Premiership Betting –Derbies Set To Turn Up Heat On Premiership
Published : 9/27/2011 (Updated : 9/27/2011 12:05:37 PM)
Premiership betting returns for week 7 of the Premier League as a host of local derbies steal the limelight this week. Arsenal take-on bitter North London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Elsewhere, the Merseyside derby kicks-off on Saturday at Goodison Park between Everton and Liverpool, while Fulham take-on QPR at Craven Cottage.
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Premiership Betting – Everton vs. Liverpool (October 1st)
The Merseyside derby will make Liverpool momentarily come to a stand-still as the City is divided between red and blue.
Liverpool returned to winning ways last weekend after back-to-back defeats with a 2-1 home triumph over Wolves.
Kenny Dalglish sees his side sit in 5th place in the league, after goals from Charlie Adam and Luis Suarez .
The introduction of Steven Gerrard – who has been out for six months - against Wolves will give Liverpool a new impetuous this season.
Everton were unlucky not to claim a point at Manchester City, after a deflected Mario Balotelli goal broke the deadlock in the 68th minute, and James Milner stepped off the bench to wrap-up the result in the closing moments.
The Toffees looked set to frustrate Roberto Mancini's men at the Etihad Stadium and showed plenty of character throughout the game.
Everton are 9th in the Premier League but will more than likely be without midfield maestro Tim Cahill after he suffered an ankle injury at the weekend.
Everton beat Liverpool 2-0 in this fixture last season and drew 2-2 in the return fixture at Anfield.
Premiership Betting – Tottenham vs. Arsenal (October 2nd)
North London will be the focus of the Premier League on Sunday as Arsenal go head-to-head with fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Both teams suffered a dreadful start to the season as Arsenal lost 2 from 3 games and Tottenham went down to both Manchester clubs.
However, since then Tottenham have secured three wins in succession and have moved up to 6th in the table, while Arsenal have won two of their past three games and reside in 12th place in the Premier League.
Arsenal finally gave beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger something to smile about with a 3-0 victory over Bolton.
While, Tottenham extended their winning run as goals from Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale were enough to overcome 10-man Wigan.
Emmanuel Adebayor – who scored 46 goals in 105 games for Arsenal - will play in his first North London derby for Tottenham having scored in numerous occasions against Spurs, for the Gunners. So far the Togolese footballer has scored three goals in as many games.
Last season this fixture resulted in a 3-3 draw despite Arsenal leading 3-1, and the reverse fixture saw Arsenal throw away a 2-0 lead at half-time to lose 3-2 at the Emirates.
Premiership Betting – Fulham vs. QPR (October 2nd)
Another London derby on Sunday sees Fulham take-on QPR at Craven Cottage as the two sides meet for the first time since 2000.
Ex-Fulham manager Roy Hodgson was unable to get one over his former club after his West Brom side drew 0-0 with Martin Jol’s Fulham.
Fulham are still searching for their first win in the Premier League under Jol after a start which has seen them draw four and lose two.
QPR battled back to earn a much-deserved point at the weekend after falling behind to an Aston Villa penalty.
A last-gasp Richard Dunne own goal ensured QPR remained inside the top ten.
The two sides have not met since 2000 when Fulham won both encounters 2-0 in the Championship, and QPR have not beaten Fulham in 28 years.
Premiership Betting – Week 7 Round-Up
Elsewhere in week 7 of the Premier League, undefeated Aston Villa host Wigan who have lost three in a row, Steve Kean’s Blackburn will hope they can contain Manchester City, while bottom of the league Bolton welcome third-placed Chelsea to the Reebok stadium.