I actually did the percentage estimates for this weekend over a week ago because I’d forgotten there were no premier league games last week. It’s interesting to see how much the odds have changed in that time and the answer is very little. Hull have shortened a bit away at Cardiff but Aston Villa are now a bigger price away to Newcastle so it’s swings and roundabouts. The Villa price no doubt a reaction to the fact that Newcastle see the return of captain Fabricio Coloccini, top scorer Loic Remy and Cheick Tiote.
The only other notable changes were bigger prices on Stoke (Away at Man City) and Swansea (away at Liverpool). You quite often see big underdogs get bigger closer to kick off and this again shows it’s worth waiting a bit longer on these type of sections just as it’s worth taking shirt price favourites as early as possible.
It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any hangover from the disappointing champion’s league matches for Man City and Arsenal. Both have matches at home that you’d expect them to win but Sunderland are a team in form. Arsenal are set to bring Giroud back into the starting line up but young striker Sanogo definitely gave a good account of himself against Bayern.
City will be more confident having won their last 5 matches at home to Stoke but 1.2 is a tad short considering how they’ve been playing.
Hull Draw no bet to beat Cardiff at 2.0 with Paddy Power.