Premiership preview – 7 December 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012

English sides finished in each of the first, second, third and fourth slots in their respective Champions League groups this week, leaving just two fighting for old ‘Big Ears’ in 2013. It is that sort of stat, which no doubt keeps you coming back for more. And here are some more

Domestically Man City have the perfect game to get over their European nightmare as they welcome neighbours Manchester United. Whilst both sides have been scoring plenty of goals this season, they both tend to dry up when these two face each other at the Etihad, with just five goals scored between them in the last six league meetings. So we can’t resist a small bet on City winning 1-0 at 9/1 with Ladbrokes although our main bet is under 2.5 goals at 23/20 with Bet365.

On Saturday Southampton welcome Reading and whilst the Saints have improved in recent weeks, we don’t think they represent value at the generally available 10/11. Instead, we’ll look to the goals markets where we like the over 2.5 bet at 7/10 with Bet365. The Saints have scored in every home league game since the opening day, whilst Reading showed attacking prowess if defensive frailty in their 4-3 loss to Man United last time out.

That Liverpool go into their match with West Ham as favourites is beyond our comprehension. Liverpool have just one league away win in the last six months (at Norwich), whilst West Ham (having not played in midweek) will be fresher, and looking to build upon their impressive second-half slaughtering of Chelsea last weekend. Only Arsenal have beaten the Hammers at the Boleyn this season, and we don’t think Brendan Rodgers will be celebrating three points on Sunday. Lay Liverpool at 2.5 on Betfair.

And finally, we like the 17/20 Bet365 offer on three goals or more at Goodison. Everton have had seven score draws in their last nine Premier League games, and we fancy 2-2 thriller against Tottenham this weekend at 14/1 with Blue Square.

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