Punters are expecting more south coast pain this weekend when Everton visit Premier League newcomers Bournemouth, according to data from Team FA’s AccaTracker app. The Cherries have not been getting the results of late, despite some impressive team performances, as the side’s long term casualty list is biting hard.
In contrast Roberto Martinez has seen his side really play into some form, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by punters who are normally reticent to back a usually inconsistent Toffees side in any large numbers.
Punters are lukewarm about most of Sunday’s Premier League matches. Coventry v Doncaster is more popular than the top of the table clash between leaders Leicester and Manchester United, and there are 5 non-PL matches more popular than Villa v Watford and Sunderland v Stoke City.
Team FA Marketing Director Tim Pindar commented: “It’s an unusual week that sees Everton as a banker and punters prefer to put their money behind Coventry City than Manchester United, but it’s been that kind of season. Given United’s capitulation at the King Power Stadium last season when they lost 5-3 after being 3-1 up, our AccaTracker users would have probably been cautious over this fixture even if Leicester weren’t flying high.
“The fact that we are starting to see foreign matches regularly in the top 10 shows how tough English football is to predict at the moment, and how regularly Barcelona, PSG and Bayern Munich are winning at home.”
Matches selected by individual AccaTracker users and the percentage of accumulators that incorporate those matches
|AFC Bournemouth vs Everton||9%||8%|
|Manchester City vs Southampton||8%||7%|
|Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United||6%||6%|
|Coventry City vs Doncaster Rovers||5%||5%|
|Barcelona vs Real Sociedad||4%||4%|
|Leicester City vs Manchester United||4%||4%|
|Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough||4%||4%|
|Bayern Munchen vs Hertha BSC||4%||4%|
|Brighton & Hove Albion vs Birmingham City||4%||4%|
|Aston Villa vs Watford||4%||4%|
|Sunderland vs Stoke City||4%||4%|
|Northampton Town vs Yeovil Town||4%||4%|
|PSG vs Troyes||3%||4%|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Milton Keynes Dons||3%||3%|
|Burton Albion vs Colchester United||3%||3%|
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