Mythbusters: 4 favourites to dodge this weekend
We scan the Premier League, Championship and even Serie A for the underdogs most likely to spoil your bets.
Napoli not to beat Juventus –
It’s not often that such a healthy price will be available for Juventus not to lose a match, so this one is certainly worth taking advantage of, despite their illustrious opposition.
Max Allegri’s side have lost just one of their last six away games, and have considerably more experience in dealing with these heavyweight matches in Serie A than Napoli.
The hosts and league leaders have wobbled recently after failing to win two of their last five matches, and have only recorded one victory by more than a single goal in their last seven league games.
Leicester not to beat Burnley –
Leicester’s home form is good, but Burnley have surprised too many teams this season to be underrated again.
Sean Dyche’s side have won their last two away matches, and also taken points on their travels against Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, so have every chance of claiming another positive result at the King Power Stadium.
Considering the Clarets have only lost three of their 14 Premier League games so far, this is a fantastic price.
Stoke not to beat Swansea –
Swansea may be struggling, but they remain defensively stubborn, and are certainly capable of frustrating a Stoke team that rarely entertains.
The Swans have only conceded two goals in an away match twice this season, holding Chelsea to one goal on Wednesday and keeping a clean sheet against Spurs at Wembley in September.
After shipping three to Liverpool on Wednesday, the Potters now have the division’s second-worst defensive record, so Paul Clement’s visitors won’t have a better chance to stop the rot.
Preston not to beat QPR –
Preston have won just one of their last nine matches, and that run is likely to continue against QPR.
Alex Neil’s side are without a home win since 12 September, having failed to beat two bottom-four teams in Sunderland and Bolton.
The visitors beat both Wolves and Sheffield United recent and scored twice in injury time to rescue a point against Brentford on Monday, which should prove a timely boost coming into this one.