Premier League Bets for Week 3: Bolton, Sunderland, Aston Villa

Another week, another punt at picking some winners from the Premier League deck.

First though, a little look back at last week where I didn’t get any of my three picks right.   They were all long-ish odds and I think I can count myself unlucky with two of them.  Everyone and their dog is talking how Boro deserved to get all three points at Anfield, and Bolton missed a penalty when the score was 0-0.

Forewarned is fore-armed, so on to this week:

Bolton v West Brom – Home Win (@ 5/6)

Bolton did reasonably well last week despite going down to Newcastle.  There was that penalty plus another couple of great chances spurned.  West Brom are quickly finding out how difficult this league is and I worry they are going to find themselves stranded at the foot of the table.

Sunderland v Man City – Home Win (@ 6/5)

Sunderland stood up well to Liverpool in the first week and took all three points from Spurs a week later.  Man City bounced back to best West Ham, but I wasn’t impressed  – they still took half-an-hour to score after the Hammers went down to ten men.   Back to Earth with a bump for City in the UEFA Cup on Thursday, and I’m betting on another bad result on Sunday.

Aston Villa v Liverpool – Home Win (@ 7/4)

Villa stumbled against Stoke but are still playing well.  The term Lucky Liverpool has come into the fore in the last couple of weeks.  They’ll be without Gerrard this weekend and I’m betting against the Reds getting lucky for a fourth time.  Betting against Liverpool is risky, but this price represents value.

Be lucky.

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2 Responses to Premier League Bets for Week 3: Bolton, Sunderland, Aston Villa

  1. I agree Phil…Watched man city on setanta yesterday and they were muck…game went to penos in the rain and they will be feeling sluggish against a Black Cats team that is on a roll…I’d say home win there for sure
    The pool have not convinced me so far this season with their 4 Euro and league games…and I was giving them the benefit of the doubt, but with gerrard out I can see them fizzing out at Villa Park to a MON side that will have been given a right kick up the arse after last week.
    A good Draw pick for me for a little value is Hull v Wigan….Wigan had a very credible home display against Chelsea and Hull will be up for it at home against a team they will have targeted for points earned when the fixtures came out
    Finally I’ll add Boro home win over stoke
    Boro are looking really good if a little unlucky and I fancy them to have a good run this season with their home form being their catalyst. Stoke had a great win at home aginst Villa, but I don’t see them dominating a strong Boro team that will seems to have more options on hand on Saturday to pull them away.
    So get yerself a $5 parlay on these 4 for a $149 return
    Sunderland
    Aston Villa
    Boro
    Wigan/Hull Draw

  2. J. says:

    definitely agree as well, picks look good. last week was just unlucky. definitely fancy sunderland here and assuming the scousers don’t get lucky yet again, villa should pull through

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