<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Man City vs Newcastle 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/man-city-vs-newcastle-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Manchester City’s unbeaten streak was ended last weekend by Liverpool. This weekend the Sky Blues will look to bounce back as they host Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pep and his players will be desperate to win to get revenge for losing one week ago.

Newcastle United are a team that is not playing well. The Magpies look out of sorts and the team is not bonding together. This side is failing to score goals and with no notable signings made in the January transfer window, relegation is looking like a real possibility. This weekend they…

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Manchester City’s unbeaten streak was ended last weekend by Liverpool. This weekend the Sky Blues will look to bounce back as they host Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pep and his players will be desperate to win to get revenge for losing one week ago.

Newcastle United are a team that is not playing well. The Magpies look out of sorts and the team is not bonding together. This side is failing to score goals and with no notable signings made in the January transfer window, relegation is looking like a real possibility. This weekend they are up against the best side in the country and it seems very unlikely that they will return home with anything other than a loss.

Manchester City will look to bounce back strong from their loss last weekend and they have the perfect opportunity to do that as they are at home and facing weaker opposition. I expect a very strong performance from this home team and as a result I am going to predict that they are going to have a very big win.

With all that in mind, there are three bets which can be made for this game. The first bet is the over 2.5 goals bet. This is the best bet. Manchester City are looking dangerous and I think they will score three or more goals so this wager makes sense. The second bet is both teams not to score. Newcastle United are struggling to score goals and I don’t think that they have what it takes to score away from home at the Etihad Stadium. Thirdly, I like Manchester City -2.0 handicap. Manchester City should have a very big win and I think that they will easily exceed a 2 goal handicap.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:16:06 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110905
<![CDATA[Leicester vs Watford 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/leicester-vs-watford-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Leicester City will be at home this weekend as the Foxes take on Watford at the King Power Stadium. This is a game between two very evenly matched sides and as a result, we should be able to witness a great game of football since both teams should enter the contests looking to leave with all three points.

Watford are a good side and under their foreign manager, they are doing very well. This side looks like a complete package and that has been reflected in their performances this season. Hughes and Gray have looked very good and they have been…

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Leicester City will be at home this weekend as the Foxes take on Watford at the King Power Stadium. This is a game between two very evenly matched sides and as a result, we should be able to witness a great game of football since both teams should enter the contests looking to leave with all three points.

Watford are a good side and under their foreign manager, they are doing very well. This side looks like a complete package and that has been reflected in their performances this season. Hughes and Gray have looked very good and they have been backed by the whole team which is really positive for the Hornets. This will not be an easy game since they will be away from home and up against a good side.
Leicester City will want to win this game since it might be the last time Mahrez plays for the club. The Algerian is looking to leave the King Power Stadium and it seems likely he will during the January transfer window. Winning this game will be a good farewell for the Premiership winning player and I think they will be good enough to win. The two teams are quite evenly matched but at home, I think the Foxes will be strong enough to get all three points.

With all that taken into consideration, the bet which I am going to suggest is betting on the Foxes to win. This is the most likely outcome and we are getting a good enough price for this wager so it makes sense to make the play. In addition to that, I also like the both teams to score bet since both teams have goals scorers.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:06:20 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110902
<![CDATA[Everton vs West Brom 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/everton-vs-west-brom-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Everton will be at home at Goodison Park this weekend as the Toffees play host to a struggling West Brom side. This is a game that both sets of players will be desperate to win and as a result, we should be able to witness a great game of football.

Everton had a poor start to the season but after a few wins, they are looking like a much better side. The Toffees are clear of the relegation zone but they will know that they are not safe yet and that they still need to play well. Ross Barkley has left the team and that might be a big loss for the…

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Everton will be at home at Goodison Park this weekend as the Toffees play host to a struggling West Brom side. This is a game that both sets of players will be desperate to win and as a result, we should be able to witness a great game of football.

Everton had a poor start to the season but after a few wins, they are looking like a much better side. The Toffees are clear of the relegation zone but they will know that they are not safe yet and that they still need to play well. Ross Barkley has left the team and that might be a big loss for the side since he was an important part of the Everton set up.

Looking at the other team, West Brom look like a team in trouble. Alan Pardew looks confused and the players look like they are not good enough. Relegation is looking very likely and as a result, they need wins. This is a great chance for the side to win a game since Everton away is winnable. That being said, I don’t think it will happen since West Brom looks too poor at the moment.

With all that in mind, I am going to predict that Everton will get the win and all three points at home. We are getting a good enough price to make this wager and as a result that is the bet which I am going to suggest. In addition to that, I also like the both teams not to score since I don’t think West Brom have enough talent to score away from home against Everton.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:54 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110899
<![CDATA[Burnley vs Manchester United 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/burnley-vs-manchester-united-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Burnley were beaten last weekend away from home against Crystal Palace and now this seasons over achievers will be tested again as they take on Manchester United at from home. The Red Devils will look to win while Burnley will hope to cause a big upset so we should be able to witness a great game of football.

Burnley will want to play a defensive style of football against Manchester United and that is a system that has worked for this side in the past. Manchester United will be a big test but I expect the home side to have a very organized plan…

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Burnley were beaten last weekend away from home against Crystal Palace and now this seasons over achievers will be tested again as they take on Manchester United at from home. The Red Devils will look to win while Burnley will hope to cause a big upset so we should be able to witness a great game of football.

Burnley will want to play a defensive style of football against Manchester United and that is a system that has worked for this side in the past. Manchester United will be a big test but I expect the home side to have a very organized plan and hope that with the help of the fans they will hope that at least a point can be salvaged.

On the other side of the pitch, Manchester United will be desperate to ensure that they don’t lose any points in this fixture. The Red Devils are the much better side and they will know that they have to keep winning if they wish to maintain second place on the English Premier League table. Martial and Lingard are playing very well for the Red Devils and Jose Mourinho will hope that they can get the side a win in this game.

I am going to predict that Manchester United will win this game. The Red Devils are the better side and I think they will be good enough to win away from home. Unfortunately we are not getting the best price for this bet and as a result I am going to suggest that we avoid this wager. The best bet is the under 2.5 goals which I think will come through since Burnley have a very hard defense to break down.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:48:35 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110896
<![CDATA[Stoke vs Huddersfield 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/stoke-vs-huddersfield-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Stoke City are a side that has not been playing well and it is time that they started winning games if they wish to avoid relegation and keep their place in the Premier League next season. This weekend they will be at home as they take on Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield Town has impressed most pundits and viewers this season as they managed to play some effective football. Aaron Mooy has been incredible and the Australian has controlled the side well to earn them points. This weekend the Terriers will hope that they can win since they are up against…

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Stoke City are a side that has not been playing well and it is time that they started winning games if they wish to avoid relegation and keep their place in the Premier League next season. This weekend they will be at home as they take on Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield Town has impressed most pundits and viewers this season as they managed to play some effective football. Aaron Mooy has been incredible and the Australian has controlled the side well to earn them points. This weekend the Terriers will hope that they can win since they are up against a team that is playing worse football that they are. Playing away from home will be an issue for this side but it will be interesting to see how well the Terriers travel.

Stoke City will be desperate to get all three points from this game. This side need wins and if they don’t win games at home they will be in serious trouble. Going forward there is plenty of talent but it seems like the side has not clicked well together and that is the issue that is causing the Potters the most trouble. Huddersfield will be a test but I think they will be good enough to get the win at home. This is a big game for Stoke City and I think they will get the win.
In regards to betting on this game, the over 2.5 goals is the best bet. Stoke score many goals and that trend might continue meaning we should get at least three goals. Other than that, betting on Stoke to win outright is also a bet which is playable. We are getting a good enough price and it occurs enough times to make it feasible.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:39:02 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110893
<![CDATA[West Ham vs Bournemouth 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/west-ham-vs-bournemouth-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments West Ham United will at home at the London Stadium as they take on a visiting Bournemouth side. The Hammers are playing well and it seems like the fans are getting behind the side for the first time in ages and that should result in it being very difficult for any team visiting East London.

Since David Moyes took over it has looked like and entirely different West Ham side. The big players seem motivated, the defense is organized and midfield is working hard. This combination has resulted in good things for the West Ham United fans and board who…

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West Ham United will at home at the London Stadium as they take on a visiting Bournemouth side. The Hammers are playing well and it seems like the fans are getting behind the side for the first time in ages and that should result in it being very difficult for any team visiting East London.

Since David Moyes took over it has looked like and entirely different West Ham side. The big players seem motivated, the defense is organized and midfield is working hard. This combination has resulted in good things for the West Ham United fans and board who were under massive amounts of pressure earlier in the season. This game against Bournemouth is a game which the Hammers will be expected to get a win from.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, are a team that is struggling. This side looks like they might be getting relegated and the biggest issue is the fact that they are failing to score goals. Defoe and King were added to this team but even with two top quality strikers it looks like goals are a problem. Furthermore, performances away from home have not been great and due to these reasons I see a Bournemouth loss in this game.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price to bet on West Ham United to win this game outright. The Hammers are the better side and they are also going to be at home so it makes sense to place this wager. In addition to that, I also like both teams not to score since I don’t think Bournemouth have what it takes to score away from home, especially at London Stadium.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:28:23 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110890
<![CDATA[Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town 01/20/2018 Premier League Preview, Odds and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/stoke-city-vs-huddersfield-town-01/20/2018-premier-league-preview-odds-and-predictions#comments  With Stoke City appointing Paul Lambert as their new manager he will look to get the Potters back on track and up the table. Lambert's first game in charge is a tricky home game against a Huddersfield side who started the season brightly but have struggled of late. Stoke come into this game in terrible form. Stoke are 1-0-4 in their last five in all competitions. Their Monday night loss to Manchester United was comprehensive.  Lambert must get belief back in the team that they can climb back up the table as at the moment they are playing like a team who know they cant beat the opposition. Crouch,…

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 With Stoke City appointing Paul Lambert as their new manager he will look to get the Potters back on track and up the table. Lambert's first game in charge is a tricky home game against a Huddersfield side who started the season brightly but have struggled of late. Stoke come into this game in terrible form. Stoke are 1-0-4 in their last five in all competitions. Their Monday night loss to Manchester United was comprehensive.  Lambert must get belief back in the team that they can climb back up the table as at the moment they are playing like a team who know they cant beat the opposition. Crouch, Diouf, Shaqiri and Choupu Mothing must provide the goals and creativity up front but if Stoke are going to turn things around I think it's important that their midfield battle hard. Darren Fletcher, Stephen Ireland, Joe allen and Charlie Adam need to dictate things in the middle provide more cover for the back four and support up top. If Stoke are to turn things around it will come from this midfield quartet I believe.

Huddersfield had a fine start to the season, their first in the Premier League. But the wheels have slightly come off in recent weeks and Huddersfield are 0-3-2 in their last five in all competitions. David Wagners side have struggled to score goals and this is where the bulk of their problems lie. Huddersfield have managed just ninteen in twenty two games. Mounie and Depoitre are joint top scorers with just four goals a piece. Huddersfield need more goals and creativity from their midfield, strikers and their wingers. Tom Ince has managed just one goal this season. Ince managed 14 goals last term with Derby and Huddersfield need more goals from the winger.

Tough game to call here. I think that Huddersfield though can get a point here and with both teams struggling to score goals I see this one finishing level.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:24:34 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110887
<![CDATA[Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/arsenal-vs-crystal-palace-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Arsenal have been busy in the transfer window but it seems that the results have not been great since both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil look like they will be leaving North London. This weekend the focus will be off the transfer market and onto the pitch as Crystal Palace visit the Emirates Stadium.

Crystal Palace are playing some really good football and they seem to have gotten themselves out of the relegation battle area and midtable. The Eagles are filled with talent but injuries are piling up and that is an issue for Roy Hodgson. Having said…

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Arsenal have been busy in the transfer window but it seems that the results have not been great since both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil look like they will be leaving North London. This weekend the focus will be off the transfer market and onto the pitch as Crystal Palace visit the Emirates Stadium.

Crystal Palace are playing some really good football and they seem to have gotten themselves out of the relegation battle area and midtable. The Eagles are filled with talent but injuries are piling up and that is an issue for Roy Hodgson. Having said that, Zaha is playing some great football and there is still enough fit players to play a good first 11 so Palace should be able to do well.

Arsenal, on the other side of the coin, look like a team in a civil war. The top players want to leave, the manager will not leave and the fans are simply angry at everything. A win over Crystal Palace will calm many angry Arsenal fans but it will not be easy since they are up against a quality side. With Sanchez and Ozil not playing Arsenal should still be good enough to win but I don’t trust the Gunners enough to place any wagers on the result.

As far as betting is concerned, the best bet is the over 2.5 goals. Crystal Palace are filled with quality goal scorers and when that is added to an Arsenal attacking force we should see many goals. We are getting a good price on this bet so that is what I am suggesting for this fixture.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:17:51 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110884
<![CDATA[Brighton vs Chelsea 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/brighton-vs-chelsea-20-january-2018-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Brighton will be at home this weekend as Chelsea head to the south of England for this clash in the English Premier League. Antonio Conte will be desperate to ensure that the Blues don’t drop any more points at this stage of the season and as a result we should see a good performance from the visiting side.

At home, Brighton has been a hard team to beat. This side knows that they are in a relegation battle this season and getting home points is essential in ensuring that the side is safe when this season comes to an end. Playing Chelsea will not…

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Brighton will be at home this weekend as Chelsea head to the south of England for this clash in the English Premier League. Antonio Conte will be desperate to ensure that the Blues don’t drop any more points at this stage of the season and as a result we should see a good performance from the visiting side.

At home, Brighton has been a hard team to beat. This side knows that they are in a relegation battle this season and getting home points is essential in ensuring that the side is safe when this season comes to an end. Playing Chelsea will not be an easy task for the home side as they are no match for the quality and class of Chelsea and will rely heavily on their fans to give them a boost.

Chelsea know that they can’t afford to not leave Brighton without all three points. This is a side that needs to ensure top 4 is safe and before that is done, wins are needed. There is more than enough talent in this outfit to ensure a win so if they perform to their ability they should win. I think Chelsea will do enough to win although it might not be easy since Brighton fight hard at home.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a poor price on betting on Chelsea and as a result it is an option we should not take. The best bet in the under 2.5 goals since I think this will be a tight game due to Brighton parking the bus. In addition to that, I also like the bet for both teams not to score since I don’t think Brighton have what it takes to score against Chelsea.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:06:10 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110881
<![CDATA[Leicester vs Watford 01/20/2017 Premier League Odds, Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2018/01/20/leicester-vs-watford-01/20/2017-premier-league-odds-preview-and-predictions#comments Can Leicester City continue their four game unbeaten stretch when they face Watford at the King Power Stadium on Saturday the 20th January?

Leicester City have a number of players who are attracting interest from other big clubs. There was reported interest from Liverpool and Arsenal in Rihad Mahrez, the brilliant winger has been back to his best of late and it's understandable that Arsenal are looking for him as a possible replacement for Ozil.With Mahrez and Vardy up front this Leicester City side have speed and finishing power up top. Leicester played really well last weekend against…

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Can Leicester City continue their four game unbeaten stretch when they face Watford at the King Power Stadium on Saturday the 20th January?

Leicester City have a number of players who are attracting interest from other big clubs. There was reported interest from Liverpool and Arsenal in Rihad Mahrez, the brilliant winger has been back to his best of late and it's understandable that Arsenal are looking for him as a possible replacement for Ozil.With Mahrez and Vardy up front this Leicester City side have speed and finishing power up top. Leicester played really well last weekend against Chelsea on the road. The Foxes defended very well and were unlucky not to come away from Stamford Bridge after creating a number of really good chances in the first half. Leicester will be looking to try to move up to seventh with a win here. 

Leicester are 2-2-1 in their last five overall Leicester are 2-2-1 in their last five home games.

Watford were on a slippery slope back in December , Watford lost four straight in December before beating Leicester City 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Watford since that win over Leicester have managed two draws, one loss and one win. Watford are 2-2-1 in their last five overall. Watford are  1-0-4 in their last five away games including losing their last four away games in succession and six of their last seven away games in all competitions. Marco Silva was attracting attention from the top teams early in the season as Watford had an impressive start to the campaign. While things have dropped off a little Silva is still doing a great job at Watford with limited resources and one must wonder how long they will be able to keep him. Watford will look to Deeney, Richarlison and Gray to take the game to Leicester but I feel lack a lack of pace up front and at the back could hurt Watford in this one.

On paper for me Leicester just look the better side here. I think Leicester match up well to Watford in terms of personnell and I think being at home Leicester will be worth a play here.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:03:55 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=110821