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Premier League Betting Cheat Sheet

Premier League Betting Cheat Sheet

Premier League Betting Cheat Sheet

Saturday features six matches in the Barclay's Premier League including leaders Liverpool who host a spirited Southampton side with Top 10 aspirations.

We talk to Aron Black at Bet365 to find where action is on some of the hotter fixtures.

Norwich v Aston Villa (+140, +240, +220)

Why bet Norwich: The Canaries have no real injury concerns and will look to field their strongest XI with the tricky Villains in town. Carrow Road is a tough place to play for visitors as Norwich lost just four games their last season and have one win and one draw in two home matches this season.

Key players out/doubtful: Elliott Bennett

Why bet Aston Villa: Last season, Villa was the only side to get more points on the road than at home and left Carrow Road with a full three points.

Key players out/doubtful: Charles N'Zogbia, Jores Okore

2012-13 fixture result: Norwich 1, Villa 2

Key betting note: In 11 matches in all competitions versus Aston Villa, Norwich have just one victory (five draws, five losses).

Liverpool v Southampton (-167, +300, +550)

Why bet Liverpool: The Reds are on top of the table with 10 points and this fixture represents the last test without star-forward Luis Suárez as he serves the last of his 10-match ban. Striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up the goalscoring legwork and is joint-top scorer in the league with four goals.

Key players out/doubtful: Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Sebastián Coates, Aly Cissokho, Glen Johnson

Why bet Southampton: Liverpool is riddled with injury and the absence of playmaker Philippe Coutinho will be noticeable. Southampton will be waiting for the match when Rickie Lambert and Pablo Osvaldo get on the same page. If/When it does happen, it will be a formidable attacking duo.

Key players out/doubtful: Daniel Fox

2012-13 fixture result: Liverpool 1, Southampton 0

Key betting note: Southampton has only managed four goals in its last nine league matches.

Where the action is: "The action so far loves the home team, but smart money likes the under 2.5 goals at +100. A game like this is one where a side like Southampton would take the draw from the off, and its very possible that this game is more of a war of attrition than a spectacle of good football"

Newcastle v Hull (-125, +260, +425)

Why bet Newcastle: Manager Alan Pardew will be able to field the same starting XI that defeated Villa 2-1 last time out. Tricky winger Hatem Ben Arfa is playing arguably his best football since joining the Magpies as he has notched a pair of goals in four matches and leads all players with 13 attempts from open play.

Key players out/doubtful: Ryan Taylor, Jonás Gutiérrez, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Why bet Hull: Striker Yannick Sagbo is back after serving a 3-match ban and could replace Danny Graham in the starting XI. Hull has had a predictably slow start to the campaign on just four points, but are coming off a decent draw versus Cardiff.

Key players out/doubtful: Robert Koren

2012-13 fixture result: N/A

Key betting note: Hull is undefeated in its previous five matches versus the Magpies in all competitions.

West Brom v Sunderland (+105, +240, +310)

Why bet West Brom: The Baggies sit 19th in the table, while the visitors Sunderland sit 20th. Not the most enticing matchup of the day. If anything, West Brom playing at home yields the only advantage. Sunderland has mustered a pathetic five shots on target in its two away matches this season.

Key players out/doubtful: George Thorne, Ben Foster, Zoltán Gera

Why bet Sunderland: So perhaps the Paolo Di Canio experiment has failed? Sunderland spent money in the window (Jozy Altidore, Emanuele Giaccherini for example) but just can't seem to find a finished a product. This is a talented side on paper, but the clock must be ticking on Di Canio. This team needs a victory more than anyone.

Key players out/doubtful: Phillip Bardsley, Wes Brown

2012-13 fixture result: West Brom 2, Sunderland 1

Key betting note: The Baggies have six wins and one draw in their last seven matches against Sunderland.

West Ham v Everton (+230, +230, +140)

Why bet West Ham: The Hammers have not scored a goal in three matches and with big Andy Carroll out for some time, goalscoring struggles could continue. Even with their scoring woes, the Hammers are 10th in the table and have allowed just one goal. Their defense can't carry them all season, however. It's time for somebody to step up and score.

Key players out/doubtful: Andy Carroll, Alou Diarra, Joe Cole, Stewart Downing

Why bet Everton: It was slow out of the gates for Roberto Martinez and the Toffees, but a huge 1-0 win over Chelsea will have Everton flying high. Young attacker Ross Barkley has been excellent in his four appearances and Seamus Coleman has been a perfect fullback opposite the much-celebrated Leighton Baines.

Key players out/doubtful: Antolin Alcaraz

2012-13 fixture result: West Ham 1, Everton 2

Key betting note: West Ham has just six shots on target thus far, lowest in the league.

Chelsea v Fulham (-333, +475, +1100)

Why bet Chelsea: World class players all over the pitch. The "Chosen One" back at Stamford Bridge to return the club to its glory days. The deep pockets of Roman Abramovich. All this and the Blues lost at home to a nifty Basel side in Champions League and an away loss to Everton in the league. Fulham is a great opponent to right the ship.

Key players out/doubtful: Tomas Kalas

Why bet Fulham: Three of Fulham's four points have come on the road as they defeated Sunderland to start their campaign. The Cottagers should have had all three points versus West Brom, but were robbed cruelly at the death in their last match to come out with just one point. Fulham has shown little going forward as striker Dimitar Berbatov is not at his best.

Key players out/doubtful: Maarten Stekelenburg, Bryan Ruiz, Aaron Hughes

2012-13 fixture result: Chelsea 0, Fulham 0

Key betting note: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League home game (48 wins, 14 draws).

Where the action is: "Chelsea, at the price, are one of the bankers for the weekend. Money so far loves the home team, and the big price on Fulham is seeing bits and pieces as well."

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Premier League Betting Cheat Sheet

A few more intriguing matchups on the board Sunday compared to what we saw Saturday in the Barclay's Premier League. The Gunners will look to maintain their early form as they host Stoke. Plus the blue half and red half of Manchester clash as City host United in the Manchester Derby.

We talk to Aron Black at Bet365 to find where action is on some of the hotter fixtures.

Arsenal v Stoke (-275, +425, +900)

Why bet Arsenal: After dropping their opening match to Aston Villa, the Gunners have reeled off three-straight wins in the league and could leapfrog Liverpool to the top of the table with a victory. Olivier Giroud and Mesut Özil were doubtful midweek against Marseille but started in the Champions League matchup and will look to return to their spots in the starting XI against the Potters.

Key players out/doubtful: Tomas Rosicky, Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby

Why bet Stoke: The Potters have quietly put together a great start to their season with two wins and a draw. They sit ninth in the table and are coming off a 0-0 draw with Man City.

Key players out/doubtful: Glenn Whelan, Marc Muniesa, Jamie Ness

2012-13 fixture result: Arsenal 1, Stoke 0

Key betting note: Arsenal has won all five of its home matches against Stoke at the Emirates Stadium.

Where the action is: "Arsene Wenger is back in the good books of the Arsenal faithful for now, and record signing Mesut Ozil has obviously helped that. It’s a tough game to call, but money so far says that Arsenal take the three points, but there are more than enough who like the tasty price of +900 about the upset."

Crystal Palace v Swansea (+240, +240, +130)

Why bet Palace: The Premier League new boys have no other aspirations than to just stay up when all is said and done. To do that, Palace will need to collect as many points as possible at home ground Selhurst Park. Swansea could be fatigued having played away to Valencia in Europa League action midweek.

Key players out/doubtful: Glenn Murray, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Yannick Bolasie, Jonathan Parr, Patrick McCarthy, Jonathan Williams

Why bet Swansea: Manager Michael Laudrup and his Swansea side might just be finding their stride. A win and a draw in their last two league matches and an ultra-impressive 3-0 victory against La Liga side Valencia midweek will have the Swans beaming with confidence. Michu and Bony both notched goals in Spain and the side needs those two to continue the goalscoring in league action.

Key players out/doubtful: Pablo Hernández, Neil Taylor

2012-13 fixture result: N/A

Key betting note: Crystal Palace has only connected on four crosses into the box this season; lowest total in the league.

Cardiff v Tottenham (+350, +260, -110)

Why bet Cardiff: Of all promoted teams, Cardiff look the most ready to stay up in the Premier League. The side has already defeated Manchester City and is coming off a pair of draws versus Hull and Everton. They are a young side that will only gain in confidence with each positive result.

Key players out/doubtful: David Marshall, Andreas Cornelius

Why bet Tottenham: Spurs have had one hiccup - the loss against bitter rival Arsenal - but might be finding their identity as new players begin to click. Gylfi Sigurdsson notched a pair of goals in the club's 2-0 victory over Norwich one week ago. But new signing Christian Eriksen might be the difference maker - the true No. 10 - the side has desperately needed. His late goal midweek versus Tromsø could be his "I've arrived" statement.

Key players out/doubtful: Etienne Capoue, Aaron Lennon, Nacer Chadli

2012-13 fixture result: N/A

Key betting note: These two clubs have managed just four goals in open play through eight league games this season.

Manchester City v Manchester United (+120, +240, +260)

Why bet City: The Citizens are coming off a disappointing 0-0 draw versus Stoke in the league, but a 3-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in Champions League might be a springboard to some positive, consecutive performances. Consistency has been lacking for City early this season but the Manchester Derby is a feisty one and City will be out for blood and bragging rights.

Key players out/doubtful: Martín Demichelis, Micah Richards

Why bet United: United is also coming off a big Champions League victory midweek, winning 4-2 over German side Bayer Leverkusen. The Red Devils have similarily sputtered out of the gate in the league and David Moyes and Co. must find some consistency in their play before they fall further back.

Key players out/doubtful: Darren Fletcher, Rafael, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck

2012-13 fixture result: Manchester City 2, Manchester United 3

Key betting note: Six of the last seven meetings between these two clubs at City's Etihad Stadium have yielded fewer than two goals.

Where the action is: "As is often the case in these big derby/rivalry matches, the books will be hoping for a draw, as the money on both sides is big. This is a game that pits two of the best teams in the prem, and both are obviously title contenders."

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