Premier League Betting Odds – Wigan v Queens Park Rangers Preview

Wigan couldn’t get past Swansea last week and have another chance against QPR who would have been bouncing for the win at Everton last weekend if not getting stuffed in the Carling Cup by lower league opposition in the week. Much like the other Premier Side that got knocked out there is a feeling that Warnock knew what he was doing with the side he put out and survival in this division can get full attention for now. An away win at Goodison would normally look impressive if it had not come during Evertons traditional poor start to a season, and it gets much less credence from me. Wigan have been unspectacular thus far, a draw against Norwich in their opening game was followed by a goalless game against Swansea. Two of three promoted sides already then and a third today with the visit of Queens Park Rangers. Wigan...

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Premier League Betting Odds – Swansea v Sunderland Preview

Steve Bruce will be upset by the way his Sunderland side went out of the Carling Cup in midweek. Brendan Rodgers has only himself to blame for Swansea Exit, showing disregard for the competition and thinking they could match the likes of Manchester united and Arsenal and field a weakened team. They caught a cold , as did Norwich and QPR and now they can concentrate on Premier League survival for now! Or perhaps it was the plan with that last thought in mind? At the Liberty Stadium on Saturday they may have to rely on Micheal Vorm once again who has a great game last week to keep out Wigan, even saving a penalty. Up front, playing the ball around wonderfully can lead to goal but it doesn’t score them, you need a strike to get hold of the ball and shoot toward the net, unless they do...

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Premier League Betting Odds – Blackburn Rovers v Everton

Blackburn have been tipped by many as relegation candidates this term and have done their best thus far to prove those pundits right. Steve Keane has done nothing in the transfer market for a squad that needed obvious investment if relegation would not be a threat this year. Losses to Wolves and Aston Villa so far leave them pointless and already looking vulnerable. Perhaps there may be light at the end of the tunnel as Everton step forward as next opponents on Saturday. The Toffeemen always start the season badly and punters would rarely be out of pocket backing against them through the first ten games, and this could be a breath of fresh air for Blackburn. This looks like it could be the poorest game of the weekend in the top tier, and may even be a very early relegation six pointer. Both side would be happy with...

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Premier League Betting Odds – Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Alex McLeish may not have been the most popular of appointments over the summer at Aston Villa, but he is at the helm and is getting on with his job quietly. A win and a draw on the board and four points in the bank, all the time he can keep the first loss of the season at bay he can keep the Wolves from the door! Problem, the Wolves turn up on Saturday at Villa Park! This is a Wolves side that survived relegation by just a single point last season but were only eight points behind today’s rivals who were looking very safe, such it the tightness of this division. The points therefore are all that more important. Mick McCarthy has had a couple of good results already for Wolves with wins against Blackburn away and Fulham at home, but remember they lost 13 of their 19...

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Premier League Betting Odds – Chelsea v Norwich Preview

One might think that Norwich will be deflated after a midweek mauling in front of their own fans by League One Milton Keynes Dons. The truth of the matter is the team that lines up against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is likely to be very different from that which took the field on Tuesday night. Chelsea will be rightly short priced for the home win here, and whilst I have already stated that Norwich are the promoted side I feel will fare better this season of those that came up, this is one of those games where many a side will be resigned to defeat before arrival in West London. Chelsea will make no mistake here and we can eek a bit of a bigger price out of the game by taking the HT/FT home/home double result.

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Premier League Football Preview – Liverpool v Bolton

Things are certainly looking on the up for Liverpool with Kenny Dalgleish at the helm there is a renewed confidence about the fans and the club in general. They can have realistic hopes of flirting with a top 4 position this season and subsequent Champions League football next year, but any thoughts of winning this division may still have to be put on hold for at least another 12 months, despite a good win at Arsenal last weekend. Bolton are no mugs and whilst many may be predicting a difficult season battling against relegation, the squad look strong enough to play a safe year in mid table. They smashed Prem new boys QOR on the opening day by 4-0, and although going down to Manchester City last Sunday, they made City score three goals to win the game. If Liverpool have to score three goals, it will be another...

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Bad Luck for Twiston-Davies, Another Break for Willie

Bad Luck for Twiston-Davies, Another Break for Willie

Willie Twiston-Davies has not long been back from the broken leg he suffered when taking a bad fall in April. That was his right leg and he has only just recently returned to the saddle. The son of trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and of course brother to Sam certainly doesn’t have luck on his side at present as he was unseated at Worcester today with suspected fracture of the left ankle. The injury has been confirmed and the conditional 16 year old will now have some more time on the sidelines. The injury is likely to keep him out of the saddle for another six weeks, and he will be understandably frustrated after coming back to win his first handicap since moving from Amateur to Conditional last weekend on his comeback at Newton Abbot. The youngster who was seen chasing Imperial Commander up the run in at the CheltenhamGold Cup...

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