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Everything posted by arsenalfh

  1. Re: La Liga > December 13th - 16th Barcelona haven't dropped points at home in the league excluding two games against Real for over two years so it's no wonder they're priced under 1.2 for nearly every game. However tomorrow they face Villarreal and I think there's some very good value on show. Villarreal will miss key holding midfielder Bruno Soriano who is suspended and other star performer Cani is doubtful. Barca's front three of Alexis, Fabregas and Neymar are on fire at the moment and Jordi Alba is fit again. At these unusually high odds I've got to take the Barcelona victory. 7pts
  2. Re: Manchester City v Arsenal > Saturday December 14th I don't really like that stat because ten of those games came before we saw a big change in the way Wenger set up his side. After the defeat at White Hart Lane Wenger has built from the back up with a more counter attacking game and we've seen a massive change in Arsenal's results. Arsenal are now only 8th in the average possession table compared to years before when Arsenal topped the possession stats every season. Wenger used to focus on keeping the ball in the opposition half with a very high line at the back, something which
  3. Re: Ligue 2 > December 13th - 16th Thanks for the tips meatman, seems like you were a bit unlucky with Troyes and Nancy picking up a red card in the first half. We all have poor days, unfortunately I took Brest and Nancy -0.5!
  4. Re: Manchester City v Arsenal > Saturday December 14th Tomorrow the two favourites for the title go head to head at the Etihad following differing performances in the Champions League. City won away at European Champions Bayern while Arsenal produced their worst performance since the opening day defeat against Aston Villa. Problem with Arsenal recently has been the lack of goal threats which was highlighted on Wednesday night. With Ramsey and Wilshere rested Giroud had no one making runs in behind the defence to link up with leading to a completely blunt performance by the Arsenal attack
  5. Re: Ligue 2 > December 13th - 16th Why do Lens never seem to play on Fridays?
  6. Re: France Ligue 1 (6-8 Dec) Didn't see the whole game but for me Monaco were poor. Ajaccio's tactical set upe worked well as they continuously forced Monaco wide by crowding the middle part of the pitch but you would expect Monaco to be a little more imaginative with playmakers like Moutinho and Rodriguez in their ranks. Falcao's ability to get on the end of crosses was definitely missed as Riviere and Martial really struggled to get on the end of anything.
  7. Re: CSKA Moscow v FC Bayern München > Wednesday November 27th Really like this especially now that Doumbia and Dzagoev are out. CSKA will struggle to create chances and without some key attacking players I'm not convinced they'll be clinical enough to take any of few they get. Bayern will keep the ball and shut out the opposition as they have done in most off their games this season where they boast a fantastic defensive record. Odds too high here so I'm on this as well. Good call kevshat. :ok
  8. Re: World Cup Qualifiers European Play-Offs - Friday November 15th Sweden seem to concede a good few goals against the decent sides especially away from home and will find it tough to stop Ronaldo in this form. Even though he hasn't shown his best form in the qualifiers for Portugal his goal scoring record is remarkable this season and he looks unstoppable at the moment. At home Portugal will be looking to bring a lead to Sweden and with Ronaldo the main man in attack they'll be looking to him to provide the goals. 4pts Ronaldo anytime goalscorer at evens Bet365 (As short as 1.6 in many bo
  9. Re: Manchester United v Arsenal > Sunday November 10th Lads Arsenal to win to nil was just a very small stakes suggestion considering the odds and Arsenal's defensive performances and results against the big sides in recent times. Watch any of our matches against the big sides since the defeat at White Hart Lane in February and a solid defence coupled with clinical counter attacking game is a reoccurring theme.
  10. Re: La Liga > November 8th - 10th Anyone watched Villarreal this season? I've heard they have been very good but face an Atletico side who look like one of the best sides in Europe at the moment. The odds on Atletico look a little high but Villarreal have a great home record although they lost against Getafe last time out. Anyone have anymore thoughts on the game?
  11. Re: Manchester United v Arsenal > Sunday November 10th I really don't understand why I keep hearing this myth about Arsenal's weak defence. This is not the Arsenal side of 2011 who were shipping goals left right and centre. In 2013 our team has been solid and organised, especially in the big and important games as I mentioned earlier. We still concede when pushing forward looking for goals usually against the weaker sides, but can also comfortably sit back and soak up pressure when needed especially away from home where the pressure is on the home side to attack. We have conceded sev
  12. Re: Manchester United v Arsenal > Sunday November 10th As an Arsenal fan who watches every game what strikes me about this side now is not only the pace we play the ball around in the final third but the balance between defending and attacking we now have. Previously we would pile men forward in search of goals and always look to outscore the opposition but now we pick our moments to attack and defend and the results show significant improvement since the beginning of the year. For the first time in years we have a settled defence with some proper balance between aggressive pressing (Kos
  13. Re: Atlético de Madrid v FK Austria Wien > Wednesday November 6th I don't usually like betting on half time results but I'm going to make an exception today as I feel Atletico HT/FT at 1.45 BetVictor is far better value than 1.33 on the -1 handicap. As has been mentioned before Atletico have been winning at half time in all of their home games this season and I can't see them not doing the same today. Bilbao came flying out of the blocks at the weekend but Atletico still managed to be 2 nil up at the break and recorded another home win. Bilbao came back into the game in the second half
  14. Re: Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayer 04 Leverkusen > Tuesday November 5th I wouldn't say they struggled against Augsburg and Hoffenheim are a very good side. With a bit more luck Leverkusen would have scored a good few goals in the second half against Augsburg and won comfortably. The trio of Sam, Kiessling and Heung-Min is very dangerous with lots of pace and they will cause Shakthar problems who don't seem to be hitting top form yet with all these new signings. Leverkusen have been impressive this season and the the double chance on them looks very tempting to me.
  15. Re: Olympiacos v Benfica > Tuesday November 5th I wouldn't be keen to put money on Benfica in their current shape. They may only be three points behind Porto but they haven't been playing well and with their CL record away from home I wouldn't be confident. Although Benfica won at the weekend the 3-0 their performance was less than convincing as Markovic looks like their only spark at the moment with others under performing and Salvio out injured. The first goal was a great long range strike from Cardozo, the second was an own goal and the third just a good piece of play from Markovic. T
  16. Re: Manchester City v CSKA Moscow > Tuesday November 5th City have been on fire at home so far this season with just the one defeat coming against a terrific Bayern side. Looking past that loss they've turned over everyone who's came to the Etihad comfortably including the 7-0 rout of Norwich at the weekend. City will be brimming with confidence after that result as seven different players got on the score sheet and Pellegrini has certainly got his attack playing some great football. Despite City's defensive weaknesses I can't see CSKA causing them too many problems as they've only manag
  17. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Bet lost. Below par performance from Sporting. Martins and Adrien were poor and left William exposed continuously who had a brilliant game despite being isolated most of the time. Sporting were too slow and static up front but they could have scored another when Helton pulled of a fantastic save from Montero. Porto played well though and exposed Sporting especially down the left flank through Varela and deserved the victory. Porto's best performance so far this season from what I've seen.
  18. Re: Portugal > Liga ZON Sagres > 2013/14 Sporting take on Porto for first place in the table tonight at the Dragao. Porto have a great home record but things haven't been plain sailing as the table suggests for them this season. They've needed late goals and penalties to win a few games this season whilst Sporting have been terrific dismantling most of the sides they have faced so far. They've also already faced the other big side Benfica and deserved to win the game. Led by possible signing of the season Fredy Montero there's always goals in this Sporting side and they'll prove very
  19. Re: Ligue 1 Orange > October 25th - 27th Any thoughts on Bastia's game against Nice meatman? Some info would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Re: World Cup South America Qualification > Wednesday October 16th Anyone know anything about Peru or Bolivia? South America sides are usually poor away from home and Bolivia are no different with one draw and six away defeats. They haven't won away from home since beating South Africa in a friendly six years ago. Peru have won four games at home but the head to head record is very even. Anyone know anything about team news, the way they're playing or anything?
  21. Re: World Cup South America Qualification > October 11th & 12th What do you lads think of Suarez anytime at 3.5? If Uruguay are improving and Ecuador have been going downhill recently surely with Suarez's form and record in these qualifiers this is a good bet. Only thing is Ecuador's defensive record at home and Uruguay's poor away record. Cavani is also 3.5 at PaddyPower. I like the look of Columbia to win as well. They have some real quality players who have been playing well recently and Chile have a bad away record.
  22. Re: La Liga > October 4th - 6th Sevilla to win and BTTS at 3.1 William Hill Sevilla take on Almeria today in a game which goals look a given. The home side have seen 24 goals scored in their first 7 games while 27 goals have been scored in Almeria's league games so far this season. Sevilla haven't had a settled back four all season and with Juan Cala suspended more changes are needed and players like Rodri, Vidal and Suso will surely cause them problems. The hosts have played a number of very good teams already along with a number of Europa League games which has led to a tough start bu
  23. Re: Manchester City v FC Bayern München > Wednesday October 2nd
  24. Re: Manchester City v FC Bayern München > Wednesday October 2nd What do people think of Aguero to score anytime at 3.5 on Skybet? He's scored two against United last week and got into the habit of scoring against big sides last season with goals against Real, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and United again. I can see goals in this game with the way City have been playing recently so Aguero might be a good shout. Would be interested on people's thoughts on Robben and Ribery anytime as well as Bayern's wingers usually take a lot of shots. Ribery is at 4 on Betfred and has scored a g
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