Manchester City belittled Newcastle United 3-1, utterly in line with the majority of the football betting tips. The result meant that the reigning champions stayed within two wins of the league leaders and Newcastle slipped to just two points away from the dreaded relegation zone.
Chelsea’s match against Southampton was postponed because Chelsea were busy being beaten to a first trophy under Rafa Benitez by Brazilian side Corinthians in the Club World Cup final over in Japan. There’re no prizes for guessing who the football betting tips reckon will make the most out of this game in hand.
Stoke kept their unbeaten home record intact when they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Everton on Saturday. West Brom and West Ham played out the only other tied game in the league last weekend in a dull no score bore of a draw.
The most unwelcome record in football came to an end when Adel Taarabt’s brace finished off Queens Park Rangers’ record-breaking winless start to a Premier League season. QPR beat Fulham in an engaging London derby, that helped lift ‘arry’s boys off the foot of the table.
That little team that doesn’t know it’s a little team Norwich, put on a fine display and beat Wigan 2-1 to extend their unbeaten league run to 10 games, their best ever run that puts them only two points shy of a place in the top four.
The Merseyside football betting tips and Liverpool FC were left scratching their heads after their hopes of a top-four finish were dealt a large blow with a home defeat at the hands of the erstwhile struggling Aston Villa. Liverpool went behind, against the run of play when Christian Benteke put the ball in off the post, then Andreas Weimann got Villa’s second and Benteke made it three from close range before Steven Gerrard netted a (nothing but consolation) goal. It may have been just the second defeat in 12 games for Liverpool but will serve as a reality check to their optimism.
Arsenal started to forget the Capital One Cup humiliation (that loss on penalties to League Two Bradford City) with an impressive 5-2 win at Reading. The Gunners were four up on the hour mark and there was to be no come back for the side at the foot of the table, despite goals from Adam Le Fondre and Jimmy Kebe in the space of five minutes.
Arsenal have now won all of their 11 competitive matches that they have played against Reading.
At the other end of the table Manchester United put on a real display at Old Trafford against Sunderland, to ensure they will top the Premier League table come Christmas thanks in part to Saturday’s 3-1 victory.
But that’s hardly a surprise for anyone that’s been following the football betting tips.