Premiership Preview – 31 October 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014
With Southampton and West Ham occupying two of the top four spots in the Premier League there are optimistic fans on the South Coast and in East London dreaming of taking on the European elite next season. Whilst we can’t see Fat Sam visiting the Bernabeu on anything other than a holiday, we think the Saints are probably still at bet at 9/2 with Paddy Power for the Top Four.
Talking of the Saints they’re 21/20 with Bet365 to beat Hull this weekend and whilst it’s not a huge price, the Saints are rightfully second in the table and we’re backing them to win. With the added confidence of securing a quarter final place in the League Cup we think their pace and movement will be too strong for Hull who are perhaps flattered by recent draws at Anfield and The Emirates. Take 11/5 that the Saints find the lead by Half-Time and hold onto it.
Newcastle to avoid defeat against Liverpool is our second selection this week. Alan Pardew seems to have turned the season around with three consecutive wins for his side whilst Liverpool have been a pale form imitation of their side from last season. We have to lay Liverpool at 2.1 on Betfair. The Reds have already lost three of their five League away trips this season in all competitions and how they won at QPR remains a mystery.
Arsenal face goal shy Burnley and could this finally be the game where Arsenal really get their season underway? We think so. Burnley will try and play football and that should play into Arsenal’s hands. Sean Dyche’s men have conceded twelve in the last four games and it may get worse in London. Arsenal -1 is our main bet of the game at 8/11 with Bet365 but don’t rule out 3-0 Arsenal at 15/2 with PaddyPower or 4-0 at 12/1 with Bet365.
Our final bet is Crystal Palace to beat Sunderland on Monday night. The Black Cats may have upset Gus Poyet even more on Saturday with two more horrendous errors to gift Arsenal a win further compounding the 8-0 result at Southampton. Sunderland haven’t scored on the road since the opening day. Palace have scored in seven of their nine games so far and have shown a lot more attacking threat than under Pulis. Back The Eagles at 23/20 with Ladbrokes.