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  1. Are these the most underwhelming set of FA Cup Quarter-Final fixtures since the 2007/08 season when my beloved Cardiff lost in the Final to Portsmouth? Quite possibly! Still, there's some value to be had if we dig a little deeper. Here are the odds for these games. Give us your tips for these games. Let's try and take some profit from these games.
  2. League of Legends

    This is the thread for all tournament and betting chat relating to League of Legends!
  3. Mansfield vs Lincoln Monday Night Football gives League Two some much-needed tender loving care tonight when promotion hopefuls Mansfield and Lincoln go head-to-head in this 7:45pm kick-off at Field Mill. 10 points separate these two sides in the league but they both hold very much the same ambitions. Mansfield are 4th in the league table and would move into the automatic promotion spots with a draw or win. David Flitcroft's side are exceeding expectations this season but just 2 wins from their last 6 league games has seen them stumble. However, it's 5 league wins on the bounce at home so they've turned Field Mill into a bit of a fortress. Lincoln continue to thrive under Danny Cowley. The Imps earned a reputation for their cup success over recent seasons but they have also flown up through the league pyramid. They are currently 5 points clear at the top of the table and haven't suffered a defeat in the league since Boxing Day. At face value, this could be a hard one to pick out a winner and when you dig deeper into their respective form it becomes even less clear who will win. For me, the obvious choice is a draw. Mansfield have only lost 2 of their 18 home games in the league this season. Lincoln have only lost 3 of their 18 away league games. Two of the last three meetings between these sides have ended in a draw and I can see that happening again here. I don't think either side would begrudge a draw and if I had to back a score it would be 1-1. It's fantastic that League Two is getting this exposure on a Monday night but I'm not sure it'll be a cracker. Draw @ 3.40 with Bet365 BTTS @ 1.87 with Betfair
  4. The 2020 European Championship qualifiers start this week. We have a range of fans from different nationalities that post on here so check out the odds of your nation's games and let us know what we should be betting on in these matches!
  5. Championship Predictions > Mar 29th - Apr 2nd

    The Championship is on leave due to the international break but we can never start talking about the betting too soon. Here are the odds and ratings for these upcoming games in a couple of weeks. Let us know what bets you're considering down below!
  6. Premier League Predictions > Mar 30th - Apr 2nd

    It's a couple of weeks until the next round of Premier League matches. Here are the odds and ratings. Never too early to get the chat going. Let us know what bets you think are worth backing.
  7. FA Cup Predictions > Mar 16th & 17th

    Millwall vs Brighton One tie remains from the FA Cup Quarter-Finals and it's Millwall versus Brighton in a 2pm kick-off at the Den. It's the Championship versus the Premier League. Will we see a giant-killing or will the big guns prevail to join Watford, Manchester City, and Wolves in the Semi-Finals? Millwall reached the FA Cup Final in 2004 so it's a competition their fans have a fond affection for. That was a long time ago now but they could take a step closer to writing another chapter in their history books with a win here. Neil Harris has seen his team beat Hull, Everton, and AFC Wimbledon in the competition so far. It's been far from convincing but they're doing enough. Their league run of 4 defeats from their last 5 league games means they could do with a victory here. Brighton are also in desperate need of winning this game. Chris Hughton's men had been sliding down the Premier League table. The Seagulls have notched up back-to-back victories in the league but a loss here could seriously damage their morale at a crucial period. This competition has seen them Bournemouth, West Brom (after a replay), and Derby. A huge issue for Millwall here is the potential absence of a couple of key players. Strike Lee Gregory is in a race against time to prove his fitness. Ben Thompson, who bagged two goals in the midweek win against Birmingham, is cup-tied. Defender Murray Wallace is also suspended. It's not ideal for the Lions. The travelling side have their own concerns. Florin Andone and Pascal Gross will both be unavailable due to injury. Yves Bissouma is also suspended. 5 of the last 8 meetings between these two sides have ended in draws so it wouldn't surprise me with this team news if that happened again and the match was decided on penalties. I just think Brighton might have enough to sneak the win. Brighton to Qualify @ 1.67 with Betfred Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.68 with MarathonBet
  8. Premier League Predictions > Mar 16th & 17th

    Everton vs Chelsea The Premier League action continues into Sunday with Everton versus Chelsea taking place at 4:30pm at Goodison Park. These two teams are on opposite ends of the form spectrum right now with the home side struggling and the away side getting back on track. Everton are slowly dropping down the table with Marco Silva's side now in 12th place. Relegation isn't a real concern but their safety in the top flight isn't yet guaranteed and that's a huge disappointment for a team that was expecting to push the top six this season. Chelsea appear to have navigated their way through the storm that engulfed the club at the start of the year. Maurizio Sarri has seen his team's results and performances pick up lately. The Blues are 6th but could potentially breach the top four once again with a win here. Both teams are expecting a number of players to return to their first team line-up after missing their previous matches. The Toffees should welcome Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines back with Chelsea expecting a number of rested players from midweek to return including Eden Hazard, David Luiz, and Gonzalo Higuain. Kurt Zouma can't play against his parent club which is a blow for Everton. The previous two league meetings between these sides have ended in a 0-0 draw. Everton haven't managed to even score against Chelsea in their last five meetings with the Blues. Furthermore, Everton have only won 1 of their last 10 league matches with Chelsea. Form does not exactly favour Everton in this game. Silva's side have lost 4 of their last 6 league games. It is also now over two months since they experienced a win at home. It's also worth noting that Everton haven't beaten one of the established top six Premier League sides since January 2017. I'm a bit torn about which way to go with this game. I think Everton are in trouble. Silva seems to be running out of time. Sarri has looked to have sorted out the issues his team were enduring but they're still poor on the road recently. I'm going to take a bit of a punt here and back the Blues to scrape a narrow win thanks to a Hazard-inspired performance. Chelsea to Win @ 1.95 with Betfred Man of the Match: Eden Hazard @ 4.50 with William Hill
  9. Premier League Predictions > Mar 16th & 17th

    Fulham vs Liverpool Two clubs that are experiencing two different extreme types of emotions within football right now meet each other this Sunday. Relegation battlers Fulham welcome title challengers Liverpool to Craven Cottage for this 2:15pm kick-off and it's almost too good to ignore in terms of the betting. Fulham spent £100 million in the summer. I won't tire of saying that after they were lauded for spending big as Cardiff were criticised for sticking to a budget. All that money has done absolutely nothing for their survival hopes. The sacking of both Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri has shown what a mess their campaign has been. Scott Parker has been given the managerial job on an interim basis but the club is now in 19th place and 13 points adrift of safety with just 8 games left to play. Their season is all but over. Liverpool continue to push themselves to the maximum in both the league and Champions League. A potentially tricky tie with Porto awaits on the European front whilst domestic obligations come thick and fast. The Reds are in 2nd place just 1 point behind league leaders Manchester City but have only lost one league game all season. Jurgen Klopp's side haven't tasted defeat in the league since the 2-1 loss to City on 3rd January. Unfortunately, just 3 wins in their last 7 league games has seen their lead at the summit eradicated by Pep Guardiola's side. I'm not really sure much needs to be said about this game. Liverpool were fantastic against Bayern Munich in midweek. Parker has done his best to motivate the Fulham players but he's still effectively an inexperienced manager. It's a potential horror show waiting to happen. I think the home side will put up a battle but Liverpool should win this by a couple of goals at least. Liverpool -1 @ 1.73 with SpreadEx Liverpool HT/FT @ 1.80 with Ladbrokes
  10. Championship Predictions > Mar 16th

    Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackburn I'm not sure it's happened that we've previewed both Sheffield clubs in two separate previews in the same division before... until now! Here, we take a look at Sheffield Wednesday's home game against Blackburn that kicks off at 3pm this Saturday afternoon at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday look revitalised under new manager Steve Bruce. Some fans are even suggesting their play-off push could be even stronger had he not spent so long living it up in the Caribbean watching England tour the West Indies in the cricket. The Owls are 11th in the Championship but only 4 points off the top six. The dream is still very much on. It's now 10 league games undefeated for the club. Blackburn will be happy to have all but confirmed their spot in the Championship for next season. Newly promoted sides are always after consolidation and Tony Mowbray's men have managed that. Rovers are in 16th place and even though the play-offs are a distance away a fine run of results could help them gate crash proceedings. Unfortunately, it's 6 losses from their last 8 league games. The fans will be hoping the 3-0 win at home to Wigan last week was a turn around in results. Wednesday have got Blackburn's number in terms of head-to-head meetings. The Sheffield side have lost just 1 of their last 10 home league games against their upcoming opponents. If Blackburn buck that trend and grab a win it would be the first time since 1994/95 that they've achieved a double win over Wednesday in the league. It won't be great news for Blackburn fans to hear that Bruce has a bit of a hold over their club. The former Manchester United captain has won 9 of his past 10 home matches against Blackburn. The fact Blackburn have also conceded the most goals away from home in the league this season is a bad omen. I'm going to back a solid home win. Wednesday and Bruce appear to be a match made in heaven. Who would have thought that on 10th April, 1993 when Bruce himself headed in twice in the dying minutes to give United the win that would help them on their way to their maiden title under Sir Alex Ferguson. Football's a funny old game isn't it? Sheffield Wednesday to Win @ 2.10 with BetVictor Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 2.20 with William Hill
  11. Championship Predictions > Mar 16th

    Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Our second Championship preview focuses on one team that appears to be getting its mojo back. Aston Villa will be looking to further enhance their play-off hopes in their home game with rival play-off chasers Middlesbrough in a game that kicks off at 3pm this Saturday afternoon at Villa Park. Aston Villa can make it four straight league wins in a row here. Dean Smith's side have suffered from inconsistency since he took the reigns at the club but now seem to be settling down. The Villains are 8th in the table and just 2 points off the play-offs. The impressive fact about their run of wins so far is that the performances have matched the results. Middlesbrough haven't won in three league games but remain 3 points inside the play-offs in 5th place with a game in hand on most sides around them. Tony Pulis has come under criticism over recent weeks for his negative tactics. Narrow defeats to Brentford and Preston in their last two matches have been gut-wrenching but not exactly unsurprising. A big bonus for Boro heading into this game is that they will have influential defender Daniel Ayala available after his red card against Preston in midweek was overturned. That could have given Pulis a huge issue at the back if that had been upheld. Especially when you consider Villa are likely to remain settled and unchanged. If Villa win this game then it would be the first time they've achieved a league double over Boro since the 2002/03 season. I can see it happening too. Middlesbrough will still be tough to break down but I think this Villa side that has scored 8 goals in its last 3 league games is in irresistible form and could sneak a 1-0 or 2-1 win. Aston Villa to Win @ 2.25 with Unibet Aston Villa to Score First @ 1.80 with Ladbrokes
  12. FA Cup Predictions > Mar 16th & 17th

    Watford vs Crystal Palace The FA Cup Quarter-Final previews are here and we kick things off with the intriguing clash of Premier League rivals that is Watford versus Crystal Palace in a 12:15pm kick-off this Saturday lunch-time live from Vicarage Road. Which of these two teams will take a huge step closer to realising their dream of playing at Wembley? Watford are surprising a lot of people, apart from their own fans, with their attacking displays this season. Every time the pundits expect them to lose their way they suddenly pick up their results again. It's led to Javi Gracia's side sitting in 8th place in the Premier League. The Hornets haven't conceded a goal in the FA Cup thus far with clean sheet wins over Woking, Newcastle, and QPR so far. Crystal Palace might still have one eye on the relegation dog fight but they're realistically one of the teams expected to survive this season. Roy Hodgson will have been disappointed with the result against Brighton last weekend but attention quickly turns to cup action here. The Eagles have also kept a clean sheet in every round of the competition so far with wins over Grimsby, Tottenham, and Doncaster. Palace haven't beaten Watford in their last three meetings and have lost the last two encounters. The last time these two met in the FA Cup was the 2016 Semi-Finals when Palace secured a tight 2-1 win to reach the Final. It was also Palace who won the previous Wembley meeting between the two teams before that Semi-Final with a 1-0 victory in the 2013 Championship Play-Off Final. I actually think Watford will put that cup hoodoo behind them and take the win. Watford to Win @ 2.41 with MarathonBet Watford HT/FT @ 4.00 with Ladbrokes @Mindfulness, @Pep004, @MaliMisko12, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @godofhorses, @Tiffy, @waynecoyne, @The Sexless Innkeeper, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @Duke_Tm, @dogmeister, @Arkadi Manucharov, @derbent, @fat, @allyhibs, @6avin24, @discipline, @the bastardian, @Bronxie, @Bett, @KikoCy, @teddybear3011, @markus808, @allthethings, @Kenton Schweppes, @vasilli07, @Dylan Lynch, @neilovan, @JKos, @zemo91, @kulikTS, @mrclubbie, @Judeksi, @Henind666, @Dave1X2, @canaries91, @jazzman02, @sajtion, @Darran, @postmanplod69, @eddiem, @bartonbank, @yossa6133, @Teodore, @thinkpink63, @Carovie, @i1_principe, and @AndreBR, what bets are you all placing on the FA Cup Quarter-Finals this weekend?
  13. Serie A & B Predictions > Mar 15th - 17th

    Torino vs Bologna Two teams facing two different kinds of battles go head-to-head this weekend in Serie A when European qualification chasing Torino host relegation-threatened Bologna in this 7:30pm kick-off this Saturday evening from the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Who will come out on top? Torino are positioned in 6th in the Italian top flight and only 6 points off the pace of the Champions League qualification spots. Walter Mazzarri's team have won 5 and drawn 2 of their last 7 league games. They've also only conceded 1 goal in their last 7 league games. It's also now 5 straight wins with a clean sheet at home in the league. Bologna face a huge challenge here. Ex-manager Filippo Inzaghi was replaced by Sinisa Mihajlovic back at the end of January in an attempt to turn their fortunes around. It's not really happened with Mihajlovic seeing his team win 2, draw 1, and lose 3 of their 6 league games under his management. It has left the club in 18th place and 1 point from safety. The most concerning statistic for Bologna fans here is their club's away form. Bologna have only picked up 1 win in 14 away league games this season. When you possess that form on the road and take it to a stadium where the home team are in such fine form, it doesn't bode well. I can see a business-like win for the home side here. Torino to Win @ 2.04 with MarathonBet Torino HT/FT @ 3.40 with Ladbrokes @Pep004, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @four-leaf, @allthethings, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @the bastardian, @chris666, @thegeneral55, @Mindfulness, @stephen m, @teddybear3011, @jazzman02, @Bayern, @Xcout, @Valkovets, @MangoTheThird, @DonPaulo, @Franger83, @fhuefdsa, @dinero, @laprikon, @cluelessG, @Skenderbeg, @Gabosbet, @thinkpink63, @VYA, @balkan-pro, @i1_principe, and @scommetix, are you guys betting on the Italian football this weekend?
  14. La Liga Predictions > Mar 15th - 17th

    Yeah, Real Sociedad was one game I was looking at. Like you said, I don't like betting on them either. They are in the Sassuolo group of teams that regularly screwed me over when listed as favourites! Let's see what they turn up this week though. Best of luck!
  15. Bundesliga I & II Predictions > Mar 15th - 18th

    Eintracht Frankfurt vs Nurnberg Ah, it feels good to once again return to the club that served us so well last season in our betting. Eintracht Frankfurt you sexy bitches! In this preview, we cover their home game with Nurnberg in a 2:30pm kick-off this Sunday afternoon at the Commerzbank-Arena. Eintracht Frankfurt are having a brilliant season. Adi Hutter's side have been drawn against Benfica in the Europa League Quarter-Finals and sit in 5th place in the Bundesliga just 3 points off the Champions League qualification places. The club is also unbeaten in the league in 2019. Good times are going down in Frankfurt right now as far as its football is concerned. Nurnberg might not be in quite a positive place. The Bundesliga's bottom placed side have only managed to earn 13 points in the league this season. Bundesliga II is staring them in the face. They are 9 points away from safety so all hope is not lost but, as they say, it's the hope that kills you. It's no win in the league since 29th September, 2018 for the Bavarian side. Interim manager Boris Schommers has done what he can to stabilise the club but it seems futile. Not too much analysis is needed here to see why Eintracht Frankfurt are so heavily fancied to win. I'm backing them to add further misery to Nurnberg's season with a convincing win. A handicap of -1 is tempting and I certainly think the home side could lead from early on too. Eintracht Frankfurt -1 @ 2.10 with Ladbrokes Eintracht Frankfurt HT/FT @ 2.15 with Coral @Magic0024, @malabgd, @sajtion, @betcatalog, @DrO, @Neubs, @Xcout, @Banter1, @Bayern, @DonPaulo, @fhuefdsa, @Franger83, @Uriel18, @VYA, @EuroDream, @JPee, @i1_principe, and @JKos, what bets are you looking to place here?
  16. Ligue 1 & 2 Predictions > Mar 15th - 18th

    Guingamp vs Dijon The relegation issues are real in Ligue 1 heading into the final run-in. Two of the teams fighting for their lives go head-to-head in a 7pm kick-off this Saturday evening when Guingamp welcome Dijon to the Stade de Roudourou. Will one of these side's survival hopes be massively hit by the full-time whistle? Guingamp are sitting rock bottom of Ligue 1 and probably wondering how the hell it has happened. Jocelyn Gourvennec's side have reached the final of the Coupe de la Ligue after beating Nice, PSG, and Monaco en route. However, they are 8 points adrift of safety and hopes of staying up are fading fast. Dijon are not much better off. Olivier Dall'Oglio's men are in 18th place and only 2 points better off than their opponents in this game. The club is 6 points off the survival pace and Ligue 2 next season will be looking very likely if they fail to win here. Only 1 league win in 2019 hasn't helped their cause. In terms of home and away records, these two are right there at the bum end. Guingamp have the worst home record in Ligue 1 with just 10 points gained from their 14 home matches in the league. Dijon are down there with the worst for away records having only won 2 of their 14 away league games. No team has earned less points on the road than Dijon in the league. This is the proverbial six-pointer. Neither team wants to lose but rather than play out for a draw neither team can afford to not win either. Three points is a must and which ever side/s fails to earn that will be in deep trouble of relegation. I can see a narrow home win giving Guingamp fans slight hope. This could be where the hopes dies for Dijon. Guingamp have shown they're a big game team in the Coupe de la Ligue. If they can show that level of performance they'll be sound. Guingamp to Win @ 2.20 with William Hill Total Goals Scored Under 1.5 @ 2.62 with Bet365 @Pep004, @sodabrab, @giraldi, @Magic0024, @allthethings, @DrO, @malabgd, @Xcout, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @FCNA, @silver fox, @thinkpink63, @TOTTI3, and @canaries91, what bets are you guys lining up this weekend in the French football?