Gambling’s Premier League Week 13 Predictions and Betting Odds (Part 2)
Sunderland v Wigan
Sunderland have been poor at home this season, but if there’s one side they won’t mind seeing pull up in the Stadium of Light car park it’s Wigan, whose away record of just one draw from six, with only two goals scored and 12 conceded should give any home side hope. The Black Cats may generally be as uninspiring as an Iain Duncan Smith rallying cry but they should have enough to beat a Wigan side surely heading for relegation.
Bet: Sunderland to win 2-0 @ 8/1
West Brom v Tottenham
West Brom are one of those teams you feel could finish anywhere between eighth and eighteenth, with a lot depending on the form of Shane Long. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp meanwhile seems to change his opinion on a monthly basis as to whether his side are genuine title contenders or merely Champions League hopefuls. Tottenham have enough goals in them to win here, but the Baggies are capable of making them sweat, so expect both sides to find the net.
Bet: Both teams to score @ 4/5
Arsenal v Fulham
Arsenal’s five consecutive league victories make them one of the league’s form sides, while five wins from six home games thus far also represents an impressive record. They have to slip up sometime, but Fulham’s three away goals so far this season will be worrying the Gunner’s backline about as much as a mild outbreak of hay fever. It might not necessarily be a classic Arsenal performance, but they should have enough for a comfortable triumph.
Bet: Arsenal to win to nil @ 6/4
Swansea v Aston Villa
Swansea will surely be delighted with their start to the season, with their home form being the main reason for their mid-table comfort. Villa have yet to enjoy a league victory on the road, drawing four of their six away fixtures. The Swans are therefore rightful favourites for the contest, but despite their good start they haven’t exactly been free-scoring at the Liberty Stadium, and Villa are the kind of side who can nullify the game into a low-scoring draw.
Bet: Draw @ 5/2
Liverpool v Man City
Inconsistent Liverpool are unbeaten at home this season, but that record does contain four draws from six, while City’s 16 points from 18 on their travels is altogether more impressive. However, if there’s one team who could put in a surprisingly strong showing here it’s Kenny Dalglish’s men, although they could equally fall to an embarrassing defeat, such is their unpredictability. Perhaps the best bet then is to plump for plenty of goals, which will cover both a big City win and an end-to-end encounter.
Bet: Over 3.5 goals @ 9/4