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Friday 19th October 2018

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  • Stats for the weekend…
  • Chelsea v Man Utd…
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Stats for the weekend…

The Premier League returns from the International break, and the big game is undoubtedly Chelsea v Man Utd

The lunchtime kick-off is live on Sky Sports (Saturday, 12,30pm) and sees Jose Mourinho returning to his old club.

Let’s take a look at some of the stats for the big game, taken from the members-only zone on my Across the Leagues website:

  • Goals – on the season to date Head-2-Head, this game is a 75% Home v 75% Away match-up for Both Teams to Score. However, only 3 of the last 10 meetings between Chelsea & Man Utd in all comps have seen goals at both ends…
  • Corners – both teams have strong corner-winning form, with matching 88% records for Most Corners bets this season (7 out of 8 Premier League games)…
  • Cards & Booking Points – while those Goals and Corners trends look to cancel each other out, the Most Cards stats points squarely to the Away team. Chelsea haven’t got the Most Cards in any of their 8 league games this season, and in none of their last 5 meetings v Man Utd. In comparison, Man Utd have got the Most Cards in 3 out of 4 Away games this season. United have received a total of 14 Yellow Cards, to just 5 for Chelsea… 

Different bookies call this bet by different names. At Skybet, William Hill and Boylesports, it’s ‘Team with Most Booking Points’

At Bet365, NetBet and 10Bet, it’s the ‘0 Card Handicap’ or ‘-0.5 Card Handicap’

While the likes of 888 Sport and Unibet use the straight-up ‘Most Cards’

You’ll get around 8/13 (1.62) for Man Utd this weekend. The Bet365 option is 4/6 (1.67). The best price is 5/7 (1.71) with NetBet.

Booking Points bets explained (eg. William Hill, Skybet, Boylesports):

Yellow Card = 10 pts
Red Card = 25 pts
Max. for one player in a game = 35 pts (eg. 2 Yellows resulting in a Red)

Cards bets explained (eg. Bet365, 888 Sport, Unibet, NetBet, 10Bet):

Yellow Card = 1 Card
Red Card = 2 Cards
Max. for one player in a game = 3 Cards (eg. 2 Yellows resulting in a Red)

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Every week I also share my predictions here, along with those of Paul Merson on Sky Sports and Mark Lawrenson on the BBC. Here are this weekend’s:

Chelsea v Man Utd 1-1 3-1 1-1
Bournemouth v Southampton 3-1 1-1 2-1
Cardiff v Fulham 1-1 2-1 1-2
Man City v Burnley 3-0 3-0 3-0
Newcastle v Brighton 2-1 1-0 2-0
West Ham v Tottenham 0-2 1-1 1-1
Wolves v Watford 2-0 2-1 2-0
Huddersfield v Liverpool 0-2 0-3 0-2
Everton v Crystal Palace 2-1 2-0 2-0
Arsenal v Leicester 3-1 3-1 2-0

I’ll be back next week with more stats & predictions for you. Enjoy the football...


Ones to Watch next week…

Our tennis analyst Tom Wilson is on a roll…

  • Last week he picked out a 4/1 match winner in Shanghai, and a 10/1 Each Way finalist in Hong Kong
  • Last month Tom landed a 19/1 tournament winner in Tashkent

And going into today’s tennis, members of Tom’s Ones to Watch service have got a 22/1 shot in the Moscow semi finals…

“You're absolutely amazing Tom, simply the best in your uncanny knowledge of tennis…”
- Brian

“Tom, Thank you so much for the tips. Your knowledge of the sport is commendable…”
- Gwyn

The autumn tennis continues next week with the prestigious WTA World Tour Finals in Singapore, plus tournaments in Vienna and Basel. Last year Tom named a 25/1 winner at the Vienna event!

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Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Oliver Upstone

Across the Leagues Extra


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