Today’s Sports Betting Preview – By Rick Elliott

Posted on 12th January 2019 @ 10:52 am

The Hammers Can Out Gun The Gunners 

Today’s first televised live match is the derby between West Ham and Arsenal at the London Stadium. Both sides have won three, lost two and drawn one of their last six fixtures in all competition. Arsenal’s 5-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield after taking the lead is most damaging and two subsequent wins have been against inferior opponents than today’s rivals. WEST HAM are tipped to win this match at 12/5 with Ladbrokes. 

Chelsea are the shortest priced home team in the seven league fixtures today and look banker material. Their opponents Newcastle have not won in five matches and scored two goals in that run. Chelsea have lost just one of 11 league matches at home though have not won the last two. They have won three of their last four matches with conceding so CHELSEA -1 is the bet at 8/13 with Ladbrokes.  

There are now only two steps before the Super Bowl so there are four Divisional matches over the weekend with a place in the Championship round at stake. The season is now down to the best eight teams and eight will now become four.  

The early match today is Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs. In most statistical areas the Chiefs performed better than the Colts during the regular season and have home field advantage. The hosts would win 25% more of the meetings which equates to a 67% chance of winning the match. However, on that basis the handicap is too big so the COLTS +5.0 is the bet at 10/11 with bet365. 

There is a reverse situation in the second match in that the handicappers have shown Dallas Cowboys too much respect. Playing at LA Rams means they are the correct underdogs but the line has been set too low. Its not an exact science but Divisional records suggests the home team could win by more than 10 points. Therefore, the recommendation is to back the RAMS -7 at 20/23 with bet365.  

Waiting Patiently will not be running in the 32Red Casino Chase at Kempton which takes much of the intrigue from the race. However, a small but select field of five runners are taking part in the Class 1 Listed chase over two miles and four and a half furlongs. On ratings there is very little to choose between joint favourites Charbel and Top Notch. However, on collateral form with Waiting Patiently CHARBEL is the selection at 6/4 with Ladbrokes to prevail. 

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