Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mid-week EPL and Serie A

A full mid-week programme of Premier League games takes centre-stage starting today.

Man City could very well extend their lead at the top as they welcome Stoke. The Potters are always a tough side to overcome either at home or on the road. They will be without Ryan Shawcross, their main pivot at the back. City will have to take this game with the same urgency as they did against Arsenal last week-end if they are to get the 3 points. I can't see Stoke winning this game, so the recommendation is a draw-no-bet on Man City.

Second-place Man Utd travel to Craven Cottage where it's always a struggle for visiting teams to get the 3 points. Fulham are strong at home and will surely provide stronger opposition than QPR last week-end against the Red Devils. Man Utd's form is a little unpredictable at the moment as they can be their dominant selves against the likes of Villa and QPR, but at the same time play poorly against minnows like Basle. They seem to alternate the good and bad games, and it is difficult what type of showing they will display against a strong Fulham team. The result of this game can go either way.

In the Serie A, Inter's seeming revival looks set to continue as they welcome bottom-club Lecce at the San Siro. Obviously, Inter cannot inspire 100% confidence anymore, but they should have too many guns for a leaky Lecce side that looks prime to be relegated at the end of the season . The hosts are recommended as a draw-no-bet as well.

Draw-no-bet: Man City, Inter Milan


  1. I had the same feeling about Man Utd at Fulham so left it alone, hindsight is a great thing, lol!!

    I do though think this could be the time to start following United, this is traditionally when they start their charge, so will be watching them closely from now on.

    Good luck in 2012, here's to it being a profitable one all round.

    Regards, Dean

  2. Hi Dean,

    Thanks and good luck to you too for the new year. Usually when SAF give his team a full hair-dryer after a poor result (like against Basle), Utd go on a long winning run. That seems to be the case for them at the moment and you're right to say it's rewarding to follow them. There's only one way the result of their next game against Wigan will go, that's for sure!