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  1. 4 points
    Wolves vs Liverpool We are treated to a Friday night game in the Premier League this weekend. Mid-table Wolves entertain the league leaders Liverpool at Molineux for this 8pm kick-off. Can the Midlands team continue their revival of form or will the Reds extend their undefeated league run? Wolves started the season well with just 1 defeat in their opening 8 league games. A slight blip in October and November without a win in 6 league games has now seemingly been put behind them. Nuno Santo's side have now won three league games on the bounce moving them up to 7th in the table and just 1 point behind Manchester United. Liverpool are excelling this season. Jurgen Klopp's men have set the title pace and are now sitting on top of the table with a 1 point advantage over their main title rivals Manchester City. The Reds are undefeated and have won their last 6 league games in a row. Despite the recent head-to-head between these two sides being fairly even with 3 wins for Liverpool and 2 victories for Wolves in the last 5 meetings, the travelling side are unbeaten in their last 5 visits to Molineux. Their last defeat away in the league came against Chelsea on 6th May last season. The home side clearly hate playing on a Friday night. Wolves have lost their last 11 matches played on a Friday in the top flight. Their last top flight win on a Friday night came way back in April, 1965. That's a monkey they'll certainly want to get off their shoulder. This is a massive opportunity for Wolves though. If they win this game then it will be four consecutive wins in the Premier League. The last time they achieved four wins in a row in the top flight was back in January, 1972. Wolves will also be the 27th team that Klopp has faced in the Premier League. He has earned at least one victory against all of the other 26 sides. I'm backing this to be an exciting game with both teams attacking each other. Wolves showed against Manchester City that they can cause problems for the big teams. They've ridden the sticky patch and I can see this being a tough one for Liverpool. I think Klopp's side might squeeze a win out here but it won't be easy. 2-1 away win if I was pushed for a correct score. BTTS @ 2.00 with William Hill Anytime Scorer: Mohamed Salah @ 1.95 with Betway @Mindfulness, @Pep004, @MaliMisko12, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @godofhorses, @Tiffy, @waynecoyne, @The Sexless Innkeeper, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @Duke_Tm, @dogmeister, @Arkadi Manucharov, @derbent, @fat, @allyhibs, @6avin24, @discipline, @the bastardian, @Bronxie, @Bett, @KikoCy, @teddybear3011, @markus808, @allthethings, @Kenton Schweppes, @vasilli07, @Dylan Lynch, @neilovan, @JKos, @zemo91, @kulikTS, @mrclubbie, @Judeksi, @Henind666, @Teodore, @kilkenny1, @newjack, @PokerWolf1, @Dave1X2, @real55555, @jazzman02, @Ameer13, @Gedkip, @mcsilks, @MangoTheThird, @Roy The Boy, @DonPaulo, @Duckets, @yossa6133, @sjuesju, @dylanphan, @thfc, @Dboston, @Dr. Florida192, @money44, @1moregoal, @ggm31v, @EuroDream, and @AndreBR, what are you guys looking to bet this weekend?
  2. 3 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > December 22nd

    The last two Saturday's have been poor and hopefully we can get some Christmas money on Saturday especially as I fancy some of the bets strongly. The Wrexham price has not surprisingly shortened although they have for some reason drifted back out slightly. I still think the price is value at the current odds if you haven't got involved. It doesn't seem that Aldershot are going to sign anyone although they are hoping they will have 11 fit players. Team news will be very interesting that is for sure. There are 6 other bets. Alfreton v Stockport (National League North) I really don't get the price of Stockport here as they should be firm favourites for me. Stockport are flying at the moment and have only lost one league game in their last 10. They thumped Ashton 6-0 on Tuesday night and prior to that the beat bang in form Spennymoor away from home. In between those two games they also won in the FA Trophy in a big local derby against Altrincham. On the other hand Alfreton are looking in shocking form at the moment. The only two teams they have beaten in their last 10 league games have been the bottom two sides in the division Ashton and Nuneaton. Last time out Spennymoor put 7 past them and they are looking a poor side at the moment. 2/1 is available if you can get it, but even the next best of 7/4 with Betfred looks a cracking price. Ashton v Southport (National League North) As mentioned above Ashton are in the bottom 2 at the moment and have only won 1 and drawn 1 in their last 9 league games and that 6-0 thumping by Stockport on Tuesday was their 4th loss on the bounce. I was a little surprised by the strength of Southport's team on Wednesday in a County Cup game given they played the Tranmere match on Monday, but I guess it beats training and of course none of them played in the FA Trophy game last Saturday. As I have mentioned plenty in recent weeks they have shown massive improvement and this looks a great game for them to pick up another 3 points in. 21/20 with BetVictor is the best price. Kidderminster v Curzon Ashton (National League North) I took Kiddie on a couple of weeks ago as they had been out of form, but they bounced back in good fashion to beat Brackley 2-0. That is their only game so far in December so as much as they will be fresh they might also be rusty, but they had two weeks off before the Brackley so hopefully that won't get in the way. Freshness over this busy period could be crucial and they start off with a very winnable game. Curzon haven't won in 6 league games now and their last 2 league games have both been away losses as well. I think the home side should be odds on here is 103/100 with Marathon is the right side of value for me. Concord Rangers v Chippenham (National League South) I mentioned the other week about Concord's superb home form ahead of their game against Hampton and they duly won 4-0 which took their home league record to won 8 drawn 1 and lost 1.They are worth backing at odds against in this match as Chippenham's form has taken a dip having lost their last two league games to Weston and Hungerford. On their day they are capable of beating most in the division, but they look of their game at the moment. Their away form has seen them win only 3 as well so it is all about the home team for me here. Truro City v Wealdstone (National League South) Take out a shocker when losing 4-0 to Oxford City and Truro are one of the most improved sides in the division. That is their only defeat in their last 7 league games and they thumped Weston in the FA Trophy last weekend. I would make them favourites to beat a Wealdstone side who are struggling for victories at the moment. They have only won 2 of their last 8 games and one of those was against Gloucester City a game I was at. It was a pretty poor game played out by two fairly poor sides so I am not hugely surprised they have struggled for wins since then. They were dumped out of the Trophy by lower league opposition last week and Truro look in better nick right now. Marine v Farsley Celtic (Evo-Stik Northern Premier) Farsley certainly preformed with credit against Telford last week in the Trophy and they showed they could match teams in the league above. They sit in 3rd in position and given the games they have in hand over the teams above they are in prime position for the top spot. They have won 7 of their last 9 league games and drawn the other two. It should be another 3 points here and I can't believe that Farsley are odds against. It has been 11 league games since Marine last picked up 3 points and they blew a 2-1 lead last week. I have only seen Bet365 price this game up so better than 11/10 might appear, but that looks a good price. Stockport 4pts @ 7/4 with Betfred Southport 2pts @ 21/20 with BetVictor Kidderminster 3pts @ 103/100 with Marathon Concord 2pts @ 117/100 with Marathon Truro 2pts @ 23/10 with BetVictor Farsley Celtic 3pts @ 11/10 with Bet365
  3. 2 points
    thinkpink63

    Mourinho Sacked!

    I think that the glory days of Mourinho ended after the "Triplete" with Internazionale Milan, his real last masterpiece. After that in the 3 years in Madrid he wasn't that successful, considering the stellar squad he had. Just one La Liga title and no CL finals. After him Ancelotti and Zidane won four with more or less the same players. And he brought the polemics against everyone and everything to a never seen before level: the games vs Barcelona were bloody affairs, more wars than football, and he almost cracked the Spain national team too. I can't forget when he pressed a finger in the eye of poor Tito Vilanova (R.I.P.) coming unseen from behind. A very coward act. He had a great comeback at Chelsea in the first 2 seasons followed by an inglorious season and a sack, with Conte winning the title next with the same squad. And considering the budget he had, his top salary and the full power at United his experience was again far below the expectations. An Europa League win was his top achievement, that isn't bad, but let's not forget that he also cashed again something from his luck when Celta de Vigo failed an incredible very easy goal in the stoppage time of the reverse leg of the semifinal. Oh well, luck is a part of many wins sometimes. I'm an AC Milan lifetime fan and can't forget the fog of Beograd, November 1988, with the legendary team led by Arrigo Sacchi 1-0 down against Red Star and with ten men in the reverse leg (1-1 in San Siro). Remove that fog and the story would have been much different. I never liked Mourinho as a man (did you notice? ) and I think he made his masterpieces with Porto and Inter, on which he built an overrated career following next. About him I think he will go back to Madrid. For an unknown reason (to me at least) Florentino Perez is still in love with him. Most of the players that were against him there are gone or will, so that's a possibility. Or he could go back to Internazionale, where the fans still adore him. But have no idea what the thoughts of Mr Suning, the chinese owner of the club, are. Rodgers, Wenger and Moyes as next managers..lol..God Save the Queen and United just in case.. Pochettino more likely moving to Madrid if the spot becomes available for him. Ancelotti would gladly move to Manchester but I don't see him leaving Napoli so soon, but you never know. Zidane had a huge CL success at Real Madrid and poor domestic results. He knew every breath of Madrid's camp when replaced Benitez, am not sure he could feel so at ease by the Red Devils. Simeone plays a fighting football that couldn't be appreciated that much at Old Trafford right now, after the Mourinho's era, that didn't deliver results and sparkling football. But I would be curious to see him in another big club, since the man knows his stuff. Hey, the Colchoneros never had that great squad in last years, barring a couple of players. He really got the maximum out of them. Blanc and Deschamps look unlikely to me. Conte wants to come back to PL, that's his first choice. But also here his football and managerial style is rather similar to Mourinho's one. Don't see a change in that direction. even if I would add that the Special One has lost with the years the capability he had to gel his players around him always and against the world, as in his first Chelsea and Internazionale. Conte still has this capability, so far.. Finally we could be all surprised by an unpredictable choice like the one made by PSG with Tuchel, with a not much "exposed" manager on big media. Time will tell soon. "Baby Face" Solskjaer could anyway stay until June. He's always the "super sub" finally there and the man of the 1999 CL final, with that legendary comeback in the injury time.
  4. 1 point
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > December 22nd

    No you aren't seeing things this is the thread for Saturday (there maybe mid-week bets to follow in addition to the FA Cup one once more prices go up), but I have a rare early bet as I think the price is going to go by the time I do the rest of my bets. Aldershot v Wrexham Having opposed Aldershot yesterday it was annoying that it ended up a 3-3 draw as Bedford got very close to landing the 10/1 bet on them. They now replay on Tuesday night which isn't going to help ahead of this game, but as I mentioned in Saturday's preview the home side have a lot of injuries at the moment and things are so bad that they could only name 2 subs! It seems manager Gary Waddock might be on his way to Bristol Rovers, but he made a suggestion earlier in the season that there were issues off the pitch and it seems they have no money to get anymore players in. As mentioned on Saturday they are on a shocking run of form and have even lost their last two home league games having been so strong at home earlier in the season. They face a Wrexham side who have only lost to Leyton Orient in the league in their last 10 games and saw off a useful Boston side easily in the FA Trophy on Saturday. For me Wrexham should be odds on and the 5/4 with Skybet (if you can get on) is a big price in my view. I would have them about 4/6 for this before the possibility of things getting worse for them in the Bedford match on Tuesday night and the fact Waddock might be on his way. The one slight concern is that Wrexham have drawn 4 of their last 5 away league games, but this is just the type of game they have to win if they are going to keep tabs with Orient and Salford and Aldershot look there for the taking at the moment. Wrexham 4pts @ 5/4 with Skybet
  5. 1 point
    BillyHills

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    Niven 6/4 bet365 130 Hexham
  6. 1 point
    Like a roughie

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    20.30 Chelmsford King Robert 7/1 @ bet365 All the best.
  7. 1 point
    Tiffy

    Mourinho Sacked!

    @StevieDay1983 oh my god, I was at that game! It was my first trip back to Cardiff since I was born there. We took the National Express from LUTON and arrived in Cardiff about 12. The plan was to jump into a cab & find a pub near the ground. It was freezing, and we jumped into a cab to the ground "Can you take us to a pub please" We asked the driver "No, my advice to you is to get to the ground and stay there" said the driver! He dropped us at the ground. "Can you pick us up here after" we asked, "No, you needn't think I am coming anywhere near here after the game" he replied. Christ - What had we come to? It was 3 hours to KO & bloody freezing. We were in the main stand, as opposed to the terrace. I remember Hartson getting showered with coins every time he went near the touch line. After the game the Cardiff fans tried getting on the pitch & caused some aggro with the police. They then started ripping their seats out and throwing them at the police horses, which by then, were on the pitch. The away fans were being kept in, whilst the ground was being cleared. The Cardiff fans went around to the away end and started throwing bricks into the open (terrace) away end. LUTON fans pushed forward to get away from the missiles, and as they moved forward the police thought they were trying to get on the pitch, so they tear gassed them! I am watching this from the stand at the side, thinking, I have got to get back to the bus station through this! In front of us was the family section, and I said to a young kid "Do you want to sell me your scarf? "What do you mean?" He said, "Well, I've got to walk back through this lot, and if I have your scarf, I might blend in a bit". I handed over a fiver, and put it on and we kept our heads down & mouths shut as we walked out. I know why the taxi driver didn't want to come back now! Anyway we made it back in one piece, and I have a funny story to tell about that day. We lost in the semis against Chelsea at Wembley that season. My next and last visit to Ninian Park, was when we holidaying in the Forest of Dean.Cardiff were playing Birmingham, and we sat in the Bob Bank. I told my wife, don't speak, as the whole stand erupted into Men Of Harlech, and and I felt totally uncomfortable! We kept quiet, but enjoyed the rest of the game. It certainly was an intimidating ground, full of nutters! One thing that I wanted to know, is why was it called the Bob Bank? I'm presuming it's similar to the Bobbers at LUTON, so called because it used to cost a bob to get in! Good times, Great memories
  8. 1 point
    Nottingham vs QPR QPR has never won at City Ground - Lost 16, draw 11. Record may continue to hold as Nottingham continues to push to reach the top 6 for a chance for promotion
  9. 1 point
    Wolverhampton vs Liverpool Hmm...A top-table team extremely on form against an average mid-table team Noted that Wolves so far only lost once to top table teams: 25/8 Wolves 1-1 Man City 22/9 Man Utd 1-1 Wolves 04/11 Wolves 2-3 Tottenham 12/11 Arsenal 1-1 Wolves 06/12 Wolves 2-1 Chelsea Here's some other stats I checked: Wolves have won 3 in a row in all competitions - The last time they won 4 in a row was back in Apr'18 Wolves have not win 3 consecutive home match since 2017 Wolves have not record consecutive wins in all competitions against Liverpool since 1980 Wolves lost 0-3 in their last 2 home matches against Liverpool (2011, 2012) - The last time they lost 3 consecutive matches at Molineux against Liverpool was in the 1970s (1976, 1978, 1979)
  10. 1 point
    StevieDay1983

    Mourinho Sacked!

    Totally forgot your Luton affiliation, @Tiffy! I still hurt from that 2-1 defeat we suffered to you in 1994 in the FA Cup 5th Round. Never forget John Hartson celebrating in front of us. Ironic that 12 years later he'd be back at Ninian Park playing for West Brom and receiving undoubtedly the worst abuse I've ever seen a human being take on a football pitch that was just within the bounds of acceptability. Speaking of karma!
  11. 1 point
    Alex Bird

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    Glittering Love..12.30 Hexham 2/1 @Bet365
  12. 1 point
    Mark birchall

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    Evidence de thaix 12.40 Exeter 6/4 Ladbroke
  13. 1 point
    sto

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    1.50 Southwell Lads Order 5/2 Bet365
  14. 1 point
    Tiffy

    Mourinho Sacked!

    Couldn't agree more Stevie D. They should have bought Big Sam in to steady the ship. @thfc As a LUTON fan, I was close to tears back in mid 80's when Spurs seduced our manager, David Pleat. LUTON were a well established top flight side, going on to finish 8th, and grace Wembley in 3 cup finals, (beating Arsenal in 88!). I've never forgiven them, especially when they came in shortly after and nabbed our home grown , England U21 left back, Mitchell "Spider" Thomas (I went to school with his brother by the way) Just remember that life evens things out eventually, and Karma will always get you in the end
  15. 1 point
    Good game all. Don't forget we have a week off next week, final leg is on 2nd January. Wishing all members a very merry Christmas and looking forward to your company at the tables again in the new year.
  16. 1 point
    Systemight

    Naps - Thursday Dec 20th

    12.40 Exeter EVIDENCE DE THAIX - 6/4 Bet 365
  17. 1 point
    Systemight

    Racing Chat - Thursday Dec 20th

    12.40 Exeter EVIDENCE DE THAIX - 6/4 Bet 365 First run for 476 days and first run for the Hobbs stable.Sent off a weak 13/8 faverote, EVIDENCE DE THAIX looked likely to be 5th at best approaching the last at Lingfield that day,but kept up the gallop all the way to the line in the testing conditions to finish 2nd behind Shantung.Will get a true stamina test again here,but will undoubtedly strip much fitter this time..
  18. 1 point
    BillyHills

    Racing Chat - Thursday Dec 20th

    Hexham Been going through the Hexham car for Thursday and its looks like a favourites day for me. Normally I dont backing anything at Hexham, I find it catches quite a lot of horses out and plenty of hot favourites get turned over, or maybe it just feels like that. 5 of the best 1230: Well Above Par 5/4 100: Highland Hunter 8/11 130: Niven 6/4 200: Misfits 5/4 300: Sporting Press 5/4 Buy on the favourites market, will try and find a price tomorrow.
  19. 1 point
    I had an absolute stinker of a card last weekend. I don't see anything I like too much this week in terms of asian handicap but perhaps that will change as things develop. For now it's back to the 'drawing board': Huddersfield Town V Southampton X @ 3.15 Unibet It was a massive morale booster for Southampton to beat Arsenal at the weekend but the saints might not find so many attacking opportunities against David Wagner's Huddersfield side. It's true that Southampton have the slightly better goal metrics and ELO performance heading into this encounter but my overall view is that this could be a nervy, low scoring affair where both teams cancel each other out. Newcastle Utd V Fulham X @ 3.60 Betvictor ELO ratings show no differential here so both teams are closely matched in terms of attacking performance. Key goal metrics between the two teams are also very close right now. Yes, Newcastle clearly have a defensive advantage over Fulham but so does every team in the EPL. Newcastle are rightly favourites here but I don't think Fulham have a noticeable quality disadvantage in terms of personnel. Claudio Ranieri may fancy his chances of getting something from this game in view of Newcastle's tepid attack. Since the attacking metrics are so closely matched here I feel there is some added value to be had in backing the stalemate at an inflated price. Everton V Tottenham Hotspur X @ 3.50 Betvictor Again, very little between the two in terms of ELO performance and key goal metrics. Tottenham are the more ruthless upfront but we've seen Everton run Chelsea and Liverpool close this season and I feel the toffeemen are slowly making progress under manager Marco Silva. We must bear in mind that Tottenham have the added obstacle of a midweek league cup game to negotiate and that may just hamper their preparations for Everton slightly. I feel X is the value play here when you consider the circumstances and inflated price.
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  21. 1 point
    Striker

    Racing Chat - Wed Dec 19th

    Good luck today 1.25 Ludlow-Capeland @ 11-4 888sport Thrown in if in same form as last week
  22. 1 point
    Couple of things I like in the next couple of days... Toni Alcinas +2.5 sets vs Peter Wright - Evens bet365 *win* Toni's a very solid tour player and Wright hasn't looked worthy of his #3 seeding throughout this year. Even money on Alcinas to take a set seems very reasonable. Alcinas takes set 1 with a lovely 107 happy days Luke Humphries to beat Stephen Bunting 2/1 bet365 *win* Humphries looked good in dispatching of Adam Hunt and Bunting has had a poor 2018 and looks very vulnerable. Certainly wouldn't have Humphries a 2/1 dog here, more like 5/4. Outrights - Wadey 40/1 ew, Gerwyn Price 33/1 ew
  23. 1 point
    Lemon Silk

    Do PL tips really make a profit?

    I think Alastair has hit it on the head there. Going on the profitability alone of PL tips I'd be using big stakes but as happened last month, there was a bad month. This is what we can't predict so a bank of 300pts+ would be my personal preference. When I started backing PL tips I caught them at a good time, quickly making £1,000+ from £7 bets, I could have easily lost the same amount. From there I went up to £10 and then £12.50 within the space of 3 months, making sure I made a decent profit at each staking level. That's my two cents