Stuart Garlick

Premier League Preview - Match Day 12

Premier League Preview - Match Day 12

It’s getting into the colder and darker months, and there are plenty of struggling teams in need of Premier League points. Will they get them in the upcoming weekend’s round of games? The best chance for bottom-half teams comes with tough European matches for last season’s top six. Let’s look into the matches that may have you letting off fireworks in your garden in celebration, and those that are more likely to have your house looking like Mario Balotelli’s bathroom. …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 11

Premier League Preview - Match Day 11

We’ve already seen a slew of managerial casualties in the Premier League, and the rumour is that Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, once considered to be an unimpeachable figure, might be next. Though many supporters may feel a moment of schadenfreude at this, it ought to be remembered that the Portuguese is going through a difficult time personally, as his father is ill, and this may go some way to explaining his, and his team’s, erratic behaviour this season. Chelsea must face …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 10

Premier League Preview - Match Day 10

It seems like a lot of teams’ Premier League form has turn on its head in recent games, with those sides showing early promise finding the going far tougher than had initially been anticipated, and some of the early strugglers finally getting the wheels on their wagons. Aston Villa and Swansea City meet on Saturday with noises already coming from the rumour mill suggesting that Villa boss Tim Sherwood might be replaced by David Moyes if a home win against …
Premier League: Week 9 Preview

Premier League: Week 9 Preview

You probably know everything you want to know about the teams at the very top of the Premier League, as they're all over the sports pages most days. However, there are other teams that have the capability to get impressive results against common expectation and net you excellent returns on your bets. We look at some of the fixtures on the fringes of the Premier League this weekend, which you should be looking at for their value. Watford vs. Arsenal, …
Chelsea Title Hopes Done? Next Manager to be Sacked?

Chelsea Title Hopes Done? Next Manager to be Sacked?

A lot of the predictions we all made at the start of the season need to be updated based on the evidence of the Premier League's first eight games, which have brought celebration or frustration, depending on who you support. Let's look at some of the odds on offer for whole-season bets, searching for the best possible value. Outright Winner For Chelsea, the game looks to be up as far as retaining the Premier League title goes. Of course there …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 8

Premier League Preview - Match Day 8

Last weekend's games showed the resilience of a number of Premier League teams, and the difficulties faced by others which either do not have the resources or fighting spirit of their rivals. We take a look at what next week's games promise. Saturday brings an encounter between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion that will be intriguing for bettors. Palace have been excellent away from home, as shown in the win last Sunday over Watford, but fail to get the …
Premier League Preview for Matchday Seven

Premier League Preview for Matchday Seven

Last weekend in the Premier League saw Manchester City fall to its first defeat of the domestic season against West Ham United, while the red rival from across the city, Manchester United, closed in. What will next weekend bring? Here are some thoughts from BookieSmash. Things don't get easier for City next weekend; the runners-up from last season take a trip to White Hart Lane, where Spurs are the opponents in what is sure to be a demanding game for …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 6

Premier League Preview - Match Day 6

A shock defeat of last season's Premier League-winning team, a debut goal for Manchester United's new striker, a Watford goal... last weekend in the Premier League had it all. What can we expect for next weekend, the sixth round of games, in the Premier League? Allow your friends at BookieSmash to make some predictions. It doesn't get any easier for Chelsea. After that Saturday-afternoon defeat by Everton, at a time when some kids were still watching cartoons, comes an encounter …
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