This week’s Home Heroes banker treble relies on victories for Swansea City over QPR, Chelsea over Wigan Athletic and Liverpool over West Brom, but the reasons for including each of the trio are very different.
Chelsea should beat the Latics at Stamford Bridge based on their historic domination of the fixture, while Swansea should get past QPR based on statistics from this season alone.
Liverpool, on the other hand, should see off West Brom after recently leapfrogging them in the Premier League table.
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Swansea to beat QPR @ 4/5
Harry Redknapp has a reputation as a great wheeler-dealer (just don’t say it to his face) but he was the transfer window’s biggest spender and now the pressure is on him to start turning around QPR’s fortunes.
However, the news that one of his big-money captures, Loic Remy, faces up to two months on the sidelines with a groin injury will come as a huge blow to the London club and limits their chances of taking anything from a Swansea side who trounced them 5-0 on the opening day of the season.
Rangers have won just two of their last 11 games and haven’t scored in their last two consecutive matches.
Swansea, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last six home games in all competitions and although four of them have resulted in draws, they have come against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal twice, which is no mean feat.
With the Rs possessing just one away win in the whole campaign to date, it is difficult to see how their luck can change in this one. A home win looks likely again.
Chelsea to beat Wigan @ 17/50
Chelsea might be on a poor run under Rafael Benitez but on Saturday, they face a side who they have enjoyed total dominance over in recent times.
The Blues have won the last six encounters between the sides, including an 8-0 trouncing at Stamford Bridge in 2010 and a thumping 6-0 win at the JJB Stadium three months later.
Wigan have notched just one goal in those six games and it was scored by Mohamed Diame, a player who is no longer at the club.
Although Chelsea haven’t won in their last four games, all of them have been away from home and they won their last home game, beating Arsenal 2-1.
The visitors have won just once in their last ten Premier League games and may have to do without captain Gary Caldwell, who missed Scotland’s midweek match against Estonia – which this punter correctly predicted the Scots would win – due to injury.
With that in mind, Benitez’s men should get back to winning ways in this one.
Liverpool to beat West Brom @ 17/50
It seems a long time ago that Steve Clarke’s West Brom were challenging for the Champions League positions in the Premier League.
The Baggies are yet to win a game in 2013 having gone eight without a win in all competitions since the turn of the year.
That run includes six defeats, three of which have come on their own patch, as they have fallen to a mid-table league position, being leapfrogged by Monday night’s opponents Liverpool.
Doubts persist over the future of Peter Odemwingie following his transfer deadline day shenanigans and it remains to be seen how the negativity will affect his team mates, who are already suffering from a lack of confidence.
Liverpool secured successive away draws with Manchester City and Arsenal in their last two games and have won their last three games at Anfield, against Fulham, Sunderland and Norwich, 4-0, 3-0 and 5-0 respectively.
They also beat West Brom in the last meeting between the sides (a Capital One Cup tie at the Hawthorns in September), so the upward momentum is very much with them and they look good for all three points.