The Dark Dyson (@DarkDyson) returns with three more Asian Handicap bets for the weekend.
Southampton v Leicester | Saturday 15:00
After opposing Saints more than once this season, I’m switching sides this weekend, but it’s not a long term change as I still think they’ll crumble when facing top level opponents.
Leicester are not top level opponents, in fact come May they won’t even be Premier League level! After a promising start reality has kicked in and with just one point and two goals from their last five games, it’s looking like a long hard winter ahead for the Foxes.
They’ve scored just one goal away from home and with Saints sitting pretty in second place, with four wins and a draw from their five home games, not to mention the 15 goals they’ve notched at St Mary’s, another comfortable win is on the cards.
I’m taking Southampton -1.25 at 21/20 with Bet365 and fully expect to be banking a full profit, although victory by just a single goal will only mean a half loss at worst.
West Ham v Aston Villa | Saturday 15:00
The Hammers are another team who I’ve been wary of so far this season, but after their impressive recovery from two down at Stoke to claim a point, this weekend is a great opportunity to profit from their fantastic run of form.
Aston Villa showed signs of returning to form last week against Spurs, before they shot themselves in the foot with Christian Benteke’s red card and two late goals, which extended their losing run to six games.
With Benteke out suspended and Diafra Sakho returning for West Ham, backing the Londoners -0.75 at 39/40 with Bet365 holds great appeal, as all but one of Villa’s defeats this season have been by two or more goals. We need that trend to continue for a full win but, even a single goal margin would give us half a win and that shouldn’t be a problem for Big Sam’s men.
QPR V Manchester City | Saturday 17:30 | Sky Sports 1
As you can tell by now, I like to back value on teams in form and so despite the relative league positions of these two teams, I have to be backing QPR +1 at 17/14 with BetVictor to add to the misery of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City.
The champions are in disarray after a shocking defeat at home to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night and with David Silva still missing through injury, they have struggled to break down defences.
Meanwhile, QPR have finally started playing like a proper team and with Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin up front they should cause plenty of problems for City’s nervous backline.
The Loftus Road atmosphere will be electric as usual and although I can’t see QPR winning the match, a draw is within their capabilities and that’s all we need for a full win on our bet.