<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Australia Confederation Cup Review and World Cup Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/03/australia-confederation-cup-review-and-world-cup-predictions#comments After a draw to Chile, Australia ended their Confederation Cup by being eliminated in the group stages on the tournament. While this was no shock to the footballing world as they were expected to bow out at this level, there is a lot we can get out of these performances in order to make bets regarding their success at the World Cup in 12 months’ time.

As far as defending is concerned, this is the area that they need to improve in the most. This side struggled to keep a clean sheet all tournament and although this was never likely against sides like Chile and Germany, some of the games…

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After a draw to Chile, Australia ended their Confederation Cup by being eliminated in the group stages on the tournament. While this was no shock to the footballing world as they were expected to bow out at this level, there is a lot we can get out of these performances in order to make bets regarding their success at the World Cup in 12 months’ time.

As far as defending is concerned, this is the area that they need to improve in the most. This side struggled to keep a clean sheet all tournament and although this was never likely against sides like Chile and Germany, some of the games saw the team give up goals way to easily and it was hard to see any sort of structure in the way that the team was defending. The positive out of this was their goalkeeper. On many occasions, Matt Ryan managed to bail out the team but if they are to do well in the World Cup he is going to need a lot of support from the rest of his defensive unit.

AS far as scoring goals was concerned, this team did really well. This side managed to score a few goals against Germany while also scoring and taking the lead against Chile. This is impressive and as it currently stands and with a bit more development in 12 months I think goal scoring might be high for the Australians in the World Cup.

As far as overall performance is concerned and making early bets, some bookmakers are allowing you to make bets on the overall performance and I think we are getting a pretty good price on the Australians making the round of 16 stage of the tournament. While the draw will be a big factor in deciding this, I think the way the team is playing and the price we are getting allows us to make this bet profitably.   

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:10:46 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88524
<![CDATA[Formula 1 Midseason Bets]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/03/formula-1-midseason-bets#comments The Azerbaijan Gran Prix is always an exciting event and after what happened this weekend, I expect that it will end up being one of the most exciting races of the year. This race had action, it has mayhem and it definitely had some great motorsports which is something that everybody wants to see.

The biggest talking point was what happened between Championship leader Sebastian Vettel and his closest rival, Lewis Hamilton. The two drivers ended up in a fiery clash that saw the two cars collide and resulted in Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari getting a 10 second penalty. While some there…

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The Azerbaijan Gran Prix is always an exciting event and after what happened this weekend, I expect that it will end up being one of the most exciting races of the year. This race had action, it has mayhem and it definitely had some great motorsports which is something that everybody wants to see.

The biggest talking point was what happened between Championship leader Sebastian Vettel and his closest rival, Lewis Hamilton. The two drivers ended up in a fiery clash that saw the two cars collide and resulted in Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari getting a 10 second penalty. While some there is many discussions on whose fault it was and the reasons behind all this drama but the biggest winner ended up being Daniel Riccardo. The former Red Bull driver drove past the drama to get his first win of the season and that was significant for his. This leads to us making a value bet. Red Bull seem to be establishing themselves as the third best team in Formula 1 and betting on that is a good bet in my opinion.

Sebastian Vettel somehow managed to increase his lead over Lewis Hamilton in a race where he had a disaster. With that in mind, somehow the Ferrari driver is still getting a decent price to win the  F1 drivers Championship so this is a good bet in my opinion. Lewis Hamilton has had his best opportunities to take over the lead from Vettel but the brit has managed to miss these opportunities constantly so as a result I am going to pick Vettel to win the title as the best driver this season. 

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:04:06 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88521
<![CDATA[DC United vs Atlanta United 21 June 2017: MLS Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/21/dc-united-vs-atlanta-united-21-june-2017-mls-preview-and-predictions#comments DC United take on Atlanta United in the Major League Soccer as the two teams head to the US capital to play a game which both sides need to win. DC United are currently in the bottom of the Eastern Conference which Atlanta are not doing a lot better so as a result both teams will be very determined to get a win on the board and hope to turn their seasons around.

DC United have been poor all season and the biggest problem has been the fact that they cannot score goals. The men from the capital are decent at the back but have only managed to score 10 goals all season after already playing…

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DC United take on Atlanta United in the Major League Soccer as the two teams head to the US capital to play a game which both sides need to win. DC United are currently in the bottom of the Eastern Conference which Atlanta are not doing a lot better so as a result both teams will be very determined to get a win on the board and hope to turn their seasons around.

DC United have been poor all season and the biggest problem has been the fact that they cannot score goals. The men from the capital are decent at the back but have only managed to score 10 goals all season after already playing 15 matches. This is worse than it sound since the MLS is a very high scoring league. This game they will need to turn things around and they have a great opportunity since they are up against a team that have defensive issues of their own.

Atlanta have problems defending and that has been an issue for them. Their job will be easier in this game since they are up against a side in DC United that can’t score so that is a positive. On the bright side, this team is great at attacking having scored the most goals this season in the Eastern Conference.

As far as predicting a result, I am going to go with Atlanta United. While they are away from home and not playing their best, DC United have been terrible this season and as a result I think it makes a lot more sense going with the away side. We are getting a good enough price on this bet so I think it is definitely the way to go. 

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:27:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88062
<![CDATA[Seattle vs Orlando City 21 June 2017: MLS Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/21/seattle-vs-orlando-city-21-june-2017-mls-preview-and-predictions#comments A big game in Major League soccer as Orlando City take on Seattle in an away game for Kaka and his team. This game should be a good one since both sides are wanting a win and both clubs have big ambitions going forward.

Seattle go into this game as massive favorites and that is due to two main reason, their terrific home record and their oppositions injury problems. This side has a great home crowd support and they always come in numbers to the stadium so this game can expect the same. I think that they are more than competitive in this game but it won’t be easy for them since they are…

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A big game in Major League soccer as Orlando City take on Seattle in an away game for Kaka and his team. This game should be a good one since both sides are wanting a win and both clubs have big ambitions going forward.

Seattle go into this game as massive favorites and that is due to two main reason, their terrific home record and their oppositions injury problems. This side has a great home crowd support and they always come in numbers to the stadium so this game can expect the same. I think that they are more than competitive in this game but it won’t be easy for them since they are up against an Orlando City side that has a point to prove.

On the other hand, Orlando City will once again be without some of their key players but this should not worry them too much since they are terrific all the time even when they have key players missing. Like mentioned before, this will not be easy for Orlando City either since playing away at Seattle is not easy.

All in all I think that we can expect a great game that will be very fairly contested all over. As far as picking a winner is concerned, it is too close to call which makes betting a lot easier. Orlando City are heavy favorites so the value as far as betting is concerned lies with the visitors so that is my bet for this game. 

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:16:49 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88059
<![CDATA[Cameroon vs Australia 22 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/22/cameroon-vs-australia-22-june-2017-confederation-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Australia take on Cameroon in the second game for both these sides. This is a good game since both teams lost their first game and as a result both teams will really want to win this game to keep hopes of their campaigns alive. Both teams are talented and have prospect so I am expecting a really good game.

Cameroon had some good chances against Chile but in a whole, they were not very convincing. They did not have enough of the ball and they did not use the ball well. This will need to improve if they are to have a chance of beating Australia in this game. Matip was solid in defence…

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Australia take on Cameroon in the second game for both these sides. This is a good game since both teams lost their first game and as a result both teams will really want to win this game to keep hopes of their campaigns alive. Both teams are talented and have prospect so I am expecting a really good game.

Cameroon had some good chances against Chile but in a whole, they were not very convincing. They did not have enough of the ball and they did not use the ball well. This will need to improve if they are to have a chance of beating Australia in this game. Matip was solid in defence and that will need to continue against Australia again if this team is to have a hope of making the next stage of the tournament.

Australia on the other hand were very good against Germany. This team showed a lot of fight and a lot of heart and this was good to see. They are probably a better team than Cameroon and as a result I think they will expect to win this game. This team showed they can score goals and I think the defence is ok as well so they can expect good things.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price on Australia winning this game and as a result this is by far the best bet to make. As far as goals are concerned, the over 2.5 goals bet also makes sense since both teams can score and neither are great at defending.

 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:46:39 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88032
<![CDATA[Germany vs Chile 22 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/22/germany-vs-chile-22-june-2017-confederation-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Germany started their Confederations Cup campaign with a win over Australia in their opening game. This was not the most convincing performance seen by the Germans as their defence looked like a problem but nevertheless they got the three points and that was something. This time around they take on Chile in what will be a great match between two of the top teams in the tournament.

Chile had a good win in their first game against Cameroon and it looks like this team is full of quality. This time around it will be a much harder test for the side but the likes of Vidal and Vargas are playing…

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Germany started their Confederations Cup campaign with a win over Australia in their opening game. This was not the most convincing performance seen by the Germans as their defence looked like a problem but nevertheless they got the three points and that was something. This time around they take on Chile in what will be a great match between two of the top teams in the tournament.

Chile had a good win in their first game against Cameroon and it looks like this team is full of quality. This time around it will be a much harder test for the side but the likes of Vidal and Vargas are playing really good football and that should give the team a bit of a boost. Alexis Sanchez was not playing in the opening game but he should be back for this game against Germany and that should give the side a massive boost since Sanchez is a player of the highest quality.

On the other hand, Germany need to sure up their defence or they could see themselves lose to the South American side. The likes of Mustafi need to be more sure and Leno needs to also have a better game than he did against Australia. On the other side of the pitch they look quite dangerous with PSG’s Julian Draxler playing some of his best football.

I think Chile want this win more than Germany and I think that will make all the deference in this situation. We are getting a good price on Chile winning this tournament and as a result that is going to be my bet for this game. 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:33:39 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88026
<![CDATA[Toronto FC vs New England Revolution 23 June 2016: MLS Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/23/toronto-fc-vs-new-england-revolution-23-june-2016-mls-preview-and-predictions#comments In the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer, Canadian team and conference leaders, Toronto FC, will play host to the New England Revolution. This game will be important for both sides as a win here will mean a lot to both sets of fans since this is a interconference game so points here mean a lot more.

Toronto came so close last season to winning it all, just to fall short in the final in what was a heart breaking defeat for the team. This season they look likely to repeat this feat and hopefully go one step further and get the title that the fans in Ontario are so dearly hoping…

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In the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer, Canadian team and conference leaders, Toronto FC, will play host to the New England Revolution. This game will be important for both sides as a win here will mean a lot to both sets of fans since this is a interconference game so points here mean a lot more.

Toronto came so close last season to winning it all, just to fall short in the final in what was a heart breaking defeat for the team. This season they look likely to repeat this feat and hopefully go one step further and get the title that the fans in Ontario are so dearly hoping for. A win here will mean that they can keep up their solid form and on paper, they should win. The team is at home and are a level above when it comes to quality.

The New England Revolution on the other hand will have their work cut out. This team needs a win if they are to keep their post-season dreams alive but as it stands, I don’t think that it will happen. This team is a level below their opponents and as it stands, they are unlikely to get the three points here.

As far as betting in concerned, we are not getting a great price on Toronto FC winning this game and as a result perhaps it is best to avoid this bet. That being said, there is still value in this game in the form of betting on the number of goals scored. Both teams can score and as a result the over 2.5 goals is by far the best bet to make in this game. 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:28:07 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88020
<![CDATA[Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas 23 June 2017: MLS Preview and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/23/houston-dynamo-vs-fc-dallas-23-june-2017-mls-preview-and-prediction#comments The Major League soccer will see a Texas derby as the Houston Dynamo take on FC Dallas in what should be a great Western Conference clash. Both sides will need a win for more than just points, but also for pride and as a result I am expecting a terrific contest between the two sides.

Houston will be at home for this game and that should give the side a huge boost in such a hot rivalry. The Dynamo come into this game just three points of the conference lead and a win here will mean that they will be equal on points with the team in first place, Sporting Kansas City. I think the Houston…

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The Major League soccer will see a Texas derby as the Houston Dynamo take on FC Dallas in what should be a great Western Conference clash. Both sides will need a win for more than just points, but also for pride and as a result I am expecting a terrific contest between the two sides.

Houston will be at home for this game and that should give the side a huge boost in such a hot rivalry. The Dynamo come into this game just three points of the conference lead and a win here will mean that they will be equal on points with the team in first place, Sporting Kansas City. I think the Houston side will expect to win this game and as a result I think they will go into this encounter with a whole lot of confidence and expectation.

FC Dallas on the other hand are currently in fourth spot and if they win this game, they will go ahead of Houston and also equal on first spot with Sporting Kansas City. This team has a game in hand after this one so a win for them will put them in a very promising position. That being said, they are going to be away from home and as a result that will make things tough for them.

I think this will be a very tight game since both sides are very evenly matched and are both full of confidence. As a result of that, I am going to predict that this will be a draw. We are getting a great price for the draw and it is a good value bet so as a result that is my prediction for this game. 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:21:58 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=88014
<![CDATA[Germany vs Australia 19 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/19/germany-vs-australia-19-june-2017-confederation-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments The champions of Asia, Australia, take on the World Cup winners, Germany. While this tournament does not seems to be an important for Germany judging by the squad they have sent, they will still want to win this game since it is the German mentality. On the other hand, this might be the best chance for Australia to win a world tournament so they will be giving their all.

Germany have a lot of talent and even with some of their star players missing in this tournament, they are still full of talent and they are still full of quality. This side has…

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The champions of Asia, Australia, take on the World Cup winners, Germany. While this tournament does not seems to be an important for Germany judging by the squad they have sent, they will still want to win this game since it is the German mentality. On the other hand, this might be the best chance for Australia to win a world tournament so they will be giving their all.

Germany have a lot of talent and even with some of their star players missing in this tournament, they are still full of talent and they are still full of quality. This side has seen the likes of Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil rested and this will dent the squad a little bit. The players they will rely on though will include the likes of Wenger and Leno to lead the team to a victory here.

Australia on the other hand will be looking to play as a team to get past the strength of the Germans. This team has no real stand out superstars but they have still managed to get wins and they will look to do the same in this game. That being said, this seems like a game to much for Australia and I think that they will be comfortably beaten by the Germans.

As far as betting is concerned, I think betting on Germany to win is a pretty good banker bet. We are getting an ok price on this so perhaps this is the best bet to make on this match.

 

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:04:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87903
<![CDATA[Cameroon vs Chile 18 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/06/18/cameroon-vs-chile-18-june-2017-confederation-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments The champions of Africa will take on the champions of South America in the first game of the both sides Confederations Cup. Both teams seem to have brought their best sides to this tournament which means they will both want to win this game and the tournament so I am expecting a well contested game here. Chile will be quite surprised to be here again since they have made it past the likes of Argentina and Brazil again which is quite an amazing accomplishment.

Cameroon will now that this is going to be a really tough game for them since Chile are…

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The champions of Africa will take on the champions of South America in the first game of the both sides Confederations Cup. Both teams seem to have brought their best sides to this tournament which means they will both want to win this game and the tournament so I am expecting a well contested game here. Chile will be quite surprised to be here again since they have made it past the likes of Argentina and Brazil again which is quite an amazing accomplishment.

Cameroon will now that this is going to be a really tough game for them since Chile are a side that have beaten the likes of Brazil and Argentina. That being said, this team has some experience in the likes of Liverpool defender, Joel Matip, and will hope that this will change the atmosphere of the team to get them a win. That being said, the days of Samuel Eto'o being a superstar is over and it seems unlikely he will produce the magic he was once capable of producing.

Chile will rely heavily on Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez and Bayern Munich superstar Arturo Vidal. These two players are some of the best in the world and it looks likely that they will lead their team well in this game. Other than that, this team has a lot more solid players and I think that will this game will be pretty easy for them.

We are getting a pretty good price on Chile winning this game and as a result of that I think this is by far the best bet that is to be made. In addition to that, another solid bet that should be made is in regards

 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:19:05 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=87810