English Breakfast: Premier League betting cheat sheet

Dec 7, 2013 |
Just a pair of matches on the board in Barclays Premier League action Sunday. Arsenal will look to extend their lead atop the table after Chelsea's loss and Manchester City's draw Saturday.

We talk to Aron Black of Bet365 about the action coming in on Arsenal v Everton.

Fulham v Aston Villa (+163, +230, +190)

Why bet Fulham: The Cottagers actually played about 75 minutes of quality football in their midweek 2-1 loss to Tottenham. New manager Rene Meulensteen will look to reverse the fortunes of Fulham, which is currently enduring a horrendous run of form. New managers tend to get a little bit extra out of players (see: Pulis, Tony and Poyet, Gus) and, quite frankly, on paper there are quality players on this squad.

Key players out/doubtful: Darren Bent, Hugo Rodallega, Matthew Briggs

Why bet Aston Villa: When was the last time the Villains tasted defeat in the league? If you said Oct. 26, give yourself a pat on the back. Yes, the young Villains are enjoying a very good run of form with two wins and three draws in their last five games. Libor Kozák has been quite good up front and gives Villa a dual-pronged look leading the line with Christian Benteke.

Key players out/doubtful: Jores Okore, Charles N'Zogbia, Joe Bennett

2012-13 fixture result: Fulham 1, Aston Villa 0

Key betting note: The Cottagers have lost nine of their last 11 matches at Craven Cottage.

Arsenal v Everton (-143, +300, +450)

Why bet Arsenal: Because they are the best there is right now. The Gunners won again as they dispatched Hull by a score of 2-0 midweek and quite frankly, look like they only 'top' club that seem as if they care about winning the league. As Chelsea and City falter, the Gunners will look to extend their lead over their rivals.

Key players out/doubtful: Mathieu Flamini, Bacary Sagna, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Why bet Everton: Because everyone loves Cinderella, right? Their manager goes to take the Man United job, they hire Wigan's Roberto Martinez and they're seven points from the top and five ahead of United. Even without superstar LB Leighton Baines, they don't miss a beat. The Toffees haven't lost since a 3-1 defeat to City back on Oct. 5 and are the fourth-best away club in the league, with 12 points from seven matches away from Goodison Park. Also, they have Romelu Lukaku.

Key players out/doubtful: Leighton Baines, Arouna Koné, Darron Gibson

2012-13 fixture result:
Arsenal 0, Everton 0

Key betting note: The Gunners have kept a clean sheet in five of the last six games.

Where the action is: "The action sees pretty split support for the home and away side, and pretty balanced action on the draw as well, showing that it’s a tough game to call at the prices. With so many capable scorers on each side, it's hard to pick just a few players being backed to score (Lukaku, Giroud, Ozil, Ramsey, Bendtner all see action) , but one of the most popular plays, and against the stats in recent games for both sides, the over 2.5 goals (-138) is very popular. Regardless the final score, it should be one of the more enthralling matches of the weekend, and the action we have now will be dwarfed by the time the game kicks off."

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