If you fancy a flutter on any of the Premier League action this weekend then look no further. There is a full Premier League programme for a change so there are plenty of opportunities to have a bet, so here are some of the odds to consider…
The early kick off in the Premier League is an all Midlands affair as Carling Cup winners Birmingham City – yes, you read that right – host neighbours West Brom at St Andrew’s. Not the biggest ‘derby’ on the calendar by any means, but two teams that are still in relegation trouble.
Roy Hodgson has overseen two 1-1 draws since his move to the Hawthorns and the Baggies have certainly defended better as a unit since his arrival. However, Birmingham are the kings of set-pieces and everybody knows Albion can’t defend them – Roger Johnson over to you.
Arsenal and Sunderland meet at the Emirates with both teams carrying a host of injuries. This time last week Arsenal were 6/1 to win nothing this season, but they’re now trading at odds-on (8/11) to do just that. The Gunners were helped big time by Chelsea in midweek and we’re 8/1 that the title is decided by goal difference.
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The big game on Sunday is at Anfield and it’s sure to be a hard fought affair. Sir Alex wasn’t too happy in midweek and he’s 8/5 to leave Liverpool with all three points, but their very average away record would put me off a meaty bet at that price.
Gerard Houllier has taken plenty of stick over his team selection at Eastlands, and 1 clean sheet in the last 18 will hardly encourage punters to back Villa at the Reebok at 11/5, but Ashley Young has found the net the last five times that he’s faced Bolton and the Midlands side can pinch a point here.
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