Premiership Preview – 8 Nov 2013
This entry was posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013
After a superb 9/1 winner last week when ‘No Goalscorer’ came good in the Hull City v Sunderland game (own goals do not count) we’re as confident as Aaron Ramsey in front of goal as we head into the 11th round of games in the Premier League.
Talking of Ramsey, his side head to Old Trafford in the game of the weekend. Arsenal haven’t won there since September 2006, but a poor start to life under Moyes means The Gunners go with more hope than in many a year. Since losing at home to West Brom and drawing with Southampton, United have won three consecutive home games, but at 2.32 it’s a lay for us on Betfair. We expect a tight game that neither side wants to lose and with No Goalscorer at 14.0 on Betfair, we’d be surprised if that doesn’t trade much lower. Under 2.5 goals is at 11/10 on PaddyPower and we like the price.
Liverpool’s early season promise stuttered at the Emirates last Saturday as Arsenal convincingly beat them 2-0. The Reds return to Anfield this weekend looking to build on the four wins and one defeat at home in the League this season. They welcome a Fulham side on the back of three defeats who are notoriously bad on the road. However, with just six goals conceded in their five away games, including wins at Sunderland and Palace it’s not perhaps as bleak as it looks for Jol’s men. Certainly we cannot believe Liverpool are 1.25 shots on Betfair. It’s a certain lay, as is Liverpool to lead at Half-Time at 1.63. Fulham +1.5 is a 6/5 shot with Bet365 and that’s our main bet.
West Ham United head to Norwich with an extraordinary record of having conceded just one goal in five League away games. That they’ve drawn three of them 0-0 tells you a lot about their striking options. With Norwich without a goal in three games you sense it’ll be the defences on top this weekend. We can suggest either Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 with Bet365 or Evens with Paddy Power on selecting ‘No’ on Both Teams To Score.
Swansea haven’t scored in their last two fixtures immediately after Europa League games and Stoke may fancy their chances of sneaking a result on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium. It’s clear Swansea’s squad doesn’t have huge strength in depth and Stoke with eight days rest should have enough to claim a point. We’ll back the draw at 12/5 with Ladbrokes.