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  • Football 05.11.2010 No Comments

    Here is a preview of the Week 11 fixtures in the English Premier League. Tottenham follow up from their mid-week win over Inter Milan with a tough away game against Bolton. Fulham v Aston Villa and Liverpool v Chelsea are two other games worth keeping an eye on.


    Below are selected Luxbet odds (subject to change).

    Tips & Info

    Bolton v Tottenham

    • Tottenham will still be on a high after their mid-week victory over Inter Milan, although Bolton have a good home record against Tottenham. Bolton have only lost twice this season, but have conceded at least one goal in their last nine games. Bolton have played out six draws in their ten Premier League games this season. They have scored a goal in eight out of their ten fixtures.
    • Andy’s tips: back a draw, back a 1-1 scoreline, back under 2.5 goals
    • Lawro’s prediction: 1-1
    • Addicted’s tips: back both teams to score, back Kevin Davies to score.
    • Auls’ prediction: 2-2
    • Auls’ tip: back both teams to score

    Blackpool v Everton

    Man Utd v Wolves

    • Man Utd are in good form at the moment, having not lost in their last 22 competitive games. While Nani, Fletcher and Rooney will be on the sideline, Man Utd are still be expected to win comfortably. Man Utd striker Hernandez was rested mid-week, and he’ll be keen to continue is impressive form while Rooney is out of the picture. Wolves are one of the favourites for relegation this season, although they enjoyed a 2-1 win last week against Man City. For comparative purposes, Wolves lost 2-0 away at Chelsea two weeks ago, hence a popular prediction is a 2-0 scoreline.
    • Andy’s tips: back Manchester United, back a 2-0 scoreline
    • Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
    • Auls’ prediction: 1-0
    • Auls’ tip: back Man Utd to win by 1 goal

    Fulham v Aston Villa

    Blackburn v Wigan

    Birmingham v West Ham

    Sunderland v Stoke City

    • Sunderland suffered a 5-1 mauling against Newcastled last week, and Stoke City are a tough team to play, with their imposing height and dead-ball specialists.
    • Andy’s tips: back Sunderland, back a 1-0 scoreline
    • Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

    Arsenal v Newcastle Utd

    • Arsenal have a very good, consistent record against weaker sides, although Newcastle will still be on a high after their 5-1 thrashing of Sunderland.
    • Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

    West Brom v Man City

    • There have been reported some rifts in the ranks at Man City, who have lost their last three games in all competitions. West Brom are undefeated at home this season.
    • Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

    Liverpool v Chelsea

    • Both Liverpool and Chelsea enjoyed mid-week success in European football, with neither side fielding a full strength starting lineup. Chelsea certainly have a stronger team, but Liverpool are tough to beat at home.
    • Lawro’s prediction: 1-1
  • Football 03.11.2010 No Comments

    Here is a preview of the Wednesday Champions League fixtures. It’s been a good week for the English clubs thus far, with Manchester United and Tottenham both enjoying convincing wins. Chelsea are expected to win comfortably, while Arsenal are set for a tough away fixture.


    Below are selected Luxbet odds (subject to change).

    Tips & Info

    Betfair’s multibet tips:

    • For approximately 10-1 odds: back Shakhtar to lose to Arsenal (2.66), AC Milan to draw with Real Madrid (3.26) and for there to be under 3.5 goals in the Chelsea v Spartak Moscow match (1.5)
    • For approximately 100-1 odds: back AC Milan to draw with Real Madrid (3.26), Shakhtar to lose to Arsenal (2.64), FC Basel to beat Roma (2.64), Auxerre to draw with Ajax (3.36), Chelsea to beat Spartak Moscow (1.23) and under 4.5 goals in Zilina’s game with Marseille (1.08)

    CFR Cluj v Bayern Munich

    • Vasily’s tips: bet on Bayern Munich to lose, back both teams to score
    • ROzsolt’s tips: back both teams to score (7/10 confidence), back a 1-1 scoreline

    Shakhtar Donetsk v Arsenal

    • Andy’s tips: back Shakhtar Donetsk and Arsenal to draw, back Shakhtar Donetsk and Arsenal to draw 1-1
    • Addicted’s tip: back both teams to score

    AC Milan v Real Madrid

    • Andy’s tips: back Real Madrid to beat AC Milan, back over 2.5 goals
    • Jonas’ tips: back Real Madrid to win, back Real Madrid to win 2-1
    • Auls’ tips: back over 2.5 goals, back 2-1 and 1-2 scorelines

    Chelsea v Spartak Moscow

  • Football 26.10.2010 No Comments

    The sports writers at Betfair are very bullish on Manchester United in their Carling Cup tie against Wolves, but you have to be careful with Carling Cup fixtures, because the larger sides tend to field weakened teams. As is often the case with the League Cup, a lot comes down to how much each side wants to progress.

    The fixtures

    Note that most fixtures kick off at 7:45 PM local time, which is 5:45 AM AEDST, so be sure to set your alarm early for Wednesday and Thursday morning!

    Tuesday, 26 October 2010

    • Birmingham v Brentford
    • Ipswich v Northampton
    • Leicester v West Brom
    • Wigan v Swansea
    • Man Utd v Wolverhampton

    Wednesday, 27 October 2010

    • Aston Villa v Burnley
    • Newcastle v Arsenal
    • West Ham v Stoke

    Selected odds

    I apologise for not having the time to compile odds across numerous bookmakers this week. Below are selected Luxbet odds (subject to change).

    Pundits’ predictions and tidbits

    Man Utd v Wolverhampton

    • Notes (primarily sourced from the BBC):
      • Wolves haven’t won any of their last ten games in regular time. They required extra time to get past Southend and Notts County earlier in the competition.
      • Man Utd have won 15 of their 18 home games since their loss to Leeds in January
      • Man Utd are expected to field a largely second-string XI, with Michael Owen up front and Javier Hernandez rested
      • Wolves have fielded a second string team against Man Utd in the past
      • Man Utd have won the League Cup in three of the past five years
      • Michael Owen has scored seven goals in his last nine appearances in the Carling Cup
      • Wolves have not won at Old Trafford in over 30 years, and lost both of last season’s Premier League fixtures against Man Utd without scoring a goal
      • Wolves have a poor League Cup record: the last time they progressed beyond the fourth round was in 1995
      • Five of the last six League Cup matches involving Wolves have gone to extra time
    • Befair’s tip: Back a Man Utd clean sheet because Wolverhampton have failed to score in their last six trips to Old Trafford. They have also struggled to score on the road so far this season.
    • Andy’s tip:: if Owen starts, back him to score a goal
    • Gooners Guide tips: Back Man Utd to win 1-0, back under 2.5 goals
    • Other Befair tips: bet on under 2.5 goals and a 2-0 win to Man Utd

    Other fixture tips

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