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Saturday, August 23, 2008


<1.70> <3.30> <4.20>

After working their socks off and holding United to a draw last week, everyone's going to be betting on Newcastle winning, which is why I'm going to tip a draw. Bolton are by no means a shitty side, with new signings Elmander and Muamba impressing last week. Newcastle look a totally different side with their new fitness program, but I believe they were able to eke out a draw with United because United like to pass it around and their extra fitness helped in tracking back and getting numbers back, but the physical Bolton style of football should cause them some problems at the back. Owen could be back but he's not close to match fitness and will be manhandled by Bolton.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Draw @ 3.30 = $16.50

newcastle are a good side, but so are bolton. however, with the game being at st james, i think that newcastle hold the advantage, especially as they hold the creative edge in midfield. kevin nolan and fabrice muamba are solid, but they surely cannot compare with the guile of duff and gutierrez, both of whom i tip to shine this season. james milner's direct running will also cause all sorts of problems, while obafemi martins will be his usual explosive self. newcastle to win. (edit: changed this post to newcastle to score first, cos i felt it was a safer bet. but newcastle won anw, problems)

Eddy's prediction: $5 on newcastle to score first @ 1.65 = $8.25

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