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Betting Preview: Manchester United v Fulham and all the Saturday 3pm games in the Premier League

Betting Preview: Manchester United v Fulham and all the Saturday 3pm games in the Premier League

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With a packed calendar of games in England's top flight on Saturday, Jim Knight takes a look at which teams might be adding to their points totals

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Aston Villa v Everton

Going on the performances of their first games then this would be a definite away win for Everton at 6/4 (2.50). However, can the Toffees replicate the high standard and intensity which earned them a 1-0 win over Manchester United?

There’s no guarantee they can. It’s too early to tell how Aston Villa will shape up under Paul Lambert but his impact hasn’t been immediate. Starting away to West Ham was always going to a tough game and David Moyes will be prepared for a reaction from the Villans.

If Fellaini plays the way he did on Monday night and his team-mates can find him as successfully then he could be the decider. Fellaini will be up against a newly formed backline and is well priced at 9/1 (10.0) to score first and 10/3 (4.33) to score anytime with Paddy Power.

Manchester United v Fulham

Fulham on top of the table and Manchester United hovering above the relegation zone. Who'd of imagined that a week ago? United struggled to get going against Everton with Wayne Rooney’s poor form from last season and Euro 2012 continuing in to the new season.

It’s a good thing they picked up Robin van Persie and it will be a big surprise if the Dutchman doesn’t start in this game. He’s the 7/2 (4.50) favourite to score first with Paddy Power. Shinji Kagawa looked particularly good and the goal-scoring playmaker is 2/1 (3.0) to score anytime.

Norwich v QPR

Officially the two worst teams in the Premier League so far after their respective 5-0 thrashings last weekend.

Both managers have reacted by strengthening their backline after their respective defensive horror shows and will be hoping for a much improved performance this weekend.

This is a tricky one to call with both sides bedding in a lot of new players and Norwich a new manager. Home field advantage sees Norwich as the 5/4 (2.25) favourites with Paddy Power.


Southampton v Wigan


The Saints impressed in defeat to the defending Premier League champions with a performance that would certainly be good enough to beat Wigan at home.

Roberto Martinez’s Latics had a poor start against a less than convincing Chelsea side and once they were 2-0 down, they couldn't force their way back in to the game despite having a fair amount of the ball. They look like they’ll be battling against relegation again this season.

Nigel Adkins’ Southampton will be feeling positive despite losing and are strong favourites at 11/10 (2.10) to beat Wigan. Rickie Lambert continued his excellent scoring record for the Saints with a goal against City and is 13/10 (2.30) with Paddy Power to score anytime in this clash.

Sunderland v Reading

Martin O’Neill’s side weren’t exactly adventurous away to Arsenal but they came away with a point, which was clearly the target from the outset. Their fans will expect them to show more attacking intent against newly promoted Reading at the Stadium of Light though.

The Royals were possibly a little unlucky not to get something out of the game against Chelsea but they showed against Stoke that they’re a team which will continue to battle until the final whistle. This is an interesting game and though Sunderland are strong favourites at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power, but the draw at 23/10 (3.30) is more appealing.

Tottenham v West Brom

After beating Liverpool so convincingly Steve Clarke must be enjoying his managerial role. Quite the opposite to poor Andre Villas Boas who has been chasing his tail ever since moving to the Premier League.

Another loss this weekend will do nothing to enhance Villas-Boas' reputation on these shores.

The permanent signing of last season’s top goalscorer, Emmanuel Adebayor, is a big boost for the Portuguese though, and the Ivorian is sure to start this weekend, possibly ahead of Jermain Defoe. Both players are 7/2 (4.50) to score first but the former Man City player should get the nod.

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