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Premiership Soccer Betting – Matchday 4 Preview

Premiership Betting – Matchday 4 Preview & Odds (Sep 13-15).

Premiership betting markets have been rocked by a series of big stories so early in the new Premiership season. Kevin Keegan has walked out on Newcastle United after just 8 months back at the club, Alan Curbishley similarly quit West Ham while Man City has been taken over by the Abu Dhabu United Group who, with estimated net worth of several hundred billion pounds, are promising to make it the biggest club in the world. With such resources City could buy their way into the title race, having already plucked Robinho from under Chelsea\’s nose, but the Blues remain favourites in the outright Premiership betting market at Best Sportsbook, pricing Chelsea 2.250* ahead of Man Utd 2.850*.

Robinho Makes Debut Against Chelsea.

As fate would have it Chelsea travel to Eastlands this Saturday to face the team that gazumped them for the signature of Real Madrid reject, Robinho. The Brazilian international\’s signing for $60 milion was an immediate show of intent by Man City\’s new owners, the Abu Dhabu Group. Robinho will link up with compatriots, Elano and Jo, along with Shawn Wright-Philips, returning from an unsuccessful spell at the visitors, Chelsea. More than anyone the diminutive winger will want to prove a point on Saturday.

Chelsea come to the City of Manchester Stadium defending top spot in the Premier League, ahead of Liverpool who play Man Utd at lunchtime. Felipe Scolari is definitely without Michael Essien, injured on international duty, and the Brazilian coach will be hoping the remainder of his squad return safely from international duty. The form book speaks strongly in Chelsea\’s favour, as the Londoners have won the last six meeting of the clubs without conceding, but what impact might Robinho have on his debut in laser blue? Sportsbook make the away side favourites on an Premiership Asian Handicap priced to less than 102%: Man City 1.775 (+0.5 & +1)* Chelsea 2.190 (-0.5 & -1)* – a market priced to less than 102%.

Clash of Titans at Anfield

The first big clash of the Premiership\’s \’big four\’ takes place at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime, when the Liverpool host Champions, Man Utd. The Pool look to be without their two key players, Fernando Torres recovering from a hamstring tear and captain, Steven Gerrard who has had minor groin surgery. The Red Devils may field Dimitar Berbatov, finally signed after protracted discussion with Spurs, though Ronaldo is still injured, and doubts persist about Rio Ferdinand\’s fitness. Alex Ferguson\’s side has a tremendous record in this fixture, winning in eight of the last nine encounters, conceding just once. Sportbook make United favourites on their Premiership Asian Handicap betting off a level handicap: Liverpool 2.070*, Manchester United 1.862*.

Go to Sportsbook for a host of Premiership betting specials including two way corners, and yellow card betting markets for all the weekend fixtures, priced to less than 102%, while on Friday\’s from 2pm CET, Premiership Asian Handicaps are priced as low as 102%.

To add even further excitement to betting on the Premiership, Sportsbook low margin pricing has also been applied to the new live Soccer betting markets for the Premier League, with 1.95/1.95 style live Asian Handicap pricing and in-running Total goals betting.