Premiership Betting Review 1 May 2018

Premiership Betting Review 1 May 2018

Chelsea officially clinched the Premiership on Saturday lunchtime with a​ crushing 3-0 victory over second placed Manchester United. The Blues only needed a​ draw to​ confirm the champions status but William Gallas after five minutes, Joe Cole on 61 and Ricardo Carvalho on 73 sealed victory in​ style as​ Jose Mourinho’s side retained their Premiership trophy at​ 6/5.

Another crucial match in​ the Premiership was Portsmouth’s victory at​ Wigan Athletic. as​ predicted in​ the Walker’s Word column, Pompey’s win at​ the JJB Stadium relegated both Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion in​ what was a​ gloomy day for West Midlands football. Henri Camara gave Wigan the lead after 34 minutes, but Benjamin Mwaruwari’s first goal form the club on 63 and Matt Taylor’s second penalty in​ as​ many weeks on 71 ensured a​ 9/5 away win.

Birmingham City could only muster a​ goalless draw against Newcastle United when only victory could preserve their Premiership status until the final match of​ the season. The draw was available at​ 12/5 before kick-off.

Liverpool went level on points with Manchester United after Saturday’s 3-1 win over struggling Aston Villa. Fernando Morientes opened the scoring after four minutes but Gareth Barry levelled on 58. Captain Steven Gerrard netted on 61 and 65 minutes to​ ensure a​ 3/10 victory for Rafa Benitez’s side.

Tottenham Hotspur tightened their grip on fourth place with a​ 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. Aaron Lennon struck the decisive goal on the hour for the 7/10 Spurs.

Fulham won their first match away from Craven Cottage with a​ last gasp goal at​ Manchester City. Richard Dunne gave City the lead after 69m minutes but Collins John equalised for the Cottagers with six minutes left. Steed Malbranque then fired in​ a​ stoppage time winner to​ secure an​ unlikely victory at​ 3/1 odds.

Alan Curbishley’s last match at​ The Valley as​ manager of​ Charlton Athletic ended in​ defeat as​ they were beaten 2-0 by 8/5 Blackburn Rovers. Steven Reid broke the deadlock two minutes before the break while a​ Chris Powell own goal on 65 put Mark Hughes’ side in​ touching distance of​ UEFA Cup football.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Arsenal made sure Sunderland went the entire season without a​ home win with a​ 3-0 victory at​ the Stadium of​ Light. Arsenal, huge 3/10 favourites before kick-off, scored three goals in​ 14 first half minutes, with a​ Danny Collins own goal on 28, Cesc Fabregas on 38 and Thierry Henry three minutes before the break.

Manchester United edged one point ahead of​ Liverpool as​ they drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at​ Old Trafford. United, heavily odds-on before kick-off, saw Ruud van Nistelrooy miss a​ penalty after 65 minutes and the match ended level at​ 9/2.

Premiership Betting Review 1 May 2018

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