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Saturday, December 13, 2008


Juve have no new injury concerns and have rested Del Piero during the draw against BATE Borisov in midweek. Milan, however, have lost Gattuso to a season long injury, and they have yet to hit top form. I fancy the home advantage to come through for Juventus and they'll claim a victory here to keep pace with Inter, who are 6 points ahead of both Juve and Milan.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Juventus -0/0.5 @ 1.880 = $9.40


Napoli have yet to lose at home, while Lecce have not won away from home. They definitely have the better quality and form, as Lecce have gone 10 games without a win. Some runs have to end, but I don't think that Napoli's good run and Lecce's bad run will end here.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Napoli -1 @ 1.880 = $9.40


Zaki is back from his injury and will totally torment a leaky Blackburn side who have been shipping goals all season. They have conceded a total of 14 Goals their last 5 matches. While Wigan miss Palacios due to suspension, they have a proven backup in Jason Koumas and I don't think the suspension will affect Wigan much. Wigan are strong at the JJB and I think they have a great chance of winning this game.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Wigan -0.5 @ 2.040 = $10.20


Sunderland welcome back Richardson from suspension and he should provide some attacking threat for Sunderland. West Brom have just lost Ishmael Miller for the rest of the season, so it seems like the odds are favouring Sunderland for this relegation dogfight. However, I think that as Sunderland have had a bad run of results and they only have a temporary coach in place, they will look to not concede to ensure that they get at least a point in front of their home fans. Thus I'm going for West Brom, who have not won in 9 games and are due a win soon.

Roland's prediction: $5 on West Brom +0.5 @ 1.810 = $9.05


Looks like Rory Delap is doubtful for this match as he is carrying some arm injury. Good news for Fulham, then, who have strung together a good string of results that have catapulted them to 9th place. Stoke's main threats are Rory Delap's long throws and, with him out, I fancy that Fulham can get something out of this game.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Fulham level ball @ 2.070 = $10.35

Eddy also fancies Fulham to get at least a draw out of this match and recommends the level ball bet.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Fulham level ball @ 2.070 = $10.35


Eddy feels that Arsenal will win this and recommends the -0.5/1 bet on them.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on Arsenal -0.5/1 @ 2.020 = $10.10

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Everyone will be siding with Porto on this one, as Arsenal will be resting key players such as Fabregas, Adebayor, Van Persie, Sagna, Clichy and Toure. Porto have won their last 6 games, while Arsenal struggled against Wigan and almost lost thanks to Eboue, so Porto look favourites to win this one. However, I think Porto's streak will end as the Arsenal kids will look to improve on a dismal display against Burnley in the Carling Cup where they could not finish with so many clear cut chances, and they will at least get a draw out of this one.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Arsenal +0/0.5 @ 1.980 = $9.90

agree with roland, except the "dismal" part. the carling cup kids played some wonderful stuff on the day, but were undone by burnley, who were in top form, and finished their few chances. arsenal created more than 5 clear-cut opportunities, and had bendtner showed the finishing of ian wright, we'd have won by a clear margin, and that's no exaggeration. porto might be strong at home, but they are probably only slightly better than arsenal's reserves. i think arsenal definitely have enough in them to at least get a draw, so i'm backing them.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on arsenal +0/0.5 @ 1.98 = $9.90


Real have had a shit run and have had very bad form, their most recent 3-4 loss to Sevilla at home resulting in Schuster getting the sack. They have a long list of injuries with the likes of Ruud, Sneijder, Pepe, Heinze (cunt), Miguel Torres and Ruben de la Red all out. However, Zenit have shown that they are not capable of finishing chances off at all in their games in the Champions League. I think that Real Madrid players will have the new manager syndrome and the players will be very motivated for this match to impress their new coach, Juande Ramos, and he'll get off to a winning start before their crunch match against league rivals Barcelona. After all, Ramos is great in cup competitions and well respected in the La Liga.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Real Madrid -0/0.5 @ 1.900 = $9.50

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


scolari has said that he will return to brazil if chelsea don't win. big boast there, considering cluj have shown that they can play well in short spells. once again, there's a 2-goal handicap, and i really do not believe that chelsea's home form will lead them to a 3-goal victory over cluj, who will be defending their lives off. if i assembled a team of plumbers and grave-diggers, i'd be confident that we'd go to stamford bridge and come away with something, such is their poor form. if i'm wrong about this, i'll return to erm...singapore?

Eddy's prediction: $5 on cluj +2 @ 1.96 = $9.80


roma go into this game needing only a draw, and bordeaux need a win. yet bordeaux are listed as +0.5/1. fantastic handicap for a team i fancy to be only marginally lousier than roma. roma have cleared the asian handicap in their last 5 games, while bordeaux have not, on 2 consecutive occasions. it all points to a bordeaux victory on the handicap, and i think yohan gourcuff will lead his men out at stadio olimpico to ensure we win our bets.

Eddy's prediction: $10 on bordeaux +0.5/1 @ 2.00 = $20.00


in a rather meaningless match, indonesia take on singapore to complete group a's fixtures. indonesia will have the passionate support of thousands of fans at the senayan, while singapore are likely to rest players due to their safe passage through to the semi-finals. however, i fancy singapore will at least get a draw, which will ensure they do not face thailand in the semis.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on singapore +0/0.5 @ 1.78 = $8.90

Monday, December 8, 2008


strasbourg have seen their title hopes fade a little after losses to metz and guingamp. however, those two are teams that can turn it on on their day and beat all sorts of opposition, so you shouldn't be deceived by that. strasbourg haven't won in two, amiens haven't lost in two, and so i think strasbourg level is the way to go.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on strasbourg level @ 1.90 = $9.50

Sunday, December 7, 2008


i think singapore should have no problems defeating myanmar tonight, but the only doubt is whether they can do enough to clear the -1/1.5 margin. i think that might be rather risky, and as such, i think sticking to the low odds for this one should be the way to go.

Eddy's prediction: $10 on singapore to win @ 1.35 = $13.50


de graafschap are really sucky, and they look like they're definitely going down this season. However, it's fair to say that feyenoord have under-achieved in spectacular fashion this season. touted to be among the top 4, they now languish in a lowly 11th spot. they are honestly, not a very good side, and with key players the wrong side of 30 (makaay and van bronckhorst), they tend to look sluggish at times. de graafschap may suck, but i think a 2-goal start is generous, considering feyenoord are not the best of attackers themselves.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on de graafschap +2 @ 1.92 = $9.60


newcastle jets find themselves rooted to the bottom after a dismal run of 5 matches where they managed to pick up just 2 points. sydney are also stuck in a bit of a poor run, their last win coming way back in october. however, i fancy that in the battle of teams with low confidence, then squad quality comes into play, and i think sydney will edge this one.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on sydney level @ 1.95 = $9.75