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  1. Re: Liverpool v Manchester City > Sunday April 13th :rollin
  2. Re: Liverpool v Manchester City > Sunday April 13th Four of the last 5 games at Anfield between the two teams have ended in draws, so that aids your argument. However ...... Liverpool have been ruthless at home and have been scoring goals, much like City has at home. But City are on the road, and though they have beaten Man Utd and Hull on the road, they have drawn with Arsenal and Norwich in their last 4 games. Their defence is similar to Liverpool's in that they can be good but also be shaky, while the midfield should be a great battle. If again, it looked like the Arsenal midfield got the better of Toure and co, and they are going to have just as much a tougher time on the road at Anfield as they did at the Emirates. There are two things that edge in this Liverpool's favour: Firstly,Suarez is in form, and has been throughout the season, and he carries the hopes of Anfield. With Sturridge and exp[ect Sterling to be up there with them, they have been terrorising defences all season. Aguero is expected to be back, but he has had an injury plagued season, and not sure he will be 100% for this. If he was 100% then there would be nothing between the two sides, but also find that he and Dzeko are not a good combination and they tend to misread each other. Secondly is the home ground advantage. Anfield have been rocking the last few games as they realise this may be the year they win the title. That has lifted the team and ground swell of support has not been heard of for a long time. And with this being the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, emotionally this will be even more important for Liverpool and its fans, and they will bring the noise from the opening whistle. With Liverpool this year scoring many of their goals in the first half, would not be surprised that Man City get a shock early on. Liverpool 2-0. C'mon you reds!!!!!!!!
  3. Re: A League Season 2013/2014 Newcastle v Melbourne Victory over 2.5 @ 1.90 bet365 Newcastle v Melbourne Victory over 3.5 @ 3.10 bet365 Their last 6 meetings have seen this game go over and considering the respective line ups here, believe there will be goals again. Newcastle have conceded in each of their last 5 home games, and the Victory has one of the better attacking set of players to score on them, especially as they will have no choice to, if they are to win this game. They are without most of their regular starting back four, with suspensions and national team duty call-ups affecting them for this game. Added to this, is that they have just one clean sheet in their last 10 away games, so even without their regular starters, they were leaking goals in. Should be a great battle between two in-form attackers as Taggart for Newcastle and Troisi for the Victory are on top of the goal scoring charts, so they will be looking to add to their tally. Perth v Melbourne Heart over 2.5 @ 2.25 bet365 Perth v Melbourne Heart over 3.5 @ 4.15 bet365 Perth finally got a win last week and will be looking to add to it while the Heart still are creating chances but lack the finishing touch to put them away. With Perth missing the likes of Jamieson, Risdon and Gallas, their defence is lacking some starters and the Heart have the players to score on them, especially of they believe that they can finish in the top 6, then they need to start scoring and winning their games. However their defence is leaky and they have allowed 9 nine goals in their last 5 away games. Perth have some speedy players up front and the Heart defence is not that quick, so expect them to play some early balls over the top to catch them out. Both teams are desperate for a win and expect to see an open game with both teams looking for goals
  4. Re: NFL Week One Picks Add: Washington v Philadelphia under 49.5 @ 2.17 sportsbet Houston -6.5 @ 2.26 sportsbet Record: 2-3 (-0.80)
  5. Re: NFL Week One Picks Kansas -6.5 @ 2.15 centrebet Cincinnati @ 2.20 centrebet Seattle -3.5 @ 2.05 centrebet Minnesota +3.5 @ 1.94 centrebet Green Bay +3.5 @ 2.02 centrebet
  6. Re: Chelsea v Hull City - Sun 18th August Chelsea -2.5 @ 2.75 bet365 Mourinho will be expecting his side to start the season well. Back at Stamford Bridge in front of an adoring crowd, he will be not be happy if they produce a sub-standard performance. Too much quality for Hull to handle and should be an easy one for them. Like Lukaku to be dominant and doubt that the Tigers can contain him
  7. Re: Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - Sun 18th August Tottenham -1.5 @ 2.85 bet365 While there is no Bale, really like Soldado up front to make Spurs more productive up front, as they have lacked a real finisher in recent years, and with good service from the flanks, believe he can make his presence felt here. Apart from that, Palace will try but the gulf in class will be telling
  8. Re: Swansea City v Manchester United - Sat 17th August Draw @ 3.50 bet365 Tough opening trip for United as they go to Swansea as can see the home side having a good year under Laudrup. Mony looks like a handful and with Michu in behind, they are sure to score some goals this season. Utd's defence is a year older and slower and can see them caught out by teams with pace out wide, which Swansea has. They relied too much on van Persie last year and expect Swansea to try to reduce the service into him.
  9. Re: West Ham v Cardiff City - Sat 17th August West Ham 2.00 @ sportsbet West Ham -1 (EH) @ 3.50 sportsbet Cardiff to get a bit of a shock playing in the EPL especially with the very direct route that Allardyce will play. Carroll should get plenty of service from crosses to cause problems here
  10. Re: West Bromwich Albion v Southampton - Sat 17th August Southampton @ 3.20 bet365 Like Soton to kick on from last season as they played some very good football under Pochettino, and they have bought well with Wanyama and Lovrne coming in to strengthen the side. West Brom have lost Lukaku and Odemwingie from their striker force up front, and hard to see them scoring here
  11. Re: Sunderland v Fulham - Sat 17th August Draw @ 3.40 bet365 Neither side fills you with confidence that they can with this, as Sunderland, with Di Canio there, will have a go but lack some quality especially without Fletcher up front to put the chances away. Fulham are not a side that travel well and will be looking to start their season off with a good point on the road. Some stats (from bbc): Fulham are unbeaten in their last four trips to Wearside (W1, D3). Four of the last 10 games between the sides have ended goalless, while only three of those matches saw both sides score. Fulham have begun the last four seasons by keeping clean sheets (W2, D2). Fulham have only won one of seven Premier League games when they started the season away from home (at Portsmouth in 2009).
  12. Re: Norwich City v Everton - Sat 17th August Draw @ 3.40 bet365 With Moyes there, would have favoured Everton here to edge this, but Norwich look like they may build on last year while Everton may not have the same will to win games with Martinez. Some stats: Norwich have not won their opening league game in any of the last 10 seasons (D5, L5) The Canaries are undefeated in four matches against Everton since their return to the Premier League (one win, three draws). Everton have lost seven of their last 10 opening Premier League games of the season. The Toffees have gone eight Premier League away games without a win.
  13. Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa - Sat 17th August Draw @ 5.20 bet365 Arsenal has goals in them, and with a young Villa backline, they have enough quality there to score some goals but doubt that they will have it all their own way. Lambert has had a season with these players who should be better for it, to play his style of football and with Benteke up front, like him to monster the Arsenal backline as I have little confidence in Mertesacker and Koscielny if they are the CBs for them
  14. Re: Fifa Under 20 World Cup Turkey 2013 During the week, quite a few of these under 20's Iraqi players played against Australia in a WC qualifier and gave them a run for their money. Technically very good and may give England a tough time