Five bets to follow for the weekend – Industry experts provide their exclusive predictions

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    4 Mar 2011 13:10:00

    EPL ; Avram Grant, West Ham United v Arsenal(getty Images)

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    Alan Thompson
    Professional Gambler & Betfair Trader
    Website: Tipstar

    Most Recent Tip: Both teams to score (Wigan – Man Utd) 
    Result: Wigan 0-4 Man Utd

    One of the biggest matches of the Premier League season is the North West derby between Liverpool and Manchester United. Last time at Anfield it was Liverpool who came out as 2-0 winners. This season, United’s away record isn’t perhaps as good as you would expect from a team sitting on top of the table. Their 4-0 win at Wigan on Saturday was just their fourth League victory on the road (Blackpool have won 5) and they have previously struggled in high-profile fixtures, having drawn 0-0 at Tottenham and Manchester City and of course defeated at Chelsea this week. This could be another tough away day for United.

    Match Odds: Liverpool 2.70, Draw 3.20, Man Utd 2.40

    Tips: Back Draw @ 3.20 / Back Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60Bet Now

    JD
    Goal.com’s Betting Blogger
    Website: JD Football Betting

    Most Recent Tip: Over 2.5 goals, Wolves – Blackpool  
    Result: Wolves 4-0 Blackpool

    West Ham will be desperate to follow up their excellent victory last weekend against Liverpool with another three points against Stoke. For me, the key to their survival will be scoring goals as they will always be leaky defensively. They have plenty of attacking options with the likes of Ba, Cole in good form and will be confident of defeating a Stoke side who were poor on Monday night against WBA. The 2.15 on a home victory is worth a bet in what should be an entertaining match.

    I am also offering readers an opportunity to avail of all my tips and advice this weekend only, so if you have an interest in making some money this weekend, contact me directly on [email protected].

    Match Odds: West Ham 2.15, Draw 3.20, Stoke 3.10

    Tip: West Ham to win @ 2.15 Bet Now

    Michael Yokhin, Goal.com’s International Football Analyst
    Most Recent Tip: Over 4.5 goals, Peterborough – Tranmere Rovers
    Result: Peterborough 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

    Two weeks ago our tip on many goals in a Peterborough game didn’t work – there were “only” 3 scored, but that shouldn’t make us afraid to try again. The team with the league’s best attack and second-worst defence is always bound to produce a goal-fiest, and versus Exeter the chances are even better, since the hosts are also exhibiting a nice attacking style.

    There is an average of 3.25 goals in Exeter’s away games and an amazing 5.13 goals a game ratio in the Posh’s home matches. Given the good form of Peterborough since Darren Ferguson’s return, a simple bet on home win is also an option to consider.

    Match Odds: Peterborough 1.73, Draw 4.00, Exeter 4.33

    Tips: Over 4.5 goals (4.33), Peterborough to win (1.73), Peterborough to score 4 or more (6.00).Bet Now

    Nikos Tsagkatakis
    Titan Bet Sports Trader
    Website: Titan Bet

    Most Recent Tip:  Rochdale level ball V Walsall
    Result: Walsall 0-0 Rochdale

    We turn our attention to France this week as Lorient take on Nancy. Unbeaten in 12 games at home in a run that stretches back to last September they take on Nancy who are enduring a poor run losing four of their last five.

    Nancy are just above the relegation zone and will have a task on their hands to get anything from this game. Lorient have held their own against plenty of the French elite this season and the lines are inviting on them racking up another three points. Punters can opt for the -0.75 handicap but a straightforward home win looks a safe bet at 1.80.

    Match Odds: Lorient 1.80, Draw 3.25, Nancy 4.20

    Tip: Lorient to win @ 1.80 Bet Now

    Pete Nordsted
    Professional Sports Trader
    Website: Premier Betting

    Most Recent Tips: Three draws between Wolves – Blackpool, Everton – Sunderland, West Ham – Liverpool
    Results: Wolves 4-0 Blackpool, Everton 2-0 Sunderland, West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

    Last weekend unfortunately we drew a blank so let’s hope we can get back in the saddle with this week’s Premiership action.
     
    The match with the biggest draw bias is West Ham v Stoke.

    Record of teams of West Ham’s grading against teams of Stoke’s grading reads W13 D8 L8. West Ham’s recent home record against teams of Stoke’s grading is W2 D3 L3.
     
    Stoke’s recent away record against teams of West Ham’s grading is W2 D5 L3. Head to Head recent record at West Ham reads West Ham 3 Draw 0 Stoke 2.
     
    West Ham have drawn 2 of their last 5 home matches. Stoke have drawn 0 of their last 5 away matches.

    Match Odds: West Ham 2.15, Draw 3.20, Stoke 3.10

    Tip: West Ham v Stoke Draw @ 3.20 Bet Now
     
    The other draws I will be backing this weekend are Newcastle v Everton (3.20) and Fulham v Blackburn (3.40)

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