Published on January 27th, 2014 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Premiership Predictions – 28-29 January
Tottenham’s victory over Swansea and both teams scoring at Anfield last weekend saw us make substantial profit from our Premier League tips, as we banked both of our free football tips.
Sportingly Better picks out the best Premiership predictions this week, as Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Premiership Betting Tips
Liverpool (1.85) v Everton (4.50); Draw (3.75)
Liverpool recovered from two goals down to maintain their unbeaten start to 2014, after a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
The Reds have kept just three clean sheets in their last 19 matches in the Premier League and the injury to midfield enforcer Lucas will hardly appease matters for Brendan Rodgers side.
Liverpool are still without defenders Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique, whilst the decision to loan out Tiago Ilori to Granada may be ill advised if the Merseyside club pick up any further injuries at the back.
The Reds have won six of their last nine matches in the league to maintain their spot in fourth place, but defeat on Tuesday could see the club being overtaken by both Tottenham and rivals Everton.
Visitors Everton secured a 1-1 draw against the Baggies last Monday to maintain their push for a top-four finish.
The Toffees have lost just one of their last 15 games in the Premier League, but doubts surrounding Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman, Steven Pienaar, Ross Barkley and Sylvain Distin will be less than ideal preparation for the travelling side.
Roberto Martinez has drafted in Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco to boost his options in attack, with Irish winger Aiden McGeady also making the switch to Everton this month.
Liverpool have not lost to Everton in any of their last 15 meetings at Anfield, but despite injuries on both sides, the hosts should again struggle to record a shut-out on Tuesday.
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Sunderland (2.10) v Stoke (3.90); Draw (3.40)
Sunderland moved to within a point of moving out of the drop zone, following a 2-2 draw with Southampton.
The Black Cats rested a host of players during their narrow win over Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup, with Gus Poyet seeing three points at home to Stoke as “the most important thing”.
Sunderland have lost just one of their last seven matches in the Premiership, but no win in five games at the Stadium of Light in the league will be concerning for Sunderland’s new manager who has presided triumphs in the cup competitions.
English winger Adam Johnson has been in encouraging form grabbing four goals in Sunderland’s last two matches in the Premier League, whilst striker Connor Wickham has returned from a successful loan spell at Sheffied Wednesday to boost Gus Poyet’s options in attack.
Opponents Stoke lost for the fourth time in five matches, as relegation rivals Crystal Palace secured a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.
The Potters have shipped 23 goals in their last nine matches in the Premier League, a record that is unlikely to improve given the continued absence of defender Robert Huth.
Stoke have not managed to score in any of their last six matches in the league, with manager Mark Hughes rolling the dice by swapping Kenwyne Jones for Cardiff striker Peter Odemwingie.
Sunderland are undefeated in their last eight matches at home to Stoke in all competitions and Gus Poyet’s side look poised to pick up a vital three points against their poor travelling opponents on Wednesday.
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