Gambling’s Premier League Week 13 Predictions and Betting Odds Part 1
Stoke v Blackburn
What on earth is going on at the Britannia? Formerly a footballing fortress, the Potters have now shipped six goals at home in their last two games, garnering zero points and a goal-difference of -3. Certainly manager Tony Pulis will be looking for improvement here and we expect his Stoke charges to sacrifice some of their attacking onus for an improved performance at the back against a limited Blackburn side.
Bet: Stoke Only Team To Score @ 2/1
Bolton v Everton
Everton’s 2-1 win against Wolves last week was a big, big boost for David Moyes’ side as it propelled them to the relative comfort of mid-table. However, the Toffees are incredibly inconsistent at the moment and even though Bolton are really struggling this season, Moyes’ opposite number Owen Coyle will have indentified this as a game he must take at least a point from. As such, a draw looks appropriate.
Bet: Bolton and Everton to Draw 1-1 @ 6/1
Chelsea v Wolverhampton
They say that pressure is mounting on Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, but it seems unlikely that one of the bright young things of football management will be forced out of Stamford Bridge before he’s had a chance to shape his team. In the short term, the visit of Wolves should provide him with some respite and if Daniel Sturridge’s improved form earns him a start, he may be the man to lift the gloom.
Bet: Daniel Sturridge to Score First @ 3/1
Manchester United v Newcastle
There are two ways to look at Manchester United’s response to the 6-1 shellacking at the hands of Manchester City – and the ABU brigade will certainly point to a lack of fluency and invention since their derby day humbling. However, the numbers don’t lie and the fact is United have since taken nine points from nine in the Premier League without conceding a goal and should continue that perfect run against Newcastle.
Bet: Under 2.5 Total Goals @ 11/10
Norwich v QPR
With all three of this season’s promoted sides proving that they have more than enough class to cut it in the Premier League, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top from QPR’s trip to Norwich. The Canaries look well-drilled at home and even when they lose, they never look like getting thumped while QPR are getting among the goals of late, but may struggle if the in-form Heidar Helguson doesn’t start.
Bet: Norwich To Win 2-1 @ 8/1
More to follow…