Published on August 11th, 2011 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Premiership Betting Tips 13th & 14th August
Expectations are high at Anfield this season. Kenny Dalglish has added a number of proven Premier League players especially in midfield with the likes of Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson, who should all provide extra quality on the ball. The predicted arrival of Spanish left back Jose Enrique also looks a good addition. Johnson, Skrtel and Suarez are all injury doubts, whilst Steven Gerrard has already been ruled out. The likes of Martin Kelly and Dirk Kuyt are likely to come in for the game against Sunderland with both players impressing last term.
Sunderland have recruited heavily this summer. Connor Wickham, Craig Gardner, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ji Dong-won, Wes Brown, John O’Shea, Sebastian Larsson, David Vaughan and Kieren Westwood have all been brought in by Steve Bruce. Picking a settled team and making his signings gel will be Bruce’s biggest challenge this season.
Liverpool are actually unbeaten in 12 meetings against Sunderland at Anfield winning 7 and the Reds are well set up to extend that record.
Liverpool to win @1.53
Champions Manchester United begin their title defence with a tricky trip away to West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were impressive in the Community Shield on Sunday and Ferguson will have a few choices to make over his starting eleven on Sunday. Javier Hernandez is definitely out and there are injury doubts over Evra, Valencia, Carrick and Fletcher. Manchester United’s backline was questionable in the first half of that game and it may take young goalkeeper David De Gea a while to assert himself as United’s number 1 keeper.
Goals dominated West Brom under Roy Hodgson last term and striker Peter Odemwingie proved to be a revelation for the Baggies. The Nigerian striker is a slight doubt, but should be fit enough for Sunday’s clash. The signing of Shane Long may prove inspirational for Hodgson, coupled with the loan capture of goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Eight of the last ten matches in the Premier League between these two sides have finished with 3 or more goals and opening games are usually bold and attacking affairs.
Over 2.5 goals (West Brom v Manchester United) @1.72