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Teodore reacted to Darran in Non-League Predictions > February 13th
A rare Saturday where I wont be putting any bets up. Only 4 games at Step 2 have prices and none make any appeal and there are only 6 games left at Step 1. A couple were tempting, but I don't want to force anything so will be taking the day off.
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Jan 12th - 14th
Sheffield United vs Newcastle
OK, this might not be the most exciting fixture in the Premier League this week but I'm determined to dig out the first Sheffield United win of the season and I feel this home game against Newcastle in a 6pm GMT kick-off at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night could deliver it. The away side aren't in the best of form and could be there for the taking for the home team.
Sheffield United continue to toil at the foot of the table in the English top flight with just 2 points from their 17 league games so far and they're now 12 points adrift of safety. Chris Wilder has been at the centre of a number of rumours circulating suggesting he tendered his resignation last weekend but it was rejected. The Blades have broken a lot of unwanted records this season. It's a club record of 20 league matches without tasting victory. Losing 15 of their first 17 league games is the joint worst record in the top four divisions of English football. If they lose here it will be a club record of six straight home league defeats in a row. Anybody that knows Sheffield United as a club or that area of Sheffield as a place will know how much they pride their home form. Worryingly, the team is still yet to keep a clean sheet this season. Was the 3-2 win away to Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup 3rd Round the win they needed to kickstart their season?
Newcastle will see this game as a huge opportunity to end this poor run of six matches without a win in all competitions. It's clear the covid-19 outbreak has hit the club hard but the issues were there for all to see even before that problem. Steve Bruce is struggling to get the best out of his players. The team have dropped to 15th in the table and they could find themselves sucked into the relegation dog fight if they don't pick up a win soon. The Magpies put in a valiant display against Arsenal in the FA Cup 3rd Round only losing after extra-time but the winless run goes on. Bruce himself does have a decent record against his former employers Sheffield United winning 7 of his 10 encounters with them.
The head-to-head statistics kind of debunk how I'm feeling about this game with Newcastle winning each of the last five meetings with Sheffield United. Newcastle won both league games by a 5-0 aggregate score-line last season. So why on earth would I feel it's worth backing a shock Sheffield United win? Basically, I'm a football romantic and sometimes you get these games where you feel the gamble is worth the risk. Come on the Blades! This is the one!
Sheffield United to Win @ 2.58 with SBK
Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.60 with RedZone
Teodore reacted to Gedkip in FA Cup Predictions > Jan 8th - 11th
Wolverhampton vs Crystal palace
There has been 6 FA CUP meetings between the two teams with Wol(2wins),Draws(2) and CRY(2wins). However, Palace last won 1-4 at Molinouex stadium in 22 March 1995.
Nuno Espirito 15 FA CUP encounters has seen him win 6, 4 draws and 5 Losses. However, the last time wolves won at Molinouex stadium was 7th Jan 2019 when they beat Liverpool 2-1.
Roy Hodgson in charge of Palace has faced 6 FA CUP matches winning 3 and loosing 3. However, the last away victory for Palace came in 19th Jan 2019 when they beat Doncaster 0-2.
Wolves are 4 times FA CUP champions and last won FA CUP in 1960 when they beat Blackburn rovers in the finals while Palace's poor FA CUP record has seen them not win a single trophy in their history.
Wolves to win 2-1 FT
1FT(2.05) BTTS Yes(2.01) Over 2.5(2.25) Betway
Teodore reacted to allyhibs in L1, L2, & Scottish Predictions > Dec 22nd - 26th
Hibernian v St Mirren.
I checked the odds for this game yesterday and saw the Hibs win priced at 1.70 and thought that looks about right and was going to look for another bet. Got up this morning to see that the odds have went out to 2.05. I'm having some of that, thanks Santa.
Hibs @ 2.05 - 4pts.
Teodore reacted to Darran in Non-League Predictions > October 13th
Not great on Saturday especially with the way Telford decided to gift Blyth an equalizer in the 90th minute having dominated the game which basically would have meant we would have broke even. At this stage we have no FA Cup prices so for now it is 3 bets in the National League and 1 in the Pitching In Isthmian Premier.
Halifax v Yeovil
The away side have been disappointing so far this season. I originally thought the opening day 2-2 draw at Kings Lynn was a decent effort, but then when you start working through the form lines of that, the draw at home to Wealdstone and then they were 2nd best against Wrexham on Saturday. I don't think they have got anywhere near their best from last season yet and they face a very tough trip to Halifax on Tuesday night. They deservedly beat Dagenham on the opening day and then lost 2-1 to ante-post favs Stockport. On Saturday they got a very creditable draw at Boreham Wood and given they haven't lost at home since last October a point was as good as they could hope for. They had the better chances in the match as well. I would have Halifax as favourites for this so the 21/10 with Skybet if you can get on with them is huge, but the 15/8 will William Hill is more than acceptable as well.
Wealdstone v Stockport
Odds against about Stockport looks huge here. As I mention above I am not sure the draw at Yeovil looked as strong as it did at the time and they were woeful against Dagenham on Saturday. They didn't really have a serious chance until pretty much the last kick of the game and I don't think Dagenham were even that good themselves, but they fully deserved the win. Stockport have done well in their last two games after having a surprising first day defeat and they ought to be in a different class to the home side.
Woking v Dagenham & Redbridge
As I mention above I wasn't impressed by Dagenham on Saturday although they clearly deserved the 3 points. I know Woking lost 4-0 in the end on Saturday, but 3 of those goals came late on when they were chasing the game and they certainly were in the game until that point. They were really good in their only home game of the season so far against Solihull and I would have them around the 6/4 mark rather than the 13/5 they are with Bet365.
Enfield v Kingstonian
I put the away side up two weeks when this game was called off and I am still going to go with them here. After two heavy defeats Kingstonian seem to finally hitting their stride and although their 1st two wins were against lesser sides the win over Hornchurch on Saturday was a step up. To be fair Enfield had a good win themselves, but I just can't let the away side go unbacked at Bet365's 23/10 which is too big.
Halifax 2pts @ 21/10 with Skybet (15/8 with William Hill)
Stockport 3pts @ 11/10 with BetVictor
Woking 1pt @ 13/5 with Bet365
Kingstonian 1pt @ 23/10 with Bet365
Teodore reacted to CzechPunter in US Open 2020
Well, we are getting a Grand Slam after all – and chances are that we’re going to get another one soon after as well!
Looking at the US Open, it’s hard to be confident with one’s bets when it comes to those players that haven’t played since the coronavirus break and there’s certainly a case to be made for staying away from the first round in many match-us. I’ll be in the action, though, so let’s take a look at some of the matches.
Outright-wise, Djokovic is the big favourite in the men’s draw and that’s obviously right for many reasons. We did see him struggle in the warm-up event though and I don’t want to back him at this sort of odds no matter what. I liked Raonic, though, and I’ll be backing him to win his quarter.
On the women’s side of things, the bookmakers know that Williams isn’t such a big favourite as the media are making her out to be and there’s not much that I like honestly. Osaka has been surprising me lately with how good she is, but getting back-to-back events in such a short time frame will be tough. She’s also withdrawn from the finals as I’m writing this, so there’s that.
Now for the matches – I might add a few more later on, but, for now, I’ve got theses ones lined up. First, I’ve got Feliciano Lopez to win against Carballes Baena. The latter was pretty average on clay in Europe and the conditions in this US Open are quick enough to give Lopez a good advantage, especially given that he’s kept himself in some for during the coronavirus break. I’m taking the set handicap, as I’d reckon that RCB will win if he drags the match on and on.
Next, I’ve got Dennis Novak beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for largely the same reasons. Novak can be great in quick conditions, Fokina can’t – and he’s also been disappointing me for quite some time now. I had him down as a big talent, but he’s been struggling to establish himself on the main tour.
Then, I like Corentin Moutet to beat the underperforming Jiri Vesely. Vesely has some wins under his belt and that’s fine, but not against the level of Moutet and the Frenchman has been keeping himself busy on hard in the off-season against top-class players, which should do him a world of good here.
I also like the odds for Bedene to beat Ruusuvuori, as I liked his performances in New York before that and especially his win over Fritz. That was a long match in which he stayed collected throughout and was serving really well.
And, as a small double, I’ll be taking Christian Garin to beat Ulises Blanch together with Ricardas Bernakis to beat Federico Gaio. Both are way better and have played on hard recently.
On the women’s side of things, I’ve got Pera to beat Diyas. She’s been the surprise package for me since the restart and she even has mental resilience after facing Serena and doing well, while Diyas has played just a single match against Li and lost with no resistance whatsoever.
I also like Golubic to beat Lapko. She’s got a good game for faster conditions and she has one of the better serves on the WTA, if that can be even said. Moreover, Lapko hasn’t played since March and has just three wins this year against poor players. Golubic has been keeping herself busy, on the other hand, and can make an impact here.
Milos Raonic to win the 4th quarter at 5.50 with Unibet
Feliciano Lopez (-1.5 sets) to beat Roberto Carballes Baena at 2.07 with Sbobet
Dennis Novak (-1.5 sets) to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at 2.03 with Sbobet
Corentin Moutet to beat Jiri Vesely at 1.74 with Pinnacle
Aljaz Bedene to beat Emil Ruusuvuori at 1.84 with Pinnacle
Christian Garin (vs. Blanch) + Ricardas Berankis (vs. Gaio) at 1.70 with Bet365
Bernarda Pera (-3.5) to beat Zarina Diyas at 1.84 with Pinnacle
Viktorija Golubic (-3.5) to beat Vera Lapko at 1.86 with Pinnacle
Teodore reacted to allyhibs in SPL Predictions > Aug 8th - 12th
Livingston v Hibernian.
As @StevieDay1983 points out, the artificial pitch gives Livingston a bit of an advantage at home (Tony Macaroni is a chain of Italian restaurants up here, the stadium's been nicknamed The Spaghettihad by fans). They have, however lost a couple of key men from last season and were very poor away to St Mirren last week, looking lethargic and not looking up to match speed yet.
Hibs have clearly got the better squad and started the season with a good win over Kilmarnock, going 2 nil up after 30 minutes in a decent first half display, I think they tired a little bit in the second half and sat in and defended their lead quite comfortably, the Hibs goalie not really having a save to make.
Hibs will play with a different formation than last week, Christian Doidge coming back in to be the central focus up front with Boyle back on the right wing. The frankly disgraceful pitch means you have to alter your style of play and Hibs have the players to do that when required, going long for Doidge to hold up or for Boyle to run onto could unlock the Livi back 4 and I've got a feeling the game could go the same way as last week with Hibs racing into an early lead. I think the bookies have overpriced the away win here, I'd have Hibs as favourites.
Hibs @ 3.00 - 2pts.
Hibs Half Time @ 3.60 - 1pt.
Martin Boyle Anytime Scorer @ 3.25 - 0.5pt.
Teodore reacted to Darran in National League Play-offs
The first weekend of action in the play-offs sees what the National League like to call the eliminators. The National League play-offs will be live on BT Sport whilst the North and South games will be on a pay per view stream should you wish to watch them.
Boreham Wood v Halifax (Friday night 7pm)
A couple of seasons ago Boreham Wood upset the odds by getting to the final of the play-offs and I have a feeling that they might be capable of doing it again. Tonight they announced their 20 man squad for the play-offs and there is plenty to like about it. All the players who played in their last league game feature and they look really strong up front. Luke Garrard has done a hell of job with them this season and they look a good side. Halifax only have 3 strikers coming into the play-offs and losing Devante Rodney was a huge blow to their chances. I think Halifax are probably slightly fortunate to be in the play-offs as well as they were losing their form and they certainly benefited from having an amazing start to the season. I obviously would carry more confidence if it was a normal play-offs, but the 11/10 with William Hill is an attractive price.
Altrincham v Chester (Sunday 1.30pm)
Fair play to the Chester players who are playing for nothing to help the club afford to take part in the play-offs, but I think it could well be for nothing. They have suffered from losing players including their star striker who decided to go to Gloucester City instead! I was hoping that we should see odds against about Altrincham because they looked on paper to be the best bet of the first round of fixtures and low and behold we can get 13/10 with William Hill and as I write no one is odds against. Altrincham ended the season in good form and they have goals in them as well as being pretty solid at the back. On paper they are certainly the stronger team and hopefully they can prove it on the pitch.
Slough v Dartford (Sunday 1.30pm)
Going to have to try and watch two games at the same time as both bets in the Step 2 play-offs frustratingly kick off at the same time. This one is pretty self explanatory given I think Dartford can win promotion. Slough were in pretty awful form when the league stopped and as I mention in my outright preview Dartford have been superb since Steve King took over and are value for more points than they ended with in my view. 12/5 with William Hill is way too big in my view.
Boreham Wood 1pt @ 11/10 with William Hill
Altrincham 2pts @ 13/10 with William Hill
Dartford 1pt @ 12/5 with William Hill
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in Championship Predictions > Jul 10th - 12th
Fulham vs Cardiff
The brutal schedule of the Championship continues tonight when promotion-chasing Fulham entertain play-off hopefuls Cardiff in an 8:15pm BST kick-off from Craven Cottage. Both sides are in the thick of the action at the right end of the table but after contrasting results during their midweek fixtures will either team be brave enough to come away with all 3 points?
Fulham had appeared to be running out of steam when they returned from the suspension for covid-19. Scott Parker's men lost their two league games after returning but it's been 3 league wins on the bounce since. This has seen the Cottagers move up to 4th in the table and just 7 points off the automatic promotion spots with only 4 league games remaining including this fixture. Just 1 goal conceded in their last 3 matches has been key to the team's recent results. This game will also see the club's top scorer Aleksandr Mitrovic return from suspension and looking to add to his 23 league goals scored this campaign.
Cardiff had been in impeccable form since returning to action. The Bluebirds had gone unbeaten before the midweek 3-2 loss at home to Blackburn but that defeat was a reminder that this is the Championship where anyone can beat anyone. Neil Harris will be disappointed with the sloppy goals his team conceded having previously conceded just 1 goal in their last 5 league games. Disconcertingly, Cardiff have a poor away record against teams in the top half of the table having won only 2 of their away games against sides in the top 11.
I know I say this every week but I'm not optimistic about this one. I'm not going to read into our away form against the top half sides too much because that form has greatly improved under Harris. However, it's an awful record and I feel this is a Fulham side that are starting to believe in themselves again. Cardiff will bounce back because one thing Harris has shown is that he addresses problems quickly. The only issue is that in doing that he can sometimes unintentionally create other issues. If I'm being brutally honest, I think we'll do well to get a point but I can see us losing by a single goal.
Fulham to Win @ 2.07 with VBet
BTTS @ 1.92 with VBet
Teodore reacted to Neubs in Premier League Predictions > Jul 4th - 6th
I´ve got West Ham DNB - for sure they have on paper easy Matches next 2 Games - but the Pressure is still on in these 2 Games. Also look on last 2 WestHam Games in Season - away to ManU who i think at this Time are still fighting for CL-Spot and then last Game against Aston Villa who are also fight against Relegation. I think WestHam want´s to secure his Premier League Place for next Season before these 2 Games. So i think they must win todays Game and also next 2. Win against Chelsea also should give a boost for them.
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in L1 Predictions > Jul 3rd - 6th
Portsmouth vs Oxford
The League One play-off semi-final first legs kick off tonight and the first game up is the 5:30pm BST start between Portsmouth and Oxford at Fratton Park. The League One and League Two seasons were curtailed early with final positions decided on a points-per-game basis. That left Peterborough as one of the teams to miss out unfortunately. Still, the show goes on!
Portsmouth finished in 5th place with a point-per-game average of 1.71. That left them 0.02 inside the play-offs. That's how close it was. Kenny Jackett will be delighted that his side have reached the play-offs for a second consecutive season. Pompey might also be slightly relieved the season was cancelled because they'd only won 3 of their previous 7 league games before lockdown. However, they come into this game boasting the best home form in the division with 12 wins and 6 draws from their 18 league games played at home this season.
Oxford ended up just one place above their opponents for this game but they also finished with a points-per-game average of 1.71. The differing factor was goal difference. Karl Robinson has exceeded expectations with The U's with the FA Cup run and added bonus for the season. United might feel slightly aggrieved that the season finished early with the team having won their previous 5 straight league games before the suspension. They were only 2 points off automatic promotion at the time. It's also bad news that they come into this game having won just 3 of their last 8 away games.
The statistics for this game all point towards a home win. The ELO ratings give reason to dither before making that call but this is a game between a Portsmouth side that haven't been beaten on their home patch all season and an Oxford side that have faltered repeatedly on the road. I do feel that without the home crowd behind them that Pompey might not be as effective on their own turf as they could be. United could well sense this and I think the odds of a draw are very appetising.
Draw @ 3.20 with Betway
BTTS @ 2.05 with William Hill
Teodore got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Poland Ekstraklasa Predictions > 2019/20
Round 33, only 5 rounds to go.
Rakow Częstochowa - Arka Gdynia
Rakow 47 points and holidays. Arka with small chance to avoid relegation but they still fighting.
2.13 on Arka x2 for me is huge value.
I takie the risk and make smallbet on Arka
Arka x2 2.13
Zagłębie Lubin - Korona Kielce
Zagłębie few last matxhes poor results, ok they won against poorest ŁKS at home and tomorrow they play against Korona.
Korona medicore team, for sure they Will be relegated.
Zagłębie 1x 1.32
Wisła Płock - ŁKS Łódź
Płock poor form last rounds and they have some problems but if they dont win against ŁKS....
They need to także points against ŁKS on Holiday.
Wisla Płock 1x 1.23
Legia Warszawa - Piast Gliwice
I dont trust Legia here. Yes they are better but will be Marciniak as a ref.
Górnik Zabrze - Wisła Kraków
Similar like Arka, value on away team.
Górnik on Holiday with 47 points, they play well at home but Wisła have more to play.
Wisla Kraków x2 1.85
Jagiellonia Białystok - Lechia Gdańsk
No bet, could be everything.
Maybe small bet on 1x.
Śląsk Wrocław - Lech Poznań
Śląsk play well against Cracovia yesterday but Lech is too much for them. Another level.
Lech will not lose in Wrocław for me.
Lech x2 1.44
Cracovia - Pogoń Szczecin
Time for Cracovia. Cracovia maybe underform but have bigger potential than Pogoń.
Cracovia 1x 1.28
Teodore got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Poland Ekstraklasa Predictions > 2019/20
Arka Gdynia - Zagłębie Lubin
Really last chance for Arka. They looking poor but this is last chance for them but... Fans both teams like eachother this is very important... Few year ago situatiin was the same. Last round Arka play away in Lubin need to win and... They did it.
Arka Gdynia 1 2.70
Arka Gdynia 1x 1.50
Korona Kielce - Raków Częstochowa
Korona on friday lost in Zabrze in 95 min after that few players coach sent of to second team.
After win against Wisła Kraków Rakow is safe but here they have chance to get minimum 1 point.
Rakow x2 1.47
ŁKS Łódź - Górnik Zabrze
Yes, as I wrote home team will be relegated but here I see some chance for them. Few rounds ago they lost 0-1 against Górnik. Small bet on ŁKS 1x
ŁKS 1x 1.65
Wisła Kraków - Wisła Plock
Very important match for both teams but home team is fighting for lives.
Wisla Kraków 1x 1.34
Lechia Gdańsk - Piast Gliwice
As I predict Lechia won in Szczecin and Piast lost at home against. Piast have -10 point to Legia and if they want have rest of chance they need to win this.
Important fact. Few weeks ago, before covid Lechia won in 1/4 Polish Cup. I dont belive on Lechia here.
Piast x2 1.38
Jagiellonia Białystok - Legia Warszawa
Legia on the best way to win championship. Much better team than Jagiellonia.
Nothing more to say.
Legia x2 1.21
Lech Poznań - Pogoń Szczecin
Lech on fire right now, good form. They fighting for 2nd place.
Pogon as I wrote, season for them is over.
Few rounds ago Lech won at home against Pogoń 4-0.
Lech 1 1.62
Śląsk Wrocław - Cracovia
Smallbet on 1x.
Both teams lose today but here i belive that Śląsk can get minimum 1 point.
Śląsk 1x 1.40
So tasty.... 🙃