When compiling prices for this weekend’s fixtures, the bwin odds masters seemingly didn’t take ‘the year of the away team’ into consideration.
The abnormal success visiting sides have savoured this season is a phenomenon we at news.bwin have been banging on about for a long time and, based on the results in midweek, it’s anything but dead as we enter the final ten matches of the campaign.
Swansea’s win at Arsenal was the standout result of matchweek 28 and proves the away sides are still a force any punter would be foolish to overlook.
Judging by the weekend’s odds, however, this is exactly what the bookies have done.
A spate of short-price hosts has opened the door for opportunistic wager makers to cop a fortune, with a 137/1 treble especially eye-catching. Here’s how you nab a piece of the pie:
West Ham to beat Everton @ 4/1
The Irons’ record at Goodison Park ain’t great, but they’re steeped in value here.
Only Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have been beat in front of the faithful more than Roberto Martinez’s men and, despite a recent upturn in form, they proved their prone to a slip up when allowing a hapless West Brom to plunder all three points last month.
With just two losses since mid-November, West Ham are a great bet here.
Norwich City to beat Swansea City @ 31/10
The case for the Canaries isn’t as concrete, but their record versus their next opponents is pretty impressive, having lost just one of seven Premier League meetings, four of which they won.
With two home wins since August, the Swans are far from formidable, despite being odds-on for victory.
Sunderland to beat Southampton @ 23/4
Saints’ star strikers Charlie Austin and Shane Long are in the sick bay, which grants the Black Cats the chance for a rare clean sheet.
They haven’t kept one in 15 across all competitions, but against a team who had only registered multiple goals in two of their previous 11 and shorn of chief scoring sources, they can end the run.
With Southampton’s shut-out streak at an end, Sunderland can inflict a third straight defeat on Ronald Koeman’s troops.