Even a glut of home wins overlooks the weekend’s forecasts and Sunderland can add a second turn into this relegation battle at high odds. Love them or loathe themChelsea will likely be from the FA Cup last along with Middlesbrough writes David Walker.
Saturday 22 April
The race for fourth spot hots up within this lunch time providing as Arsenal look to compose the 4 point gap that separates them from their north London rivals. The statistics point to a property triumph. Even the Gunners have won the previous six dwelling Premiership fixtures against Spurs and 7 out of 13 overall. Tottenham Hotspur have not had any joy at Highbury because the Premiership started in 1992/93 if they won 31. Neglected striker John Hendry scored double on one of his few looks in a Spurs shirt after a 5,000 swap from Dundee.
Walker’s phrase: Arsenal to close the gap @ 4/5.
Bolton Wanderers vs Charlton Athletic
A few of those four past meetings between these sides have developed goalless pulls while Charlton seem to really have a 0-0 result as it has featured in 5 in the past 10 Premiership matches agen bola.
Walker’s Word: Another bore attract @ 23/10 and also 0-0 @ 17/2.
Everton vs Birmingham City
Birmingham City are working from matches if they’re to survive from the Premiership and are unlikely to find any favours this Saturday. Steve Bruce’s side have not won at Everton because successful promotion to the top flight but have drawn 1-1 twice at the past few meetings. Their probability of victory are slim plus also they have not won in Goodison Park since 1957 and have lost 11 days on the trail this season.
Walker’s term: property triumph @ 11/10.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion
Under Glenn Roeder, Newcastle are one of the kind groups at the Premiership. They’ve won their past four games in a row and this really is a remarkable opportunity to create it five. The Magpies have won both Premiership meetings in St James Park while the Baggies have not won there since 1977. Bryan Robson’s side have won from your home the moment all year and so are unlikely to enhance that album this weekend.
Portsmouth vs Sunderland
On first glance this looks like a guaranteed home win. Portsmouth had won on the bounce until they crashed 21 at Charlton on Bank Holiday Monday though Sunderland have absolutely nothing to play after being spat. Suitable? Inappropriate. Portsmouth might have hammered Sunderland 4-1 at the Stadium of Light back October but never have beaten them in Fratton Park at the league since 1992. Ever since that time, Sunderland have won about three from five visits, also for example 2 4-1 wins. Add into that fact Sunderland have absolutely nothing to lose though Portsmouth can succumb to nerves and you’ve got a very yummy away victory proposal and at enormous chances to boot up. There could possibly be an additional twist on this relegation fight nonetheless.
Walker’s term: Sunderland to make a jolt @ 8/1.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea have an impeccable household album from Liverpool which puts them in pole position for an area in the FA Cup final. The Blues have won 10 from 14 Premiership meetings in Stamford Bridge, losing only after, 1-0, in 2004. Chelsea have been beaten just once inside 90 moments in home that season, from Barcelona in the Champions League and have won 17 from 18 Premiership matches in front of their very own supporters.
Walker’s Word: Chelsea to march on @ 6/5.
Sunday 2-3 April
Even the bookmakers have high speed up West Ham as favourites awarded their positional superiority in the Premiership, but seem to have ignored the simple fact that the Hammers never have won in Middlesbrough at the Premiership. Steve McClaren’s side have won out seven of 8 encounters with all West Ham’s last success at Middlesbrough coming in 1990 when both sides were in the outdated 2nd division.
Walker’s phrase: Boro’s house record to predominate @ 6/4.