Southampton v Liverpool Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 19th November By @J_RKeith

Southampton v Liverpool – St. Mary’s Stadium at 15:00

The Premier League is back, and after claiming 2/3 wins in my UFC 205 betting preview I am hoping to claim a win in my latest Asian Handicap betting recommendation as Southampton host Liverpool on Saturday at St. Mary’s.

Southampton

So far this campaign it has been hit and miss for the Saints, sitting tenth in the Premier League they have only won one of their last five matches. Furthermore, just before the international break Claude Puel’s team lost 2-1 to Hull City after holding a 1-0 lead away from home.
Their home form is a positive, on the other hand, considering they have only lost one game at St. Mary’s this season, and two of their last 15. Obviously home form is important, but then again if they want to be competing in Europe for another season they will need to improve on the road.

But again, I don’t think it is okay to state Europe is taking it’s toll mainly because Southampton are sitting top of their group and these are professional footballers. This is what their career is all about.

Yet, one concern I have is that Shane Long hasn’t been the same player from last season. Yes, injuries have been a problem, but considering he netted ten goals last campaign, he hasn’t been the same willing runner the Saints’ fans are used to seeing.
Furthermore seven players are out injured for the home side, and I look at their squad and wonder where their goals will come from? Yes they have Charlie Austin, but two of his five goals have come from the spot-kick. For me, I just think they lack that finishing touch.

 

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Sadio Mane, Coutinho & Roberto Firmino

Liverpool

What can you say about Liverpool? They are absolutely flying and have been scoring goals for fun in recently. I watched their recent match against Watford and I felt sorry for the Hornets; mainly because it was just attack after attack at the Kop. In the end, Liverpool won the game 6-1.

The Reds have only lost one game so far this season, and since that defeat in the second week Klopp has seemed stricter with the squad, but at the same time congratulate their success. I am looking forward to how he sets up at St. Mary’s against a squad with a solid home record.

There looks to be no real injury crisis for Liverpool, as only Danny Ings remains out, while Adam Lallana is still 50/50 on his return. However, I am looking forward to seeing the front three of Roberto Firmino, Coutinho and Sadio Mane put in a display on Saturday; scoring 16 goals between the three of them so far this campaign.

On top of this, Liverpool are not competing in Europe so they won’t have any said “distractions”. I also enjoy their 4-3-3 formation as the front three have a great chemistry, and change to a 4-2-4 when attacking which is difficult to defend against.

 

Conclusion

The last time these two sides met at St. Mary’s, Southampton walked away with a 3-2 win as Sadio Mane grabbed a brace (how they need him now). But overall, Liverpool has won three of their last five visits to the South of England. Yet, at St. Marys, it stands at 6-4 to the home team in their last ten meetings.

I really cannot look past Liverpool for this one. The international break went well for most of the players and I believe Klopp will expect more of the same this coming weekend. With Southampton, injuries are a massive problem and I just think the quality isn’t there to prevent Liverpool scoring against them.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Liverpool -0.50 at 2.14 with Pinnacle 

 

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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Watford v Leicester Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 19th November by @tashason21

Watford v Leicester – Vicarage Road at 15:00

My latest Asian Handicap betting preview covers Saturday’s Premier League game between Watford and Leicester.

Watford

Before the international break, Watford were thrashed 6-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, with Daryl Janmaat scoring the only Watford goal.

Prior to their defeat against The Reds however, Watford had been in good form and were 4 matches unbeaten in the Premier League.

The Hornets drew against Bournemouth (2-2) and Swansea (0-0), as well as beating Middlesbrough (1-0) and Hull City (1-0), which saw them move as high as 7th in the Premier League table.

Watford’s defeat against Liverpool saw them drop down to 8th, but overall Watford have made an impressive start to their campaign.

Against Leicester, Watford will be missing defender Jose Holebas, who is serving a 1 match suspension after picking up his 5th yellow card at Anfield. This will come as disappointing news for the home side, as Holebas has been a crucial part of the defence that has helped Watford keep 3 clean sheets in their last 4 matches.

There is also concern over goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who is currently being assessed relating to fluid on his knee.

Striker Troy Deeney will be in search of his 100th goal fro the club and he’ll be one to watch on Saturday, although he hasn’t scored in his last 4 games.

 

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Troy Deeney

Leicester

Premier League Champions Leicester City are finding this season a lot tougher than their last, which comes as no surprise really.

It was almost impossible for Leicester to replicate the heroics of last campaign and Ranieri’s men are still in search of their first Premier League win away from the King Power Stadium..

Before the international break, The Foxes suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom. Leicester haven’t won in 3 games across all competitions and they’ve already lost more matches this campaign, than their entire 2015/16 season.

Ranieri’s side are currently 14th in the Premier League table and they’re only 2 points above the relegation zone! A win against Watford is therefore a must!

Despite their struggles in the Premier League, Leicester are going beyond expectations in the Champions League and they are yet to lose a single game, winning 3 and drawing 1 of their 4 matches to date.

Mahrez and Vardy need to find their form again, as they’ve only scored 3 Premier League goals between them this season. Vardy would have been boosted by his goal that he scored mid-week for England against Spain however, which ended a run of 14 games without finding the net.

Conclusion

I think this game will be close, but Leicester need to improve on the basis of recent displays in order to beat Watford at home. The Hornets are 3 games unbeaten at Vicarage Road and only 2 Premier League sides have beaten them at home this season – Arsenal and Chelsea. Therefore, I recommend backing Watford draw no bet, which looks value at 2.08.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Watford +/-0 (Draw No Bet) at 2.08 with BetVictor

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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Arsenal v Tottenham Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sunday 6th October By @J_RKeith

Arsenal v Tottenham – Emirates Stadium at 12:00 live on BT Sport 1

It’s that time again! The north London derby and here I am giving my latest Asian Handicap betting preview for what should be a highly anticipated match-up for fans around the country.

Arsenal

Arsenal fans must be pleased how this season is going right? I mean, you are cruising in the Champions League and remain unbeaten since your defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign. Furthermore, Mesut Ozil has been on fire and there looks to be no stopping the German.

Wenger will be pleased with how the German is doing, considering he scored one of the best goals in Champions League history in the week against Dinamo Zagreb. A match where the Frenchman saw his side come back from 2-0 down to beat the Croatian side 3-2.

Furthermore, at home and the Gunners have only conceded two goals in their last five matches. Yet, Arsenal’s last Premier League tie ended in a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough. The newly-promoted championship side were difficult to break down, but then again you would expect more from title contenders.

Overall I am looking forward to seeing how the likes of Alexis Sanchez, who is in my fantasy team, and Mesut Ozil do against what looks to be a struggling Tottenham side.

 

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Harry Kane

Tottenham

Where to begin with Tottenham? I heard a very good rant from Talksport presenter Adrian Durham about how Tottenham fans are too nice to their manager and never want more from their club. How true is that would you say?

In their last five matches in all competitions, Spurs have not won a game and look to be crashing out of the Champions League as well after their 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium.

However, there is one positive. Harry Kane, their only good striker at the club may be fit for the Arsenal clash (back to the bench for your Vincent Janssen), considering he sat out the past couple of weeks with an injury. However, Toby Alderweireld is still out with no imminent return date.

An area that Tottenham definitely need to improve on though is their away form. Having only won three games on the road this season is not good enough, and with title challengers being once again whispered around Tottenham, this is no sign of what could be possible champions.

Pochettino really needs to sort it out quick, otherwise the Spurs’ faithful may not be singing his name any longer based on this result.

Conclusion

The last time these two sides met the match finished 2-2 at White Hart Lane, in fact three of their last five meetings have ended in a draw. Furthermore, Tottenham haven’t won at the Emirates since 2010; losing four and drawing two.

I reckon this will be another dreary encounter to be fair. The hype bus is already parked out the Emirates and all it will take is Pochettino to set-up with strength and power at the back and they will be walking away with a point. Don’t expect many goals from this match.

 

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.75 goals at 1.88 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith

 

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