Betting Tips written by Bill
The first weekend of the English Premiership is here and it gives us a chance to get back into the swing of things with betting. Matches nearly every weekend give us plenty of opportunities to have a bet and throughout the Premiership season, I’ll tell you what I’m betting on this week.
What I will say is that the first few weeks of the season are a bit of a nightmare for short prices and you should avoid backing them, simply because there’s so many uncertainties and bookies are going on last season’s form and hype more than anything. The great thing is that there’s a lot of value to be had at the start of the Premiership season and it’s when I tend to do my most damage to the bookies. As much as I love betting on the Premiership, the bookies tend to have the market edge once the teams have settled down. Once the edge starts to go, you’re out of luck.
So, here’s what I’ll be backing for the first week of fixtures in the English Premiership.
West Ham to beat Aston Villa: 4/1 @ Blue Square, Bet365, Bodog, William Hill.
Martin O’Neill has gone, there’s unrest throughout the Midlands and West Ham seem to be wanting to impress this season. If James Milner goes, it could be the final nail in the Aston Villa coffin that will doom them to mid-table mediocrity.
Carlton Cole first goalscorer in Aston Villa Vs West Ham match: 7/1 @ Boylesports, William Hill.
So, I think West Ham will win, it’s only right I have a bet on their main threat up front to get the opener.
Tottenham Vs Manchester City over 2.5 goals: Evens @ Bet365, Bodog, William Hill, Betfair.
First game of the new Premiership season, I can’t wait and I bet the players can’t either. Two of the most exciting teams from last season face off and they’ll be looking to get on up on the other. Both teams play attacking football, while being a bit shaky at the back. Let’s get on the goals, sit with a few beers in the pub and go wild every time Tevez gets the ball.
Arsenal to beat Liverpool: 2/1 @ Paddy Power.
I’m liking the steadiness that Arsenal have shown. They’ve had a strong core for a few years and this is the time to shine. Liverpool are a new team with a new manager. They’ve kept the big players, but the team might need a bit longer to gel into a team that can compete with Arsenal. Both teams will be fighting for the English Premiership title and it will be a huge mental advantage for one of them to win this. I think Hodgson will want to start off with a bang, but Arsenal will be too strong on the day. 2/1 is a huge price considering the stability of Arsenal against the redevelopment going on at Liverpool. I love cheering on teams against Liverpool and it won’t be any different on Sunday. Can’t wait!