After all the excitement of the first premier league weekend of the season, we have been left with a valuable insight into how teams are going to fair this season. This gives us a far better angle to hit the bookies with, so here are my selections for this weekends fixture list.
Tranmere vs Peterborough– Peterborough win at Evens bet365
After starting last season so well Tranmere were being tipped for a second successive promotion. However they were quickly found out and their form dipped terribly, going on runs of four and five game losing streaks. In their last 9 matches of the season their record came out at played 9 won 1 drawn 1 lost 7. In fact the only thing that kept them in the division was their great set of opening results.
They have started this campaign in a similar fashion to how they finished the last, winning 1 drawing 1 and losing 2.
Peterborough in recent years have found themselves in a position resembling a yo yo, they are far to good for league 1, but not quite good enough for the championship.
They have started the season in fantastic form winning all four matches. Also in their two away fixtures to date they have scored a massive 9 goals.
Hull vs Norwich– Norwich win draw no bet at 6/5 bet365
Although Hull’s opening league loss came against a very good Chelsea side, I fear for them already. They were so slow off the mark the match was effectively over inside 25 minutes. They conceded two goals and would have been behind even earlier than the 13th minute had Frank Lampard not missed a 6th minute penalty. Luckily for them Chelsea took their foot off the gas to prevent a complete embarrassment.
Even in the Championship Hull only won 1 of their last 5 home fixtures. Add to that they are likely to be spearheaded a striker in Danny Graham who has failed to score in his last 17 premier league matches, and I just can’t see where the goals are going to come from.
As for Norwich I was pleasantly surprised with the fight they showed against a good Everton side. After going 1 up only to find themselves 2-1 behind they showed enough resolve to get themselves a draw out of a tough fixture.
New striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel looked a good addition to the side scoring on his debut. He could also link up with recent loan addition Johan Elmander, who enjoyed a fairly productive spell at Bolton and knows his way around the premiership.
Cardiff vs Man City– Man City win -1 Asian Handicap 1.775 at bet365
Cardiff didn’t show quite what I was expecting from them in their opener against West Ham. After falling behind early on against the Hammers I really expected them to push on in search of an equalizer. However they failed to even register a shot on target in the first half, and only registered 1 accurate shot all game.
Man City managed to get all of their transfer business done really early on. This has allowed their top quality signings the time necessary to bed into the club and indeed the country with ease. They seem to have already formed a knowledge of each others game and gelled well into the side.
City were their usual delight to watch in their opener against Newcastle going 2-0 up within 22 minutes. They went on to win 4-0 very comfortably, and in truth it could have been 7/8. I can see them once again winning by at least 2 clear goals with ease.
These 3 selections put into a treble pays £75.90 to a £10 stake with bet365, good luck to all who get involved.