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Football: Premier League Preview – Weekend of 25th Oct

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Premier League Predictions – Sat 25th, Sun 26th, Mon 27th October

Premier League Fixtures

Soccer_Premier_LeagueSaturday 25th Oct
1245pm West Ham v Man City
3pm Liverpool v Hull
Southampton v Stoke
Sunderland v Arsenal
West Brom v Crystal Palace
530pm Swansea v Leicester

Sunday 26th Oct
130pm Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle
4pm Man Utd v Chelsea 

Mon 27th Oct
8pm QPR v Aston Villa

Here is our Preview of the football action for this week’s action in the Premier League – with analysis, comment and free tips as always.

Premier League Table >

25 oct 14

Clearly a few teams in good form (Saints, Hammers) and some struggling such as Villa and QPR etc – bear in mind the opponents of course when checking the last few Win/Lose stats

Small profit last week on the advised bets so let’s keep that improving

West Ham v City > Hammers enjoying some decent form will look to disrupt a stuttering City side – Hammers lay 4th currently but City have lost just the once since last Xmas away in the league and have scored twice or more in their last 7 away games. So, you have to expect City to score here and force West Ham to repeat their fine win over Liverpool (3-1) two games back. I picked Hammers that day but doubt they will repeat it here although they may force a 2-2 draw perhaps

Liverpool v Hull > Liverpool are clearly struggling with the departure of Suarez and with STurridge sidelined, they will need Baloteli to respond to this critics in a big way; Hull meanwhile almost nicked a win at Arsenal and will be confident of making life difficult for Rodgers’ men. This for me will either be a Hull win as Liverpool lose all confidence, or they will steam into Hull and go 3-0 up by HT and could suddenly click into gear and run out 5-0 winners or so. I’m thinking Hull on the AH +1.5 (1.97)  is sensible and tempting but part of me is expecting a bounce from the hosts at some point

Southampton v Stoke > Saints off the back of an 8-0 win will be expected to put Stoke to the sword too but it doesn’t always work like that. Stoke will no doubt employ the tactics that worked so well at City and will not be as poor as Sunderland were last week. Everything clicked last week for Saints and a poor opposing keeper helped them too; this will be much harder and it could be a tight 0-0 and a surprise point for the visitors

Sunderland v Arsenal > Sunderland just have to work hard and battle this week after their embarrassing effort last week; Arsenal won’t enjoy this and after a last-gasp midweek Euro win may think they can stroll to a win here but I expect a resolute effort from the hosts. Wenger’s team have won 3 of their last 8 away lge games and often polish off the lower-placed sides comfortably but I have my nagging feeling that Sunderland will be up for proving a few wrong here and a 1-0 home win wouldn’t surprise me

WBA v Palace > West Brom have been in reasonably good form and I have backed them a few times recently – Palace can pull out results but I think they may struggle here, they succumbed 2-0 to Hull last away game after scoring 3 at Everton and Newcastle. WBA were unlucky to lose at Anfield and then held Utd – prior to that they won at Spurs too

Swansea v Leicester > Swansea haven’t won in a while and need a win here. Swansea, after winning 7 of 10 at home, have gone 5 without a victory whilst Leicester have won once away this season but lost the other 3 without scoring. Hard game to call and perhaps an overdue win for the hosts just, maybe 2-1

Burnley v Everton > Burnley are still looking for a win and will do well to beat an Everton team who seem to be improving at last – they are also useful on the road these days and hard to see Burnley stopping them scoring and with the host’s lack of firepower, then maybe a 1-1 at best is their hope. 3-1 Everton looks likely to me

Spurs v Newcastle > I often warn against Spurs but with Soldado doing so well last week (bar the pen) and with Pochettino prepared to go with a narrow but attacking middle which pulled City’s defence around last week, then they could enjoy success here and post a comfortable win. They lack width with Eriksen, Chadli and Lamela all pushing inside but with Soldado linking so well, this gives them a creative and cutting edge through the centre. Newcastle managed their first win last week but are generally poor on the road and could get cut apart if Spurs avoid their usual Euro hangover. Kaboul will enjoy lesser attacking threat than Aguero posed last week for sure. Spurs 14 at home without a draw, Newcastle 9 away without a win and scoring just 3 times – all looks like a comfortable home win for me this week although Newcastle are improving and Spurs are still unpredictable

Utd v Chelsea > Big game for Utd, not so for Chelsea who are already progressing well at the top of the table. Chance for Utd to show off and impose themselves but I fear they may be picked off easily by this excellent Chelsea team.

QPR v Villa > QPR looked a different team last week and were very unlucky to lose home to Liverpool, although they can blame themselves for not taking their chances as usual. Villa have lost 4 on the spin after a good start but have played decent sides. QPR to go ahead and Villa to pinch a point, draws at HT and FT for me

Advised Bets >

Chelsea Win @ 2.52

Hull +1.5 AH @ 1.97

WBA Win @ 1.91

Sunderland +0.75 AH @ 1.91

West Ham v City BTTS @ 1.61

QPR v Villa HT draw@  2.04 and Draw @ 3.35

half pt win bet each on Stoke @ 7.2 and Sunderland @ 5.1

 

 

 

 

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* UK born, now live in sunny Australia * Specialise in golf & football but also dabble on the nags, cricket, US sports, AFL, etc * Always looking to go against the flow and tend to trade most of the time

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