Premiership Preview – 27 December 2013
This entry was posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013
4 To Watch
After a clean sweep on Boxing Day provided all you cheeky punters with a nice post-xmas bonus, what better way to finish 2013 than with another sack of shekels. Well step this way money fans…
West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion
The West derby as absolutely nobody calls it. Albion have been mucking along without a manager, whilst many West Ham fans will be envious of their opponent’s dugout vacancy. But Big Sam isn’t Big Sam for nothing – he can dig out a result when he needs one – back the Hammers at 2.44 with our friends at Betfair.
Aston Villa vs Swansea City
Entering a bookmakers and backing an Aston Villa home win right now is akin to punting on alien life. Nevertheless, there is too much quality in this Villa team (Agbonlahor, Delph, Kozak et al) for this famine to continue. Be brave – seek the aliens. Villa to win. 2.96 with the ‘Fair.
Everton vs Southampton
Everton’s season suffered its first real disappointment on Boxing Day, but we quite fancy more dropped points come Sunday. With Tim Howard suspended, it will be former Wigan Athletic/comedy’s Joel Robles in goal, and Gareth Barry is also missing. Lay the Toffees at 1.89.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
A real rip-snorter of a Super Sunday. Chelsea have become Mourinho-ised of late – a dour ‘bus-parker’ of a performance at the Emirates, and then a 1-0 ‘just doing enough’ against Swansea on Thursday. The comfort of that performance allowed the Blues to keep something in their legs for Sunday – the same cant be said of Liverpool’s Boxing Day match. Chelsea to win to nil is available at 3.5, and we like that price a lot.