Saturday Fixtures and Best Odds
15.00 Arsenal 4/9 Betfred V Fulham 9/1 Blue Sq Draw 10/3 Coral (there is a £50 Coral Free Bet available to new customers)
15.00 Middlesbrough 4/1 Skybet V Liverpool 5/6 Paddy Power Draw 5/2 Boylesports
Plenty at stake at both the top and bottom ends of the table in this afternoon’s Premier League fixtures. After a run of goalless matches were Arsenal have struggled to break down teams who come to the Emirates just to defend the last thing they’ll want to see is Fulham parking their team bus across the front of their goal. The Gunners haven’t been converting too many chances lately and Fulham could be just the side to frustrate them further, but on the flip side someone could be in for a good thrashing soon if – and when – the Gunners manage to click.
Chelsea are another side who have been suffering with home form lately, the arrival of Gus Hiddink though seems to have breathed new live into them, in particular Didier Drogba whom he has been playing up front as well as Nicolas Anelka – something Scolari seemed reluctant to do. Wigan have gone a bit off the boil lately drawing their last three games 0-0, the winter transfer window departures look to be taking their toll on them with a lack of goals. Steve Bruce it would appear is focusing his attention on the upcoming so called winnable fixtures against West Ham and Sunderland over the next week opening the door for Chelsea to close the gap on the top two.
At the Riverside Middlesbrough will be looking to bring their FA Cup form into the league – where they haven’t won for 14 matches now – when they take on Liverpool toady, boro have had two good results against West Ham in the Cup lately but like their opponents today seem to struggle to transform Cup form into League form. The Reds are coming off the back of a mad week of rumours and resignations or sackings alongside a magnificent 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League and will be hoping to repeat that win and start picking up League points in an attempt to close the gap on Man Utd who haven’t got a league game this weekend.