The Daily Star’s Chief Football writer, Danny Fullbrook previews Sunday’s televised matches at Bolton, Wolves and Newcastle.
Bolton V Man United – Sun – ESPN: 12.00:
Wayne Rooney will have to start scoring at some point, despite the pressure on his shoulders which has been conceded by Sir Alex Ferguson. But Rooney is 15/4 to score first at bet365 and even money at Blue Square to score at anytime, both bets offering better value than the win price, even though I think they will.
Wolves V Aston Villa – Sun – Sky Sports 1: 14.00:
There are so many Midlands derbies this season with the big four all in the Premier League, and this week’s is Wolves v Aston Villa. The visitors start the match as Victor Chandler‘s 8/5 favourites, Wolves are 15/8 at Skybet and the draw 12/5 at totesport.
It is the first Premier league game for Gerard Houllier and I think the new boss syndrome will hit home straight away and I’m going for Villa to win after a drawn first half at 5/1 with William Hill in the half time/full time betting. But Wolves are tough to beat in their own back yard and I’m expecting a tight affair so take under 2.5 goals at 8/11 with Extrabet.
Newcastle V Stoke City – Sun – Sky Sports 1: 16.00:
Nevertheless, the draw at 5/2 with Stan James looks a good bet to me because the Toon do come under pressure to perform at home. Cover this with a side bet on both sides to score at 10/11 with 888Sport or William Hill.
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