The Away Banker In The Premier League
Every team has played 25 matches in the Premier League this season so there have been 250 fixtures in total. The home team have won 110 of those meetings which equates to odds of about 5/4. Playing at your own stadium clearly gives players an advantage but home field benefits are not as significant in the UK as in the United States were teams travel huge distances for fixtures. In fact sports teams go on road trips and play a number of matches away from home whereas in Britain teams generally are at home one week and on the road the next. Eighteen teams in the Premier League have won more points at home than away. Chelsea and Watford have picked up exactly the same number of points at their own stadium as on their travels.
There are five matches in the Premier League today starting at the traditional time of 3pm. The home team are the favourites in all of these fixtures. Three home teams are odds-on to win three points which is above average. Based on statistics and probabilities two home teams should oblige and Manchester United (v Huddersfield) and Leicester (v Swansea) are the home bankers of the day. Bournemouth and West Brom are the other favourites playing at home quoted at the next lowest odds. The number crunchers will be opposing Brighton and backing opponents WEST HAM to record an away win and they are 27/10 with bet365 to prevail.
The Each Way Bet of The Day At 25/1
There is no such thing as home advantage in racing but you can see how far horses have travelled in the Racing Post. Princess Asta will be making the longest journey to run today in what could be described as an away fixture. The horse is trained in Germany and visiting Britain to run in the All-Weather Championships fast track race for sprinters at Lingfield (2pm). The German trained runner will need a career best to win but at the odds and in the circumstances PRINCESS ASTA is the each-way bet of the day at 25/1 with William Hill.