Angus ‘Statto’ Loughran – Premier League Analysis & Tips
Another amazing set of Premier League results last weekend with 3 big outsiders winning and the other a draw in the 4 live Premier League Games and with both Live FA Cup matches going to replays there were not many winning punters!
Norwich v Everton, Saturday 12:45
If you fancy that theme to continue, 5 of last 7 encounters between Norwich and Everton have been drawn! 12/5 a draw here is value while Romelu Lukaku to score anytime at 13/10 will be popular having just notched his 50th Everton goal in just 100 games!
Everton are 7/5 but have a poor record at Carrow Road with just one win in seven but will still be hard to beat.
Crystal Palace v Southampton, Saturday 3pm
Crystal Palace are finding it harder to win away than at home at present and will find Saturday’s fixture against Southampton very difficult. They have never won any of the 13 top flight meetings between the two and have lost the last 7 without scoring in last 6.
The visitors are greatly overpriced at 9/5 to continue their remarkable run against their south London opponents whom they will also be meeting in next month’s 3rd Round FA Cup.
Man City v Swansea, Saturday 3pm
Swansea sacked Gary Monk earlier in the week and face a tough encounter at Man City whom have won 13 of last 15 at home and had a huge boost in midweek when managing to top their Champions League Group.
Man City are very short at 3/10 but should win.
Yaya Toure has a great record against The Swans netting 4 times in his past 3 against them; he is available at 13/10 to score at anytime.
Sunderland v Watford, Saturday 3pm
Sunderland have won 4 and drawn 2 of their last 6 against Watford and will be popular at 9/5 to continue that run with 3 points, but, they haven’t won 2 in a row at home since April 2014.
Troy Deeney is 15/8 to become the first Watford player in their history to score in 5 top flight matches in a row and his partnership with Odion Ighalo, whom has scored 9 this season, and is 15/8 to make it 10 here, has been one of the stories of the season so far in Premier League.
West Ham v Stoke, Saturday 3pm
West Ham have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches and were good value for their point against Manchester United last week while Stoke gained a super win against Manchester City. Another stalemate here at 21/10 looks over the odds and Stoke have managed 6 clean sheets in their last 8.
Bournemouth v Man United, Saturday 5:30
In a dramatic week of Champions League Football the big losers were Manchester United whom lost 3-2 in Wolfsburg in a match where they took an early lead and briefly led the group. They now face Europa League action in the new year which was not in the plan of Louis Van Gaal!
United lost to Bournemouth in the 1984 FA Cup 3rd Round, their only loss in 8 meetings, and despite the doom and gloom amongst some supporters, they are unbeaten in 7 and only lost two in last 18 in the league; hardly a crisis for most clubs!
6/5 will be a price which surely will tempt United fans on their club to bounce back to winning ways against a Bournemouth team who stunned Chelsea last weekend with a late winner at Stamford Bridge and were involved in 3-3 thriller with Everton the week before.
Aston Villa v Arsenal, Sunday 1:30
Aston Villa have had no win in 14 matches; their longest run since they were formed in 1888 and face Arsenal whom have not lost at Villa Park in 16 matches.
Villa amazingly have not beaten Arsenal or Manchester United at home in 36 games!
Arsenal have won 10 of their last 14 away games and produced a superb European win in Athens on Wednesday. It was all thanks to a hat trick from Olivier Giroud whom is looking for his 50th league goal and has scored in his last 4 matches against Aston Villa. He can be backed at 20/23 to get another here.
Like last weekend when everything was stacked against Newcastle to beat Liverpool, it is the same here with Villa to beat Arsenal at 5/1. Remi Garde will be hoping for another huge shock here! Villa need some points now, not just improved performances!
Liverpool v West Brom, Sunday 4pm
It might surprise you that in the last 24 matches WBA have managed just one point less (30) than Liverpool who have 31. Yet, despite the Newcastle loss, the present atmosphere at Liverpool is buoyant. The home side are 2/5 with WBA 15/2 and the draw 7/2 in Sunday’s non televised match in UK at Anfield.
Tottenham v Newcastle, Sunday 4pm
Spurs face Newcastle unbeaten in 9 at White Hart Lane and not having lost in the Premier League since the opening day. Although, Newcastle are strange opponents as we saw against Liverpool last weekend. Amazingly this fixture has not produced a draw in the last 18 encounters with Spurs winning 11 and Newcastle 7 including the last 2.
Even though Spurs have to be favourites and are at 4/11 after last weekend, there will be plenty of punters taking more than a second glance on Newcastle at 7/1.
Leicester v Chelsea, Monday 8pm
This batch of Premier League matches concludes on Monday night with Leicester still on top going into the weekend. They face champions Chelsea having only lost once since Chelsea won here in April.
Chelsea have won the last 6 Premier League meetings between the two and are 13/10 to continue that run.
They are struggling at moment having just won one of last 8 matches but showed much improved form to reach the last 16 of Champions League as group winners on Wednesday.
If Leicester can continue their great run in this match it will not just be their own supporters who will be thinking they are not just a serious contender for a Champions League place or perhaps even better in this season of shocks in the Premier League.
*Prices correct at time of publication