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Buzzing Hornets to Sting Tigers in Premier League
Eric Roberts 2016-10-28 in Football Tips
Hull is sliding down the English Premier League ladder and its goal difference is the worst in the competition so one is keen to oppose the Tigers when they travel to Watford to tackle the Hornets at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The English Premier League season kicked off with Hull in disarray – Steve Bruce walked away from the Tigers on the eve of the campaign – but, against the odds, it registered back-to-back divisional wins over Leicester and Swansea. In the English Premier League since then, however, Hull has drawn 1-1 at Burnley courtesy of a spectacular 90th-minute equaliser and lost five consecutive divisional matches by two or more goals. Apart from an inexplicable 0-2 English Premier League defeat at Burnley, Watford’s recent run of results have been good, collecting 11 points out of 18.
Nine rounds into the English Premier League season and it is almost time for one to start posting collateral form figures because they identify overrated and underrated teams better than any other method. Watford and Hull have lined up against five identical English Premier League opponents – Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea and Swansea – and, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the Hornets boast a 3-0-2 advantage over the Tigers. Significantly, Watford has outperformed Hull versus Arsenal and Chelsea, comfortably the strongest English Premier League teams that both of them have met. Watford is available at odds of 77/1001.77-1300.77-1.300.77 with Marathonbet to beat Hull and that warrants a wager.
Liverpool is one’s idea of the biggest threat to Manchester City in the English Premier League title race and one thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s energetic side are likely to get the better of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
According to one’s English Premier League collateral form analysis, Liverpool leads Crystal Palace 3-0-0 based on their respective results against Leicester, Tottenham and West Bromwich. But rather than back Liverpool at odds on, which is not something that one likes to do away from Anfield, have an odds-against flutter on the Reds to beat Crystal Palace and both sides to rustle the onion bag.
No English Premier League team has fired off more shots than Liverpool, the Reds have scored in seven of their nine divisional games and they have kept just one clean sheet in their top-flight matches even though they have allowed fewer shots than every one of their rivals. Crystal Palace has not recorded a clean sheet in any of its last 14 English Premier League games and the Eagles have scored in six of their last seven divisional matches. Several bookmakers, including Bet365, Betfred and William Hill, are offering odds of 12/53.40+2402.402.40-0.42 about Liverpool defeating Crystal Palace and both sides scoring. That is one’s second English Premier League pick.
Finally, Arsenal is trading at short odds to heap more misery upon Sunderland and the Gunners have to justify 188Bet‘s quote of 21/501.42-2380.42-2.380.42 if they are any chance of winning their first English Premier League title since 2004.
Sunderland’s decision to appoint David Moyes in succession to Sam Allardyce is looking worse with every passing English Premier League game and it cannot be helping the Black Cats boss that Big Sam is out of work and available for hire.
English Premier League collateral form is thin on the ground because Arsenal and Sunderland have had only two common foes but the Gunners hold a 1-1-0 edge over the Black Cats, which simply backs up the general consensus that the Londoners are in a different class to the Wearsiders.
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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