Footytubeblog 3 days ago
Can United’s defenders stop Alexis in the box?
Alexis Sanchez is ranked third in Premier League scorers this season and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be keen to see the Chilean forward kept out of the penalty area. Alexis lines up for the Gunners for the first time when United are the opponents in the Saturday evening kick-off at the Emirates.
The Chilean has netted all eight of his Premier League goals from inside the area this season so Van Gaal will know it is paramount for his defenders to be on top form against a player who cost £30million when the Gunners signed him from Barcelona in the summer.
Alexis has been in particularly good form against the struggling sides with four of his goals coming in games against Burnley, when he scored twice, Leicester and Hull.
He did not score against leaders Chelsea so keeping him blank for the day will be a measure of how far United have come after a difficult start under Van Gaal.
The best price in the industry for Alexis to score is 7/4 (2.75). We are offering even greater value @ 2/1 (3.0), take the bet at http://goo.gl/CixyDV
England strikers Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney face each other after both were in scoring form for England during the international break, Welbeck netting twice in the 3-1 win over Slovenia in the European Championship qualifier at Wembley.
Rooney was also on the scoresheet in that game and netted a brace of his own as England won 3-1 again in midweek, this time against old enemies Scotland in a friendly at Celtic Park.
But it is their form for their club sides which will be of more concern to respective club managers Arsene Wenger ... MORE
Footytubeblog 1 week ago
Germany v Gibraltar
The busiest man in Europe plays Friday at the Grundig Stadion, Germany. The Gibraltarian keeper Perez has clearly got his work cut out and the stats don’t look good. The tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar with a population smaller than the Grundig Stadion has had a real tough start to their international beginnings. Their record of Played 3, Won 0, Scored 0 and Conceded 17 indicates just how difficult this game will be to keep the score down to a respectable level.
World Cup winners Germany (even without the likes of injured Reus and Schurrle) will be expecting a goal fest on Friday night. The record for the biggest victory in a competitive international goes to Australia in a World Cup Qualifier against American Somoa back in 2001 (31-0) Whilst Germany won't hit 31 goals past Gibraltar there will be plenty of goals scored by the Germans. From a betting perspective, the focus turns to how many goals they will score, or how many shots on target they will have. A more interesting bet would be how many saves the Gibraltar keeper will make. The three teams Gibraltar have faced so far have had a combined total of 43 shots on target. That’s approximately 2.5 shots per goal conceded. Poland in their first game had 15 shots so it's not too much of a stretch to expect Germany to better that total to at least 20 shots. Therefore I'm predicting the following; Germany to have at least 20 shots on target @ 5/6 (1.83)
I think the score line will be around 8-0 so I'm also going for the Gibraltar keeper to make at least 8 saves @ 10/11 (1.9)
Germany to have at least 20 shots on target @ 5/6 (1.83)
Footytubeblog 2 weeks ago
Liverpool host Chelsea in the early morning kick off with Brendon Rodgers' team hoping to get back to winning ways. If Liverpool expect to be challenging for a Champions League place again this season they need to keep in touch with the top 4. Liverpool currently sit in seventh place in the league with a host of seven other teams within three points. Defeat against Chelsea would see them surely dropping to a mid table position, and with their negative goal difference, they would effectively be seven points behind fourth place. Their home record reads Played 5: Won 2, Drawn 2 and Lost 1 (Villa 1:0) Scored 5 and Conceded 4. This puts Liverpool ranked as having the third best home defence in the league, but also the third worst attack! They have though conceded at least one goal in four out of their five games.
Unbeaten Chelsea come in to this match with an away form line of Played 5: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 0, Scored 13 and Conceded 7. Chelsea have scored as many goals away from home this season (13) as they have done at home. However nine of those goals came against just two teams Burnley and Everton. With Chelsea conceding more than a goal a game away from home, this game should be a close affair. The Head to Head stats also suggests this. In the last ten meetings between these teams at Anfield, the result has been Liverpool 4 wins, Chelsea 4 wins and 2 draws.
With Liverpool scoring and conceding almost a goal a game at home and with Chelsea conceding a goal a game away the advice here is for a Draw @ 13/5 (3.6)
We do have two of the best attacking wingers on show for this game in the shape of Raheem Sterling and Edin Hazard, both with three goals each this season. This is the game for Sterling to show his class, so the advice is a Head to ... MORE
Footytubeblog 3 weeks ago
The Manchester derby kicks off on Sunday and this match rarely ends in a draw. In the last eleven fixtures when City are hosting, there has been five wins each with just the one solitary draw. They have though lost at home just four times in sixty games!
That makes the 6/5 enhanced price offer we have on a Man City win huge and not to be missed! City come into this game on the back of a disappointing defeat at West Ham. Man United come into it buoyed by the last second Robin Van Persie strike to equalise against Chelsea. Although it’s still early on in the season there’s much more than local pride to play for. If City win they can keep in touching distance of Chelsea. If United are victorious they would certainly move towards fourth place.
Man City’s form line reads Played 9, Won 5, Drawn 2 and Lost 2, Scored 19 and Conceded 10. Their home record this season reads Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 1 (Stoke 1-0) Scored 8 and Conceded 4.
Man United sit eighth in the table with an away record of Won 0, Drawn 3 and Lost 1 (Leicester 5-3) Scored 6 and Conceded 8. With Man City scoring on average two goals a game at home, and United conceding two goals a game away from home the bet here is that enhanced price on Man City to win @ 6/5 (2.2
) I’m also going to have a bet on Sergio Aquero v Robin van Persie (Head to Head). Amazingly their scoring stats are almost identical. Aquero with 7 goals in 9 games has a career total of 158 goals in 324 games. RVP has netted 3 goals in 8 games and has a career total of 152 goals in 322 games. Bet is (Head to Head) Sergio Aquero to have more shots on target than Robin van Persie @ EVS (2.0)
Of course if you’re a RVP fan you can always create the bet in reverse.
Footytubeblog 1 month ago
The last time Man United beat a top four side at home was in November 2013. A Robin Van Persie strike that day gave the Reds a 1-0 victory over Arsenal. Their form line this season reads Played 8, Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 2, Scored 15 and Conceded 12.
If you look closer at their goal scoring stats, 12 of the goals scored have come against bottom half opposition. The highest ranked team they have played so far this season was with the 2-1 victory against West Ham. They have had an extremely kind fixture list up to this point. They have played QPR, Leicester, Sunderland and Burnley, all relegation threatened teams. This period though is a real test for United; they play Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal in their next four games. Although United’s home form looks good, Won 3, Lost 1, I think Chelsea are worthy favourites for this game.
Chelsea look the real deal this season with a form line of Played 8, Won 7, Drawn 1, Lost 0, Scored 23 and Conceded 8. They are still undefeated in all competitions, Played 11, Won 9, Drawn 2, Lost 0, Scored 26 and Conceded 10. With a Premier League goal scoring stat of nearly three goals a game it’s difficult to see how they cannot continue this against United. They have the second best defence in the league and are ranked as the top attacking team. Although their main man Diego Costa may be missing, they have enough firepower in the team to win this game. With United conceding more than a goal a game, and with Chelsea scoring nearly three goals a game, advice here is Chelsea to WIN @ 6/4 (2.5)
. Also go for Chelsea to Score at Least 2 Goals @13/10 (2.3).
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