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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from swasya in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    Leeds vs Fulham
    The second game in the Premier League this weekend is between newly promoted clubs Leeds and Fulham in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday afternoon from Elland Road. @Ameer13, keen to hear your thoughts after reading what I'm about to put. Both teams lost their opening games of the new season but will be coming into this game with different levels of self-belief based on their performances.
    Leeds have undoubtedly been the most high-profile promotion to the English top flight possibly since Manchester City returned back in 2002. Marcelo Bielsa has managed what 14 managers had failed to do at different points before him and guide the club back to the promised land. The Whites stormed to the Championship title last season with their high intense pressing style of play. It was no surprise to those of us that have watched them a fair bit in the Championship that they gave the reigning champions Liverpool a cracking game in their 4-3 opening day defeat. The team have also managed to score 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches. The 1-1 draw with Hull followed by a 9-8 defeat on pens saw back-up players fielded in the main so Bielsa has ensured his first team are ready for this encounter.
    Fulham have been tipped to finish bottom of the Premier League this season by a lot of people and I have to agree with that. Scott Parker's side looked every bit as out of their depth as we all suspected. A 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal could have been an even worse score-line on another day. The 1-0 win away to League One side Ipswich in the EFL Cup 2nd Round was hardly inspirational either. It was also surprising to see Parker pick a strong side for that game too. Maybe he felt some players needed more game time given the shortened off-season period.
    These two sides only met back in June when Leeds prevailed as 3-0 winners at home. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a similar score-line in this one. I wasn't overly impressed with Fulham when Cardiff played them last season. As I said about West Brom, we were a bang average side and they struggled to get past us. Leeds should turn them over by at least a couple of goals with their high press play.
    Leeds to Win @ 1.67 with Boylesports
    Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.95 with BetVictor
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
    The third game in the Premier League fixture list this weekend is between Manchester United and Crystal Palace with a 5:30pm BST kick-off scheduled for Saturday evening at Old Trafford. It's a first game of the season for the home side who come up against a visiting team that started their league campaign with a surprise victory last weekend. Who will take the spoils here?
    Manchester United ended last season on the high of qualifying for the Champions League. Some optimistic Red Devils fans were even spouting that they felt they should be considered as potential title challengers this season. Personally, I think that's taking things a little far. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept his transfer activity to a minimum this summer with Alexis Sanchez making his loan move to Inter Milan permanent and the arrival of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek being the only signing. The team is on a run of 14 league games undefeated and have lost just 1 of their last 17 league games at home but can they continue that form into this new season?
    Crystal Palace were touted by many to be one of the sides that could struggle this season. The Eagles have managed to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha so far but his departure almost feels inevitable. The arrivals of Eberechi Eze, Michy Batshuayi, and Nathan Ferguson have been well-received. That feelgood factor continued after the narrow 1-0 win over Southampton last weekend. However, a small dampener on that result was inflicted by the loss to Championship side Bournemouth on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the EFL Cup 2nd Round.
    This is the ideal sort of game for Manchester United to kick off their new season. It's a game they should really win against a team that could be in a false sense of confidence after an opening weekend win over a poor opposition. Crystal Palace still didn't show me anything overly surprising last week. I think Southampton were just worse. Even then Palace had Vicente Guaita to thank. Both teams have scored in 3 of the previous 5 meetings between these two sides and both teams have also scored in every one of United's last three home league games. I wouldn't be shocked to see both teams score here but I have to back a home win.
    Manchester United HT/FT @ 2.00 with SpreadEx
    BTTS @ 2.10 with Boylesports
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to sajtion in L1, L2, & Scottish Predictions > Sep 16th - 20th   
    i had look through and feel this is good acca to go for
    leeds
    blackburn
    brentford
    norwich
    reading
    hull city
    exeter
    shrewsbury
    walsall
    stake £20   get/win £20.000
    good luck
     
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from Ameer13 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    Leeds vs Fulham
    The second game in the Premier League this weekend is between newly promoted clubs Leeds and Fulham in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday afternoon from Elland Road. @Ameer13, keen to hear your thoughts after reading what I'm about to put. Both teams lost their opening games of the new season but will be coming into this game with different levels of self-belief based on their performances.
    Leeds have undoubtedly been the most high-profile promotion to the English top flight possibly since Manchester City returned back in 2002. Marcelo Bielsa has managed what 14 managers had failed to do at different points before him and guide the club back to the promised land. The Whites stormed to the Championship title last season with their high intense pressing style of play. It was no surprise to those of us that have watched them a fair bit in the Championship that they gave the reigning champions Liverpool a cracking game in their 4-3 opening day defeat. The team have also managed to score 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches. The 1-1 draw with Hull followed by a 9-8 defeat on pens saw back-up players fielded in the main so Bielsa has ensured his first team are ready for this encounter.
    Fulham have been tipped to finish bottom of the Premier League this season by a lot of people and I have to agree with that. Scott Parker's side looked every bit as out of their depth as we all suspected. A 3-0 loss at home to Arsenal could have been an even worse score-line on another day. The 1-0 win away to League One side Ipswich in the EFL Cup 2nd Round was hardly inspirational either. It was also surprising to see Parker pick a strong side for that game too. Maybe he felt some players needed more game time given the shortened off-season period.
    These two sides only met back in June when Leeds prevailed as 3-0 winners at home. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a similar score-line in this one. I wasn't overly impressed with Fulham when Cardiff played them last season. As I said about West Brom, we were a bang average side and they struggled to get past us. Leeds should turn them over by at least a couple of goals with their high press play.
    Leeds to Win @ 1.67 with Boylesports
    Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 @ 1.95 with BetVictor
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to Perfect Storm in Covid: The Perfect Storm!!!   
    Harry Rag !!! Blimey you must be older than me 😉  just 🙂
    I presume you refer to Harry Wragg ?
    That 15/2 looks a knocking bet, I'll see what I can get on at that price, thanks for the heads up on that...
    Anon.
     
     
     
     
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to harry_rag in Covid: The Perfect Storm!!!   
    You're welcome, thanks for sharing in the first place. Prices still there online I see.
    No, I'm a few years your junior if you were rubbing shoulders with Franny Lee in the 60s and my "handle" relates to the Kinks song of the same name (it being Ray Davies' father's slang term for a cigarette, I believe).
    I suspect I was listening to the Kinks a lot when I signed up on here so I could just as easily have been David Watts or a well respected man! 
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to Labrador in Covid: The Perfect Storm!!!   
    Hi Perfect Storm. You can digress as much as you like about labradors 😀 - the best companions in the world (don't tell the wife). My present black lab was 1 year old earlier this week, drives me mad but keeps me sane.
    I see you're also a fan of Pete and Dud. I still like looking at the (sadly too few) sketches on You Tube where Pete is constantly trying to make Dud crack up with laughter.The Art Gallery sketch is presumably known to you  - ducks in the morning, ducks in the evening, ducks at suppertime😂. 
    Digression aside, I've had to have a bet on Colchester to beat Bolton tomorrow. Around 7/4 looks a bit of value.
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to harry_rag in Covid: The Perfect Storm!!!   
    Still some 50/1 for us "Johnny punt latelys" and 40s 888. Hills also offering 15/2 for a bottom half finish which doesn't seem bad in lieu of the above.
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to Labrador in Covid: The Perfect Storm!!!   
    Many thanks for the heads up, Perfect Storm  .
    Have only just read this but still manged to get a bit on at 50/1 (Hills on line 12 PENCE offered). Still a bit available with Unibet.
    Your posts made for excellent and interesting reading. It was good of you to take the trouble.
    I was reminded of a great killing about 10 years ago when it was not widely known that Weymouth players were refusing to turn out in a Conference home match against Rushden & Diamonds. It was possible to load up on both fixed odds and spreads before the bookies got wind. Weymouth kids lost 9-0 at home!
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    Man United v Crystal Palace
    This is just such a banana skin for United. Palace play a weird style of flooding the defensive zone, and making it difficult for the opposition to create quality chances. They have weapons and can hurt teams on the break, or from a set-piece. It is the exact recipe that Man United struggle with. United would need an early goal to open the game up, but Palace know this, so will play a tight first half. I would expect Man U to be better at home this season, but the defense has not been strengthened. 
    Is Lindelof a huge improvement over Chris Smalling? I think not. My feeling is that Smalling is a better partner for Maguire. Not his fault that he played in a lot of average to poor Man United teams. Which de Gea shows up? The superstar, or the one who let's goals in off his hands? My feeling is that Fernandez will be shut down quicker this season. Last season he was an unknown quantity ... this season opponents won't let him play with such freedom.
    The home win at odds of 1.33 is a joke. Untouchable.
    The over 2.5 goals looks a long shot as I think there won't be more than 1 first half goal scored.
    For me a 0-1 or 1-0 2-0 scoreline looks very likely.
    The under 2.5 goals at odds of 2.2  looks decent bet here.
     
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    I looked at that Spurs v Everton game again, and Spurs were a little unlucky in the 1st half. They had 3 really good chances, 2 saved and 1 blown by Son not rolling the ball onto a Free Kane. But when they went behind, they showed no ability to break down a team that was sitting in, defending well and playing decently. For me one guy who has to improve for Everton is Richarlison. They are setting him up and he is missing chance after chance. I was very impressed with James ... the guy looks really motivated and very fit. No fat on him at all.. 
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to freddie01 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    I'll also be on Leeds this weekend. Thought they were excellent against Liverpool. As neilovan has said, Fulham were pretty poor against Arsenal and I'll also be on Everton against a woeful looking West Brom side.
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    Leeds v Fulham
            Watched most of the first weekends games and Fulham definitely stood out as being poor.
            Arsenal are not a great away team, but it was a stroll in the park for them. Fulham barely created a chance. They look out of their league at the moment.

            Leeds were very good against Liverpool, and slightly unlucky. They ran out of steam towards the end of the game.
            They should have way too much for a limited Fulham side. I would expect goals in this game, as Leeds look very open at the back, but show some style and skill going forward. It won't be dull!

            Prediction : Leeds home win and over 2.5 goals : Odds 2.63
     
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to Ameer13 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    I took Early bet on Leeds -0.75 @ 1.95  
    I hope they play same way they did against Liverpool 
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from TomOlej in Europa League Predictions > Sep 16th & 17th   
    https://www.the-nomads.co.uk/news/article.php?id=1051
    Connah's Quay were underdogs for their game with Dinamo Tblisi anyway but it's been confirmed three of their squad players have tested positive covid-19 and they're playing the game regardless. This could be a tough night of action for the Nomads. I'd advise backing the away side to win by 3-4 goals at least.
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to TomOlej in Europa League Predictions > Sep 16th & 17th   
    Piast Gliwice (Pol)  - Hartberg (Aut)

    Piast was the best defending team in league last season, they losing under 0,9 goal per match. First step in Europa league they played against Dinamo Minsk keeping clear sheet. We rarely see a lot of goals in  Piast's game - an average of 2.0 goals per game. The end of the last season and the beginning of the current one is a period of bad game by Piast - after 3 games didn't score a goal. Nonetheless in game against fifth team of the Austian league - Piast is considered a favorite. To be clear i don't have any knowledge about Austrian league but i think the sportbookers have enough to choose Piast as favorite. If Piast is favorite, so Hartberg has to play bigger shit than Piast. I expect boring game with maximum 2 goals. 

    Tip - Under 2.5 @2.10 
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from Vlatkovski in Europa League Predictions > Sep 16th & 17th   
    https://www.the-nomads.co.uk/news/article.php?id=1051
    Connah's Quay were underdogs for their game with Dinamo Tblisi anyway but it's been confirmed three of their squad players have tested positive covid-19 and they're playing the game regardless. This could be a tough night of action for the Nomads. I'd advise backing the away side to win by 3-4 goals at least.
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from waynecoyne in Europa League Predictions > Sep 16th & 17th   
    https://www.the-nomads.co.uk/news/article.php?id=1051
    Connah's Quay were underdogs for their game with Dinamo Tblisi anyway but it's been confirmed three of their squad players have tested positive covid-19 and they're playing the game regardless. This could be a tough night of action for the Nomads. I'd advise backing the away side to win by 3-4 goals at least.
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from Wiltshire Shot in Europa League Predictions > Sep 16th & 17th   
    https://www.the-nomads.co.uk/news/article.php?id=1051
    Connah's Quay were underdogs for their game with Dinamo Tblisi anyway but it's been confirmed three of their squad players have tested positive covid-19 and they're playing the game regardless. This could be a tough night of action for the Nomads. I'd advise backing the away side to win by 3-4 goals at least.
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from waynecoyne in Premier League Predictions > Sep 12th - 14th   
    West Brom vs Leicester
    The Premier League action continues on Sunday afternoon with newly promoted West Brom hosting one of last season's surprise packages Leicester in a 2pm BST kick-off at the Hawthorns. Both promoted sides fell to defeats against teams that finished in the top 6 last season but with contrasting performances. Which way will the home side begin their season and can the away team put their dour end to the last campaign behind them?
    West Brom did their best to avoid going up automatically in 2nd place last season as they dropped points all over the place in the run-in. Fortunately, for Slaven Bilic's side, the likes of Fulham, Brentford, and Nottingham Forest also bottled matches near the end of the campaign. The Baggies come into this season aiming to vanquish their reputation of being a yo-yo team. The club has been relegated in 4 of their last 12 top flight campaigns. Only Norwich have been relegated on more occasions. Summer transfer activity has been low key. Turning loan signings of Callum Robinson, Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana into a permanent transfers was great news and the arrivals of Cedric Kipre from Wigan and David Button from Brighton have further strengthened a side that was in desperate need of strengthening but is it enough? West Brom have won their opening league game in 3 of their last 4 seasons.
    Leicester had looked guaranteed a Champions League qualification spot before lockdown set in but their form after the restart saw a dramatic collapse and Brendan Rodgers' side ended up only taking 24 points from their final 22 matches. The Foxes have only won their opening game on 2 of their previous 14 top flight campaigns. They have also failed to win any of their last 6 matches against newly promoted sides on the opening game of the season. However, their record against Leicester at the Hawthorns is decent. If they win here then they'll have made it a club record 5th straight away win against a single opponent in the Premier League. Transfer business has been minimal with the big name departure of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea being replaced by Atalanta full back Timothy Castagne.
    The statistics on a head-to-head basis go against West Brom here. The home side have only won 1 of their last 7 meetings with Leicester. It's also a fixture where the home side has failed to win any of the last 8 clashes in the Premier League between these two sides. I just feel this could be a long and hard season for West Brom. This game could be a brutal dose of reality.
    Leicester to Win @ 2.03 with Unibet
    Anytime Scorer: Jamie Vardy @ 2.18 with 888Sport
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from waynecoyne in Premier League Predictions > Sep 12th - 14th   
    Liverpool vs Leeds
    The big game of the weekend in the Premier League is the 5:30pm BST clash on Saturday afternoon between reigning champions Liverpool and newly promoted Leeds at Anfield. It's a battle of two very highly intense playing philosophies as the home team look to begin the defence of their title with a victory against a visiting side that will be keen to show they're not just here to make up the numbers.
    Liverpool will start a league campaign as the reigning champions for the first time in 30 years and it's a potentially tricky one to start. Jurgen Klopp has been keen to point out how tough Leeds will be to play against this season. The Reds won 18 of their 19 league matches at home last season and are in the midst of a club record 59 matches unbeaten at Anfield in a streak that stretches back all the way to April 2017. Liverpool are also undefeated in their opening league games over the past 7 seasons and have lost just 1 of their previous 18 opening matches during a title defence seasons. That was back in 1923 in a 2-0 loss to West Brom. On a sidenote, Mohamed Salah could become just the 2nd player in Premier League history (Teddy Sheringham being the 1st) to score in 4 straight season-opening games. He scored 15 of his 19 league goals at Anfield last season so it's worth a cheeky bet. 
    Leeds have a fantastic opportunity to get the club back to where the fans feel it deserves to be. Marcelo Bielsa has done a superb job at not only lifting the team back into the top flight but also changing the public perception of the club. Gone are the days of Leeds being ridiculed for bottling games or going down without a fight or playing dirty. This is now a Whites side that are respected, praised, and appreciated for a hard-working and relentless playing style. The challenge is there. Bielsa has brought in Rodrigo from Valencia for £26 million in an effort to evolve the squad. Leeds did score in 87% of their Championship matches last season but that counts for nothing here. Interestingly, Leeds have never lost a game on the opening day of a Premier League campaign. However, the winner of the previous season's Championship title hasn't won their opening Premier League game since Sunderland managed it in 2007.
    This could be a very interesting game. It's between arguably two of the greatest managers currently active in the game with both men adopting similar high tempo and aggressive mentalities. Leeds haven't won at Anfield since 2001 when they came away with a 2-1 win. I don't think Liverpool will walk to victory here but they should have enough to scrape a win. I'm expecting Leeds to send a message today though.
    Liverpool to Win & BTTS @ 2.88 with Betway
    Anytime Scorer: Mohamed Salah @ 1.84 with Unibet
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    StevieDay1983 got a reaction from Ameer13 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 12th - 14th   
    Tottenham vs Everton
    The second Premier League match taking place on Sunday afternoon is between Tottenham and Everton in a 4:30pm BST kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Both teams have similar ambitions to break into the top four this season after disappointing finishes last year but they've both adopted contrasting strategies in the transfer market during the off-season break.
    Tottenham might have been subject to an enjoyable documentary on a renowned streaming service but the real business starts today. Jose Mourinho wasn't a very popular choice for replacing former head coach Mauricio Pochettino but he's slowly starting to win over his critics. Spurs finished 6th last season and there were signs that Mourinho was starting to have a positive impact on the side ending the season with an unbeaten run and keeping three clean sheets during that spell. Losing centre back Jan Vertonghen to Benfica is a blow but not unexpected. The signing of full back Matt Doherty from Wolves could prove a stroke of genius. The team comes into this game with a manager in Mourinho who has gone unbeaten on the opening day of a Premier League season more times than any other manager. It's also three opening day wins in a row for Tottenham and they haven't managed four consecutive seasons since 1967/68. Mourinho also loves playing against Everton having won 11 matches against them. That's more wins, along with West Ham, than against any other team he's managed against in England.
    Everton have adopted a slightly more aggressive approach to their summer transfer business than Tottenham. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has spent big to bring in the trio of James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure. There are still suggestions the Italian hasn't finished adding to his squad yet as they look to improve on last season's 12th placed finish. Unfortunately, the team is without a win in a staggering 40 away matches against established top 6 sides. Interestingly, they haven't lost any of their last 8 opening day matches. Ancelotti himself has only suffered defeat once in his last 21 opening day fixtures.
    This could be a very intriguing match. I'm quietly optimistic that Tottenham will be far more defensively sound this season. Mourinho was showing glimpses of tightening that back-line as last season concluded. I've even got Hugo Lloris and Doherty in my fantasy team. Everton will be disappointed if they're not challenging for a top six spot this season but I feel they're still some way off in overall quality from matching others. I think Tottenham will sneak this game but it could be a thrilling encounter.
    Tottenham to Win @ 2.01 with Novibet
    Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.83 with BetVictor
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to Ameer13 in Premier League Predictions > Sep 12th - 14th   
    I swear yes , at least this Cardiff played with fighting spirit and motivation and ...........but this damn Fulham is dead man !! what this was ???? I cant believe 
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to neilovan in Premier League Predictions > Sep 12th - 14th   
    Wow, Fulham just useless. Hard to see another PL team that is worse than them.
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    StevieDay1983 reacted to allyhibs in L1, L2, & Scottish Predictions > Sep 12th   
    I read some wag online earlier re. the goalkeeper situation at St Mirren ' They've had to quarantine 3 keepers who've maybe caught something to playing a keeper who's never caught anything' 😂