Premier League Betting Tips 28/01/14
There’s a full schedule of midweek fixtures as the Premier League returns following the FA Cup fourth round break.
The Merseyside derby is the pick of the games tonight and then on Wednesday there’s another big game in the race for Europe as Tottenham host Manchester City.
Liverpool v Everton
The Merseyside derby is one of the friendliest rivalries in the world but a win for both teams is crucial tonight as they both aim to secure a spot in the top four.
Liverpool go into the match one point ahead of Everton and occupy that all important fourth spot and are unbeaten in five in all competitions.
Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva and Glen Johnson all remain sidelined for Brendan Rogers’ side whilst Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho remain touch-and-go with hamstring injuries.
Everton have not won any of the last 13 Merseyside derbies at Anfield and could be without Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley who are all injury doubts. New signing Lacina Traore, who joins on loan from Monaco, could make his debut for the Toffees following a hamstring injury.
But with the last three derbies ending in draws, my BET OF THE DAY is on a draw, with Bet Victor providing the best odds of 14/5.
Watch the match live on BT Sport 1 from 8pm this evening.
Manchester United v Cardiff City
There’s another attention-grabbing game in the North-West tonight as Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær returns to the club where he made his name as the manager of Cardiff.
The other big story from Old Trafford tonight of course, will be the debut of Juan Mata who completed his £37 million move from Chelsea earlier this week.
David Moyes is also boosted by the news that strikers Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney returned to training on Monday following injuries and could both be included in the squad.
Solskjær rested a number of his first team players during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers meaning they’ll be fresh going into the match. New signing Jo Inge Berget who signed from Solskjær’s old club Molde last week, could make his debut for the Premier League’s basement side.
A stoppage time goal from Kim Bo-Kyung secured a point for the Welsh side when the two sides last met in November and Bet Victor provide the best odds of 11/2 on another draw.
Tottenham v Manchester City (Wednesday)
The pick of the games on Wednesday evening sees second placed Manchester City travel to fifth placed Tottenham.
Spurs are unbeaten in six in the league, with the in-form Emmanuel Adebayor netting three from the last three league games. Tim Sherwood remains without Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela, whilst Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Sandro all face late fitness tests after returning to training following injuries.
If you thought Spurs’ form was impressive, then City’s will blow your socks off, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side unbeaten in their last 19 in all competition, a run stretching back to 24th November.
Alvaro Negredo and David Silva return following respective shoulder and hamstring injuries but Samir Nasri, James Milner and Javi Garcia all remain sidelined.
Catch this one live on BT Sport 1 from 7:45pm on Wednesday.
Other stand-out games from this week’s fixtures includes table-toppers Arsenal’s trip to Southampton tonight, and then tomorrow Chelsea host West Ham.
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