Standout Stats, Streaks & Trends | W/E 8th December 2017
Standout Stats & Streaks W/E 8th December 2017
Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) uncovers the Standout Stats, Streaks & Trends ahead of this weekend’s football.
West Ham United v Chelsea – Saturday 12:30
David Moyes’ West Ham United face another tough test this Saturday lunch-time as champions Chelsea travel east across London. The Hammers were unlucky not to get something in their last match away at Man City, losing 2-1 thanks to a late David Silva goal. That defeat meant that West Ham have gone eight games without a win in the league, losing five times and scoring only six goals in the process. Conte’s Chelsea will be feeling confident going into this one, and with Ladbrokes you can back them at 9/4 to win with both teams scoring.
Wolverhampton v Sunderland – Saturday 15:00
Championship league leaders Wolves host Chris Coleman’s Sunderland looking to make it seven wins in seven games. The hosts have been in scintillating form this season and go into this one with a four point lead at the top of the table. The Black Cats, on the other hand, have been less than impressive and find themselves in the relegation places. Everything points to a home win here, and Betway are offering odds of 2/1 for Wolves to win both halves.
Liverpool v Everton – Sunday 14:15
Everton fans will be all too aware that the last time they claimed victory at Anfield was almost two decades ago. Since that Kevin Campbell winner in 1999, the Toffees have travelled across Stanley Park 17 times in the league without success. The Reds go into this Merseyside derby in fine form, too, and are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions. Liverpool are strong favourites and, with Paddy Power, are 6/4 to win with over 3.5 match goals scored.
Real Betis v Atletico Madrid – Sunday 15.15
Real Betis entertain a 14-game unbeaten Atletico Madrid side who sit just six points behind league leaders Barcelona. Betis themselves have struggled of late and are without a win in six games. In two of those six winless games, Betis conceded five times, showing their fragilities at the back. Atleti will seek to take advantage of this on Sunday and are 2/1 with Ladbrokes to win the game with a -1 handicap.
Man United v Man City – Sunday 16:30
Sunday’s second fierce North West rivalry sees Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United battle Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. City finally tasted defeat in the Champions league in midweek as they lost 2-1 away to Shakhtar, but they still finished as Group F winners. In the Premier League, the Citizens have gone 15 unbeaten, winning 13 in a row. United will find solace that they are playing in front of their home fans as Old Trafford has very much became a fortress again in recent times. The Red Devils have gone 40 home games unbeaten in all competitions and are 7/2 with Betfair to be involved in a score draw with their title rivals on Sunday.