Premier League betting tips – Arsenal vs Fulham

The today’s London derby is between the teams of Arsenal and Fulham. The hosts are certainly not in its best shape, as they lose their last two away games and barely managed to win against the very weak QPR team with a goal in the last minute of the match.

Just the opposite, the guests from Fulham has another steady season. They are a team that is very hard to beat, which wins enough points. Fulham are in a series of four matches without a loss and if we exclude the loss from Manchester United this range can be increased to seven games. In fact, two of the three loses for Fulham this season came from both Manchester teams – City and United, which is quite normal.

The last season match on Emirates between these two ended with a draw 1-1, but Fulham won at the opposite one with 2-1.

Because of all this, it was a surprise for me to see that the bookies offer such low odds for an Arsenal victory. The proposal is only 1.5. At first glance, this is not very good odds, but it’s a big but. Arsenal show their signs of improvement and if we follow the trend from the recent seasons, Arsene Wenger’s boys will have matches with strong results in the next two or three games.

So far, Arsenal is the team that created the most chances in the league when they play at home. The exact number is 17 and the next team – Tottenham is with 15.5. This suggests that the main problem are the striker who miss too many goal attempts.

Personally I think the attack wont be such a huge problem for Arsenal in this match because of the poor Fulham defense. They allow more than two goals per match.

Therefore my bet for this match is a home win for Arsenal with AH -1 at odds of 1.91.

My betting tips for Utah vs LA Lakers

Usually I bet on football and especially on the English Premier League matches, but I also love to bet on basketball games from NBA. In today’s betting coupon we have a match that I think are sufficiently secure. I’m talking about the match between Utah and the LA Lakers. The bookmakers favored the hosts from Salt Lake City as Bet365 offers odds of 1.9 for a Lakers win with 3.5 points in hand.

If this match had been played a week earlier I am sure that the odds would be reversed and the Lakers should be placed in the role of the favorite. But the bad start for the Californians, who started with three straight losses changed the bookmakers’ expectations.

Lakers big weakness is the attack, which is very strange since we can find names such like Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in the squad. However, they played pretty well in the last match when Lakers beat Detroit with more than 20 points margin. So I think that the attack starts to get better for the team from LA.

Utah is not in good form with a win and three loses so far. The victory came against one of the weakest teams in the league – Sacramento. In their other three matches the Mormons couldn’t do much and lost from New Orleans, San Antonio and Memphis. To me this is a clear sign that it is unlikely for Utah to beat the stars from Los Angelis, which will be extremely motivated to prove that they can play together.

So, I find it strange that the bookies have given the advantage to the Lakers and I think I can take this in my bets.

Premier League betting tips – WBA vs Southampton

The final match of the tenth round of the English Premier League is an absolute gift from bookies. The battle is between the hosts from West Bromwich Albion and one of the newbies in the league Southampton. WBA has won 14 points from nine games so far, while the guests from Southampton took only four for the same number of matches.

If we take a look over the standings made by only home matches we would see that WBA is fourth with four wins and only one loss behind teams like Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. In the opposite ranking, taken only from matches as guest, Southampton lies on the last place with four loses from four matches.

The quality of both teams is also quite revealing. Southampton is a team that have allowed in their away matches an average of 14.3 goals attempts and their opponents realized an average of 4 goals. This is a statistic that is hardly swallowед by the Saints supporters.

Offensively, West Brom play more than excellent, realized an average of two goals per match from ten goal attempts or the need five goal attempts to score a goal. So, if we trust the statistics, we can expect many goals in this match.

It is likely to see a match with more than 2.5 goals and the odds offered by Bet365 is 1.61. But the chances of a victory for West Brom are higher as so the odds for the home win. The proposal from the betting house is 1.7, which for me is a gift, because the real risks according to my views of this match are somewhere in the range 1.4 to 1.45.

Therefore I bet for a home victory with odds of 1.7 which are identical with both Bet365 and Sportingbet.com.