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Middle East Leagues Expert got a reaction from alexcaruso808 in Egypt Premier League 1-6-2023
Haras El Hodood Aswan FC I like bet on Aswan -0.25 @ 1.90 here , home team for me already got Relegated and they are very weak overall , their defense too play very open and leave spaces for all teams , so easy to score against team like Haras El Hodood Aswan fight for Relegation and need points to stay away more even , they are better team and better players and manager too I see Aswan win -0.25 good bet today
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to thfc in Premier League Predictions > May 22nd
To be fair Arsenal have been bigger bottlers than we have this season!
But i'm not going to lie, I am a bit nervous! As a spurs fan of 30+ years we are good at this sort of thing! I've even heard rumours of food poisoning in the spurs camp, surely not another dodgy lasagne?
Personally, i'm not so sure that Arsenal will win. They needed to win on Monday but didn't play like it. The atmosphere might be either flat or hostile, and the players just don't seem up for it. Everton will be on a high after their comeback, and although it is a quick turnaround for them, I think they can get a draw here. Arsenal don't score many so a 0-0 or 1-1 seems more than achievable for Everton here, maybe even a win, especially if it is clear quite early on that spurs are not going to lose their game.
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Champions League Predictions > May 3rd & 4th
Real Madrid vs Manchester City
The second Champions League Semi-Final 2nd leg taking place this week comes at us on Wednesday night at 8pm BST when newly crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid look to continue their journey towards a fifth trophy win in this competition in 9 seasons against Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Bernabeu. Can the away side hold on to their slender 4-3 aggregate lead?
Real Madrid have returned to being the great entertainers of European football with their attacking approach to games helping head coach Carlo Ancelotti to become the first man to win the top flight league title in each of the big five European leagues of Spain, England, Italy, France, and Germany. He's also managed to look like an absolute don during the celebrations of each one as well. Los Blancos might be a goal down in this tie but they'll have every belief they can claw it back with away goals not an issue here. Real Madrid's matches in the knockout stages so far have seen a total of 21 goals scored in 5 games. Striker Karim Benzema has led the charge on that front with 9 goals in the club's last 4 knockout matches and 18 goals in his last 13 games across all competitions. The fans will be wary though that Real did lose at home to Chelsea by a 3-2 score after extra time in the last round.
Manchester City are still on track for a double this season with Pep Guardiola's men top of the Premier League and ahead on aggregate in this tie. The Citizens were simply mesmerising in the first leg and will probably feel disappointed that their lead over Real Madrid isn't larger. It's now 4 wins on the bounce for City with 16 goals scored during that run so they are also showing that their attacking prowess shouldn't be questioned. The first leg was the first time in 9 games in this competition that City conceded more than 2 goals. Guardiola's side have already eliminated one club from the Spanish capital city when they beat Atletico Madrid by a 1-0 score in the Quarter-Finals. The fact that City have also kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 knockout games in the Champions League should give their back-line confidence that they can get another shut out to progress to the Final.
It is Manchester City who have won the last three meetings between these two sides but Real Madrid look more threatening that ever before with the combination of Luka Modric and Benzema proving to be irresistible at the moment. I still feel City have the stronger squad and even though we could see a classic that could go all the way to penalties here I think City may have enough to sneak through.
Real Madrid Draw No Bet @ 2.50 with SpreadEx
Anytime Scorer: Karim Benzema @ 2.30 with Sporting Index
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Apr 2nd - 6th
Tottenham vs Newcastle
The second game in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon is a potential firecracker between Tottenham and Newcastle in a 4:30pm BST kick-off from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The home side are in a decent run of form again lifting their hopes of qualifying for Europe this season but can they keep that form going against an away team faltering slightly?
Tottenham are having a season of fits and starts under head coach Antonio Conte. It's been 4 wins from the past 5 league games including 3 clean sheets to see the team move up to 5th place and just 3 points behind rivals Arsenal in the Champions League qualification spots. Spurs will be glad to finally be finding some solid form after a calendar year that has seen only Brentford and Everton lose more games across all competitions. Harry Kane may well be re-discovering his scoring boots and has scored 5 goals in his last 4 matches against Newcastle but it's Son Heung-min who could be the one to back for a goal in this one with the South Korean attacker scoring 8 goals in his last 8 home league games for the club.
Newcastle were progressing well under Eddie Howe after going unbeaten for 9 league games including winning 6 of the last 7 matches in that run. Unfortunately, back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Chelsea and Everton away have seen the Magpies drop to 15th position but still 9 points clear of the relegation zone. The Toon Army have still remained rather resilient at the back having not conceded more than 1 goal in a game in their past 11 league matches. The bad news is that Newcastle have only taken 1 point in 8 away league games against teams positioned in the top half of the table. It's also ominous that Howe has lost all 5 of his away league games against Tottenham as a manager.
It's hard to find an argument to bet against Tottenham right now. Even the solitary 3-2 defeat to Manchester United that they suffered recently was a game where Cristiano Ronaldo was inspired. Newcastle are experiencing a bit of a wobble but still haven't played too badly. I'm expecting another hard-working and organised effort by the away team but I feel there's too much match-winning quality on form in this Tottenham side.
Tottenham to Win @ 1.60 with SpreadEx
Anytime Scorer: Heung-min Son @ 2.40 with SpreadEx
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Aug 13th - 15th
Manchester United vs Leeds
The early kick-off on Saturday at 12:30pm BST in the Premier League is a big one that comes from Old Trafford where old rivals Manchester United and Leeds go head-to-head in their first league games. As @dylanphan states, this fixture is looking likely to have goals in it but who will come out on top? Is it a banker for the home team or will the visitors spring a surprise victory?
Manchester United have done decent business in this summer transfer window with the signing of Jadon Sancho and imminent arrival of Rafael Varane. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been quick to play up his team's chances of being involved in the title race which I must say is a rather odd approach to have when all the others managers around him are playing down their title aspirations. Anyway, United were exemplary away from home last season becoming just the third club in top flight history to go the season undefeated on the road after Preston in 1888/89 and Arsenal in 2001/02. However, they lost 6 of their 19 home league games last season. Conceding goals at home was a problem for the Red Devils last season too letting in 28 goals in their 19 home league games. No additions to the defence yet suggests this is a problem that might not be remedied yet. If United are going to win this game then they need Bruno Fernandes to continue his prolific form of 26 goals and 19 assists since he joined the club in February, 2020.
Leeds begin their second season back in the Premier League with a lot of people questioning if last season's 9th placed finish was a one-off or if we can expect the same again. Their tally of 58 points last season was the second highest achieved by a newly promoted team in a 38-game English top flight season after Ipswich's 66 points in 2000/01. The Whites come into this campaign off the back of a very positive end to last season that saw them win their last 4 league games. Manager Marcelo Bielsa will be pleased to have made the Jack Harrison transfer from Manchester City permanent and the arrival of Junior Firpo from Barcelona is an exciting one. If Leeds can maintain the high tempo pressing game they have played so well under Bielsa then there's no reason they can't finish in the top 10 again and even flirt with a potential push for European qualification this season.
The two fixtures between these two teams offered contrasting outcomes with Manchester United winning their home game 6-2 and the game at Leeds ending in a 0-0 draw. Leeds have improved a lot defensively as their time in the Premier League has gone on but against a side as rich in attacking talents as Manchester United they'll have a hard time keeping a clean sheet again. I can see a chaotic opening game with both teams not quite 100% and I'm sure we'll see a high-scoring game with United likely coming away with the win.
Manchester United to Win & BTTS @ 3.10 with Boylesports
Anytime Scorer: Mason Greenwood @ 2.92 with SBK
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to dylanphan in Premier League Predictions > Aug 13th - 15th
Early weeks of the season are always a bit tricky, but I'm going to tell you all right now, this one is a banker.
I'm a United supporter, and this team is the best they've put together in years. However, they are missing a number of integral parts here for the first few weeks. Varane should be a great partner for Maguire at CB but he's out. Sancho is the class you've been looking for on the wing, but again, will not be there. Rashford is a terrific attacking option, but he'll be out for weeks. That said, United will be fielding a terrific attacking lineup here. Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani, Greenwood will be absolutely hungry for goals, Martial hasn't been on the pitch for months, James is coming off a terrific Euro2020 performance, Donny VanDeBeek is an excellent player, Diallo is an up and coming attacking option, not to mention a number of their kids had a great pre-season, United are going to get some goals here. The issue is, and has been for a while, is they are going to concede as well. Leeds plays a very high pressure game, and they are not going to catch anyone by surprise this year, but this will be a find spot for them to start the season. Perhaps Phillips is not available for them, but either way, United has not shown they have been good enough to keep clean sheets, This is a cracker of an opener and I'm very much looking forward to this year. City looks like they should have the best of it on paper, and Liverpool and Chelsea have very good sides as well, but United really has a strong side here this year, and I'm certainly looking forward to the season.
For this match I'm definitely backing goals and have a big stake on o2.75 at -120. First game of the season doesn't warrant a big bet, but this is as big as I'll place this weekend. This game will get 3 goals almost certainly. g'luck
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Aug 13th - 15th
Brentford vs Arsenal
The Premier League is back and we kick off with a barnstormer of a game between newly promoted Brentford and their close rivals Arsenal in an 8pm BST kick-off from the Brentford Community Stadium on Friday night. Is there any chance we could see an opening day upset or is this the first game on the road to recovery for a Gunners team that has been loitering in the wilderness for too long now?
Brentford finally reached the promised land of the top flight of English football for the first time since 1947 after their play-off final victory over Swansea last season. Thomas Frank's men already boasted an exciting side before this summer transfer window but the arrivals of Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic, Frank Onyeka from FC Midtjylland, and Yoane Wissa have added depth to this squad. The departures of Henrik Dalsgaard and Emiliano Marcondes are a blow but the team should be able to handle their exits. It'll be interesting to see if Frank is as brave with his attacking philosophy in the Premier League as he was in the Championship. He will want to bring out the best in the likes of Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo, and Mathias Jensen but he won't want to make the same mistake Norwich made in their doomed 2019/20 campaign.
Arsenal continue to float around the upper mid-table area of the Premier League under Mikel Arteta. The FA Cup success of 2019/20 now seems a lifetime ago with the club now without European football for the first time since 1995/96. The Gunners haven't gone all out to buy players to try and resolve this period of mediocrity. I'm not saying that's what they need to do but there is certainly a feeling that £50 million for centre back Ben White from Brighton is the minimum amount they needed to spend to address certain defensive issues. The shining light of this current Arsenal squad is the array of young talent coming through. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Folarin Balogun have got the fans talking and could play a huge part in getting the club back to where it feels it should be. Provided they can blend well with the experience of Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Thomas Partey then maybe there is reason for Arsenal fans to be optimistic this season.
Wow, what a game this is to start the new season. Brentford will be buzzing to have their first Premier League game of the season at home. If there is one team they could spring a surprise on then it's this Arsenal side. I'm still not convinced that Arteta is the man to bring the glory back to the Emirates Stadium. I think it makes total sense to back Brentford to get something from this game. That said, I am wary that they will repeat the mistakes of Norwich a couple of years ago. I can see Brentford going all out and getting caught on the counter. Still, I'm a football romantic and I have to back the upset here.
Brentford Draw No Bet @ 3.20 with Betfred
Anytime Scorer: Ivan Toney @ 3.65 with SBK
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Championship Predictions > Aug 6th - 8th
Bournemouth vs West Brom
The Championship season starts at 7:45pm BST on Friday night when two of the teams I've backed to be in contention for promotion to the Premier League go head-to-head with Bournemouth hosting West Brom at the Vitality Stadium. Both teams have new men in charge at the club after respective disappointing campaigns last season so will either begin this season with a win?
Bournemouth missed out on the opportunity to return to the top flight of English football at the first time of asking last season after an aggregate defeat to Brentford in the Championship play-off semi-finals. Former head coach Jonathan Woodgate has been relived of his managerial duties and the club have taken the shrewd decision to bring in former Fulham gaffer Scott Parker to lead their campaign. It's been a case of keeping things consistent for Parker with the only transfer arrivals being Brentford's creative midfielder Emiliano Marcondes and the loan signing of left back Leif Davis from Leeds on loan. It's probably no surprise given the quality throughout this Cherries squad including the likes of Dominic Solanke, David Brooks, and Philip Billing to name a few. Pre-season offered a mixed bag of results but the performances showed glimpses of what appear to be positive signs ahead of the opening game.
West Brom will be licking their wounds after relegation from the Premier League last season. Manager Sam Allardyce left the club almost immediately after their relegation was confirmed and the board have made the controversial decision to appoint former Barnsley head coach Valerien Ismael as their new boss. The Baggies are another team that haven't really added much more quality to their current squad but they still boast a strong line-up. Alex Mowatt from Barnsley and Adam Reach from Sheffield Wednesday are the two stand out signings with centre back Matthew Clarke from Brighton potentially being a clever loan move. Ismael has done well to get rid of a lot of deadwood within the team with the likes of Charlie Austin, Branislav Ivanovic, Sam Field, Kamil Grosicki, Lee Peltier, and Hal Robson-Kanu all leaving the club. This squad still possesses the talents of players such as Sam Johnstone, Grady Diangana, and Callum Robinson. The big question is what impact will the exit of Matheus Pereira to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal have on the club?
Well, what a game to kick-off this new Championship season. Two teams that almost have Premier League ready squads going at it for an early scalp. I've been looking at how these two teams could set-up and I can't see a lot between them. Both of these teams have squads packed full of quality players, have new managers at the helm that know this division, and will likely favour a more attacking style of football. I have to back the draw but it could well be an entertaining one. Albeit slightly disjointed at this early stage of the season.
Draw @ 3.45 with SBK
BTTS @ 1.83 with Sport Nation
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to chris666 in Scottish Predictions > Jul 31st & Aug 1st
I am looking at the evening game between Hearts & Celtic. This could very much be a potential banana skin for Celtic to begin with. I do like the price of Hearts, which is still currently at 5.5 @365 but also the double chance of 1X @2.375.
With Rangers kicking off early doors on Saturday, by 8pm, Celtic could already be playing catch up.
I fancy the double chance of 1X for Hearts @2.375
Good luck to all, great to have the footy back again!
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to harry_rag in 2020 European Championship Final Predictions > Jul 11th
Why this preoccupation with the minority betting markets? Surely the key question is how many minutes of stoppage time will there be, who's going to get a header on target or which team will make the first substitution!
I'm still not fully feeling the magnitude of the occasion here, to a large extent for me it's just another football match tinged with a degree of sadness that the tournament will be over. As a betting heat it's as close to call as the markets imply so either don't bother or back the draw which seems to be where any value lies. From an enjoyment perspective I'd love to be proved wrong but a game with 1 or 0 goals in 90 minutes seems by far the most likely outcome.
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Copa America 2021 3rd Place Play-Off/ Final Predictions > Jul 10th & 11th
Argentina vs Brazil
The Copa America 2021 Final is coming up at 1am BST on Sunday morning and it will be contested between the two biggest names in South American football as Argentina play Brazil at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Which one of these two bitter footballing rivals will come out on top as the team who had this tournament taken away from them aim to deny the new hosts a home victory.
Argentina have looked like the one team that could stop Brazil lifting this trophy on home soil and this will be the true test of their qualities. Head coach Lionel Scaloni has now led his team to an unbeaten run of 19 matches as they have navigated their way past Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia to reach this stage. La Albiceleste have now participated in four of the previous six Copa America finals but they have also lost all four of those games. It is three clean sheets in the last 5 games for Argentina and they'll need to get another one here if they're to aid their chances of defeating the hosts in their back yard.
Brazil are on the brink of retaining the trophy that they won two years ago and there's the potential for them to do it on home turf here. Tite saw his team extend their own unbeaten run to 13 games. It's also wins in their last six elimination matches in the Copa America. Not only that but Brazil have also not tasted defeat on home soil in over 7 years and haven't lost a home game in the Copa America since 1975. The team has cruised through the tournament so far scoring 12 and conceding 2 with the defence keeping a staggering 4 clean sheets. That now makes it 8 clean sheets in their last 10 matches.
We could not have asked for a better Copa America Final than this. You'll be hard pushed to find anyone who will disagree with these two being the two best performers at this year's competition. Now we just need to wait and see who will prevail victorious. History is stacked against Argentina but they did win the last meeting between these two by a 1-0 score-line back in 2019 in the Superclasico de las Americas. I do think this is a whole different proposition on Brazilian soil though and I think Brazil should win.
Brazil to Win @ 2.18 with Matchbook
Total Goals Scored Under 1.5 @ 2.66 with SBK
Middle East Leagues Expert got a reaction from bookiebasher in 2020 European Championship Final Predictions > Jul 11th
unfortunately and I pray Im wrong but I see Italy the winner
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to waynecoyne in 2020 European Championship Final Predictions > Jul 11th
i also favour Italy but think that England have the best squad in the competition.
The problem is he refuses to use any flair players like foden or grealish other than off the bench.
The decision to sub grealish last night was ridiculous as Denmark were there to be killed off and Southgate took him off , sat back and invited pressure.
Mancini is a much better coach and i think this will be the defining factor. That said i had a decent bet on Italy and have laid half of it off.
Middle East Leagues Expert got a reaction from vikki37 in 2020 European Championship Semi-Final Predictions > Jul 6th & 7th
Come on England
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in 2020 European Championship Group D Predictions
Croatia vs Scotland
The final round of matches in Group D take place on Tuesday evening as last 16 spaces remain up for grabs. Croatia take on Scotland in this 8pm BST kick-off and it's a simple case of winner-takes-all here. We now know that 4 points would be enough to qualify for the last 16 and with both of these teams on 1 point at the moment the opportunity is there. Or they could draw and both suffer elimination. Wow, that would create a depressing atmosphere at Hampden Park!
Croatia have fallen flat in this tournament so far. An underwhelming display in a 1-0 loss to England in their opening game was followed by a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic in a game you could argue they should well have lost. It's hard to believe that this is the same Croatia team that reached the 2018 World Cup minus a couple of players but it does make you realise how key Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic were plus Luka Modric being a few years younger. History could give us a clue as to what could happen here. Croatia have participated in 5 European Championships and have alternated between qualifying from the group stage (1996, 2008, and 2016) and not qualifying (2004 and 2012). Not that failure to qualify would guarantee Scotland's progress mind!
Scotland can be proud of their tournament performances so far. The opening game 2-0 loss at home to Czech Republic was disappointing but the performance was worthy of more than that result. Then came the encouraging 0-0 draw away with England in their second game. Let's be honest, Scotland were unfortunate to not win that game. There is bad news coming out of the Scottish camp though. Breakthrough starlet Billy Gilmour has been ruled out of this clash due to testing positive for covid-19. On the plus side, he appears to be the only victim with all other players and staff testing negative. There is plenty for Scotland fans to be positive about though. Scotland have never suffered defeat to Croatia earning 2 wins and 3 draws. The Tartan Army have also only lost 1 of their last 9 matches at Hampden Park. However, Scotland have never navigated their way past the group stage at a major international tournament in 10 attempts.
I would love to see Scotland reach the last 16 of this tournament. Scotland holds a very close place to my heart with ancestors being Scottish and Edinburgh being the place where I got engaged. Unfortunately, I just think there's too much for them to do here. If Gilmour was available I would genuinely fancy them to win but I think the combination of him missing and the Scottish strikers failing to score despite having 30 shots on goal means I can see Croatia nicking this one by the odd goal.
Croatia to Win @ 2.38 with William Hill
Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.94 with SBK
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Nov 21st - 23rd
Fulham vs Everton
Apologies for this preview going up so last minute guys. I was stuck in a football committee meeting for longer than I anticipated yesterday! The Premier League action comes thick and fast on Sunday with the first game between Fulham and Everton in a 12pm GMT kick-off at Craven Cottage. Both of these teams will be looking for a win here to add much-needed points to their tallies.
Fulham are still a team I feel will go down this season. Scott Parker might have dragged his team out of the relegation zone to 17th place but they still only have 4 points from their 8 league games so far and I feel the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United will start picking up points soon. The Cottagers have been trailing their opposition for a total of 366 minutes this season which is more than any other club. Interestingly, the defence appears to have been tightened up. Fulham conceded 10 goals in their first 3 league games but have only conceded 5 goals in their 5 matches since.
Everton come into this game on the back of three straight league defeats. The former league leaders are now down to 7th in the table and 7 points behind current table toppers Tottenham. Carlo Ancelotti will be pleased that the South American quartet of Richarlison, Allan, James Rodriguez, and Yerry Mina have all returned from international duty without issues but given their long travels it'll be interesting to see how effective they perform here. Ancelotti has never lost four games in a row before in his managerial career so the pressure is on here. If the Toffees do win here then it'll be the first time since 1987 that they have won three games in a row on visits to London.
I don't think I'm ever going to have the guts to back Fulham in a Premier League game this season so I have to go for an Everton win here to return to winning ways. An interesting stat is that the home team have won 82% of the meetings in this fixture and every single one of Fulham's victories in this fixture in the top flight have come at home. I just think we'll see an Everton win with quality shining through.
Everton to Win @ 1.91 with SportNation
Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.80 with Betfair
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Nov 6th - 8th
Manchester City vs Liverpool
The biggest game of the Premier League season so far is coming up on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm GMT when Manchester City look to pull themselves back into the title race as they take on reigning champions Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Neither of these two teams are leading the table at the moment and losing this game could have a detrimental impact on their title hopes so winning this game has never been more important.
Manchester City haven't enjoyed the best of starts to the season that many felt would be a big one for Pep Guardiola's side as they looked to regain the Premier League title. The Citizens are down in 12th with 11 points from their 6 league games so far. A number of key players including Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, and Benjamin Mendy remain out injured. If there is one thing City love doing it's beating the reigning champions of the top flight having done it in 9 of their last 10 matches. Failure to score more than one goal in this game will be the first time it has happened to City in over 11 years. The biggest concern though is the record Guardiola has against Klopp. He has suffered 8 defeats to Klopp down the years. More defeats than he has suffered against any other manager in his career.
Liverpool will be relatively satisfied with how this season of title-defending has started. The Reds are 2nd in the league on 16 points but will move 3 points clear at the top with a win here. Klopp knows his team need to improve their away form having only managed 3 wins from their last 9 away league matches. The defensive side of their game remains an issue not only with key players such as Virgil Van Dijk out injured but having conceded 15 goals already in the league which is their worst record at this stage of the season since 1964/65. It is also something to be wary about that Mohamed Salah might have enjoyed a fruitful start to his season with 9 goals scored in all competitions already but he's failed to hit the back of the net in any of his last 12 away league games against teams considered the "established top six" of Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, or Arsenal.
It takes a brave man to bet against this Liverpool side even when they're missing key players are up against top opposition. I foolishly thought Atalanta could cause them problems in midweek in the Champions League and that simply did not happen. I feel Manchester City are in a better position coming into this game in terms of their squad strength but so long as Liverpool have their front three backed up by new signings Diogo Jota and Thiago I think it's always difficult to count them out. I see a lot of predictions backing a Manchester City win but I think Liverpool might do enough to scrape a draw.
Draw @ 4.30 with Novibet
Total Goals Scored Under 3.5 @ 1.75 with Betfair
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Nov 6th - 8th
Chelsea vs Sheffield United
Key absentees could have a big say in the 5:30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday evening when an improving Chelsea welcome a struggling Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. The home side are starting to look more like the side their squad has promised to be on paper and they'll play a visiting team that is just simply finding it difficult to score goals.
Chelsea were looking a little ropey earlier in the season but Frank Lampard has addressed the keeper issue that was plaguing his team's form to see them move up to 7th in the table.. It's now 10 games unbeaten in all competitions for the Blues including 5 straight clean sheets. Christian Pulisic is injured for this game and Kai Havertz is self-isolating due to a positive covid-19 test. The team does have Hakim Ziyech back fit though and he showed his ability with a goal and assist last week on his league debut. There is also Timo Werner who has scored 3 goals in his last 3 league appearances for Chelsea.
Sheffield United are now without a win in 11 matches across all competitions and it's a dour run of form that has seen them fall to 19th in the league table with just 1 point from their first 7 league games this season. That last taste of victory did come in a stunning 3-0 win over Chelsea but it was back on 11th July. Failure to win this game would see the club go their first 8 league games without a win for the first time since 1990/91. Young centre back Ethan Ampadu is also ineligible to play against his parent club so that's a blow for the Blades and their manager Chris Wilder.
If there is hope ahead of this game for Sheffield United fans then it's in the head-to-head record. United are one of only four clubs who have won more matches against Chelsea than they have lost. They also won the last encounter between the two sides. I still think it's an ambitious mindset to feel Chelsea won't win this one given the form of the two sides. It'll be another hard luck story for the Blades but I'm worried for them right now. Until they start scoring they'll be facing an uphill battle in every game.
Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 2.30 with Betfair
Chelsea HT/FT @ 2.10 with Bet365
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to buga00 in Primeira Liga Predictions > Oct 28th - Nov 2nd
Boavista - Benfica (21.00h portuguese time )
Benfica team appears highly motivated and playing good football in recent weeks, on the other hand Boavista appears under big pressure and with Boavista coach being able to suffer the consequences of a new defeat. The fact is that Boavista has been a very weak team defensively, which in the face of a Benfica with a lot of offensive quality should be expensive. I see a game dominated by Benfica and i think they will win easy
best bet : Benfica -1,5 goals @ 1.87 (1xbet) confidence 5
over 1 goal halftime @1.48 (1xbet) confidence 5
Benfica to win 1 st half @1.72 (1xbet) confidence 4
over 1,5 goals halftime @2.21 (1xbet) confidence 3
Benfica -1 goal handicap halftime @2.65 (1xbet) confidence 3
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to Neubs in Champions League Predictions > Oct 27th & 28th
Today i take a Bet placing on Atl. Madrid. Don´t know why the odds on them are so high. Salzburg with a young Team only Draw against Moscow at home who are normaly playing defensive Football and with 4-4-2, the same like Atl. Madrid can play. And now they will play in Madrid against one of Europe´s beste Defensive Team. Think Bookies overrated this deasaster against Munich to much. They have played against the Best Team in Europe and didn´t find a solution about Gnabry´s Missing on Munich Side, because then every Bayern Munich Player have played some MInutes the right Winger. This brooke Madrid there Neck. So today about this young Salzburg team, Madrid will win this for sure.
Other bet is a bet on Real Madrid. Gladbach played great against Inter, but in German League they didn´t show anything great Performances and rotate also a lot. Also welcoming back Thuram, Plea from injury - but think they need time to prepere in this Rythm with Midweek Games. They will be for sure motivated, but without Fans and Madrid coming from a Clascio Win, i see Madrid in Front here.
Also i will play Liverpool AHC-2, Danish Side was trashed by Atatlanta Side, but even if Liverpool are not in there best Shape, they must win this. With win they have good Bilance in this Group with 2 Wins and maybe Atalanta wins against against Ajax, then both have 6 Points - other 2 0 Points. Important i think. And also i think Liverpool must make it very fast clear with goals, becuase they have tough Shedule like all other Teams.
Atl. Madrid 4/10
Liverpool AHC-2 3/10
Middle East Leagues Expert reacted to thfc in Premier League Predictions > Oct 17th - 19th
Some cracking games on this round of fixtures. It's a shame they come right after the international break as that always leaves you less sure where teams are and what players are fit or not.
Man U are 1.7 to beat Newcastle away. You'd have to be crazy to want to take that price in my view! We don't really need to go into what's wrong with Man U, but the short version is they are being priced up on reputation rather than how good they actually are. Newcastle are no world beaters, but are a solid middle PL team, and should not be so big to win this one. Newcastle +1 for me is probably my favourite bet in the PL so far this season.
I also think Southampton have a chance at Chelsea. Chelsea throw in some real odd results, such as the 3-3 with west brom this season, and last season they lost at home to the likes of Bournemouth, West Ham, and Southampton themselves won this fixture last year (when they were still near the bottom of the league). Chelsea's new signings don't seem to have fully gelled yet, and with most of them away these past two weeks, they won't have had much opportunity to put that right. Saints have been strong away going back into last season, and can certainly go and give anyone a game. Much less confidence in this than the Newcastle price, but laying chelsea at 1/2 is my pick on this one.
Aston Villa at Leicester could also be worth a look. Villa have done nothing wrong in the league, while Leicester look like they will be inconsistent this year. How you can go from a 5-2 away win at City to then lose 3-0 at home to West Ham is beyond me. I certainly think Villa are a bit big at 4.2 so again Villa on a +1 is my thinking in this game.
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Everton vs Liverpool
The Merseyside Derby is our first bit of Premier League action after the international break with Everton hosting Liverpool in a 12:30pm BST kick-off from Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. The form of these two teams so far this season means we should be set for a cracking encounter and it's undoubtedly the first clash between these two in a while where the blue side of the city are sitting proudly at the top of the table before kick-off.
Everton have so far met the high pre-season expectations that many pundits and supporters piled on them by storming to the summit of the top flight of English football. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has won all 7 of his competitive games in charge of the club so far this season. The performances and goal scoring exploits of Dominic Calvert-Lewin have been a particular stand-out with the England striker scoring 6 goals in 4 league games so far. New signing James Rodriguez has also shone. There is even more reason to be optimistic for the Toffees though with Everton having only lost 1 of their last 8 home games against Liverpool.
Liverpool have started their title defence campaign in a solid manner. Jurgen Klopp's side might not have put in vintage performances on the pitch but 3 wins from their opening 4 league games has placed them in 5th position and only 3 points off the top spot. One concern was the 7-2 shock loss to Aston Villa before the international break. However, you only need to see that game to appreciate it was one of those rare games where unfortunate bounces and deflections played a huge part. As Klopp himself said, the Reds basically got all the bad stuff out in 90 minutes. Only 1 clean sheet in their 4 league games so far is also something Klopp will want to improve on. On the plus side, there's no worries over their ability to score goals with Mohamed Salah scoring 5 goals already and the team managing 19 goals in their 7 competitive matches so far.
Well, what a cracking game we have on the cards here. The current Premier League leaders taking on the reigning Premier League champions in a derby game. Once again, we have a game where it's tough to call as a first game back after an international break but I honestly don't think there's a lot separating these two teams. I could see either team sneaking a narrow win but it could be a moment of genius or a grave error. I'm going to have to sit on the fence though and back a draw.
Draw @ 4.20 with Bet365
Total Goals Scored Under 3.5 @ 1.63 with Betfair
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Wolves vs Manchester City
The final game of the weekend in the Premier League is a fascinating clash taking place at 8:15pm BST when Wolves host Manchester City at Molineux. This a game that the home team will feel they can make it back-to-back wins being the visitor's bogey team. However, can the away side get their new title challenge off to the best start by laying to rest the ghost of the Wanderers.
Wolves have begun this season in a very positive manner. The 2-0 win in the league against Sheffield United was a potential banana skin overcome. A mix and match side was then beaten 1-0 by Stoke in the EFL Cup 2nd Round but head coach Nuno Espirito Santo will surely not be too bothered by the fact his team have to consider an extra cup competition. The attention now turns fully to the league and FA Cup. Wanderers have only lost 1 of their 4 matches against Manchester City since they were promoted from the Championship. The team also scored at least once in 16 of their 19 home league games last season.
Manchester City are being backed by many to put last season's disappointing season behind them to bounce back with vengeance this year. Pep Guardiola has spent big on Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ferran Torres from Valencia but is it strengthening in the right places with enough quality? The Citizens are yet to play a competitive game yet having ended their season last year late with involvement in Europe. They'll be hoping to continue their potent scoring run on the road from last season when they averaged 2.36 goals per game on their travels.
It's always hard to make a call on a game involving a team that hasn't played yet. We all suffered from that naivety this weekend by backing Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace heavily. I still think this is a City team that is a wounded animal and I'm expecting them to be the team to beat this season. Wolves do have their number though. I know every thing is pointing at an away win but I just think given the record Wolves have against City it would be worth giving them the benefit of the doubt here.
Wolves Double Chance @ 2.85 with SportNation
BTTS @ 1.97 with VBet