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Saturday, November 15, 2008


reading are in good form currently, and look like strong promotion contenders this season. last week, they managed to whack derby 3-0, which is quite a feat, considering that derby are quite strong this season. against sheffield united, who have won two in a row, i see reading doing well, and perhaps possibly nicking an away win. sheffield united are unbeaten at home, but i think that record will end here.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on reading level @ 1.975 = $9.88


Napoli's revival has certainly been interesting. They used to have the likes of Diego Maradona and they were a force to be reckoned with, at least, until they got relegated and got declared bankrupt. This is a club with a rich heritage and this season they seem to be playing with this newfound belief. While they aren't the best away from home, Napoli still have a great squad capable of getting results, especially with the likes of Lavezzi and Hamsik and Denis in attack. While Atalanta will be more rested as Napoli had a midweek game, I feel the difference in quality will show for this match and Napoli will win it so that they can keep up with the top 2 who are only ahead by a point.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Napoli level ball @ 1.910 = $9.55


I hate Hull, as when I bet on them, they lose, and when I bet against them they don't lose by a big enough margin. City though, are on level ball for this match, and I feel that it's a good bet to take. City and Hull are on similar runs in the EPL - 3 straight losses - and both teams need the points. City definitely has the advantage in terms of quality and Mark Hughes won't allow City to lose this match. Zabaleta should return from his suspension, so Micah Richards will be able to cover Dunne's absence in the centre of defence, so I don't forsee many problems for City.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Man City level ball @ 1.810 = $9.05

i agree with roland. i think man city have too much quality to go on a 4-game losing streak, and hull's bubble has burst finally. they have a shitty defence and rode their luck in many a match this season. man city will expose their defensive weaknesses in this one.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on Man City level ball @ 1.810 = $9.05


And the Redknapp Revolution continues. After the 4-2 win over Liverpool, Spurs will be full of confidence. Fulham aren't a shit side and are decent enough at home, winning their last 2 home games. However, they were against Newcastle and Wigan, both hardly qualifying as top quality opposition, and I feel they'll be hard pressed to get a result against a Spurs side that is currently THE form team.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Tottenham Hotspur -0/0.5 @ 1.980 = $9.90

Friday, November 14, 2008


Liverpool just crashed out of the Carling Cup, so Bolton will be on the unfortunate team that receives the backlash. Liverpool are too good to lose 2 games in a row, and with the return of Torres, should be able to win this match easily. Bolton have won 2 games in a row, which is 2 games too many for such a shit side. My last 3 bets involving Liverpool have all won, so lets hope my streak continues here.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Liverpool -0.5/1 @ 1.800 = $9.00


scunthorpe are on a hot streak of form, and are currently just behind table-toppers leicester city by a single point only. i fancy them to overcome bristol rovers tonight, who are seeing a run of fantastic form fizzle out in the past few games. at level ball, scunthorpe is definitely worth a shot.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on scunthorpe level @ 1.84 = $9.20


guingamp are a quality side but have somehow struggled to find their footing in ligue 2 all season. i fancy them to grab a home win tonight, against tours, who are rather mediocre as well.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on guingamp -0/0.5 @ 1.800 = $9.00


blackburn may have beaten sunderland in the league cup, but that was in the league cup, and i don't think anyone could really care about that competition, certainly not clubs scrapping in a relegation dogfight. i think this might just be the best bet of the weekend, considering that blackburn are really shitty, and sunderland are really quite good. i don't see how sunderland will lose again, with the quality they have in their ranks.

Eddy's prediction: $10 on sunderland +0/0.5 @ 2.050 = $20.50

I agree with Eddy here. Quick fact: Sunderland have lost to Blackburn every time in their past 5 meetings. Sunderland are on a 4 match losing streak. Surely these trends won't continue, as Sunderland have a quality side and were rather unlucky in their loss to Portsmouth last weekend.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Sunderland +0/0.5 @ 2.050 = $10.25

Sunday, November 9, 2008


vfb stuttgart go into this game on the back of two defeats in a row, to hamburg and to cologne. they desperately need the 3 points here to get their season back on track, and what better team to do it against than eintracht frankfurt, who have looked a class below them all season. eintracht frankfurt will be high on confidence though, given that they narrowly lost to bayern munich and managed to record a win against moenchengladbach last time out, so don't go all out on stuttgart.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on vfb stuttgart -0/0.5 @ 2.010 = $10.50


hoffenheim are flying high in the bundesliga at the moment, and it's wonderful to see that a small team making astute (a little expensive, must be said) signings can be so successful. they have seen off the likes of hamburg and hannover 96 convincingly, and have only two defeats to their name, to werder bremen and bayer leverkusen, so no shame in that. they have won their last 5 in a row, and i think it's time for the run to come to an end. hertha berlin can be a dangerous side, and with a stouter defence than any of hoffenheim's last 5 opponents, i think hertha look ripe to end hoffenheim's dream run.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on hertha berlin level @ 1.98 = $9.90