A New Season And New Teams To Bet On!
POSTED: 15 August 2014
Well it’s fair to see I’m like a child in a sweetshop with the excitement of the return of the English Premier League season. It served me well last season, paying for Beer and Jameson’s a plenty – here’s hoping for another profitable season for all.
So last week’s Community Shield went the way I thought, with an Arsenal win and over 2.5 goals. So hopefully the curtain raiser game is a sign for the forthcoming season.
Looking to Gameweek 1, the fixtures have pulled out what ‘should’ be nailed on home wins. The first game of the week has Man Utd v Swansea, surely United win but at 1.33 is it a bet I want to place? Easy answer nope, Swansea are capable of scoring past United, as they proved when beating them at the Liberty last season.
Arsenal so impressive against City last week, host fellow Londoners Crystal Palace – again surely a home win but @ 1.25 is too short for be.
Liverpool host Southampton, who ironically it seems they’ve bought half of their squad – surely another home win but @ 1.33 again too short for me. Over 2.5 goals @ 1.675 a much better option in my eyes.
I guess we could parlay these three sides for a 2.22 treble – but that’s a risk for one side to slip up, and to me I think Tony Pulis will make Palace shut up shop and play for a draw.
My pick of the week will come from one of the less ‘attractive’ fixtures in QPR v Hull. I see QPR in their return to the Premier League priced @ 2.5 to beat Hull and my feeling is this is a good price as I’m not that convinced about Hull for this season. I think the return to the Premier League after promotion last season will have the QPR fans buzzing with excitement and the atmosphere bouncing at Loftus Road. Harry Redknapp no stranger to the league will have the players well organized and motivated. So this week my money is going on one of the new teams.
Best of luck to all.
Pick – QPR v Hull – QPR to win @ 2.5