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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

AS Monaco vs Olympique Lyon (Ligue 1, 01.02.2015)

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AS Monaco will try to build on their momentum as they get ready to host Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon. The hosts have not conceded a goal in 7 matches and are one a 12 matches unbeaten run that propelled them onto the 5th place on the table with 39 points and at just one point from the Europa League place. Meanwhile Lyon have an unbeaten run of seven matches in Ligue 1, but they were eliminated from Coupe de France by Nantes.

Lyon are enjoying a lead of four points at the top of the Ligue 1 table, but lost one of their most important players prior to playing against Monaco and then PSG. Lacazatte got a hamstring injury during the last Ligue 1 game and might miss up to one month of competition matches. The striker scored 10 goals in 6 matches and it remains to be seen whether Fekir, Tolisso and Gourcouff will be able to keep of the front against Berbatov and Moutinho. The leaders have a mixed form in away games where they have 4 wins, and three draws and three defeats.
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Monaco are on a very good run as of late and at home they play even better by having three wins in a row. Lyon will have it difficult to score against them with Wallace and Fabinho there to tighten up the defensive line. The hosts are in direct competition for a Champions League place, with PSG this time and there’s a five points gap between them. Berbatov and Ferreira Carrasco are the main goalscorers and after the win against second placed Marseille, AS Monaco finally started being backed to return to European football.

Monaco are tipped for the three points mainly because they play at home and a win has 2.10 odds with 888sport. A Lyon win has 3.65 odds and a draw 3.20. Both teams to score has 1.93 odds, over 2.5 goals 2.35 and AS Monaco for both halves 3.30. Lyon with a +1 handicap has 1.32 odds, Monaco with a -1 handicap 3.25 and if you think Gonalons will get booked 888sport offers 4.50 odds for it. Berbatov has 2.80 odds to score, Germain 3.85 and Gourcouff 5.80 and we’re betting on over 1.5 goals by AS Monaco with 2.38 odds from 888sport.

AS Monaco: Team’s Formation

1
Subašić
3
Kurzawa
6
Carvalho
24
Raggi
2
Fabinho
8
Moutinho
28
Toulalan
15
Silva
17
Ferreira-Carrasco
10
Berbatov
7
N. Dirar

Olympique Lyon: Team’s Formation

1
Lopes
13
Jallet
5
Biševac
23
Umtiti
14
Dabo
12
Ferri
21
Gonalons
24
Tolisso
18
Fekir
25
Benzia
8
Gourcuff

End prediction for the match:
AS Monaco to score over 1.5 goals

Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga, 31.01.2015)

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After submitting the necessary documentation for the second Bundesliga tier, Borussia Dortmund are actually trying to make some sense of the second half of their Bundesliga campaign. The match at Bay Arena somehow ended up being between the third and 17th placed Bundesliga teams, and not so much between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.

Bayer Leverkusen had a decent start in Bundesliga, but at Bay Arena they only lost once and have nine wins. That put the hosts 17 points behind the leader and seven points behind Wolfsburg. Bellarabi, Son, Calhanoglu, Drmic and Kiessling are Leverkusen’s top goalscorers with 23 goals, while Kiessling, Bellarabi and Bender are the top three in providing assists. Against Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen might be without Jedvaj, who is still recovering from a recent injury scare and Max Kruse is still under doubt.
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Borussia Dortmund vowed to come back from the horrific first half of a season, and for that to happen they need to be clinical in front of the goal. With Marco Reus back in training and playing during friendly matches Die Borussen might get that creative spark their forwards have been missing. Aubameyang might return in time from international duty, but Mkhitaryan, Kehl, Durm and Bender are all set to miss this crucial match.

Last time the two teams faced each other it ended with a 2-0 win for Leverkusen with Bellarabi scoring the fastest Bundesliga goal after just nine seconds as a result of leaving Ginter and Langerak in the dust. Immobile was unable to find a breakthrough with Leverkusen’s defense and it remains to be seen whether he learned or not some new Bundesliga tricks. Jürgen Klopp stated he is ready to face a though opposition, but that he cannot focus on Leverkusen alone: “Our position is clear, we are four points behind the area where we want to be at the end of the season,” he stated in a recent interview.

Leverkusen score at least two goals when playing at home
, while with the return of Reus, Dortmund’s chances to score have increased. Everyone predicts a hard fought game and the most common result is a draw with 3.50 odds from William Hill. Another Bayer Leverkusen win has 2.37 odds, a Dortmund one 2.80 and over 2.5 goals has 1.73 odds. Kiessling has 2.50 odds to score; Calhanoglu, Drmic, Immobile and Reus have 2.62, while Aubameyang and Bellarabi have 2.80 as an anytime goalscorer. We are betting 5 units on Bayer Leverkusen to win and over 2.5 goals with 3.40 odds from William Hill.

Bayer Leverkusen: Team’s Formation

1
B. Leno
18
Wendell
21
Toprak
5
Spahić
13
Hilbert
8
L. Bender
6
Rolfes
38
Bellarabi
7
Heung-Min Son
10
Çalhanoğlu
11
Kießling

Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation

1
Weidenfeller
30
Schmelzer
15
Hummels
4
Subotić
26
Piszczek
7
Kagawa
8
Gündogan
14
M. Jojić
18
Şahin
11
M. Reus
9
Immobile

End prediction for the match:
Bayer Leverkusen to win and over 2.5 goals