Premier League Betting Tips – Week 8
The International break is now over and England have successfully managed to win both of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia to remain top of Group E. I recommended Danny Welbeck to score 2+ goals @ 1.8 against San Marino however he only managed to score the one and got subbed in the 66th minute which did not work in our favour. Against Estonia I advised backing Rooney to score anytime @ 1.83 and that bet came in thanks to a 73rd minute free kick from the Man United striker. Wayne will not feature this weekend against West Brom as he is suspended for another two Premier League matches due to the straight red card he received against West Ham.
QPR v Liverpool
This is a really important match for both sides, QPR are bottom of the table after winning just one of their opening seven matches and Harry Redknapp’s future maybe in doubt if they lose again on Sunday, he’s now odds of 4/7 to be the next manager to leave his post. Liverpool on the other hand sit in ninth position and are already nine points off the pace, this is a must win game if they have any aspirations of winning the Premier League title in my opinion. Daniel Sturridge is expected to be back for this encounter which is a huge boost for Brendan Rodgers’s side who have scored just ten goals all season, they have conceded just as many whilst at this stage last season they had only conceded 3 goals. Liverpool have relied on 19 year old Raheem Sterling so far this campaign and the young Englishman was rested against Estonia on Sunday evening so expect him to shine in this encounter against a slow and poor QPR defence. I think that Sterling will have a really good game after some criticism from fans and media after he said he was tired ahead of England’s match against Estonia.
West Brom v Manchester United
This weeks Monday night fixture features West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at the Hawthorns. After a slow start to the season Man United have now won three of their last four matches which has moved them up into the top four. They are without their captain Wayne Rooney for this match however Juan Mata is a pretty good replacement to play in behind Van Persie and Falcao so the absence of their captain should be no issue. West Brom have also hit some form lately winning two of their last three matches which has took the pressure off Alan Irvine slightly. The return of Joleon Lescott from injury appears to have given the Albion a huge boost and the former England international is showing that he is still a top player. However I do feel that West Brom are going to struggle to score goals, they can’t rely on Berahino to keep banging, with Anichebe and record signing Ideye both being sidelined for this weeks clash. On the other hand Manchester United’s injury list is gradually getting smaller, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Michael Carrick may all be fit for United which will be a huge boost to the squad and manager Louis Van Gaal, the quality of players that Manchester United have should lead to an entertaining match that they should win on Monday evening.