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Premier League Betting

They are currently on a massive fourteen match unbeaten streak in the Premier League and having won their last nine on the bounce, Liverpool have powered their way to the top of the table. Brendan Rodgers has taken them to the brink of an unexpected title and there are just five matches left of the season for them to see off.

After a victory over West Ham on the weekend, thanks to a brace of converted penalty kicks from Steven Gerrard, Liverpool are at the summit of the Premier League, two points clear of Chelsea. So as long as the Anfield Reds keep winning their matches they are going to hold off the challenge of Mourinho’s men.

But the bigger threat to them getting their hands on the table is of course Manchester City who are just four points back and with two games in hand over them. The threat from the Citizens as well is that actually have a better goal difference than the high-scoring Reds, so a tie at the end of the day and it is advantage City.

Online betting site Ladbrokes are offering a tempting price of 9/1 that Liverpool will win all of their remaining games this season. The current form that they are in, you wouldn’t put it past them. However, two of those five are going to massive in determining the outcome of the league title.

They have to host Manchester City on April 13th and then welcome Chelsea to Anfield on April 27th. Those are the big crunch games. So their destiny is in their own hands. Win those two big home games and the title should be winging its way to Liverpool. The other remaining games for the Reds are away to Norwich and Crystal Palace, before finishing up their season on home turf against Newcastle.

Liverpool lost 2-1 at both Man City and Chelsea earlier in the season, losing at the Etihad on Boxing Day and then at Stamford Bridge just three days later. That loss at Chelsea on December 29th, was the last time they lost and since then have taken 38 points from a possible 42 available, twelve wins and two draws from the fourteen games.

What may make the price of 9/1 so tempting is that Liverpool have won twelve of their last thirteen matches at Anfield and are priced up at 13/10 favourites to win their clash with Man City on the weekend. With the big games to come though, punters may see more value in the price of 13/8 for Liverpool to go unbeaten for the rest of the season.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “While the title race remains in Liverpool’s hands the betting suggests City will spoil the party. The market expects City to get at least a point at Anfield however a loss would concede title favouritism to their opponents.”


7th April 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Cyril's Betting Advice

Recently I read an article on teams which concede and then have the ability, or luck, to equalise. I immediately found myself wondering how these games ended up. Did the outcome depend on whether or not the underdog scored first or whether the favourite got off to a good start. Now unfortunately my available stats don’t tell me who scores first unless the the half-time score is to NIL. So I began to try and make use of the stats I do have to hand. So I went back to an old favourite. The half-time score. And the score that interested me most was 1 – 1. But without any idea who had scored first. (Hopefully I can revisit this concept when time and stats allow). The original article stated that if the underdog scored first then the stronger side, evidently the favourite, would be expected to reply. But what happens if the underdogs are the equalising team? Something to find out about later on. I did however set about finding how these games ended and what a surprise I got where the Premiership was concerned.

Naturally there weren’t to many games which would end the first-half equal at one goal each but they did show some very interesting outcomes. After 35 weeks there had only been 29 such games. Surprisingly there was a less than expected number of home wins. (41.3%). Draws (24.1%) came out about as expected but Aways (34.4%) were over the expected norm.
However looking at things from a different angle figures weren’t all that different either. From the 26 games played so far 12 (46.15) were won by the better placed side in the league standings. Lower placed sides won 7 and there were 7 games drawn. Scoring in these games wasn’t outstanding tho’. 6 scores of 1 – 1, 4 of 2 – 1 and 6 of 1 – 2. (55.1%). Maybe something to look at in more depth. It is rather surprising at the lack of goals in the second half of these games. A general expectation for “average goals” is around 1.4 goals in the first half of games, rising to 1.6 in the second half. So more than half of the games played ended with 3 or less goals. So perhaps these games were actually within the “expected” parameters as far as historical figures stand.

In general there have been less than the expected number of 1 – 1 half-time scores this season so far. The previous two seasons being 44 last season and 43 the season before. A breakdown of the 2012/13 season shows 44 games ending 1 – 1 at half -time. They then gave final results as follows: Homes 13 (29.5%). Well below the normal home win “expectation” which is around 45 to 50% over the normal season. Draws (19) came out at 43.1%, and Aways 12 for 27.2%. Theses stats show a very marked sway in favour of games ending as draws. Under usual circumstances draws can be expected to turn up at around 25% of matches. So some room here for thought, too.
Looking at things from a different angle teams who were better placed in the league table came out on top only 14 times, (31.8%). Worst placed of the two teams came out on top on 11 occasions, exactly 25%. The other 19 games ended all square. (43.18). Most popular scores in these results were 1 – 1 (11), 2 – 1 (6), 1 – 2 (6) and 2 – 2 (8). Here again something to look at with 31 of the 44 (70.4%)games ending within this small range.

Season 2011/12.
Here we had just one fewer games ending the first-half at 1 – 1 than the previous season. Only 13 of these games ended in a Home win. Slightly below the following seasons performance. There was a marked difference between Draws and Aways for the two seasons but the fact remains that the Home win rate is well below par. It does appear that when the home side are held at 1 – 1 at half-time, something seems to dictate that the home side doesn’t always come back as we would usually expect. Even the better placed teams when playing at home, seem to find they have a hill to climb. Under normal circumstances games, over a season will usually work out at very approximately 2 home wins, an Away and a Draw in four games. This isn’t a rule of thumb but is accurate enough to compare what is happening in the matches being surveyed.

The bare stats for this season are 43 games which ended 1 – 1. There were 15 Home wins, 14 Aways and 14 Draw. Goals were again grouped around the smaller scores. 27 games ended with 3 or less goals. 9 @ 1 – 1, 8 @ 2 – 1 and 10 @ 1 – 2.
With these figures there is plenty of room to play around with Correct Score bets.
Another stat that requires looking at is that of the side placed highest in the league table. It would appear that once the score reaches 1 – 1 the
expected dominance of the better placed side doesn’t always come into play. Why?
There must be plenty of opportunities for traders to lay some of these “results”. Especially the shorter priced Home teams. A word of warning. When these scores occur in the early season be a little on the wary side. The Best Placed teams are only really there on sufferance until the early form settles down. Careful with selections until around week 10 of the league campaign.

This has been a funny season in the Premiership. The demise of Man Utd and the rise of Liverpool bringing an old fashioned look to the league table. Liverpool’s ability to score goals at their present rate has also been a revelation. Along with Man City they are headed for over the hundred goal mark. This alone will have a marked effect on many different stats. So be prepared to treat your favourite strategy/system with a little extra respect.There are some sides who are quite resilient. They can go behind but somehow find that extra bit of “get up and go” to pull themselves out of the mire. Just as there are sides that go behind and throw in the towel. This second kind seem to do it regularly. So it may be worthwhile knowing which sides can be relied on to roll their sleeves up and those that just let their heads drop and hope for better next week. It’s also worth knowing which sides can take the lead and HOLD on to it.
At first glance this may not appear to be too important but give it a little thought. When do you get the jitters? How about after your selection has scored and they need to hold on for your forecast to come about?

A few stats may not go amiss at this point. During the last seven seasons there has averaged 349 games in which goals have been scored. That leaves an average of thirty-one scoreless matches. So not too many 0 – 0 draws likely to make a mess of most punter’s forecasts. Over an average season 43 teams which score the first goal will go on to be beaten. just a touch over one per week. Sixty-nine teams that score first will lose their lead and the match will end all square. finally The first scorer in the game will go on to win in 237 matches. These stats have been rounded as required. One stat is fairly consistent, that of the team to score first and them lose the match. The smallest number to do so in a season is 39 and the highest number to do so is 52.

Broken down stats for the past seven seasons are as below.

First Goal Final Result Stats

  Machtes with goals score first/win score first/draw score first/lose
2012/2013 345 220 73 52
2011/2012 353 247 66 40
2010/2011 356 227 87 42
2009/2010 348 240 64 44
2008/2009 338 244 55 39
2007/2008 354 240 74 40
2006/2007 346 240 64 42

By themselves the bare figures aren’t much use. However use them in conjunction with other stats and we begin to build something of interest. We can look at previous seasons and note which teams consistently fall into one or other of our three groups. Teams likely to be of interest are those which DON’T lose a lead and those which can turn round the match after conceding first. Last season Man. Utd. conceded first in 9 matches but ended up winning them. They scored first in 22 matches and won 19 of them, losing none.

Teams play 38 matches each season so I have found those which when having taken the lead either go on to win or draw in at least half of their matches.

2012/2013 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Chealsea 24 Reading 4
Man. Utd. 22 Newcastle 4
Man. C. 22 A. Villa 4
Arsenal 20 Q.P.R. 4
'Spurs 20 Sunderland 4
    Southampton 4


2011/2012 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Man. Utd. 30 Wolves 6
Man. C. 28 W.B.A. 4
'Spurs 22    
Newcastle 20 .  
Chealsea 20    
Everton 19    


2010/2011 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Man. Utd. 24 W.B.A. 6
Man. C. 23 W.H.C. 4
Liverpool 22 A. Villa 4
Arsenal 21 Sunderland 4
Chealsea 19    


2009/2010 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Chealsea 24 Stoke 4
Man. Utd. 24 Wigan 4
'Spurs 22 Portsmouth 4
Liverpool 21 Chelsea 4
Arsenal 21    
Everton 19    
A. Villa 19    


2008/2009 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Man. Utd. 24 Sunderland 5
Chealsea 22 Middlesbro' 4
Liverpool 22    
Arsenal 20    


2007/2008 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Man. Utd. 28 Fulham 5
Chealsea 26 Bolton 4
Liverpool 24 'Spurs 4
Everton 22 Middlesbro' 4
Arsenal 22    
'Spurs 19    


2006/2007 first goal - final win/lose

score first goal win score first goal lose
Chealsea 25 Wigan 6
Man. Utd. 25 Blackburn 4
Everton 20 Chelsea 4
Liverpool 19    

The first thing that emerges from the above stats is that there is a very stated consistency. The same teams appear time and again.
However as with most sets of stats there is often a little hiccup. Or at least something to make you think for a minute or two. E.g. Although Chelsea appear in the scoring lists every season, they also find themselves amongst the teams which take the lead and then lose, in two seasons returns. To show how these anomalies occur I’ve logged them alongside the “win/draw” stats.

In the main stats there are a total of nine teams. Seven of them appear on more than one occasion. Newcastle and Aston Villa were just a flash in the pan. The other seven are the teams you normally expect to find in the top seven places in the league table. The point this seems to make is that class and form will always tell. Check thru’ the second column and note how many of the sides are or have been in the lower divisions, during the lifetime of the stats. It’s stats like these, often completely overlooked by the punter, that compilers use when making the match odds.
As can be appreciated, these stats are readily available for the more important leagues but when we drop further down the league pyramid, stats become a little harder to obtain. To anyone who has a deep knowledge of the lower leagues and can compile stats in the same vein as these, what a start he’ll have over the compiler. The more remote the stats are, the more likely the punter will be a step ahead of the compiler.

A little later on I’ll look at the flip side of these stats and see what more different knowledge we can garner.
Be lucky but bet responsibly.


19th March 2014 / cyril - Category: Betting Advice

Paddy Power

Paddy Power have released some interesting stats about where bettors in London are placing their money in the Premier League title race. With Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in the mix during a wide open season, but all fall secondary to the outright favouritism of Man City in the outright winner market.

Punters in London have heavily backed Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea to be the team who will win the Premier League this season. Here is the breakdown of where bettors in London have been placing their money in the Premier League Winner betting market.

Chelsea – 24%
Arsenal – 21%
Man City – 16%
Man United – 15%
Tottenham – 10%
Liverpool – 7% -

So even though Arsenal were top of the Premier League at the turn of the new year, and not showing any signs of collapsing so far, they still haven’t attracted the same amount of wagers that Chelsea have. The Blues took almost a quarter of all bets from London-based bettors in the market.

It is interesting to see the demographics here, because London side Spurs are well down the list, trailing in support badly behind the two Manchester clubs. The shift of power in the north west has moved to Manuel Pellegrini’s men, with more punters in London believing in their chances of going all the way to the title, than reigning champions Manchester United. Tottenham, who sacked boss Andre Villas-Boas this season, are a long way back having received just 10% of bets. The love for Liverpool was even less, few Londoners having faith in them, despite the scoring power of Luis Suarez.

There have been other bets of course on the Premier League winner. Paddy Power reported that four bets had been taken on West Ham winning the league title, which was incidentally less than the amount taken on Crystal Palace.

But one London punter went even further in backing fifteen Premier League sides to win the league this season. Among the five that the punter didn’t back are Man City, Man United and Chelsea, but throwing money at Norwich in his fifteen to cause an upset seems a little bit more than a lost cause.

 


7th January 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

William Hill

If you are looking for some great coverage on your football betting available at William Hill, whose offers now reach across both their internet and mobile websites for extra coverage. There are three big football promotions which offers value and insurance across the playing field for you football betting to enjoy for the new season.

ACCA Insurance
Who doesn’t like a cheeky punt on an accumulator? Win big for little risk, that is the lure of the accumulator and it can be heartbreaking when one loses by just one leg. Fear not, as William Hill have you covered. Place a football accumulator (5 teams or more) and if just one team lets you down, then the bookmaker will refund your stake as a free bet!

Goalscorer 2nd Chance
This offering from William Hill provides great coverage for the very valuable First Goalscorer market. So if you enjoy the market, then this will be the football betting coverage for your. Back a First Goalscorer in a match, and if your selection doesn’t happen to open the scoring, but does net the second goal of the game, then the betting site will refund your losing stake as a free bet!

Bore Draw Insurance
A popular promotion put in place by Britain’s biggest bookmaker. This insurance is available on all matches, and if a game ends goalless then William Hill will refund all losing Correct Score and Double Results bets on that match as a free bet!

So all in all, some great coverage for your football betting, and always check out their website for enhanced prices to grab as well for some extra value. New customer registering an account with William Hill can get up to a free £25 bet as a welcome bonus!


16th August 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Bet Victor

Grab a FREE BET this weekend at online betting site Bet Victor, who are celebrating the end of the Premier League betting drought. England’s top flight is back in action with a bang this weekend, and highly popular betting site Bet Victor are running a fantastic promotion which you will want to pay attention to!

Place a Treble on the Opening Weekend of the Premier League season and get a FREE treble on the following week’s Premier League matches!

That is the crux of the offer. A totally free bet, regardless of whether your initial treble wins or loses. You can’t ask for much more than that really, and looking down the list of games for the opening weekend of the Premier League action, this could be a fantastically valuable offer as well!

Will you back the trio of big guns Man United, Chelsea and Man City to all win their openers? How about the promise of Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal all getting off to winning starts?

This promotion applies to your first Treble only on the Match Odds across the opening Premier League fixtures on August 17th – 19th inclusive. This applies to bets placed before kick off too and the maximum free bet refund is £25 per person or household.

So just get your Treble down and Bet Victor will give you a free Treble bet to use on the Premier League figures on August 21-26th inclusive. That is a fantastic opportunity to try and pick up some extra profit the early stages on new Premier League betting season.

You will need to be a customer at Bet Victor in order to take advantage of this promotion naturally. New customers who register an account with the bookie can get up to a free £25 bet as a welcome bonus, as the bookie matches the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet bonus!


16th August 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Unibet

Do you ever get the feeling that you have a particular scoreline somewhere before? Well, you probably have and it is possible that you have been struck by some football deju vu!

To celebrate yet another action packed season of Premier League betting, online bookmaker Unibet are running a fun, but at the same time, valuable, Money Back Offer and it is all to do with footbal deju va. What is that, you may be asking yourself?

Well, it is looking a scores in a match which repeat themselves from one season to the next. For example, when Spurs and Arsenal came together in their two Premier League meetings last season, they produced a 5-2 scoreline at the Emirates and a 2-1 scoreline at White Hart Lane. They were the exact same scorelines which had happened in the respective games just the season before.

So to celebrate the return of Premier League betting, Unibet are running the deja vu Money Back promotion. The hugely popular site will refund all losing correct score bets if the score in that game is exactly the same as it was last season!

In order to opt into this great Money Back Special, you will need to head to the promotion page and physcially opt in before placing your Correct Score bet on any of this weekend’s Premier League matches (which don’t involve the three newly promoted clubs of course). If you need to sign up to become a Unibet customer, then the bookie offers a 100% matched deposit bonus to get you started, which can return you a free £50 bet.

The season kicks off at Anfield on Saturday 12.45pm and that very fixture has been 0-0 in three of the last four seasons – including the last two!

So, if you place a bet on any of the following games and the results are as follows – we’ll refund your first losing correct score bet on that match up to £50!

Arsenal v Aston Villa (2-1) 
Liverpool v Stoke (0-0) 
Man City v Newcastle  (4-0) 
Norwich v Everton (2-1) 
Sunderland v Fulham (2-2) 
WBA v Southampton (2-0) 
Swansea v Man Utd  (1-1)


16th August 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Ladbrokes

London Premier League club Fulham have seen their fortunes boosted after a takeover from American billionaire Shahid Khan. After years of association with the club as owner, Mohammad Al Fayed sold on the club to the American, who is also owner of NFL Franchise Jacksonville Jaguars. The investment of money which should come from the new owner, will renew hopes that the Craven Cottage side can start to gain a stronger footing in the English top flight. The new owner has already said that he will build upon the foundations which have already been laid by Fayed.

Around £150 million was shelled out by Khan to purchase the London side and he now has 100 per cent control. It ends Fayed’s 16 year ownership of the club. Khan has said that he will respect history and he wants to drive Fulham forward, beyond recent successes of reaching the Europa League final in 2010 and finishing 12th in the Premier League last term. He is ready to take Fulham to the next level. 

The flambouyant moustache that Khan wears will probably become a feature of the scene at Craven Cottage, and the takeover has sparked online betting site Ladbrokes to fire up some new markets for Fulham.

The online betting site has listed Fulham as 25/1 to be the biggest Premier League spenders in the summer. It is unlikely that the Craven Cottage outfit are going to really pull in big names at the moment, not until they prove themselves in the league a little more. But a more realistic offering of 5/4 has been listed for the Cottagers to go and break their own current transfer record during the current transfer window, which stands at the £11.5 million which they paid for Steve Marlett.

In addition to those Fulham betting odds, Martin Jol’s men are booked at 11/4 for a top ten finish this season, and out at 33/1 to break into the top six. On the other side of the coin, they on offer at 7/1 to get relegated from the Premier League next season, and around 11/1 is on Jol to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post. 

With Khan’s takeover at Craven Cottage, Fulham becomes the sixth club owned by an American, joining Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sunderland. Ladbrokes have listed a price of 50/1 that the majority of Premier League clubs will be owned by Americans by the year 2020.


14th July 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Oscar - Torres (Chelsea)

Chelsea v Everton Betting Preview
A final day match between two clubs who will be losing their respective managers at the end of the season. Chelsea will be brimming with confidence at home after winning the Europa League final in the week, and they are the ones with everything to play for. A win secures third place in the league for them, whereas Everton have to settle for nothing less and nothing more than sixth in the league. Will it be Rafa Benitez or David Moyes who signs off from their current employment with a win?

Chelsea v Everton Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Chelsea 8/13, Draw 14/5, Everton 9/2

 

Spurs cling to Champions League hopes
Tottenham v Sunderland – Preview and Predictions

 

Online bookmaker Promotion
It was a Frank Lampard double at Goodison Park earlier in the season which secured three points for Chelsea. Now as Chelsea’s record goalscorer, will he give the Stamford Bridge faithful a treat to sign off another superb season with? Online bookmaker BetFred have a great Double Delight Hattrick Heaven promotion running, in which, if your winning First Goalscorer selection scores a second in the match, you will get your odds doubled. If your winning First Goalscorer selection scores three in the match, then you will get treble for your odds. New customers registering a new account with BetFred can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

Chelsea v Everton Recommended Bet:
The Blues could end up in total tie with Arsenal, by finishing the season with exactly the same records. That will happen if Chelsea draw their match and Arsenal land a certain one goal win depending on however many the Blues net. If that happens, then Chelsea and Arsenal will have a one match play off to settle third place and a place in the group stage of the Champions League. Chelsea can avoid all of that hassle though by winning the match which will see them finish in third. A draw for Chelsea and a win for Arsenal by a two goal margin or greater would see the Gunners leapfrog the Blues. So one last effort from Rafa Benitez’s men is needed and they should be full of fire after beating Benfica to the punch in the Europa League final. Their European ventures aside, the Blues have been in good Premier League form as well so they are favourites to take the win they may need.

 

Gunners seek Champions League confirming win
Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

 

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches, winning five of those. Their form against the other top six sides this season has been great, taking the most points off fellow top six sides than any of the others. The weight of Chelsea’s season can clearly be seen by this being their 69th match, whereas this will be just Everton’s 45th. Chelsea have lost just twice this season in posting a W11 D5 L2 record and they have scored at a rate of 2.17 goals per game and have conceded at a rate of 0.8 per game at home this term. This should set them up well for a win. Just 50% of their home games though have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Everton of course will pose their threats and they have won their last five matches on the final day of the day of the season (one of them a win over Chelsea back in 2010/11).

Everton’s form at Stamford Bridge hasn’t been great through, winning just one of their last twenty Premier League visits there. Steven Pienaar could be worth watching as First Goalscorer, as he has scored in the opening five minutes in the last two matches against the Blues in the Premier League. A reason why Everton have fallen outside of the European places is they they have taken just four points from eleven away matches against the current top five in the Premier League this season. In total in London, Everton have won just three of twenty matches in the capital since the start of the 2009/10 season. Everton are on a three match unbeaten streak at the moment, and have lost just one of their last ten in the top flight. Away from home, the Toffees haven’t recorded a win in their last seven though. In fact Everton have only recorded four away wins all season in a W4 D9 L5 record this term. They have scored and conceded 21 goals on their travels this season.

Six of the last 12 Premier League meetings between the two have ended in a draw, and they have split wins between them in the other six matches. So this could well be a tight match and three of the last four matches between them at the Bridge in all competitions have ended in a draw. Could be worth looking at a draw for value at 14/5 with online bookmaker BetFred.

Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on online-betting.me.uk (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

Form
Chelsea WWDWW, Everton WDLWDW

Stat Attack
Six of the last twelve meetings have ended in a draw
Everton have won just one of their last 20 EPL matches at Stamford Bridge
The Toffees have won their last five final day fixtures in a row
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven EPL matches

 


17th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Tottenham - Jermain Defoe

Tottenham v Sunderland Betting Preview
Everything is on the line for Tottenham in this one and they really have to go for the jugular in this one. They have to do better than what Arsenal do on the final day of the season, in order to take fourth in the Premier League and get into the Champions League next season. They will go as hot favourites at home to put the pressure on the Gunners, going up against Sunderland, who are struggling for form.

Tottenham v Sunderland Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Spurs 3/10, Draw 9/2, Sunderland 9/1

 

Gunners seek Champions League confirming win
Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

 

Online bookmaker Promotion
Welshman Gareth Bale has pretty much been the backbone of Tottenham’s successes this season. Can he fire them into the Champions League at Arsenal’s expense. Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a Money Back Special running for Tottenham’s must win game. If Gareth Bale scores the last goal of the match then online bookmaker Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. New customers registering an account can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from the bookie too.

Tottenham v Sunderland Recommended Bet:
Spurs start one point behind Arsenal going into Sunday. However, they are far worse off in the goal difference stats than the Gunners are. That means if Arsenal lose and Spurs only manage to draw, Andre Villas-Boas’s men will remain in fifth place. A draw for Arsenal and a win for Spurs would get Tottenham into fourth place. So plenty to play for and many will be getting behind them to deliver here. They are in good form at the moment, going unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches. They are actually on a sequence of WDWDWDW, so if that follows then they should draw. Tottenham have lost just one of their last twelve home matches in the Premier League and they have posted a very good W10 D5 L3 record at White Hart Lane this season. They have won their last two back to back on home turf as well, beating Man City and Southampton.

Spurs have actually come through a tough sequence of games without defeat, having faced up against Everton, Man City and Chelsea recently. So they have been showing a lot of fight as well and they have scored two or more goals in six of their last seven matches. Spurs have averaged just over one and a half goals per game this season at home, having conceded at a rate of exactly one per game. Spurs have lost just one of their last eleven home matches in the Premier League against Sunderland, winning nine of them too. At home, Spurs have won eight and lost one of their last twelve at home, so should be pretty solid in this one. Emmanuel Adebayor is hot at the moment, having scored five in the last six EPL appearances. With just one win in their last eight against Spurs, the Black Cats go as firm outsiders in this one. Under new boss Paolo Di Canio, they have posted W2 D2 L2.

 

A win secures third place for the Blues
Chelsea v Everton Preview

 

No side has scored fewer goals in the opening and closing 15 minutes of matches this season than Sunderland have. On the road, the Black Cats have posted just a W4 D4 L10 record for the season, and they have recorded a draw in their last thirteen. They have scored in each of their last seven away matches though. The Black Cats head into this one on the back of two 1-1 draws, and they have scored at just a rate of 1.17 goals per game away from home this season. Spurs took a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light earlier in the season and the Lilywhites won this corresponding fixture last season 1-0.

Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on online-betting.me.uk (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

Form
Spurs DWDWDW, Sunderland LWWLDD

Stat Attack
Spurs have only managed to keep two clean sheets in their last 18 matches
Spurs have won nine and lost just one of the last eleven home matches against Sunderland
Sunderland have scored in each of their last seven away matches
The Black Cats have won just one of their last eight EPL matches against Spurs


17th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Arsene Wenger

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Preview
The Magpies can rest easy in their final match of the season, having warded off the demons of relegation which looked to be haunting them. Alan Pardew’s men will live to fight another season. So all of the pressure is on the visiting Arsenal for this one, who need to rattle off a win to be certain of finishing fourth and getting into the Champions League next season. The math is simple for the Gunners, do better than Spurs on the final day and they are in.

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Arsenal 4/7, Draw 3/1, Newcastle 5/1

 

Spurs cling to Champions League hopes
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Newcastle v Arsenal Recommended Bet:
The Magpies found points just at the right time of the season, even though they have won one of their last five in the Premier League. That was an away win at QPR last week after falling behind from the penalty spot in the game. Newcastle are without a win in their last two home matches though, both ending in defeat, losing 3-0 against Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear derby, and then getting hammered 6-0 by Liverpool. Overall this season on home turf, Newcastle have posted a W9 D1 L8 record and there hasn’t been a league draw at St James Park in the last sixteen. Scoring from Newcastle at home hasn’t been great this season, they have converted at a rate of 1.3 goals per game, conceding at a rate of 1.6 per game. 72% of all of Newcastle’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals.

Newcastle suffered a massive 7-3 defeat at the hands of Arsenal earlier in the season. The Magpies have only won one of their last eleven Premier League matches against the Gunners (W1 D5 L5). They have failed to score in their last two home games as well, and the last time they went three in a row was back in 2007 (actually part of a six match no-scoring streak). Arsene Wenger’s men will be favourite for this one, not only because they have to push for a result to secure a Champions League spot, but because they have won their last four away matches in a row as well. A midweek win over Wigan, relegating the Latics, saw the Gunners leave themselves in fourth place, just a point ahead of Spurs, and only two behind Chelsea.

There is the scenario, that if Chelsea draw and Arsenal win by a one goal margin (all depending on how many goals the Blues score) that the Gunners and Chelsea would finish with identical records for the season and have to face in each other in a play off for third. Arsenal have been great in the second half of matches this season, if only second half results counted, they would be top of the league. The Gunners are currently on a nine match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, winning seven of them. With five wins in their last six away matches in the top flight, they are going strongly enough to return three points. Arsenal have scored at a rate of 1.3 goals per game on the road this season, but defensively they have been great, superb, conceding at a rate of just 0.8 per away game.

 

A win secures third place for the Blues
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The Gunners have scored in each of their last eleven away matches now and have a good record going against the Magpies. Should be an away win at the end of the day and just worth rolling with the Gunners at 4/7 with online bookmaker Paddy Power

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Form
Newcastle DLDLDW, Arsenal WDWDWW

Stat Attack
Newcastle have lost their last two home games, conceding nine and scoring none
Newcastle have won just one of their last 10 final day fixtures in the EPL
Arsenal have lost just one of the last eleven meetings against the Magpies
The Gunners are just the 4th side in EPL history to have four players reach double figures

 


17th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting










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