Crystal Palace v Stoke Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sunday 18th September by @tashason21

Sunday’s Asian Handicap betting preview covers the game between Crystal Palace and Stoke.

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Poor form in the second half of last season saw Palace tumble down the Premier League table. The highlight of last campaign has to be reaching the FA Cup final, despite Manchester United ultimately lifting the trophy.

Pardew is now under huge pressure to succeed this season, but his side haven’t had the best of starts!

Palace lost their first 2 matches against West Brom (1-0) and Spurs (1-0), whilst also failing to score a goal. The Eagles then drew 1-1 at home to Bournemouth, getting their first point on the board.

Pardew’s first victory finally came last weekend against Middlesbrough (2-1), with new signing Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha scoring the goals.


Premier League Asian Handicap Betting Preview 18/09

Christian Benteke

Some disappointing news for Palace however is that Pape Souare will miss the match with a broken thigh bone, after being involved in a car accident last weekend. Yohan Cabaye will also miss out as he is yet to recover from a groin injury.

On a positive note, Connor Wickham is back and ready for selection.

Stoke have endured a worse start to the season than Palace and currently find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League table.

The Potters drew 1-1 against Boro on the opening day of the season, but have since lost against Man City (4-1), Everton (1-0) and Spurs (4-0).

Defensively Stoke are leaking goals and they are also struggling to find the net. Mark Hughes will be hoping that loan signing Wilfried Bony can change that, although he failed to score on his debut last weekend.

Stoke have not won their last 5 Premier League away games, with 4 of them ending in defeat. This suggests that they may find it difficult to get a win at Selhurst Park.

Jack Butland remains sidelined through injury, so Shay Given should return between the sticks. Butland’s absence in goal has evidently proved to be a huge contribution to their goal deficit.

Palace did the league double over Stoke last season, with both games ending in a 2-1 victory for Pardew’s side. On Sunday I fancy a Palace win and backing the home side -0.5 on the Asian Handicap betting market looks value.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Crystal Palace -0.5 @ 2.06 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.



Premier League Asian Handicap Betting Previews – Tuesday 2nd February by @jbanksy91

Manchester United v Stoke – Old Trafford at 20:00

You can’t beat a bit of midweek Premier League action to brighten up those gloomy February evenings! Tuesday night sees Stoke travel to Old Trafford hoping to put even more pressure on United manager Louis Van Gaal.

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Manchester United have won four of their last six matches in all competitions but things still aren’t right at Old Trafford. The fans clearly aren’t happy with life under LVG who apparently had his offer to quit rejected by the United board last week. The Red Devils are five points behind fourth place Spurs and can’t afford to lose anymore ground on their Champions League chasing rivals.

Stoke are just four points behind their hosts and will see this as a massive opportunity to climb the table. The Potters beat United 2-0 at The Britannia earlier on in the season and might see this as a good time to play Man Utd. However, Stoke won’t want to look at the history books though, they’ve lost their last seven visits to Old Trafford.

Now let’s find ourselves a bet. I’m not keen to back either side in this game as I think it’s a tricky one to call. What I like here is goals. The line is 2.25 and I think that’s too low. The last three meetings between these two at Old Trafford have seen over 2 goals land each time and I think there will be goals again. Over 2.25 goals on the Asian Handicap betting markets is priced up at 2.02 and that’s too good to miss out on.

Asian Handicap Betting Pick: Over 2.25 Gaols at 2.02 with PinnacleSports


Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

West Brom v Swansea – The Hawthorns at 20:00

West Brom host Swansea on Tuesday night in a game the bookmakers can barely split. West Brom are best priced 2.7, Swansea 3.1 and the draw 3.1. It looks a tough one to call but we will find ourselves some value!

West Brom are without a win in the last three Premier League games and have not scored in two. The Baggies are fairly comfortable in 14th place in the league but need this winless run to end before too long otherwise things might become a bit uncomfortable. Tony Pulis’ men have conceded fewer goals then every team other than Crystal Palace in the bottom half and will hope that they will be able to shut the Swans out on Tuesday.

It’s all change at the Liberty Stadium. Francesco Guidolin is in and the wins have returned to Wales. The Swans have won their last two games and look considerably tighter at the back. There are some very good players at Swansea and if Guidolin can get them playing again, it won’t be very long before they’re out of trouble.

We need to find a bet and it’s goals I’m looking at in this one. Neither side are prolific and both are reasonable at the back, so what I’m about to say is a little surprising. Over 1.75 goals is priced at 1.78. Games involving these sides average 2.3 goals per game. The averages say we should make some money on that and although it’s a little short, in a game that looks too close to call I’m happy to have a go at this.

Asian Handicap Betting Pick: Over 1.75 Goals at 1.78 with PinnacleSports

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @jbanksy91