After a couple of weeks off from Home Heroes duty, I have returned with a renewed sense of vigour, ready to pick up a timely financial boost by backing Manchester United, Everton and Southampton to all win on their own patches against Norwich City, Reading and QPR respectively.
United boast a great record against the Canaries at Old Trafford, while the Toffees have never lost a league game to Reading at Goodison Park and Southampton’s great recent home form should see them through against Harry Redknapp’s poor travellers.
New customers to bwin who sign up online qualify for a free £20 bet and using that to back this week’s Home Heroes banker treble will return £63.65 if successful – and here’s why our top trio all make sense.
Manchester United to beat Norwich @ 3/10
Premier League leaders Manchester United have lost only one home game all season and, as we approach spring time, we are also approaching the time of year when Fergie’s men usually hit top form.
That can only be ominous for Chris Hughton’s Norwich as they visit the toughest away venue in the top flight on Saturday.
The Canaries haven’t won away from home in the Premier League since the start of December and they haven’t won at Old Trafford since 1989 – 24 years ago.
On top of that, they have averaged just one point per game in 2013 and on Saturday they face a side who have won seven and drawn one in the league during the same period.
With a title to be won, United shouldn’t slip up on home soil. Expect a comfortable Reds triumph.
Everton to beat Reading @ 9/25
Reading’s 2013 revival seems to have hit the buffers after five wins in seven games at the turn of the year gave way to three straight defeats in all competitions in February.
The Royals have lost ten of 13 on the road so far, drawing two and winning just once. That is a grand total of just five points from a possible 39 away from home so far, and that doesn’t look like changing against an Everton side who have been typically solid at Goodison Park this term.
David Moyes’ men have lost just once on home soil all campaign, winning six and drawing six. They have never lost a league game at home to Reading in their history and that is a run that I expect them to continue on Saturday.
Southampton to beat QPR @ 4/5
When Southampton replaced Nigel Adkins with Mauricio Pochettino, many people predicted that relegation would be the inevitable consequence.
By the same token, when QPR replaced Mark Hughes with Harry Redknapp, most people predicted that survival would ensue.
As it has turned out, the opposite now looks likely.
QPR’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday was their sixth consecutive match without a win and left them stranded at the foot of the table.
They have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League games and they have just one away win to their name in the league all season.
Southampton, on the other hand, beat Manchester City 3-1 in their last home game and haven’t lost at St Mary’s in 2013, securing more-than-respectable draws with Arsenal and Everton, as well as their victory over the champions.
They remain outside the relegation zone and look great bets to sink yet another nail into QPR’s coffin with a win on Saturday.