Premiership: United Millions Must Pay Off Instantly
England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland has us dreaming of Euro Championship glory again, but I’m sure most of us are still glad to see the return of the Premiership this weekend; especially as this season’s outcome took on many new possibilities during the transfer window.
At least one of the two remaining 100% records is sure to go this weekend as Chelsea host surprise package Swansea, whilst Manchester City travel to Arsenal for a match which could have a bearing on several markets. Meanwhile, Manchester United fans and detractors will be eagerly watching their clash with QPR to see if Louis van Gaal’s serious spending spree can kickstart their season.
Chelsea vs Swansea
Chelsea 3/10 Draw 5/1 Swansea 12/1
The last three games between the clubs have resulted in three Chelsea victories to nil, whilst Chelsea have won all three Premiership home head-to-heads. Swansea fans will be clinging to a 2-0 League Cup win in 2013 – but that’s a slippery rope.
3/10 a Chelsea victory is probably a shade bigger than you would have expected at the beginning of the season but the value probably lies in the even-money Chelsea winning to nil. If you fancy bigger odds then Chelsea to win 2-0 looks a likely score-line.
Chelsea to win to nil @even-money
Chelsea to win 2-0 @ 11/2
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal 2/1 Draw 13/5 Manchester City 6/4
City have lost only one of the last six head-to-heads, though the last three season’s corresponding fixtures have resulted in one win a piece and a draw. It’s a tough call, but it’s interesting that there hasn’t been more than two goals scored in any of those games, and it’s 11/10 that statistic continues.
Less than 2.5 goals @ 11/10
Manchester United vs QPR
United 2/7 Draw 5/1 QPR 12/1
If United don’t win this, United fans better switch off Facebook and Twitter until the rest of the country’s fans get bored of taking the **** – if they ever do! However, surely they will win and in style with a forward line-up that looks like it should be winning the Champions League (well next season’s anyway).
Considering QPR went down 4-0 at White Hart Lane a couple of weeks ago, it looks prudent to chance United to win big and 4-0, 5-0 and 6-0 all look worth a few quid.
United 4-0 14/1
United 5-0 28/1
United 6-0 90/1
The Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United treble also looks worth backing at around 11/10, whilst both Spurs and Everton look slightly overpriced to respectively win away at Sunderland and WBA.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United treble 11/10
Spurs to beat Sunderland 15/13
Everton to beat WBA 15/13