Archive for month: September, 2012

Premier League betting : Aston Villa vs. West Brom

30 Sep
September 30, 2012

Player Markets

Back Bent to be first goalscorer (EW) @5-1

Bent has been tormented with injuries throughout his career and despite these setbacks has maintained close to a goal every other game strike rate. Typically in a 34 game season he is likely to score in 13 of those games. Villa are at home today and with a fit again Agbonlahor have the potential to prove more threatening than they have done in the recent past. The place part of the Bent first goalscorer bet pays better than 13-8 and represents a fair proposition against opposition of the calibre of West Brom. This is not to say that the away side will be a pushover but that they represent a typical mid-table team on the road.

Premier League betting : September 29th

29 Sep
September 29, 2012

Sunderland vs. Wigan

Player Markets

Back Fletcher to be first goalscorer (EW) @4-1

Fletcher has clearly started the season well in scoring 4 times in the opening 3 games. Against opposition of the quality of Wigan he can be expected to continue this form. With odds against available for scoring one of the first five goals the place part of the first goalscorer bet offers a reasonable proposition.

Manchester United vs. Tottenham

Game Stats Markets

Back both teams to score @8-11

Back Rafael to be booked @12-5

Neither team looks defensively secure at present. United are missing a number of first choice defenders and in their own words aim to limp through the next few weeks. Tottenham appear to have adopted the Villas-Boas tactic of defending higher up the field. Against a team of United’s pace this will leave them vulnerable, especially on the counter attack. In contrast, both sets of forward players have started the season in terrific form and it does look like a game that will see the forwards dominate proceedings.

Whilst he has yet to pick up any cards this season, Rafael has always been susceptible to the referee’s book. His attacking instincts may find him out of position at times today and against Gareth Bale this will more than likely lead to his first card. At the price offered, this is a fair prospect.

Haydock / Newmarket : September 29th

29 Sep
September 29, 2012

Horseracing Markets

Back Elusive Kate @5-2

The Sun Chariot stakes has drawn a competitive field of fillies and mares for this illustrious prize. Elusive Kate deserves to be favourite for this race especially when it is considered that a half length beating in another group 1 was probably her least effective performance of the season so far. Beauty Parlour is clearly a filly of great ability but there is a suspicion that she is a little one paced. With a clear run Up would surely have beaten her in the French 1000 Guineas. In the Prix De Diane there was an absence of acceleration as today’s favourite took up the running before being swamped for speed by Valyra. In contrast it is interesting to note that Elusive Kate has remained racing at a mile especially in light of how many options there are at middle distances for classic fillies.

Back Sendmylovetorose (EW) @14-1

There are plenty of runners in the Cheveley Park stakes field that have been trying to win weak listed races in contrast to the aggressive campaign that Sendmylovetorose has pursued. She is clearly a solid group race runner and a 5 and half lengths beating in a group 1 represents her most disappointing effort so far. She was a blantant non stayer that day and the step up to 7 furlongs against classic bred animals was a big ask. The ground at today’s meeting may represent an obstacle but this is factored into the price. 14-1 is too big a price considering she already holds a verdict over the 9-4 favourite.

Back Elusivity (EW) @12-1

Haydock’s 3:15, the televised 5 furlong handicap sprint, is a tightly knit affair but surely only as competitive as the races that Elusivity has already been contesting this season. It was only partly through last season that this Elusive City gelding was switched to sprinting, something he has shown a decent aptitude for. With his rider’s claim he is effectively 7 pounds better off from when he trailed the winner by just over 3 lengths in the Wokingham Stakes and arguably his pattern race form is even stronger. He has been dropped into a race that he is expected to be competitive in.

Premier League betting : Newcastle vs. Norwich

23 Sep
September 23, 2012

Player Markets

Back Demba Ba first goalscorer (EW) @9-2

Ba’s impact on Monday night at Goodison was highly effective and he remains a very decent finisher. The place part of the bet pays 6-4 which is a fair price about a 20 goal a season striker to score against mid-table opposition anytime during the match. There was a temptation to back Newcastle in the outright market but their defence has been reconstructed and looked very leaky at times in the game at Everton.

Premier League betting : Liverpool vs. Manchester United

23 Sep
September 23, 2012

Player Markets

Back Agger to score anytime @12-1

Back Skrtel to score anytime @12-1

A fascinating contest in prospect in which it will be interesting to see who is willing to stretch the game first. Both teams have a midfielder who lies deep and is capable of accurate long range passing. Both Scholes and Gerrard have wingers to aim at on the flanks but whether they play tight to the touchline is another question. Johnson is likely to support Sterling on the right flank as much by cutting inside as overlapping. All in all this could be a very tactical affair. One area in which Liverpool may be able to dominate is in the air from corners and set pieces. Arguably Man. City have a better aerial defence than their neighbours but their goal was breached from a Skrtel header following a corner in the recent game at Anfield. It’s hard to believe that Liverpool haven’t studied closely United’s lack of aerial cover. As a result the Liverpool centre backs are very likely to hit the target at least once during the contest.

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