Premiership Preview – 22 August 2014

This entry was posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

4 to Watch

With Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea all winning along with a Manchester United home defeat, you could be forgiven for thinking that rather than a new season starting, the last one, hadn’t really stopped. We love having the Premier League back and we’re slightly in profit after week one! Here are four more tips for this weekend.

If you want to back Manchester United at 1.78 on the Betfair Exchange when they travel to Sunderland you’re a braver person than us. Their poor performance against Swansea gives us every reason to lay them at that price and hope Sunderland can show the sort of performance that saved them so dramatically last season. By all accounts the Black Cats impressed at The Hawthorns last week and we think they can take their second point of the season if not better.

Spurs aren’t a big price to beat QPR at home this weekend, but we can’t help but think they’ll see off Harry Redknapp’s side when the former Spurs boss arrives at the Lane. The North London side rolled off three wins against the three newcomers last season with relative ease – none of Palace, Hull or Cardiff even scored a goal. QPR got off to the worst possible start with defeat to Hull and it’ll get worse before it gets better for the West London outfit. Back Spurs / Spurs in the Half Time / Full Time market at 5/4 with the Betfair sportsbook.

Crystal Palace welcome West Ham on Saturday and everything we anticipate about this game suggests that goals will be in short supply. Palace scored just 18 goals in 19 home games last season (only lowered by relegated Norwich) whilst the Hammers notched just fifteen on the road – a number which was only lowered by the relegated clubs. Under 2.5 goals at 1.62 on the Betfair Exchange is a bet we certainly like. Under 1.5 at 2.88 should also be considered.

Swansea’s record against the bottom half teams at home last season was pretty solid, with a total of 18 scored and just five conceded amongst five wins from nine fixtures. Burnley may have only lost by two goals to Chelsea, but they were played off the park at times and The Swans should have most of the ball on match day and we can see them easily overcoming Sean Dyche’s men. Back Swansea to win by more than one goal (-1) at 9/5 with Paddy Power.

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