Soccer Betting Recap - Week 5
September 23, 2013
By VI News
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The below results cover games played from Sept. 20 to Sept. 23
English Premier League
Week 5 Notes
-- Road teams went 6-4 in Week 5.
-- Favorites went 7-3 in Week 5.
-- The three underdogs to cash were Aston Villa (+225), Southampton (+459) and Hull City (+425)
-- This was the first week that saw no draws.
-- The 'over' cashed in five of the 10 games in Week 5. Prior to those results, the 'under' had gone 28-12 (70%) through the first four weeks of the season.
-- Arsenal remained red-hot, winning its fourth consecutive game after losing its opener.
-- Manchester City humbled Manchester United 4-1 in Week 4. City leads the EPL with 12 goals, 10 coming at home, which has helped produce a 3-0 record.
-- Man United only has seven points in its first five matches and has given up a league-high six goals on the road this season.
-- Tottenham Hotspur improved to 4-1 with a 1-0 road win against Cardiff City. The club has given up one goal this season, which is the best in the EPL. The 'under' has cashed in all five of its games.
-- Liverpool lost for the first time of the season, falling to Southampton 1-0 at home.
-- West Bromwich Albion finally broke out with a 3-0 win over Sunderland in Wee, which was its first 'over' ticket of the season.
-- Sunderland has given up the most goals (11) this season and fell to 0-1-4. The club fired coach Paolo Di Canio after the dismal start.
Week 5 Notes
-- Home teams went 4-2 in Week 5.
-- Favorites went 6-0 in Week 5.
-- There were four draws in Week 5, three of them 0-0 scores.
-- The 'over/under' went 5-5 in Week 5.
-- Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have both started the season 5-0.
-- Barcelona has scored the most goals at 18 this season, which has helped the ‘over’ cash in all five of its games.
-- Espanyol has collected points in all five of its games (3-2-0) this season.
-- Real Sociedad has allowed three goals in five games, the best defense in La Liga. The 'under' has gone 4-1.
-- Osasuna earned its first win of the season, beating Elche 2-1 in Week 5.