Premiership Preview- 21 November 2014

This entry was posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

What a lot we learnt this week in the world of English football. Firstly that the England team aren’t actually as bad as our journalists would have you believe and secondly Dave Whelan is a moron better suited to a time when England last won the World Cup. Not that we’re not capable of winning it now, obviously and we’re sure you’ll be piling in to Paddy Power‘s 25/1 on a 2018 success.

Anyway, back to the Premier League this weekend and our first selection is to back Sunderland to record a success away at Leicester. Sunderland are far too big a price at 14/5 with Bet365. The Foxes have had less shots than any other side in the top flight and have a poor record in recent times against the Black Cats. Sunderland can kick on from victory at Selhurst Park and bag the win.

Man City look too short at 2/5 with Bet365 to beat a Swansea side who showed their class against Arsenal. City have won just one of their last six games and whilst good City are largely good at home and Swansea without an away win since an opening day success across the city at Old Trafford, we think the price is too small. Our play is to back Swansea + 1.5 at 17/20 with Bet365.

Goals are a rarity in games between Stoke and Burnley and Saturday is unlikely to be different. There have been just 11 goals in the last nine meetings and with Dyche’s men struggling so badly in front of goal (four blanks in five Premier League away games) Stoke will fancy their chances. A win to nil for the home side will be around 2.8 on Betfair Exchange when the market settles. 1-0 Stoke appeals at 6/1 with Bet365. Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 is a fair price too.

Arsenal have already dropped as many points (9) as they did in the entirety of last season which has only added to the feeling of despair in North London but they’ll have as strong a hope of beating United as they have in many a year. Giroud returns to the squad to add some attacking threat and at 6/5 with Paddy Power the Gooners are significant favourites. Van Persie has scored in five of the last six meetings between the clubs and it seems Rooney always plays well against Wenger’s side. Goals are likely on the agenda but Arsenal can edge it. Back Arsenal to win in a game that features over 2.5 goals at 21/10 with Paddy Power.

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