Chelsea keep the top stop after the mid week games. They held their position after beating Birmingham 3 goals to nil. Manchester United where out of the running this week as they where tied up fighting a local Derby with Man City.
Carlo Ancellotti’s leed is weakening…they are only 1 point ahead of Manchester United. With Wayne Rooney playing a top form Ancellotti’s men must be worried.
Arsenal drew 0-0 at Aston Villa miid week.
Tottenham have opened up a 3 point gap between themselves and the
chasing pack for 4th place. While they were beating Fulham 2-0 at
home, Liverpool held 0-0 at Wolves.
Bolton moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over
Burnley. Owen Coyle’s new side are now in 15th place. That defeat
for Burnley saw them drop into the bottom 3. Bottom of the table
Portsmouth drew 1-1 at home to West Ham – Avram Grant’s side are
now 5 points off safety.
So what’s happening at the Bridge? Overs Overs Overs
A look at the results of Chelsea’s match against Birmingham reveals some high corner numbers. With Chelsea winning 8 corners and Birmingham winning 3 (a total of 11). This is not the only result that indicates theat Chelsea are corner kings. Everyone knows they play attacking football.
Here are some figures. 9 of Chelsea’s 12 home games have gone Over
10.5 Corners and 8 of Birmingham’s 11 away games have gone Over
10.5 Corners this season.
Who are Chelsea they playing this weekend? Burnley. 5.30pm kick off.
Lets have a look at what opportunities there are this weekend.
Man City v Portsmouth
Pos. Pld W D L Pts
Man City 6th 21 10 8 3 38
Portsmouth 20th 21 4 3 14 15
Both these teams match up well in the corners department…
17 of Man City’s 21 (80%) games have gone Over 10.5 Corners
15 of Portsmouth’s 21 (71%) games have gone Over 10.5 Corners
80% (8/10) of Man City’s home games have gone Over 10.5
70% (7/10) of Portsmouth’s away games have gone Over 10.5
Both Man City and Portsmouth win lots of corners when playing at home. Man City are on 12.3 corners on average and Portsmouth win 11.6 corners on average. A recipe for a free over corners football bet to make the game a bit more exciting.
These two teams met at Fratton Park in August – Man City won 1-0
and the game produced a total of 14 corners.