win in 16 Premier League games, we won’t dissuade you from laying them at the 2.12 price they currently are on Betfair.

Stoke have conceded the same amount of goals as Chelsea and Manchester City this season, but have scored just four in four away games, whilst Norwich mirror that with four goals in four home games. Stoke have two 0-0 draws amongst their last three Premier League outings, whilst five of the last six have gone under 2.5 goals. Norwich’s four home Premier League games have seen three under 2.5 goals which is what we expect again this weekend. It’s a fair 8/11 chance with Ladbrokes.

Wigan were hugely disappointing in midweek against Bradford, having put out a side with more than enough first team members to proceed comfortably and we doubt Roberto Martinez’s mood will improve when they travel to Spurs. Whilst we don’t think the score will be a repeat of the last time the sides met in the month of November (9-1 to Spurs in 2009) we think that Spurs at -1 on the handicap at 13/10 with Bet365 is a good price for a side that has won five of their last six in the league.

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