Angus “Statto” Loughran – Weekend Premier League AnalysisStats
The weekend’s Premier League action starts at White Hart Lane with leaders Manchester City travelling to Tottenham.
Tottenham v Man City, Saturday 26th September, 12:45
City have been free scoring against Spurs in recent meetings scoring 27 times in last 8 meetings and backers may fancy a punt on the goals markets here with 9/5 on 4 or more very reasonable. 17/4 is not out of the question on 5 or more in the match either.
Having netted in their League Cup win at Sunderland on Tuesday, Sergio Aguero will be strongly fancied to add to his incredible 10 Premier League goals he has scored in 7 top flight matches against Spurs. Aguero is 20/21 to score at anytime, 6/4 to score and City to win and 7/2 to score the opening goal.
Those who think Tottenham will get a point can get 13/5. City have never won 6 away games in a row in the top flight.
Newcastle v Chelsea, Saturday 26th September, 5:30
Chelsea will have been relieved to have beaten Arsenal last weekend but are far from happy at Diego Costa picking up a 3 game ban on video evidence.
Manager Jose Mourinho has yet to win at St James’ Park but will surely never get a better chance than Saturday night. Newcastle have won their last 3 Premier League encounters at home to Chelsea but have lost at home to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday in the last week. They are winless in the Premier League under new boss Steve McLaren whom surely is already under pressure from a club at present very close to a crisis situation.
17/4 is the price on a shock Newcastle home win and backers may look to Papiss Cisse who has scored 4 against Chelsea including the 2 that gave them victory last season and he is 11/4 to score at anytime on Saturday night.
Newcastle will know all about Loic Remy but it is Eden Hazard whom has scored 4 times against Newcastle and will be popular at 5/4 to make it 5 this weekend.
Odds on punters will be lumping on at 4/6 on Chelsea this weekend but there have been far to many shocks so far this season for me to be joining them this weekend.
Man United v Sunderland, Saturday 26th September, 3:00
Also without a Premier league win this season are North East rivals Sunderland whom for the 3rd season running have failed to pick up a victory in the opening 6 matches. Their fans can take heart that they have stayed up with great recoveries twice but this season it has all been going wrong at the start of their matches and they have conceded 17 goals in 8 matches in the first half in all competitions!
10/11 on the opening goal being scored in the 27th minute or earlier on Saturday at Old Trafford looks to be one of the bets of the weekend.
Although, those who don’t fancy taking 1/5 on United will think 5/6 they win to nil is a steal. Punters should be cautious as this Sunderland side is scoring goals like the late consolation goal against City on Tuesday. It is the defence that is the problem.
Stoke v Bournemouth, Saturday 26th September, 3:00
Stoke v Bournemouth looks sure to be a tight encounter with both teams not to score at Evens a decent price.
Leicester v Arsenal, Saturday 26th September, 3:00
Leicester are only unbeaten side in top flight and amazingly have come from behind not to lose in each of their last 4 matches.
They are 15/1 to come from behind and win this weekend and are sure to a popular bet at 29/20 to score the last goal in the game.
Southampton v Swansea, Saturday 26th September, 3:00
Southampton did not play badly in defeat to Manchester United last weekend and picked up a confidence booster by thrashing Milton Keynes in midweek. I thought they would be odds on to beat Swansea at St Mary’s this week. I rate Evens a decent price.
Liverpool v Aston Villa, Saturday 26th September, 3:00
Liverpool have been really struggling recently and Aston Villa at 6/1 looks over the odds at Anfield with 13/8 available on Villa and the Draw in the Double Chance market.
Watford v Crystal Palace, Sunday 27th September, 4:00
Watford last won 3 top flight matches in a row in 1987 and have struggled against Crystal Palace winning only 1 of the last 9 meetings. Alan Pardew has done a staggering job at Crystal Palace and they have won 8 from 11 on their travels since he took over. I like their chances at 9/5 to win at Vicarage Road on Sunday Afternoon.
West Brom v Everton, Monday 28th September, 8:00
West Brom have really struggled against Everton and have not won in last 5 meetings. Ross Barkley has caught my eye this season and looks a value bet at 11/4 to score at anytime in this weeks Monday night football.
*Prices correct at time of publication