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TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in First Division A Predictions > Jan 29th - Feb 2nd
Kortrijk vs Standard Liege=over(1.57) stake 8/10
Kortrijk position 12° points 23
Standard Liege position 4° points 41
injured: Brendan Hines-Ike(defender 15/0), Tyron Ivanof(midfielder 2/0), Lucas Rougeaux(defender 8/0)
injured: Sa(striker 0/0), Bokadi(defender 6/0), Limbombe(midfielder)
Kortrijk has a home score of w4-d3-l5 goals scored 21 goals conceded 19 while Standard Liège has an away score of w4-d3-l4 goals scored 19 goals conceded 17. Kortrijk is back from a good home draw against Club Brugge with a score of 2-2 while Standard Liège has a home win with a score of 2-1 against Oostende.
In my opinion it was a very open game with a lot of goal actions because both teams prefer offensive football. Over in decline.
TOTTI3 reacted to StevieDay1983 in Eredivisie Predictions > Jan 31st - Feb 2nd
Ajax vs PSV
The big game in the Dutch Eredivisie is not in any doubt this weekend when two of the biggest clubs in Netherlands football history go toe-to-toe in a 3:45pm GMT kick-off this Sunday afternoon at the Amsterdam Arena. It's Ajax versus PSV. There may be a gulf between these two teams in the league but you know there'll be fireworks when these two go at it.
Ajax are in their standard league position of 1st in the Dutch top flight. Erik ten Hag continues to work his magic in the Dutch capital with the club 3 points clear ahead of second placed AZ. There have been a few blips lately with defeats to Willem II, AZ, and Groningen all coming in the last 5 league games. The defeat last week should be a kick up the rear because it halted a run of back-to-back wins before it got properly started. The league leaders still boast a superb record at home with 9 wins from their 10 home league matches this season.
PSV come into this game in 5th place and the team is no resurgent since Ernest Faber took over from Mark van Bommel. PSV came up short for us last week against FC Twente so I'm hoping they'll roll over and let us have this one this week. It's now just 1 loss in their last 7 league games as the club looks to gatecrash the Champions League qualification spots. They're now just 8 points behind AZ before this match.
This always used to be the title deciding game in Dutch football but PSV are a bit off the pace this season. Still, Ajax have been stuttering lately so this is a great chance for the visitors to catch their rivals on the hop and thrust themselves back into an unlikely title race. I remain confident that Ajax will get the job done and think they could do it by keeping a clean sheet.
Ajax to Win to Nil @ 2.70 with BetVictor
Ajax HT/FT @ 2.05 with Ladbrokes
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TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Eredivisie Predictions > Jan 31st - Feb 2nd
Az vs Rkc=over3.5(1.87) stake 8/10
Az position 2° points 44
Rkc position 18° points 11
in doubt: Hatzidiakos(Defender 11/1)
injured: Elbers(forward 7/1)
Az has a home score of w7-d1-l2 goals conceded 22 goals conceded 8 while Rkc has an away score of w1-d1-l8 goals conceded 12 goals conceded 29. The home team has the least beaten defence in the league with 15 goals conceded in 20 games, a prolific attack with 42 goals scored while the visiting team has the worst defence in the tournament with 47 goals conceded and a good offensive department with 23 goals scored. The total balance of direct clashes sees the Az ahead with 19 wins, 8 from the Rkc and 2 draws in the previous 29. In the end I think this match will give us a lot of goal action.
TOTTI3 reacted to StevieDay1983 in Europa League Predictions > Mar 7th
Rennes vs Arsenal
The last 16 of the Europa League throws up this first leg tie between Ligue 1 club Rennes and Premier League side Arsenal in a 5:55pm (still think that's such a random kick-off time. UEFA committee all making decisions during one of their alleged pot-smoking sessions again!) kick-off at Roazhon Park on Thursday night.
Rennes are 10th in Ligue 1 and struggling to find consistent form on the domestic front. Julien Stephan worked miracles getting this squad this far in the Europa League but it's hard to imagine them getting past this latest challenge. They squeaked their way through a group that included Dynamo Kiev, Astana, and Jablonec. The team then disposed of Real Betis 6-4 on aggregate after winning the second leg away 3-1.
Arsenal are continuing to be an unknown quantity this season. Every time it looks like Unai Emery's side are running out of steam they start picking up results again. The Gunners are 5th in the Premier League and just 1 point off the Champions League qualification spots. Heading into the second week of February, they'd only won 4 of their previous 9 league games and were staring at another season in the Europa League. Three wins and a hard-earned 1-1 draw away to local rivals Tottenham in the league has resurrected their hopes.
It's been relatively straightforward for Emery's side so far in this competition. They topped a group that included Sporting CP, Vorskla Poltava, and FK Qarabag. Then despite losing the first leg away 1-0 to BATE Borisov in the previous round they romped home as 3-0 winners in the second leg at home to comfortably qualify.
I'm expecting this to be a tight game but when I look at the two sides and their current league form it seems foolish to bet against Arsenal. Emery has won this competition three times as Sevilla manager so he knows what is required. I can see a narrow win for the Gunners but Rennes will make it difficult.
Arsenal to Win @ 2.09 with MarathonBet
BTTS @ 1.73 with Ladbrokes
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TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Serie A & B Predictions > Mar 1st - 4th
Foggia vs Cosenza= both teams score(1.95) stake 7/10
Position form 16° points 23
Cosenza position 11° points 33
injured: Deli (midfielder 17/4);
suspended: Gerbo(midfielder 17/3), Busellato(midfielder 18/0).
injured: Corsi (defender 22/0), Bittante (defender 4/0).
Foggia has a home score of w4-d6-l2 goals scored 22 goals conceded 19 while Cosenza has a home score of w3-d3-l6 goals scored 8 goals conceded 17. In the last round Foggia has drawn away from home against Ascoli with a score of 2-2, continues the fasting of success of Foggia, a team that expresses an interesting and proactive football with an excellent and prolific attack and a defense that often suffers the attacks of the opposing teams with the second worst defense of the championship. Cosenza comes from a home victory with a score of 1-0 against Carpi. They have suffered a single defeat in the last ten games and are in the playoff area what began the championship was unthinkable, team that had to fight to avoid relegation. The visiting team will go on the field to try to sink a Foggia in counterattack in search of the three points as it has absolute need in view of salvation. Match with many actions from goal.
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Alaves vs Celta Vigo=1(2.30) stake 6/10
Alaves position 6° points 36
Celta Vigo position 17° points 24
injured: Iago Aspas (striker 18/10);
suspended: Vazquez (defender 2/0), Boudebouz (midfielder 1/0).
Alaves has a home score of w6-d4-l1 goals scored 13 goals conceded 7 while Celta Vigo has a home score of w2-d2-l7 goals scored 17 goals conceded 25. The home team fights for a place in the Europa League. The visiting team is making a disappointing league, fighting to try to get away from the danger zone quickly. Alaves can also count on the favorable tradition in head-to-head with a home score of seven wins, three draws and three defeats. This match is dominated by the superiority of the home team.
TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Ligue 1 & 2 Predictions > Feb 20th - 25th
Dijon vs S.Etienne= X2+ov1.5(1.70) stake 7/10
Dijon position 18° points 20
S.Etienne position 5° points 40
suspended: Haddadi (defender 22/2), Lautoa (defender 22/0);
in doubt: Sammaritano (midfielder 8/0), Rosier (defender 17/0), Jeannot (attacker 12/1).
injured: Monnet-Paquet (forward 23/1), Vada (midfielder 2/0), Hamouma (midfielder 16/2), Debuchy (defender 14/2).
The Dijon has a home score of w3-d2-l6 goals scored 10 goals conceded 18 while the S. Etienne has a away score of w2-d5-l5 goals scored 11 goals conceded 20. The home team is third last in the standings is in full swing to not fall back in Ligue 2, come from three consecutive stops in the league. The visiting team is fourth in the standings together with Marseille, for them one victory one draw and three defeats in the last five games. The Dijon has one of the most perforated defenses in the league while the guests cash in and score goals very easily. The home team is much lower both in terms of results and technique. Sign 2 share down
TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Europa League Predictions > Feb 20th & 21st
Dynamo Zagreb vs Plzen=gol(1.90) stake 7/10
absent: Stojanovic (defender 10/0), Gavranovic (forward 15/5), Sunjic (midfielder 16/0).
absent: Krmencik(attacker 13/7), Hubnik(defender 19/0), Hejda(defender 10/0), Kolar(midfielder 2/0)
The first game ended with a score of 2-1 for Plzen. Qualifying is still open so I expect a macht open to any result with a lot of actions as a goal. So my final choice is goal.
TOTTI3 reacted to StevieDay1983 in Champions League Predictions > Feb 12th - 20th
Schalke vs Manchester City
The first leg matches of the last 16 of the Champions League draw to a close tonight. Our attention turns to the match-up between Bundesliga strugglers Schalke and Premier League table toppers Manchester City in this 8pm kick-off at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke are having a season to forget on the domestic front. Domenico Tedesco's men are 14th place in the Bundesliga. Relegation might well be staved off this campaign but qualifying for European competition in 2019/20 is looking remote at best. Not a great outcome for what was a season of high expectations. Still, the club remains in Europe's elite competition but for how long?
Manchester City appear to be a team ready-made to win the Champions League. The financial backing, managerial prowess, quality playing squad, and performances have all suggested this could be the best chance yet for Pep Guardiola's side to take home the elusive trophy.
Both teams made relatively light work of the group stage. Schalke finished as runners up in a group with Porto, Galatasaray, and Lokomotiv Moscow. It was considered one of the easier groups but they still qualified with ease. City lost their opening game versus Lyon at home but then won 4 of their next 5 group games to qualify as group winners.
This will be the third time these two sides have met in European competition. The first time came in the 1969/70 Cup Winners' Cup Semi-Final and the second occasion was in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group phase. City won the 1969/70 matches with a 5-2 aggregate victory and then won the solitary 2008/09 group stage game 2-0 away.
The omens aren't good for Schalke. City are unbeaten against German opposition in their last 7 Champions League matches. Schalke have also been eliminated at this stage of the competition on the past three occasions that they have reached the last 16.
I'm going to have to back a City win here. Schalke have seemingly turned it on for the Champions League and their results have improved domestically over the past few months. They are proving a difficult side to beat at home having gone undefeated for their last 9 European home games but I think this City side should pinch a narrow win.
Manchester City HT/FT @ 1.91 with Ladbrokes
Manchester City to Win by 1 Goal @ 3.96 with MarathonBet
TOTTI3 reacted to StevieDay1983 in Europa League Predictions > Feb 20th & 21st
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov
OK, so BATE Borisov threw us a curveball last week with their 1-0 win against Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 clash. However, we return to the Emirates Stadium for this 5:55pm match-up on Thursday afternoon and I have a feeling we could see a huge backlash from the Gunners.
Arsenal looked lacklustre after a bright start against BATE. The combination of the terrible pitch and sub-zero weather conditions was never going to bring out the best in Unai Emery's men. I think many were still surprised to see them lose the game though. Still, it was only a narrow defeat and one from which they'll certainly feel they can bounce back.
BATE Borisov will be delighted with their first win over an English club in European competition. Igor Stasevich's free-kick was enough to give them an advantage to take into this game. The Belarus side have already beaten MOL Vidi and PAOK on the road this season in this competition so they shouldn't be written off.
I just think this is a game where Arsenal won't under-perform again. It'll be a better pitch, warmer weather, and a more supportive crowd. When this Gunners side get going they are a tough team to play against. BATE will come with one objective and that's to defend to the hilt. If Arsenal can score early then they can open the flood gates. I think it'll be close but Arsenal should win by a couple of goals.
Total Goals Scored Under 3.5 @ 1.76 with MarathonBet
First Goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang @ 3.50 with BetVictor
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TOTTI3 reacted to StevieDay1983 in Champions League Predictions > Feb 12th - 20th
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich
It's a classic European night at Anfield awaiting us this evening when Premier League title challengers Liverpool host Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in an 8pm kick-off. Two of the great European sides going head-to-head but who will take an advantage into the second leg of this last 16 tie?
Liverpool face one of their biggest tests this season so far. Jurgen Klopp's side are starting to have questions asked of them. Early eliminations from the EFL Cup and FA Cup plus their first league defeat of the season at the start of January in a 2-1 loss to title rivals Manchester City left many questioning if the Reds had what it takes to win a trophy. The fact it's now just 1 win in their last 3 games has seen those doubts multiply by the pundits.
Bayern Munich are also being given a rough ride recently by the media. Niko Kovac's side are chasing league leaders Borussia Dortmund. The gap is now reduced to just 3 points with Bayern Munich in 2nd place but it's a situation they're not familiar with over recent years.
It's certainly Liverpool that have looked the less convincing in the Champions League. Klopp's side scraped through the group stage on the final game. It was only goals scored that saw Liverpool qualify ahead of Napoli. Bayern Munich ensured qualification with a game to spare.
This could prove a tricky tie for Liverpool. It's been clear the impact Virgil Van Dijk has had on the Reds back line since his arrival from Southampton but they'll need to cope without him tonight as he is suspended. The Reds are also without Joe Gomez and potentially Dejan Lovren. This could see Fabinho sitting back in defence to solve their defensive crisis.
Bayern Munich are also without a number of players. Kovac hopes to have Jerome Boateng available despite being initially ruled out with a stomach illness. There's still uncertainty surrounding Kingsley Coman's involvement but Kovac remains optimistic.
Liverpool can take confidence from their head-to-head record against Bayern Munich. The German has only won 1 of their 7 European matches against Liverpool. That solitary win came way back in November, 1971 in the Cup Winners' Cup. To add to this, Bayern have never managed to score against Liverpool at Anfield. The Reds are also undefeated in 19 consecutive matches at Anfield in European competition. To match this, Bayern Munich are currently unbeaten in their last 8 away matches in the Champions League.
I was initially hopeful that Liverpool could win this but the absence of Van Dijk is massive. I think we'll either see Liverpool sneak a narrow win but more likely is Bayern Munich snatching a draw. I can see goals flying in at both ends with Liverpool's defence severely weakened but their attacking prowess could compensate for that. I'm backing a score draw.
Draw @ 3.75 with BetVictor
BTTS @ 1.61 with Bet365
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TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Championship Predictions > Feb 19th - 25th
Derby vs Millwall=1(2.00) state 7/10
Derby position 7° points 51
Millwall position 20° points 31
injured: Davies (defender 5/0), Forsyth (defender 13/0), Mount (midfielder 26/4), Lawrence (midfielder 23/5).
injured: Mc Laughlin (defender 6/0), Meredith (defender 25/0).
Derby has a home score of w8-d5-l2 goals scored 22 goals conceded 15 while Millwall has a home score of w1-d4-l10 goals scored 14 goals conceded 27. The home team is in full swing for a place in the play off, winning this recovery game would go to place sixth. The visiting team is in full battle to avoid relegation, a success that has been missing for five days. The home team is superior in both performance and results score 1 very likely.
TOTTI3 got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Championship Predictions > Feb 19th - 25th
QPR vs West Bromwich=2(2.15) Stake 7/10
QPR position 18° points 39
West Bromwich position 4° points 57
injured: Rangel (17/2 defender), Cameron (13/1 defender).
injured: Phillips (midfielder 22/5);
suspended: Gayle (attacker 26/16).
QPR has a home score of w7-d2-l6 goals scored 23 goals conceded 21 while West Bromwich has a home score of w9-d3-l4 goals scored 27 goals conceded 17. A 2019 nightmare for QPR, which in the league is reduced by five consecutive defeats and does not win in eight rounds, the danger zone is nearby. Making a result against West Bromwich however won't be easy, since the guests are aiming for the Premier League and are today in the middle of the playoff area, quartered with 57 points, just 4 points from the second place that is worth the direct promotion. Mostly highlighting the visiting team, the home team appears less incisive sign 2 appears almost likely.