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AS Roma vs Internazionale Milano (Prediction, March 1)

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AS Roma hosts Inter Milan in what may turn out to be a very easy game to predict, as opposed to last year’s clash of the two teams. Back then bookmakers were predicting an easy Inter win even though Roma was in great shape, and when Roma won 3-0 the outburst was astounding. If you are hoping for the same result, Betfair is the place where you can back or lay either of the teams.

AS Roma is placed securely on the second place on the Serie A table, with a six points advantage over Napoli and nine under Juventus. The leaders caused Roma the first defeat of this year when back in January they won 3-0. After that Roma kept on picking up on form and having an average of 2.5 goals per match when playing at Stadio Olimpico.

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Inter Milan stands in contrast with AS Roma, as one cannot say they have picked up on form considering their mixed results. At the moment they are a rather confusing team, alternating between resounding victories, like the one against Fiorentina, and disappointments, such as the 1-1 draw against the 15th placed Serie A team. All points Inter managed to gather this season were mostly from their home matches, as their away form is downright terrible. Out of five away matches in 2014 Inter Milan lost four and managed to win just one against Fiorentina.

That being said, Roma emerges as the overall favorite to win this match, and Betfair lets you back this result at 1.71. The hosts have an amazing record on Stadio Olimpico and mostly their wins come from continuous attacks from the wings. We are going to back a potential Roma win with 7 units, and put another 7 units on over 2.5 goals for the match at 2.10.

AS Roma: Team’s Formation

26
De Sanctis
42
Balzaretti
17
Benatia
13
Maicon
5
Castan
6
Strootman
16
De Rossi
24
Florenzi
8
Ljajić
22
M. Destro
27
Gervinho

Inter Milano: Team’s Formation

1
Handanovič
5
Juan
2
Jonathan
23
Ranocchia
19
Cambiasso
14
Campagnaro
21
S. Taïder
13
F. Guarín
55
Nagatomo
8
R. Palacio
22
D. Milito

End prediction for the match:
over 2.5 goals for the match, odds from Betfair

Fulham vs Chelsea (Prediction, March 1)

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Chelsea London are the Premier League leaders with a point of advantage over Arsenal and two over Manchester City. They are pitted against Fulham, the last placed Premier League team for this fixture, and the majority of the bookmakers see The Blues as the favorites to win.

The visitors come from a 1-1 draw against Galatasaray that earned them harsh critics, as their performance was in clear contrast with the one they have in the Premier League. Their main goal is snatching the three points to prove the Champions League result has nothing to do with their league ambitions. Jose Mourinho has an almost perfect record in away games with Chelsea, by having won 11 out of 15 so far.

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Fulham has a new manager and word on the street is that the team is adjusting to Magath’s methods of training. It must have done them some good if their latest result is a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich, and they also had a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Old Trafford. Fulham was denied the three points because Stekelenburg thought he could reach out to the ball in time.

Chelsea is strong in the defense, so conceding goals will be the thing they will try to avoid (so far it’s only 12), and the latest match against Galatasaray should probably prompt some changes in the starting eleven.

William Hill has the headline offer of Eden Hazard to score and Chelsea to win at 2.75, and should you place a bet on the correct score and the match ends in a draw, then you can benefit from the moneyback offer. We are going to bet 4 units on a combo of Chelsea to win and both teams to score at 3.20.

Fulham: Team’s Formation

1
Stekelenburg
27
S. Riether
4
Heitinga
3
J. Riise
5
Hangeland
7
Sidwell
28
S. Parker
15
Richardson
11
Kačaniklić
8
P. Kasami
18
K. Mitroglou

Chelsea: Team’s Formation

1
P. Čech
2
B. Ivanović
24
G. Cahill
28
Azpilicueta
26
J. Terry
22
Willian
17
E. Hazard
8
Lampard
7
Ramires
14
Schürrle
29
S. Eto'o

End prediction for the match:
Chelsea to win and both teams to score, odds from William Hill

Borussia Dortmund vs Nürnberg (Prediction, March 1)

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Borussia Dortmund pulled off a stunning win over Zenit in the Champions League, and will come back to the Bundesliga with full motivation. They are set to meet Nürnberg, the 12th placed Bundesliga team that have four wins in their last five games. Dortmund are the favorites due to their offensive power, after all the top Bundesliga’s goalscorer is still on their team. Ladbrokes offers 1.20 odd for Dortmund to win.

Dortmund sports four wins in the last five matches with 17 goals scored, and the only defeat came from a shocking 3-0 loss to Hamburger SV. Jürgen Klopp is set to send another attacking eleven to the field, yet the majority of the Bundesliga teams know the danger could also come from the midfield. The team has compensated Subotic and Gundogan’s absence by welcoming Marco Reus and Mats Hummels back.

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Nürnberg has injuries and absentees of their own after Chendler, Hasebe and Uphoff were all held back for the travel to Signal Iduna Park. The visitors’ aim this Bundesliga season is to climb higher than their current position, but they still have to play against Leverkusen and Schalke. Judging by the statistics their most liked Bundesliga result is the draw, as they have recorded 11, and seem set to get at least a point from the former Champions League finalists.

The last match between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw, but considering that Dortmund has an average of 2.5 goals per match at home, Betsson has the replica of the result priced up at 11.5 odd. Dortmund has won eight of the last nine matches against Nürnberg which goes to show why the hosts are the overall favorites.

Considering Borussia Dortmund has two of the three Bundesliga’s main goalscorers in their team we are going to bet 8 units on Robert Lewandowski to score at 1.75 odd from Ladbrokes.

Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation

1
Weidenfeller
15
Hummels
29
Schmelzer
26
Piszczek
37
E. Durm
6
S. Bender
10
Mkhitaryan
11
M. Reus
14
M. Jojić
9
Lewandowski
17
Aubameyang

Nürnberg: Team’s Formation

1
R. Schäfer
25
J. Pinola
2
Pogatetz
21
Plattenhardt
6
M. Angha
7
M. Feulner
17
M. Frantz
13
Kiyotake
16
N. Stark
23
Hloušek
18
J. Drmic

End prediction for the match:
Robert Lewandowski to score, odds from Betssson