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1pt Aston Villa to beat Newcastle in the Premiership, 7/5 Bet365, Coral  (Sunday 24th May 4pm ko)

If Newcastle do not take at least a point away from Villa Park on Sunday, they will be relegated.
It is a game they cannot afford to lose.
However, as is so often the case at this time of year, the prices have moved far too much and
do not accurately reflect the true chances of each outcome.
Consequently, there is value to be had in backing the home team.

Villa’s form in the second half of the season has been terrible.
They were six points ahead of Arsenal in fourth place back in March but now lie ten
points behind them in sixth. They have also won just one of their last five matches. However,
Aston Villa still have more than enough quality to beat a very poor Newcastle side.
Had this game been played six weeks ago then Villa would be long odds on and 7/5 about a
home win is a very big price. Although Villa have little to play for, they will still want to win their
final home game and can still finish fifth above Everton, which would represent progress on last season.

Newcastle have won just twice on the road all season and have scored just two goals in their last five away games.
They have wasted chances to pull clear of the drop zone at home to Portsmouth and Fulham recently
and this is a far harder task. Newcastle’s record against top half opposition has also been dreadful this season.
In nineteen fixtures they have won just twice and both of those were home games.

The Geordies are missing several important players for this fixture too.
The absence of full backs Beye and Enrique will be especially difficult to deal with as
they have no natural replacements. Beye in particular has been an important player for
Newcastle and they have won just one of twenty four fixtures without him.
There is a twenty five point gap between these two sides in the table and just because
Newcastle need the points more than Villa do, does not justify a price of 7/5 about a home win.

Minimum price to take – 11/10

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Newcastle United v Sunderland

Sunday 1st February 1.30pm ko Live on Sky

Head to Head

2008/2009 Premier
League
25/10/2008 Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
United
2007/2008 Premier
League
20/04/2008 Newcastle
United
2-0 Sunderland Premier
League
10/11/2007 Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle
United
2005/2006 Premier
League
17/04/2006 Sunderland 1-4 Newcastle
United
Premier
League
23/10/2005 Newcastle
United
3-2 Sunderland 2002/2003 Premier
League
26/04/2003 Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle
United
Premier
League
21/09/2002 Newcastle
United
2-0 Sunderland

HOME/AWAY AVERAGES
(LAST 20 GAMES)
NEWCASTLE
UTD – HOME

WON 7 35% 15/8
DRAW 6 30% 23/10
LOST 7 35% 15/8
OVER
2.5 GOALS
11 55% 4/5
UNDER
2.5 GOALS
9 45% 6/5
FOUR
GOALS OR MORE
6 30% 23/10
0-0
DRAW
1 5% 20/1

SUNDERLAND – AWAY

WON 5 25% 3/1
DRAW 4 20% 4/1
LOST 11 55% 4/5
OVER
2.5 GOALS
8 40% 6/4
UNDER
2.5 GOALS
12 60% 4/6
FOUR
GOALS OR MORE
3 15% 11/2
0-0
DRAW
2 10% 9/1

H2H (LAST 5 SEASONS
– 7 LEAGUE GAME)

OVER
2.5 GOALS
3 43% 13/10
UNDER
2.5 GOALS
4 57% 3/4
FOUR
GOALS OR MORE
2 29% 12/5
0-0
DRAW
0 0% -

THIS SEASONS GOAL
AVERAGES PER GAME

THE
PREMIERSHIP
2.6 HOME AWAY
NEWCASTLE
UTD
3.0 3.4 2.6
SUNDERLAND 2.4 2.3 2.5

CURRENT FORM
NEWCASTLE UTD
LAST FIVE GAMES

FA Cup 03-01-2009
Hull
0-0
Newcastle
Premier League 10-01-2009
Newcastle
2-2 West
Ham
FA Cup 14-01-2009
Newcastle
0-1
Hull
Premier League 17-01-2009
Blackburn
3-0
Newcastle
Premier League 28-01-2009
Man
City
2-1 Newcastle

SUNDERLAND
LAST FIVE GAMES

FA
Cup

03-01-2009
Sunderland
2-1 Bolton
Premier
League
10-01-2009
Middlesbrough 1-1 Sunderland
Premier
League
17-01-2009
Sunderland
1-2 Aston
Villa
FA
Cup
24-01-2009
Sunderland
0-0
Blackburn
Premier
League
27-01-2009
Sunderland
1-0
Fulham

TEAM NEWS

Michael Owen and Joey Barton
picked up injuries against Man City that could keep them out for up to eight
weeks.
They join a
long injury list that includes Mark Viduka, Danny Guthrie, Cacapa, Alan Smith,
Obafemi Martins, Beye, Kadar and Gonzalez.
Shay
Given was left out of the side against Man City and is reportedly about to hand
in a transfer request.
Charles
Nzogbia has taken great offence to Joe Kinnear miss pronouncing his name and
is refusing to play for the club again.
Reports
suggest that a fee has been agreed with Bolton for Kevin Nolan and he could
be in the squad.
Nyron
Nosworthy is missing for Sunderland whilst Craig Gordon is not yet ready to
return from injury.
Keiron
Richardson should return to the starting line up however.

TOP SCORERS (LEAGUE
ONLY)
NEWCASTLE
UTD SUNDERLAND

PLAYER
Goals PLAYER
Goals
Michael
Owen
8 Djibril
Cisse
8
Obafemi
Martins
6 Kenwyne
Jones
6
Shola
Ameobi
3 Michael
Chopra
2
Damien
Duff
2 Kieran
Richardson
2
Danny
Guthrie
2 Andy
Reid
1
Steven
Taylor
1 Steed
Malbranque
1

THE ORACLE’S MATCH
PRICES (100% BOOK)

NEWCASTLE UTD 15/8 35%
DRAW 12/5 29% SUNDERLAND
7/4 36%

ANALYSIS

MATCH: Newcastle
go into this fixture with a squad decimated by injuries and unsettled by want
away players. Shay Given has reportedly handed in a written transfer request
and looks set to join Man City, which will be a huge loss. Their injury situation
was bad enough at the start of the week, but the loss of Michael Owen and Joey
Barton on Wednesday night has turned it into a full scale crisis. With Mark
Viduka, Shola Ameobi and Obafemi Martins all injured too, the goalscoring responsibilities
will fall on the shoulders of inexperienced youngster Andy Carroll. He will
be supported by Damien Duff in what will be a very weak looking attack. Charles
Nzogbia added to Joe Kinnear’s problems yesterday by taking great offence to
his manager miss pronouncing his name in an interview. Nzogbia has refused to
play for Kinnear again and is really just using the incident as an excuse to
engineer a transfer before the window closes.
Even
if you put the injury/transfer crisis to one side, Newcastle have been in awful
form lately, picking up just a single point from a possible fifteen and getting
dumped out of the FA cup by Hull. Their excellent home support usually makes
it unwise to oppose the Geordies at home, however, the St James’ Park faithful
seem to be growing disillusioned with events at the club. Incredibly, there
are still tickets available for what should be one of the biggest games of the
season. Just seven wins in their last twenty home games also suggests that St
James’ Park is no longer the fortress it once was.
Sunderland
are in decent form with just one defeat in five games. They have kept back to
back clean sheets and possess a dangerous forward partnership in Cisse and Kenwyne
Jones. Steed Malbranque is the creative influence in midfield with eight assists
so far this season and Sunderland will look to him to provide the ammunition
for the front two. The Mackems are also boosted by the return of Kieron Richardson
who scored the winner in the reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light earlier
in the season.
There
has been a gamble already on Sunderland but they are still value at 2/1 in my
opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Newcastle go off only marginal favourites
on Betfair and would be happy to back Sunderland at 7/4 or better.

GOALS: It
is difficult to judge how many goals there will be in this game as there is
no strong trend in any of the stats. Newcastle games tend to feature a high
number of goals with this especially being the case in home games. Sunderland
games tend to be relatively low scoring affairs however. Recent head to heads
are also evenly split between under and over 2.5 goals. If I had to go one way
or the other I’d probably back overs at evens. Newcastle’s injury problems,
and the absence of Shay Given, should see Sunderland score at least one, forcing
Newcastle to attack and leave space on the counter. An early goal could open
things up dramatically. That said, Newcastle’s depleted side don’t look to have
many goals in them.

GOALSCORERS: The
best bet here has to be Kenywne Jones at 12/5 with Skybet to score anytime.
Jones is bang in form with five goals in seven league games. He will fancy his
chances against Steve Harper and is a very fair price. Djibril Cisse is another
player with chances of getting on the score sheet and is also backable at 11/5.
Cisse is Sunderland’s top scorer with eight league goals. It’s difficult to
make a case for any Newcastle player but if I had to pick out someone I’d go
for Steven Taylor at 13/1 with PaddyPower to score anytime. He is a threat from
set pieces and most other firms are just 9/1.

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Stoke v Liverpool
Saturday 10th January 5.30pm ko Live on Setanta
 
 
2008/2009
Premier League
20/09/2008
Liverpool
0-0
Stoke City
 
 
HOME/AWAY AVERAGES (LAST 20 GAMES)
 
STOKE – HOME (Last 10 games as Stoke not in Premier League last year)
 
WIN
5
50%
evens
DRAW
2
20%
4/1
LOST
3
30%
23/10
 
 
 
 
OVER 2.5 GOALS
4
40%
6/4
UNDER 2.5 GOALS
6
60%
4/6
 
 
 
 
FOUR GOALS OR MORE
2
20%
4/1
0-0 DRAW
1
10%
9/1
 
 
LIVERPOOL – AWAY
 
WIN
10
50%
evens
DRAW
7
35%
15/8
LOST
3
15%
11/2
 
 
 
 
OVER 2.5 GOALS
7
35%
15/8
UNDER 2.5 GOALS
13
65%
8/15
 
 
 
 
FOUR GOALS OR MORE
5
25%
3/1
0-0 DRAW
3
15%
11/2
 
 
H2H (LAST 5 SEASONS – 1 LEAGUE GAME) (Stoke and Liverpool have only played one League game in last 5 years)
 
OVER 2.5 GOALS
0
0%
 
UNDER 2.5 GOALS
1
100%
 
 
 
 
 
FOUR GOALS OR MORE
0
0%
 
0-0 DRAW
1
100%
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT FORM
 
STOKE – LAST FIVE GAMES
 
Premier League
 13/12/2008
Stoke
0-0
Fulham
Premier League
20/12/2008
Blackburn
3-0
Stoke
Premier League
26/12/2008
Stoke
0-1
Man Utd
Premier League
28/12/2008
West Ham
2-1
Stoke
English FA Cup
03/01/2009
Hartlepool
2-0
Stoke
 
 
LIVERPOOL– LAST FIVE GAMES
 
Premier League
 13/12/2008
Liverpool
2-2
HullCity
Premier League
21/12/2008
Arsenal
1-1
Liverpool
Premier League
26/12/2008
Liverpool
3-0
Bolton
Premier League
28/12/2008
Newcastle
1-5
Liverpool
English FA Cup
03/01/2009
Preston
0-2
Liverpool
 
 
 
 
TEAM NEWS
 
Ricardo Fuller is suspended for Stoke.
 
Andy Griffin, Amdy Faye and Leon Cort look likely to be ruled out through injury. Mamadie Sidibie is also a doubt but has a better chance of making it.
 
Positive news for Stoke is that Richard Cresswell returns from a ban and Dave Kitson is fit again. Matthew Etherington has also signed from West Ham.
 
Alvaro Arbeloa is still missing for Liverpool as is fellow right back Philip Degen. Therefore Carragher is set to continue at right back. Sami Hyypia, Daniel Agger and fit again Martin Skrtel will compete for the two centre back positions.
 
Aurelio returns at left back to replace Insua, who is now away on international duty with Argentina’s U20 squad.
 
Fernando Torres came off the bench to score in the FA cup last week and should start against Stoke.
 
 
 
 
 
TOP SCORERS (LEAGUE ONLY)
 
STOKE                                                             LIVERPOOL
 
PLAYER
Goals
 
PLAYER
Goals
Ricardo Fuller
6
 
Steven Gerrard
8
Mamady Sidibe
3
 
Robbie Keane
5
Abdoulaye Faye
2
 
Dirk Kuyt
5
Seyi George Olofinjana
2
 
Fernando Torres
5
Liam Lawrence
1
 
Alberto Riera
2
Danny Higginbotham
1
 
Xabi Alonso
2
 
 
 
 
 
THE ORACLE’S MATCH PRICES (100% BOOK)
 
STOKE                         10/1                   9%
DRAW                          4/1                    20%     
LIVERPOOL                  2/5                    71%
 
 
 
ANALYSIS
 
MATCH:
 
League leaders Liverpool travel to Stoke looking to open up a five point gap at the top of the premiership. Their away form is excellent with seven wins from ten and just a single defeat, which was a bit of a freak result against Spurs, in a game they had completely dominated. Stoke, like many promoted sides, started the season very well, but after the initial high of premiership football wore off, their results nosedived. Since beating Arsenal on November the first Stoke have won just once in nine league games, and that was a narrow victory against fellow strugglers WBA. In this time they have failed to score five times and are now facing a fourth defeat on the bounce. They were knocked out of the cup last week by league one Hartlepool, and have scored just once in five games. Their task of beating Liverpool is made all the more difficult by the suspension of top scorer Ricardo Fuller who was sent off against West Ham for slapping his own captain, Andy Griffin, across the face. This incident will surely have damaged morale in the dressing room too. Griffin will also be missing with an injury as will Amdy Faye. It all points to an away win, but best odds of 4/9 are not big enough to warrant backing. Stoke did manage a 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier in the season but they might be a little more adventurous at home and this will play into Liverpool’s hands. Liverpool “to win to nil” is almost a bet at 11/10 with Ladbrokes and the Tote but is just a little too short.
 
 
GOALS:
 
The stats above suggest that there will not be many goals in this one and under 2.5 goals at evens with Stan James and VC is worth a bet. From the tables above you can see that 65% of Liverpool’s last twenty away games have featured two goals or less. At the same time, Stoke’s home games this season have resulted in two goals or less 60% of the time. The previous fixture this season also finished 0-0 yet under 2.5 goals is available at evens, suggesting it is only a 50% possibility. When Manchester United visited Stoke earlier in the season they won by just a single goal, and when Chelsea visited they won by two goals to nil. Both these scorelines are strong possibilities on Saturday. Stoke are going to struggle to score without their top scorer and against a defence that has kept five clean sheets on the road already. Their approach should be negative enough to also ensure that Liverpool do not score more than two.
 
 
GOALSCORERS:
 
With a low goals expectancy, it generally means that anytime goalscorer bets should be avoided. Nobody stands out as any real value. If I had to pick someone out I’d have a couple of quid on either Sammi Hyypia or Daniel Agger to score first at 28/1, but check the line ups first.
 
 
 
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1pt Fulham to beat Tottenham in the Premiership, 12/5 PaddyPower or 23/10 Bet365 (Saturday 15th November 3pm ko)

It is very important not to get too carried away with short term trends when betting on football, and to keep focused on the bigger picture. Juande Ramos was sacked as Tottenham manager after a terrible start to the season left Spurs bottom of the Premiership. He brought in a number of expensive signings over the summer and Spurs were expected to mount a challenge to the big four. However, the loss of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov late in the summer was a big blow and was a major factor in Spurs poor start in my opinion. Since Harry Redknapp has taken over, Spurs have suddenly come to life and are unbeaten in six games under their new manager. However, just as Tottenham were not as poor as their form suggested under Ramos, they are also not as good as the form they are currently experiencing under Redknapp. The media has gone overboard as a result of this good run and a number of bookmakers appear to have swallowed it.

The fact of the matter is that Redknapp has had a huge amount of luck so far in his short career as Tottenham boss. He started off with a home game against a very poor Bolton side and unsurprisingly picked up three points. This was followed by a trip to the Emirates stadium for the North London derby with Arsenal. Spurs nicked two late goals and gained a point they did not deserve. This was down to Arsenal carelessly throwing away the lead with sloppy play, rather than Harry masterminding some great comeback. Next up was Liverpool, who in Redknapp’s own words “murdered us”! The Scousers should have been 4-0 up before an own goal levelled things up and again Tottenham nicked a late goal to win it. Spurs didn’t deserve a point that day, let alone three. Last weekend saw more of the same, as Spurs trailed Man City before two sendings off allowed them to steal the points. Another win followed in mid week and from the praise being lavished on Redknapp once again by the media, you’d have sworn it wasn’t a Liverpool reserve team containing ten changes they’d just beaten?

So now we have a situation where Tottenham have been priced up as short as 11/10 (48% win chance) to win away from home against a Fulham side with a home record on a par with the big four. The cottagers have lost just one of their six home games, have won four times in front of their own fans already and only Chelsea have conceded fewer goals at home. Like previous seasons, it is their away form which is letting Fulham down with just a single point gained on their travels. Tottenham’s price looks even more ridiculous when you look at their own away form, not just this season but over the last several seasons. Their fortuitous victory over Man City was just their first away win of the season and last year they won just three times away from home. The season before that, they managed five away wins and the season before that they managed six. In fact, over the last three season Tottenham have won just 23% of their away fixtures, which equates to an average price of 10/3! Another factor here is that Tottenham have not won at Craven Cottage since 2002! Their record in that time reads W0-D2-L4.

Whilst their form at the moment is impressive, it is also very misleading and Redknapp joked during this week that he should resign now as things could only go down hill from now on. I think he was spot on, things can only go down hill, and Redknapp is still talking about avoiding relegation, rather than challenging for European places. Tottenham have been leaking goals by the hatful all season, the only thing Redknapp has done, is to get them scoring themselves. The defence changes every week as Ledley King’s injury only allows him to play every other week. This has caused a lot of uncertainty in a back four that already has suspect full backs defensively and which sits in front of one of the most unreliable goalkeepers in the Premiership. It is no secret that come January, Spurs will be signing a new keeper to replace Gomes and Shay Given was being linked with a move this afternoon. Gomes is a complete liability at set pieces and with crosses in general. He is just as likely to clatter one of his own defenders as he is to clear any danger.

If this game was played a month ago, Fulham would probably have been favourites. The prices on offer are being dictated by a short term trend and anything over 15/8 is fantastic value in my opinion. Fulham have already beaten Arsenal at home this season and in Danny Murphy, Simon Davies and Bobby Zamora, they have three Spurs old boys who will be fired up to put one over their previous employers. Andy Johnson is returning to full fitness and has three goals in as many games too. Fulham have to be backed to make it three home wins on the bounce.

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