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Old 09-16-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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UEFA Champions League
9/18/2014

Barcelona
Out of the squad, new keeper Marc-André ter Stegen, Douglas, Sandro, Pedro, Marc Bartra, Martín Montoya and Gerard Piqué arguably have the most to gain from added minutes. Whether Lucho thinks it is necessary to instill that in his players at this point in the season is up to him. But it’s something that needs to be addressed before injuries start to make Lucho’s choices for him. Piqué’s lack of confidence against Athletic Bilbao was smellier than a rotting gazelle on the Serengeti, and any poacher of a forward worth his mettle will put as much pressure as possible on the out-of-form defender. By the same token, a rusty Adriano and Montoya could prove shaky cover for Jordi Alba at left back once his swashbuckling tendencies inevitably get him a hamstring injury.

Home - Barcelona
Last away matches - W-W-D-W-D-W

APOEL Nicosia
With a Cyprus Supercup and two victories in the first two rounds of the Cypriot Championship in the back pocket, APOEL is off to a usual good start. And considering manager Giorgos Donis made off with a league and cup double last season, he certainly knows how to get the better of his opponents.Defensive veteran John Arne-Riise is perhaps the most recognizable name in the Cyprus squad, but his fitness will prevent him from taking the field. Greek central defender Anastasios Papazoglou has just returned from injury and will bolster the back line tasked with marking Barcelona’s pesky strikers.

Away - APOEL Nicosia
Last away matches - W-D-D-W-W-W

Asian Handicap
Home - (-3.00)
Away - (+3.00)
Pick - APOEL Nicosia (+3.00)
Odds - 2.26
Stakes - 10/10

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UEFA Champions League
9/18/2014

Bayern Munchen
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich experiment has thus far been largely characterised by a free-flowing, dynamic style that can only be praised. Yet, despite their utter dominance of German domestic football, there can be no mistaking that Champions League glory is the ultimate prize for the Bavarian giants. They seem likely to miss the talismanic figure of Arjen Robben this week due to injury, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thiago Alcantara are also set to miss the action. Javi Martinez is also unavailable, which will almost certainly necessitate the inclusion of Xabi Alonso in the holding role alongside Lahm.

Home - Bayern Munchen
Last away matches - D-W-L-L-W-W

Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini will be banned from the touchline on Wednesday following comments he made in the wake of their Champions League exit to Barcelona last season. Pablo Zabaleta is also suspended, which will see the vastly experienced figure of Bacary Sagna charged with the unenviable task of marking Franck Ribery. I’m certain that Pellegrini will opt for one striker up front, considering the talent at Munich’s disposal. Fernandinho and Toure will offer a muscular force in midfield, while Pellegrini would be wise to utilise the electrifying pace of Navas on the counterattacks.

Away - Manchester City
Last away matches - D-W-L-W-W-L

Asian Handicap
Home - (-1.00)
Away - (+1.00)
Pick - Bayern Munchen (-1.00)
Odds - 2.16
Stakes - 10/10

Source : UefaChampionsLeague

 
Old 09-18-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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FRANCE LIGUE 2
9/20/2014

Auxerre vs Ajaccio

Auxerre ended a series of three consecutive defeats, managed a surprise, Monday night, winning away at leader Troyes 2-1. It was the first part at the discretion of Troyes who missed several occasions. On a counter Auxerre was awarded with a corner kick, scoring the first goal, after a suspect phase (2 Auxerre's players were left alone in front of the gate, was too hard to miss from there). After this first concede goal in this campaign Troyes became too shy but tried to return back in game; but in the second half same Mbombo scored also on a counter, quite easily, sealing the fate of the match, even Nivet scored for 1-2 late in game. It was a strange derby ... A lot problems in host squad for this match. Besides long time injured Samaritano, Gragnic and Nabab, Aguillar is suspended and other two players are injured. AC Ajaccio disappointed in the previous match, having drawn 1-1 at home against a team with modest display in away games Chateauroux . They got a goal after a defensive error, equaling in the second half after a nice free kick by Cavalli. But Chateauroux had a huge opportunity to overcome Ajaccio so Ajaccio can be happy with this point. No major problems lot. With high moral after an important victory Auxerre can out real problems to Ajaccio.

Home - Auxerre 50%

Last matches - W-L-W-L-L-W
Last home matches - L-W-L-W-W-D
Last away matches - W-L-W-D-L-W

Away - Ajaccio 64%

Last matches - D-D-W-W-W-L
Last home matches -D-W-L-W-W-L
Last away matches - D-W-W-D-L-L

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.25)
Away - (+0.25)
Pick - Ajaccio (+0.25)
Odds - 1.95
Stakes - 8/10

Source : Auxerre vs Ajaccio
 
Old 09-19-2014, 12:15 AM
 
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FRANCE LIGUE 2
9/20/2014

Brest is near to the places that assure promotion. They had a good evolution so far and with a bit of luck would have gained more than nine points as they have so far . I'm thinking of away game at Orleans when they deserved at least a point, Brest missing some immense opportunities to level the score. They are coming after 0-0 away at Nimes after a match with few opportunities to score. Their only absence is Cuvillier still doubtful. Arles is a pleasant surprise so far. Despite the massive changes in the squad done in the preseason -therefore a lack of coherent play-, Arles has until now only one defeat 0-2 at Arles managed two draws away at Nancy and Nimes. With a total of 7 points and a series of four matches without defeat Arles is a good road. But this game they have two players suspended Toure and Bocaly while young striker Ngakoutou is still injured. Brest play something else keeping in mind what they played in same period last year. An attacking football without neglecting the defense. Arles is generally a team that defends, but have a good possession of the ball and creating good opportunity to score.

Home - Brest 50%

Last matches - D-W-L-D-L-D
Last home matches - W-D-L-W-L-W
Last away matches - D-L-D-L-D-W

Away - AC Arles Avignon 64%

Last matches - W-D-W-D-D-W
Last home matches - W-D-W-D-L-L
Last away matches - D-W-D-L-L-D

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.50)
Away - (+0.50)
Pick - AC Arles Avignon (+0.50)
Odds - 2.04
Stakes - 9/10

Source : Brest vs AC Arles Avignon
 
Old 09-19-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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FRANCE LIGUE 2
9/20/2014

Chateauroux vs Nancy

Surprisingly Chateauroux returned for second consecutive trip with a point 1-1 at AC Ajaccio, after previous trip they stolen a point at Angers. So slowly they become a competitive team also in away matches ... They took advantage of a defensive error from the Ajaccio and scored on a counter. Boyer is suspended, otherwise the list of injured players remained the same. On the other hand Nancy suffers a lot in attack. After Loius left the team Nancy forgot to win. Another draw at home 1-1 against Sochaux, guests leveling in the end of the game. So they have already reached 4 games without a win (three draws and one defeat). Some problems while Muratori is doubtful. Although playing well, Nancy has problems in attack. On the other side Chateauroux has a small advantage considering that they play at home on synthetic surface.

Home - Chateauroux 36%

Last matches - D-D-L-D-W-L
Last home matches - D-L-W-L-L-D
Last away matches - D-D-L-L-L-D

Away - Nancy 50%

Last matches - D-L-L-D-D-W
Last home matches - D-D-D-W-D-W
Last away matches - L-L-W-D-D-D

Asian Handicap
Home - (+0.25)
Away - (-0.25)
Pick - Chateauroux (+0.25)
Odds - 1.82
Stakes - 10/10

Source : Chateauroux vs Nancy
 
Old 09-19-2014, 02:13 AM
 
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FRANCE LIGUE 2
9/20/2014

Creteil vs Clermont Foot

Despite some squad problems in the previous round, Creteil managed to snatch a pointaway at Valenciennes against a team hungry for win. Although they started bad, concede in first minutes of the gamae they comeback in game equaling just before halftime. They had chances to score, being, overall, more active and more dangerous team. The two suspended players Ndoye and Seckfrom previous match, return now, remaining sidelined captain Lesage and two other players. So their midfield will be considerably strengthen; In these conditions I expect Creteil to create more opportunities to score. Clermont finally managed first win thanks to a very nice goal scored by Saadi . A deserved victory in front of a quite apathetic LeHavre . But if they met an opponent which would put some pressure on their shaky deffense, I think Clermont had big chances to remain without a win. Although no major problems in squad with injured players, Clermont seem not to be fully focused on what they have to do. Away from home they are quite poor taking only 1 point in 4 trips they had, receiving eight goals and scoring just 3.

Home - Creteil 71%

Last matches - D-D-W-D-D-W
Last home matches - W-D-W-D-W-D
Last away matches - D-D-D-W-L-W

Away - Clermont Foot 57%

Last matches - W-D-W-L-L-W
Last home matches - W-L-W-D-W-L
Last away matches - D-W-L-L-W-L

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.50)
Away - (+0.50)
Pick - Creteil (-0.50)
Odds - 2.13
Stakes - 9/10

Source : Creteil vs Clermont Foot
 
Old 09-19-2014, 04:09 AM
 
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FRANCE LIGUE 2
9/20/2014

Laval vs Angers

Laval still looking for first win of the season. They have five points thanks to five draws and one defeat. They were extremely close to first win in the last round, leading 1-0 in Orleans until 90 min, when they conceded the equalizer, managed to win a point. A match quite modest where Laval hit first and did what they know to do better, defending. No recent injured players in Laval squad. On the other side Angers won in handi, as anticipated against Ajaccio GFCO. A fabulous first goal followed immediately the next minute with another one build the success of Anger even they missed several chances to score; overall was a deserved victory. A long list of injured but Moulin has a large lot with good players in all positions. They lost the opening match 2-3 Nimes but managed a series of five matches without defeat, thanks to which they came 3rd in the table.

Home - Laval 57%

Last matches - D-D-W-D-D-W
Last home matches - D-W-D-W-D-D
Last away matches - D-D-L-W-L-D

Away - Angers 71%

Last matches - W-W-L-D-D-W
Last home matches - W-L-D-W-W-W
Last away matches - W-D-L-D-W-D

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.25)
Away - (+0.25)
Pick - Angers (+0.25)
Odds - 1.85
Stakes - 9/10

Source : Laval vs Angers
 
Old 09-22-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Spain La Liga

Getafe vs Valencia

Home - Getafe
Last away matches - L-L-D-L-W-W

Getafe
Getafe cannot be satisfied with the performance so far in the Spanish league. Only a victory could retract from three games. This sense of achievement are facing two defeats. This victory was achieved on a tight 1: 0 win over Almeria. Against Celta Vigo you had to contrast with 1 beaten 3. The second defeat one conceded against Sevilla. There, they lost the last game with 0: second With a record of one win and two defeats one has only the 15th place in the table. The offensive overlooks two goals scored and the defense had to accept all five goals. Especially in the offensive zone, one must be significantly increased. With Valencia you meet next matchday no easy opponents. In addition, you must then compete in the Primera Division against Espanyol, Malaga and Cordoba.

Away - Valencia
Last away matches - D-L-W-L-L-L

Valencia
Valencia are unbeaten after three games in the Primera Division. On opening day we arrived at FC Sevilla to a 1: 1 draw. This one came in the first round even in arrears, but showed moral and came just before the final whistle to compensate. Following you could before a home crowd 3: 0 celebrate victory over Malaga. On the final day they sat down with 3: 1 against Espanyol through. With a record of two wins and a draw, they took second place in the table and thus knew to convince. A fairly strong team performance. Nevertheless, it must also be mentioned at this point that one is taken at the present time on no team like Barcelona or Real Madrid. With the Royal falter this season and already had to put away two defeats. Valencia scored the most goals in the previous three games. Overall, it netted seven times in an opponent's box. The defense was largely safe and allowed only two goals to. Only the leaders of Barcelona shows a better goal difference. At the upcoming game days Valencia meets Getafe, Cordoba, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.

Asian Handicap
Home - (+0.75)
Away - (-0.75)
Pick - Valencia (-0.75)
Odds - 2.36
Stakes - 10/10

Source : Getafe vs Valencia
 
Old 09-22-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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English Championship
9/22/2014

Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town

Home - Wigan Athletic
Last away matches - D-L-L-L-L-W

Wigan Athletic
Manager Uwe Rosler has almost a full squad to choose his staring lineup from, but could be without both Ben Watson and Chris McCann as they have only recently returned to light training with the squad. Martin Waghorn and Callum McManaman who have scored five goals between them this season are the likely choice to lead the attack up front for the hosts.

Away - Ipswich Town
Last away matches - D-D-L-L-D-W

Ipswich Town
Manager Mick McCarthy also has nearly a full squad to choose his starting lineup from with the only player unavailable being Cameron Stewart who is out with a knee injury. David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy who have also scored five goals between them this season are the likely to lead the attack up front for the visitors.

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.25)
Away - (+0.25)
Pick - Ipswich Town (+0.25)
Odds - 2.21
Stakes - 8/10

Source : Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town
 
Old 09-22-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Italy Serie B
9/22/2014

Spezia vs Carpi

Home - Spezia
Last away matches - D-L-L-L-L-D

Spezia
Spezia are in a hot form at this time and they have won their last 4 home matches in a row and and they have 4 wins 3 draws and 3 loses from their last 10 overall matches. And they have beat Entella in their home ground with 1-0 score.

Away - Carpi
Last away matches - D-L-L-L-L-D

Carpi
Carpi have drawn their last 2 matches in a row. And they have 4 wins and 4 draws and 2 loses from their last 10 overall matches.Jerry Uche Mbakogu (Nigeria) maybe will be the star of the match, player of Carpi, his position is forward. The forward total shots are zero. Jerry Uche Mbakogu accurate passes are zero and have done zero fouls. He has one goals for Carpi. Jerry Uche Mbakogu is 21 years old. He has zero yellow cards.

Asian Handicap
Home - (-0.25)
Away - (+0.25)
Pick - Spezia (-0.25)
Odds - 2.04
Stakes - 9/10

Source : Spezia vs Carpi
 
Old 09-22-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Spain La Liga
9/23/2014

Real Madrid vs Elche

Home - Real Madrid
Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-L

Real Madrid
After poor start to the new season Real Madrid managed to win very convincingly two games in a row. On Tuesday Carlo Ancelotti’s men defeated Basel 5:1 in Champions League match, on Saturday they won 8:2 away game against Deportivo La Coruna. In the past El Riazor was the toughest ground for Los Blancos, even tougher than Camp Nou. However, on Saturday, Real Madrid managed to set up their new club record – they have never before scored 8 goals in an away league match. Cristiano Ronaldo managed to complete a hat-trick, it’s worth to notice that he didn’t score a single goal at El Riazor before, so it was a historic match in many ways. In a game against Elche rotations are to be expected, however Ronaldo should start in the first team, despite the fact that he struggled with injuries in the past few months. “He doesn’t need a rest. Now we really need him, he’s both physically and mentally ready to play,” said Carlo Ancelotti about his Portuguese star. Varane is expected to play again instead of Pepe, who needs more time to get back. It’s expected that Benzema will be rested, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez should take his place. “He played in every game since he joined the club. Now he has more self-confidence, he feels well in the squad, and we feel good with him,” Ancelotti continues. It’s also expected that Illarramendi and Isco should play in this match. It should be noted that last year both Illarramendi and Isco managed to score goals in a home match against Elche.

Away - Elche
Last away matches - W-L-W-D-D-W

Elche
Elche, after disappointing performance, lost on Friday to Eibar in front of its fans. “Losses are normal things for a team like us. They were better and we were unable to do anything,” said coach Escriba. Now, Elche faces a tough task as they never won at Santiago Bernabeu. In total, both sides played 22 matches in Madrid, there were 4 draws and 18 Real Madrid’s wins. It’s expected that Elche, just like their rivals, will also make rotations. First of all, goalkeeper Tyton played terrible match on Friday, he was the worst player on the pitch, so there may be change in goal.

Asian Handicap
Home - (-2.75)
Away - (+2.75)
Pick - Elche (+2.75)
Odds - 2.02

Source : Real Madrid vs Elche
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