A strong second half showing from Liverpool secured them a 2-1 victory and all three points from embattled Swansea in Saturday’s early kick-off.
It was yet another loss this season for under-fire Swans boss Francesco Guidolin, who was the clear favourite in the Premier League sack race until this morning when news of his rumoured removal came true. Former USA national coach Bob Bradley has taken over at Swansea with immediate effect.
We did tell you Liverpool would concede at some stage, but ultimately go on to win the game and so it proved to be the case.
Swansea’s top scorer this season Leroy Fer opened the scoring in the eighth minute for his side. The big Dutch man pounced on a Mike van der Hoorn’s knock down at a corner to poke the ball home and give the Swans the perfect start.
After a terrible first half, whatever Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said in the dressing room worked as Liverpool came out a different team after the break. It only took nine minutes for Roberto Firmino to level matters with a header from a delicious volleyed Jordan Henderson cross.
The Brazilian was then fouled for a penalty with six minutes left on the clock and it was left to the steady James Milner to net the winner– his fourth successful spot kick of the campaign.
The shot of Fer to score first, but Liverpool to win 2-1 was available at odds of 125/1 and four fantastic punters landed the bet, including one who turned £3.33 into a sweet £419.58.
This one went right down to the wire, but Arsenal didn’t leave down punters in the end at 4/11 yesterday.
On the weekend Arsene Wenger celebrated 20 years at the Gunners, his charges delivered the perfect gift for him in the 92nd minute at Turf Moor, but it was controversial.
After tolling in front of goal for most of the contest, thanks to a gritty Burnley performance, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny bundled the ball into the net with ten seconds remaining. However, Burnley fans were left enraged by the decision to allow the goal to stand, as the ball appeared to strike Koscielny’s hand on the way in.
Our punters and Wenger will take it though. The Gunners closed the gap to Man City at the top of the table to two points thanks to the result.
Happy anniversary Arsene!
Things haven’t really been going Jose Mourinho’s in recent weeks and a late Joe Allen goal will make the international break a long couple of weeks for the Man United supremo.
United were huge favourites beforehand for a home victory against a struggling Stoke at 3/10, but couldn’t secure it despite utterly dominating proceedings.
The Red Devils had a total of 20 shots at goal to Stoke’s seven and finally took the lead in the 69th minute when Antony Martial netted a lovely curling drive into the top corner.
However, punters will have been cursing Allen who took full advantage with eight minutes left to capitalise on a mistake from United ‘keeper David De Gea.
There was never really much doubt in this one and the Premier League’s top shooter Diego Costa stepped up to the mark again for punters on Saturday.
Hull put up great resistance for an hour, but were finally undone by Antonio Conte’s men a minute later as William hammered home the opener after some good work from Costa.
Costa would have his moment a six minutes later when a blocked shot from Nemanja Matić rolled in his direction. The Blues frontman wasted no time slamming the ball into the top bin to seal a victory for the Blues.
19 punters had the 6/5 wincast of a Chelsea win with Costa scoring anytime, with one making himself a nifty €225 for his weekend.
Unluckily for our bettors they didn’t have a sniff at this coming in at a huge 200/1.
Bournemouth went to Vicarage Road on the back of a wonderful home success over Everton the previous week and only needed just over a half hour to open the scoring through 6/1 shot Callum Wilson.
Watford talisman Troy Deeney levelled matters on 51st minutes, but the revved-up Cherries retook the lead through super-sub Joshua King’s strike 11 minutes later.
The beautifully named Isaac Success rescued a point for the Hornets in the 65th minute with a lovely glancing header – the 2-2 come in for 40 customers at 12/1.
13 other punters for their part had Wilson scoring first as well, but sadly not one of them put in a 200/1 scorecast.