The weekend was full of thrills in the Barclays Premier League for gambler and bookmaker alike. There were three draws recorded but only one major upset.
The weekend began in the fierce Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton. In the past seven meetings at Goodison, Liverpool have won four, which gave them great odds of 8/5 going into the game. Everton were given odds of 2/1 to win the fixture, which looked very likely until the 88th minute equaliser from Liverpool ended the game in a draw. A good result for the bookmaker indeed.

A highly influential Newcastle side took on a poor away forming Norwich, with Newcastle 4/5 favourites to win the fixture. A draw at 14/5 wasn’t meant to be as Newcastle easily brushed aside Norwich at 2-1. 

The next fixture was between league leaders Arsenal and Southampton side. Southampton were 16/5 to win despite being third in the table due to the high unpredictability of their results throughout the season. Eventually, 8/13 favourites Arsenal took all three points with the help of an amazing blunder from Southampton keeper Boruc. 
Fourth fixture was Hull v Crystal Palace. Both teams are newly promoted but Hull have been gathering better results. They were placed 13/15 for an easy victory but 4/1 Crystal Palace had other plans as they ended the 90 minutes with a 1-0 win. The bookmaker would’ve liked this one, but I doubt it was a high taker.
Next was Stoke City v Sunderland. Sunderland would’ve had high hopes after beating Manchester City last weekend, but the bookmaker still thought the home side were favourites, giving Sunderland odds of 3/1 to take down the Potters. Throughout the whole game, there was no sign of this and Stoke eased to a 2-0 victory. 
Swansea then travelled to Fulham. Despite being the home team, Fulham were considered underdogs with odds of 12-5 and draw at the same price. Both teams have struggled so far in relation to their previous season, but Swansea were victorious for this one, winning 2-1 in the end.
The last game of Saturday had the London derby between West Ham United and Chelsea. Chelsea have had a very poor run recently, coming back from a defeat a Newcastle and only saved in the last minute to get a point from West Brom. 
The bookmaker was probably hoping for the same but still placed Chelsea at 4-6 to win, which they did, quite comfortably 3-0.
The beginning of Sunday had two favourites for the title battle for the first time as Man City took on Tottenham. City have enjoyed the better form recently, giving them generous 7/10 to take all 3 points from a well equipped Tottenham, which, turned out to be a good prediction for the bookmaker, as they rallied past Spurs 6-0.
Next saw Manchester United travel to Cardiff City. A game which many would have thought United would win easily, the bookmakers agreed, giving United 4/6 odds to do so. The game looked like to was going to finish with a win for United until a 90th minute equaliser from Cardiff shared the points at 3/1. Probably the best result of the weekend. 
The final game was Monday night’s fixture between midlands rivals West Brom and Aston Villa. West Brom were given odds of 15/13 to finish the game with 3 points, which looked very likely as they were 2-0 up by the 11th minute. Still, the game ended a remarkable draw at 2-2 with odds of 5/2.
This weekend may have been quite a bad one for the bookmaker. Most of the favourites enjoyed quite easy victories, with bookmaker probably stopping bets on the Man City game by the 60th minute. Still, three draws were recorded, with Manchester United being one of them and a lacklustre Crystal Palace side recorded their second victory out of the twelve games played so far.