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swasya reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st
Leeds vs Fulham
The second game in the Premier League this weekend is between newly promoted clubs Leeds and Fulham in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday afternoon from Elland Road. @Ameer13, keen to hear your thoughts after reading what I'm about to put. Both teams lost their opening games of the new season but will be coming into this game with different levels of self-belief based on their performances.
Leeds have undoubtedly been the most high-profile promotion to the English top flight possibly since Manchester City returned back in 2002. Marcelo Bielsa has managed what 14 managers had failed to do at different points before him and guide the club back to the promised land. The Whites stormed to the Championship title last season with their high intense pressing style of play. It was no surprise to those of us that have watched them a fair bit in the Championship that they gave the reigning champions Liverpool a cracking game in their 4-3 opening day defeat. The team have also managed to score 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches. The 1-1 draw with Hull followed by a 9-8 defeat on pens saw back-up players fielded in the main so Bielsa has ensured his first team are ready for this encounter.
Fulham have been tipped to finish bottom of the Premier League this season by a lot of people and I have to agree with that. Scott Parker's side looked every bit as out of their depth as we all suspected. A 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal could have been an even worse score-line on another day. The 1-0 win away to League One side Ipswich in the EFL Cup 2nd Round was hardly inspirational either. It was also surprising to see Parker pick a strong side for that game too. Maybe he felt some players needed more game time given the shortened off-season period.
These two sides only met back in June when Leeds prevailed as 3-0 winners at home. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a similar score-line in this one. I wasn't overly impressed with Fulham when Cardiff played them last season. As I said about West Brom, we were a bang average side and they struggled to get past us. Leeds should turn them over by at least a couple of goals with their high press play.
Leeds to Win @ 1.67 with Boylesports
Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.95 with BetVictor
swasya reacted to thfc in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st
I'm going to go against most of you as I just don't fancy Leeds at those prices. Two newly promoted teams, and no real home advantage with the lack of fans. I wouldn't want to be on Leeds at 1.66 which seems to be the best price at the moment. They managed to lose in the cup to at home to Hull midweek, while Fulham managed a 1-0 win at Ipswich. I know Leeds probably didn't care about the cup, but even so, you'd expect them to beat a Hull team (who also probably didn't care) who have just been relegated to league 1. Fulham +1 at 2.38 with Betfair with a low stake is my bet on this game.
Agree with @neilovan about Palace being a banana skin match for Man U. Again i'm on the away side with a +1 handicap for this one at 3.5 with paddy power. Reasoning is this is Man Utd's first game since the europa league exit, whereas Palace have a game under their belts and I thought were impressive in their game against Southampton last week. Admittedly they managed to lose to Bournemouth on penalties in the week, but I assume weren't fussed about the game. Palace won this game last season, and have a habit of winning away at the bigger teams.
Finally, going with Newcastle again who did the business for me last week. The bookies have Newcastle as only slight favourites which seems wrong given Newcastle finished well above Brighton last season, and have strengthened the team well IMO for this season. Brighton still lack a proven goalscorer, and had to play on Thursday so two days less rest than Newcastle. Newcastle at 2.8 is a great price all things considered.
swasya reacted to neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st
Leeds v Fulham
Watched most of the first weekends games and Fulham definitely stood out as being poor.
Arsenal are not a great away team, but it was a stroll in the park for them. Fulham barely created a chance. They look out of their league at the moment.
Leeds were very good against Liverpool, and slightly unlucky. They ran out of steam towards the end of the game.
They should have way too much for a limited Fulham side. I would expect goals in this game, as Leeds look very open at the back, but show some style and skill going forward. It won't be dull!
Prediction : Leeds home win and over 2.5 goals : Odds 2.63
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swasya reacted to thfc in Premier League Predictions > Feb 28th - Mar 1st
@StevieDay1983 I actually thought the price on Leicester was a bit too short considering their form has been average for quite some time now. I'd say if Vardy scores then Leicester will win as their downturn in form has coincided with his goal drought so maybe combine your bet for a bigger price?
Saying that, i'm going against you to side with Norwich +1 at evens as I don't think this will be as easy for Leicester as the prices imply. Norwich have done well against the bigger teams at home (the famous Man City win, plus draws with spurs and arsenal), and they did give Liverpool a pretty good game in their last home game.
swasya reacted to allthethings in Non-League 15.01
Just can't seem to get Halifax right. Had them in November to win at Morecambe in the FA Cup...they drew 0-0 to force a replay...and had them in the league to win at Gateshead during Christmas week, but they could only get a 1-1 draw. In between, I had them to draw away at Barrow in the FA Trophy, but they get an 88' goal to win 1-2.
I was all set to take draw in today's replay at Solihull, but with the odds now having dropped below 4.00, the proper play is outright win. I will be waiting until close to kick to decide which of these I'll take.
swasya reacted to newjack in Premier League Predictions > Jan 12th - 14th
whats with all the complications lately? just looking at some statistics you can tell what is what, i don't wanna sound arrogant or cocky but why bother with low end of the table? it's completely random and basically anything can happen. For that matter upper league table offers some nice fixtures for overs. Assuming Spurs will play poorly based of 1 cup match that they won? come on. Spurs racked 14 goals in previous 4 matches. Since Sol UTD in last 5 matches racked 16 goals. Both have tendency to concieve a goal and both average 1,5+ goals per game. Relying on h2h is irrelevant at this point because Man U's play style is different. Spurs will want to welcome this new attacking crazyness and counter of it. Last meeting was 0:3 at the ol' trafford, i bet Utd will want to get points here, i doubt they'll be happy with a draw especially if gunners botch the match vs west ham. Spurs also can afford to drop points.
Like i said 2nd game i liked was Pool to win to nil (at the time i said it it was at 2.10, now it's 1.95, I expect to drop to 1.9 come match day). pool on avg concedes 0,64 goals per game when away (that % went slightly up because of city matchup). I can't see Brighton scoring. Liverpool control the match start to finish. Win 0:1 or 0:2 most probable.
Arsenal - Westham
Goals goals goals. Previous matches between West Ham United and Arsenal have averaged 3.64 goals while BTTS has happened 64% of the time Arsenal hasn't kept a clean sheet when away this season on avg conceding 2,1 goals while scoring 2,2 (when away). Ham scores 1,5 goals on avg at home while conceding 1,6 goals. Kept clean sheet 9% of the time, arsenal 0%. Super easy bet here.
Last but not least
Everton - Bournemouth
The teams that usually cuck me in this one, but again i can't predict a winner in this one because both teams are hot/cold at times. Just looking at h2h:
Previous matches between Everton and AFC Bournemouth have averaged 3.88 goals while BTTS has happened 75% of the time. This season Bournemouth on avg scores 1,2 goals when away and concedes 2,3 goals. Everton at home scores 1,64 goals and concedes 1,45 goals. Both have kept clean sheets in 20% range while failing to score is also low. (9% Eve). So again I go for goals.
Ty and good night
swasya reacted to ndanmak in Premier League Predictions > Jan 12th - 14th
Finally joined the forum after a year of reading your thoughts.Very difficult games this week coming from the FA cup matches..West Ham Arsenal is a no bet result for me.Once bookies give Arsenal these high odds away they rarely come back with anything.Should be a BTTS match though.
I love the Cardiff Huddersfield match.Home team for a DNB.
The rest i will pass....
swasya reacted to EuroDream in La Liga Predictions > Jan 3rd - 7th
I am playing on Friday in Levante - Girona Over 2.5, in Espanyol - Leganes Under 2.5...
Saturday and Sunday I havent analysed yet but I fancy Betis win, Valencia not to lose at Alaves, Real Madrid game over 2.5, Eibar - Villareal BTTS and Sevilla DNB...
Sorry I don't have much time to write previews...but who reads those anyways
swasya reacted to Bang on in football multi
Frustrating start, Hull (6-0), Portsmouth (2-1) being the only winner ... +5.52pts
Sheff Utd (3-0), Peterboro' (0-2) .. -2pts
A.Villa (2-2), M.K.Dons (6-0) .. -2pts
Arsenal (3-1), Solihull (2-2) .. -3pts
Daily total ... -1.48pts
Start Bank = 100pts ........... Bank stands at 98.52pts
swasya reacted to Mindfulness in Serie A & B Predictions > Dec 29th & 30th
Juventus V Sampdoria
Sampdoria +1.75 AH @ 2.00 Matchbook
We all know that Juventus are the beasts of the division and a home record of 8,1,0 is nothing to be sneered at. Despite this I feel the markets are loving the home side way too much in this situation.
Sampdoria are bang in form and haven't lost a competitive match since early November. They've won 4 out of their last 5 league games and Marco Giampaolo's side has both the quality and spirit level to make life difficult for Juventus here.
Key goal metrics only give Juventus a marginal advantage heading into this contest while the ELO ratings have actually begun to tip in Sampdoria's favour.
Juventus are rightly favourites for this game but the prices are a little wild when you consider the data. In my view it's pretty complacent to think Juventus can easily overcome such a big asian line against a decent Sampdoria outfit.
Sampdoria +1.5 AH or +1.75 AH seems to be the value play here.
swasya reacted to BillyHills in Prize Winners & New Divisions
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Mug/Pen winners obviously also need to send their home address as well.
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swasya reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Dec 21st - 23rd
Cardiff vs Manchester United
I could probably write a 10,000 word presentation on this game with everything that has been going on and said on the forum already but I'll try to keep it brief. It's Cardiff versus Manchester United at the Cardiff City Stadium for this 5:30pm kick-off on Saturday and it will be United's first game with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge returning to his former club.
Cardiff are a tough team to beat at home in the Premier League. It's now 4 wins from their last 5 league games at the Cardiff City Stadium. It's a run of home form that is up there with the best teams in the league. This is another tough encounter for the Bluebirds as Neil Warnock's men welcome what could potentially be a rejuvenated United side under Solskjaer.
Manchester United are a mess right now. Jose Mourinho's sacking was expected but still slightly surprising given his past credentials, the multi-million pound compensation required, and the fact the side was still in the Champions League and battling for a top four spot.
Problems run deep at the club though. Many are blaming the board. Mourinho and the players obviously need to shoulder some of the blame but with Mourinho gone I feel like the players are now freed of their shackles. He really didn't get the best out of the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Paul Pogba. Solskjaer might show the willingness to let them express themselves more and that's potentially concerning for me to consider as a Cardiff fan.
Warnock has never managed to beat United during his previous 7 matches against United. That has consisted of 6 defeats and 1 draw. I just think the new manager bounce will be a factor for United and even though it remains to be seen if Solskjaer will do the job over the next 6 months or not, I am anticipating United to start well under his tenure.
We'll be lucky to keep them to within a goal. If we kill the game then we stand a chance but I think too many people on the pitch and off it have a point to prove for the Red Devils. A fair percentage of Cardiff fans think Solskjaer is incompetent and United will be there for the taking. I think they'll be in for a huge shock.
Manchester United HT/FT @ 2.50 with BetVictor
Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.83 with MarathonBet
swasya reacted to StevieDay1983 in EFL Cup Predictions > Dec 18th & 19th
Leicester vs Manchester City
The live televised EFL Cup Quarter-Final tonight is the all-Premier League tie between mid-table Leicester and second placed Manchester City in a 7:45pm kick-off from the King Power Stadium. A place in the semi-finals is up for grabs but can the host side cause an upset?
Leicester have had a tragic and emotional couple of months. Things are starting to settle down once again after that traumatic period but questions still remain over the impact the death of the club's owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, but the club now face their sternest test since that awful day in this clash with City.
The Foxes have already disposed of Fleetwood, Wolves, and Southampton. Interestingly, Claude Puel's side haven't conceded a goal in regulation or extra-time play in this competition this season. If they manage that again tonight then they'll be only the second team this season to pull off that feat.
Manchester City are performing as expected. Pep Guardiola's side might not be top of the Premier League table but that's purely down to Liverpool's excellent early season form. They are still pushing Jurgen Klopp's men and have reached the last 16 of the Champions League as a seeded team.
So far in this competition, the Citizens have demolished Oxford United and Fulham without conceding a goal. It is no wonder the bookies are favouring them to win this game and win it well. It can never be certain what side Guardiola will send out for a game like this with a congested fixture schedule coming up. Maybe that offers the chance for some cheeky value backing the underdog to perform better than expected.
It should be remembered that even though Manchester City have the superior record in this head-to-head over recent times with 3 wins and a draw from the last 4 encounters, Leicester did actually take the scalp of City during 2016. The two clubs were in two completely different places back then mind.
I'm finding it hard to bet against Manchester City but I'm not sure it'll be as easy for them as the bookies are making out. Guardiola has frequently dismissed any real desire to try and win the EFL Cup. It seems to be a trophy he'd be happy to win but won't put much emphasis on it. I wouldn't be surprised if Leicester push them all the way losing by just a single goal or even taking the visitors to extra-time.
BTTS @ 1.95 with Bet365
Leicester +2 @ 1.83 with Ladbrokes
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