Saturday/Sunday 1-2 March 2014
Saturday 15:00 – Everton v West Ham (Goodison Park) Referee: Jonathan Moss
It is the corner betting statistics that catch the eye in this clash at Goodison Park. There is a very high chance of over 10.5 corners with 83.3% of Everton’s home games and 69.2% of West Ham’s away games producing this result. Games at Goodison this season have an average of 11.3 corners per game and West Ham’s away games have an average of 12.5 corners, so expect a high corner count in this game. Everton can be expected to win the corner battle by a margin of at least +2. Over 10.5 corners – Everton +2 corner margin
15:00 – Fulham v Chelsea (Craven Cottage) Referee: Mark Clattenburg
This is another game with a good chance of over 10.5 corners. Fulham top the corner league with a combined average of 11.8 per game but this figure rises to 12.5 when just their home games are counted. Chelsea’s away games have an average of 11.1 corners per game. The corners should be evenly shared with around 6 each. Over 10.5 corner.
15:00 – Hull City v Newcastle (KC Stadium) Referee: Kevin Friend Look at the corner betting market again in this game but this time go for the under 10.5 market. Newcastle have the lowest corner count in the league with an average of just 8.4 per away game while Hull average just 9.6 corners per home game. As well as a low corner count in this game there is also a good chance of under 35.5 booking points with 69.2% of games involving both teams producing this outcome. Under 10.5 corners – Under 35.5 booking points.
15:00 – Stoke City v Arsenal (Britannia Stadium) Referee: Mike Jones This is another game where under 10.5 corners is the standout bet. 69.2% of Stoke’s home games and 61.5% of Arsenal’s away games fall below this threshold. Games at the Britannia have averaged 9.7 corners so far this season while Arsenal’s away matches have averaged 9.5. Expect both teams to win between 4 and 5 corners. Under 10.5 corners
15:00 – Southampton v Liverpool (St. Mary’s Stadium) Referee: Lee Probert
As Liverpool are involved then we just have to look at goals in the game. The league’s top scorers average 2.2 goals on the road and 77% of their away games have produced over 2.5 goals. Southampton score an average of 1.6 goals per home game, so over 2.5 looks like the best goal betting option. Daniel Sturridge should also be considered as an anytime goal scorer as his prolific run continues. Over 2.5 goals – Sturridge AGS Sunday
16:30 – Aston Villa v Norwich (Villa Park) Referee: Anthony Taylor
This is a meeting of two low scoring teams and the stats point towards under 2.5 goals in this game. 61.5% of the respective games between these teams have fallen below this level. The same percentage of games involving these teams have produced over 35.5 booking points. Under 2.5 goals – Over 35.5 booking points.
16:30 – Swansea v Crystal Palace (Liberty Stadium) Referee: Mike Dean This game has quite a good chance of over 10.5 corners with Swansea averaging 11.0 per home game and Palace averaging 11.6 on the road. The home side should win the corner battle convincingly with a margin of at least +3. Over 2.5 corners – Swansea +3 corner margin
15:00 – Spurs v Cardiff (White Hart Lane) Referee: Phil Dowd
This game should be another low scoring encounter with both teams recording below 2.5 goals in 61.5% of their matches. Tottenham can also be expected to receive the most bookings as they have a total of 23 yellows and 2 reds to their name while playing at home. Compare this to Cardiff, who have received just 14 cautions on the road all season. Under 2.5 goals – Spurs most bookings.
Recommended bookmaker; Bet365.