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Preview: Tottenham vs Swansea (Premier League, 04.03.2015)

Tottenham’s attempts to put their Premier League’s campaign back on track are kind of hitting a proverbial brick wall. In the last two weeks they lost in Europa League, in Premier League and recently they lost the League Cup final against Chelsea. Tomorrow, they host Swansea, who are trailing four points behind them in the table.

After Tottenham won against Arsenal nothing could have predicted the bad month that followed. However, Harry Kane is still preserving his good form, and Tottenham must implement some changes if they are to finally start winning. When at home, they are undefeated in three consecutive matches<, and they have won their last matches against Swansea in all competitions. Spurs have managed to score at least two goals in the last two matches, including the 2-3 defeat against Liverpool. Kyle Walker picked up a knock in the match against Chelsea and is under doubt for Swansea, but other than that Pochettino has the entire squad at his disposal. Tottenham-Hotspur-vs-Swansea-4-march-2015
Swansea will come to White Hart lane without any pressure, but the one to win for the third time in a row. Sigurdsson and Barrow are under doubt for the Swans, while Tom Caroll cannot play against his club. Swansea won against Burnley and are firmly planted in the first half of the table, but ever since winning against Manchester United, they think they can record another resounding win. Take into account the fact that Swansea lost just one of their last four away games in Premier League and the 4.80 odds for a Swansea win will start making sense.

A Tottenham win has odds as low as 1.75, and a draw comes with 3.80 odds. Both teams to score with 1.80 odds, Tottenham to keep a clean sheet in the first half have 1.45 odds, Swansea 2.00 and Harry Kane has 2.10 odds to score. Soldado and Adebayor both have 2.60 odds to score while Gomis has 3.80 odds as an anytime goalscorer. We are betting 8 units on an odd number of goals in the first half with 2.05 odds from Ladbrokes.

Preview: Southampton vs Crystal Palace (Premier League, 03.03.2015)

Southampton are attempting once again to get back on track as they get ready to host Crystal Palace on St. Mary’s stadium. Some time ago the hosts were third in Premier League, sure of a Champions League qualification and winning against Arsenal, now they are 6th in the table and at least five points from a direct Champions League qualification.

Last year, home matches were what Southampton could count on for the three points, this year they have three defeats in the last five home matches and two draws. By facing Crystal Palace, they face the same team who sent them home from the FA Cup at the end of January. Alderweireld could finally make a return to the squad, while everyone is left wondering why Southampton suddenly became so shy in front of the goal since they have one of the best midfielders in the league. Many fans attribute Southampton’s drop in form to the fact that the team relies too much on Pelle to deliver, and are limited in options should the striker be absent or in a bad shape.
Crystal Palace are displaying the same mixed results as their opponents and are currently residing on the 12th place in the table. After two defeats in a row with the same 1-2 score against Arsenal and Liverpool, they went on to win with 3-1 against West Ham. Sanogo, Thomas, Williams, Campbell and Chamakh are all absent due to injuries while Murray is suspended. Mutch is under doubt after being forced off the field against West Ham and tipsters are speculating Gayle could be headlining the visitor’s forward line.

The Saints won against Crystal Palace in the first half of the season, but they also won two out of the last six matches which could see the visitors trying to capitalize on said form. A tight match is to be expected from both teams, but the bookmakers favor Southampton to win with 1.70 odds, Crystal Palace with 5.25 and a draw has 3.65 odds. We are going to bet 8 units on both teams to score with 2.15 odds from Titan Bet. If you prefer the goalscorer market the odds are as followed: Pelle has 2.10 odds to score, Mane 2.25, Long 2.30 and Tadic with Elia both have 2.75 odds to score. For Crystal Palace Gayle has 4.00 odds to score, Ameobi 4.33 and Puncheon with Bolasie both have 4.50 odds as anytime goalscorers.

Preview: Hull City vs Aston Villa (Premier League, 10.02.2015)

Hull City got a much needed confidence boost during the weekend as they held the Premier League champions to a 1-1 draw that gives them hope in the battle to avoid relegation. For the 25th matchday Hull City will host Aston Villa in a fight for survival that could either give Aston Villa an advantage or take Hull City out of the relegation zone.

The hosts were losing four matches in a row prior to the clash against Manchester City that was deemed finished before it even started. Only that Meyler scored a wonder 35th minute goal and the champions were left stunned and unable to provide a comeback despite having both Dzeko and Aguero on the pitch. It took James Milner’s goal on the 92 minute to give the Citizens an undeserved draw and Hull City the confidence they can do better. Diame, Chester and Rosenoir are all set to miss the match due to injuries and it will take Livermore in a great form to lead once again the team from the midfield area.
Aston Villa are looking out of their element in this Premier League season with only 22 points out of 24 matches and no win in their last nine games. Fortunately they only have Senderos and Kozak injured while Delph, Cleverley, Carles Gil and Agbonlahor are expected to push Villa forward on the table. The visitors managed to score only four goals in 12 away matches this season, while managing to concede 17. If Aston Villa only managed to lose 1-2 against Chelsea, the trip to Emirates saw them lose with 0-5 against Arsenal London.

Hull City may not have a good track record against Aston Villa, but Bet365 still favors them to win and gives the hosts 2.30 to win, the visitors got 3.50 and a draw has 3.25. Aston Villa with a +0,5 handicap has 2.00 odds, Hull City with a -0,5 one 1.92 and Hernandez got 3.00 odds to score anytime. N’Doye, Jelavic and Aluko got 3.10 odds to score, Benteke got 3.60 and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score with 2.10 odds from Bet365.

Preview: Everton vs Liverpool (Premier League, 07.02.2015)

Steven Gerrard’s last Meyerside derby potential win is under doubt after Everton vowed to break the winless run against local rivals by claiming the first three points since 2010. Liverpool’s captain is so foar the best goalscorer these derbies have seen with 10 goals in over 30 games. The bookies also favor the Reds to win and the real question seems to be who will score first.

Tim Howard and Osman are sure to miss the match against Liverpool, McCarty is under doubt while Atsu is helping Ghana win the AFCON 2015. Everton are 12th in Premier League and were specializing in draws prior to losing against West Ham in the FA Cup. The win came last Saturday against Crystal Palace after Lukaku scored the only goal of the match as early as the second minute. The hosts can’t seem to win at Goodison Park in four matches, the latest one dates back to December in the 3-1 win over QPR. Much of the match will be decided if the respective strikers will be in good form, and it is yet unclear whether Sturridge will start or come later on to boost Liverpool’s scoring chances.
The visitors are pushing for another Champions League qualification, which they are confident of achieving. The Reds have had a clean sheet in the last three games away from Anfield and another one has 2.90 odds from Titan Bet. Liverpool had a horrendous start to the season, but they have picked up form recently and are coming into the derby just 5 points behind the last Champions League place. Leiva, Markovic and Lallana are under doubt for the derby and while Kolo Toure is taking part in the AFCON, Henderson could get a starting spot.

The matches between the two teams usually have a lot of goals, like the 4-0 Liverpool win from 2014 or the 3-3 draw from 2013. Liverpool have also scored at least two goals in the last three matches at Goodison Park, which is why over 2.5 goals with 1.85 odds looks like a bet with value. An outright Liverpool win has 2.20 odds, an Everton win 3.30 same odds as a potential draw. Under 5.5 bookings has 1.92 odds and a Lukaku goal 2.95. Sturridge is also the frontrunner in the goalscorer betting market for Liverpool with 2.60 odds while Sterling and Balotelli both have 2.95 odds. We are going to bet 8 units on Liverpool scoring over 1.5 goals with 2.10 odds form Titan Bet.