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Everything posted by arsenalfh

  1. Re: TIM Cup > January 21st - 29th I understand rotation is needed to keep players happy and fit for when injuries hit but surely Juve will take the Coppa more seriously now that they're out of the CL.They're 8 points clear in Series A as well so I don't see why Conte can't save the rotation for the weaker league sides instead of a huge cup game where it's all or nothing. But yeah, let's wait for some more team news.
  2. Re: TIM Cup > January 21st - 29th Conte wants to rest players in a big cup match with Juve so far ahead in Serie A, already out of the CL and a fully fit squad? What does he need to rest players for? Doesn't make sense to me but if that's what the Italian media are reporting I'll wait for team news before placing any bets. With a full team out I think Juve are a very nice price at 2.88 on BetVictor even if Roma have been performing very well especially at home. Roma were absolutely hammered and tactically out classed by Conte just a few weeks ago and I can't see how they'll be able to sc
  3. Re: Ligue 2 > January 17th - 20th Ntep is an Auxerre player as far as I know although closing in on a move to Roma, not QPR. He may very well start tomorrow.
  4. Re: Copa Del Rey > January 7th - 14th Lucky to get such a late goal but you have to say it was a fair result after a storming final 20 minutes from the home side. Valencia were only dangerous after the introduction of Feghouli and Canales who added some pace and directness to the attack, before that Atletico were very comfortable though. I thought we were going to see a carbon copy of Atletico's win in Malaga at the weekend when Garcia scored as it looked as Valencia were out of ideas in the final third but those changes in the last 20 minutes completely changed the game. It's a shame it
  5. Re: Copa Del Rey > January 7th - 14th I went against Valencia at the weekend and they beat my bet Levante quite comfortably but I still don't think they're anywhere close to Atletico when it comes to quality, especially with a few key players missing. Banega and Jonas miss out while Atletico start with a lot of the players people expected them to rest so Simeone clearly wants to win this despite their poor record in away legs of Copa Del Rey games. The thing is with Atletico is that they can win from anywhere, they could be defending the whole game and suddenly score because of their str
  6. Re: Serie A > January 5th & 6th Yeah, fantastic performance from Juve. Vidal and Tevez again were excellent and Roma had no answers. Roma were poor but when you face a Juventus side in this sort of form most sides would struggle. Napoli will finish second for me while Roma scrap it out for the final CL spot with Fiorentina and possibly Inter if they can get one or two quality players in January. Rossi could be a huge blow for Fiorentina though.
  7. Re: Serie A > January 5th & 6th Roma are unbeaten all season but they face a huge challenge when they face Juventus at their Turin fortress. Juventus have won every single home game this season and have conceded just once in their last 9 Serie A games reaching top form after a slow start. Their slow start cost them in the Champions League but they clawed back the deficit to Roma in the league and now lead by 5 points looking fairly unstoppable in Seria A as they have been during Conte's reign. Vidal and Tevez are playing at the top of their game at the moment and will be key if Juve
  8. Re: BBOTD Tuesday 31st December Got him at 39/1 on Betfair, definitely worth a punt with small stakes I feel. Light weight on heavy ground with Colgan back on board who knows what will happen.
  9. Re: Chelsea v Liverpool > Sunday December 29th Bet lost. Only watched the second half where Liverpool certainly deserved a point but I heard Chelsea were well on top before the break. Suarez should have won a penalty with 10 minutes to go after a moment of madness from Eto'o.
  10. Re: Newcastle United v Arsenal > Sunday December 29th Bet won. In the end you've got to take Arsenal to win in these sort of matches at those sort of prices, sure winner in the long run.
  11. Re: Newcastle United v Arsenal > Sunday December 29th Arsenal out to 2.3 on Bet365 which is far too big. Arsenal have a good record against Newcastle and it's these type of games that Arsenal have been winning which has kept them top of the league most of the season. Ozil and Ramsey are out but this midfield of Flamini and Rosicky is perfect for counter attacking and the players who have come in are all real quality unlike the thin Arsenal squads before. Cazorla showed last seasons form against West Ham and I expect more improvement here in Ozil's absence where he will be the main man in
  12. Re: Chelsea v Liverpool > Sunday December 29th It's clear to see that Mourinho is going to set up his Chelsea side to sit deep and play on the counter against all the top sides. He did this against United, City and Arsenal with success as they didn't lose one of those games. Mourinho has built his success on lethal counter attacking sides but unfortunately for him this Chelsea side does not have the quality and consistency up front to really make this work for him. The defence remains extremely solid when sitting deep but Torres, Eto'o, Ba, Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Schurrle clearly are
  13. Re: Everton v Southampton > Sunday December 29th Everton have been incredibly hard to beat under Roberto Martinez but they'll face a big challenge against Southampton who like to raise their game against the top sides. Southampton have been playing better than results suggest after going through a series of very tough games and I believe they can a point here. Howard, Deulofeu and Barry miss out for Everton whilst Boruc, Schneiderlin and Wanyama are the important missings for Southampton. Key defender Lovren should return for Southampton as could Clyne and Osvaldo so we may see the retur
  14. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Good find cambroia. :ok Rio Ave and Estoril look like value to me this weekend. I've bet on Estoril away from home this season making a decent profit but I haven't watched or bet on Rio Ave, all I know is that they're a well organised solid side. Rio Ave have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 away from home this season including visits to Sporting and Braga with 7 goals scored, 2 against. They've won their last three away games by one goal though, have they been lucky? They face Pacos tomorrow who have only scored 3 goals at home this season and their
  15. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 I was on both teams to score as well because of these previews. Thanks for the tips. :ok
  16. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Thanks for that, I just thought Sporting were poor against Rio Ave, Benfica, Porto and Guimaraes and would struggle a bit against Belenenses. I'm a bit of Porto fan myself actually, half my family are from the north of Portugal and are huge Porto fans. Then my brother is Sporting fan, so I'm well aware of the problems after giving him a good slagging last season :lol I'll take note of that.
  17. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Wonder what your thoughts on Sporting are, every time I watch them they seem to struggle to break sides down. However I only tend to watch them against the better sides. William Carvalho has been an absolute revelation in midfield though, great player.
  18. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Unlucky with Setubal Drac, 90th minute own goal costing us. Good call in the end cambroia. Currently nil all in the Sporting game after 20 minutes.
  19. Re: Manchester City v Arsenal > Saturday December 14th This haha, no way we deserved to lose that game by such a big margin. Very sloppy defending from Arsenal today especially from Koscielny and Mertesacker who have been immense this season. Anyway when you take the game to City they are very beatable like Arsenal did today, but you've also got to be solid at the back where Arsenal were poor. Must have been a great game for the neutral but as an Arsenal fan you've got to be annoyed with that result.
  20. Re: Manchester City v Arsenal > Saturday December 14th I said before the match City could get a lot of joy down the flank especially through Zabaleta and that is exactly what has happened. Wilshere just hasn't tracked him at all and they were always going to score eventually by playing down that right side. Another thing is the amount of space city are getting in between the Arsenal defence and midfield, the two Arsenal centre backs need to be more aggressive and close down this space. More goals in this definitely, City taking advantage of Arsenal's weaknesses down the flank while City
  21. Re: Manchester City v Arsenal > Saturday December 14th City team: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negrado Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud The exact side I wanted to see from Arsenal. Even Monreal who has been doing very well when played recently comes in for Gibbs who hasn't performed in the last few weeks, didn't expect that at all.
  22. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Skipped over this post last night, thought this game was a few weeks ago. I watched Braga last week and I thought they were very poor, despite an excellent second half performance from Porto. Usually Jesualdo gets the best out of his teams but things haven't been going right at Braga. There's no way they deserve to be priced at 1.36 against any side, never mind an on form Setubal team without Eder. Nice preview, and I think I'll back it myself. Good luck.
  23. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Sporting riding their luck a bit at the moment and I believe Belenenses may be able to sneak something from this game. Sporting top the league but they definitely struggle against the better defensive sides and unfortunately for them Belenenses are one of them. When they're given space Sporting can be devastating with their pace as we've seen against Pacos, Setubal, Academica and Arouca but they struggled against better sides like Guimaraes where they got a lucky goal in the 90th minute and I heard the 2-0 result against Gil Vicente flattered t
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