Premier League Round Up 09/21/2013 Free Soccer Picks and Previews
Premier League Round Up
Saturday 21st September 2013 15:00 (GMT)
The Line: Newcastle 5/6 Draw 5/2 Hull 7/2 : West Ham 21/10 Draw 9/4 Everton 7/5: Norwich 7/5 Draw 9/4 Aston Villa 2/1 See the Latest Odds
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Norwich vs Aston Villa (12:45 GMT)
Aston Villa struggled last weekend against an improving Newcastle side and Paul Lambert was visibly frustrated by his side's inept performance. Aston Villa while having a good start to the season performance wise have not picked up any points since beating Arsenal on the opening day, three loses in a row and a tough trip to Carrow Road to take on a Norwich side that have been very good at home. Chris Hughton's side were impressive at home last season and have started well at home again. Norwich spent some money in the summer bringing in Van Wolfswinkel and i think the dutchman can fire the canaries to victory at home today. Christian Benteke has scored four goals in four games so far this year and the Belgian internation is the shining light for Aston Villa. He's proved too hard to handle for most defence's this year and I think Norwich could struggle to handle him today. I'm taking both teams to score here. On the side's I think Norwich will sneak the win.
Pick: Both teams to score
Newcastle United vs Hull(15:00 GMT)
Steve Bruce and Hull CIty Tigers have struggled a little on their travels but then again they have played Chelsea and Manchester cCity two of the best teams in the Premier League. Traveling to St James Gate to take on Newcastle will be a daunting taks for the newly promoted side. Hull have struggled to score goals thus far netting just two in their four outings so far and losing both away games two to nothing. Newcastle since struggling early and losing badly to Manchester City on the opening weekend are unbeaten in three and were very impressive in beating Aston Villa last weekend. Alan Pardew's side appear to be putting together some form and with players like Ben Arfa, Remy and Cisse all capable of producing moments of magic to win games individually I really like this Newcastle side at the moment.
Pick: Newcastle to win
West Ham United vs Everton(15:00)
West Ham have an injury crisis at the moment with andy Carroll, Joe Cole and Stewart Downing all out injured, that leaves the hammers lacking on creative talent and goalscorers. Sam Allardyce has turned to former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison and the young man looked composed and full of running and ability last week against Southampton but the end product wasnt quite there. Last week it took an inspired performance by Jussi Jaaskelinan to get a point for West Ham and I think today might need a similar performance from the goalkeeper if WEst Ham are to get anything from this game with Everton. After three draw Everton got a much needed win against Chelsea last weekend. Manager Roberto Martinez was delighted with his side's win last weekend and Everton have been playing some really good football of late. Late transfer window signings James Mccarthy Lukaku and Gareth Barry will be just gettign comfortable in their new side and I think today Everton will get a big win at Upton Park.
Pick: Everton to win