Saturday, March 27, 2010


EPL: Hull City- Fulham

I think we will see City going all out for three points here and this game could get very stretched in the second half. Fulham did a lot of chasing in the second period against Tottenham in midweek and so many matches this season, are definitely starting to catch up with them. They will doubtless have one, or both eyes on their midweek Europa League game with Wofsburg , especially with europhile Roy Hodgson at the helm and they are certainly not the hardiest of travellers in the EPL.

Having said that, City struggle to keep a cleansheet at the best of times and have conceded three times after the 88th minute in their last two starts, goals which cost them four hugely needed points. They are "over" in their last four outings and in 11 from 14 starts, Fulham in 9 from 12, including their last five. Hard to see either keeping a cleansheet and whilst I would opt for the Tigers as the likelier winner of the two, the "over" option, at very nice odds, looks the stronger bet IMO.

"Over" 2.5 goals 2.17 Sbobet/ IBC.

EPL: Woverhampton Wanderers- Everton

Fantastic couple of weeks for Wolves, with seven goals and seven points in three away starts. Those points look likely to secure their EPL status and whilst Mick McCarthy will do everything to keep his team focused on the job in hand, they do run the risk of at least mentally, switching off today. They face an Everton side playing as well as anyone in the top flight, infact, no side has collected more points in 2010 including the top two and in the last six weeks alone, they have recorded wins over Chelsea and both Manchester United and City. This has left them just seven points behind Spurs and the fourth Champions League spot, whilst this looks a very tall order, they have to give it their best shot and with an easy run in, they only play one more game against a top half side, three points today, would keep the dream very much alive.

The visitors are vastly improved now that all their stars are available, having been without Jagielka, Arteta, Yakubu, Cahill, Saha and others for much, or in some cases most of the campaign. David Moyes side work very hard and unlike some of the other stronger sides in the EPL, are ideally suited to grinding out a result in these type of games, having beaten Bolton, Wigan, Sunderland and Burnley since Boxing Day, keeping a cleansheet in each. This will not be easy, but another hard earned win for the Toffeemen.

Everton -0.5 2.08 +.

Good Luck.

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