There’s something not quite right at Barcelona.
Picking Cheltenham winners is the minefield at the best of times, but with horses having run on soft ground for months, and the underfoot conditions now changing to good, we should tread even more carefully as there’s a chance of recent form going out of the window.
Although betting heavy on friendlies can be a recipe for disaster as managers experiment before the real thing, there do look to be solid reasons for expecting goals when England take on Denmark tonight.
Galatasary have kept four clean sheets in their last five games, and at home have only conceded two goals in their last seven games.
A difficult Premier League card over the weekend where it’s hard to be confident enough about anything to recommend a solid bet at odds on; and it’s perhaps better to look for some speculative value.
Manchester City’s game against Barcelona looks a real blockbuster and the home side does look to have a genuine chance of winning.
The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle
The fact that there are so many gifted Brazilians actually makes it harder for them to move abroad.
Four goals against Cardiff at the weekend made Manchester City the quickest side in English top league history to score 100 goals in a season, and spread betting firm Sporting Index reckon Manuel Pellegrini’s men are going to beat the mark for the most goals scored in an English season in all competitions out of sight.
How Aston Villa are mid-table has me flummoxed to be honest. To me they are consistently looking like one of the four weakest teams in the division yet if the table doesn’t lie, there are nine teams worse.
The decision to disallow Cheick Tiote’s goal for Newcastle against Manchester City is certainly the worst I have seen of its kind, and it was hardly surprising that Alan Pardew lost his rag somewhat.
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