Article by Chris Williams
Chelsea extended their lead at the top, after Manchester United slipped up at Everton and the Carlo Ancelotti’s side made the most of their chances at Molineux. Spread bettors that have bought Chelsea’s outright championship spread, at 53pts, (60pts to the winner, 40pts to runner-up, 30pts to third-place, and 20pts for fourth etc) will now be sitting far more comfortably. Once again there’s plenty for spread punters to get stuck into this weekend, including Chelsea’s match against Manchester City, Arsenal’s trip to the Britannia Stadium and Tottenham versus Everton.
Spread bettors debating whether to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will need to think carefully before laying their hard-earned on the line. City have not beaten the Blues on their own turf since the inaugural Premier League season and buyers of Chelsea’s win index will also be pleased to learn that City have not even managed to score at the Bridge since a 2-1 defeat in 2000. However, City’s win index spread buyers will point to this season’s win at Eastlands for confidence, as the side fought back from a goal down.
Those interested in buying Chelsea’s supremacy spread will have noted that the Blues have picked up some impressive home wins over City in recent years. The most notable came in 2007, when Chelsea smashed six past their opponents without reply. City did themselves justice last season though, after a lone Michael Essien goal separated the sides. Total goal buyers will be hoping for a repeat of the 6-0 thrashing, but spread bettors looking to sell will be banking on a repeat of the 0-0 in 2005.
Arsenal have struggled at Stoke since the Potters’ arrival in the top flight, having been defeated in both trips to the Britannia. Buyers of Stoke’s win index will be aware of their success earlier this season against the Gunners, although the 3-1 win came in the FA Cup. But the Gunners’ form has been strong in their last six away leagues games, which will offer encouragement for supremacy spread buyers. Wenger’s side have only been beaten once in six on the road, while they have picked up three wins.
Games between these two sides have not caused the referee much trouble. Spread punters looking to sell the bookings market will have seen that the last two games have not produced a single card and the previous game saw just 10 points on the spread make-up. Spread buyers will quickly highlight the first meeting in the Premier League between the sides, which accumulated 85 points when Robin van Persie saw red after making an eleven minute cameo.
Everton’s form has seen them develop into a late runner for the European race, and their game at Tottenham should make pulsating viewing for the spread betting masses. They’ve met twice this campaign already, with Tottenham winning in the Cup and a 2-2 draw in the league. Spread buyers of Everton’s win index will be happy to learn that the side have a great record at White Hart Lane with three wins from their three previous league visits.
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