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Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid (La Liga, 15.02.2015)

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Atletico Madrid are settling quite nicely into their usual style of play a few days after winning against Real Madrid in La Liga. Considering Real are unable to win against Atletico ever since that Champions League final, it still leaves punters wondering where exactly did Atletico go wrong that they lost the grip on that match. In La Liga, Atletico will make the trip to Vigo to face a team that managed to frustrate them in recent history.

Celta are 10th in La Liga with 25 points and Nolito, Larrivey and Orellana are the attacking trio the hosts will look to when attempting to winning against Moya. Nemanja Radoja seems to have recovered from his groin injury, but he is due for another fitness test today to see whether he will be fit for Atletico. In the latest draw against Real Sociedad, Celta managed to level late in the game, which prompted Gustavo Cabral to state that if Celta manage to play with the same pressing and intensity they could win against the champions. Alex Lopez is aware his team has mixed results against teams from the first half of the table, yet he is confident they can score at least one goal.
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Diego Godin was cleared to play against Celta after a broken nose in the match against Real Madrid and will have to play with a protective mask. The win against their city rivals put Atletico three points behind Barcelona and four behind Real Madrid, which is why the match is a must win for them and their title hopes. Diego Simeone is trying to shuffle things around and even plans on trying out an attacking line with Torres, Mandzukic and Griezmann to test if it will be viable for Champions League. With Koke out for at least three weeks, Saul Niguez returned to training and might feature form the start. Atletico find it easy to score, in the last 10 matches they won, the team scored at least two goals and now they will try to avoid another 2-2 result.

Ladbrokes has 1.90 odds for an Atletico win and 4.00 for Celta Vigo while both teams to score has 2.05 odds. Atletico for both halves has 3.10 odds, Celta 6.50 and look for the match to be decided in the midfield with Gabi and Khron-Dehli battling for supremacy. Larrivey and Nolito have 4.33 odds to score, Orellana 5.00, Mario Mandzukic has 2.37, Torres 2.70 and Atletico to lead after 75 minutes has 2.05 odds,. We’re going to bet 7 units on Griezmann to score with 2.50 odds from Ladbrokes.

Celta Vigo: Team’s Formation

1
Álvarez
21
Planas
3
Fontàs
22
G. Cabral
19
Jonny Castro
23
Krohn-Dehli
24
Fernández
8
Álex López
7
Santi Mina
11
Larrivey
10
Nolito

Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation

1
Moyá
3
Siqueira
2
D. Godín
23
Miranda
20
Juanfran
17
Saúl
5
Tiago
14
Gabi
10
A. Turan
9
Mandžukić
7
Griezmann

End prediction for the match:
Griezmann to score anytime

Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05 (Bundesliga, 13.02.2015)

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Borussia Dortmund are paving their way up the table and the good news just keeps coming. The week they are supposed to host Mainz 05 at Signal Iduna Park the news of Marco Reus extending his contract has brought “Loyalty über alles” talks with Hans-Joachim Watzke stating what character strength Reus showed by signing a contract with no release clause that is valid also for the second Bundesliga tier.

During the weekend, Borussia Dortmund won their first match in 2015 and even managed to keep a clean sheet. Aubameyang scored a brace to Marco Reus’ opening goal which took the pressure of being last in Bundesliga, at least for now. The hosts are currently on the 16th place with 19 points, just one short of finally being free of the danger zone. Seeing as Klopp changed the forward line against Freiburg, Dortmund managed to get 12 shots on target and three goals as opposed to 6 shots on target against Augsburg and no goals.
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Mainz are currently on the 13th place in Bundesliga with 22 points, and Dortmund trail at three points behind their opponents. They opened 2015 with a 5-0 win over Paderborn, but lost the weekend match against Hertha Berlin after their main goalkeeper Loris Karius was sent off in the 32 minute. Mainz 05 are not doing well in away games where they are unable to win in eight matches which only adds power to the hosts winning a match in front of the Yellow Wall. Okazaki is their main goalscorer and it will be interesting to witness him in action against Mats Hummels.

The match back in September ended with a 2-0 Mainz 05 win that saw Immobile try and fail to score a penalty as Karius made a fantastic save and Ginter scored an own goal. Okazaki opened the score in his 100th Bundesliga appearance as Jürgen Klopp was powerless against his former team. This time around BVB look better at least on paper and should win and start climbing up the table.

Unibet offers 1.33 odds for a Borussia Dortmund win, 9.00 for Mainz and 4.90 for a draw. Over 2.5 goals has 1.58 odds, Dortmund with a -2 handicap has 2.85 odds, Mainz 05 with a +2 handicap 1.43; Okazaki has 4.90 odds to score anytime, Aubameyang, Immobile and Adrian Ramos all have 2.00 to score and we’re going to bet 7 units on Marco Reus to score and BVB to win with 2.30 odds from Unibet.

Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation

1
Weidenfeller
29
Schmelzer
15
Hummels
4
Subotić
26
Piszczek
18
Şahin
8
Gündoğan
23
K. Kampl
7
Kagawa
11
M. Reus
17
Aubameyang

Mainz 05: Team’s Formation

1
Kapino
18
Brosinski
16
S. Bell
2
G. Jara
7
Bengtsson
6
J. Geis
14
Baumgartlinger
15
P. de Blasis
11
Y. Malli
27
Clemens
23
Okazaki

End prediction for the match:
Marco Reus to score and BVB to win

Chelsea London vs Everton (Premier League, 11.02.2015)

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Chelsea London are now at the top of the Premier League table, seven points behind and the fate of the title race will rely solely on their shoulders. This Wednesday, Chelsea host Everton on Stamford Bridge in an attempt to keep the lead at the top as well as put an end to the speculations about their inability to score without Diego Costa.

Filipe Luis is still absent, while Jose Mourinho has given signs Fabregas might be fit to play against Everton. Diego Costa is serving the last match of the three he was suspended for, which will most likely see Remy up front to offer the hosts extra offensive power. In the latest win against Aston Villa, it was Ivanovic who rescued the team on the 66th minute after the Blues where unable to keep the lead Hazard gave in the first 10 minutes. At Stamford Bridge Chelsea is looking mighty confident despite falling to an embarrassing 2-4 defeat against Bradford City in League Cup.
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In Premier League, Everton is unable to win at Stamford Bridge in 20 years, and with Baines, Naismith, McGeady and Besic all set to undergo fitness tests to see if they are able to make the trip, Everton might find themselves in a difficult position to score. The Toffees are on the 12th place in Premier League and with Tim Howard still sidelined with injury it is very unlikely they will be able to get more than a draw, like they did in the match against Liverpool. The visitors managed to keep a clean sheet in their last three clashes in Premier League, but Stamford Bridge might just put an end to that.

Everyone remembers the 6-3 Chelsea win from last season and Titan Bet gives 176.00 odds for a repeat of the aforementioned score. A Chelsea win has 1.33 odds, Everton 9.50 and a draw has 5.25 odds. Over 2.5 goals has 1.75 odds, Remy and Drogba both have 1.93 odds to score, Mirallas and Naismith both have 5.50 in the same market. Goals to be scored in both halves has 1.60 odds, an odd number of corners has 1.85 odds and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.50 odds from Titan Bet.

Chelsea London: Team’s Formation

13
Courtois
28
Azpilicueta
26
J. Terry
24
G. Cahill
2
Ivanović
21
Matić
7
Ramires
10
Hazard
8
Oscar
22
Willian
18
Rémy

Everton: Team’s Formation

1
Robles
23
Coleman
26
Stones
6
Jagielka
3
Baines
18
G. Barry
17
Bešić
25
Lennon
20
Barkley
11
Mirallas
10
Lukaku

End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score in the second half

Liverpool vs Tottenham (Premier League, 10.02.2015)

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Liverpool seek to abandon the seventh Premier League place in a match against one of their favorite opponents, Tottenham Hotspurs. The Reds do not have as much time to reflect or change something from their performance at Goodison Park, as they host the fifth placed team that has a good time winning against the Premier League elite teams.

Tottenham won against Arsenal during the weekend, which put the Spurs at just one point behind Manchester United. They started 2015 with a generic and unexpected 5-3 win over Chelsea London and with the amazing form Harry Kane has at the moment, expect goals in the first half. The squad is fit, and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to field more or less the same team as against Arsenal, because you do not change something that works so well. Eriksen is the Spurs’ man with the assists and Bentaleb will have to protect Tottenham’s backline from Liverpool’s attacks from the wings.
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Liverpool’s goalless draw against Everton might have ended up being a rather costly affair. Sterling and Coutinho will have to undergo fitness tests to see if they will be fit to face Tottenham. Lucas Leiva who had to be subbed off on the 16th minute due to a thigh problem, will undergo special scans to give a definite answer about his injury. The good news is that Lallana is tipped to return against Tottenham and Liverpool’s prospects are not looking as bleak. At home Liverpool have an unbeaten run of eight matches where they also are 4 matches without conceding.

The Reds are being given the advantage over Tottenham
, but mainly due to the fact that they play at home and will be looking forward for a 5th consecutive win. Bet365 gives Liverpool 1.85 odds to win, Tottenham got 4.33 and a draw has 3.90 odds. Both teams to score has 1.66 odds, Liverpool with a winning margin of one goal 3.75, Tottenham for the same betting market 5.50 and the visitors to score in the second half have 2.37 odds. Sturridge has 2.20 odds to score, Sterling and Lambert 2.50 and Borini 2.75. We are going to bet 7 units on Harry Kane to score anytime with 3.00 odds from Bet365.

Liverpool: Team’s Formation

22
Mignolet
17
Sakho
37
Škrtel
23
E. Can
18
Moreno
8
Gerrard
14
Henderson
50
Marković
10
Coutinho
15
Sturridge
31
Sterling

Tottenham: Team’s Formation

1
Lloris
2
Walker
15
E. Dier
5
Vertonghen
3
D. Rose
42
Bentaleb
38
Mason
11
Lamela
23
Eriksen
22
N. Chadli
18
H. Kane

End prediction for the match:
Harry Kane to score

Tottenham vs Arsenal London (Premier League, 07.02.2015)

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It’s the second leg of the North London derby of this season where Tottenham host Arsenal at White Hart Lane. The two points separating the teams only add some edge and excitement to a much expected and watched match by a great number of fans from all over the world.

Arsenal are on a winning streak of five matches despite having some of their most important players injured. Alexis Sanchez is tipped to return to help continue the Gunners’ good run even if Arsene Wenger stated the striker might not be fit, attributed mainly to the change of goalkeepers with David Ospina stepping in effortlessly into Szczęsny’s shoes. Add that to the fact that Koscielny returned from injury to bring some stability into the backline, Bellerin has been integrated successfully in the team and you have the recipe for why Arsenal have been keeping four clean sheets in five matches.
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Tottenham have three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five matches and their latest result is a 3-0 win over West Bromwich. The hosts have no injury worries and even welcomed back Nabil Bentaleb from the AFCON and the player could get to start if he passes the fitness test. Tottenham are tipped to succeed only if Harry Kane will find his scoring boots. If not, the duty will pass on to Eriksen or Lamela. The Spurs have only one win against Arsenal in seven matches and it dates back to 2013 while 2012 witnessed identical 5-2 wins by the Gunners.

The match at the Emirates ended in a 1-1 draw, and Tottenham will take pride in winning against Chelsea and Everton this season when playing at home. Nobody is denying their ability to win here, but with the way the Gunners have been playing lately it would be unfair to deny them their share of the spoils. Özil, Giroud and Theo Walcott are also in great form which is why Arsenal were given 2.10 odds to win as opposed to Tottenham’s 3.30 from Titan Bet. A draw has 3.45 odds and over 2.5 goals has 1.66 odds.

Arsenal to lead after 70 minutes has 2.25 odds, Tottenham 3.35 and a goal in the first 10 minutes has 4.00 odds. The Gunners to win either half has 1.55 odds, Tottenham 2.00 and we’re betting 5 units on both teams to score and Arsenal to win with 3.55 odds from Titan Bet.

Tottenham: Team’s Formation

1
Lloris
3
Rose
5
Vertonghen
21
Fazio
2
Walker
20
Stambouli
8
Paulinho
17
Townsend
11
Lamela
23
Eriksen
18
Kane

Arsenal: Team’s Formation

13
Ospina
18
Monreal
6
Koscielny
4
Mertesacker
39
Bellerín
34
Coquelin
16
Ramsey
11
Özil
19
Cazorla
14
Walcott
12
Giroud

End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score and Arsenal to win

Deportivo La Coruna vs Eibar (La Liga, 06.02.2015)

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Deportivo La Coruna will start celebrating escaping the relegation zone by hosting Eibar at Riazor. The two teams met three times and Deportivo won two of them, the other one ending in a 1-1 draw. Statistic wise the hosts perform much better against teams from the second half of La Liga, and Eibar is in the first half.

The hosts have had a more or less good performance in the last five matches where they only lost once against FC Barcelona and most recently they won against Rayo Vallecano that place them three points above the relegation zone. If they continue with their good performances and win at home, then we’ll be seeing Deportivo back in the first 10 teams in La Liga. Farina, Rodriguez and Postiga are out for the match, while Sidnei is under doubt. The team welcomed Alberto Lopo back to training and Fabricio stated that his team will take the match very seriously to continue Deportivo’s good form.
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Eibar are placed eight in La Liga, but if they continue with the trend of being unable to win in three matches they will tumble down and fast. The visitors lost against both Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid and only managed to score once through Piovaccari, who together with Arruabarrena are Eibar’s goalscorers with 5 goals each. As it happens after defeats the team rally their forces to turn the fate around and Eibar’s manager promised a better performance from his team.

The visitors are stronger when attacking on the left wing, but Deportivo will most likely have them in an offside trap sooner or later forcing them to lose focus. 888sport gave Eibar 3.90 odds to win, and Deportivo got 2.10 odds to win. Both teams to score has 2.30 odds, over 1.5 goals 1.50 odds, and Deportivo for both halves 3.20 odds. We are betting 7 units on Deportivo winning the second half with 2.48 odds from 888sport.

Deportivo: Team’s Formation

13
Fabricio
23
Lopo
11
Juanfran
15
Laure
16
Luisinho
4
Álex
22
Borges
18
Toché
7
Pérez
19
Cavaleiro
21
Riera

Eibar: Team’s Formation

1
Irureta
16
Lillo
4
Añibarro
22
Navas
5
Ekiza
8
Errasti
12
Borja
20
Del Moral
10
Arruabarrena
21
Saúl
19
Piovaccari

End prediction for the match:
Deportivo La Coruna to win the second half

Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen (Bundesliga, 04.02.2015)

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Hoffenheim must recover from the shock defeat against Augsburg if they are to pretend on the first half of the Bundesliga table. This time they host Werder Bremen who are placed 12th in Bundesliga, but this does not mean there is an obvious favorite especially considering the head to head results which are obviously in favor of the visitors.

The hosts managed to finish in time Vestergaard’s transfer to Werder Bremen, and now with Süle out with injury they will look to promote new young talents as they have successfully done with Rudy and Volland. Hoffenheim’s form is not one of the best either with seven wins, 6 defeats and only five draws in the first half of the season. Losing against Augsburg last week only enforced the belief that they need to strengthen the defensive line if they want to improve said record. At home, Hoffenheim won three out of their last four matches, the latest one in a friendly against Astra.
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Werder Bremen would be inclined to improve their form, however if they can’t win against Hoffenheim, their next fixtures do not promise anything good as they are set to face almost all the title contenders. Bremen have scored at least two goals in their last several matches while managing only one away win in the last five matches, the other four begin defeats. Junuzovic is serving a suspension, while Prodl and Lorenzen are sidelined with injuries. Sternberg and Garcia are tipped to start at the back to solidify Bremen’s attempt of keeping some balance in the backline.

Goals are always scored between these two teams, like that memorable 4-4 draw from 2013, which is why William Hill gave over 2.5 goals 1.40 odds and 1.61 odds for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. A Hoffenehim win has 1.73 odds, a Werder Bremen one 4.50 which is what we’re going to bet 5 units on. Modeste has 1.95 odds to score, Szalai and Elyounoussi 2.05 while for Werder Di Santo has 2.50.

Hoffenheim: Team’s Formation

1
Baumann
12
Strobl
4
Bičakčić
19
Abraham
2
Beck
8
Polanski
16
Schwegler
27
Modeste
10
Firmino
31
Volland
28
Szalai

Werder Bremen: Team’s Formation

1
Wolf
23
Selassie
4
Gálvez
7
Vestergaard
37
Sternberg
8
Fritz
44
Bargfrede
11
Öztunali
9
Di Santo
22
Bartels
27
Selke

End prediction for the match:
Werder Bremen to win outright