Premiership Preview – 20 April 2013

This entry was posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2013

It’s North against South in the Premier League on Sunday as Spurs welcome Manchester City whilst Chelsea make the trip to Liverpool. For Rafael Benitez it’ll be a first opportunity to accept the generous applause of a home support since he took over managerial duties in London. It was actually a game between these two sides that perhaps best defined Rafa’s reign as Javi Garcia’s ‘goal’ took The Reds to an unmemorable Champions League final against Milan in Istanbul.

Benitez we think could come out on top again this Sunday and not for the first time this season we can’t believe the prices on the home side. Yes, Liverpool have been stronger at home in 2013 –(W5D1L1) but on the back of 0-0 draws against West Ham and Reading the general 6/5 makes no appeal.

Chelsea need the points to get over the line into the top four and showed their intent to do that, with a ruthless display in their dispatching of Fulham last week.  Simply, they have a much better team and it’s not by luck they are 11 points clear of the side from Merseyside. For the brave Bet365 offer 5/2 on a Chelsea victory, but our personal selection will be Chelsea Draw No Bet at 2.58 on Betfair.

The earlier kick off sees Spurs in desperate need of changing the direction their season is heading – following their victory over Arsenal in early March they were a 1/4 shot for Champions League football. Defeat here and it’ll be a huge advantage to their London rivals.

City arrive with a tremendous run of eight wins from nine in all competitions whilst Spurs have just one win in seven and oddly have had three consecutive 2-2 draws.  City’s impressive defensive displays of late (six clean sheets in nine) have been key to their success and whilst this game does give the impression of goals, we’re not so sure. Take a small bet on Under 2.5 goals at 2.02 on Betfair, whilst City at 6/4 with Bet365 are simply too big.

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