Premiership Preview – 25 October 2013

This entry was posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013

Unlike Sir Alex and Rock of Gibralter, we won’t hide away on the issues we aren’t so proud about. Last week wasn’t the best for us here at Oggs as Manchester United’s home form stuttered once more whilst their neighbours City finally won on the road. Whilst we considered the Crystal Palace approach to a poor week,Tony Pulis isn’t interested in writing this column, so you’ll have to keep the faith with us.

Talking of Palace, they’re surely prime for a beating from the Premier League leaders on Saturday lunchtime. Arsenal are as short as 1/3 but we really do like the Evens with PaddyPower on Arsenal winning this with a -1 handicap. We can’t fail to see how Arsenal won’t score at least three and the idea that Palace could get two is frankly laughable. If Arsenal click into gear, this could be embarrassing for the Eagles. If you can get a price of around 3.65 on Betfair for Arsenal to win -2, we wouldn’t put you off.

Aston Villa have been consistently inconsistent this season and they are underdogs as they welcome Everton on Saturday. The trend in this fixture does tend to be goals. In 11 of the last 12 meetings, both sides have got on the scoresheet, which is a mighty tempting 3/4 with Ladbrokes. Everton’s last four League games have seen 17 goals and we see no reason that trend won’t continue. Over 3.5 goals may be a bet at 12/5 with Ladbrokes.

Norwich haven’t lost three Premier League home games in a row since April 1994 but after defeats to Aston Villa and Chelsea that could be matched come the end of this weekend. We however don’t think that’ll be the case. Since shocking Man City, Malky Mackay’s side have taken just five points from six games. Despite losing 4-1 at Arsenal, the scoreline didn’t reflect Norwich’s efforts and this looks like the sort of game Norwich could scrape a narrow win. We’ll back Norwich at 2.26 on Betfair and we like 1-0 as a 15/2 correct score with Ladbrokes.

Our final selection is to back goals at White Hart Lane as Spurs welcome Hull. The Tigers have conceded two goals in each of their League away games this season and after being embarrassed by West Ham last time out at the Lane, Spurs will be anxious to get back in the groove. Hull however showed enough at Everton and Newcastle in their last two away trips to suggest they could get on the scoresheet. Several bookmakers offer a market called ‘Match Result and Both Teams to Score’. We will back Spurs to do just that at a general 12/5.

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