Manchester City have once again attracted the weight of money ahead of this weekend, with the Citizens the only team to exhibit any kind of consistency this season, barring a blip in form a month ago.
According to data from AccaTracker, the app developed by Team FA that allows users to keep tabs on their accumulators, the game at Eastlands appears on the most bets this weekend. While the hosts may be without key attackers Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Norwich City’s open style of playing should leave plenty of scope for their understudies Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to justify their price tags.
Tricky matches for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea mean that punters have as much confidence in Derby County turning over Rotherham as they do of the other Champions League sides taking three points.
Team FA marketing director Tim Pindar commented: “There’s much more variety in our top 10 going into Saturday. Where the Premier League matches would normally dominate the top positions, this week they only represent half the games.
The big surprise is that Chelsea’s match against Liverpool is so low down the table, with punters unwilling to make a call on the match featuring 15th place verses 9th. Given that this is widely being touted as Mourinho’s last stand – lose and he’s out – it’s interesting that punters are not getting involved.”
Matches selected by individual AccaTracker users and the percentage of accumulators that incorporate those matches
|Manchester City vs Norwich City||9%||9%|
|Swansea City vs Arsenal||6%||6%|
|Watford vs West Ham United||6%||6%|
|Crystal Palace vs Manchester United||6%||5%|
|Derby County vs Rotherham United||5%||5%|
|Middlesbrough vs Charlton Athletic||5%||5%|
|Real Madrid vs Las Palmas||4%||5%|
|West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City||4%||4%|
|Burnley vs Huddersfield Town||4%||4%|
|Wigan Athletic vs Swindon Town||4%||3%|
|Milton Keynes Dons vs Hull City||3%||3%|
|Getafe vs Barcelona||3%||3%|
|Newcastle United vs Stoke City||3%||3%|
|Chelsea vs Liverpool||3%||3%|
|Sheffield Wednesday vs Nottingham Forest||3%||3%|
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