Premiership Preview – 28 February 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014
Twitter was rife with rumours that David Moyes was on his way from Old Trafford earlier this week, but even a 2-0 abject defeat to Olympiakos wasn’t enough to knock the former Everton boss from his perch. The good news for Moyes is that it cannot get any worse this weekend… for Manchester City’s involvement in the Capital One Cup Final means they have no fixture.
Liverpool’s bid for the title challenge continues at Southampton this weekend in the late Saturday kick off. We like the look of goals as Liverpool’s League away games have seen over 2.5 goals in seven of their last eight, with five of those going over 3.5. The Saints have gone over 2.5 in four of their last five home games, so our first selection is over 2.5 goals at 8/13 with Paddy Power. Over 3.5 at 13/8 with the same firm also appeals.
Everton’s display at Chelsea warranted more than the zero points return they managed, but we think they’re priced too short as in form West Ham visit this weekend. You have to go back to May 2007 for the last time The Hammers won four consecutive Premier League games and they will arrive with confidence. Kevin Nolan has six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances whilst Adrian’s impressive form in goal has helped them become the side with the most clean sheets in the Premier League. We’ll lay Everton at 1.56 on Betfair.
Chelsea’s record after European action this season has been excellent so far, with five wins and one draw following their six group stage games, so Fulham fans hoping for a hangover from their trip to Turkey can think again. The Cottagers haven’t beaten their neighbours home or away since Chelsea visited in March 2006. Fulham have three draws and four defeats from the subsequent seven meetings at The Cottage. Chelsea should be too strong once again but Fulham may make it tough. Draw / Chelsea in the half time / full time market appeals at 16/5 with PaddyPower.
If Arsenal have done one thing well this season, then it’s beat the teams they should, as shown by a convincing 4-1 display at home to Sunderland last weekend. Trips to Stoke have mixed memories for Wenger’s team and in fact they’ve not won on their last three trips to The Brittania, but at 8/11 with Bet365 we are happy to back them this year. With trips to Spurs and Chelsea coming up, this is a must win for The Gunners. Expect a scrappy away win.