Premiership Preview – 21 September 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012

You probably noticed it was a week full of superb European action, but for the likes of AVB and RDM there was frustration as they couldn’t find a W-I-N. It’s the sort of weekend where managers will hope for a European hangover from opponents in the hope they encounter a team full of tiring legs. Should they fail to do so, they’ll likely want an evening forgetting it all, watching Strictly Come Dancing with the 84 year old Bruce Forsyth… and his tiring legs.

Southampton go looking for their first point of the season at home to Aston Villa, a side who curiously haven’t beaten a newly promoted team away from home in their last nine attempts.  There have been 19 goals in The Saints opening four games in the Premier League and with an in form Benteke and a fully fit Darren Bent back, we think both teams to score at 4/6 with Ladbrokes is the way forward with this game.

Stoke have a horrendous record against Chelsea since returning to the Premier League (P8, L6, D2) and with The Blues angered by the way they let their two goal lead slip against Juventus, The Potters could face the backlash once again. They’ve only scored once on their last four visits to the Bridge so Chelsea -1 on the handicaps at 21/20 with Bet365 or Chelsea / Chelsea in the Half Time/Full Time market at 2.02 with Betfair both look good.

Reading are looking for their first three points of the season, but we can’t back them to get it at The Hawthorns. West Brom have looked impressive at home this season and we can forgive their collapse at Fulham last week after Peter Odemwinge stupidly got himself sent off.  The Baggies have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine home games and the 9/4 you can get on them winning to nil with Ladbrokes look good value.

Our final tip this weekend comes from the DW Stadium where Wigan play a Fulham side which has conceded three goals in the first half of away defeats to West Ham and Man United. We don’t expect the same again necessarily but over 1.5 goals for the first half looks fair at 2/1 with Bet365 whilst both teams to score is our favoured selection at 1.9 on Betfair.

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