Hello, and welcome to my new Premier League betting column here for BetBright.
Over the next few months my aim will be to guide you in the right direction of a few winners and also along the way, let’s have a bit of a crack.
The first match the guys and girls have asked me to preview for you all is Everton v Sunderland: well all I can say to the top bods at BetBright is thanks a lot for that, as this one is a very tough punting puzzle to solve.
The price that I do think the BetBright odds-compiler have wrong though is the price on the home team.
Roberto Martinez’s side may win this game, but in my opinion, anybody taking the lovely price of 40/85 (we don’t get another of them) on offer with BetBright on the home side is playing this betting game wrong.
Everton were absoutley hopeless in the 1-1 Capital One Cup draw against Norwich in midweek and the only reason they made it though to the quarter-finals was because of the heroics of reserve keeper Joel Robles.
The Merseysiders’ come into this match low of confidence, without a win in their last four matches, and, against a team that they always seem to have problems with, they are a very short-price favourite on the BetBright weekend coupon that I would want to avoid.
Sunderland, on the other hand, must be full of confidence after their 3-0 hammering of arch-rivals Newcastle in the north east derby last weekend, but even at 11/2 and a huge derby win the previous weekend, I still can’t make a case for them with just two wins in 12 this season.
The punting stat freaks amongst you might, though, as The Black Cats have now won this fixture in the last two seasons, but I can’t trust any side that only raises their games for one match in ten.
The one thing you can always rely on with every Sam Allardyce side is that they are well organised and they will arrive here with a game-plan. Struggling Everton might find it hard to break them down.
The first bet I like, and in my opinion the best bet in the match and one of the best bets in the Premier League this weekend, is for this game to feature less than three goals. Basically Under 2.5 goals at Add to betslip with BetBright is a steal.
If you had backed that exact outcome in the last five matches between these two sides you would have been a winner on every single occasion and with a team out of form in one corner and a new manager in the other these two really could cancel themselves out. This one could easily turn into a rather drab affair.
Nobody wants to sit in front of the TV on a Sunday afternoon and watch a 0-0 draw, so don’t bother then.
My suggestion is log-on to BetBright have a couple of quid on no goalscorer at a massive 11/1 and then take the Mrs – or preferably somebody else’s – out for a bit of early Christmas shopping (they are paying) then get back for 4pm to spin up your winnings on the Southampton v Bournemouth match… which Southampton win by the way.
Under 2.5 Goals @ EVENS
Correct Score 0-0 @ 11/1
Odds are provided at time of writing, please check your betslip to confirm they have not changed before betting.