Premiership Preview – 7 November 2014
This entry was posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014
When Sam Allardyce is winning manager of the month awards after a faultless month for his East London side, you know times are changing. Well, not for Harry Redknapp actually, who still claims to not know what Twitter is, but you need only look at where Southampton are in the table to realise this season could end up looking a little different.
This week our first selection is to back the impending Champions, Chelsea. Whilst Liverpool played admirably in their defeat to Real Madrid, they could easily have lost by a few more goals and there’s nothing about their team that makes us think they can stop Chelsea taking all three points. Having had four successive League wins against the Blues a few years back, Liverpool are now winless in four against Chelsea. We’re sure Mourinho’s side will be fully focussed after a below par performance at Maribor and we’ll back them at 13/10 with Bet365.
The Saints keep marching on and few will fancy Leicester to halt their run at St Mary’s this weekend. Should Chelsea lose at Anfield in the early kick off, Koeman’s side could go remarkably go within a point of the leaders. The Saints have conceded just five goals in the League this season and with Nigel Pearson’s side firing blanks in four of their last five games we’ll have to back the home side to win to nil at a tempting 7/5 with Paddy Power.
Manchester City have looked a mess of late and their pathetic performance against CSKA in midweek leaves them extremely fortunate to still be in the Champions League. QPR have been a mixed bag of late, but their home performance against Villa and fighting spirit at Stamford Bridge last week give us enough belief we should be laying Man City at 1.51 on Betfair.
Last time Spurs played at home after a Europa League away tie they lost 1-0 to West Brom and with another late night trip back on Thursday from Greece we don’t think they should be as short as they are when facing Stoke this weekend. Mark Hughes may not be able to lead his side to victory but a draw should be within their reach. We’ll back the game finishing all square at 3/1 with Bet365.