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Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)

Arsenal v Wigan Betting Preview
A massive game for both of these sides on Tuesday night. The Gunners slipped out of the top four on the weekend thanks to wins for Chelsea and Spurs. A win for the Gunners would put them a point ahead of North London rivals Spurs in fourth place with one game to play. As for Wigan, fans will be hoping that they won’t be suffering an FA Cup final hangover, because anything less than a win at the Emirates will see the Latics relegated.

Arsenal v Wigan Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Arsenal 4/11, Draw 9/2, Wigan 8/1

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Arsenal v Wigan Recommended Bet:
The Gunners still could yet claim a third place finish in the league, but would need to claim maximum points from their two remaining fixtures and have Chelsea drop points in their last game. All Arsenal can control now is their own wins, and if they keep winning they will be in the Champions League next season. That is all Arsene Wenger’s men can focus on. This could be a comfortable home match in which to get three precious points on the board in as well. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last eight matches in the Premier League now, winning six of those. There has only been one defeat in the last fourteen for them, so they are in the form to deliver. Defensively they have kept three clean sheets in the last four Premier League League matches, but have only scored three goals themselves in that run.

It was just a 1-0 win at the DW Stadium for the Gunners earlier in the season too, a penalty from Mikel Arteta sealing the points. Arsenal have posted a W10 D5 L3 record at home this season, and have scored there at a rate of 2.4 goals per game. That is why they are going as favourite, and their home form has seen them go eight matches at the Emirates without a loss. They have proven to be strong finishers this season, scoring 18 goals and conceding just two in the final fifteen minutes of play all season. The Gunners have drawn their last two home games though with three of their last four EPL matches going under 1.5 goals. So is there a window for Wigan? This is a tough game to play after the emotional FA Cup win at Wembley on the weekend. Interestingly, in their 34th match of last season, Wigan went to Arsenal and won (their only away win at the Gunners in the top flight) which helped them pull off their great survival act.

The Latics are struggling having taken just five points away from their last six games in the Premier League. There are only three teams who have taken fewer points in that same period. Wigan have won just one of their last four away games in the Premier League, and have, overall this season on the road, posted a W5 D3 L10 record. The Latics have scored two or more goals in each of their last three Premier League fixtures, but there have just been signs that their survival act has been running out of steam a little bit. Will they become the first ever side to win the FA Cup and get relegated from the Premier League in the same season?

The odds are really against Wigan in this one, given Arsenal’s good home form. Wigan have to keep things tight early on, but Arsenal should have enough to edge this. A Draw/Arsenal Half Time/Full Time bet is trading at a decent price of 3/1 at online bookmaker Bet365.

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Form
Arsenal WWDWDW, Wigan LLDWLW

Stat Attack
The Gunners have won seven of their last nine matches
Arsenal lost this fixture last season 2-1
That was Wigan’s only away win in the Premier League against the Gunners
Three of Arsenal’s last four games have gone under 1.5 goals

 

 


13th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Gareth Bale (Tottenham)

Stoke v Tottenham Betting Preview
The impetus is all on Spurs for this one. A couple of weeks ago, survival was the order of the day for the Potters, but they have recovered well over the last few games to get to mid table safety. So all that is at stake in this one is the fate of Spurs in Europe next season. They need a win to keep themselves in the hunt for a Champions League spot. They head into the weekend in fifth, a point behind Arsenal and three behind third placed Chelsea. They need some help to squeeze in, but need to give themselves a chance by winning at the Britannia.

Stoke v Tottenham Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Spurs 10/11, Draw 5/2, Stoke 3/1

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Important victories on offer for both at Villa Park
Aston Villa v Chelsea – Preview and Predictions

 

Stoke v Tottenham Recommended Bet:
After struggling for wins since the start of the year, Stoke suddenly turned things around, winning two of their last three. They came at the right time as well, because prior to that, running up seven defeats in eight matches had seen Tony Pulis’s men slumping towards the drop zone. Wins over QPR and Norwich helped pull them clear, and they earned a 1-1 draw at Sunderland last Monday as well. It could have been more as they were in front and the Black Cats were down to ten men early in the game, but the Potters took their foot off the pedal and paid for it. Still, they have conceded just one goal in their last three games now and it has been a welcome upswing for the Potters. They are safe up in eleventh heading into the weekend, six points clear of the drop zone but with a healthy enough goal difference to not worry about relegation.

Stoke’s form at the Britannia this season has seen them record a W7 D7 L4 record, but their goal scoring exploits haven’t exactly been overwhelming. They average just 1.11 goals per game at the Britannia this season, the exact same amount which they have conceded. Just 39% of their home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Stoke are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches with Spurs, winning one and drawing two. All four previous meetings between them at the Britannia have ended in a 2-1 scoreline, with two wins apiece, so a good trend to ride perhaps. Will the defensive efforts of Stoke frustrate Spurs at a crucial time for the London side? Andre Villas-Boas’s men earned a late 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the week, enough to keep them in the hunt for a Champions League place, but they really need to win this one. They only managed a 0-0 home draw against the Potters earlier in the season, they’ll need more than that.

Spurs have posted a W9 D4 L5 record on the road this season and they have scored in each of their last seven away from White Hart Lane. With a two goal haul against Chelsea in the week, Spurs have scored an average of just under two goals per away game this term. They have drawn their last two on the road though (both 2-2 draws) but have only lost one of their last ten away from home. Gareth Bale has scored in 10 of Tottenham’s 18 away games this season in the top flight and if Spurs score two at the Britannia, they will equal their record of two or more goals in six successive Premier League away matches. Spurs have scored twelve goals in their last six Premier League matches in total, and only Aston Villa have hauled in more during that time.

Spurs have the goals in them, that’s been proven, but Stoke can be such a stubborn side, they may take some breaking down. Spurs really don’t have any other option but to go hard for this and therefore would consider a Draw/Tottenham Full Time/Half Time bet for a price of 7/2 at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

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Form
Stoke LLLWWD, Spurs DDWDWD

Stat Attack
Spurs have scored two or more goals in each of their last five away games
Spurs have lost one of the last ten on the road
All four previous EPL meetings at the Britannia have been settled by 2-1 scorelines
Stoke have had fewer shots on target than any other side

 


10th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Eden Hazard (Chelsea London)

Aston Villa v Chelsea Betting Preview
This is Saturday’s only match of the day in the Premier League and it is one of big importance. A win for Chelsea would secure them a place in the Champions League next season, while a win for Villa would guarantee their survival. Villa look to have done enough to stay up next season anyway, but getting over the line would be nice. So some good entertainment due for Saturday lunchtime.

Aston Villa v Chelsea Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Chelsea 17/20,Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 10/3

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Can Spurs keep Champions League hopes alive?
Stoke v Tottenham Betting Preview

 

Aston Villa v Chelsea Recommended Bet:
This will be a great chance for Chelsea to deliver so that they can be able to relax next weekend in their final fixture. They go into the weekend three points clear of fifth placed Spurs, but Chelsea have such a huge goal difference advantage over Tottenham that a victory over Aston Villa would secure them a place in next season’s Champions League. That has been the goal for a long time, since they really never got themselves in the Premier League title race. They have been doing it the hard way as well, having had to face Liverpool, Man United and Spurs in three of their last four matches and have come away unbeaten. After a 2-2 draw with Spurs at Stamford Bridge in the week, Chelsea stretched their unbeaten streak to six matches in the top flight.

On the road this season, Chelsea have posted a W9 D4 L5 record, with a 50% success rate and they have scored at a rate of almost 1.8 goals per game on the road. They are unbeaten in their last three away from the Bridge and two of them have come with clean sheets in tow as well, so they are shaping up quite well. Chelsea of course thumped Aston Villa just before Christmas 8-0 at Stamford Bridge at the back end of last year (that was the last match in which Fernando Torres scored a league goal too). The Blues have also won two of their last four Premier League visits to Villa Park (W2 D1 L1). Midfielder Oscar has scored three goals in his last four now in the Premier League for the Blues. They do have the distraction of the Europa League final in midweek to worry about. Will that set them back a bit on the weekend?

Aston Villa have not kept a clean sheet in their last 25 matches, so the chances are that the Blues will get on the scoresheet. Villa start eh weekend five points clear of the drop zone, so they have probably done enough to survive. They have been boosted massively by back to back wins in their last two matches, beating Sunderland and Norwich to give themselves some breathing space. Villa have only won five home matches this season in a W5 D5 L8 record and have only won one of the last three at Villa Park. Looking a little deeper they have three of their last six on home soil, crucial wins coming at the right time to avoid relegation. Villa have scored at a rate of 1.2 goals per game at home, and Christian Benteke has scored more Premier League goals during 2013 than any other player in the top flight. Gabriel Agbonlahor has been going well as well, scoring six in his last seven.

There should be goals in this one. Villa have conceded 13 times in the 15 minutes after half time this season. Therefore it could be worth looking at a Draw/Chelsea Half Time/Full Time bet for a price of 4/1 at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

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Form
Aston Villa LWDLWW, Chelsea DWWWD

Stat Attack
Villa have not kept a clean sheet in the last 25 matches
Chelsea have won two of the last four EPL matches at Villa Park
Villa have won just three of the last 11 at home in the Premier League
A win gives Chelsea a top four finish, a win gives Villa safety

 


10th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Chelsea v Tottenham Betting Preview
The stakes couldn’t get much higher than for this London derby. Both sides are still in the mix for a place in the Champions League next season, along with Arsenal. But only two of them are going to get a spot. Both teams have been showing some good form and this has the makings of being a real classic. The Blues took an exciting three points away from White Hart Lane earlier in the season, winning 4-2. Doing the double over Tottenham would likely secure third place for Rafa Benitez’s men. Defeat for Spurs would leave their Champions League dreams hanging.

Chelsea v Tottenham Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Chelsea 10/11, Draw 13/5, Spurs 3/1

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Chelsea v Tottenham Recommended Bet:
It is a massive week of action for both of these. Chelsea kicked it off well with a 1-0 at Old Trafford, a late strike by Juan Mata giving the Blues a crucial three points in their quest for securing a top three finish. If they do it, then they will certainly have done it the hard way. They have had the extra games in reaching the final of the Europa League on top as well, but somehow they are getting through it all. Their win at Old Trafford should have given them a massive boost and the Blues have been typically strong at home again this season, posting a W11 D4 L2 record. The goals have been coming steadily, at a rate of 2.18 per game at Stamford Bridge, while they have conceded at a rate of just 0.76 goals per game. That really puts them in good standing and Benitez has guided the Blues to six straight home wins.

The Blues have lost just one of their last eight in the Premier League all told, and they have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, five in their last eight. It was Juan Mata with a double strike at White Hart Lane which helped Chelsea topple Spurs earlier in the season. There is the small matter of the Blues never having lost at home against Spurs in the Premier League either. But Spurs are just as desperate, if not more for the points. This is probably going to be pivotal game in their chase for a Champions League spot. It was that man Gareth Bale yet again who came to the rescue of Andre Villas-Boas’s men on the weekend, his 86th minute goal sinking the challenge of Southampton at White Hart Lane. That continued a streak of three consecutive Premier League games in which he has scored.

Spurs are unbeaten in their last five matches now, but they are on a trend of WDWDW, so there could be a draw up next for him. Spurs have posted a W9 D3 L5 record for the season and on the road, they have scored at a rate of 1.9 goals per game. Defensively, they haven’t been that sound though on their travels, conceding at a rate of 1.5 per game. They have also conceded in each of their last four away games, and they have scored in each of their last six. It is clearly the threat of Bale that Chelsea have to watch out for the most. But can Tottenham gain a win at the ground where they have struggled so much? They go into the game in fifth place, already two points adrift of fourth placed Arsenal. Defeat could be costly for Spurs here.

Chelsea have had a busy time of late and Spurs aren’t going to be a pushover. There shouldn’t be too much between them and a draw could be worth looking at in this one, but Spurs have lost four of their five away games against top seven teams this season and a Draw/Chelsea Half Time/Full Time bet at online bookmaker Bet365 for a price of 4/1 could be worth looking at.

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Form
Chelsea WDWWWW, Spurs DDDWDW

Stat Attack
Spurs have lost 4 of their 5 away games against top seven sides this term
Tottenham have won one of the last three on the road
Chelsea are on a six match winning streak at home
The Blues have scored in each of their last seven home games

 


6th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Scharner - McManaman - Gomez (Wigan)

Wigan v Swansea Betting Preview
Will it be a brave punter to go again Wigan pulling another win out of their hat? A repeat of their miraculous escape last season is on the cards for them, and with this being their game in hand, they need to deliver. After the weekend’s action, the Latics sat two points behind Sunderland in 17th, but a win for Wigan would pull them level with Norwich and Newcastle regardless of what happens with the Black Cats. Can they deliver at the DW Stadium? The winless form of Swansea could help the Latics along.

Wigan v Swansea Betting Odds at online bookmaker 888Sport
Wigan 10/11, Draw 12/5, Swansea 11/4

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Wigan v Swansea Recommended Bet:
Roberto Martinez’s men still look to be cool under pressure when all around them seem to be sweating. They recorded a spirited win on the weekend, twice coming from behind to beat West Brom at the Hawthorns. Not an easy task, and that followed a 2-2 draw against Spurs in their last home match. The home form of the Latics has been pretty good, unbeaten in their last three, taking one loss in their last five. It is that kind of form which they need to keep going, and as good as it has read of late, they have only posted a W4 D5 L8 record at the DW Stadium this term. Following this crucial match in their fight for Premier League survival, Wigan will take a trip to Wembley next weekend to take on Man City in the FA Cup final, so they can’t get distracted by that. They are missing a couple of key pieces in Jean Beausejour and Maynor Figueroa.

Wigan have never beaten Swansea in the Premier League though, drawing one and losing two of their previous three encounters. It always seems a struggle for the Latics because they have conceded the opening goal 23 times this season, which hasn’t helped their overall cause. Wigan are going to have a busy time of things, and will have to face Arsenal and Aston Villa in their final two Premier League matches. This is probably going to be bigger than the FA Cup final for them. Swansea are slumping towards the end of the season after a promising start to 2013. They are without a win in their last seven matches now, taking only three points in that spell. Perhaps more worryingly, they have failed to score in four of those as well. They have gone their last three new without finding the back of the net and will likely miss top striker Michu for the rest of the season, as he limped off with a hamstring injury in their 0-0 draw against Man City on the weekend.

Swansea haven’t returned three points on the road very often this season, winning just four wins on the road. Michael Laudrup’s men have posted a W4 D5 L8 away record for the season and have scored just fifteen goals in those games, at a rate of 0.88 per game away from the Liberty Stadium. So they aren’t in the greatest form and that could be crucial for Wigan’s survival. The Swans have won only one of their eight games since they won the Capital One Cup, and they have lost their last six against clubs in the top half of the table.

The Latics are heavy favourites in this one and that speaks volumes about their character and the way they are playing. It could be worth backing a Draw/Wigan Half Time/Full Time bet for a price of 4/1 at online bookmaker 888Sport.

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Form
Wigan DWLLDW, Swansea LLDDLD

Stat Attack
Swansea have won just one of their eight matches since winning the League Cup
Wigan have lost one of their last five at home
Swansea have averaged less than a goal per game on the road
Wigan have never beaten Swansea in the Premier League

 


6th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Sunderland

Sunderland v Stoke Betting Preview
The Black Cats are still nervously looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone. Wigan are just showing signs of survival and Sunderland can’t really afford any slip ups. Paolo Di Canio’s men need to show some fight following a 6-1 hammering from Aston Villa. Sunderland go into this game two points ahead of 18th placed Wigan, but like the Latics have a game in hand over teams above them, so could yet pull others into trouble. The Potters have finally discovered a bit of form though at the right time, pulling themselves away from the drop zone in 11th. But the margins are so thin, that a win for the Black Cats would put them level on points with the Potters.

Sunderland v Stoke Betting Odds at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Sunderland 11/10, Draw 11/5, Stoke 11/4

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Sunderland v Stoke Recommended Bet:
A win at this stage of the season would be huge for the Black Cats. Putting the poor performance at Aston Villa aside, they have won two of the last three and will look for some solace on home soil. Their form at home hasn’t been terrific though, winning just one of their last six at the Stadium of Light. That victory did come in their last match played there though, a 1-0 win over Everton. Overall this season, Sunderland have only posted a W5 D6 L6 record on home soil in the Premier League and problems can seen in the fact that they have scored just 18 goals at home this season and conceded 17. They are in decent shape against the potters though, winning three and drawing one of the last four at home against Stoke in the Premier League. More impressively is that Sunderland have kept clean sheets in each of those four matches.

When the two sides met at the Britannia earlier in the season, Sunderland failed to get a single shot on target. They haven’t exactly been helping themselves along this season, because they have conceded more free kicks in their defensive third than any other side in the top flight this season. Defeat here and the Black Cats would be sweating badly and their survival fate would be slipping away from their own hands. Stoke have posted back to back wins in their last two outings, beating both QPR and Norwich and keeping clean sheets in both of them. The away form of the Potters hasn’t been much to write home about this season, recording just two wins, along with six draws and nine defeats. If Sunderland’s scoring at home has been bad, Stoke’s goalscoring form away has been worst, averaging just 0.65 goals per game on their travels.

The two wins that Stoke have posted is the longest winning streak in the Premier League at the moment. Stoke have won just one of their last nine away from home (the victory coming against QPR in their away fixture). Of those nine matches, Stoke have lost six of them, so Tony Pulis’ men haven’t been backable with too much conviction. Given the circumstances of both, looking beyond a draw may not be too bad of an option in this one. With two low scoring sides, a 0-0 Correct Score is looking a decent option at 6/1 with online bookmaker Ladbrokes.

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Form
Sunderland DLLWWL, Stoke DLLLWW

Stat Attack
Sunderland have lost none of their four EPL home matches against Stoke
Stoke have the worst shooting accuracy in the top flight this term
Stoke have scored at a rate of just 0.65 goals per game away from home
Sunderland have won one of the last six at the Stadium of Light

 


5th May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)

Man United v Chelsea Betting Preview
The Premier League champions are just seeing out the season, probably with nothing on their mind but a summer break. As for Chelsea, they have a big agenda at hand and a lot to play for. The Blues are battling hard to try and secure a top three finish, at worst a top four to try and enter the Champions League next season. They are having to do it the hard way, with the distraction of the Europa League as well as a really tough end of season fixture list to round out the Premier League campaign with.

Man United v Chelsea Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Man United 23/20, Chelsea 11/5, Draw 5/2

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Man United v Chelsea Recommended Bet:
The Red Devils have nothing left to prove in this one, but they may want some revenge after getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea. The Red Devils were in charge at Old Trafford going a couple of goals up early on, but then a superb second half fightback saw Chelsea take a draw and then beat United back at Stamford Bridge in the quarter finals. The league meeting between the two this season went in favour of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge back in October, taking a 3-2 win after the Blues on that occasion had fought back from two goals down to get to 2-2, before Javier Hernandez netted a winner fifteen minutes from time. The Mexican striker has netted six goals in his last eight meetings against Chelsea in all competitions, so could likely get a good run out on Sunday.

United are unbeaten in their last four Premier League meetings with Chelsea, winning three of them. The Red Devils have now scored in 66 consecutive Premier League home matches, a record in the EPL and in the last six clashes with Chelsea, there has been an average of 4.8 goals per game. So goals are on the cards. United’s home form has been superb this season, winning fifteen drawing none and losing just two with a 88% success rate. They have scored at a rate of 2.53 goals per game and that will make them an obvious threat. Especially with Chelsea having kept just one clean sheet at Old Trafford in their last seventeen visits there. It hasn’t been a particularly happy hunting ground for the Blues.

Rafa Benitez could yet finish the season with a bang, and no side in Premier League history who have amassed 65 points or more after 34 games, have ever finished outside of the top four. But Chelsea have to face Spurs and Everton in two of their last three matches after this one. So there is a huge amount of work to do. They have only managed one away win in their last six though, but overall in their last seven Premier League matches, they have suffered one defeat. Away from home Chelsea have posted a W8 D4 L5 record for the season and have scored at a rate of 1.8 goals per game, but have conceded at a rate of 1.3 per game. That may give United enough of a window to pinch this one.

The Blues are the ones with everything at stake here as they battle for a top four finish. There have been plenty of goals between the two sides lately and a simple Both Teams To Score bet for yes at 4/7 with online bookmaker Paddy Power should offer something.

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Form
Man United LLWDWD, Chelsea LLWDWW

Stat Attack
United have won fifteen of 17 home matches in the top flight this season
The Red Devils are unbeaten in the last four EPL meetings with Chelsea
United have scored in 66 consecutive Premier League home matches
Chelsea have managed one clean sheet in the last 17 visits to Old Trafford
The last six matches between the two have averaged 4.8 goals per game

 


2nd May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Ali Al Habs (Wigan)

West Brom v Wigan Betting Preview
It is almost at the brink of no return for Wigan in their race to secure their Premier League status. This is a must win game now at the Hawthorns for the FA Cup finalists, who go into the weekend five points adrift of safety but with a game in hand. That game in hand will count for nothing unless they pick up a victory against West Brom. The Baggies look to have comfortable secured themselves a mid table finish for the season but they have been struggling to post wins. Will that let Wigan slide in?

West Brom v Wigan Betting Odds at online bookmaker 888Sport
West Brom 5/4, Wigan 21/10, Draw 12/5

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West Brom v Wigan Recommended Bet:
The Baggies have won just one of their last five in he Premier League, but that was a 3-0 victory over Southampton in their last outing. At home, they have gone two matches without a win, losing against Arsenal and then being held to a draw against Newcastle. Still, their form at the Hawthorns hasn’t been that bad this season, posting a W9 D3 L5 record. They have scored at an average rate of just under one and a half goals per game, and have conceded at a rate of exactly one goal per game at home. Still, Steve Clarke has already led his side to more points than in any other Premier League campaign of theirs. At the Hawthorns, both teams have scored in the four previous Premier League clashes between the two sides, so there could be goals on the cards for Saturday.

West Brom have only scored 7% of their goals this season in the opening fifteen minutes of matches, so they are somewhat slow starters to games. Still, they are looking pretty comfortable for a top eight finish which would be a great return from them. A victory may well doom Wigan to joining QPR and Reading in the Championship next season. Wigan need a big escape act again and have a tough time with the extra match coming up for the FA Cup final. The Latics are without a win in their last four Premier League matches now and how badly they need to squeeze one out. Their away form has just been slipping away as well, losing their last two on the road without getting on the scoresheet. However, they have battled, putting in good performances against Manchester City and almost taking three points at home against Spurs last weekend.

But nearly isn’t good enough for the Latics at the moment. Interestingly they were at exactly the same point as this last season, 32 points after 34 matches, and the finished safely in sixteenth. The odds a pretty stacked against them doing that again. Would ride with a West Brom home win at 5/4 with online bookmaker 888Sport on this one, as much fight as Wigan have, just four away wins all season doesn’t put them in good standing.

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Form
West Brom WDLLDW, Wigan WDWLLD

Stat Attack
All but three of West Brom’s last 22 goals have been after the 40th minute mark
Wigan had 32 points after 34 matches last season and survived
Both sides have scored in the four previous meetings at the Hawthorns
Wigan have lost the last two away games without scoring

 


2nd May 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Betfred

Online betting site boss Fred Done, owner of Betfred, has been questioning whether or not Manchester United can break the Premier League record this season. Chelsea currently hold the record of 95 points, when Jose Mourinho guided his Chelsea side to the 2004/05 title. It was a tremendous record which has stood the test of time since then. United are standing on 84 points with 12 remaining available to them, so they would need a perfect end to the season to eclipse Chelsea’s record. Can they do it?

Long time Manchester United supporter and online betting site Betfred, owner Fred Done, has offered up some odds his beloved Red Devils doing so. There is no margin for error and the Red Devils are looking a tricky finish in their end of season run in, and that is why BetFred have put up odds of 10/1 for Manchester United to crown their title winning season by breaking the record of 95 points.

“Clearly Sir Alex Ferguson will have this in mind and with 13 Premier League titles in the bag it would be fitting if Man United could finish the season with this record,” said Done.

It is certainly not the easiest of run ins for the newly crowned Champions. The four remaining fixtures in Manchester United’s season are away at Arsenal, home to Chelsea, home to Swansea and they finish up with a trip to West Brom. So it is a pretty tough end of season for the Red Devils.

They should be a joyous, happy and relaxed side and while some may think that will work against them, it may just make them play chilled exhibition stuff and put on a show, making them even more dangerous. It is hard to imagine a Sir Alex Ferguson side taking their foot off the gas.

Fred Done decided to pay out Manchester United winning the title early last season, a move which hit him in the pocket hard as rivals Man City came back to claim the league title on goal difference with the final kick of the season. That was the second time that his optimism got the better of him, paying out early in 1998 on the Red Devils winning the title, only to see with dismay, Arsenal string together a run of form which saw the Gunners edge the title. It was something that he again did this season, successfully so with Man United winning the title with four games to spare.

Done said: “When I got it wrong last year the missus didn’t talk to me all summer and told me to never do it again, she said I was a jinx. Well of course I didn’t listen and I paid out on the 10th February and this time I was thankfully right. A record 20th title is a remarkable achievement and I believe it is down to the determination of the world’s greatest manager Sir Alex Ferguson .”

Betting on next season is already available at online bookmaker BetFred where Manchester United are the 11/8 favourites, Man City 7/4 and Chelsea are 5/1.


25th April 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)

Arsenal v Man United Betting Preview
Will the newly crowned champions be taking their foot of the gas as they head to the Emirates? Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have achieved their goal of ruling the Premier League so don’t have anything to play for. Arsenal on the other hand have a massive amount at stake heading into this one with their old rivals. The Gunners are still toughing it out in a race for a UEFA Champions League spot with London rivals Chelsea and Spurs. The Gunners have been producing some great form, will it be enough to get valuable points against the Champions? There is the small matter of the return of Robin van Persie too.

Arsenal v Man United Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Arsenal 5/4, Man United 2/1, Draw 5/2

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Arsenal v Man United Recommended Bet:
On the top fixtures for the season is this one and there is usually drama somewhere. Arsene Wenger will want to get one over on Sir Alex Ferguson in this one, because their Champions League status for next season is on the line. They go into the weekend one point clear of fourth placed Chelsea, and two clear of Spurs, but have played a game more than those two. So the pressure is on to keep delivering. Arsenal have hit some strong form, losing just one of their last dozen games in the Premier League. More impressive is that they have rattled off nine wins in that run of games. Granted, their form came about four months too late into the season to challenge for the title, but at least they look to be on the right track again.

Arsenal lost 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season, so there is some added revenge on their minds. The Gunners also lost this fixture last season against United as well. Arsenal have lost two of the last three Premier League matches at home against the Red Devils. They have also shipped 21 goals at home this season, not particularly great, keeping just four clean sheets in their last 16 home matches in the top flight. They have only taken four points from seven games against the other sides in the top five this season. So it could be all about current form for them and with five wins in their last six, the only dropped points in a scrappy home draw against Everton, they should be able to push United hard in this one.

The Red Devils have the title in the bag and can relax. But that’s not something they do, and being relaxed may just make them play even better. The return of Robin van Persie is on the cards, and he netted after three minutes at Old Trafford against Arsenal in United’s 2-1 win earlier in the season. Interestingly, in that encounter, Arsenal had far more possession in the game, but had fewer shots. The Red Devils have been immense on the road this season, running up a W12 D3 L2 record for the season. They have netted at a rate of over two goals per game and have won four of their last five on the road. The Red Devils have won six of the last seven EPL meetings against Arsenal but this is a non-competitive match for them, and it will all depend on which Manchester United shows up really.

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There could be something to say for swinging with Arsenal on this one, simply because of the fact  that they have home advantage and they have something to play for. They are favourites and just rolling with a bit of positive value in backing them at 5/4 with online bookmaker Bet Victor looks a good option.

Form
Arsenal WWWDW, Man United WLLWDW

Stat Attack
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last ten away games in the Premier League
Arsenal have kept just four clean sheets in their last 16 EPL home games
Robin van Persie has scored 17 goals in his last 17 matches at the Emirates
Arsenal have scored the most goals of all EPL teams in the last 15 minutes this season

 


25th April 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting










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