FOOTBALL BETTING: Live On Sky Sports 2: Weds 19:45 Chris Hutcheon previews Wednesday’s Premier League matches and predicts wins for the top three including Arsenal at home to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s ten-man Merseyside derby triumph has re-ignited their push for fourth spot while Arsenal’s solitary point from three tricky but crucial matches has all but ended their title challenge.
However, on home soil, the Gunners can reverse that form and the bookies agree; Victor Chandler pricing Arsene Wenger’s side at 11/10 to get the better of a Reds outfit (11/4, William Hill) with only four away wins to their name all season.
The recent resilience of Rafa Benitez’s troops can nevertheless make for a tight affair and so it may be worth considering either 888Sport’s 3/1 for Arsenal to come out on top by a one-goal margin or Stan James’ 6/1 for the Gunners to nick it 1-0.
An identical scoreline, this time in favour of Manchester United, could be on the cards at Villa Park, where Manchester are 10/11 with bet365 to register a victory and 6/1 (Betfred) to bag the only goal against Aston Villa. In-form Wayne Rooney is 9/2 courtesy of Totesport to open the scoring in that one.
Rooney’s former club Everton will be hoping to bounce back quickly from their Merseyside derby disappointment as they entertain league leaders Chelsea, but their toothless showing at Anfield doesn’t bode well ahead of the Goodison Park clash and it’s the Blues from London, Betdaq’s 8/11 favourites, that should edge matters without conceding (9/5, Paddy Power).
Elsewhere, Spurs are 4/5 with Jaxx.com to get the better of Wolves at Molineux, 888Sport chalk 5/6 against a home win in Blackburn’s clash with Hull while West Ham and Birmingham are 9/4 (Betfred) to be inseparable at Upton Park.
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