Premier League Round Up 12/07/2013 Free Soccer Picks and Previews
Premier League Round Up
Saturday 7th December 2013 15:00(GMT)
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Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City
Crystal Palace's win last monday against West Ham has given the team belief and hope and has brought them off the bottom and only three points from safety. Tony Pulis may have the magic touch and may get the Eagles to believe they can get out of the relegation zone. Tomorrow however I think we see a really tight tense game between two teams that in my opinion are destined to battle for relegation this year. I think we see a low scoring affair here and wouldnt be surprised to see this one finish goal less. I'm taking the unders either way. Five of Palace's seven home games have gone under the 2.5 mark and five of Cardiff's seven away games have gone under the mark.
Pick: (2 Units) Under 2.5 goals
Stoke City vs Chelsea
Jose Mourhino's Chelsea went to Sunderland and won and according to their portugese manager it was their best away performance of the season. He is probably correct but the defending at times was just desperate and the conceded three goals to a goal shy Sunderland. A trip to theBritannia to take on Stoke is hardly something Chelsea will be relishing. I think Stoke have been a little unlucky not to pick up more points recently. Mark Hughes will want to inspire his team to be tough to beat against his Old Club and I wouldnt expect anything less than 100% from Stoke when they face the star studded Chelsea.I think Chelsea probably sneak a win here but I fancy stoke to be able to keep it close for at least an hour. Taking the draw at half time at +110.
Pick: ( 3 Units) Draw at halftime
Southampton vs Manchester City
A game that pitches two great footballing minds against each other is building up to be a cracker. Southampton have been one of the stories of the season so far but they face a Manchester City team that is finally starting to find some Rhythm adn that could spell disaster for the rest of the league. Sergio Aguero is on fire at the moment notching seven goals in his last seven games. I think Southampton wont be afraid of playing Manchester City and having lost two in a row I think there is added incentive for this Saints team to really give it a go tomorrow. I think City havent quite gotten through their away day blues either yet. And for my money I think Southampton can open up City. Likewise though I think City will be able to get at southampton. This should work out to an open game and for that reason I am taking over 2.5 goals.
Pick: ( 2 Units) Over 2.5 goals (1 Unit over 3.5 goals)