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  1. It's a midweek batch of games in League 1 and League 2 this week. The odds and ratings are above. Check them out. Let us know what bets you're tempted to place on these games.
  2. The first legs of the Champions League Play-Off Round are coming up this week. You can find the odds attached. Take a look over them and tell us what bets you're slamming down this week! @vasilli07, @Xcout, @Icongene, @KikoCy, @DrBetter, @Duuc, @DrO, @immortal--, @Notorious, @betcatalog, @KingSoccertips, @discipline, @Pep004, @HastGill1, @ElPrincipito007, @salmonman, @DW_United, @allthethings, @MightyWell, @liamcorrigan86, @mijOsim, @dorleywilliams, @soccerprediction123, @TOTTI3, @LePapo, @seifer365, @MPLouis, @Jack A, @JJG, @Pipoca, @neilovan, @wcz, @newjack, @matt-e-matticle, @EBTA, @cluelessG, @mtom, @Marek76, @allyhibs, @alani42, @jazzman02, @hristofor, @fhuefdsa @Gedkip, @Carovie, @money44, @Donvitz, @Dzontra85, @swasya, @vicsuna, @Neubs, @kevlevrone, @Jammycnut, @Hitch, and @WinningAdvice.
  3. We have a midweek set of fixtures coming up in the Championship. Check out the odds and ratings above then share any tips you've got down below!
  4. The next round of Premier League fixtures are scheduled for next weekend. I'm getting them up early because I'm away for a few days on holiday. That's why some of the ratings aren't complete. I'll try to update it at a later date before these games happen. For the time being, check out the odds and ratings then let us know your predictions.
  5. Wolves vs Manchester United Monday Night Football returns for this season this week and our treat is the highly-anticipated clash between a vibrant Wolves side and an attacking Manchester United team in an 8pm kick-off from Molineux. Recent meetings have seen the Midlands club have an advantage over their opponents but with the Red Devils starting so well this season is that about to change? Wolves have already been fighting on two fronts this season. Nuno Santo has fielded strong sides in their Europa League run that has taken them to the Play-Off Round. An opening day 0-0 draw with Leicester might have been another story had VAR not ruled out Leander Dendoncker's goal. The impressive aspect of Wolves' play so far this season has been their defensive solidarity. Including pre-season it's now 6 clean sheets from 7 matches for Wanderers. Manchester United appear to have put last season's torrid end behind them. A productive pre-season campaign was backed up by United running riot against Chelsea in a 4-0 win at Old Trafford in their opening league game. It might have been a different outcome had Tammy Abraham scored his crucial chance but the Premier League is ruthless like that. It'll be interesting to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to crack this resilient Wolves defence. United have now failed to win their past three games against Wolves. Santo's side built a reputation last season for having an awesome record against the better sides in the league. It was 16 points gained from their matches with the top six teams last season. The Red Devils have been class on the road under Solskjaer for the majority including scoring in 17 of their 19 away matches last season. I'm still not sure United have solved all their problems. I'm tempted to back them to win here but I just think Wolves will make it hard for them and a draw could offer the best value. Draw @ 3.30 with BetVictor BTTS @ 1.95 with RedZone
  6. Reading vs Cardiff The Championship has a solitary game on Sunday when Reading and Cardiff go toe-to-toe in a midday kick-off at the Madejski Stadium. This game was re-arranged due to Wales playing England at the Millennium Stadium on the Saturday. Neither of these two teams have had the start to the season they had hoped for so this is a chance to take a move in the right direction. Reading were temporarily looking like they could be in danger of relegation to League One last season. Jose Gomes replaced Paul Clement to stop the rot but this season hasn't exactly started well. Two defeats against Sheffield Wednesday at home and Hull City away mean that the Royals are the only side in the Championship that are yet to pick up a single point. It also means they are currently rooted to the bottom of the table. Cardiff fans were high on expectation as the season drew closer but a disappointing transfer deadline day and an opening day defeat to Wigan has tempered the mood. The late victory over Luton at home has restored some faith but the issue remains that this current side is lacking creativity in the starting eleven and everything feels a little bit laboured right now. I'm a bit nervous about this game tomorrow. Something isn't quite clicking with the Bluebirds right now. I still have complete support for Neil Warnock but the amount of changes from last season in terms of mentality and personnel in the middle of the park is going to take time to bed in. The Cardiff fan in me wants to back us to win but I really don't have the confidence in us right now. It'll come but it's early days. As a tipster, I'm trying to take a step back and I'm going to have to back us to sneak a win. Simply because Reading could well be in trouble this season. Cardiff to Win @ 2.21 with Marathonbet Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.81 with RedZone
  7. Fenerbahce vs Gazisehir Gaziantep FK Our first season fully covering the Turkish Super Lig is set to be a really exciting one so I thought we'd start by previewing one of the big guns for the first game. It's Fenerbahce versus Gazisehir Gaziantep FK in a 6pm BST kick-off at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. Can the home team start on a winning note against a side that could well be facing a relegation battle this season? Fenerbahce were well off the title pace last season having finished in 6th place and outside the European qualification places. It's simply not good enough for a club this size and manager Ersun Yanal will be looking for an improved finish this season. The club has worked hard to bring in new faces with fans of the Premier League noticing one familiar addition in the shape of former Huddersfield centre back Matthias Jorgensen. The capture of veteran Emre Belozoglu is also a name most British punters will know. The loss of Elif Elmas to Napoli is a big blow but the money from that transfer can hopefully be re-invested. Gazisehir Gaziantep FK are not only one of the trickiest football club names I've ever had to type in a preview but they also come into this season as one of the biggest outsiders to enter a Super Lig season. Marius Sumudica's men earned promotion through the play-offs after finishing 5th in the second tier of Turkish football. They are already being written so they have nothing to lose. Former Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse is another signing by Fenerbahce and he's delivered the goods in pre-season. I think he could be crucial in this game to unlocking a sturdy Gazisehir Gaziantep FK back-line. The bookies think the home side are firm favourites and I totally understand why. I wouldn't be surprised if they come away from this game with a 2-3 goal margin of victory. Fenerbahce -1 @ 2.25 with Boylesports Fenerbahce HT/FT @ 2.15 with Sportingbet @Magic0024, @betcatalog, @rainmaker35, @black_baar, and @Tahador, what bets are tempting you all this weekend?
  8. Sporting CP vs Braga The Primeira Liga has a big game coming at us this weekend when Sporting CP take on Braga in a 9pm BST kick-off this Sunday in an early litmus test for both teams to see how well prepared they are for the coming season against their big rivals. The game is scheduled to be played at the Estadio Jose Alvalade so the home team will be looking to strike an early blow on the title hopes of the visitors. Sporting CP haven't had the best of starts to their new league campaign. It was a summer of uncertainty at the club with star man Bruno Fernandes looking destined to leave before all interest waned and a move failed to materialise. Unfortunately, Marcel Keizer's side are lacking on the results front. A 1-1 draw against Maritimo was disappointing and they now face a tough home encounter against a tricky Braga side. Braga comfortably won their opening match of the season against Moreirense with a 3-1 score-line. It's a cracking start for Ricardo Sa Pinto's team. It's been a busy summer for the squad with the likes of Pedro Neto, Mamadou Loum, and Dyego Sousa leaving the club but a number of additions including Galeno, Andre Horta, and Vitor Tormena coming in. It appears that those changes haven't unsettled things. The issue for Braga here is that they have a poor recent record against the top three sides of Benfica, Porto, and Sporting CP having lost 5 of the 6 matches with those sides last season. It is a turbulent period for Sporting CP though and they've failed to keep a clean sheet for their last 11 competitive matches now. Combine that with Braga scoring 8 goals in their last 6 visits to this stadium and Braga failing to keep a clean sheet away to the top eight sides last season then we could have a high-scoring game. Draw @ 3.52 with Marathonbet BTTS @ 1.80 with William Hill @betcatalog, @allthethings, @AHbettingPT, @Magic0024, @Odyssey, @Xcout, and @VYA, what bets are you guys looking at this weekend in Portugal?
  9. Royal Antwerp vs St Truiden The Belgian First Division A has had a turbulent start so far with a lot of results not quite going according to expectation. I am previewing this match between Royal Antwerp and St Truiden that kicks off at 5pm BST on Sunday at the Bosuilstadion in Antwerp in the hope that the end result goes in line with what the bookies are anticipating and what I think is going to happen. Royal Antwerp are enjoying a productive start to their campaign so far. Laszlo Boloni has seen his team win 2 of their first 3 league games to move up to 4th in the table. The club that finished runners up in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup are looking to recapture the glory days and they've started with the right form. A win here could see them really start setting themselves apart from the rest of the chasing pack at this early stage. The goals from Dieumerci Mbokani and Lior Refaelov have been key. St Truiden haven't had the best of starts despite still being placed higher than Anderlecht. Marc Brys has watched his team win 1 and lose 2 of their 3 league matches so far. 8 goals conceded in those 3 matches has shown that the defensive structure needs tightening up. The club finished 7th last season and at the moment any hope of matching or bettering that finish this season is looking like the stuff of dreams. These two sides have experienced contrasting fortunes so far in their early days of this season. Royal Antwerp haven't been invincible up to now but they're certainly showing themselves to be a dangerous attacking force. I think that potent attack against this fragile St Truiden defence could see the goals fly in. I'd recommend backing Royal Antwerp to win this game and win it with relative ease. Royal Antwerp -1 @ 2.50 with SpreadEx Royal Antwerp HT/FT @ 2.45 with Coral @laprikon, @VYA, @Magic0024, @the bastardian, @ElPrincipito007, and @Marc Kearney, are you guys betting on the Belgian football this weekend?
  10. Feyenoord vs Utrecht Another weekend of action is heading our way in the Eredivisie and my focus turns to one side that hasn't really got their season properly started yet. Feyenoord are long considered one of the giants of Dutch football but they come into this 3:45pm BST kick-off on Sunday against Utrecht having only managed to get two draws from their first two league games of the season. Not a great start for a team with title aspirations. Feyenoord are one of the big three in Dutch football alongside Ajax and PSV. You always expect to see them up there challenging. New manager Jaap Stam continues to learn more about his side but a 2-2 draw at home to Sparta followed by a 1-1 draw with Heerenveen has left their fan base frustrated and left the club sitting in a lowly 12th place already well off the title pace. Utrecht could not have wished for a better start to their season. John van den Brom's men have picked up two wins from their first two games and what victories they have been. The first was a 4-2 win over ADO Den Haag away and the second was a 3-1 win at home to PEC Zwolle. Arguably not the strongest of opposition but you can't do better than beat what's in front of you. Form is playing a big role in my thinking here. Feyenoord have only won 1 of their last 6 matches across all competitions compared to Utrecht that have only lost 1 of their last 6 matches. The prospect of a draw or even a Utrecht upset here is very appealing. I think if Feyenoord still had van Bronckhorst in charge then it might be different but Stam is still feeling his way into the managerial hot seat. I think we could see Utrecht potentially take something here. Utrecht Double Chance @ 1.93 with Unibet Total Goals Over 3.5 @ 2.46 with Marathonbet @laprikon, @TOTTI3, @Rimmed, @Magic0024, @Xcout, @malabgd, @Niceguy, and @Charon84, what bets are you guys lining up this weekend?
  11. Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim The opening weekend of the Bundesliga season has already thrown up a surprise result with reigning champions Bayern Munich being held to a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin. That's your accumulator buster for this week. We must now look at the betting for one of Sunday's games when Eintracht Frankfurt play Hoffenheim in a 2:30pm BST kick-off at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt begin this campaign without their star strikers Luka Jovic and Sebastian Haller. The duo departed the club for Real Madrid and West Ham respectively in the summer and head coach Adi Hutter has gone for Dejan Joveljic as the replacement to help Ante Rebic try and get the goals this season. Is it too much of a gamble though? Frankfurt will be keen to improve on their Europa League qualification finish last season and go one step further to qualify for the Champions League. Hoffenheim narrowly missed out on the European qualification places last season. Alfred Schreuder is the new man in charge at the club after the departure of former gaffer Julian Nagelsmann to RB Leipzig in the summer. There have been a lot of departures at the club in the summer with Joelinton, Nico Schulz, Kerem Demirbay, Reiss Nelson, and Nadiem Amiri all absentees that were on the playing squad last season. Furthermore, last season's top scorer Andrej Kramaric has only just returned from injury so is unlikely to be 100% fit. I'm expecting an unpredictable but thrilling game here. Hutter teams always take the game to their opponents and last season Eintracht Frankfurt's matches saw over 2.5 goals scored in 70% of their games. Last season, both teams scored in 90% of Hoffenheim's away matches. I'm expecting goals to be scored but I think we could see a narrow home win in this game. Eintracht Frankfurt to Win @ 2.35 with Unibet BTTS @ 1.50 with Marathonbet
  12. St Etienne vs Brest Ligue 1 offers an interesting match-up this weekend when St Etienne host newly promoted Brest in a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. These two clubs might well have contrasting aspirations for this season but they'll both be looking to take all three points from this game. Can the top flight new boys cause a shock or will the favourites come through? St Etienne won their opening weekend match away to Dijon with a 2-1 win. Two goals in the opening 11 minutes put Ghislain Printant's men in a dominant position. An attempted comeback from their opponents never prevailed. Printant's reign has started with a win and he'll be hoping his side can build on that here to maintain a 100% record. The club built their success last season on an impressive home record. Only two teams in the league boasted a better record on their own turf. Brest started their first season back in Ligue 1 after promotion from Ligue 2 with a 1-1 draw at home to Toulouse. The departure of promotion-achieving manager Jean-Marc Furlan to Ligue 2 side Auxerre on the day promotion was confirmed has left a sour taste in the mouth but it is hoped his replacement, former Dijon gaffer Olivier Dall'Oglio, can keep them up this season. It's always a tricky one to judge these newly promoted sides in the early days of the new season. Brest were solid enough against Toulouse but this is on the road. Even during their promotion season, Brest weren't perfect on their travels. I'm anticipating them to struggle here. St Etienne are starting life under a new manager after their joint best league finish ever last season but I feel they're better set-up to get the win here. I'm expecting a solid home victory. St Etienne -1 @ 2.80 with Unibet St Etienne HT/FT @ 2.60 with Coral
  13. Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace Firstly, I just want to say how class the posts have been this week. Some outstanding tips but also some great chat too. Really adds to the forum when you guys post stuff like this so thank you. Secondly, we've got newly promoted Sheffield United up against Crystal Palace in a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday from Bramall Lane and it's one of the more intriguing contests this weekend. Sheffield United started their Premier League campaign well with a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth last weekend. Chris Wilder's men were tipped to be dragged into a relegation battle this season but the Blades have a well-oiled side coming into this season. The re-signing of goalkeeper Dean Henderson and the loan signing of Muhamed Besic are key plus the further additions of Callum Robinson, Phil Jagielka, Lys Mousset, and Oliver McBurnie have been shrewd amongst others. Crystal Palace spent the entire summer embroiled in a transfer saga with Wilfried Zaha's proposed move to Everton. It was a transfer that never happened and the pacy winger was restricted to the bench last week in their 0-0 draw with Everton on the opening day. The Eagles have hardly shaken any foundations with their summer signings. The loan signing of Victor Camarasa is probably the stand-out addition with others including Stephen Henderson, Jordan Ayew, Gary Cahill, and James McCarthy. Is it enough business to keep them safe? It's set to be one of the more fascinating games of the weekend with United showing in their opening game that they can compete at this level and Palace not exactly inspiring their fans at Selhurst Park last week. Palace were more thrilling on their travels last season and we could expect the same in this game. The club has seen at least 3 goals scored in 8 of their last 12 away league games. United have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 league matches. All things considered I think there's value to be had backing United here. Sheffield United Draw No Bet @ 1.90 with Marathonbet Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 2.35 with Sportingbet
  14. Colchester vs Cambridge League Two enters its third round of fixtures today with a full schedule of matches. The game that stands out for me as possessing the best value is a 3pm BST kick-off between Colchester and Cambridge at the Colchester Community Stadium. It could be a tough season for both of these teams if they don't start getting wins on the board soon. Will that happen for one of these sides today? Colchester were not expecting to tear up any trees this season but after an 8th placed finish just outside the play-offs last season there was a little bit of expectation amongst their fans that John McGreal's side could break into the top seven this year. A salvaged 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale was followed up by a disappointing 1-0 loss away to Plymouth. A 3-0 destruction of Swindon in the EFL Cup 1st Round has boosted morale slightly but a first league win will be wanted as soon as possible. Cambridge know that this season is all about survival. The U's have been tipped by many to struggle this year and their two 0-0 draws against Bradford and Newport County to begin this campaign hasn't shown anything that would suggest otherwise. A 5-4 victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes against Championship side Brentford in the EFL Cup 1st Round could prove an instigator for a run of positive results but this is a tough ask. It is the home side in this game that edges the head-to-head with Colchester having lost just 1 of the past 4 meetings. In fact, the last time Cambridge won a game at Colchester was a 2-1 victory back on 10th November, 1989. It's going to be hard for the travelling side to take all three points here and that's why I'd be surprised if Colchester didn't seal the win with relative ease. It'll be low-scoring but if Colchester settle early they'll have a business-like win. Colchester to Win @ 1.99 with Marathonbet Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.67 with Betfred
  15. Swansea vs Preston The Championship action continues today with most teams in action. This 3pm BST kick-off between Swansea and Preston throws up some interesting value when the two sides meet at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon. It's been a satisfactory start for both of these teams so a win here would help to put them on a very positive footing after three league games played. Swansea are starting life under Steve Cooper arguably more positively than their fans expected. A 100% record in pre-season has been followed by a 2-1 win over Hull and 0-0 draw with Derby in the league with a 3-1 victory over Northampton in the EFL Cup 1st Round. It's a fine start for Cooper who came in facing the prospect of losing Oliver McBurnie, Daniel James, and host of big-name players. The Swans moved to bring in new faces including Jake Bidwell and Kristoffer Peterson but generally Cooper is working with a far weaker squad than his predecessors. Preston were tipped by some to potentially be dragged into a relegation dogfight this season. Alex Neil has seen one of his best players in Callum Robinson leave the club for Sheffield United. Results have been OK so far with an opening day 1-0 loss to Millwall countered by a 3-0 win over Wigan in their next game. The 4-0 hammering of Bradford in the EFL Cup 1st Round did squad morale no harm. It's hard to tell which Preston side will show up for this game. In the head-to-head, Swansea have dominated Preston recently. The last five matches between the two clubs in Swansea have ended up in home wins. The Swans boasted one of the strongest home records last season. Preston's form on the road isn't great right now with five defeats on the road on the bounce and 7 defeats in their last 10 league games. A home win has to be backed here. Swansea to Win @ 2.20 with Betfred BTTS @ 1.78 with Marathonbet
  16. Magic0024, @malabgd, @sajtion, @betcatalog, @DrO, @Neubs, @Xcout, @Banter1, @Bayern, @DonPaulo, @fhuefdsa, @Franger83, @Uriel18, @VYA, @EuroDream, @JPee, @i1_principe, @euphoria. and @JKos, will you guys be making any bets on the matches here?
  17. @Pep004, @sodabrab, @giraldi, @Magic0024, @allthethings, @DrO, @malabgd, @Xcout, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @FCNA, @silver fox, @thinkpink63, @TOTTI3, and @canaries91, what predictions do you guys have for these matches this weekend? I'll be getting my preview up tonight or tomorrow for one of the games.
  18. Valencia vs Real Sociedad Ah, La Liga, it's good to be back you sexy little so-and-so. We start our previews for this season with Valencia playing at home to Real Sociedad in a 6pm BST kick-off this Saturday evening at the Mestalla. The home side will be looking to build on their 4th placed finish last season where as the visiting side will be looking to break into those European spots this season. Valencia have been busy during the summer with the signings of big names such as Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City, Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo, Denis Cheryshev from Villarreal, and Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona. The only noteworthy departure was Simone Zaza to Torino so Marcelino has shaped his side up well for the coming season. If Barcelona and Real Madrid are vulnerable this season then could it be their year? Real Sociedad missed out on the Europa League by just 3 points last season. Imanol Alguacil will be wanting to continue last season's end of campaign form where his side won 3 of their last 4 matches. The additions of Portu from Girona, Alexander Isak from Borussia Dortmund, Modibo Sagnan from Lens, and Alex Remiro from Athletic Bilbao have boosted the strength of the squad. It just depends how the club copes with the departure of winger Juanmi. The visitors come to the Mestalla with an encouraging record having won 5 of their last 8 trips here. However, the majority of those results came when Valencia were undergoing some troubling times. Marcelino's men only suffered defeat twice at home last season so things have improved recently. I am backing Valencia to start their campaign with a win and if they begin the season well who knows where it will end up? Valencia to Win @ 1.72 with Matchbook Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.82 with Marathonbet @Pep004, @Magic0024, @betcatalog, @malabgd, @AndreBR, @Xcout, @four-leaf, @sajtion, @Arkadi Manucharov, @Jamesboaz, @RealUnited, @allyhibs, @jazzman02, @Mr.Paul, @notanotherdonkey, @Marek76, @freestylerx, @DonPaulo, @fhuefdsa, @laprikon, @Gabosbet, @Dr. Florida192, @thinkpink63, @MarioDunav, @EuroDream, @vicsuna, @i1_principe, @dinero, and @derbent, what bets are you guys planning?
  19. Penybont vs Barry Town The Welsh Premier League (or Cymru Premier League as it's known as here) is back and as a Welshman myself I'm bloody delighted. It's new boys Penybont taking on Barry Town in an 8pm kick-off at the KYMCO Stadium in Bridgend tonight. The restructuring of the Welsh league system should make for some interesting times over the coming seasons and it's always great to see a new name in the top flight. Penybont were formed in their current guise back in 2013 after the clubs of Bridgend Town and Bryntirion FC merged. It's been a success story ever since with the club rising through the leagues to reach this top level of Welsh football. Rhys Griffiths now has a set of players that are looking to consolidate their place with the elite. The club has been knocking on the door for a number of seasons now so it'll be interesting to see how they fair in this debut season in the Cymru Premier League. Barry Town have experienced their rollercoaster times over recent years. The Dragons have risen from the ashes of turmoil to qualify for European competition. Gavin Chesterfield now has a side that is seriously looking to launch a title bid in the next few seasons. A 3rd place finish last season was impressive but the club finished 18 points behind league winners TNS. There is still work to be done but the club is moving in the right direction. Their stint in the Europa League this season started and ended in the Preliminary Round against Northern Irish side Cliftonville but it was valuable experience. I'm excited to see how Penybont approach this game. They've just signed Cardiff youth prospects Dan Griffiths and Keenan Patten so I'll be keen to see if they get game time. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can see them beating this Barry Town side. Chesterfield is building a decent squad and I think even though the KYMCO Stadium will be vibrant it should be a narrow win for the visitors. Barry Town to Win @ 2.30 with Bet365 HT Draw/ FT Barry Town @ 6.15 with Marathonbet
  20. Sunderland vs Portsmouth Interesting thoughts going on above. Particularly @gruja's thoughts on Bolton. My focus is on the epic clash between bitter rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth in League One. These two sides kick-off at 12:30pm on Saturday lunch-time at the Stadium of Light. Recent encounters between the two clubs have been feisty affairs and despite being located at opposite ends of England they have become very passionate enemies. Sunderland let promotion slip through their fingers last season and Jack Ross has seen his side start this campaign in low-key fashion. Two 1-1 draws in the league against Oxford and Ipswich have been boosted by a 3-1 win against Accington Stanley in the EFL Cup 1st Round. It's not a disaster because the Black Cats remain unbeaten but it's not the best of starts to a league season for a team that harbours promotion aspirations. Portsmouth have had a mixed start to this season. The opening day 1-0 loss away to Shrewsbury was a disappointment but Kenny Jackett's men have bounced back with a 3-0 win over Birmingham in the EFL Cup 1st Round and then a 2-0 victory against Tranmere in the league. This is a tough encounter for Pompey. It was Sunderland who prevailed as winners over two legs with a 1-0 aggregate score in the play-offs last season. However, it is only 1 win for Sunderland over 90 minutes in the past 11 meetings between these two sides in all competitions. Three of the last four encounters have ended in a draw and I am swaying towards that outcome here. It's early days for both teams with both looking to move up the table. I think both will be in the promotion mix come May and a draw here wouldn't be the worst score for either side. Draw @ 3.40 with Bet365 Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.64 with Marathonbet @Papa Lazarou, @freestylerx, @allyhibs, @iBetting, @betcatalog, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @kulikTS, @golakeh1, @Unnamed, @willie82, @dogmeister, @TheEdge, @JJG, @allthethings, @Mindfulness, @the bastardian, @teddybear3011, @Marek76, @salmonman, @Unnamed, @mij0sim, @jazzman02, @Bobby Vegas, @Teodore, @Tiffy, @nenri981, @MangoTheThird, @Johnmccain, @Papa Lazarou, @VYA, @THEODORE-007, @Hitch, and @sajtion, what bets are you all eyeing up this weekend?
  21. Here are the odds for the League of Ireland and Welsh Premier League matches coming up this weekend. I know there is a full schedule of Northern Irish games too but the odds haven't been made available yet so I'll keep an eye out for them. Anyway, @Cheltenhamwhite, hit us with your thoughts mate! I'll look to get a WPL preview up today.
  22. Huddersfield vs Fulham The Championship action begins on Friday night in a 7:45pm kick-off at the John Smith's Stadium when relegated pair Huddersfield and Fulham clash. Despite being in the Premier League last season it already appears that both of these teams are developing contrasting expectations this season. The home side are simply hoping for consolidation whilst the away team have got their eye on an immediate return to the top flight. Huddersfield fans are in disarray right now. If you take the time to visit their forums or look around on social media there are a lot of voices of discontent. Fortunately, there are also sensible ones who know the season is only two games old. Jan Siewert is already under fire for his poor win ratio but this is a Terriers side that has found losing to be a habit. It is now just 7 points gained from their last 27 matches in league competition. A 2-1 loss to Derby and then 1-1 draw with QPR has hardly improved morale. How can one man at the helm solve that? It's a tall order for Siewert. Fulham were criticised last season for signing too many new faces in too short a time. It saw them drop straight back down to the Championship after their promotion the previous season. Scott Parker has been kept on as manager and good things are coming out of the Cottagers camp. Losing Ryan Sessegnon was expected but still a disappointment. Holding on to Aleksandar Mitrovic is a golden move. Adding Cardiff's want-away striker Bobby Reid could also be a stroke of genius. The other additions of Josh Onomah, Anthony Knockaert, Harry Arter, and Ivan Cavaleiro are also wise moves. The 1-0 loss away to Barnsley was underwhelming on the opening weekend but the 2-0 win over Blackburn last week was a lot more assured. The head-to-head record doesn't make for great reading for Huddersfield. They have only won 1 of their last 13 league meetings with Fulham. That win did come last season in the Premier League. On their last visit to Huddersfield at this level, Fulham came away with a 4-1 win back in 2017. The Terriers have also scored just six goals from open play in their last 17 league games. It's hard to see where the creativity is going to come from and where the goals will come from for the home side. I have to back an away win here. It might only get worse for Huddersfield this season. I hope not because they're a club I have a massive soft spot for. Fulham to Win @ 2.33 with Marathonbet Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.90 with Bet365 @waynecoyne, @sajtion, @arvee, @canaries91, @Mindfulness, @betcatalog, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @CloughandTaylor, @Tiffy, @Gidds, @chris50, @PokerWolf1, @teddybear3011, @skyblues88, @allyhibs, @Icongene, @KikoCy, @willie82, @Neubs, @Papa Lazarou, @kulikTS, @Valkovets, @Pipoca, @padman, @Marek76, @silver fox, @neilovan, @HastGill1, @jazzman02, @andypaps28, @Kenton Schweppes, @rangers234, @newjack, @Kane91, @yossa6133, @The Sexless Innkeeper, @Xcout, @branskie, @Wanderer89, @Hitch, @four-leaf, @trevor8, @OppoArchitizerLady, @Power90, @THEODORE-007, @KeyserSoze1, and @the bastardian, what bets are you guys looking at in the Championship this week?