Premier League Midweek Spread Betting Preview
Premier League Midweek Preview: Old Rivals Meet Again
A rampant Arsenal side will bid to pile more misery on struggling Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho when they visit Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The Gunners extended their winning streak to 19 games with an impressive 4-2 victory over local rivals Tottenham in Sunday's derby. They face a Red Devils side low on confidence after three league games without a win and Arsenal will be desperate to secure a famous victory over their old rivals. However, Old Trafford has been an extremely unhappy hunting ground for Arsenal of late and this game looks delicately poised.
The Gunners have not secured a league win at the Theatre of Dreams since a late Emmanuel Adebayor strike handed them a 1-0 win all the way back in 2006. Since then Man Utd have more often than not beaten the north London side, who must be absolutely sick of the sight of David De Gea. The legendary Man Utd goalkeeper has led his team to many a recent victory over Arsenal, and Mourinho will be desperate to taste success once more. He is under a great deal of pressure right now and victory over Arsenal would provide the perfect tonic, so he will demand a strong performance from his team.
Clubs embark on unforgiving period
Fixtures come in thick and fast at this time of year and Premier League fans can look forward to a full round of games on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are all back in action at the weekend, so many clubs will rotate players.
Chelsea head to Molineux to face an out of sorts Wolves side, while Man City take on a Watford team that have also plummeted down the table after a long winless streak. Spurs will aim to bounce back from that derby defeat as they host Southampton, while Liverpool take on Burnley.
Another interesting game sees Brighton host Crystal Palace in the `M23 Derby', and the atmosphere inside the Amex should be electric. Both teams picked up important victories at the weekend, with Palace beating Burnley 2-0 and Brighton battling to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Huddersfield, so confidence levels will be high all round. There is very little to split them in the betting: Brighton have a Win Index of 11.25 - 12.75, while the Eagles¿ win index is 10.75 - 12.25. It finished 0-0 when they met at the Amex last season, and Seagulls fans will attempt to roar their side to victory this time around.
The Premier League is now at a crucial juncture in the season and champions Man City are leading the way, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs in pursuit. The relegation battle is heating up as Huddersfield and Cardiff have started picking up points, while Burnley have been sucked into danger along with Southampton. We have already seen the first sacking of the season, with Claudio Ranieri replacing the ousted Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham.
Premier League spread betting markets
Win index betting becomes popular at this time of the season, as it is now possible to establish how strong the various teams are at home and on the road. But the beauty of spread betting is that you have lots of options available to you, and many of them can really enhance the excitement you experience when watching these big festive clashes.
They include speculating on total goals, total corners, the number of bookings in a particular game and so on. As players' legs tire during busy periods of the calendar, freak results sometimes occur. Man Utd and Arsenal's game is sure to be popular with punters looking to dial up the excitement even further. For this game, the total goals market has been set at 2.95 - 3.15 in the Premier League spread betting. That means you can either sell at 2.95 or buy at 3.15, speculating on how well we have pitched it.
If you choose to sell, you will hope for a 0-0 draw. If you sell at 2.95 for £25 and it finishes goalless, you will earn 2.95 times your stake and make a £73.75 profit. However, if you sell at 2.95 and it finishes 3-1 either way, you would lose £26.25, (4 total goals - 2.95 sell price = 1.05) and (1.05 x £25 = £26.25).
If you buy, you will end up hoping for as high a score as possible. If you buy at 3.15 for £25 and it finishes 3-2, you would make a profit of £46.25 (5 total goals - 3.15 buy price = 1.85) and (1.85 x £25 = £46.25). However, if it ended up 1-1, you would lose £28.75.
Another popular option involves betting on how many corners there are in a game. In the Brighton v Crystal Palace game, the Total Corners market has been set at 9.9 - 10.4. The same principle applies: if you sell, you want as few corners as possible, and if you buy you want corners galore.
If you buy at 10.4 for £10 and there are 15 corners in total, you would make a profit of £46 (15 - 10.4 = 4.6) and (4.6 x £10 = £46). But if there were only eight you would lose £24.
If you sold at 9.9 for £10 and there were eight corners, you would make a £19 profit, but if there were 11 on the other hand, you would lose £11.
The great thing about these markets is that you have an interest in the game all the way to the last minute. Fixed odds bets on who will win a game are often done and dusted well before the final whistle, but spread betting on markets like total goals, cards and corners keeps the excitement ramped up all the way to the end of the game. Betting on options like the Total Corners market brings excitement to even the dullest of 0-0 draws, making every single game a thrilling experience.
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