Premier League Preview: Week 6 – The London derby

We were treated to some top class Premier League action last weekend in it’s Super Sunday offering, and now once more we have a great round of games and it all starts with the big London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.

These two London rivals have a long and at times bitter history and this game should be equally compelling. Arsenal are looking more and more solid as a unit with every game, and the Gunners were really impressive in their 1-1 draw at Man City last week.

Conversely, Chelsea despite being top of the table haven’t looked quite as convincing and this is the first real test in the league. In past games, a certain Didier Drogba had proved to be Arsenal’s bane and Arsene Wenger will be thankful for the big Ivorian finally departing Stamford Bridge.

The last five games between these two sides have been even as well with two wins for each and a draw. But given the current form and also their defensive solidity one has to fancy Arsenal clicking into gear and getting one over their rivals.

A home win comes in at a healthy 2.20, while an equally good price is found for the Over and Under goals market trading at 1.80 and 1.90 respectively. If you fancy dallying in the goalscorer market, then our tip is on Lukas Podolski to score first at 6.00.

In the other big game on Saturday, Manchester United entertain Tottenham at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have become somewhat of a bogey team for Spurs and they haven’t ever beaten them in Manchester, and that run may well continue this weekend.

United have been a bit hit and miss this season, but as they proved against Liverpool they can still come out on top despite not playing particularly well. Fergie also saw the return of Rooney midweek in the Carling Cup and the Englishman will be keen to get his season up and running.

Spurs meanwhile, have started doing well under Andre Villas-Boas and they too seem to be improving constantly. In Brad Freidel they have the division’s most in-form goalkeeper and the former Fulham duo of Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele have troubled United in the past.

This could well be a close game, but one where United emerge on top eventually and that comes in at 1.55. Four of United’s five games this season have been Over goals and that price is at 1.65, while a good value bet could be on Rooney to be the last goalscorer (he is unlikely to start) at 5.50

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28/09/2012 - posted by Varun - Betclic
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