TARR VERY MUCH: Luke Tarr’s Trixie
Yes last week was a disaster, yes the less said the better, yes maybe Southampton won’t go down. Anyway I was due a bad week and last week was exactly that, but the good news is it’s out the way now, so I fully expect three from three this week.
So straight down to it. AVB v Mourinho has to be the highlight of the weekend. Tottenham are beginning to look like a serious outfit, whilst Chelsea have been faltering despite the return of the ‘Dalai Lama’. Both sides have kept things tight and I fully expect the same at the weekend. The game is too tough to call but under 2.5 goals at 4/5 looks particularly appealing and will be this week’s first leg of the Trixie. Hopefully Mourinho will maintain his negative tactics as well as attitude and Chelsea will ‘park the bus.’
Fulham have been a Premier League side now for twelve years! Wow doesn’t time fly, seems like yesterday Barry Hales and Louis Saha were terrorising defences. This sustained success has been built on one thing, home form. I haven’t looked into it but I’d take odds on Fulham have had the worst away record over the past decade (that’s of clubs that have been in the Prem every season). Odds against Fulham at home against anyone other than the big five always appeals, so the 11/10 against newly promoted Cardiff is too good to pass. Berbatov is obviously the key, but if he is on a going day then there shouldn’t be any problem. In Dimitar we trust, now that’s a worry!
Finally, Aston Villa host the bang in form Man City and they do so without the best player Christian Benteke. Villa already strike me as a team to follow away from home where the pressure is off and they will struggle to cope with a rampant City side. I admit 8/15 does seems short, however with Yaya Toure, Aguero and the increasingly influential Navas all flying I just can’t see any other outcome. Conclusion away win.
Fulham @ 11/10
Man City @ 8/15
Spurs v Chelsea under 2.5 @ 4/5